December 28, 2003 07:23 +0000  |  Geek Stuff Personal Life 1

it's late saturday night here and i'm just piecing together the bits of my father's computer as i download the bulk of his backups i uploaded to my server yesterday. windows98 sucks dude. and getting it to work with scsi stuff is just plain bad. it seems that every time i nuke n' pave this box, i forget how i got it to work the last time... if anyone has scsi tips for this stupid os please let me know eh?

anyway, the trip up here with the parents has been really wonderful. kelowna is beautiful, though don't let the locals fool you, it's not a real city. everyone here still has that small town mentality, people know their neighbours and the weather isn't nearly as hostile as ottawa's.

meeting with the family has been great. it seems that i'd forgotten the special relationship i have with my cousins, namely ashley to whom i've long been very close. it's always nice to see them all around christmas and catch up on the details of their lives that i've been missing on the other side of the country. i hope one day that they'll find the time (and i suppose, the money) to make their way out to my place in toronto to visit.

lastly, i've found and fixt another bug in my blogger. this one being an issue with the calendar module that displayed links to blog entries outside of a user's privilege. once the thing's considered done i'll have to write up a changelog for this stuf.....

December 19, 2003 20:15 +0000  |  Geek Stuff Personal Life 0

i had originally planned to be in with angela right now, having hopped a bus last night, but i just didn't have the time & energy to be ready to leave last night. so instead i elected to take today off and kill some time just relaxing on my own -- something i haven't been able to do really since i moved in.

but much of my day's been spent fixing a bug and adding a feature to this blogger here. jeanie, thanks for the mentioning of there not being any line breaks in the comments. it's fixt now, and i've edited your post to compensate (hope you don't mind). i also built a new module into the blogger that lets me edit/delete posts in the comments arena. this isn't a democracy after all ;-)

i'm off to pack and get my stuff together. i'll be with angela in a little over 24hours ;-)

December 18, 2003 05:18 +0000  |  Geek Stuff Personal Life 2

it's 12:06et as i begin writing this, my first entry in my shiny new blogger. and as late as it is, i'm not going to write much -- i still have work in the morning... for the time being. the theme engine is done, complete with a new style setup for winter so i don't have to worry about that for a good long time. i think most of the bugs are worked out and all that's left is some good old fashioned "putting it live and watching it break". i just hope there isn't too much breakage, as i just don't have the patience required to fix it.

i'm going to see the girlfriend this weekend. and to say that i'm excited would really not be doing it justice. long distance relationships are hard... but i think that maybe this time, it just might be worth it....

alright, to bed now. enjoy the blogging ;-)