David's Blog - 2007


December 24th

I lost my 64 MB Micro SD card (with SD adapter) somewhere in San Francisco. I don't think there was anything on it, but if you found it (and the text file leading you here), please contact me. I'll be happy to mail you a self addressed stamped envelope, or I could just send you my address. Thanks, it would be appreciated.

Update (1/17/2008): I was hoping that an honest person would find it, but I'm starting to accept the fact that I'll probably never see it again. I know I would have made an effort to return it, but I guess the world isn't full of people like me. Fortunately, none of my trip pictures were on it. I don't have an album up yet because I'm still waiting on others to send me pictures, but expect some progress in the next few weeks.

I had forgotten how enjoyable walking is, especially when it's accompanied by four paws, a tail, and a leash. That's fun, but I wanted to go further. Unfortunately, my dog has a tendency to walk in front of my bike in such a way that it's not very safe for either of us, so I just got some inline skates. I think they're going to be a lot of fun for us both, especially once my balance improves. Apparently they're also good for ski training.

November 22nd

This is an audio clip I came across the other day. This kid is wiser than many of my university professors. He's even wiser because, "sometimes I don't think I'm wise. Trust me, I've done a lot of stupid stuff, but I've learned from it." The host laughs because we've all been there. Listen to the attachment because we should all follow this kid's advice.

November 15th

UPDATE (2/5/2008): Of course US Airways would delay my flight so that I couldn't be with friends, but at least only their luggage got soaked that way. They also kept me waiting an entire hour for my luggage when I returned. Gotta love US Airways. Anyway here's my original post:

I am on US Airways flight 1009 on December 15'th, from Charlotte, NC to Las Vegas, NV. It's my second flight in route from Orlando. My good friends are leaving from Tampa, but they're also on flight 1009, seats 19A and 19C. The point is I just changed mine to 19B, but they don't even know I'm on that flight yet. That gives me all sorts of fun ideas if you know what I mean.

November 12th

I finished modifying the slash theme for this website. The default is blue, but registered users can change it:

Here are some close-ups of my new logos:

Keep reading to see the procedure I used to make them. It's scary.

November 9th

My former hosts at edatarack.com finally decided to return email that I sent on October 16'th. I had asked them to upgrade my hosting to something current, eg not on an obsolete server with 10% of the space for 100% of the price. Apparently, email from their own customers coming from domains they host containing keywords of their own sales terms still gets flagged as spam. Brilliant.

We apologize for the delayed in getting back to you. It was because your email has been tagged as spam and was deleted, but was recovered when we did final deletion of trash emails. Again, we're very sorry.

Well, it's a few weeks late. I'm with hostmonster.com now, and I like them better. Thanks for still charging me for another year of hosting though - if you were really sorry, you'd honor your "industry leading ROCK SOLID ANYTIME money back guarantee", but I have a feeling those emails won't get through either.

Edit: They actually tried billing me for the next year after this also. A few emails cleared that up though.

November 6th

A bug in Drupal is preventing me from displaying registration categories that contain forward slash characters. I submitted a bug report:

I'm using a backslash for "Family\Friend info" because of this.

November 5th

This is what Drupal looks like. I'm not sure if I like it, but I suppose it is better than what had been here. The Gallery2 integration is pretty sweet.

Unfortunately, unregistered users cannot enter a custom name and website, but Drupal 6 should support this. Unfortunately, that's still in beta, and none of the modules I'm using support Drupal 6 yet.

October 13th

I just really went out on a limb for something. It might have been the wrong decision, but I just know what I'd want others to do, and at least I can rest a little easier now. You know how sometimes you just *know* you have to do something? Like you don't have a choice? Like a higher force puts in on your mind so that there is nowhere you can hide from it until you take action?

October 12th

THINKING. It's not something I do enough of, and it's something I'm doing a lot of right now. It's not often that I get shaken up with all my core values and fears dumped upside down by something, but I'm re-thinking a lot of things and one of them is that I need to be more honest with people if I want to maintain any kind of useful relationships, and that isn't easy for me.