08 June 2006

Summer Blockbuster Preview

Been a while since I gave a personal update for all of my fans. My main focus outside of work and family has been on the Manitowoc Ultimate Frisbee Concern. Progress is slow, and it is directly attributable to poor penetration in the high schools. We have no new kids from Lincoln, and no kids at all from the other two high schools in town. I've been dropping off fliers every month, but nothing works as well as having a student there to bring his/her friends and then they bring more friends and then it all takes off like wildfire. I have re-connected with some "old school" players from 6-7 years ago that are going to play this summer as well. Ultimate is such a fantastic sport that it is really a shame that all these kids are not playing it. Anyway I continue on with high-level organization stuff like networking with other groups, planning events and such. T-shirts and bumper stickers are high on my agenda now.

On the nerd programming front I've recently become indoctrinated into the world of enterprise java programming, aka J2EE. I finally understand all the hype about Enterprise JavaBeans and application servers like JBoss, and only wish I had known them sooner. We're going to be using such things at work to help our legacy system. Personally I wouldn't mind blowing up the old system with dynamite and writing a complete enterprise system from scratch.

On the nerd gaming side I'm entering another month away from World of Warcraft, I'll probably fire it up in July again. Tenderheart must get his dreadsteed! Otherwise I'm not too into games, other than the occasional hour or two of ET. I actually turned down my brother-in-law's invitation for CounterStrike and DiabloII last night to patch a gaim bug. The bug had been annoying me for probably 6 months, and the fix was one line. Besides ET > CS and I think D2 would just bore me to tears after 5 minutes, especially once you've tasted WoW.

Other than that, my immediate family is doing well. Liam is walking with a walker, and climbing up stairs when he sees that the gate is down. Catherine has gone 3 whole days now pooping and peeing on the potty with no accidents (excluding sleep). Jane and I couldn't be more pleased. I think the incentive of Little Mermaid panties did the trick! Wonder who else that works on.

So that concludes my update. I may blog more frequently this summer. In the past I've felt that it was stupid and even pretentious to think that people read this, but oh well.

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