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Posted December 13, 2011

Way back in 1996, a website was born - this one!  Now it's become my primary 'sandox.'  I'm a web developer and this is where I come to play.  The site has become quite a jQuery playground lately - not so apparent to the viewer, but my management system that runs in the back is going largely to a JavaScript GUI.


Looks like it's from the set of "Mad Men"
Posted December 4, 2011

I'm said to have great Flea Market and Garage Sale Chi.  Let's see...last summer I found (an oldie but goodie) HP laser printer for $10 and it works great...a pressure cooker (BIG one) for $7 for canning, and the list goes on. 


Don't Touch the Remote
Posted November 26, 2011

Brutus is a funny cat and he guarded the remote on Thanksgiving.  I guess he wanted to make sure he could watch some bowl games...not sure how he found out about them...


Getting ready for Turkey Day
Posted November 21, 2011

So I'm getting ready for Turkey Day - I had hand paintined glasses last year and have more guests this year, so I went to the dollar store - and they had the same ones again.  I spent the afternoon painting 6 more.  They came out pretty nice.


Revamping the Home Workspace
Posted November 16, 2011

So work gave me vpn - which means I can do work from home.  Problem is, the nature of the content I work on...anyone passing by could see my monitors and what I'm looking at/working I had bought this wonderful dual monitor arm and set it up on the side 'return' of the desk which it was designed for anyway...


First Fire o' 2011/2012 Winter
Posted November 6, 2011

It went from Indian Summer to brrrr cold almost overnight.   Our 'middle' fireplace puts out a lot of heat - our landlord mentioned this to us (the only thing we ever burned in it was duraflames....) so this was our first actual wood fire in it.


A Google Easter Egg
Posted November 4, 2011

While showcasing the power of CSS3, one of Google's programmers created this cool easter egg.*  Go to and type "do a barrel roll" without the quotes in the search field.  Geek fun!


*Easter egg:  an intentional hidden message or in-joke which can be hidden in a computer program, web page, video game, dvd, etc. has a pretty complete list.


Posted October 31, 2011

Can't believe it's that time already.  I saw this template in my HTML 5 weekly newsletter last week and couldn't resist.


Spacerock - RELOADED
Posted September 18, 2011

I've been waiting for this moment for a long time.  I had started this project a few months ago and now that I have taken a class in CSS3/HTML5, I went in and blew up what I had done.  It is my pleasure to introduce the new Spacerock.


Getting Ready to Launch the New Spacerock
Posted August 14, 2011

So I've been working for a while on a facelift for this website.  The 15th anniversary of this website is coming up on December 10th - I thought it was in 2012 but just checked.  Wow. 

I've been working in a lot of new technologies lately - particularly HTML5, CSS3, and taking the much needed leap to learn javaSccript.  The new site will launch hopefully by September 1.  You can take a look around by clicking here.


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