I seem to be stuck in a 1 week per diary entry. Well, I was
supposed to be in LA from last Saturday to today, but the
trip got canned. I was very happy to get to stay home.
JabberIM and WinJab are still progressing at "internet"
speeds, much to the dismay of my normal sleep habits.
Thanks goes out to 'eff' who helped me get file transfers
working really slick in WinJab using the direct client-
client method. We are still working on Firewall stuff.
After much deliberation over the past week, we've finally
hammered out a "temporary" vCard XML spec to use with
Jabber. Phew, it was a major production to get everyone on
the same page, and "sort-of" agree with the IETF Draft.
Work is absolutely insane. Besides my normal stuff
and 3D-Workshop), I just found out we got 2 more
measurement / automation contracts. One is small and easy,
the other is not. I can see my summer free time being
sucked away like a super-nova into a black-hole. <sigh> I
finally decided to scrap Quicktime off of my computer today
hoping I could get rid of the idiotic Quick-Time plugin
that was being used to display PNG files in IE5. Well, its
gone, and PNG's render fine inside of html pages, but by
themselves, the situation is about as automatic as my 5-
Speed transmission. Soon I think I might just nuke my HD
and install W2K.. or maybe I'll just tough it out until
I work a Koinonia weekend this weekend with a good
friend of mine. It should be really fun. Play lots of
music, do some chapels, etc.. It'll be a nice get-away from
the computer world for a few days.
My sister, who works at New Horizons, called
today and told me one the horses
she co-owns as sort of investment broke it's NECK
yesterday. It's still alive, but they aren't sure whats
going to happen. She is really bummin', as this was a money
making deal for her. It's really shocking news, we both
have been around the horse industry for a long time, and
this is the first time I've heard of one breaking its neck.
My back still hurts, but seems to be getting better..
Hopefully it's recovery, and warmer temperatures will
coincide so I can start climbing outdoors soon!