27 September 2008

In a fabulous development, Zora has started to refer to Erica’s mom as “Ba-ma.” Our political manipulation of our daughter has begun…

15 September 2008

Lost my time to AT&T

Until about two weeks ago, we’d been making do with squatting on someone’s open wireless network for our internet connection at home. Now that the Comcast employee has activated our account, I’m feeling grateful that I don’t have to sit in a corner of our living room and hope that “linksys” won’t flake out on me before I can check email or post a random thought to Twitter. Usually this was a false hope.

But wait,” you might ask. “Didn’t you move at the beginning of July, and aren’t you trying to be a professional on the internets? What’s the deal—were you being a load?”

I tried to take advantage of a good deal from AT&T, that’s what. It took them almost two months to get their act together and tell me that they couldn’t provide a DSL connection at my house, even though I called them weekly to find out why they hadn’t activated my connection yet. At least they didn’t charge me—but maybe I should bill them for my lost time!

That’ll have to wait, though. I need to catch the bus!

3 September 2008

Django 1.0!

Django 1.0 has arrived—yay! This means that it’s finally time to do the heavy work of upgrading this site, and of getting Textivism back in working order. I’m excited to experiment with all the new features. (Yes, that includes comments, Mr. Tanner, I promise!)

In other news, Zora is speaking in complete sentences. She has flown in an “opane” and gone “up in sky.” Zora is also two years old and received some awesome books from lots of people and also a “pink puose [purse] from She-shin [her aunt Kirstin].”

We also have functioning internet at home again, so you can expect more after-hours entertainment from yours truly, including a rambling story about how AT&T provides crap internet “service.” And that story has nothing to do with the iPhone.

This is the archive for commonplace book entries that I published in September 2008.