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Regarding Life

A few days ago a friend of mine and his wife had a
beautiful new baby boy.

This was perhaps a personal milestone for myself, believe it or not, as I haven’t been exposed to very much “new life” with people who were both close to me and of my generation. I’ve had this friend for almost 20 years. I couldn’t be happier for him.

Across the world, people are fighting
two wars, which have been going on for years.

Perhaps in these two scenarios, it could be argued that one would not make sense without the other. But I sincerely hope not.

Next month, Liz and I are going to visit Europe — a first for the both of us. We both plan to learn a little more about the world and hope to be exposed to parts of it that are full of culture, history, and life. Because in both our hearts, we know that life is simply meant to be celebrated and lived — in every regard and in every place.


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Marvel Movie Mayhem

Get ready, true believers! This summer may see the realization of everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-man to the silver screen, but the real fun may be yet to come. More
Marvel movie mayhem is on the way according to geeked out Internet sources.

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X-Rated Flashing

Why is it that every software upgrade these days incorporates the use of an “X” in the version naming (ie Mac OS X, Windows XP)? Macromedia seems to be following the trend with Flash MX, the hotly anticipated update to the its vector-based interactive animation platform.
Now shipping, this “must have” update sports such feature enhancements as “Optimized Application Server Integration” and a long overdue ability to “Develop and Playback Accessible Content” for readers with disabilities.

I have to wonder about any “improvements” to the interface, though. For me, Flash has always suffered from an infinite learning curve, as subtle changes to the way the interface works inevitably take place in every upgrade. Hopefully, though, Macromedia has made improvements to the overal “ease of use” in this update which will produce lasting effects in workflow.


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Saint Patty Snow

Max playing in the snow This Saint Patrick’s Day saw more than just green beer. The Eastern snowstorm took at least me by surprise, as I ordinarily take no precautions for weather by watching local news. Still, it was a good opportunity for Liz and I to test out our new digital camera. The entry level little Fuji is serving us fine, and Apple’s new
iPhoto application seems perfect for keeping our virginal collection of digital images well organized.

Max, of course, is also enjoying all of the extra attention, even if it means an occassional flash blinding.


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PHP’d

If you’re reading this, then you’ve hit my new server.

The short of it is this: I’ve decided to migrate my site to a server that uses PHP. Fancy that, after all of my hype about it.

P.S. You may need to re-select your color, if it’s not the one you previously selected. With the exception of that, and the changing of some file names, the site is exactly the same.

More fantabulous improvements to come when I find time.


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