August, 2013

  1. Implementing a new iCal parser and writing my own event logic to *try* to get some sanity around date/time handling. Not recommended.

  2. GameTonight? 2.0

    Spurred on by the discovery that all of the data sources I’d been using had disappeared, I spent yesterday frantically getting GameTonight? working again; and did so by finishing the 2.0 re-design. If there is a game tonight, then the background changes to an interior shot of the appropriate stadium/arena. When there isn’t a game,…

  3. Not Readable by This Computer

    Last week I bought a CD of this Eric Clapton album because the CD was 45% cheaper than buying the MP3s. “I have a drive I can attach to my laptop; I’ll just create the MP3s myself”, I thought. Hah! I guess the joke is on me, unless someone knows a trick for making a…

  4. This started out as a day with one big thing I needed to work on. 3 things later and I haven’t yet touched the original thing.

  5. GameTonight Non-Functional

    It looks like Yahoo! killed their pro sports team iCalendar feeds, which GameTonight relied on for its data. I’ve found alternative data sources, but it will take a little time to get them all converted and the times aren’t getting parsed right from all of them (game times are off by a few hours in…

  6. Don’t let any years go by that you don’t remember.

    Jim King (my dad, on his 70 birthday)

  7. To: Family & Friends

    Date: August 27, 2013

    Subject: Treatment 12 of 12

    Hi Everyone– I’m quite glad that today is the start of my last scheduled treatment – hopefully the last one for a while. I will have another PET scan on the 16th, and we’ll be meeting with the doctor the following week to review the results (likely the 24th). Hopefully we get another clean scan…

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