Archives are back, and I’m happy!

It took me the better part of a day, and I will have to pay for it by working into the night, but it’s done. With Google cache and the WayBack Machine, I’ve been able to get most of my archived posts back, and then some. I’m sure I’m still missing a few entries here and there, but I was able to go all the way back to my very first post. It was actually a little surreal taking a little trip backwards in time. Kind of like watching the last 7 years of my life in rewind.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Randall of BigWhiteGuy in Hong Kong for being the one to get me started in blogging. I don’t think he even said anything to encourage it, but reading his blog and interacting with him after I moved to Canada made me feel like there was more I could do than sit and wait for my permanent residence. He also introduced me to Wide Mouth Mason. 🙂

Outages.

It seems my site has been up and down a few times over the last few days. I’m surprised I’ve even noticed considering the lack of attention I’ve been paying to it.

I’m trying to fit it into my schedule, despite the business of the holidays coming up. All of my shopping is done (woot!)…er, except for a couple of presents for some unexpected gift-givers this year. Those should be easy though.

I’m now using gaim for my instant messaging. I had to (yeah had) start using the AIM service to chat with some friends, and that means I now have user IDs on all the major chat thingies. AIM, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo. Gaim is great, and it’s free. I’m all for that. I almost shelled out the bucks for Trillian, but I’m glad I didn’t because gaim is cool.