Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Just because
Having just returned from a reboot, where my PC froze up for no reason at all, I'm reminded of:

Tina: How come you had to reboot the server? Did I do something wrong?
Me: No
Tina: Well then why was it broken?
Me: Because it's Windows. That's just the way it is.

'Nuff said...
Leaving low earth orbit
NASA Deputy Chief announced "We're Leaving Low Earth Orbit"

It's a Beautiful Day
Yesterday was the first big "storm" of the winter. 30 car pile up near Larkspur, black ice everywhere, hour and ten minutes to get home. Pretty typical.

This morning I went to pray with the youth for 30 minutes out front of their high school. Roads are dry, traffic is flowing, sun is shinning, it's in the teens, the air is crisp, clouds massing and blowing off the top of the Peak, which is snow covered and surrounded by pines. You just have to love living in Colorado!

13 teens are there for prayer. One new kid David just walks up, joins hands and starts going for it. We're all bundled up, holding hands, talking to God. It's a beautiful day. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Friendship Sports International is a GREAT missionary outreach to Houndouras, sharing the gospel via sports. Besides sharing the gospel, and doing outreaches, they provide real practical help via work camps, ministry conferences, etc. Jim King is a long time friend and the director of FSI. I just got a newsletter from him yesterday and was surprised to hear that support is down 15% since 9-11. What a drag. Yes, the economy is down and people are having hard times, but what a shame that we stop supporting ministries such as this one. Not only are the ministries financies down, but his personal support has also dropped considerably.

Jim is a great guy and a great worker for the Lord. He and his entire family scarifice much to live out the calling that God has put upon his life. It saddens me to think that they would suffer financially, when they give so much in other areas. I have increased my support of this ministry. I know not many people probably read this blog... but if you happen to run across this and are looking for a place to give financially, where your money will really make an impact, both spiritually and physically, I suggest you take a look at FSI.

FF8: 4-4 !
Hey, I won a game!

Week 8 and I'm now at 4-4. This puts me in 3rd place in the division, based on points, but tied for second based on win-lose. So, I'm now only one game back. Every other team in my division lost! Surprising what a difference one week makes. So, I'm still in the running! I also had 2nd highest points for the week, which moves me up some in the overall scores!

Joey Galloway scored 12 and Billy Miller scored 13, so the new players I picked up did good for me. Moss scored 17 and Culpepper 15, which are good, but not as good as some "stars", but they helped bring in the win. And Clinton Portis scored 23 points and continues to show that he was a good mid-season replacement! Portis as well as Morten Anderson are on byes next week, so I may be a little light... but maybe I'll be ok. Things are looking up once again for the Wolverines!

Monday, October 28, 2002

Powers of Ten
Pretty cool site where you can, "View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons."

Saturday, October 26, 2002

Fusion Worship Home Page
Updated all the information on the Fusion Worship Home Page today and redid the Fusion Worship blog to point to it.. My first attempt at doing a "home page", with a blog, that gives static information about the blog. Kind of cool. We'll see how it works. Eventually I'll probably do one for this page as well, that talks more about who I am, etc. Kind of the static information behind the running journal, etc.

Friday, October 25, 2002

Visitor Count
Cool... I got the visitor stuff to work. (Had trouble the other day, but that was probably more on my end than anything). It will be a bit weird, because it counts me as a visitor (due to my ever changing ip address), which means most of the visitors will be me... But it is something free and fun to play with.
Somone comes into my cube and says, "I can't think of a way to ask this question so you give me the answer I want."
So I just replied, "No." ;-)
Hey, I couldn't post all morning due to: "Blogger is down for repairs. Please check back soon. Sorry for the inconvenience". Kind of went into a panic when I couldn't talk to the world... ok, really to myself. :-) Kind of a weird feeling though when I couldn't post. You just start taking things for granted!
Because it's a principle
Downstairs in the cafe trying to decided what to get to drink for breakfast. Hmm... I think I'll get milk. What? No 1/2 pints of milk today. Drag. In principle I'm against getting the pint of milk because a 1/2 pint is $0.55 and a pint is $1.15. I just don't get how you charge over twice for something that is only twice as much. Yeah, only a nickle, but hey, it is a principle. So... a pint of milk, or the Diet Mt. Dew. Not really a Diet Mt Dew kind of morning... so I settle on the CHOCHOLATE milk. There... I didn't buy the plain milk for $1.15. Probably doesn't help my mostly protien low carb diet, but oh well.

Sitting at my desk, reading Mighty Girl and glance over and notice on the bottle. "An Excellent Source of Calcium". There we go! The Chocholate milk WAS the right choice. After all, I stood by my principle, AND it is healthy, because it's "an excellent source of calcium". :-)

Why write this on a blog? Well, after reading bmay, Mighty Girl and GirlWonder, while eating my sasuage, eggs, and CHOCHOLATE milk, it just seemed like the right thing to do. :-) Off to reviewing other people's code. Have a good one out there!

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Kind of a cool site.
Well that was fun
At the Dentist yesterday for a crown. I've never had one before, and with my general dislike of having someone stick a drill in my mouth, along with my low pain tolerance, I wasn't looking forward to it. Not exactly sure what he was going to do, but still not too thrilled.

Dental Assistant: We just need to take an X-ray and then the Dr. will stop by to explain what he is going to do.
Me: OK
A few minutes later
Dr: You have an abscessed tooth. We are either going to have to pull it or remove the dead nerve.
I give him kind of a dazed look
Dr: So, we'll either have to pull it or remove the dead nerve. I'll have the assistant stop by and give you the price difference.

At this point I'm thinking... I came in for a crown. Whatever he said sounds suspiciously like a root canal. I've heard of those... they don't sound fun.
Asst: So, here's how much it costs for a root canal.
Me: Fine...

Dr: So, you've decided on having us remove the dead nerve. - or something like that
Asst: You always call it that, instead of a root canal, and then I come in and tell them how much it will be for a root canal and they always give me this look.
Me: Exactly!

Dr: giving me the 1st shot of Novocain OK, since you didn't open your mouth wide enough I'll have to give you another shot.
Me: I thought I did have it wide open.

Dr: Did you feel that? Here, let me put some more Novocain in there.

Dr: to the asst Get me the rubber clamper, something like that
Dr: to me I hate using these things, but your tongue just isn't going to stay out of the way.
He then inserts this piece of rubber that smells like a balloon, into my mouth, and a few clamps, and stuff. Kind of reminds me of something you'd see on a torture scene from a horror flick. There, that should work better.

Dr: OK, we'll that's going to taste really bad, but Novocain won't kill you, it just tastes toxic. I spilled some into your mouth while I was pouring it directly into your tooth.

Dr: Wow, this is a really hot tooth. It's bleeding pretty good.

Dr: Did you still feel that? Well, lets pour some more in there.

Dr: Boy, these roots are really curved, this is a little more complicated than normal.

Dr squirts some stuff in my mouth, packs it in with what looks like a tootsie pop stick, and then kind of jams it in there and leaves it there.
Dr: That probably looks pretty weird, having a piece of metal sticking out of your mouth like that. I'll remove it in a minute.

and finally...
Dr: Well, we're at the place you thought you were when you came in here two hours ago. Now we can do the crown prep, but we'll leave that for another day. I don't think you could take another 45 minutes of work now.

Actually it went much better than I had feared, when hearing the term "root canal". Took some Vicadan last night, and this morning it doens't hurt at all. He did a good job.

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

FF7 : 3-4
As I slip further in the standings. Lost this week, 47 to 58. I had 50 points as of Sunday night, but somehow lost 3 more points once they came out with the official score. The other team was 8 points behind, with the Steelers defense to play Monday night... which did really well.

At this point my only players that consistently score for me are Morten Andersen(K) and Clinton Portis(RB), and my defense (Saints or Cowboys) do OK. But I'm not going to win much with a RB, K and defense. :-} Culpepper continues to get pretty good reviews from the NFL Fantasy gurus, and Randy Moss continues to be ranked as the #1 WR... although with giving me scores like 8 points this week, I'm not sure why. In an effort to pick up another good RB, I dropped Jamel White - who hadn't been doing much for me, and picked up Mike Alscott, who scored 25 points last week. This week he score -1 and Jamel White scored 15. Sigh.... And John Davis, who had been doing OK, scored 1 point before he got injured and left the game.

I've been missing when some of my players, like Culpepper do well... so I think I'm going to stick with playing them all the time, on the off chance they do well once in a while and I win at least something.

I'm now near the bottom of the league, w/o much chance of a wildcard spot (based on my overall score). My only chance is to win the division, where I'm currently in 3rd: 5-2, 4-3, 3-4 and 1-6. So, I'm only 2 games out of the lead... but with how I've been scoring lately, and how they've been scoring, it doesn't look good.
I must just look young
Waitress: Would you like to start with something to drink? We have on special tonight.
Jaime: Sure, I'll have one of those.
Waitress: OK
Jaime: No, just kidding, I'll have water, laughing
Waitress leaves
Jaime: Dad, do you think she thought I was old enough to drink?
Me: Yeah.
Waitress: How old are you?
Jaime: 15
Waitress: Really!? I thought you were 25 or so, until you called him Dad.
Waitress leaves
Jaime: I can't believe she thought I was 25. Do I really look that old? That's cool. Did she think we were on a date?
Me: Yeah, I guess I just look really young for my age, or she just thought you were out with a much older guy.
Jaime: Hey... that's sick!

Well... I thought it was cool that she though I was young enough to be out with Jaime, but I guess Jaime thought it was pretty sick that the waitress thought she was out with someone MY age. Kids... they keep you real. :-)
Tina is coming home today! I'm excited.

Friday, October 18, 2002

Pack Rat
Tina's in England, Jaime is on a D-Group trip, and I'm home alone. So, I figured this morning might be a good time to throw away some stuff I haven't looked at it a LONG time. Went through about 8 boxes in my closet, throwing away
  • Books - I haven't read in quite some time, and didn't think were that good in the first place... I just hate to throw away books
  • Old mail - from '95 - '98 - yeah, if I haven't needed it in the last 4 years, I guess I can throw it away
  • Stuff from UofM - I did get rid of my Database Design notes, notes from some less interesting classes, and some of my tests... although I still couldn't throw out my term paper for "Philosophy of Space and Time" where I asked the age old question "Does Back to the Future's philosophy of Time Travel coincide with modern-day thought?"

All in all, I threw away about 5 boxes and kept 3. Pretty good for me. Probably would have thrown out more, but the garbage truck comes at 8:00. I was basically taking boxes down as I filled them up. More on another day!
Plus I found some stuff I've been looking for, for about a year now, off and on, but just couldn't remember what I did with. Jaime will be happy to know I finally found the TAPS video!

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Generation Gap
Sitting in Gunter Toody's, having breakfast with Jaime, listening to a Beatles' song. Start talking about the Beatles, how it is so weird that there are only two still alive, Mike Meyers, and then I mention Beatles and Rock 'n Roll
J: The Beatles are a Rock and Roll band?
Me: YES, why, what did you think they were?
J: Oh I don't know. I really like them, but I guess I always considered them to be a boy band.
Sigh... were did I go wrong? ;-)
Fish & Chips
Tina is in England, eating fish & chips and having a good time. Tired, but having fun and there safe and sound. She's going into London today!

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Medicine, more of an art than a science
From a article on Reuters:

The art and science of anesthesiology is choosing the right dose," he said. "There is very little difference between the effective dose and the toxic dose of most anesthetics..." He said scientists do not fully understand how anesthesia works...

Well that makes me feel so much better...

Tommy T's
Went to Tom & Jennifer's after dropping Tina @ DIA.
Sushi, prayer, worship, Starbucks... hey, doesn't get much better than that!
The worship was very cool. Laid down several tracks on 2 different songs. First one very powerful, strong drums, just a great battle song. Very cool stuff. Second song was very laid back, kind of bluesy I guess. Kind of made me think of someone sitting on the porch of a swamp shack, Spanish moss hanging around; just mellowly(a word?) worshipping God.
Collaborating was so fun. Just great to get together with worshippers of like mind and work on a project. Jennifier writes some great stuff.
Very cool. I need to get back soon.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Good and Bad
Taking Tina up to DIA today so she can go visit Becky in England for a week. Very cool for her, but I'll miss her. :-(
But... since I'm up in Denver anyway, Jaime and I will be going over to Tommy T's to check out their recording and maybe lay down some percussion tracks. That will be very cool!
Riding in the car, taking Jaime to piano, singing a Third Day song.
Me: I'm trying to sing higher, since you said I shouldn't sing it so low.
J: Body shaking as she turns towards the window
Me: What? Why are you laughing
J: still laughing. I'm not laughing! in an innocent voice
Me: What, is my voice bad.
J: Turning towards me. No, your voice is fine. I'm not laughing, and she obviously is.
Me: Yes you are laughing. Why are you laughing?"
J: Still laughing. Its just.... you are... sooo off key!, and now she is really laughing.
Me: Laughing, Well I never said I could sing.
I just love my kid. We just laugh all the time... even if it is about me. :-)

Monday, October 14, 2002

Living in the '02s
I thought these were pretty good... I usually won't post "humor mail" like this, but I did think they were funny... and true.

You know you're living in the 02's when:
1. You have 5 passwords, but can only remember one.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail your buddy who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they do not have e-mail addresses.
6. When you go home after a long day at work you still answer the phone in a business manner.
7. When you make phone calls from home, you accidentally insert a "9" to get an outside line.
8. You've sat at the same desk for four years and worked for three different companies.
9. Your company's welcome sign is attached with Velcro.
10. Your resume is on a diskette in your pocket.
11. You can only write on 'sticky pads'.
12. Your biggest loss from a system crash was when you lost all of your best jokes.
13. Your supervisor doesn't have the ability to do your job.
14. Contractors outnumber permanent staff and are more likely to get long-service awards.
15. Board members salaries are higher than all the Third World countries annual budgets combined.
16. Interviewees, despite not having relevant knowledge or experience, terminate the interview when told of the starting salary.
17. Free food left over from meetings is your staple diet.
18. Your supervisor gets a brand-new state-of-the-art laptop with all the latest features, while you have time to go for lunch while your computer boots up.
19. Being sick is defined as you can't walk or you're in hospital.
20. There's no money in the budget for the five permanent staff your department desperately needs, but they can afford four full-time management consultants advising your boss's boss on strategy.
21. Your relatives and family describe your job as "works with computers".


22. You read this entire list, and kept nodding and smiling.
23. As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your "friends".
Update Monday morning. Yup, made a fatal error by not playing Culpepper. Current score is 49 to 60, with the other team having their QB to play tonight. So, I'm 11 points down, and I'm done. However, if I had played Culpepper instead of Brunell, I'd be at 78. And then if I had also played the Saints(31) instead of the Cowboys(7), I'd have picked up another 24 points, and be at 102. Unlikely that Garcia would score 42 points, so I would have won. The good news is that the potential was there, if I had played the right players. So *maybe* I'll do better next week...
My record is now 3-3, with my division looking like it will be 4-2, 3-3, 3-3 and 1-5, but I won't know until after tonight's game. So... I'm just one back and tied for 2nd... Ever the optimist. :-S

Sunday, October 13, 2002

So... I know why I don't manage a football team. :-S
I struggled all week with which QB to play. Culpepper or Brunell. Culpepper had been having a little trouble, but all the NFL guru's, etc. said he would probably do pretty good. So, I figured I'd play him, since he is my starting QB. But then I also read some stuff that said that Brunell should do excellent. That the Titans had no pass defense, and he should get some really good numbers.
So, I'm at church, working, but watching the game via the internet... and I notice that Brunell isn't putting up any good numbers. Then I notice that there is another QB in. Great, the only thing that would make me feel worse is if Culpepper got good numbers. Then I check his score. 30 points! Great... I'm currently sitting at 30 points, the team I'm playing is at 60, so I'm 30 points behind. :-( If I had played Culpepper, I'd be at 59, and still have Portis and Morten Anderson left in, plus Kyle Brady (if he gets anything). The other team still has Garcia @ QB tomorrow night... but I would have probably been in good shape. Sigh... should have gone with my first instinct. In fact I put Culpepper in a few times this week, but then on Saturday went with a hunch that Brunell would do good. So much for my hunches. :-(

Saturday, October 12, 2002

I pull up to Captain D's to grab some dinner. Next to me is a working man's truck. No hood, primer everywhere, kind of beat up looking, a couple of hitches on the back.
I'm standing in line when a woman comes in and starts talking to a guy waiting for his food. They head outside.
I get my food and head out, and see them standing by his truck.
Him, laughing: Well I don't think you could hurt my truck.
Her, concern in her voice: Yeah, I probably hurt my car worse than your truck.
He looks at his truck, not even seeing a dent.
She wonders over and starts looking at her rather new looking car.
Not sure what happened... I'm guessing she pulled in and hit him somehow.
The thing that struck me the most was how decent it was of her to come in looking for the guy. Lots of people would have taken one look at the truck and just chalked it up. She didn't even scratch it, at least not that he could tell. And her car was probably messed up some. But she still went looking for him, because it was the right thing to do.
Now that's relaxing!
Driving home, coming up the on ramp, last rays of sun shinning across the valley, trees all yellow. Then I see him. Sitting in a chair (the kind that comes in a bag), feet propped up on his backpack, sunglasses on, thumb up. Just kicking back, waiting for a ride. Relaxing and catching the last few rays before winter starts setting in

Friday, October 11, 2002

Blogging, what else?
Another Friday night, not much going on, everyone is asleep. Might as well hop on the net and do some blogging. Mostly at Fusion Worship, not here.
Talking to myself
So, is anyone out there? Probably not. Maybe at some point I'll put this link on my signature. But for now, I'm probably pretty much talking to myself, although there may be a few people (like Jaime) reading this.
Comments anyone?
I was reading The Homeless Guy, and noticed he had comments. I thought that was kind of cool, so figured I'd try it out.
I actually added a comment, and then editted this entry. Turns out it was pretty easy.
I'm kind of amazed at all this free stuff that is out there to help you do this kind of stuff. Pretty cool.
Maintainable code, why bool can be bad as a parameter
Having grown used to using some form of a Boolean as a parameter, it has been nagging me how unreadable this makes the calls to the method using them as parameters. In more expressive languages, which use keywords (or named parameters) such as Bliss, LISP, our CLIPS extensions, etc. it isn't too bad... because you have something like foo(:doSomething) or foo(:doSomething True). However, in C++, it just looks like foo(True). And when you have multiple parameters, it can make remembering what (True) means rather difficult.
I usually just resolve this by grumbling about how stupid C++ is, and why doesn't it have a better way to do this; rather than doing something constructive like thinking about a solution. :-}. Today I ran across an article that had a great explanation of why you should use enums rather than bool for these type of paramters. Great stuff. Sometimes (most the time?) you just have to read someone elses words to realize how obvious something is. ;-)

Thursday, October 10, 2002

How many hidden bugs?
So, how long does it take to find all the bugs in your code? We have code that was probably written in '97, been in production since '97 or '98, and we just now found a bug... and that wasn't because it didn't work. We were in fixing some stuff... cause in C++ the fact that something compiles, and even works, doesn't gurantee it will work forever. Oh yeah, you aren't supposed to do that. It can work, but it isn't guranteed to work. Sigh Anyway, I'm in code reviewing the fix, and I look at another method (yeah, I like that term instead of function - sue me) and I think... How does this work. It isn't even doing close to what it says, and upon further examination I figure out that it just happens to work. The fact that whole blocks of code are ignored works out because there is only one caller, and they just happen to set up things right so that it works out ok. And it's only been that way for 6 or 7 years.
Just makes you wonder how many bugs are out there just waiting to raise their nasty heads!
HTML as a writting format
Just a off-the-cuff, minny discussion.
I use to consider HTML something that you'd use to write web pages, for the most part. Yeah, once in a while you'd use it for something that was displayed on a web page. Something like this, or other web based news groups I've been a part of. But lately I've come to realize that it is really a simple, yet formatted, way to write other mildly complex documents.
Since writting (probably can't tell from my spelling or grammer :-S), is part of my job, I end up writting a large number of documents. I use to write everything as a .doc file. As I became less of a designer, and more of a architect, i.e., keeper of the standards, release notes writter, generator of raw API documentation, etc., I was creating a large number of very small documents. As I started putting more and more of this information on the web, I started, of course, writting it all in HTML. This gradually migrated to the point where even medium size documents that I would normally generate as a .doc file, and then mail to someone, I'm now writting as HTML.
Using Netscape Composer, you can get some pretty simple formatting (but enough to do mildly complex things) and it is much more light-weight than say some word processor. Plus it is in TEXT so you rarely have corruption problems.
Anyway, whereas I use to write a majority of documents in a word processor outputting them as .doc files, I now primarly use HTML. In fact, I'm not sure of the last time I created a doc file.
Just a thought. :-)
You're never to young to Worship
Update on the latest Children's Church worship. It was a good time, and we are getting very positive feedback. Thank you God!
Hazards of blogging
I'm reading Mighty Girl, and going back through some of her favorites and I as I'm setting my sandwich down, I crack up, knocking the top onto my desk, where I end up getting mayo all over my phone cord.
Well if not hazzardous to your health, it can at least be messy for your desk.
A bit moody today, so it was well worth the laugh.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Another losing week for the Wolverines...

I played Warrick Dunn, and benched Clinton Portis , on the advice of the gurus, even though he did well for me the week before. CP scored 17 points and WD scored 2! So, I could have picked up 15 points! Well, I lost by 17, so I would have lost anyway... but I'm definately playing him next week!

Our division is now in a 3 way tie for the lead, at 3-2. And the other team is 0-5. Within the league there is one 4-1 and eight 3-2! So... I'm still in the lead... but not feeling real great about it. Although, it looks like (based on stats) that I should win next week... so I still think I'm holding on!
Things that make me melt

  • Tiffany, 15 years old, Disney World, walking up to Mickey for an autograph. The one look was worth the $5000 it cost for the week.
  • Tina - when her eyes say "I love you"
  • The look in Jaime's eyes, yesterday, as I move over in my go-cart and she yells as she speeds by "Thanks Daddy!"

I've been truely blessed. I feel for fathers that don't get along with their daughters. Besides a wife's love, there isn't much better than the expressions that make a father melt.

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Girls are different than Guys
Contrary to what some enligthened people think, it is true that girls are different from guys. Last night's SHOC was a great example of that!
Pastor Rick really felt we were supposed to pray for everyone, so we all joined in a circle and prayed for the person in the middle. This was taking some time, and we were running out of time, so he split us into two groups. Guys praying for guys, girls for girls. About 10 minutes later the guys were done. Probably an hour after that the girls were done. Pretty much the same amount of people. Guys are just pretty brief for the most part. "You're cool, God thinks you're great. You're going to do great things." Girls tend to be much more emotional. "I love you. I'm going to cry now. You are the most awesome person in the world."
Nothing wrong with either approach. God just made us different. It was a very cool thing. Some great words, some great prayer... but most of it kind of personal, so I won't post it here. But it just struck me once again that, yeah, guys and girls are different. :-)
The Homeless Guy
Saw a post for a blog, from another blog. Checked it out. It was for TheHomelessGuy. I figured I'd post a link on my blog, 'cause it looked kind of interesting. I haven't read much of it yet, but I didn't want to lose the link, and as Gigs could attest, I've got way too many bookmarks.
So, I'm not saying this is the coolest thing in the world, but it looked interesting so I'm posting it here. I try and be kind of careful, 'cause I'd hate for someone to follow one of my links and read something really trashy or something, but it was cool to see he posted:

I have made this blog for ALL people to read. This includes children. Because of this, I will not tolerate any foul or abusive language in the comment boxes.

That's cool. Much stuff on the internet figures that it is their free right to post garbage, so I was happy to see the above. Anyway it looks like something interesting.

Friday, October 04, 2002

Fall Prayer
There is nothing quite like Fall Prayer. Praying with a bunch of teens outside their school. The air a cool 42 degrees. Seeing the steam as we prayer. Holding shivering hands. The mountains purple in the background. Listening to their prayers. Praying for their school, healing, doing well on their tests. Praying for strength to continue with prayer, their families, that the air conditioning will be off and their classes will be warm. That they'll be a light to their fellow students and serve them. Breaking up, hugging, laughing, and going off to their day.
Its a very cool thing, and certainly beats sleeping in! Youth are so great. I pray God that you answer all their prayers. Heal them, keep them warm, help them to be a light, and help them to recall all the answers for their tests!

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Yes, I'm a Geek
Put out the fire. Found a bug in CLIPS. Fixed the bug and all is well on the system again. Pretty fun digging through the CLIPS code. Gary Riley and crew deserve a lot of credit for writting a very nice system.
And while I'm talking about Geek things, I figured I'd post a link to the patent on which I'm listed as one of the inventors!
Windy pics
Some pictures of my cousin Windy off her web site:

  • with Sting
  • with her brother Danny (who used to destroy my room when he was a little kid) and some other band members
  • in a promo shot, looking like Stevie Nicks, imo.
I was talking to Aunt Dale this weekend about Dave's web site and Steve mentioned that Windy also had a web site. So I checked it out. Wow!
Its kind of weird. You grow up with someone, their family lives at your house for a while. You hang out with them, then you grow up. Move away, lose touch, and before you know it, its been 20 years and their they've got an album out and are touring as a backup singer. And you really never knew. Cool that I know now, but kind of sad how we lose touch.