They don’t LIVE here!

Before we moved we had an unlisted number. We very rarely received telemarketing calls and wrong number calls. Now that we’ve moved, we’ve “inherited” someone else’s number. We get wrong numbers and telemarketing calls for the Haggarts all the damn time. Tonight it has sent me over the edge because B is really tired and cranky and when I finally got him down to sleep, I had two calls in 10 minutes that woke him up. Now he’s up there crying again.


I’m a little late in the game, but I’m trying to set up RSS feeds. I set up a RSS reader and now I wish more blogs that I read have it, so I figured I should set up mine too.


I’m such a geek!

I’ve spent bits of time here and there over the last week trying to get PHP and pMachine working on our Win2K3 webserver. Until this morning, I didn’t have a whole lot of time, and certainly not enough time to actually take a good look at it. I had one major hiccup, and that was getting phpMyAdmin working properly so that I could (easily) add and import a database. Once I got that working, finally, the rest was cake!

So, now it’s working! I’ve got Wayde’s site up and running on our server. YIPPEE! You don’t even know how excited I am.

Now I have lots and lots I can do. It’s a lot easier to find cool web stuff to do in PHP than ASP. Like, um, pMachine! I haven’t found any blogging software in ASP that matches or even comes close to measuring up. So, depending on how things work, I might just move over from my current host. I just renewed so I might wait on that, but I have a few domains that I’ve been itching to do something with and now I can. Yay! I’m only limited by space and knowledge — all of which can be easily upgraded. Er, and bandwidth, but I don’t see that being an issue.

Now, I need to kick myself in the arse and get my hockey skins finished. LOL.

Oh yeah, and now has RSS. 😀 I set it up this morning too, as well as installing RssReader (free) and adding all the blogs on my reads list that have RSS capabilities. It’s way cool.

Ever so slowly…

It looks like I’m slowly getting back into the whole blogging thang. I updated my mommieblogs list (down to the left) the other day and have been visiting them, it’s nice to feel like I’m back in touch with my reads. Not only that, but I’ve actually been updating too. Shhh, I better not say it too loud!

I’ve been itching to get back into my site and at the very least finish doing the Hockey Skins.

I also want to get PHP set up on my web server (which is now W2K3 with IIS 6) so I don’t have to have it hosted anymore. Then I’ll only be limited by my own bandwidth and storage space. It’ll be a pain trying to get PHP and Windows to work together, but I think it would be more of a pain (read: too much of a learning curve) to try to set up Linux on a server and then figure out how to set up websites, and pMachine too. So, for right now, I’ll just deal with Windoze. I have several domains now that I’m basically only using for storage, so I’d like to put them to use.

I also need to work on a web site or two that I might actually — *gasp* — get paid for. Woot!

Huh? I’m confuzzled.

This is what happens when you upgrade a user from Office 2000 to Office XP, then they try to double-click on an Access file to open it.


Not only that, but I did a “complete” install from CD but still had to run around to install features that were wiped out once they started using Word, Excel, and Access again; suddenly they’d have a big insert-the-install-cd prompt on their screens.

Damn Microsoft.

Winter hockey rules.

Wayde and I took a half-day off today to go see the new LOTR movie. It turns out it’s not playing anywhere within an hour of us, so we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous day to go skate at the local outdoor rink. Now, I’ve been wanting to do this since I moved to Ontario. I’ve never played hockey outside and thought that it would just be the coolest thing ever. And it was. It was so, so, so awesome. And the rink is really close to us, within walking distance.

We got there and it was covered in snow, so we helped shovel a bit off. Then we put our skates on and when I went out on the ice I immediately decided I needed to put my pads on. It just feels too weird skating in my goalie skates without my pads.

Here are some pics from the afternoon:




I cracked the whip.

I felt kinda bad doing it, but then the guy was an asshole so he deserved it.

I take the back roads to get to work now. There is less traffic and even with the snowy roads, I get to work in the same amount of time. Probably faster because I don’t have to drive behind the semis (or “transports” for all you Canadians out there). Since they’re less-traveled roads, they don’t get plowed as quickly, but that’s alright by me because there’s not as much traffic, but there’s enough traffic so that it’s not a completely deserted road.

So I was on my way to work this morning. The road was worse than I expected it to be. The snow was blowing pretty hard, recuding visibility, and the road was completely covered in snow, I couldn’t even see where the road was. I was driving about 50kph, which is maybe a tad faster than I wanted to go, but I was staying the same distance behind the car in front of me, so it seemed okay. The car in front of me was about 10 carlengths or so away, so there was plenty of room.

Apparently I wasn’t going fast enough for the Jerk behind me. He was on my tail for a ways, and then passed me on the two lane road that was covered in snow as I was driving 50kph. He then proceeded to speed up to the car in front of me and tailgate that person for the rest of the ride in. He didn’t get a chance to pass them though. Thank God.

What a JERK. People like that piss me off. Poor visibility, snow-covered roads, and the guy is speeding and tailgating in a van. A company van. That was his mistake. There was a phone number on the back so when we came to the stoplight close to town, I jotted down the phone number and license plate.

I called the company after I got in to work and calmed down and told them the situation. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll think about slowing down next time.