Busy Weekend

Published January 27, 2003

Well it’s been a busy weekend.

There was a massive attack on the internet today affecting MS-SQL servers. It took out Bank of America, as well as tens of thousands of SQL servers nationwide. It also took out our servers at work, so I spent a good part of today working on making sure our stuff is back up and running by tomorrow morning. I’ll have to go in early to make sure everything is ok.

Mixed Bag

Published January 22, 2003

Today was a mixed bag. My mom has decided on a plan of attack to treat her lymphoma. We’re looking at 8 to 10 years life expectancy, but it varies. Mom is going to try a new method involving antibodies, which has about a 50 percent success rate. It will allow her to maintain a decent quality of life and hopefully improve the situation. We’re all hoping.

Adobe Spying?

Published January 21, 2003

Adobe decided it would be “cool” to connect their programs to the internet when I’m using them. So I did some digging… and here’s how to stop that from happening.


Published January 17, 2003

Today, we got a cat. I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of a three-month-old kitten with claws running around my house, but as soon as I came home and saw the kitten playing with my daughter, that was it. And it was all over when the kitten curled up into a ball on my shoulder and fell asleep when I was watching TV. What can I do?

Interesting Day at Work

Published January 16, 2003

Well it’s Wednesday and there were a lot of interesting things that happened at work today. We’re dropping out of some projects that I enjoy working on, but it will free us up to pursue other areas, such as application development. It should be fun. Right now though, I am concerned with getting more students going on web scripts and applications as well as web design. We need more people with experience, and we just don’t have it. It’s going to be an uphill climb too, with a hiring freeze and budget cuts.

Full Plate

Published January 13, 2003

Another work week begins, and I have a lot on my plate. I have a lot of projects I have to sort through and decide which ones are most important. The ones that don’t make the cut will most likely get dropped. There’s just too much to do and not enough time to do it.

Interesting week

Published January 9, 2003

What an interesting week. I haven’t been writing much because I’ve been working hard at my “new” job and spending time with my daughter at night. She’s been really difficult for Carissa, but she’s just been behaving great for me.

notable web links

Published January 6, 2003

billion verdict top award in ‘02 Restaurants, food firms: Lawsuits wrongly blame their food Louisiana. Prosecutors Rebuked for ‘Noose’ Ties Was the news story about the five Arab “terrorists” that entered the country completely made-up??

I got the job!

Published January 6, 2003

They told me at 4:30 on Friday. I start tomorrow which is already shaping up to be a really really busy day.


Published January 3, 2003

It’s a new year, and a lot of things are going on right now. I just completed a video project for a company here in town and am planning to purchase a DVD writer with the money from the project…. because it would have made the outcome so much easier to achieve.