July 2004 Archives

Photoblog

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I've gotten the photoblog developed enough that I consider it open for business. There still is a bunch of sawing and hammering to do, but like most projects, if I wait until it is "done" no one will ever see it.

I've called it Limited Exposure. I hope to post photos several times a week, but have realized that daily posting would probably mean two things - (1) lesser stuff will end up posted and, (2) who am I kidding - I barely get to the regular blog once a week.

Now that I don't have to spend inordinate amounts of time fiddling with the new site I'll try to get to a few things that I started for here.

Indonesian Vote News

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ELECTION UPDATE !!!

Bambang as pulled ahead of Megawati for the lead. Looks like there will be a run off between Transformers...

Photoblog On The Way

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The sparse posting recently is the result of some travel to New Mexico which resulted in several hundred photos that had to be culled, sorted, and digitally developed. I'm down to 50 or so.

In turn, that inspired me to finally get to work on a true photoblog. More time spent twiddling with Movable Type (the engine that drives this site) and their new licensing (translate "pay us money") plans. Being that MT's new version 3.0 is really more of a 2.7 (I'm running version 2.661), I decided to twiddle away even more time investigating alternatives.

I loaded and started playing with WordPress 1.2. Great potential here but far from robust enough for what I needed. Even though it's free, call me when version 2.0 or 3.0 is ready.

Then I looked at pMachine. Another nice prospect but I was lured away by their new product, Expression Engine. For $10 you can set up a month-long demo site that they host so you can twiddle to your heart's content. And twiddle I did. In fact, I've not done much else (other than personal hygiene, ingestion, and the installation of a kitchen counter at Petunia's apartment) for the past several days.

The result looks pretty good to me. I'll pay the full license fee just as soon as my webhost sets up the new photo.trancho.net subdomain. Then I'll do some sanding and polishing and will announce the birth in the next week or so.

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Stay tuned.

I know that you've all been tuning into your favorite cable news station or gobbling up RSS news feeds in order to keep track of the Indonesian elections, but coverage had been spotty. Of course, the real news is that most of the candidates were running under wrestling psuedonyms.

Would you vote for:

Bambang (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)
Megawati (Megawati Sukarnoputri)
Hamzah Haz ( Hamzah Haz just what?)

Obviously, the Indonesians became concerned about the potential for international ridicule. The latest news is that they elected Wiranto-Golkar, a former defense minister.

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