I have spent the past few months working on a very search centric CMS that I could offer clients, and use myself. So the idea of upgrading my WordPress is something I didn’t want to deal with. I admit that WordPress 2.5 looked to be a great step up, especially since I was 3 versions behind with my personal blog. But I have a custom theme and some custom plugins that I didn’t want to break, and WordPress is not exactly well coded when it comes to upgrades. But as fate would have it, the upgrade became more a necessity than a luxury. Continue reading
I have been going through some sort ofÂ early (hopefully) mid-life crisis.Â I have felt restless with my work, started becoming way more politically active, started concerning myself with the world and had bouts of unintentional self reflection.Â I have been questioning many things about the way I live my life; how I became the person I am, and how much I like the person I have become.Â Itâ€™s been a real mess inside my head the past few months. Continue reading
We had a nice, low key Christmas this year.Â Itâ€™s the first Christmas in the new house.Â We did a small amount of decorating, nothing very elaborate.Â Michael got a good amount of presents.Â Last year he got the PS3 and Wii, so this year I was at a loss for what to get him.
We ended up getting him Guitar Hero 3, which he doesnâ€™t really want.Â We also got him Assassins Creed for the PS3, the Wii gun with Linkâ€™s Crossbow game, some Yu-Gi-Oh and Chaotic cards, some comic books, and of course the usual boring clothing gifts.Â I also got him all the Smallville seasons on DVD, so I have condemned myself to weeks of nightly Smallville marathons.Â Continue reading
As part of Blog Action Day I decided to list the things I have been doing lately to be more environmentally friendly. Hopefully this will inspire others to make some changes in their lives.
After moving to Oregon I decided to try live healthier. Part of that was weight loss, and another part was reducing my footprint on the planet. Here are some changes I have made and why theyâ€™re important. Continue reading
In speaking with a friend today, the topic of the famous Sunscreen speech came up. One of my favorite lines of the speech is to live in New York, but leave before you become too hard, and live in Northern California, but leave before you become too soft. I think about that a lot being in Oregon. Continue reading
I make sure to Google my name weekly to see if anything new and interesting pops up, and today I noticed something interesting… actually disturbing. The search results for my name contain some paid placement links that are offering up remedies for Erectile Dysfunction, or ED. Continue reading
Michael chose to go to Disneyland for his birthday again this year. We went last year and had fun, so we decided to do it again. We stayed at the Grand Californian Hotel again. It’s much nicer having direct access to the park from the hotel. It makes going back to the room when you’re completely wet much easier. Continue reading