Okay, so the “Best Wife in the World” award once again goes to my wife, Sarah. We usually have 2 Christmases at our house. Everybody always gets together with their families for “real” Christmas, and so did we. But we also have a Christmas with all of our friends (which we call “UFKS Christmas”) a week or two before “real” Christmas, so that we can all get together without having to compete with other family stuff.
So at UFKS Christmas this year, my wife let me open my “big present” early.
I’ve had 100 Gmail invites sitting in my account for the past few months. I know many people have an account already, but if there’s anybody out there who doesn’t, I’m handing them out. But there is one condition… you have to leave a joke in the comments. And not one of those lame “why did the chicken cross the road” jokes, but a good one. Alright. Who’s got the first one?
Today she turns four.
I have a long drive to and from work — an hour fifteen to an hour and a half, and I don’t get to spend as much quality time with my daughter as I’d like. Sure, we sit together in the car, but that’s not always the same. Whenever it’s just she and I, we’ll oftentimes make up silly songs on-the-spot, we’ll tell jokes, and I’ll ask her questions to continually try to find out what makes her tick.
The long-awaited Firefox 1.5 is now available, as well as a new Mozilla.com site.
You can download the new release from Mozilla.com, or if the servers are overloaded, you can get them from Skyzyx: Downloads.
Firefox 1.5 for Windows Firefox 1.5 for Mac OS X
I’ve succumbed to the dark side. My brother, my sister, my 2 best friends, and another really close friend were all telling me about this great website where you can find anybody you’ve ever known because everybody is on it.
I’m now on MySpace. *Hangs head in shame*
I want to apologize to all of you that had any respect for me as a person, a blogger, a web developer, a music lover, or anything else. I have let you all down.
Okay, so have I ever mentioned how cool my wife is? Yeah. I had my 26th birthday last week, and when I got home that night, I had one of these awesome little toys waiting for me. The 60GB model. Yeah.
But that one was broken.
So I exchanged it for a new one, and that one has been awesome. Combine that with Tivo, Tivo AutoPilot, and a few hours of patience, and I was watching Tivo’d episodes of Alias, Lost, Veronica Mars, and the Mind of Mencia on my iPod the next day (which came in handy because I had a lot of riding-in-a-car to do that day).
As the first public step towards unveiling my upcoming website, I’m unveiling Skyzyx: Downloads. This is a collection of Flash animations, sound clips, video clips, and various freeware/trialware software downloads I’ve collected over the last couple of years. It’s not yet exhaustive, but I want to see what the bandwidth transfer is going to be on these files before I add more stuff I’ve been collecting.
This has actually been up for about a year, but was never made public. This is where the Standalone Internet Explorers, latest Firefox releases, and other bits of software will live too.
Todd Dominey and I have been doing the same things recently — ripping our CD collections to MP3 and ditching the physical albums.
I began ditching CD’s for MP3’s back in the [Real] Napster heyday. Back in 1999, I could see it all coming together — I could have all of my music on my computer, burn my own custom CD’s, and not have to carry around jewel cases or CD binders. I liked CD binders because they were nowhere near as bulky as jewel cases and I could organize my music better, but my CD’s always ended up getting scratched to heck.