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Starved Rock

The 'ole lady and I took a trip to Starved Rock this weekend, spending a couple nights in a cabin, hiking some trails, climbing some rocks, enjoying some scenery, and generally having a great time in each other's company. The whole place was so beautiful...

Media Portal vs. GB-PVR

Well, I've had some issues with my GB-PVR box. I broke my video capture card, and after waiting a few weeks for a good deal on a replacement, I finally got one in. GB-PVR booted up just fine, but all my channels were static-y. I updated the drivers, but...

Lucy Madeline

Hey kids! First things first, the big announcement: my sister delivered her 3rd child and 1st daughter yesterday. Welcome to the world, Lucy Madeline. She was born perfectly healthy at 7 lbs., 10 oz., born on 7/10. Unfortunately I was at home sleeping at...

big step forward, small step back

So, the archiving of old entries works again, leaving the only thing left to work out for tim.cx is category sorting, comment implementation into moblog/picture gallery, and RSS. Then, done. Oh, little tweaks to make it look better. THEN it's done. Since...

spammers, defeated!

Well, it looks like the deadly combo 1-2 punch of AJAXified comments and link filtering destroyed the spammers. Now I just need to better implement the user registration system, add RSS, and a bit of "look and feel" tweaking to call this project complete....

Forget those changes I talked about.

Okay, there will still be changes, just of a completely different nature. I've learned my lesson about posting really personal (especially career-related) stuff in a public forum, so I'm going to avoid all that. But the curious out there are more than...

faith in humanity

Every once in a while, I get the feeling that the world can't really get any worse. People who are supposed to be close to you crap all over the relationship, people lie, steal, cheat, manipulate, kill, hurt, and destroy. People will stab each other in the...

comments, back online

Okay, yeah, comments are back with a vengeance, arriving with the power of AJAX, which means less page refreshes. Coming up, even FEWER page refreshes! Sweet! It's so exciting, I know. So leave me comments to make sure this whole deal works. It...

did you miss me?

Yeah yeah, I know, I've been neglecting my blog here. 1,000 apologies for that. I've been working on many other projects and haven't had the time or motivation to worry about this project or the comment spam I used to have to deal with. Comments are still...

Spam deterent testing!

Well, the spam bots have been completely killing my ambition when it comes to posting blog entries and such. I hate spam on a huge, huge level now, where it used to just be a minor irritation. Obviously filtering by keywords is relatively effective, but...

recent events. crap. stuff and whatnot.

Well, recent events in my life have really forced me to examine my priorities in life and decide what the hell it is I'm doing with myself. For the most part, I'm a pretty content guy, but to be 100% honest my life isn't quite working out the way I thought...

Okay yeah it's

Okay, yeah, it's been a while since my last update. Since then, I've ripped out a garage door, tore up some concrete, poured some more concrete, built a wall, and installed a window. All for my newly renovated garage, which I'll hopefully complete this...

another redesign

Yeah, I changed designs. Again. I know there's bigger and better things I need to be working on, including 2 web-based business ideas and fixing up my house and spending time with the girlfriend and juggling in a little beer drinking and TV watching in...

big thanks

A big thank you and word up goes out to one of my favorite websites, [The Unofficial Apple Weblog][1] who posted a link to my review and unpacking photos, which really ramped up my traffic for the month to about 6 times the visitors this humble site is...

My Mini

Well, I got it. I was one of the first to order it, nearly immediately after it was released. I got it in my grubbly little hands today. I'm still at work at the moment, but when I get home I'll plug this bad boy in and run it through its paces, including...

Mac mini mini review

I'll preface my little mini-review with a bit of background on me and my intentions of my intel Mac mini. I'm a full-time web designer at an insurance company, and I do my work on a PowerMac G5 (dual 2 gHz processors with 1 gig of RAM). At home, however,...

Mac Guy now.

Since diving head-first into my G5 PowerMac at work nearly 2 years ago, I fell in love with OSX and the style of Macs. Unfortunately, they were too expensive to justify the cost. The other problem with Macs is that, once you're interested in them, you're...

GBPVR Future Plans

Ah, no project is ever truly complete, is it? In the future, I'd like to do the following to the GBPVR: 1. Upgrade to wireless G. It uses B right now, which is okay for most things, but streaming video over a network takes a lot out of it. G would give me...

Finishing up the GBPVR

Okay, okay, so it's been a few months of either not using my GBPVR system, or resorting to using it in an ugly old half-skeleton case. It was time to fancy it up a little bit. I bought this box from Target to house the components. It was around $30, and...

Macintosh Mockery

Apple, why do you do this to me? You tempt me with your products, and I succumb to your marketing tricks faster than a fat man who sat down too fast (to quote the great Eminem). First, the Intel MacBook Pro. God only knows how I managed to keep my credit...