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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: June 2, 2015 03:44:02 PM

Finding a Key in An Array

The current application I'm working on has multiple "wizards", i.e. multi page forms that store data between the pages, allow moving back and forth, and so on.  These wizards have some things in common, so I have a base controller their individual controllers all extend to access ...

Posted: May 29, 2015 03:58:29 PM

Coming Name Revealed, Next Steps

The new site name is registered and the domain pointing here, for now.  Going back to my web "roots", the site will be renamed to Eclectic Thoughts with the URL eclectic-thoughts.com (the URL without the dash was taken).  I already mentioned in the last post how my first site is ...

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: June 21, 2015 05:30:21 PM

The Dish is Gone

Finally called to cancel the Dish Network, since I pretty much stopped watching TV 2-3 years ago.  For the last year I've just paid $15/mth plus taxes because of a special retention bill and I think I watched it one day while I was home sick.  Have to give the woman props for trying.  ...

Posted: June 14, 2015 02:28:14 AM

A Good Saturday, With Parentheticals

At first, the only thing I had planned for today was to go get some creamer, because I was out and wanted my morning coffee.  While out, I figured I should get the dash panel lights fixed on the car - which turned out not to need fixing at all.  When it got detailed, they had dialed the dimmer ...

Posted: June 9, 2015 01:44:09 AM

Fusion, Fleas, and Yowling Continued

Finally got Fusion in to the vet today (and have my eye appointment scheduled for Thursday - only 1+ month overdue). In addition to the continued (and worsening) yowling/meowing, she developed some bumps all over her body, but especially around her neck and tail.  She also is grooming excessively ...

Posted: June 4, 2015 07:32:04 PM

Goal Check: May Progress

Got several around the house goals done, finally, and two financial goals are near completion!  Also made plenty of progress on the reading goals (perhaps to other goals' detriment LOL)  Working a crap ton of overtime right now isn't really helping me get some stuff, but still pushing on. Financials Student ...

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 ...

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Gardens 2015, May 13th - Canna Lillies in the Rain

Luna, 70,000 miles

Fusion and Yuki

Fusion and Yuki

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