Monday, July 18, 2005

Back up to speed

I've got a mailto link in place (bot-proof, at least today). I've got a site meter (current reading: 1). I've got comments and track-backs (although I need to figure those out). The only thing I seem to be missing is a blogroll.

But, if you are reading this, you probably already visit everyone who would be on my blogroll. So until I find a new and unique voice of the people, it's a slightly lower priority than, say, thinking up some actual content.

But welcome back, whoever you are.

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Further admin notes

OK, I've got a pleasantly obfuscated mailto link working again.

Blogger seemed to imply that it now supported comments, but so far I don't see any evidence of them. So for now, I guess I'll go ahead and ignore comments via e-mail.

Administrative notes

I wasn't happy with something that was taking too long to load. So I blew out my old format, and fired up a new one.

The good news is that it loads quickly. The not so good news is that I lost a bunch of tweaks that I had put into the old format. That isn't such a bad thing, most of them were out of date anyway. Still, I am without comments at the moment, and without an obvious contact address. So...

I can be reached via email at lastname firstinitial at There is no space between the last name & the first initial. But blogger has a seriously brain-dead editor, so I can't offhand figure out how to make it prettier.

There should be more than enough information within plain sight for anyone, but not anybot, to interpret that.

Comments will eventually be enabled, but they were never very active anyway.

Call me busy, call me lazy

Just don't call me late to dinner.

OK, so I have been recalcitrant in typing anything here. Put it down to a supreme funk on the political scene, combined with an upswing in family life.

So, I'll ignore the political stuff for now. Suffice to say I am still not overly impressed with the current administration. Or my junior senator. Or my local representative, or my local state senator. Perhaps I'm not cut out of the right(!pun) mold for life in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

On a family front, for those who know or care, things are going well. Almost a year into my job I am continuing to both enjoy and be challenged by it. When I consider the morale situation at my last job (before I got laid off) I still find it somewhat astonishing that there can be jobs where people show up regularly and are productive while they are there. It's actually pretty cool.

The rest of the family is thriving. More details are certainly available, but probably not for publication. If you want to be on our Christmas letter list, drop me a line at the above address.

On other fronts, Go Lance!

Oh, and don't get me started about the US Grand Prix. Astonishingly, the only party coming out looking good at the moment seems to be Michelin, and they were the ones who screwed up in the first place. Ugh. Still, I always thought that RoadAmerica or RoadAtlanta would have been better venues than the bastardized track at Indy, whose main purpose seemed to be to preserve the golf course.