If Things Look Funny…

Over the next week I’ll be making a lot more tweaks to the design of the site. If you notice anything that looks funny or out of place, leave a comment so I can check it out. Currently I’m using Firefox and IE 6 for testing, so if you are using another browser let me know how the site looks.

Update: Header images for the GanGreen the BluePrint styles are up!

May Contain Peanuts

PeanutsHave you ever looked at the wrapper of a Snickers bar or another candybar? They usually say “May contain peanuts” for whatever reason. Well, it looks like the airlines have taken it a step further with the little bags of peanuts that they give out on flights. Look at the last line of text in the image: “Produced in a facility that processes peanuts and other nuts.” Seriously…where would you expect a bag of peanuts to be produced? In a toilet paper factory?

Halo: The Flood

The Flood (Halo)Great book if you liked the XBOX game Halo, but then again, who doesn’t like that game? As I was reading the book I could recall the exact places in the game that they were mentioning. It makes me want to beat the game again (for like the 5th time).

What I really liked about the book was that I learned about all of the action that happened away from Master Chief on the planet Halo. There was a lot of fighting between the humans and the Covenant that is never mentioned or shown while playing through the game. On the other hand, there are a lot of things that Master Chief does in the game that are skipped in the book, so it is a nice combination between the two.

I do have a complaint though. Halo: Fall of Reach was the first book in the series and was a great book. This book was released second so I read it next, which was great. I picked up what is supposed to be the third book (Halo: First Strike), which was released after The Flood, but the action takes place in between the two books. I’m confused and didn’t like the idea so I decided not to read it right now. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll pick it back up and then might be able to understand why it was done this way.

For now, I give this book an A-.

Have A Safe Flight

My buddy Case just said, “have a safe flight” on IM. I know we are just being polite and thoughtful when we say it, kind of like, “drive safe.” But…on an airplane do we really have any control over how safely we arrive at our destination? Just a thought…

The Photos Are Missing

They weren’t kidnapped, I just got fed up with using Gallery to manage my photos, so I ditched it. I’ve found something that looks pretty sweet and should be a nice replacement. Markku is developing a PHP-based application for publishing photos and I like the looks of it. He is either caling it iPAP or SPAM, I’ve seen it called both in different places. Personally I like iPAP better…SPAM is used for too many other bad things, such as that nasty canned “meat” and the flood of messages in my INBOX. Now if only I could get my hands on a test version of his software. 💡

Look for the photos to be back up and running when I get back from my trip.

Off To Sacramento

Later today I’ll be taking off for Detroit and then flying out to Sacramento, CA. I haven’t done laundry or packed a thing, so I’ve got a few things on my “To Do List” for this morning! For the next week, the site will be a little “dead”, but I do have dial-up access in the hotel so I’ll check things at least once a day.

A few things I need to do on the site when I get back:

  1. Create header images for the BluePrint and GanGreen styles.
  2. Create a new favicon.
  3. Work on a few more WP Plugins.
  4. Clean up some code.
  5. Get a new photo gallery up and running.

Now you have something to look forward to…right?

2004 WSOP

The first day of the No-Limit Hold’em World Championship has just started play at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino. For a buyin of $10,000 you could have been sitting there with AA on the first hand. The tournament should last until Thursday or Friday when the champion will receive well over $2 million! Will there be another story like Chris Moneymaker. Will Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Annie Duke, Doyle Brunson, or another pro go home with the coveted gold bracelet? It will be the largest field ever to play in the WSOP, which should make things very interesting.

Check CardPlayer.com for updates.

It's Out!

The final release of WordPress 1.2 is available now. Get it while it’s hot! I’ve already upgraded my site. There are just a ton of new features and since they’ve been discussed elsewhere, I won’t waste my time trying to do it here.