Archives for 2000

My New Shoes

Posted on 12/17/2000 to In General

New, super-comfy shoes - Classic Taupe.


Posted on 12/15/2000 to In General

Well, well, well. I sure have been neglecting my blog duties. Do you really care?

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 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 took him over 5 weeks to finally realize what we all knew on Nov. 7. What a goron.

I'm out...

Um, What Happened To 2000?

Posted on 10/17/2000 to In General

Where the hell has this year gone? I can't believe that we are past the mid-point of October already. Thanksgiving is around the corner, then those other holiday's, finally New Year's Eve. Wasn't New Year's Eve like just last week?

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...

Work Sucks

Posted on 9/13/2000 to In General

So much time spent on something that is a piece of crap.

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,

Busy, Busy, Busy Part 2

Posted on 9/4/2000 to In General

So, let's see...last post was 7/31/2000. I guess it is time to post again.

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.


Busy, Busy, Busy

Posted on 7/31/2000 to In General

Yeah, yeah...I know, it's been awhile since my last post...cut me some slack and surf on over here.

Home At Last

Posted on 7/25/2000 to In General

Well, well...on Sunday, Mom, Jacob, and Dad finally came home.

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).

Hello Jacob

Posted on 7/21/2000 to In General

Holy cow! He is finally here. It is so amazing!

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.

Baby Time!!!

Posted on 7/19/2000 to In General

We are going to have our baby now...we will talk to everyone soon!

Love Bryan & Gidgit

What Do I Do?

Posted on 7/17/2000 to In General

Hmmmm, how to focus, when then birth of your first child is close at hand? Tomorrow is Gidgit's due date. Things have happened in the last 12 hours, letting us know that it will happen sooner rather than later, but they are not happening fast enough. If this slow pace continues through the week, I will get nothing done.

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.

Incompetent Bastards

Posted on 7/8/2000 to In General

Incompetency RULES!

I am sure that things will get better. If not, I'll move on and add another few k to my salary.

Work, blech

Posted on 7/7/2000 to In General

Work sucks.

The 4th

Posted on 7/4/2000 to In General

Hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. We had a very nice, relaxing 4th. We went to see the Gladiator today. What an incredible movie! For those of you who haven't seen it, I highly recommend that you do...just leave the kids at home.

Future of Grocery Shopping

Posted on 7/4/2000 to In General

I have finally experienced the future of grocery store shopping...all I can say is, checkers and baggers beware, just not yet! Today, Gidgit and I shopped at our local King Soopers store where we decided to use their "check yourself" system. This system essentially eliminates the need for checkers and baggers as you do that yourself. Yup, you heard check your own goods and bag 'em yourself. Nice concept as long as everything scans and there are no price errors. Of course we all now how often that happens! Our checkout actually went smoothly...the best part is that there was next to no line to use the system. I'll definitely use it again.

Loud Neighbors

Posted on 7/2/2000 to In General

What the hell is going on up there?

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.

CD-ROM Problems

Posted on 6/25/2000 to In General

Have I really slacked off for more than a week? Where does the time go?

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.


Posted on 6/16/2000 to In General

Doctor's visit yesterday. Mom is healthy, baby is healthy, the pregnancy is going by the book so far. Just over 4 weeks till the due date. I am still thinking the baby will be here early.

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.

Childbirth Class

Posted on 6/14/2000 to In General

Tonight we finished our 4 week class on preparing for childbirth. Sitting at home, I feel less prepared than I ever have. Perhaps this feeling is due to the overwhelmingly comprehensive review we had in class...did I sleep through the others?

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.

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires

Posted on 6/13/2000 to In General

It was almost like winter time again, with ashes from the forest fire dropping all around like snow flakes. The huge cloud of smoke rose over the mountains just to the west of us...I don't think I've ever been so close...

Baby Stuff

Posted on 6/10/2000 to In General

Time to put the nursery together.

Getting Close

Posted on 6/7/2000 to In General

So we're just over a month away from the due date. Am I nervous? Not really. Should I be? I don't know. I feel like I have been preparing most of my life for this. Growing up, when I was made to do something I didn't want to do, or was told that I couldn't do what I wanted to do, I would look at it from a parent's perspective to determine how I would handle it. Am I ready? Absolutely!

Longhorn Baseball

Posted on 5/31/2000 to In General

Speaking of hook'em, how about that Texas Longhorn baseball team? They've made it to the NCAAA Super Regionals. They play Penn State this coming weekend in a best of 3 series for the right to go to the College World Series.


Posted on 5/31/2000 to In General

It's about time! Hook'em!

Family Visit

Posted on 5/30/2000 to In General

So I slacked and didn't post anything yesterday. I suck. Actually, Gidgit and I were with my Grandparents in the mountains attending a Memorial Day service for the 10th Mountain Division.

Rompin' Stars

Posted on 5/29/2000 to In General

What's up Bryan? The Romp huh? How many games will it take for the finals? Go Stars!

The Romp

Posted on 5/28/2000 to In General

Surf on over to the romp.

The Grandparent's Are Coming

Posted on 5/28/2000 to In General

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

Posted on 5/28/2000 to In General

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.

Go Stars!


Posted on 5/27/2000 to In General

I think I am getting too old for heavy drinking.

Check It Out

Posted on 5/26/2000 to In General

Aaron is turning Austin upside down with his mad web dev skills. Good luck with the new gig!


Posted on 5/26/2000 to In General

Why do employers always try to screw you when you resign?

To Do

Posted on 5/26/2000 to In General

Things to do:

  1. Make the links to the left database driven
  2. Make the Important Information database driven
  3. Add functionality to add/edit/delete links
  4. Add functionality to edit Important Information
  5. Go to bed

Stars Hockey

Posted on 5/26/2000 to In General

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.



Posted on 5/26/2000 to In General

Yo! Whassup?!?!

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 or for that. What you will now find here is this Web Log, provided by the nice folks at

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.

In the beginning... 2001 (68 posts)