I wanted to wish Cheyenne (AKA Gnome-Girl) a very happy birthday today. Happy birthday!
Saturday, May 4, 2002
Happy Birthday, Cheyenne!
I wanted to wish Cheyenne (AKA Gnome-Girl) a very happy birthday today. Happy birthday!
I Am a Snowshoe!
I just think these are the most beautiful cats. Pretty accurate description of me as well.
The Snowshoe is gregarious and talkative. She is always ready for fun and will regularly try to instigate a game. While her strong intellect leads her to try new things, it also causes her to become easily bored when a task is mastered. Variety is truly the spice of life for this kitty! Affectionate with others, eager to interact, the Snowshoe is always the ‘belle of the ball.’
Take the What Type of Cat Are You? Quiz.
Automatically Export MT Entries
I learned yet another cool thing over at Scripty Goddess. If you use Movable Type, you can generate an export file that is created each time you post to your blog. What you need to do is create a mtimport.html file and put the following code in:
Make sure to put it between ‹MTEntries lastn="1000"› and ‹/MTEntries›, using a larger number if you have more than a thousand posts. Since MT doesn't have auto exporting functionality yet, this is a handy way to get an export without having to remember to run on. Of course, don't forget to download the file every now and then.
as a person that has been called in more than once to perform blog rescue, this is an excellent tip. have you posted this on the MT boards?
Posted by kd at May 5, 2002 01:56 AM
Actually - it's from the MT boards. That's where I found it at when I posted it to ScriptyGoddess. Ben wrote it up & posted it there.
Posted by Christine at May 5, 2002 12:44 PM
Okay, this may sound like a dumb question, however should I be leaving those "-----" lines inbetween each segment of code?
Posted by Catherine at May 6, 2002 07:07 AM
Yes, I would. By leaving them in there, it helps make it easier to see where the entries begin and end.
Posted by Kymberlie R. McGuire at May 6, 2002 09:15 AM
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Friday, May 3, 2002
Why, oh why, is the weekend I get my new computer the weekend we have friends coming over tonight, my brother's college graduation tomorrow, and a Greek Orthodox Easter picnic to attend on Sunday? All my other weekends have been completely blank. The one weekend I really, really want to be on my computer and I can't! ~pout~
Steven called to tell me that The Dell (as I am now referring to my new computer) was just delivered to his office. (I drive a Miata. There was no way it was fitting in my car!) I can't wait to get home and check it out. :-)
Amazing Cosmic Images
I had read a few articles on the new images that the Hubble Telescope captured, but these are the best pictures of all of the ones I've seen.
(Link courtesy of Heather)
Thursday, May 2, 2002
I Love Beanies But....
I love Beanie Babies, but this seems excessive, even if it is for charity.
Maybe they were going to donate that much to the cause anyway and got a Beanie baby too. It is alot of money though.
Posted by twitchy at May 2, 2002 12:36 PM
Posted by Trish at May 2, 2002 06:51 PM
Must be nice to have that much money laying around! :)
Posted by Christine at May 2, 2002 09:02 PM
Quote from the winner's About Me page: "I love collecting and will soon be broke because of it:)))"
Posted by gigi at May 2, 2002 11:14 PM
thank goodness there was charity involved or else i'd feel a rant coming on.
then again, i'm not so ... happy with the red cross's handling of things but...
oh, no time to rant. hey, it's still a good cause. and that is still way too much money for a beanie baby. way.
Posted by kd at May 2, 2002 11:45 PM
For $7500 that thing better do the shopping, cook my dinner, mow the lawn leave the house lookin' springtime fresh! Holy cow...
Posted by robyn at May 3, 2002 02:20 AM
Speaking of beanies, don't forget to bring Jason's flag bear back! :D He's been waiting, has the spot ready next to the blue one & everything!
Posted by Christine at May 4, 2002 10:59 PM
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Time for Deb's Thursday Threesome!
Onesome. Lions! Can a lion tame its mane? What about you? Tell us your worst hair memory. The first time I got a perm (I was probably around twelve) the electricity and water went out at the Fantastic Sam's where I was getting my hair done. They had already put the soloution in and couldn't get it out for hours. My hair was so frizzy and curly. It was awful.
Twosome. Tigers! Can a tiger change its stripes? Can people really change? This is something I'm not too sure about. Some people can, but I think some people can't. I think if someone is really committed to making the change successful it can happen, but most people only say they're going to change. All depends on the person.
Threesome. Bears! Who's a grumpy bear? 'Fess up - what makes you grumpy? Lately I have been very grumpy. Clients with insane demands, co-workers who don't do their share, computers that break - all of these things have contributed to making me grumpy. Oh, yes. And getting a cold from my boyfriend.
Steven's been sick since last Thursday, so I've been trying to avoid getting to close to him. Last night I was messing around on the computer and noticed that I had been sniffling and this morning my head is all stuffy. It's hard to avoid getting sick when someone in your household is sick and I guess I didn't succeed. Damn. :-(
An Icon In Internet Explorer
The always fabulous Brandy gave a quick tip today on adding an icon for your site when it is bookmarked in IE. It took less than five minutes for me to do (most of that was spent getting the program to convert my gif to a ico file) and now you can see the tiny little icon Adam made me when you bookmark The Neurotic Fishbowl.
Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Ooops! Tibbar, Tibbar!
With the evil, cursed machine crashing last night, I completely forgot it was a new month and that I was supposed to say, "Rabbit, rabbit." I think I'll say "Tibbar, tibbar," in five minutes and try to remember it when I actually go to bed in about two hours.
Looking For a Job?
The company I work for, 4 Guys Interactive, is looking for programmers who know VB, SQL, ColdFusion, and ASP. Interested? In the Houston area? Send me your resume!
Surfing The Web
w00t! I was able to log in as the administrator on my computer, and while my normal profile is jacked, at least I can get online again! My mom jokingly asked if I wanted to cancel my Dell order. No way! I've wanted a new computer basically since I got this one, so I am glad that I have the new one coming next week.
My brother, Russell is graduating from Sam Houston State University this weekend. Congratulations, Russell! I am very proud of you! Russell's girlfriend Joanna is graduating too. Joanna, I am also very proud of you. Congratulations!
It's a Group Thing: Part IX
Today's Wednesday, so it's time for another "It's a Group Thing" here at The Neurotic Fishbowl. In homage to my dead computer and to welcome my new computer, we'll use a technical one. Today's term is:
A WYSIWYG of Computer Programs
Following in Christine's footsteps, I wanted to encourage everyone that wanders in here to feel free to make comments on the posts. I know some people are shy and others feel like people would read their posts and go, "Who are they? Why are they posting here?"
Seriously, I put the little comment pop-up on this blog so that anyone could say anything back to me whether they agree, disagree, or just want to say hi. Never feel like you can't say something on this site. I do value the comments I get and I am happy to find new readers and new sites.
(putting on her stewardess voice) "Thank you for visiting The Neurotic Fishbowl! Enjoy your stay!"
Klip's New Directory
Serence's KlipFolio has a new section now - for Weblogs! I updated The Neurotic Fishbowl's Klip, so it's now in that category. If you haven't downloaded KlipFolio yet, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
The Bad News and The Good News
My home computer is a machine that one of Steven's friends built. It has had problems since the day I bought it. It locks up at least ten times a day causing me to reboot. Last night, for some reason, when I login, I get the Windows start-up music, but everything else is missing. No icons, no task bar, nothing. Clicking the mouse doesn't do anything. Control-Alt-Delete doesn't do anything. I tried starting it up in safe mode and get the same thing only with a black screen and the words "Safe Mode - Microsoft Windows." I have no idea what to do, unless I can get help from one of my readers or the tech guys at work.
Now for the good news. I bought a new computer. Yeah! It's a Dell and the specs are as follows:
Dimension 4400 Series,Pentium 4 Processor at 1.7 GHz
I didn't really want to spend the money right now, but I am so damn tired of it locking up and running badly that last night was the last straw. It should ship by this Saturday, so I should have it by next week. I guess I'll have to take my mom up on her offer of a loaner computer after all!
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Tweaks, Tweaks, and More Tweaks
I've been messing around with The Neurotic Fishbowl today and finally fixed some things that I've been meaning to work on. The sidebars should be consistent in their text size, the archives have had changes so they look more like the main page and their titles should reflect the navigation better, and some of the spacing and fonts have been changed on the pear skin (skin number three) now that I have at least a little bit of a clue how CSS works. Isn't it nice when you can make little changes and feel happier about your site?
More Than Just Friends...
I probably shouldn't post this, but it was such an interesting quiz....
Time for Ashley's This-or-That Tuesday:
Pamper Me, Baby!
Trish and I just made our appointment at Urban Retreat, a day spa in Houston. We're both getting the Elegant Retreat package and I am so looking forward to this. I need all the stress reduction in my life that I can!
I must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Only been at work for twenty minutes and already two or three issues have arisen and I'm in a bad mood. Grrrrr!
Monday, April 29, 2002
A Day At The Zoo
A Sweet Treat!
Monday Mission 2.17
Here's PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.17:
1. When was the last time you pampered yourself?
2. When was the last time someone pampered you?
3. Describe the last time you recall really feeling loved (other than from children or pets).
4. Has your use of the computer ever caused any arguments? What's the story there?
5. What's the most embarrassing thing your Mom ever did?
6. I've met some adults who've never learned to swim, and others who never learned how to ride a bike.. Is there anything that you never learned as a child that you probably should have?
7. I have no idea who said it (and I spent all of two minutes trying to research it), but "someone" once said, a picture is worth a thousand words. Post an image that says more than words. Or instead, describe a picture you recall which touched your heart.
BONUS: What's love got to do with it?
My Mom - The Winner
I forgot to mention, but my mom won $500 in a random drawing for a survey she did last Friday. Go, Mom! Aren't you glad I introduced you to the world of online surveys?
People actually win those things?
Posted by file13 at April 29, 2002 12:41 PM
Yeah no doubt file13 -- wow!
Posted by robyn at April 29, 2002 02:37 PM
Actually, we do fairly good with these things. I've won a $500 drawing before and several for $100 or $50. I do tons of them all the time for anywhere from $5 to $20. I love doing focus groups and surveys online!
Posted by Kymberlie R. McGuire at April 29, 2002 02:47 PM
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So, I've Decided To Be
Thanks to the fabulous Evil Plan Generator, I have concocted my very own evil plan to take over the world!
Congratulations on being the creator of a new Evil Plan™!
Your objective is simple: World Domination.
Your motive is a little bit more complex: Evil - It's my nature
These three deeds will herald the end, and the citizens of this planet will have no choice but to elect you their new god.
Trust us, it'll all come together in the end.
Sunday, April 28, 2002
I've spent most of the day catching up on things on the Tivo (Er, Malcolm in the Middle, two of The X-Files, and Frasier) and playing dominoes over at Pogo. I've still got two 24 episodes to watch, so I may go watch one of those in a bit. Sunday's are so nice for not doing anything. Not like Mondays, but what're you going to do?
These are the days I wish I had tivo - because there are tapes floating around with some of the episodes of Roswell and Angel and Xfiles that I haven't seen yet, but who know where they are! Between you and Christine, I have many times that I hear the word Tivo and think AHhhhh, I want one ;)
Posted by kristine at April 29, 2002 10:40 AM
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Custom 404 Error Pages
Thanks to the Scripty Goddesses, it is now easy to set up your own custom 404 error page. Just a little tip if you're using CuteFTP, you may not be able to see your .htaccess file, so make sure you really don't have one before you overwrite it. (Thanks for uploading the right one, Christine!)
Time for Chris' Sunday Op-Ed!
3) Bubble Baths
Color Me, Baby!
Fitting since I love eyeshadows and spend way too much money on them. I'm not really like that with any other make-up, just eyeshadow.
(Link courtesy of Danielle)
Bloglet The Neurotic Fishbowl
Since I am obsessed with trying out cool little tools for my blog (DoSomething Winamp Plug-in, Wander-Lust, Klipfolio), I thought I'd try Bloglet. Bloglet is a nifty little service that sends you one e-mail per day with all the posts from your favorite site in a digest form. It's a handy way to make sure you didn't miss any posts. If you'd like to, please subscribe to The Neurotic Fishbowl's Bloglet.
Klip The Neurotic Fishbowl
Serence™ Klipfolio™ is a free information channel viewer that lets you view and manage Klip™ information channels right on your desktop. KlipFolio is a real time saver - a "break through the clutter" approach to gathering information that interests you. Pick what you want, have it pushed to you.
Christine downloaded Klipfolio™ the other day and kept talking about it, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. It's really cool and Adam was kind enough to make a klip for this site so you can add The Neurotic Fishbowl to your Klipfolio. Thanks, Adam!
I stole Marsha's idea of using title tags to give the books in my "Past Reads" list a little mini-review. If you hover over the title, you'll get my quick take on the book.
Our neighbor has just now come home and finally turned off his damn alarm. We were just beginning to wonder how we were going to get any sleep if he happened to be out of town.