Contribute Published December 6, 2002

Well, we played with Macromedia Contribute 1.0 today… and I can’t say it’s useful. It is supposed to be a content management solution, but it has no server components at all… which means others who are not using Contribute can still edit files you may be working on. It has a lot of shortcomings. For an NT shop, it’s useless because you still have to set up user permissions to the NT share you want to edit. It could be handy for FTP-based web hosts though. It’s really too bad because we did like the interface and the ease of editing.

File Browser Published December 1, 2002

I’m working on a new program that is just going to be the coolest! It lets you read in a folder on your hard drive, and then attach a description for each file in that folder. You can then save this file / description pair as an XML file or an HTML file. I needed to write something like this so I could get some file downloads organized for this site.

Post-Thanksgiving Post Published November 29, 2002

Thanksgiving was fun. I saw my family and my mom looks good. She’s feeling better but we are all worried about the coming months. She will begin her radiation soon, perhaps after the holidays.

Thanksgiving Published November 27, 2002

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I’m all caught up at work! It feels nice! I plan to take the day after Thanksgiving off from work and relax. I get these massive headaches from being here… a lot of the employees here have health problems ranging from headaches to severe asthma attacks. Nothing has been found, and there really is no space for us to be moved.

Today’s News Published November 26, 2002

Interesting stuff in the news today. I’m especially interested in the McDonald’s story. Imagine a world where you never need to have cash… it’s getting closer…

Sweet Published November 24, 2002

Sweet… I just went to Best Buy with my wife and we bought the Transformers – Season 2 dvd set. This is gonna be sweet. I’ll post a review when I get the chance. Gotta run out to get some new Christmas tree lights.. the ones we have are broken.

Sundays Published November 24, 2002

I’m not a big fan of Sundays. I tend to spend most of the day thinking about having to go to work the next day. It’s not that I don’t like my job… I just don’t like getting up early and sitting in the same place all day. In any event, I’m glad I slowed down this weekend. I didn’t learn any new technologies, or work on any contract work. I just sat around and watched The Simpsons

Working Published November 23, 2002

I spent most of last night working on various projects, including cleaning my house. I set up the server to play music through our wireless connection so I could hear the tunes all over the house without having to blast the stereo. I wish music was as good as it was when I was in high-school. There’s so much crap on the radio today.

Everything In Place Published November 22, 2002

Everything is in place. I am getting used to this blog thing. I’m going to use this site as a place to post information about my interests and hobbies. However, it will also be a resource to inform people about what I believe to be important issues happening in our country. That said, please take a look at today’s important links.