# Friday, September 30, 2005
How cools is this?  The first ever pictures of a live Giant Squid.  My son has been completely fascinated by these things for years, so he’ll freak when he sees these shots.  Getting pictures of a live Giant Squid has long been the holy grail of marine biology, which makes these images that much cooler.
Friday, September 30, 2005 9:44:15 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, September 29, 2005

The long awaited movie version of Joss Whedon’s brilliant TV series Firefly opens tomorrow.  I’m all aquiver with anticipation.  The show was fantastic, and the previews of the movie look pretty darn good too. 

Joss, man, everything you do is art!

Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:11:11 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

September and October are the very best months here in Oregon.  Yesterday was truly spectacular.  Bright sunshine, clear blue skies, 45° in the morning, 75° by lunch.  The leaves are just starting to turn, and it looks like they are going to be something else this year. 

I also love that when I walk to work from the bus stop in the morning I often see Killdeer and a Great Blue Heron hanging out in the field across the street. 

Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:05:33 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

Scott turned me on to TiddlyWiki a while back, and I’m totally diggin’ it.  I decided to use it for my latest Web Services class at OIT, and so far I think it will work out well. 

For those who haven’t seen it, TiddlyWikki is a self-contained, all DHTML wiki.  Just one HTML file filled with JavaScripty goodness.  It has very nice editing features built in, so all you have to do is keep slinging the one file around, and it’s all there.  I don’t have to worry about installing any server side code on my hosted site, and can edit the file basically anywhere FTP works. 

There isn’t much there yet, but if you want to take a look at an example, my class site is here.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:02:22 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Since our beloved husky-German Shephard Saffy passed away in July we’ve been casually shopping for a new dog.  Vikki and I both decided we wanted something smaller, and mellower.  In short, something that will be content to just hang out, and doesn’t take up too much room. 

Last week we found what we were looking for in the form of Carter.  He’s a Chihuahua/terrier mix that we got from the animal shelter.  About a year and a half old, had his shots, neutered, some puppy school.  All is good.  He’s a bit of an escape artist, but when he’s not escaping, he pretty much just wants to hang out with us, and he’s about the same size as our cat.  Perfect. :-)

Pictures to follow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:08:42 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  | 

I’ll be starting the class I’m teaching this term at OIT tomorrow night.  Introduction to Web Services.  There’s still time to get in on it.  CST 407.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:04:41 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |