13 Mar 2000 Erbo   » (Journeyer)

The new web site (christened "Our Place In Heaven 2000") is about ready for initial publication. I do want Pamela to review it first, though. I tried to keep from putting the background music in (which requires the use of proprietary M$ tags and a Netscape <EMBED> that doesn't work under Linux), but Pamela picked up on that right away. Seems a lot of people have commented on the music, so I've damn well got to put that back in. (I am not putting the ActiveX scroller or the <MARQUEE> tags back in; Pamela will just have to live without them, and as for Micro$oft Site Builder Network, well, they can blow me. What can I say, I was young and foolish three years ago...)

I included a page for "Linux/Free Software Info" which will contain a lot of my bookmarks, some blurbs on Jabber, etc., but, for the moment, it just contains a copy of the "What Is Linux?" text from LJ, liberally sprinkled with <A HREF> tags. HTML editing is tough work...

Pamela and I wandered around the Denver Auto Show yesterday, at the Colorado Convention Center. We got to sit in a variety of new cars and pick up a bagful of literature. Pamela most liked the Subaru Forester, but she was also fond of the Subaru Legacy, Mitsubishi Galant, Hyundai Sonata, Pontiac Grand Am and Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Alero, Saturn LW2, Mercury Sable wagon, Ford Focus, and Mazda 626. Of course, they had a Corvette there, which I went to go drool over along with about forty-'leven other poor slobs. If I were ever foolish enough to want to buy a sports car, the Corvette is the only one I'd consider...my father owned a beautiful silver '59 Vette that he had almost completely restored before he had to sell it.

Pamela, however, is torn...she wants a car with a V6 engine, but very few of those have 4-wheel-drive options. The Subarus, though, use a novel horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine design that works very well, and they all have full-time 4WD. Maybe, when the time comes to replace the old Mazda, I'll get one of those V6 cars so she can drive it occasionally. The Grand Prix was fairly reasonable, and I know they're cushy, 'cause we had one as a rental when we first got to Denver. Oh well, that's so far in the future it doesn't bear thinking about.

I should go catch up on what's been happening on #jabber this weekend...

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