1:12 AM Saturday, May 31, 2014
This time last week we (Tracy, Lucy and I) were rolling through downtown Minneapolis getting to our hotel room. Jackson stayed with the in-laws while we went north for Booter's wedding. Good time. Al, Nicole, and Luke were all in town as well, so the whole family went up. Good times. Didn't actually do any dancing. Did get to go swimming at the pool one day. That was nice. Also, the Westin in downtown Minneapolis is cool because the lobby/bar/restaurant is in a former bank. Driving wasn't too bad. Lucy's a great road tripper. Listened to a lot of This American Life while I drove. Except for that stretch around Eau Claire. No AT&T Data Coverage there. Hard to believe it's almost June. Hung out in Woodstock on Sunday night, picked up Jackson on Monday. More family hangouts on Tuesday, to see Lucy's Ballet Recital (no idea we were supposed to bring flowers), then went to the Shedd Aquarium, followed by dinner at Flo & Santos. And then a very short week at work.
6:23 AM Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I put new tires, Marathon Plus, on the Pacer Sunday night. Had to replace the tires that I had on there for all of 2 months because I had to dig a chunk of glass out of the front one last week I think? And all because I took Franklin to Orleans instead of Canal to Milwaukee to Halsted. Anyway, my favorite tires, because they're bulletproof. Except they make the bike feel like a tank. Much slower it seems. But totally worth it to not have to worry about flats anymore. Hopefully. Also put the Tubus Cargo rear rack on so I could use the Ortlieb Classic Rollers to bring the new suit back from work. Better that than taking the L and carrying it home. So maybe that also had something to do with the slowness. Felt slow. Lots of Half Days this month, today because both kids have doctor's appointments. Next week for Lucy's dance recital. Wondering if I should use the Apple dividends to buy Lucy an iPad. She's started playing with mine again.
11:34 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014
Found out officially that Lucy is allergic to peanuts. Or at least peanut butter. That was a fun night in the hospital. Always assumed, but now it's official, and we get to carry around epi-pens. Got a house, well, what's officially a 3 unit building we'll be deconverting to a single family home. Long process, so not sure when we'll actually get to move in. Finally got some help in the office with a real systems administrator hire. Hopefully will mean we can get more stuff done, and not just keeping our head above water. Not really keeping track of activities/events, so don't have anything to look back on to know what else has been going on. So going to try and start this up again. We'll see, as usual. Jackson's starting solid food, well, more like non bottle food, since it really isn't that solid. Seams to like it. Was hoping to switch to something cheaper than Picturelife for photo management/archive/sharing, but currently that's the best available still. And since I paid annually through November, might as well keep using it. Of course, I might switch again if Apple comes out with a real Photo Stream that works for families.
1:20 AM Friday, April 18, 2014
Webserver died a couple nights ago. Or actually, could have been even sooner. Or might not have actually died. I need to plug it into a monitor to see. It was the Mac mini (Mid 2007) running Debian. So reformatted and reinstalled Mavericks on Mac mini (Mid 2010) instead, and here we are. Good timing, because I had just set up BitTorrent Sync to sync all the files for backup as well as a true mysql backup job, so I had data from 4/16/2014. Hoping the hardware just died, and it's not getting hacked into constantly. Will have to wait and see how this one does. Pretty easy to get it all set up. I think anyway. Seemed to have a little issue getting PHP and MySQL up and running, and mcrypt for PHP installed as well. I put brew on it, but thinking I don't actually need it, and could have probably figured out a way around it. But it worked. Found out the web server was down because I wanted to actually do some work on it, mainly making the admin page for Daily Dose responsive by using Bootstrap, like the theme for the Memex is using. Maybe this weekend. And then maybe trying to use Bootstrap for Daily Dose itself as well, instead of the hack for mobile devices that I have now. But mostly back up and running. So that's good.