June 2003

June 30, 2003

Our Summer Vacation

The gardens of Vaux le Vicomte.

We’ve been diligently posting photos to a new album featuring our trip to Paris.

I still can’t believe we were there.

June 29, 2003

Virtual Hosts and Symbolic Links

Last night I finagled my way into setting up the Apache web server on my laptop to serve multiple sites from multiple directories. This means I that I can keep the various projects I’m working on better organized and it helps to facilitate synchronization between the local test site and the live site. The only part I haven’t been able to figure out is how to get the local virtual hosts to follow symbolically linked directories but it’s not that big of an issue. If you’re interested in setting up this functionality on your own Mac OS X installation, you can read all about it on Evolt.

June 26, 2003

Wait for it…

…and we’re back.

We have, of course, been back for nearly two weeks now. I found I needed to ease back into things as much as possible. Including this website. I couldn’t stay away long though. And, in the so-called “off” time, I’ve been tinkering with a new PHP-powered monstrosity of my own devising, affectionately code-named “Big Fat Headache”. More on that later.

How was the trip you ask? Awesome. Friendly people. Amazing architecture. Great weather. Impressive churches. Excellent food. Phenomenal museums. (I’m running out of synonyms for “nice”.) We had a lot of fun. Tabitha kept me from starving to death and getting horribly lost by coaxing me into actually talking to people. The only major detractor was that my allergies went off the charts constantly and the Allegra didn’t help.

What have we been up to since we’ve been back you ask? Lots. We went to Art’s high school graduation party. We went hiking in Point Reyes. We decided to reorganize almost every piece of furniture in our apartment and are in the process of adding more. I made my first purchase from an Apple Store and got my very own iSight. Which rules. And last but not least, Tabitha has decided that graduate school is not for her and is off to bigger and better things.

What’s everyone else been up to?

June 4, 2003

The Other Side

Our plane chairs.

In about 24 hours we’ll be on a plane. The plane will take us to the other side of the world. Looking and walking and painful, awkward, translingual conversations with complete strangers will ensue. We will soak up everything that’s different. There will be no work, no web, no email, no RSS. If I’m lucky then no one will curse at me in Italian because I’m 12 and I didn’t realize that wearing your hat into a cathedral is an affront to the almighty. Excessive mayonnaise will probably be carefully scraped from something we eat. Photos will be taken. Notes will be taken. I will read my book. She will read hers. We will be back on this side much too soon.

[Also: I tried to resist mentioning the unmitigated awesomeness that are our plane chairs but I just can’t help myself. Would you look at that thing? It’s huge!]

June 1, 2003

Many Happy Returns

I shot up to Santa Rosa today to celebrate my grandma’s 80th birthday. Much fun was had by all. Photos of said event may be forthcoming by parties other than myself. It was an honor to be able to be there for her birthday and I was happy to be able to talk to Art about his upcoming graduation from high school since I’ll unfortunately be out of the country at the time.

I also stumbled across something pretty great through iWalt.com today. While flipping though the personal websites of people in the Profiles section, I came across Mark’s entry about Eddie Izzard’s new tour. From his site I surfed to Izzard’s, from Izzard’s I surfed to Ticketmaster, and in September, we’re so there. Thanks Mark.

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