Did I mention how big of a SageTV fan I am? The base package is only $80, runs on windows, and just works. Plus, it is "wife compatible" unlike some other other packages. Just plunked in 320 gigs of hard drive and now the lady can save movies to her hearts content.
Speaking of lady, she just started work at Northwest Kidney Center. Good stuff! They have some nice health insurance that I can leech off of. Plus, I can start really investing in my own company again. Pay my friend for some branding for Mozicode and start pimping myself! Mozicode, by the way, is the software that powers Photographica. It is quite a bit like SoapBlox in that is a managed service, not a software package. Place the order and it just works out of the box. Has private messages, friendly comment system, discussion forums, voting ala digg, tags (which I need to get working again), very nice image systems, slideshows, all kinds of goodies. And it works. And its already pleasant appearance will eventually be customized by changing out one CSS file (right now it I dont have a way to edit the said CSS file, nor have I figured out a good way to roll out any changes I make). And you don't need to worry about technical crap so you can focus on what is important, growing your community.
My good friend has announced his wife is pregnant and due in September. Wow. Hard core stuff right there.
In other news, our finest childhood engineering project met an untimely demise in last months windstorm. Wish I had pictures of how it died, needless to say the treehouse fell some 60 feet to the ground and remained perfectly intact. Point of failure? The tree sheered off right above the base we clamped on with two treated 2x6's and 4 peices of all-thread (no nails were used, those kept failing...). Once the tree snapped off, there was nothing keeping the treehouse from sliding off its base. I think it is a testimate to how well built it was (stayed up there for 12 years) that if failed in a way I never would have predicted.
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