It’s funny what you can learn when you actually pay attention, isn’t it. It turns out that for the last 10 years or so, I’ve not been the best programmer I could be. Now, I never had any grand illusions that I was the best there was. I know well and good there are many areas of my professional life that could be dramatically improved, but recently I was kind of thrust in to a world I thought I was already pretty well versed in. Boy, how wrong I was! Continue reading
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of my marriage to Jennifer Lee Colwell. In fives years we have experienced many of the classic problems that come with marriage. Learning manage our personalities. Learning to manage our finances. Learning to respect each other and love each other, even when we want to kill each other. And yet, through all of that I can say I love my wife more today than I did the day I married her. Continue reading
In today’s fast paced society, it’s so easy to get caught up and lose ourselves in all the humdrum of daily life. Everything is instant these days. Patience is a virtue few possess.
It’s funny how certain things trigger thoughts and ideas, but I just recently had a “conversation” in the comments on one of my wife’s old photos, from about 6 years ago. It made me really think. How often do we really stop to consider the things that really matter? Continue reading
This morning I was going through my Facebook feed and came across a video shared by one of the girls on the volleyball squad I help coach. The video depicted a woman beating the hell out a screaming child, probably 6-8 months old, with a pillow, slapping it across the head and bouncing stuff off it’s head. The child started to calm down and began crawling to it’s mother for comfort, she shoved it over then started hitting it, making it scream all over again. Continue reading
For months now, I’ve chronicled the state of my internet service on my facebook account. Well, after months and months of constant call to the support center and hearing “WOW! You’ve had 100 drops in the last week!” and having several technicians come out to the house, only to have them tell us “You’re getting full service. So what’s the problem?” and “We’re working to the spans right now, but you’re getting a perfect signal from DSLAM.” why are we no closer to getting a stable, reliable internet connection. That is what we’re paying them for right?
Well, in a new twist to this story, a neighbor of ours, also a Windstream customer, call the billing center to see if she could get some money on her bill. The woman on the other end of the line actually had the audacity to tell her “Well, you’re getting your internet for free anyway, so…”
Just this past week I was working on a project that required me to write an uploader script. Nothing new or revolutionary here. There was, however, one major fly in the ointment – the upload handling script was being hosted on a different domain to script that was submitting the upload request! This was causing the upload to fail, with NO obvious error messages and no feedback what so ever. All I got back, was a failed message and no reason why. Continue reading
I promise to love you, honour you and protect you for rest of my life. You are the missing piece to my puzzle. Without you I’m incomplete.
I offer you this ring as a token of my love and a symbol of our commitment to each other – Forever and unending.
For the last few days I’ve seen mention of Kony 2012 on Facebook and Youtube. Not knowing what it was, I finally got around to watching the video and what I saw now has me enraged. Continue reading
For some time now, my wife has been following the GOP primary with some interest. You see, she’s an avid Ron Paul supporter. I tend to be a little more apolitical most of the time, but over these last few months I’ve been somewhat forced to take notice of what is going on. Continue reading
There are moments in life that REALLY stretch you. Sometimes those moments are personal, such as a rough patch in your significant partnership, or an illness in the family, or even yourself. Sometimes those moments are sports related, such as an injury in the middle of a big game, or a slump in performance. Continue reading