Good Things

Some good things that have happened/are happening.

1. Tom and Audra are getting hitched. Congratulations! My prayer for you is to be as happy as Jen and I are.
2. Tangelo 1.5 Public Beta is out and the skins contest is underway.
3. I burned a CD in Ubuntu Linux. I know it sounds silly, but I can remember when getting a floppy disk to show up in Linux was cause for celebration. My PC dual boots between XP Home and Ubuntu Linux. I mostly keep it in XP so Grace can play her games and stuff. I installed Ubuntu mostly just to experiment; I don’t expect to use it as a main OS. Although, I must admit, it’s much better than I expected it to be.
4. Dan is moving to Portland. Honestly, I’m kinda sad about this, since I’ve come to value Dan tremendously as a friend, but I’m happy for him. He’s doing what he wants to do, and you have to respect that. Here’s hoping we find a good replacement for his position at work.
5. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m itching to start playing in a band again. Nothing definite yet, but some progress has been made on that front. Stay tuned.
6. I finally started work on my bug database (programming bugs, not insects) after talking and thinking about it for like two years. I’ve decided to call it Thrip, at least for now. A thrip is some kind of bug that likes citrus fruit.
7. Got a raise. Cha-ching!
8. The latest issue of RBDeveloper has my Kodiak article in it!
Dr. Zaius9. Jen and I watched three of the five original Planet of the Apes movies. Hugely entertaining. My bro-in-law taped all five when AMC ran its marathon a couple years back and lent me the tape. These are movies I’ve been meaning to watch for years, but I never got around to it. We still have to watch Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and then I think we’ll be ready to watch the remake Tim Burton made with Marky Mark in 2001. This all, of course, made me think of Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want To Get Off! (YouTube link) from The Simpsons.
10. New folks on Worship Team at church. I’m blessed to be surrounded by incredibly talented and humble people in ministry there. How I ended up leading this team I’ll never know, but I’m grateful to serve alongside such people.
11. I got to be in the dunk tank at our church picnic a couple weeks ago. That was a hoot, although I’m not sure whether to be flattered or offended at the number of people that lined up to take a shot at me.

I guess that’s about it for now. I’m trying to get back to regular updates…

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