Ah, yes. Welcome to Gateway

Ah, yes. Welcome to Gateway country. This story made me laugh out loud. My friends and I were outraged that the guy was arrested. My dad was really pissed about it.

Behind the Slashdot Phenomenon. Interesting interview with Rob Malda, aka CmdrTaco, of Slashdot fame. Every time I read what Malda has to say, I marvel out how lucky the guy is. Not to say that the code behind Slashdot isn’t cool, but this guy was in the right place at the right time in a big way.

It’s been an interesting week since my last updates. Of course, I spent a good chunk of today implementing the Blogger API in REALbasic, which is why I have all those “Hey, it works!” posts from earlier today. XML-RPC is awesome technology.

Last Wednesday, Jen’s grandfather passed away. We saw him on Father’s Day, and he seemed quiet, but we had no idea how sick he really was. He went to work on Wednesday morning and at some point put his head down on his arms and fell asleep at his desk. He never woke up. The funeral was Saturday, but it took a while to get to that.

Today is my 8th anniversary with Jen, and we went away to the Inn of the Dove in Harrisburg on Thursday and Friday night. We had reservations we couldn’t cancel, but we didn’t want to miss the viewing on Friday night. Jen’s grandmother firmly told us not to cancel our plans, but to go ahead, so we did. But on Thursday afternoon, my lawn suddenly got covered with sewage. Jen’s dad said that he would take care of it, and not to cancel our plans.

So on Friday, which is also his birthday, Jen’s dad spent most of the day fixing my plumbing and dealing with his father’s death.

We had a really good time at the Inn of the Dove, though.

We finally got the finishing touches to the plumbing done Saturday night, but not before I grabbed a piece of VERY HOT copper and burned the crap out of my right hand.

Here’s hoping that my next post will be done with my new Blogger app. Next step after that: Manila RPC so that my teachers can upate their Manila sites really easily. Should be very cool.

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