On Monday I finally took possession of the berbs.net domain name from Jace Herring at Bloghosts, who will officially shut down their web servers on Saturday. Last week I was convinced that my domain was gone for good after reading that the 19 year old Jace is now apparently a drug addict. Because of that, […]
Casey and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Continue reading for our Christmas letter!
Adventures In Podcasting
Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of different audio programs while programming at work. Apparently, I need a little change of pace from the usual music and radio programs that I listen to. Some of the streamed audio programs I’ve been catching up on include some from NPR: Brain Brew, Car Talk, and The […]
I’ve been getting InfoWorld magazine for several years now, and have grown to respect the opinion of their columnists and reviews. For this reason, I was happy to see #18 in their article titled The Top 20 IT Mistakes: Underestimating PHP. “Serious” programmers have long dismissed PHP as the “Visual Basic” of the web, meaning […]
Winter is Finally Here
Well, I think I can safely say that winter is here to stay in Grand Forks. We got about 2 1/2 inches of snow yesterday alone, and it was the wet sticky stuff, not the light fluffy kind we got last week. Casey and I have already shoveled snow three times, which means that we’ll […]
One month ago today, I found out that my web hosting provider, Bloghosts, suffered a catastrophic loss of data, which they claim may have been intentional. Because, of this, they are closing for business as of January 1st, 2005. I have to say that in the year they have been hosting this weblog, Bloghosts has […]
One Month Already?
I’ve been a bad blogger! I just realized that today is exactly one month since my last post here. Needless to day, I’m still alive. Looking back, November was pretty busy, although I didn’t realize it as it was happening. Here’s a quick summary of what I was up to: Developing a major web-based application […]
Et tu, Slashdot?
I must have missed it, but at some point Slashdot became the Democratic Underground. The absolute hate, bile, and the conspiracy theories found on this discussion thread really make me sad. Some of these people have some real issues, and I hope they are able to come to grips with them. I hope those on […]
According to the Grand Forks Herald, voter turnout was historically high yesterday. The county commissioner estimates that more than 25,000 people voted in Grand Forks county. For a reference, the U.S. Census data for Grand Forks County lists a 2003 population of just under 65,000 people. I wasn’t able to find data sliced by precinct […]
Just got these in the mail today. No, we’re not crazy – only one of them is ours. Our friends are the ones that are crazy.