Thursday, October 26, 2006

Where does Google lead you if you're searching for freedom? Why you might even stumble across this blog entry someday. A year from now this entry could be three clicks away from a million web pages...

I'm three friendship/acquaintance links away from a St. Louis Cardinal. A friend of mine is friends with a friend of Taguchi, their outfielder. He's actually met him - he's watching the world series this year, saying to himself, "I know that guy." Kinda cool.

Just couldn't fall asleep right away tonight. Figured it was time to simplify the old blog, change the color up a bit and add a graphic logo finally. Whew... now I can sleep. :-)

Monday, October 09, 2006

I've mentally blogged my philosophical ramblings again and again while driving to work over the last several months. Seems it's just rare I get around to typing them in. Mostly I want to talk about freedom before it's too late. While I still have some, that is. Is anybody listening?

I've been shocked many times over the last few years as our elected officials in Washington, D.C. jump on the "we must make things safer" bandwagon. Meanwhile, they're throwing our freedoms into the toilet and flushing before they think about the downstream consequences of their actions.

Freedom. Belief. Love. The most powerful forces in the human universe are not physical at all, but spiritual, ethereal, intangible, invisible. What's stronger - the gravity that holds you to the surface of the earth or the bond of love that holds you

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

It's alive...!


That thing you were supposed to check back in March for... Well, it's here. March, May, you know how it goes. Last week Robin and I posted some of our latest sweat and tears to with a little hosting help from our friend, Mr. Fahrni. Our latest online venture takes us into the world of online advertising for the masses. It's one of the waves of the future. Buy a link to your website, we'll publish it for you for a quarter, a year or a lifetime!

So... browse on over to and buy yourself an online advertisement. It's cheaper than Google, easy to do and could just send thousands upon thousands of web surfers to your site.

Keep an eye on it to see how it grows and morphs as we get more customers. Should be one of two things: completely stagnant or quite interesting over the next year or so. Time will tell if we've wasted our time. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

(Not that Rachel will read it... but there it is. I am "The Giddyup Man.")

Did I mention it's cold out? Holy single digits Batman!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Wow. It's cold out.

Wow! Cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, cold, COLD!

It's all the way up to 19 degrees F here today. How about where you are? Did I say wow??

Check back in March... Exciting news pending... :-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Whoops. Missed December. (Mumble, mumble, let's post something before January is over, mumble, mumble.)

Happy New Year everybody!

I try not to get too technical here, but I'm going to today, because I keep forgetting how to do this, despite my computer hacking skills. This post might end up being a future reminder to myself for the next time I forget. I've done this several times over the last few years and keep forgetting the specifics. When you forget things, you have to derive them from scratch and/or look stuff up here, there and everywhere all over again. And the documentation's not that helpful when you are able to find it, so here it is...

Here's how to make an ActiveX control fill Internet Explorer's window via HTML and get rid of all the "ugly" blank space around it and the silly useless scroll bar:
VALUE="String value for the custom property named MyPropName."
Obviously, you'll have to replace the blahblah and the MyPropName with something useful.

And if you write your own ActiveX control using ATL, take this little piece of advice... Implement IPersistPropertyBag and add entries for any properties specifiable via "HTML param name/value pairs" as PROP_ENTRY lines in between BEGIN_PROP_MAP and END_PROP_MAP.

Wow. Now if I forget, I'll hopefully be able to find my own post with Google... ;)

Thanks for your patience. Less geek speak next time. That's a promise!