Friday, December 23, 2005

Funny song paradies

Some of these are funny, some I've avoided. Bob Rivers Show

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Life and Programming Tidbits

I'm going to let you guys in on some updates on our life and some programming tips.

Last week my in-law's dog had to be put to sleep. Tuesday, this week, my wife's grandmother's dog had to be put to sleep. Being that we're a tight knit family, this has been hard.
Last night, Wednesday, we found out my father in-law's brain tumor is still growing, and there is a second one up there. They may try to operate if it has not spread to other parts of the body.
On the bright side, we will be moving from a 2 bedroom basement apartment to a 2 story half a house. A witness couple owns the building, and live in the other side. It will be more room for less money. And, we will be within minutes of where Steph works and the Kingdom Hall.

I'm working on a web page and windows service team. The web page takes information from a photographer about images they will post on our FTP server. The windows service will sit on the server, and watch for this information to be posted to the database server. It will then take the images, and resize them twice. One copy for thumbnails, and one for previewing. It will then activate the images on the website, and the photographer can group and adjust the images as much as he wants.

For info on windows services click here. It's very educational, and I'll be putting it on my Tech Links page.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New ways to measure

Sometimes your at a loss for the exact way to say something. Now you have help. A list of alternative measurements. It only takes several microfortnights to read.

Text message your way to smarts!

Ok, your out on the road, or in a meeting, and you need info quick. Can't go to a computer to google, but you can on your phone. With no fancy software, just simple text messaging you can SMS google! Type your search and send to 46645. Check it out

And if you've already seen this, too bad!

Dangerous work

What we do when we go door to door is dangerous:
Read here

Once, my wife was threatened by an older lady with a hammer. My wife saw the hammer and asked, 'Doing some work?' The lady replied, 'I'll do more than that if you don't leave my property.'

Oh well.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

New books read and upcoming work

I'm working on another tutorial for improving the use of Datasets. I will post it in upcoming days.

I also updated my Clive Cussler list. 2 more books read, Nite Probe, which involved trains, and Dragon. A while, maybe months, back, I watched Sahara. I'm gonna start reading that one soon.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

GPS for sale

Take a look at this auction my brother has! Magellan 300 GPS! Great shape. Take a look.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Cost of a hobby

It appears that recently, many of my family and friends have begun to make babies.
(My cousin, my friend Donny, and my friend Jackson)

While I in no way plan to argue the cute and cudlability of a new life, I think that for now my wife and I will stick to less expensive hobbies.

Let's face it, a hobby where you are locked into a project for 20 years, with a major expense, is a big undertaking. Compare that to something like, let's say, knitting. Yes it can be all consuming, but at your choosing, not at 3AM. And even a hobby as involved as, let's say, model trains doesn't have to be as expensive.

And if you get bored and put the hobby down for a period of months or years, you won't have the emotional and financial repercussions of psychiatric deficiencies.

Ok, honestly? My wife and I love kids, and all kidding (no pun intended) aside, our hats are off to all you loving parents who have begun one of the greatest experiences Jehovah god has given us. We're sure you'll all make wonderful parents. (Just let us hold them from time to time.)