Good news

posted by Jeff | Monday, December 10, 2007, 10:25 PM | comments: 3

Today sure was a better day in terms of news and events in my world.

The upsetting thing from yesterday came from a couple of text messages from Catherine indicating that Cosmo took off in the woods at her dad's house in rural Indiana, and was likely dead because of the cold. I'm not a dog person, but I can't help but admit that I was her "daddy" for much of the first year or so of her life. And she means everything to Cath. That little dog is the most unassuming, innocent and loving creature on the planet, easily.

Well against the odds, she survived, and a neighbor caught her. What a relief. Cath says her lungs and heart sound good, and she's just exhausted, but OK.

Last night's ad problems were caused by Federated Media's default mechanism stopping after a year. I suppose technically it was my fault for not knowing this, but I complained to FM anyway, and they agreed to compensate me for the lost revenue. To my surprise, they also have sold a great deal of remnant inventory at good rates, boosting my overall income unexpectedly. Who knows when I'll see it (they pay when they get paid), but that was a nice surprise.

I realized tonight that the PointBuzz re-do is actually going pretty well, and quickly. I'm not sure exactly when it'll be done, but it's nice to feel like it's going well. I'm starting to not like how some of the forum app is written, but whatever, it's gonna be what it is until after CB gets its love. I can't endlessly fuck with these things and never deliver anything.

Speaking of PointBuzz, Walt got his cult induction kit today, in the form of a shiny, tricked-out 24" iMac. Dude has 4 gigs of memory too (third party, of course). That's awesome.

Microsoft put out a preview of the ASP.NET MVC framework today. That thing was just made to be used for something like CampusFish. That might be a good exercise when it's closer to release.

And Kara got a ham, which I guess is good if you like ham.


Walt, December 11, 2007, 1:45 PM #

After about 12 hours, I'm convinced "iMac" isn't a strong enough name. Perhaps "The Jaw-Dropper" would be better.

I will admit, though, that it's going to take me a long time to adjust to new shortcuts. Even so, while I miss my right-click, I think I'll be OK. :)

Jeff, December 11, 2007, 2:04 PM #

You can still right-click. You got a Mighty Mouse, right? Go into your preferences and enable it if it's not already. Makes more sense than shift-click.

Walt, December 11, 2007, 2:52 PM #

See what I mean? I feel like a new computer user. :)

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