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Sunday, December 31, 2000
Well it's New Year's Eve. Yee-haw. Heather and I are going over to Tony's house and are going to spend New Year's with him and Abby. I'm not sure what we'll be doing special... except maybe playing Twister. Is that special?
I'm still on my quest for a digital camera. Chief told me Fuji might not be honoring the $50 rebate on the Finepix 1400 Zoom, which is my top pick at the moment. I'm just trying to find the best price on it.
I'm kind of disappointed at the lack of email from the boyz at school. I've gotten one from Mike, and a couple from Chief, and one (provoked) from Chris. No EDU's, and I'm very disappointed at that.
Work's going okay, but pretty busy, since it's the end of the year and we're two years behind. Ugh.
posted by David Miller 12/31/2000 03:18:10 PM -LINK-

Wednesday, December 27, 2000
I don't have much time right now, but I had my first day back at work today, and it was okay. A lot of things have changed. The weather is bad. Big surprise. Heather is in Massilon. I am in Chardon. Grrr. Oh yeah, Abby got engaged to Tony yesterday. She has quite a large rock on her hand. It's amazing how much email you can get in a couple of days.
I'm on the search for a digital camera. I got an I O U from my parents for one. I'm trying to get the most bang for my buck. Most places have pretty low stock. That sucks.
I've gotta go spend time with my family now... later....
posted by David Miller 12/27/2000 07:12:48 PM -LINK-

Thursday, December 21, 2000
Well I'm back home. It's nice to be home. I finshed wrapping up my Christmas presents tonight.. well, all but one that I'm still working on for Heather. After a little bit of trying I got NetZero up and running, since MyPoints Connect went under. Someday I'll probably end up paying for internet service... but today's not it.
I got the caller ID box I ordered from Target.com. It's translucent red ("Watermelon") and I got it for $5.50 with free shipping. They also sent this cool little plastic pouch and a mini-magnetic poetry kit (with certain Target-related words included). I have been wanting a magnetic poetry kit, so it was really strange yet very cool that they sent this one.
Heather is coming over tomorrow. I'm excited. She rules. I can't wait to marry her.
One of the very nice things about not being behind the firewall/proxy at GCC is that I can actually FTP right to my website, without having to telnet to an unused school server and ftp from there to my website after uploading to the school server via ftp from my computer. Yep.
posted by David Miller 12/21/2000 11:32:24 PM -LINK-

I really don't like waking up when I don't get enough sleep. I didn't get enough sleep. Therefore, I really don't like waking up.
I have my Media Theory final at 9 AM. It's a two-essay exam. Hooray (that was sarcastic, but I can't remember the escape character to use fake tags...). At least I get to go home after I'm done... well, after I'm done and I pack my stuff up... well, after I'm done and pack my stuff up and load my car in the freezing cold. (Note: This could probably continue forever, but to avoid being labled a "whiner" I will end here).
Hopefully I'll be able to put up a few posts over break, but with limited Internet Access, we'll see...
posted by David Miller 12/21/2000 08:10:18 AM -LINK-

Wednesday, December 20, 2000
Yet Another Silly Diddlebug Drawling
Ben made a picture of himself in 5 years...
posted by David Miller 12/20/2000 04:58:19 PM -LINK-

New DiddleBug Drawlings
Well, I had Mike take a break from playing Rally 1000 on my Palm V (a version of Mille Bornes, you can also find on PalmGear), and draw a picture. Here is is:

I also drew a couple today, which are very poor, but I'm posting them anyway...

That's supposed to be Chris in his chair, by the way, with his 21" monitor in front of him. That's his second most used position (after the "sleeping in his bed" position, of course).
posted by David Miller 12/20/2000 02:45:06 PM -LINK-

All Hail the Pitfall Champion
Yes, it's true. Apparently, someone finally acheived a perfect score in the Atari game Pitfall. Better yet, he's an aerospace engineer for NASA.. I found this over at Geeknews.NET, which just recently went independent of Geeknews.COM, and has a kickin' webpage. Check it out, yo.
I wonder if anyone has gotten a perfect score in Kaboom. When I brought my Atari to school Sophomore year, that was definitely the game of choice (especially for Mike).
posted by David Miller 12/20/2000 11:37:32 AM -LINK-

I worked on the layout of this log a little more. It's getting a lot closer to what I want. I still have to decide what I want to do with the sidebar, and with the overall color scheme of my site. The black is just too dark...
I really need to start studying for my Systems Analysis final. I made up a short practice quiz using a program called WebQuestions. Pretty easy stuff. I also need to get my stuff packed up sometime.
Heather called tonight, so I got to talk to her for a bit. She is so funny! I am so unbelievably blessed to have her in my life...
I tried out a variety of servers for hosting my local webpage. Included in the mix were AnalogX's SimpleServer.WWW, IMatix's Xitami, HSWeb, Sambar Server, Savant Web Server, and vqServer. I found these all at WebAttack.com, which has a ton of freeware applications for web developers. Also, I have about 20 programs from AnalogX installed on my computer, and I DEFINITELY recommend visiting this guys site!
Anyway, I basically decided that I like the SimpleServer.WWW best for simplicity and ease of setup, but Xitami has a lot of nice extras. A deciding factor was that I couldn't figure out how to get a log from SimpleServer.
posted by David Miller 12/20/2000 12:57:19 AM -LINK-

Tuesday, December 19, 2000
Well, that wasn't much of an anniversary celebration, now was it? I've worked on my site some more (www.djmjr.f2s.com), but mostly on my locally hosted site, trying out different CGI scripts and such. F2S has CGI hosting, but they don't have Telnet, which is a pain.
Really, there isn't much going on. Oh, I turned in my Investments test yesterday. Hopefully I did well, cause I didn't do so hot on the last two tests. My next final is tomorrow at 7:00 PM in System's Analysis.
I'm not sure how often I'll be able to update these logs over Christmas break, since I'll probably have limited internet access... unless I take some time at lunch at work. I'll be working at Ohio Physical Therapy again, in the billing department. I'm not sure what I'll be doing... probably a lot of data entry and odd job stuff. Oh well, I need to pay for books for next semester somehow. And the lady's are fun to work with...
posted by David Miller 12/19/2000 02:12:08 PM -LINK-

Monday, December 18, 2000
I was just looking at the weblog archives and realized that this is the one-year anniversary of this weblog! Yee-haw!
posted by David Miller 12/18/2000 02:53:36 PM -LINK-

Sunday, December 17, 2000
On Saturday I rediscovered a fabulous application on my Palm V... Diddlebug! This sketching/reminder program lets you doodle to your heart's content using different shades and pen thicknesses, and then you can even set an alarm to your drawing/memo. There's also a desktop companion (both are freeware) which allows you to view the images created in Diddlebug, and save them in BMP format. Here are some of the things Heather and drew. I have cropped them and converted them to gif's, but that's all...
posted by David Miller 12/17/2000 11:08:14 PM -LINK-

Well, I'm actually writing this Sunday night (17 DEC 2000, @ 20:39 EST), but the proxy's down (again) here at school, so I don't have internet access. None of the Free ISP's (of course, how many are left anymore?) have access numbers here in little Grove City. Bah.
I had a very nice weekend with Heather. I always do, though...
Speaking of Heather, one of the Christmas presents I ordered for her from Amazon.com won't be coming. I ordered it about 2 weeks ago, and I just got an email saying that they didn't have any more and wouldn't be getting anymore. That made me a little upset. There's really not much I can do about it, but it made me upset. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't shop there if they weren't the only major retailer I can get Gift Certificates for.
The weather wasn't too great on my way home. But with God's mercy I made it back without a problem. The worst part of the trip was when I was having a little trouble making it up a small hill in the GCC parking lot. Go figure.
posted by David Miller 12/17/2000 09:07:19 PM -LINK-

Saturday, December 16, 2000
I'm at Heather's house... just had to check my email and place an order for X10 stuff... so I figured I'd write a quick update...
We had a nice visit with her dad and his wife, Debbie. We rode up there (to Ravenna) with Nikki and Brice, since we had to go past their house anyway. I saw the largest coaster collection ever... and a ton of Precious Moments (Debbie collects both those, I guess). I had never seen tennis raquet coasters. Now I've seen 3 different sets. It was interesting...
I also did some Investments. I read over the test and started reading the related text. I figured out that I could get a B- in there if I do well on the test. Maybe even a B. That would be very nice.
Apparently, the deadline for our Software Engineering project is midnight tonight. Jeff and Jen are getting it done, hopefully.
posted by David Miller 12/16/2000 07:52:19 PM -LINK-

Friday, December 15, 2000
Today is my last day of classes before finals. That doesn't necessarily make me sad...
So all I have left today is my final presentation for Software Engineering, and our "ReserveIt! Online Room Reservation System" project. We have to hand in our finished project tomorrow if we want to avoid taking the final. I want to avoid taking the final.
Speaking of finals, I'll only be taking two real finals. As noted above, my Software Engineering final is optional, and my Investments professor decided to become my favorite teacher by giving us a take-home final. Whoo-hoo!
I'm going to Heather's after class today. Tomorrow we have Christmas at her dad's house. Yep.
posted by David Miller 12/15/2000 01:58:28 PM -LINK-

Well, I finally went ahead and started FTP'ing this log to another server, one which actually works. So there should be more regular updates now... or something.
I started another weblog to keep track of my progress in incorporating home automation techniques into my dorm room. I realized how ugly the default interface for these logs is (what this log currently is), and so have gone about learning tables and nested tables more in depth in order to improve the aesthetics. The source from Ars-Technica helped me immensely. It's very well documented and is a nicely setup page. I'm still working on getting it to look like the picture in my head...
posted by David Miller 12/15/2000 01:52:12 PM -LINK-

Wednesday, December 13, 2000
posting on F2S
posted by David Miller 12/13/2000 06:09:39 PM -LINK-

Just checking for FTP
posted by David Miller 12/13/2000 06:02:34 PM -LINK-

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