Thursday, August 31, 2006

Life marching on

Disclaimer: Beware non-geek post

Recently I've been in the process of purchasing a house. Things have gone pretty well so far with very few hurdles. We should close by Sept. 15th and be in the house by the end of Sept. I also went on vacation to the beach. Got a little sun burnt. Apparently geeks are not meant to be in the sunlight for long periods of time. ;) The big news though is that while on vacation I proposed to my girlfriend of five years. She said yes after she ripped the ring out of the box and expressed her joy. And here's the shot of the ring in all of its glory:

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Web Widgets

So I've been following the widget scene for some time now. Keeping tabs on all the ajaxy type stuff and all the myspace-upgrade-to-flash-9-so-we-can-limit-what-you-embed-in-your-page stuff. This on the other hand is something I've been toying with for a short while. And by this.. I mean Meebo. Today they released a alpha/beta of their embeddable web widget. If you have an account on MeeboMe, they provide you some html code to add to your page.. and then any visitor can talk to you and vice/versa. Interested concept that I'm going to try out for a short while. In fact you can try it out right now from my page!

I've seen it be a little buggy where I could send a message out to the visitor, but not able to receive messages back. For the most part though, pretty neat stuff. Enjoy!