7 Mar 2003 dyork   » (Master)

Anniversary - 300th Advogato entry - This entry marks the 300th time I have gone to the '/diary/' page of Advogato since I first created this account on May 9, 2000. Life was quite different then. I was still at Linuxcare and was heading up LPI, was travelling 2-3 (or more) weeks each month, was just learning about DocBook, just starting to use SourceForge, etc. I had just recently visited Ottawa for the first time for a trade show...

Little did I know how much life would change. (Do we ever?)

I didn't know then if I would actually keep writing here, but in the close to three years since, Advogato in general has been a very useful place to keep up on what old friends are doing... and to learn what new folks are up to. I've met some great folks out of entries here, had some business opportunities arise out of notes, had many questions answered that I posted here... and generally learned that a good number of friends do actually read this to keep up on what's going on with us. It's been an interesting experiment in sharing information... and I've learned a whole lot along the way.

Doing the math, this diary started 1,032 days ago, which means that I have wound up averaging about 3.5 days between posts (3.44 to be precise). Interesting. We'll see how long it takes to get to 600 entries...

92% spam - Been keeping track of the percentage of received messages at my home personal e-mail account that are spam. On a recent evening, I had 571 messages waiting, of which 543 were spam. The percentage seems to be similar on other days as well. Always around 90-92% spam. Yes, indeed, I need to get a spam filter installed.

Makefaq - Was contacted by someone wondering if I was going to put out another version of makefaq anytime soon. Nice to be asked, but in truth I'm not really planning to do a release soon simply because: a) my time outside of work is pretty much sucked up by the wee one these days; b) no one has asked for any new features/changes or reported any bugs; and c) the thing is... it works! Not a lot of need to change something that's working well. So, no immediate plans.

Who knows, though... I could get in a state where I absolutely need to do some coding, at which point I'll look at the TODO list and start pounding away.

Pet food and wireless Internet - This BBC report is quite humorous, if real. If it's not real, it's at least a good joke!

Curling - Close game last night, but in the end we fell by two points. The good news is that we're still in fourth place and so we enter the 3 weeks of single-elimination playoffs to determine the end winner.

Reno - A weekend of projects as we try to get the house ready for an onslaught of small children at some events in the next few weeks. Finishing up some drywall, taping and painting... plexiglass behind some railings... hanging some more French doors... putting up cabinet doors over the lower part of a bookshelf in a vain attempt to prevent little fingers from spreading CDs all over the floor... all that fun stuff... :-)

The Chloe Journals - We can tell that it is only a small matter of time before she starts being able to pull herself up to a standing position (against furniture, for instance). She's lately been kneeling but holding her whole body erect. She's tried to pull herself up, but can't get last part. She has, though, figured out how to open cabinet doors... and the French doors between the living room and dining room are no longer an obstacle if only one is shut (with a gate blocking the other one). :-) Wonderful little girl!

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