Archive for June, 2005

I’m not The Next Karate Kid?

June 25, 2005

Thursday night Sean, Jesse and I went to Jesse’s house to move some wood to the church for the bonfire we’ve got coming up (Aug 5). We started filling Sean’s truck with pallets and 2-by’s and whatnot, then started putting particle board on top. One of the sheets was too big to fit in the truck, so Jesse held it up and told me, “Punch!” Of couse, thinking I was The Next Karate Kid, I gave it my best karate punch.
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Library project

June 18, 2005

For a few weeks now, I’ve been working on re-inventing the method my family uses to keep track of the movies we own. We started with a Word document, then Excel, and eventually Access. The Access database version was pretty cool. We had forms for adding movies, and reports to print out the lists. But I wanted more. I wanted to be able to display our library online and generate more statistics. And so, I started an online Hensler Movie Library.

This is very beta. Meaning that it will break, frequently, as I continue to develop it. Once it’s stable and I’m happy with it, I’ll add a link to it in my Links section.

Oh, and something to note… the list I have online is incomplete and out-of-date. We have quite a few more movies now. And I’m still adding more information to the movies which are already in the online list (like the media). To see (almost) everything I’ve got in there so far, look at the detailed report (printable version).

Google: Summer of Code

June 6, 2005

I forget how now, but sometime, somewhere and somehow, I came across Google’s Summer of Code program. They will actually be sponsoring students to work on Open Source projects over the summer. Way cool!

Looking at the list, I see a lot of projects that I’ve used myself. I hope they get a lot of participation.

MySpace.com

June 4, 2005

If you’ve not seen MySpace.com yet, check it out. I don’t much care for it, but I do like that you can see a netowork of friends. It’s just fun to go through and add people you know, and see who they know… and add them if you know them too. So forth and so on. It’s just a very interesting way to waste time. Link to my page: myspace.com/maxabert

And in response to Chad’s request that I make the page sparkle. I tried, briefly, but they are doing stuff that won’t allow me to do fully control my page. What’s that mean? Well, I tried to use some complex CSS coding, but they won’t let me use the # sign. Without using the pound/hash sign, I can’t control specific elements of the page. And if I can’t control every aspect of a page, I won’t bother with it at all.

Boy, that sounded grumpy. I guess I am a little. I mean, why allow users to customize a page, when you severly limit their creativity by denying the almighty pound sign?!

The world may never know.