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v7.0, February 26, 2015

Welcome to my recently remodeled Eclectic World!  This site serves as my central "hub" for all my various homes on the internet, as well as being home to my book, movie, and video game collections. 

Recent Blog Posts

Posted: April 12, 2015 06:59:12 AM

Of Past, Present, and Future

Howdy ho!  Me again with another random “yes, I’m still alive” check in.  Sorry for the continued long stretches without posts.  I have a crap ton of stuff I keep meaning to post about, but I’m also significantly behind on a major project at work so it’s ...

Posted: January 16, 2015 04:21:16 PM

Developer's Tool Bag: Generating Code

With our Mach-II apps, I had a series of RegEx Search/Replaces in Dreamweaver that let me quickly turn a list of variables into the various basic components of a bean, gateway, function arguments, etc.  For example, this one does all the properties in a bean. So if I had a variable list ...

Posted: December 15, 2014 07:40:15 PM

WordPress Themes - Watch Those Spaces!

As I mentioned previously, I've been learning WordPress stuff over the last few weeks for a client.  Recently we discovered her RSS feed wasn't working in some checkers, so I checked it and found that the resulting XML had indention before the first few lines.  Now, personally I think ...

Posted: December 10, 2014 07:42:10 PM

Basic Refresher on Signed vs Unsigned Integers

You may have heard recently that Psy's "Gangum Style" video "broke" YouTube due to the database using an signed integer that was 32 bits, never expecting a single video to ger more than 2.147 trillon views.  So they upped it to a 64 bit integer.  interestingly enough, ...

Posted: November 17, 2014 09:50:17 PM

More Random Updates: Of Life, Work, and WordPress

Of course it is November, so I'm immersed in National Novel Writing Month and the bulk of my writing is focused on that.  Thus far, I am behind, alas, but I'm still hanging in there.  I've been this behind before and its' highly likely I will win, mostly just need to sit ...

Posted: May 18, 2015 02:03:18 PM

Some Progress, Yay

Next month I’ll finish off the second of the smaller student loans.  Alas, I’ll still have over $25,000 in loans left to go (though that’s certainly better than the $34,000 I had when I started my debt free journey!).  That’s broken up across three loan groups, one ...

Posted: May 16, 2015 08:24:16 PM

Little Squirrel...

Dear little squirrel, I'm sorry some people are assholes. Like the guy in the blue BMW who couldn't be bothered to slow down a moment and let you finish crossing with your friend. It wasn't like he didn't have time, he wasn't even going that fast. Instead he only braked a second then continued on ...

Posted: May 4, 2015 07:11:04 PM

Goal Check: April Progress

One new goal, one goal done, two cancelled and replaced with a new goal, and got some reading done Financials Student loan balance below $25,000 - down to $25,905; hopefully last of the smaller loans will be paid off next month, leaving three in the $7-9k range to deal with Student loan balance below ...

Posted: April 27, 2015 02:59:27 PM

Blogging Future

After a lot of thought and continuing to kind of notice the "trend" with LiveJournal, I've decided that after almost 9 years here I'll probably transition off of LiveJournal this year.  Yes, even after finding out something as cool as George R.R. Martin being an LJ user!  Most ...

Posted: April 1, 2015 03:40:01 PM

Goal Check: March Progress

Very disappointed on the weight goal and the exercise goals (as usual).    Financials Student loan balance below $25,000 - with this month's payment, will be under $27k; smallest one has been paid off; the rest have been split so I can tackle them smallest to largest Student loan balance ...

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Fusion in My Office on the Chair

Fusion in My Office on the Chair

Fusion in My Office on the Chair

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Me Being Silly With a Lens Cap