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Another Friggin’ Day Shot


Most of today was spent in pain. Also, as the back is Effed up, I couldn’t get much done, hence spending the day sitting at the “devil box” as Herrn Steiner calls it. Mostly, it has been the Roman site. Ack, none of the fun things, no. And when I tweak one little thing, something else major pops up. Alas, much of it is in the original code. Some of what I call a “poison pill” — a bit of code that makes your whole page crash and your efforts turn to shit in front of your eyes. A lot of the problems have to do w/ the menus, of course, and so, after it craps out once, I tend to make a solid backup to work from. I KNOW what is wrong… just have to do one thing, then when it blows up still, you do the next thing. Like the old days. Do something, hit “save.” Do another, hit “save” again. Ack!

Evil Adobe

I am not even going to rant about Adobe. I use some of their products and they USED to be great — however, they have chosen, once again, like before, to leave their customers behind and force you to use something shittier — I won’t. Just have to use a workaround and right now, I cannot find my manuals for GoLive to figure out a problem. Of course, knowing them, there might not be an answer, but we’ll see. No, I don’t want, nor need to hear you babble on about how I should switch to Dreamweaver — it sucks shit and I detest it. It has to do with left-brain and right-brain… guess what I am. I’d rather use frigging Microsoft FrontPage.

WordPress Works!

At least this works. I can rant and vent. Hell, my new house is leaking for some reason, right by my desk. The builders, who do an AWESOME job and really DO care, will be here tomorrow to look at it. I had to leave the other day and really, how will it work w/ them being here and the PoD. For that matter, PoD juniorette and Angus would also be trouble… Nah, I gots ta be here fo’ dat. Anyway, I haven’t really eaten today, nor taken my meds, so I guess I need to hobble upstairs and do both. Maybe I will make some tea as I will have a SCREAMER of a headache in the AM since I have had no caffeine today.

Ende für jetzt!

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Still working on Roman Site…


It’s becoming a drag. Mainly because there are still about a hundred pages to convert. I am having problems w/ GoLive in that pages that are bigger than the template, while showing okay, will not let me edit the content that overflows the template regions, without cutting all the template window out and then pasting it in an edit doc >;-( Dumb, but real. W/ over 400+ pages, things like this really make it harder. Boring to you, a pain the ass for me.

My Back Too

Somehow, on ride home form work, I managed to make my back go out?! Still hurts today. Kent tried to pop it, but didn’t work (I had to go back over and take checks as I forgot last night, as i didn’t see them on floor of car). C’est La Vie! Would like to take down Xmas lites and put some exhaust clamps on my pickup, but is unlikely as it is butt-ass cold (a technical term) and my back hurts too much for that. Plus, when I breathe, the damned tooth lights off. I am sure happy that will be coming out on Thursday.

Roman Banner Question

Here are two banners I was going to start using… which do you like better? E-mail me at and tell me your fav.

Romans in Britain banner 1

Romans in Britain banner 1

Romans in Britain banner 2 for website

Romans in Britain banner 2

So, what do YOU think? Neither are quite what I want, but I like bright, full colour, vs. “graphic-designer muted” which doesn’t work in drawing-in many people. The link, BTW, is


I prob should take them for a walk, but they are calm right now, laying all about me and the desk and besides, like I said, it’s butt-ass cold out. Right now,  Zoey is laying on my foot (it’s a dog thing). Angus, behind, snoring. Zoey’s in the midst of Pon Farr right now, so the two of them are acting like dorks. Ummm, full-colour doggy porn. Oh the joys :-Þ


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Life moveth on >>==>


Been a bit… Been doing some solid work on r.Net, getting it back to speed. Our most recent update messed up a lot and we have to manually fix it.

“We” means myself and staff. A new member is Kathy whom I have known since she was born. Literally! I rememberws today, the day she was born (I was like 4) and her Dad driving around handing out cigars 🙂

Anyway, she’s been helping a LOT, keeping me on track and not distracted… She’s learning about websites the real way, by doing.

Other staff coming back and getting things going. Bookstore will be back this weekend. ACW close now… WW2 in process.

Reenactor Consumer Guides also this week. Going to a winows server, so, of COURSE, have to move, can’t just be upgraded. 3 databases, 4 websites, a LOT of email addys to reset >:-0 Ack! Donations going nowhere — sadly, but enough for server. Need to get more to pay programmer to fix some of our site “mods” that the upgrade wiped or deactivated. So much to do…

WWI is soon upon us and many Rekruten are not ready and some alte Hase not either. April 14th to 17th is my time for fun… Twice a year, dat’s wuts ah gets. Gonna try Roman Days in May too.

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The world turns, but stays still


Meaning nothing seems to change. Hey, Google paid me! Biggest check so far!! They wired it on the 23rd and of COURSE, my bank cleared it today at 12 noon-ish. Ack! Anyway, the wifial unit decided she needed milk and ice (don’t ask…), so off we went to town. I took out $100. at good ole Sheetz and put $50. in the tank… it didn’t quite fill it >:-(

Next, was Taco Bell — I like their fresco crunchy tacos and it’s got the least carbs and sugar so woohoo. This was then followed by the obligatory Starbucks. Next, to Rita’s for some custard… (okay, I’m addicted to Rita’s!!). Next on the Wee trip of “fun” was to get her nails “filled” something I don’t know much about, but if she loses one, it will cost a bunch to redo them… okay, whatever. Last, Giant for ice and milk. I kept Pacha company in the car the whole time… was nice today, a little warmish, but still not jungle hot yet. Back home, an argument of epic proportions was had, to the enjoyment of all. Anyway, them’s the facts and dat’s how a’hm is a gonna report ’em.

In the Meantime…
WWII is done and Rob and Harry have begun updating. 🙂 Also, Civil War is mostly done, only needing a navigation kludge to weave it together until I can get a real one figured out. Next is Ancient Periods for Kim, as I know he is chompin’ at the bit to get at it. Things are looking up. I wish Google was spitting out more $$, but it’s okay. I had signed up on some of the google boards and now get spam form some of these guys. Yeah, it’d be neato-keen to get $500.+ a day from my ads, but I doubt it’ll happen — what I see these guys doing looks like scammery. Don’t really wanna lose my account due to that.

Back to the Mines
Anyway, my “weekend” is over. Gott sei Dank that it was a holiday or I’d a only had one day off. That’s kinda sucky when it happens — ’tis like working 6 days straight — it kills my back and there’s not enough time off to undo the damage.