Monday, January 29, 2007

New job. First day. Excellent benefits.
Time-keeping system is to kill for.
Good people ...

What's going on?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Wow. Here's the scariest realization of this modern age:

Personal and Household Income are obsolete and dangerous indicators of economic wealth and well-being.

I was just running through the statistics of my expected personal income based on my age, degree, my location, and my heritage ...

Due to all of that, and of course most importantly because I live in Tucson, and have an incredibly low cost of living,

My life is one big fat good luck charm, for which I need to be thankful everyday...

If I stay here long enough, I'll have more money to visit everywhere I want to go, to fall in love again, to invest, design, write, paint, compose, create, patent, give, assist, make a difference, debate & discuss, go back to school, buy multiple properties, and do it all in about the course of 30 years and debt-free... than if I were to go somewhere else where the income is three times as high, but the cost of living is five times as high ...

My advice? First and foremost, look at cost of living, quality of life & education & art & science & community where you choose to live ... THEN income.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Oh right. I knew I forgot something.

Happy New Year.

I didn't conquer the world after all.

Or did I?
Blogger switched to a language combining the worst of both ColdFusion and XML.

My first impression is that it's lengthy and limiting; especially the loop structures and the explanations: exactly how does a person loop through multiple sets of data in a single pass with this new language? Without resorting to javascript to save the results? (Which is what I'll be doing ...)

The new wysiwyg editor is still buggy, as is the "Edit Posts" Page's search functionality.

Working in this new templating language will give me something to do while I revamp the page. It needs a fix anyway; the archives engine is dead.

Don't get me wrong - I love the widgets and layout positioning,

but Blogger Beta is still very much Beta