Sep 22

The site should be fixed now. I got hosting by a hosting service since BellSouth DSL is retarded and I didn’t feel like messing with it anymore. And I got tired of listening to people complaining. Tell me if you see something broken, because then I’ll put it on the fasttrack for fixing.

I don’t have a lot to talk about. Work is going great.

I got nothing

Actually there is something I’m excited about, and that’s stock prices:) I got stock options as part of my, uh, whatever you call it…hiring package…and our stock is doing well. They have to vest, which means that after working a year I have access to 1/4th of the options, and then so many more per month for 3 years. So I’ve been watching with great interest, I can see now why stock tickers are so popular. Yesterday if I could have cashed in my options I would have made over $11,000…for clicking some buttons on a website. So anyway, paying rent on an apartment irks me so I’ll probably hold on to them until they’re worth enough and enough vest so I can get the down payment on a condo or house and use it for that. That’s cool because I don’t really want to save up for that…ha.

I’m going to a company picnic saturday. I feel all old and crap. That’s strange

I think I have cancer. I need to figure out all this insurance stuff (I have health insurance but don’t really know how to use it) and go see a doctor before I die. I don’t want to think about it…and then what do I get in my mailbox but a mass email about a guy I knew in school, my age, who just died from skin cancer. Ugh.

Sep 21

Today I released the project that has been stewing for a few weeks, I am excited, drumroll please, iTunesAlarm!

At work I’ve had the same computer for quite a while, a 450 mHz p3 with 256 megs of ram, and lately it’s just been way too slow to put up with.  So I requested a RAM upgrade…and received a brand new machine containing a 3.2 gHz hyperthreaded p4 with a gig of ram and an 80 gig SATA hard drive.  Needless to say I wept in joy.  Since my computer here is just an athlon xp 2500+ with half a gig of RAM, I decided that hey I should take my older 19″ monitor to work, and just stay late a lot 🙂  So after my 8 hours of working yesterday I switched to working on iTunesAlarm and got it finished and left work around 11 pm.  Anyway…um…I’m hungry.

Oct 11

Slow Going

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I never really realized how much code supports progoth.com. I have tons of (pretty bad) Perl code holding progoth.com together, and now that I’m doing a mass conversion to PHP….it’s taking a while.

So anyway, I got a user manager pieced together, and the new Apply for Access page works. I also added a feature I should have done years ago, which is the ability to look up your login from your username or email address. It’s accessible from the Apply for Access page.

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