Life has been busy, to say the least. I am finally finished with the hellish project that dominated my existence since mid-May of this year. I am on to bigger and better projects...well, at least billable projects. Unfortunately, we have a tight deadline, and I have little time for my own stuff.
Regarding my own stuff...my port of a web app from ASP to JSP met a tragic ending. It seems that when I was backing up all my data on to a CD-ROM last week, prior to rebuilding my server, the CD-RW decided to act up and act like the data copied, when in fact it didn't. Stupid me went on and reformatted without checking the data first. Needless to say, it is all gone now. Unfortunately (or fortunately, not sure yet), I now have a copy of Visual Studio.NET Beta 1 and will be focusing m personal development efforts on getting up to speed on the latest from Microsoft.
How 'bout our boy Dubya? It's about time that this whole damn election thing is over. I can't believe how dense Al Gore is...it took him over 5 weeks to finally realize what we all knew on Nov. 7. What a goron.
So what's been up with me lately, you ask?
Baby, baby, baby, and more baby. I knew that having a child would be very time consuming, but I never imagined that it would be this time consuming. Actually, I don't mind.
In addition to the baby, I have been working. Not too much, though. Not anything like this past August and September. I have decided to learn Java and JSP. In fact, my first order of business will be to port an application that I am currently developing using ASP over to JSP. As it gets closer to completion I will post links to both versions.
Down the road, ASP+ is looming large. I can't wait to get started using it. It pisses me off that MS announced it and VS.NET (along with VB.NET and C#) so far in advance of when they'll be released. I want it now!
That's it for now...
My current project has had problems from the beginning...a lack of design documents, clear business rules, etc. Yet, we keep plugging away at it, hoping that one day, we can move onto something else.
It looks like I will be going for my MCSD, MCDBA, and MCSE certifications in the very near future. I have had numbers whispered in my ear regarding compensation should I start getting certified. Since the company is paying for it, why not?
Stayed home for most of the day with Jacob as his nanny had other things going on. Does that seem right? You run a business, and that business is open certain hours on certain days. People count on you to be open, just like the grocery store, or the gas station. Seems like this nanny should have found a back up for her business. Oh well, I enjoyed the time with Jacob. We had a lot of fun bonding.
That's it for now,
A lot has happened since my last post. Mostly, life have revolved around my son, Jacob, and work.
Jacob is great! I never imagined that being a parent could be so fulfilling, yet so hard...and he is only 6 1/2 weeks old.
Work...ah work...well that is one thing that I could do without for a while. We are nearly finished with our current project, and it can't end soon enough. To say that I am looking forward to my next assignment would be a gross understatement. On the bright-side, I am going to a Web Developer's Conference in Las Vegas in 2 weeks. I can't wait!
One last note...check out my new favorite show, Bull.
Sunday night was quite an experience being home with Jacob for the first time. This kid is getting regular already...every two hours, "FEED ME!". I've never known tired like this before...I can only imagine what Gidgit is going through.
Don't let my comments fool you, I wouldn't trade this for the world! Time to bond with lil' Earl (Jacob).
I am overwhelmed, relieved, happy, exhausted...words can simply not accurately describe the range of emotions that I have experienced over the last 2 days.
Check out Jacob Earl Daneman.
Love Bryan & Gidgit
I am building a site for those of you coming out to Colorado for a visit. It will basically be a catalog of links with useful info for Denver and Colorado.
I am sure that things will get better. If not, I'll move on and add another few k to my salary.
About once or twice a month, always on a weekend...we hear loud stomping, banging, voices, noises coming from the apartment upstairs. Now, this apartment is not leased. Our sources indicate that it is a corporate apartment, but I think the only people using it are the apartment complex employees or their friends. My guess is that they use this apartment for parties. It is time to have a talk with the property management about this.
For those of you who like to play your music CD's in your CD-ROM drives, especially those in laptops, check your disks from time to time for scratches. I just scratched 3 of my all-time favorite CD's by playing them on my work laptop (IBM Thinkpad). So now I have had to venture over to BMG and replace them.
Tomorrow marks 37 weeks of pregnancy for Gidgit. That means the due date is only 3 weeks away! We both would rather he comes earlier rather than later, as we are ready to get on with this chapter of our lives.
I had an interesting dream two nights ago. I was out with the baby. The baby was probably 6 months old, and a girl! Each time we have had a sonagram, the evidence points very strongly to the aby being a boy, but you never know. Anyway, I am sure that this is a typical dream of expecting parents who have already learned the baby's sex. If the only "complication" during labor is that the baby is actually a girl...who cares? We will love the baby no matter what.
I am sure that it is nothing, and the feeling will pass. Still, it is odd. I felt so confident, so sure, before. Now I feel a little lost...the pressure and stress are settling in.
Surf on over to the romp.
My grandparent's are coming for a visit today. They'll be here until Tuesday morning. I've stayed with them hundreds of times, but this is the first time they've ever stayed with me. I have such fond memories of waking up at Grandma and Grandpa's, I hope their stay is enjoyable.
Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals for the second year in a row...advance to Stanley Cup Finals vs. the New Jersey Devils.
I think I am getting too old for heavy drinking.
Aaron is turning Austin upside down with his mad web dev skills. Good luck with the new gig!
Why do employers always try to screw you when you resign?
Things to do:
So, I watched the hockey game tonight. Of all the 3 losses for the Stars, this one sucked the most. A freakin' lucky goal off of a knee. Still, a goal's a goal. Can't wait for Game 7.
For those of you who frequent my site (I'm not sure why you would), you've probably noticed by now that there have been some changes. After 3 years, it was finally time. Besides, I don't really use this site anymore for developing cool new things. Go to Daneman.com or HellaTech.com for that. What you will now find here is this Web Log, provided by the nice folks at blogger.com.
This Web Log will be used for daily posts about whatever. It doesn't matter. If I want to post it, then that is what it is about.
Some days there might be multiple posts, who knows? I don't. That's it for today. Peace.