October, 2006

  1. Back, and Tired

    I’m back from my weekend golf trip, and it was great. It was my first trip to Myrtle Beach, which is basically a huge golf playground. Our group had 12 guys (3 foursomes), two of which were guys from the east coast (Virginia and Maryland primarily) along with our Colorado contingent. Great guys, lots of…

  2. FastMail Down, Again

    FastMail, my e-mail provider (which I am no longer recommending), has had my account down for most of the day Friday and it looks like the downtime will continue through the weekend. This downtime is more problematic to me than their last partial outage, since this one affects my main account. I was hopeful that…

  3. Vacation

    I’ll be on vacation tomorrow through Monday for a long golf weekend with some buddies. We’re playing 2 rounds a day, which is a pretty full schedule. Should be a nice way to close out the golf season. I’ll be connected via my BlackBerry and Pulse1, so I should be able to get online once…

  4. MacBook Core 2 Duo

    Adam IM’ed me this morning to let me know that the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros were available. He asked me: Time to upgrade? When I decided to get the MacBook instead of the MacBook Pro back in May, I figured I’d upgrade to a MacBook Pro eventually. However, when Adam asked me this I…

  5. Performancing Ad Pricing Wonkiness

    A few days ago my Performancing Ad price was set (by their algorithm) at $257. This morning I got 2 e-mails updating my site’s ad price. At 4:45 AM MDT an e-mail notified me that the price dropped to $107. At 4:55 AM MDT another e-mail notified me that the price dropped again to $54.…

  6. New Site Launch Delayed

    Finally, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for my new site. The content has all been converted, and I spent a few hours today merging the databases to test that everything works as it should. I’ve already done the IE testing, and things seem to work properly so far. I…

  7. IE 7 Support

    With IE 7 out, I’ll be taking a little time (another week or so) to make sure the new versions of Tasks Pro™ and Tasks don’t have any issues there before the upcoming releases. A slight delay, but probably a worthwhile one. I haven’t seen any isues yet in my light testing, but that doesn’t…

  8. Around the web

    Unethical!!!!!!! – hahahahaha! Magpie 2.0-alpha-alpha-alpha Needed: Web Developer – you want to work for Ethan. How to (and how not to) sell technology – ha! Firefox 2.0 About to Ship – Here’s What’s Happening The Serendipity Of StumbleUpon – an interview with Garrett Camp, Chief Architect Hacknot – Developers are from Mars, Programmers are from…

  9. Tim McCarver… Ugh!

    I’ve said it before and I’m sorry to have to say it again now – Tim McCarver ruins baseball games. Between his idiotic babbling and Fox missing half the game to show random close-ups of people’s faces, it’s really hard to enjoy the postseason so far. And that’s a shame. The comments are open, throw…

  10. Performancing Ads Price

    Performancing notified me that they’ve determined an ad price for my site: $257. That’s pretty good. If they can get that rate, I’ll probably leave the ads up – big graphics or no (well, unless they are really tacky). I’ve set it to sell 3 ads to start – we’ll see how it goes. You…

  11. The Goal of a Bounty

    Some folks have come along, having heard that the bounty has been claimed, and been purturbed to discover that the solution that claimed the bounty will be commercial. I think it’s worth taking a quick look at this. Not all Bounties are Created Equal The most famous bounty I know of was the ~$14k bounty…

  12. Performancing Ads

    I signed up for the new Performancing ads to test them out. You’ll see them in the sidebar under the Google ads (which you may or may not have greasemonkey’ed out). I’m not sure I like having graphical ads (these seem big), and I don’t yet have a “price” from them so the ads may…

  13. Procrastinating

    I’ve been working on v2 of this site for a lot longer than I expected (the original plan was a week, ha!). Part of the reason is that I keep putting off the boring content conversion in favor of fun plugin development. I need to buckle down and finish converting the content, or I’ll never…

  14. BlackBerry Modem FAQ

    There have been a lot of questions about the BlackBerry modem solution that claimed my bounty. I’ll try to answer them below. Please note, this information is current as of writing and may change before a public release of the solution, etc. When will this be released? As with all software, date estimates can get…

  15. First Snow

    I played golf in short sleeves on Sunday – a beautiful fall afternoon. Today, we get our first snow of the season. I’ve talked about the weather more since moving to Denver than I ever did before. Here are a few photos… the dog is completely unfazed by the white stuff.