Archive for April, 2008

Mountain lion


I got up close to this guy, a few hundred yards from my house. Very nice. More pictures here.

Struggling with Drupal


Well, after a detailed analysis of the different CMS systems, I chose Drupal (somewhat reluctantly after my last experience with this CMS), and have been struggling, fairly successfully, to port the fire department website, Here were my criteria for CMS selection:

  • Fantastico compatible (more about this later) for easy upgrade
  • MySQL-based
  • Good permissions-based content protection (with different users and groups have specific permissions)
  • Embedded Gallery2 plugin


Cooking tannies


Cassie left out 3/4 of the chocolate required to make brownies (it’s all about the definition of a “bar”, being 2 oz of chocolate, where the smaller subdivisions are only 1/2 oz each). The result was these horrible tasting “tannies”, as my coworkers affectionately named them.

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