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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Love this little girl so much!

Why Microsoft sucks

Don't get me wrong, I own a 360 and love it, and almost all of my home systems run on some version of Windows or other. But sometimes, they do things that just makes me want to beat someone with my laptop.

Someone suggested to me that I install Visual Web Developer Express, a small IDE for performing some web dev tasks that is faster than dealing with Visual Studio 2008. Ok, seems reasonable. I download the installer and run it. It errors out, saying that Visual Studio needs to update first. It doesn't give me any links to follow to perform the update, so I just google Microsoft Update (in IE, since I bet it won't like Firefox), find the link, and go. After waiting two minutes, the site finally loads, and says I should use Windows Update from the Start Menu instead of the web. It then launches Windows Update for me, which claims I'm up to date. But since I don't want to update Windows, but Visual Studio, this probably isn't where I need to be anyway.

So I launch Visual Studio, and try to use it's update feature. It launches Firefox (my default browser), and then redirects to an error page saying that, surprise, this site only works with IE. So I pull the URL from Firefox's history, and try again in IE. It takes two minutes to load...and then takes me back to the same page I was at earlier, saying to use Windows Update. Ok. I go back to Windows Update and tell it to check for updates anyway, even if it thinks I'm up to date. It does, then comes back and says Windows Update needs to be updated so that it can check for updates...

Lo and behold, my system finally seems to be updating, though I've no idea if any of the updates is the update needed in order to install Visual Web Developer Express. It may be faster than Visual Studio 2008, but if I had just stuck with that, I would have been working half an hour ago.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thank you Janie...

Thanks for all the amazing adventures you've shared with me, all over the world. Thanks for putting up with me when I'm annoying or moody. Thanks for pushing me and encouraging me when I need it. Thanks for cutting me slack when I don't deserve any. Thanks for starting a family with me. Thank you for sharing your life with me. And thanks for letting me spend ten awesome years as your husband.

Friday, July 17, 2009

East Texas fried catfish

I've come to realize that I'm not going to make it back to Atlanta
Texas any time soon. And I don't miss much (I hate humid climates).
But I do miss the fried catfish and hushpuppies from time to time.
There was supposed to be cole slaw as well, but my friend Jer brought
over some tasty Brazillian drinks, and after a few, the cole slaw was
forgotten. Everything turned out amazing!

Monday, July 13, 2009

At home

Watching Avatar and holding Violette. Life is good.

Friday, July 10, 2009


In Old Town. Come get some.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

One month old!

Janie sent me this pic from her phone this morning. We've survived our first month as parents! And so has Violette! I think we're doing outstanding so far. There are times in the morning where Violette's a little fussy, but not crying, where Janie and I pretend we're sleeping and see if the other one will crack first and get up to check on her. But other than that, we're pretty ok parents.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Long weekend

We had both Brandon and Nina, and Brose and Bex, plus all the kids in
town this weekend. Janie and Vi are getting some much neede rest after
some busy days.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Already changing

Only three weeks old, but Violette has changed so much. She is
sleeping better on her own, without being held or in a swing. She is
definitely gaining weight well. But she's still very calm. She loves
her mom and dad.

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