This is the obituary of my great grandfather (my Father's Mother's Father):
Hope you are all having a merry holiday! I have created a few sites as Christmas presents for my fiance, my niece and nephew, and a couple of friends:
I haven't done any designs for them yet, those will come in the next few days so for now they looks somewhat generic. Btw if I created a site for you and you need help setting it up let me know!
Well as you can see (or maybe not if your don't run a CSS compliant browser) my site has been updated. The design update was the easiest one I have ever done! All I had to do was change 1 file and my entire site was updated. I am all about separating content from design!
I have also improved the way the images work so that they can be cached by your browser (and save me bandwidth). I am about to update slacker and created a whole plethora of sites. =]
Right now the files are still being cached... it takes a bit of time to create all the flat files so you may find some links do not work... they will just wait!
I have created a caching mechanism for eecue / slacker. Every time a page is added or changed, a (mostly) flat html file is created. This will prevent server overloads from slashdotting and whatnot. It also greatly decreases the page load time. This caching mechanism also creates a flat file for the RSS feeds (which allows HTTP/1.1 to handle the work). I have also improved the page navigation for multiple page albums etc. I am adding this and the other functionality I added to slacker and will be creating sites for several people for xmas.
This weekend I attended the San Bernardino Sheriffs Search and Rescue Basic Mountaineering Course. This course covered all the skills necessary for an alpine search and rescue mission in the San Bernardino mountains.
The course actually started a month ago with 16 hours of classroom time. This weekend was the field exercises where we got a chance to apply the skills we learned about in the classroom. It was important to know the skills at a level known as unconscious competence, which means you can execute the task correctly without having to think about it.
- Here are some of the skills we covered:
- Ice Axe Self Arrest
- 2 and 3 Person Roped Travel
- Snow Anchors
- Ice Axe
- Crampon Travel
- Ice Axe Travel
- Snowshoe Travel
- Snow Shelters
- Avalanche Beacons
All in all it was a great training and I had a great time and learned many valuable skills. I plan on attending the next two trainings.
Here are the pictures I took.
I have finished importing my japan photos and they are now located here:http://eecue.com/japan
Ok so during the update I added a really cool feature. The calendar now displays thumbnails for each event / photo group / post from this site... check it out:
So I am now working on getting all my old digital photos in this gallery. The list of photos I will be importing includes:
- Old eecue.com photos (everything from before i set up gallery)
- Japan Photos
- Drive Slagging Photos
- Junglescene Photos (I will also be updating junglescene.com's photo section to be like the eecue.com section)
- Old junglescene.com photos (before they were linked to calendar items)
- Original junglescene.com photos (from 1999-2000)
I have been so busy programming this newest version of my website / slacker, I have neglected to upload photos from the last 2 months... here they are:
- DJ SUV @ Respect
- Art Show: Peace Warriors
- Blurry Photos
- Barbara Ramone
- Muse #38
- Wreckignition #24 Machines Never Die
- John B @ Respect
- Thunder Canyon Cave Rescue Training (I got stuck for 40 minutes... it was fun)
- Klute @ Respect
- Antidote (Halloween Party)
- Monster Massive
My cat died a few weeks ago... I just wanted to post up these pictures of him in memory... I miss you little guy!
Scientest at the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs are working on a microscope that will help push forward the next wave of nanotechnology.New microscope could focus nanotech dream
(Via topix D.O.E..)
Every now and then cicadas invade our forests, and as it turns out, the forests love it.
The food on this blog always looks delicious... shiokadelicious!: Home-Made Lo Mei Kai: Part I -- Classically Steamed
Kevin Sites in an embedded journalist in Iraq. I have been reading his blog for a few months and I recently read that he was the journalist who filmed the Marine shooting the unarmed soldier. He wrote about it in his blog: Open Letter to Devil Dogs of the 3.1