Vacation Day 1

Day 1 involved a lot of driving – the first third of the total 25 hours of drive time we’ll have this vacation. We met up with the inlaws, had lunch at the hardrock cafe (remember when the hardrock cafe had the most expensive burgers in town?? now with everyone else being so expensive, it was actually a reasonable price), then went off to the aquarium. Now I’ve been to the aquarium in baltimore, which is supposed to be all that, but I’m here to tell you, burried out here in tenessee was a really awesome time. The exhibits were amazing, and the rolling sidewalk part deserves mention. You get to stand on a sidewalk and be slowly corkscrewed through a glass tunnel in middle of a pool of sharks, stingrays, etc. *wow* – never in my life did I think I would look up to see a large shark laying on the glass tube your in, waiting for you. and its alive. and breathing. and the teeth are moving. Or the tiger sharks passing within inches of your face, close enough to see the rows of teeth in the gaping mouth, and to be able to tell who’s the boy sharks and who’s the girl sharks 😉

Day 1 – awesome. today we head off to dollywood. yeah 🙂

bye-bye spammy

Caught up in the flurry of activity over finally renewing my domain (yes, I stayed with network solutions, not for price or anything sensible, just for speed/ease so I didn’t forget – maybe next year will be the godaddy year), I went ahead and did the unthinkable – if you aren’t sending mail directly to me, then you aren’t sending it anywhere. I’ve dropped the global catch all on mail to the domain, so maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to drop a few thousand spam-a-day messages, at least back down to a manageable hundred or so 🙂

when you write a cgi to interface to the commandline blogger…

This is sad…I just spent part of my morning writing a CGI interface to nanoblogger, the blogging engine who’s claim to fame is that it doesn’t have any bloated interface aside from a command prompt. And I did it because although I love the output of nanoblogger, I’m too lazy to log into a server every time I want to make an update. Ack. Surely this is a sign of an impending doomsday?