Archives for 2001

Hook'em Horns

Posted on 12/29/2001 to Sports

WOW!!! Those Horns had it in them afterall.

Bowl Musings

Posted on 12/27/2001 to Sports

Ok, I will watch the Holiday Bowl tomorrow, but only because it will be Major's final college game. Had Mack Brown not gone with Major as the starter, I am not sure that I'd be watching this game.

I read somewhere that Mack Browns biggest mistake was not redshirting Chris Simms. I think it was a mistake, but not his biggest. His biggest, was either 1) Going after the block on a punt late in the 4th quarter against Colorado, or 2) Not pulling Chris Simms sooner in that same game. Think abou this, had Brown redshirted Simms, we'd have two more years of him, and we might still have had to watch Simms instead of Applewhite this season.

Hook 'em


Kids, Close Your Eyes

Posted on 12/2/2001 to Sports

Fuck 'em

Texas Fight

Posted on 11/30/2001 to Sports

Hook 'em

College Football At Its Finest

Posted on 11/26/2001 to Sports

What a weekend for college football! This weekend could be as good or better.

Consider the following games with BCS implications:
Miami at Virginia Tech
Tennessee at Florida
Oregon State at Oregon

And best of all - Colorado vs. Texas

Honestly, as much as I enjoyed seeing CU stick it to Nebraska, I would have preferred Texas vs Nebraska in the Big 12 Title Game. Not only is it fun to beat the Cornhuskers, but beating them would have likely propelled Texas into the #2 spot in the BCS - even without Miami or Florida losing.

Oh well, you take what you get, and right now things are looking pretty good for my beloved Longhorns.

Hook'em and Beat The Hell Out Of CU!


Old Code

Posted on 11/12/2001 to Developer Stuff

Make sure to check out Assignment 10 - see link from post below.

Back In The Day...

Posted on 11/12/2001 to Developer Stuff

Ok. Here is an Old School link - Bryan's Webscripting HomePage - this is the result of a Javascript class I took back in '99. After posting my first assignment (to my site, of course), the instructor took it upon herself to venture over to other areas of the site (which were already well developed, server-side based pages using ASP). She sent me an email asking why I was taking the class. Needless to say, I aced the class.

Look What I've Found

Posted on 11/12/2001 to Developer Stuff

Browsing the directories of daneman.com...what a treasure trove of code. Anytime I need to see where I've come from in my career, daneman.com is the place to go. There are files that date back to my first look at ASP. What a great look at the progression of my abilities over the years. I will post some specifics soon.

Texas

Posted on 11/6/2001 to In General

Ok, I don't hate Texas. I actually love Texas - I hate living in Texas.

Disgruntled

Posted on 11/6/2001 to In General

I hate Texas.

World Series

Posted on 11/4/2001 to Sports

"Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson, who both pitched tonight, were named co-MVPs." - ESPN.com

Very fitting.


Yummmmm

Posted on 11/4/2001 to Eats and Drinks

OMG, this place is Goooood! It is just down the street from us, which is probably not a good thing, considering how much I love Tex-Mex.

I Just Want IT Like IT Was

Posted on 11/4/2001 to Technology

Can't we just pretend it is 1999 again?

Go Arizona!

Posted on 11/4/2001 to Sports

I sure hope the Yankees don't win. I guess we'll know in another hour or so.

Windows XP

Posted on 11/1/2001 to Technology

Windows XP rocks! I can only vouch for the Pro version.

Places to get it cheap

  • PriceWatch.com - Go here for discount codes to save even more.
  • Directron.com - I bought my copy of XP from these guys. Got my copy the day after it was ordered.
  • DirectDeals.com - Another good place to pick up a copy of XP.

New Digs

Posted on 10/29/2001 to In General

Really digging our new digs...nice and close to work (mine at least), as well as all kinds of other cool stuff - museums, IMAX, zoo, botanical gardens, neighborhood cafes, legendary bbq, etc.

Oh, and I had forgotten how much I enjoy a high-speed connection...the instant gratification of it all...yes!


Moving Time, Again

Posted on 10/23/2001 to In General

We are moving out of our temporary housing and into a townhome. No, the house hasn't sold, but the friends lease at the place where we've been staying is almost up.

I will have highspeed internet there and might be relocating the server to our new location. So, FYI, there could be some downtime in the next couple of weeks.


Polls Are A Farce

Posted on 10/21/2001 to Sports

Texas was ranked #5 and lost a hard-fought, close game to #3 ou and drops 6 spots to #11 in the AP poll. #4 Oregon loses a shootout to unranked Stanford and drops 7 spots to #11 in the AP poll. Does this seem right to you? It doesn't seem right to me. It will be interesting to see what happens when the polls come out after this coming weekends games, when #2 ou or #3 Nebraska will be handed their first loss of the season. I bet anyone willing, that regardless of who loses, they will not fall out of the top 10. In fact, assuming that Texas takes care of business against Missouri, I bet that they loser does not fall below Texas, which has worked their way back to #7 just barely behind Florida. Florida...there is a team that was #1 in the land and lost to an unranked team. They fell 6 spots to #7. So I just can't figure out how in world Texas barely loses to a higher ranked team and end up where they do, while other teams in similar positions completely bomb to unranked teams and don't fall farther back?

F*ck the pollsters. Give me a playoff system.


Ducks Shot Down

Posted on 10/21/2001 to Sports

Wow, Stanford came back and beat Oregon. How did I miss that final score last night?

Texas should check in at #7 in both polls...I don't think they will jump Florida, but that was a dominating performance of a very good Colorado team - on national TV.

Now that Oregon has a loss, I will root for them to knock off UCLA. Also time to root for Nebraska as they face ou next this Saturday. I still hold out hope for Texas and a national title. A longshot, I know, but you never know. ou loses to Nebraska, UCLA loses to Oregon, Virginia Tech or Miami lose at the hand of the other, Florida faces 4 top 20 teams in their final 5 games. So, with a little help, the season could wind down with Texas worked their way into the Big 12 Title game against an undefeated or one loss Nebraska game (assuming they beat ou, they still must face CU and K-State). Most likely one other team will be undefeated - Miami or Virginia Tech. Let's say Texas beats Nebraska in the Big 12 Title game, they would be a front runner of a group of 3 or 4 one loss teams to face the lone undefeated team in the Rose Bowl. It could happen.


Wild, Wild Big 12

Posted on 10/20/2001 to Sports

Go figure...

Kansas State loses to ou by 1 point.
Kansas State loses to Colorado by 10 points
Texas loses to ou by 4 points (I don't count the final touchdown).
Colorado loses to Texas by 34.

Further, how the hell does Baylor score 17 points on ou, when Texas could muster only 3?

It's really too bad that there is no playoff system in Division 1A college football, because I would love to see a rematch of Texas and ou at the end of the season.

Updated 1/25/2004:
(For you land thieves that means what follows is new.)
I guess I need to clarify what I mean by “I don't count the final touchdown.”  I am sure you all have heard someone say “meaningless points,” right?  You know, points scored at the end of a game, distorting how close (or not) the game really was.  The final turnover in that game was obviously critical to the outcome, and for land thieves everywhere, the touchdown was icing on the cake.  In other words, Texas lost, but it wasn't a game played like a double digit loss.  If you still don't get it, then forget -- I can't help you.

After watching ou choke away a shot at the national title with loses to two teams that Texas beat in the 2003 calendar year, I am once again puzzled by outcome of recent Texas ou games, especially the most recent. 

One last thing, I am always ready for a rematch.  I am sure land thieves understand the feeling, since they seem to be on the short end more often than not against Texas.  What is ou's all-time record against Texas these days? Something like 38-55-5?  Good thing for those four in a row to make it look a little more respectable.

The tables always turn.  I am sure that how ou fans feel now is similar to how they felt in the late 80's.  The question is, do they remember how they felt most years from 1989-1999?


Wireless Rocks!

Posted on 10/20/2001 to Technology

Went to CompUSA last night to browse. I do this from time to time, even if there is nothing specific that I am looking for. To my surprise, they were selling this for only $149. That is $30 less than the standalone Wireless Access Point was selling for. After verifying that the price was for real, I hurried to the counter to pay for my new toy and then raced home (actually to the in-law's house, which is where we are staying this weekend) to set it up.

First, a little background information. My father-in-law's house has a broadband connection through their cable provider. I have my own IP address with them for when I visit, so that I can get online using my laptop. Within 15 minutes, I had configured the Router so that it was now being treated by the ISP as though it was my laptop (it was connected), connected my laptop to the built-in switch via CAT5 and surfed the Internet through the router, and had then configured the wireless LAN and the wireless card in my laptop to talk with each other. Done. That fast. So no more cables running through my in-law's house as I move from one room to another with my laptop...I am untethered, and I love it!

By the way, I bought the device for eventual use in my own place, not specifically for use at the in-laws.


Hmmm...

Posted on 10/19/2001 to Developer Stuff

Hmm...I have one...two...three...four dynamically generated websites that I have developed. From a technology perspective, they could be looked at as major and minor updates to the same codebase. Unfortunately there is little compatibility between them. I can do things in one that I can't easily do in another, or at all. I have one site that gets many more visitors, but it has the last verison of the codebase...the newsest version doesn't get any traffic, which is ok, but I want its code.

I am building a web site/content management framework, but in the meantime, I have these other systems to support. What to do, what to do? I know what to do...finish the framework and the use it in every site I have. Easier said than done. I need to add features and functionality now, not in a month or two.

The sites...

  • daneman.org - version 1.0 of the codebase.
  • metastash.com - version 2.0 of the codebase, and a great improvement.
  • cachedcode.com - version 2.5 of the codebase...better design, but no functionality (dev time still goes to v 2.0)
  • dev.chapter41.com - version 3.0 of the codebase...revolutionary...but still under development.
I just don't know what to do.

Media Bias

Posted on 10/19/2001 to Technology

Another gem of bias by the media.

It seems as though a ZDNet writer received some information about an error message that a reader ran into on a Microsoft site and decided to write an article about it. The article, titled "Microsoft.com error reveals IDs, passwords", unfairly attempts to shoot down Microsoft and the .NET technologies. It takes a friend of the author to save the article by pointing out that this error has nothing to do with problems inherent to .NET, it has to do with a programmer putting code into production that should not have been.

The code was left in debug mode which exposes lots of nice details to developers when errors occur, details that should never be seen by the general public. Aside from the debug mode issue, the error was caused by a variable not being declared. Why didn't this pop up in testing? The error prone code should never have made it into production. Perhaps I should apply for that job with Microsoft that was recently posted on one of the many job boards.


Seriously

Posted on 10/18/2001 to In General

Serious Question

Do deaf people talk to themselves, and if so, do those that know sign language sign to themselves?

I was at Barnes & Noble the other night and a guy who is at least hearing impaired (he had hearing aids behind both ears) was standing at a display rack looking at stuff and signing. There was no one else around for him to be signing to, so that is where the question comes from.


Times Have Changed

Posted on 10/15/2001 to In General

How times have changed.

Bloggerbot

Posted on 10/15/2001 to Weblog Applications

This is pretty cool...

Redesign Done

Posted on 10/14/2001 to Site Information

Redesign done (for now). Tell me what you think.

Time For A Redesign

Posted on 10/14/2001 to Site Information

Time for a redesign. I know you can't wait. Since I am only talking to myself, I know I can't wait.

What a shame that one of our bombs hit a house in Afghanistan. So now the count of civilian lives lost is somewhere around US: 7,000+ Them:4+.

To CNN and all the other liberal media outlets...stop putting so much emphasis on a stray bomb, or on a prince who had his donation rejected because his true feelings are much more inline with those of the radicals than with ours. Each time you run a piece on our stray bomb killing 4 civilians, you should also report on how our humanitarian aid saves hundreds or thousands of lives, or how the Taliban regularly murders their own.


Oy...

Posted on 10/9/2001 to In General

That's all.

Cool Longhorn Gear

Posted on 10/5/2001 to In General

For all of you Longhorns out there who might be looking for a last minute item of orange to round out your gear for tomorrow's big game,as well as take you through the rest of the year, check out the burnt orange tumbler from Starbucks's. Ok, so they call it Pumkin Spice, but it looks burnt orange to me.

Beat The Hell Out Of ou!

Hook'em!


Blowing Steam

Posted on 10/4/2001 to In General

I have been short-tempered, bitter, mean, impatient, disinterested, unmotivated, and many more things these past few weeks. Many people have probably felt the same way in light of the recent events, but I think that my anger is rooted in other issues that have not been dealt with. I think that my anger stems from July 19th, 2001.

July 19th, 2001, the day before my son's first birthday. Some family members were already in town for the special day, more family members were scheduled to arrive later in the day. It was to be a happy time, a good time. It was to be a time of family coming together to celebrate the 1st birthday of the first member of the next generation. How quickly things change.

I had recently completed a project and had taken to working from home while between projects. On this day, I was at home with family - mom, step-dad, wife, and son. Sometime in the late morning on July 19th, 2001, I received a phone call from my boss. This in of itself was not unusual. After all, he would regularly call for one reason or another, and typically it was to tell me that I was going onto another project at a client location 1-2 hours drive from home...not a call that I enjoyed receiving. On this day, however, when the phone rang and my wife answered, I knew immediately who it was and that it was not going to be a pleasant call. There had been a layoff and I had been let go. On the bright side, I would be paid through the end of July (yippee! that makes all the difference in the world...).

So there I was, freshly unemployed with family in from out of town and more arriving later that day. I was shocked, I was mad -- I didn't know what to do. Ok, the obvious thing to do was get a new job, but that wasn't going to happen that day or even that week. In the meantime, how do I deal with all these people around? How do I deal with friends and family at the house on the Saturday for the big birthday party? When do I get to deal with the emotions that I was sure to have from being laid off? I had to be strong, for my wife's sake. She didn't need the stress. I had to be happy, after all, I didn't want to ruin the party. At the same time, I needed to grieve and be pissed off.

That afternoon, as more family was arriving, I took a short bike ride to blow some steam. I rode as hard and as fast as I could. I don't know that it helped. In the following days and weeks I held the emotions in as they were nonproductive in my search for a new job. Within a couple of weeks I had an interview with a company in Texas. Within a week after the interview I had a job offer. Within two weeks of the offer I was getting ready to go to Texas to work. I had still not let my emotions over losing my job out. Some might argue that I didn't need to at this point, because I had another job. Either way, they stayed bottled up inside. Additionally, I was now feeling the stress of trying to sell our almost new house, moving and starting a new job. Resentment and new anger were building over the fact that I had to leave my home in Colorado for this job. I was angry that I would no longer be in Colorado, I was mad that I was not going to enjoy my house that we had lived in for less than 6 months. Still, the emotions stayed bottled up inside.

Then September 11th happens. I have grieved, I've been sad, I've cried, and now I am angry. I am angry because now I am fearful. I am not afraid of dying, I am not afraid of war. I am afraid for those that I love, especially those who are so young and innocent. I am afraid of the world that my son will grow up to know -- a world of terror, a world of hatred, a world of war, a world of fear. I fear that one day my wife will head off to work and my son to school and that it will be the last I see of them.

That pisses me off.


High-speed Connection Sharing

Posted on 9/28/2001 to Technology

Funny, I was just thinking about this.

We are currently living in a friends apartment in SW Fort Worth while we sell our house in Colorado. Our friend has not been staying at the apartment for quite some time and had disconnected cable and phone service. Thinking that we won't be here for long, I have decided not to turn these services back on. Only problem with that is, no Internet connection for me. I have purchased a wirless network card for my laptop and service from MobileStar so that I can at least go to Starbucks and other locations and get a high-speed connection. The service is great, but it is not at home, and that had me thinking about seeing if any neighbors had a high-speed connection that they'd be willing to share wirelessly.


Austin, How I Missed You

Posted on 9/26/2001 to In General

I am back in Austin for the first time since moving to Denver - a time period of nearly two years. Coming to Austin was a bad idea, but it had to happen eventually. Afterall, my sister and brother-in-law live here, as do my beloved Longhorns. So why is visiting a problem, you ask? I love this town, more than almost every other town in the country, and definitely in Texas...probem is, I will likely not be able to live here again. The rest of our family (mine and my wife's) lives in and around Dallas. Having a child means having a sense of duty to keep that child close to his or her roots...that is, close to the extended family. It is important to us, I just happen to think that a 3-hour car drive is close enough. It is certainly better than a 2 hour plane ride. My wife thinks that it isn't close enough, so Dallas/Fort Worth it is. Too bad, because I miss this town.

Oh, by the way, I am in Austin attending Microsoft's .Net Developer Training. So far so good...lot's of information to digest.


Tech-Wannabe

Posted on 9/24/2001 to In General

Working for a non-technical boss sucks. Fortunately, my boss is very technical. Unfortunately, his boss isn't.

More on this later.


9/11

Posted on 9/13/2001 to In General

I am waiting for the other shoe to fall. When, where? Wouldn't we all like to know.

The personal tales that are being shown on TV are sometimes too much. I can't handle such sadness.

I woke up each of the last two mornings hoping to turn on the TV and hear that we have blown some of these "terrorist friendly" countries to hell.


MobileStar

Posted on 9/5/2001 to Technology

Did I mention how kick ass MobileStar is? If not, it KICKS ASS!

I am now sitting in Terminal E at DFW Airport waiting for my flight to Denver and surfing via my MobileStar Wireless connection.

Anyway, going to Denver tonight, moving the household over the weekend.


Connected!

Posted on 9/4/2001 to Technology

I am sitting in a Starbucks at a Barnes & Noble typing this. When I am done, I will be publishing it like I always do when I am online. That's right, I am online. I discovered a great service (especially great for me as I am without a phone line and no cable, thus no Internet), www.mobilestar.com, that allows me to use my laptop or PDA (if I had one) to connect to the Internet using a standard wireless network card at many locations including Starbucks, hotels, and airports.

This is sooo sweet.


Update From Texas

Posted on 9/2/2001 to In General

So here I am in Texas.

I've been here for a week now and started my new job this past Wednesday. So far, so good, I suppose...perhaps a bit boring. The people are great, a real nice group, but I don't know that I am going to enjoy the job itself, of course I am only a few days in and you can't base anything on such a short period of time.

Hook'em! - I've been waiting for what seems like forever for the college football season to begin. Finally, last night, Texas opened their season against New Mexico State with a 41-7 victory. Of course there were some rough spots in the opener, but all in all they looked good, especially Cedric Benson.


Cool .NET Stuff

Posted on 8/22/2001 to Developer Stuff

Cool stuff (that you can't experience...at least not yet): I developed an ASP.NET page this evening that allows me to upload files to my web server. Big deal? Well, actually it is. You see, this is specifically for uploading new pictures, and not only does the page upload the image and save it to the server, it also resizes the image to a more web friendly size and saves that as well. Cool, huh? I thought so too.

Back To Texas

Posted on 8/22/2001 to In General

It is so close I can taste it...and to think that I'll be back in Texas for this football season. Now, if only I had my season ticket back.

Based on this, I would have to say that the offense is simply going to crush opposing defenses because the Horns defense is supposed to be very good this year, especially at linebacker and in the secondary.


I Need To Know

Posted on 8/20/2001 to In General

This sucks. Specifically, uncertainty sucks.

What is not uncertain is that I will be working again come next week, what is uncertain is just exactly where that will be (odds are on Fort Worth, Tx, but I am pulling for the longshot, Dallas).

What is much less certain is how long I will be working in another state before I am able to finally settle down there - we have to sell the house and all first.


Blogger API

Posted on 8/16/2001 to Weblog Applications

Anyway, this is a cool thing...and this post, as well as the previous one, is posted using it.

Again...

Posted on 8/16/2001 to Weblog Applications

um, ok...so that previous post, well it was just posted using the blogger.newPost API.

So what, you say? Well the Blogger API pretty much falls in line with the stuff I've been doing over at metaStash.com, that is, Web Services.

To follow up on the 'so what' theme, this means that blogging can be done from your own application, be it on the desktop or a website. Me, I am posting this from my own web page.


huh?

Posted on 8/16/2001 to In General

Yo wassup?!?

A Bear On The Loose

Posted on 8/15/2001 to In General

A black bear has been on the loose near Jacob's daycare for the past few days. She was finally captured this evening.

What Will The Wife Think Of This

Posted on 8/15/2001 to In General

Oh my, this is an amazing picture from Olympia, Wa.

So it seems that I could have an opportunity to work in Olympia. Anyone know anything about this town or the area?


Interesting

Posted on 8/15/2001 to In General

Two brothers in Korea have been arrested for running a Napster like web site and application. No big deal? Think again, these guys have a system similar to Gnutella in that there is not one single centralized server.

This will be an interesting case to follow, even though it is taking place in Korea. One question...do they really have an 8-story apartment? No wonder they are so skinny.


metaStash Webservice

Posted on 8/14/2001 to Developer Stuff

Ok, so this site is finally making fully use of the stashIT! webservice. It was already, but now it is using a proxy class to access the functions available through the web service. This means that as long as the interface doesn't change to the webservice, then my proxy will automatically reflect changes to the logic internal to the webservice.

Have Job Will Travel

Posted on 8/8/2001 to Developer Stuff

Techies: Have Job Will Travel

This hits a bit too close to home. It is looking more and more like we will be packing up and heading back to Texas. The job market here in Colorado is dead. How I wish I had been part of the earlier layoffs...the ones where they gave 2 months severance, AND the job market was still decent. Now when the market totally sucks ass, you get a token couple of days and a swift kick in the hind quarters.


.NET, Beta 1 to Beta 2

Posted on 8/8/2001 to Technology

Is anyone else as frustrated as I am when dealing with changes between .NET beta 1 and beta 2? Probably not.

This site is now running under the .NET Framework beta 2.


Lance Armstrong Wins 3rd Straight Tour de France

Posted on 7/29/2001 to In General

It's official!!!

Lance Armstrong has just become the 5th cyclist ever to win 3 straight Tour de France's, and the second American to win a total of 3 Tour's.

Too bad OLN wasn't able to carry today's stage into Paris live. Oh well, you can bet that I will be watching the coverage on CBS at 2 PM EST today.


Update & Stuff

Posted on 7/29/2001 to In General

So I am doing things, just not things that pay. In case you hadn't heard, I was laid off a week ago. Out of the blue, no warning, little severance. Bitter? Yes, but being bitter won't help pay the bills or get me a job.

If you know someone looking to hire a developer with Microsoft-centric skills (VB, ASP, COM/COM+, SQL Server, ADO, CDO, XML, XSLT, HTML, Javascript, etc), let me know.

So back to the things I am doing...there is metaStash, and <c@chedCode> Technology Group and this super secret thing that the CCTG is building.

So I am staying busy.


Yesterday

Posted on 7/11/2001 to In General

I hope that nobody took yesterday's post the wrong way (not that anyone reads this). I have the utmost respect for Andrew and Martin. They had a dream and they pursued it. It didn't work out, and that is sad. Sad because they put so much of themselves into it and sad because in this down market, Hand was surviving. They had the guts to put off the big hit and instead focused on building a viable company. Now that things haven't worked out, they are closing the doors while the company still has money in the bank so that employee's are not hung out to dry and so that debts can be repaid. I commend them for making the difficult decision.

hand

Posted on 7/11/2001 to In General

My former employer, HandTech (or is handtech.com or Hand Technologies?), has closed their doors. Too bad, they (Martin and Andrew) could have taken the money and run had they taken the company public back in the dotcom heyday, unfortunately they wanted to be profitable first, and now they are closed.

Lacking Motivation

Posted on 6/28/2001 to In General

It's been nearly a week since I have written a single line of code. Each time I get the urge and sit down at my computer, I invariably get up 2 minutes later and go read a book.

Where Did It Go?

Posted on 6/25/2001 to In General

Not that you care, but for the first time in 3 years I can see my chin. Yes, I shaved off my goatee. A picture? I doubt it.

A Little Get Away

Posted on 6/24/2001 to In General

Well, here it is a week and a half since we last talked.

So what's new with you? Hey, that sounds like fun.

Me? Well, we went camping this weekend in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Yeah, it was a good time. We did your typical camping thing...you know, hiking and roasting marshmallows and stuff.

No, Jacob didn't go...he stayed with his Great Aunt for the weekend, I hear they had a blast.

Yes, of course, I took pictures. I'll post them soon.


Cool JavaScript

Posted on 6/14/2001 to In General

Hey, want to see something cool? Hit refresh several times.

Praise Me, Thanks

Posted on 6/13/2001 to In General

All praise me :-)

Do me a favor, click on this. Now look in your address bar...see that? default.aspx? That means that this page is now an ASP.NET page. Also, the "Places I Visit" list to the left...it is generated using the web service that I wrote yesterday. If you are toying with ASP.NET and want to use my web service, drop me a line.

.net is gonna be big...


Fool

Posted on 6/12/2001 to In General

I am just a blogging fool today!

Archives.

In the very near future, my little web site will become a dot net site...that is ASP.NET. I recently wrote a web service that exposes the bookmarks and links from metaStash so that users can use this data within their own applications - more on this later. Anyway, I want to be able to use my links from metaStash on my own website, so that was the inspiration for the web service.

Yes, I should be working instead of playing.


Archives

Posted on 6/12/2001 to In General

Well, I've been doing this blog thing for over a year now and was perusing the archives recently...interesting stuff. I will make the archives available in the near future for those of you that care.

Unmaintainable Code

Posted on 6/11/2001 to In General

How To Write Unmaintainable Code...great stuff, good for a laugh, unless you are maintaining code like this.

Family Update

Posted on 6/11/2001 to In General

Hmmm.

The family (Gidgit and Jacob) are back from their brief stay in Dallas. Evidently they had a good time.

Me? I stayed in Colorado, enjoyed the quiet, except for around 10:00 PM Saturday night when I called the police due to some overly excited Colorado Avalanche fans who thought that it would be cool to shoot off fireworks in the middle of our street. Now I am not normally such a party pooper, but when the consequences of someones actions could affect my own personal property, that is where I draw the line. Never saw the police though.

Did I mention how much I hate my job? I wonder if my employer has come across my site yet? Probably not.

Are you a developer? Would you like to be a part of our developer co-op? If so drop me a line at bryan at daneman dot com.

What does this co-op do? I don't know, that's why we need you. Actually, the co-op, also known as c@chedCode Technology Group, has been formed to help bring developer's together to share information and idea's, brainstorm, collaborate on projects, etc. The Group is just starting out, so why not help get us going.


c@chedCode

Posted on 6/6/2001 to In General

Hey, I almost forgot to mention my latest development efforts... c@chedCode. It will be the home of my new company, c@chedCode Technology Group.

I Hate My Job!

Posted on 6/6/2001 to In General

Have I mentioned how much I am disliking my job? I shouldn't complain though, at least I am employed, right?

Not quite.

On top of making a 100+ mile roundtrip commute everyday, I am filling in for a co-worker who is on vacation.

No big deal, right?

Wrong.

You see, I had just a couple of days of "transition" and I am supposed to step in and not miss a beat, when the person working on this has had 2+ months to get up to speed. Did I mention that this involves a product that is practically beta, is full of bugs, and has little documentation? What a headache! I am considering finding another job just to get off of this project.

Ugh! There is that pain in my ass again.


Lonely

Posted on 6/6/2001 to In General

So Gidgit and Jacob are in Dallas until Sunday. How loney I am already.

Lazy, I Know

Posted on 5/21/2001 to In General

Damn. I keep letting so much time go by between posts.

I tool is only useful if it gets used. I guess that Blogger is not useful for me. That, or my website is not useful to me, or anyone else for that matter.

In my pursuit to do something useful, I have created what is for me, the most useful too around, metaStash. It is a handy little web app that lets users Stash all kinds of useful data as they surf the web. This useful data is then stored in a centralized, web based repository for easy retrieval later. Try it, use it, love it, but most importantly, StashIt!.

Now, on to more mundane things...

We will finally be getting our new Dell PowerEdge Server up and running and online this coming weekend. This server, along with several older ones will provide hosting services to a number of sites in the future, including Daneman.com, Daneman.org, metaStash.com, cachedCode.com, and some other domains that I have yet to purchase.

I am telling you (if there is a you) just in case you experience downtime this weekend for any of the above mentioned sites.


Goodbye Apartment!

Posted on 3/30/2001 to Family & Friends

Hmmm, what to say, what to say....well, we moved out of the apartment and into our new home! Very exciting for us. We love it, and are so glad to be out of the apartment.

Jacob is changing every day. He now has 6 teeth that are either in or have broken through. He crawls, he pulls up on things, he basically has a grand time.

Got to run. See ya!


Official Coloradan

Posted on 1/17/2001 to In General

I guess that it is official...I am now a Coloradan. Sure, I've been here over a year, but last week I finally surrendered my Texas drivers license. To me, the ties to Texas are officially cut. It was hard.