Archive for January, 2008

My kid is cute

Maybe some of you have seen this, but I thought I’d bump it again…

Two days in a row?

Yes, it’s true. The child is in bed for his afternoon nap, Sarah’s on the couch reading, and I’m just hanging out. Sure, there’s tons to do… but why do it all when there’s blogging to be done?

I’m going to be moving the old Rezer pic gallery from rezer.com over to my Picasa Gallery cause I’m running outta space on my server. Seems like my host decided to change their hosting plan, so I’m unfortunately going to have to downsize in order to stay within their storage limits. This means removing files, pix, music, etc… Not horrible, but still a pain in the butt. The main issue, however will be that it will also affect my clients, and I’m starting to look for a new host… which means eventually changing all the DNS, moving sites and files, setting up Email addresses, etc… and, oh yeah, paying more. Ugh.

Anyone know of a good VPS hosting company? Don’t care if it’s Linux or Windows… but I think Linux is preferred since I have a few clients using PHPList and PHPForms. Lemme know… and the cheaper, the better…

Got a new webcam, too, courtesy of GeGwe and Pop (the Logitech Fusion). Quite nice. We got hooked up over Windows Live and have already made 2 or 3 video calls to them. The quality is not bad at all, and audio is pretty clear. It’s not like “being there”, but it’s probably the next best thing. If anyone’s out there with a similar setup, lemme know… we’ll chat. Windows Live ID is jrezer at live.com.

PS: My buddy Erik is launching his second new product, Pizza Box Baseball, on Feb 17. Check out the site for Pizza Box Football (designed by me, of course) and look for the Pizza Box Baseball site soon!

Yes. I am lame. I say it often. So does Sarah. But that’s OK…

Some notable items worth a mention…

#1 — We had a major plumbing leak. Still trying to put the kitchen back together, but basically we needed to rip out the sink, garbage disposal, countertop and a cabinet so the plumbers could replace some old rotted-out copper pipe. It took me the better part of 4 evenings, doing a little at a time. Unfortunately the previous owners made it almost impossible to just remove the little piece of countertop I needed to without pulling out the stuff it was attached to. And to make matters worse, they used screws that were way too skinny for the job… so when trying to take them out, all the heads snapped off. Nice. This basically meant that I needed to do use a combination of a 2×4, hacksaw, hammer and tire-iron to pull out the cabinet. All while trying NOT to wake up Ethan. Let me tell you, it was QUITE the undertaking.

Anyway, it all got completed, they fixed the pipe, and luckily it was all covered under our Homeowner’s Warranty, so we paid a grand total of $100. Not bad.

#2 — Our TABLE is here! For those of who who remember the saga of the missing table, you’ll recall that we needed to order a new one and it was taking 12 weeks to build and then ship. Well, it;’s here. The delivery company didn’t bring it inside like they were SUPPOSED to, so Sarah and I had to muscle it off the pallate in the driveway and bring it up the stairs and inside, where we assembled it. And man… let me tell you… that table is SOLID. Freaking heavy. It’s actually deceptively heavy. At least we know it’s real wood… or mabe concrete. :-)

Ethan “helped” us put it together, and now it’s positioned nicely in our dining room. We “retired” the highchair, and now Ethan has taken his place at “the big people table”. Sarah has him sitting on pillows to eat… I haven’t witnessed it yet, but I’m sure it’s cute!

#3 — We found our video camera bag, old tapes and charger! In the middle of a cleaning/purging frenzy upstairs, there it was… nestled right inside a box of old shoes. Why? I don’t know… but there it was. It had been missing since we left MD in May… SO glad it’s back. Now we can start filming again… although our digital camera did quite a nice job in its absence.

That’s all for now… more later…