String class

UPDATE: since kalfu bit the dust the svn repo is no more...however I kept a copy of the class around for those interested in messing with it - and updated the url

Some more consolidation

Since my brain doesn't seem to be cooperating with coding I decided to do some documentation and planning stuff today, and to my surprise I got quite a bit finished. Basically it involved a quick audit of all the files I'm including in the "kernel" - the main distribution, and what could be stripped away and …

We finally bought a mini-van

A Dodge Intrepid doesn't hold four children (two in car seats and one in a booster seat) and two adults. This is a problem since in less than three months there will be that many in our family. I've been grumping to my husband about the upcoming problem for quite awhile, but yesterday we finally broke …

People are stupid...

Need a good laugh?

Why I love wikipedia...

I'm currently suffering from a form of Writer's Block, both in my original fiction (which I haven't touched in forever) and my fanfiction. Why do I love wikipedia? Don't use Wikipedia as an excuse to procrastinate.

My poor webcomics...

Inverloch is one of my favorite webcomics - the art is very good and so far the story is intriguing. I have to say that quite a few of my favorite webcomics seem to be meeting very sad fates...

Sewing Room is finished

Ugh, I'm tired. After a great deal of work and moving junk around, the sewing room has been relocated. My husband made some noise about how he had moved stuff out of that room initially to work on it. So we had a "one room at a time" remodeling discussion. My stuff stayed :)

Diary, Journal, (We)blog

Diary - a daily record especially a personal record of events, experiences and observations; a journal.
Journal - A personal record of occurrences, experiences, and reflections kept on a regular basis; a diary.
also An official record of daily proceedings, as of a legislative body.

I feel rotten

I haven't been doing anything - writing, coding, even hardly checking my email - because I'm just too dang tired. Although I don't have any protein in my urine (eww, I know, too much information - it's a check for preeclampsia/toxemia however) my blood pressure is up and I am swollen more than I should be, …

Google Books

I used the google book search for the first time today, I was doing some costuming research - undergarments in the early 1900's, especially for children. And the search works great and it's nice to see the books but I find it annoying that for most of the items scanned you see one or two pages …

Baby Morgan Blankets

Ugh - baby morgan used to make the most wonderful fleeced baby blankets. I have a set (a mini-blanket and large blanket) for each of my three older boys (in aqua, baby blue, and white). Only they went out of business in 2002-2003. Now I'm trying to find a pink blanket and mini-blanket for my last …

Why I worry...

This is just a general "I'm a worry-wort"

An interesting project

I've been collecting american girl dolls since I was 9 years old. The year was 1988 and the company was Pleasant Company (founded by Pleasant Rowland) and did an excellent job of providing both a great toy and also teaching me a lot about history.

A sewing room...

Because of the ongoing (for almost a year now...grrr) remodeling project I haven't been able to use my sewing machines in a long time. The problem is the area of the basement I was using for sewing is now a huge mess. Sawdust from drilling holes, plumbing junk laying everywhere. Just nasty. So I need to …

I hate computers sometimes

It's not even really the software that gives me such headaches, it's the hardware. I have another motherboard blowout (urgh) - I absolutely hate that. It's always such a hard thing to test for, because I really don't like to totally rip apart another functioning computer just to check on a broken one. After checking to …

Pregnant women are weird

I'm in week 25, almost 26 right now, that's if my due date is right (I didn't see a doctor until I was at least three months in and they didn't do any ultrasound until my LMP estimate put me at 20 weeks). That ultrasound put me back almost three weeks, but I'm not sure how …

Poor Kitty

When I was about either or nine years old, the neighbors across the street had siamese cats born, the day after my birthday. I saved my money and bought one. I named her Misty and she's lived in this house for 18 years or so- this year makes 19. When I left for college and during …

Wow, no snow...

Almost every year it has snowed on my birthday. And usually not the nice gentle snow but a fat snowstorm. There has only been one year that it hasn't, and that was 1998 (if I remember correctly).

Books eat my brain

I'm a rather voracious reader. Since I was a child I've averaged a book a day (and no, not berstein bears books :) It's something I've managed to pass onto my oldest child (the only one currently of reading age) which I find kind of remarkable because I'm NOT that good at remembering to read to …

Charter Cable weirdness

After my husband started plumbing directly ABOVE my live server (necessitating a total reformat but luckily not getting the second hard drive with data on it) I had to do some fancy rearranging in my house to set up the cable modem, wireless router, server combination. I ended up putting it in the upstairs of the …

Doll stuff

I got my stuff today! Amazing how stuff can get from wisconsin to here in a day :) And takes four days to come from New Jersey (WTH?) Anyway, most of the things I got are really beautiful, too bad I dont' have anywhere to display them. Now I need a horse to go with the …

Happy/Merry Christmas/Birthday to Me

I finally sat down and used a bunch of my gift cards and ordered myself something nice for my birthday/christmas. I love shopping online, you can find what you want (even out of print books) and I don't have to go tromping around with three kids and a fat belly (I hate stairs).

Annoying statics in php

I had never thought too much about how php handles static methods and properties in classes until I started fiddling with my activerecord again today. I had run into problems before but after less than satisfactory responses from the people writing people (you aren't doing OO right, no other language does this, it has to be …

Php-Gtk2

I started playing with php-gtk2 a bit today, I've been waiting for quite awhile for it to become "ready to use". (I did a bug report way back when 5.0 was in beta and got a "wait for php-gtk2 to come out" response...that was a long time ago) Right now I'm a little annoyed that new …

Actually writing

I actually took some time and wrote today. I've been working on rebellion - I'm not sure why but that's the story that appeared to be popping into my head. I've decided not to release any of it (well, except for some posting here) until the thing is finished. Just makes for happier readers that way.