category: my news


Happy Birthday To Me! :)

Posted by Shane

Just as the title says :) I have already had my birthday “party” per say.

Last night (May 2nd) I went out to dinner with my mom, sister, and very good friend of the family. We took some birthday pictures before we left. I plan on updating a few of the places were I have my photo with these since they look very cool: Facebook, About, etc. Then we went to a restaurant that I have never been to before in Bridgehampton, NY called Yamp Q. A very good Japanese Restaurant.

I myself had a serving of fried pork dumplings, shrimp tempera roll, and chicken teriyaki. Very yummy. Afterwords we went back to the house to have Angel Food cake with fruit sauce.

Next it was presents time. Minus the usual cash that is always welcomed, I got two really neat physical gifts. The first one was the DVD set of the TV show MacGyver. I have never seen an episode, but in recent years a number of gaming communities online and friends have refereed me as MacGyver since I can fix almost any problem they throw at me. The second one was a signed baseball from No. 42 of the New York Yankees. Not Reggie Jackson, but Mariano Rivera. A ‘last out’ signed balled and certificate of authenticity. Way cool! (Pictures will come later tonight!)

Another present in which I already knew about for a few weeks was a baseball game at Yankee Stadium this Thursday on May 7th.

That’s about it. Expect to come back in a few days for all the pictures!

UPDATE: The ‘About’ page has been updated to include my new photo and one that was taking on my birthday dinner. :)


Threaded Comments

Posted by Shane

I got threaded comments now working on my theme. It took a while, but they work nicely with my Live Comment Preview item. So you can click on the ‘Reply’ for the post, and it will bring the reply window up. Once you submit to that comment, it will attach itself to that post. I have it set right now to 4 max_depth commenting, which should be plenty. I gotta work on the CSS for the children, but that will happen in due time.


Media Center Online!

Posted by Shane

I been putting it off for a while, but today I got my media center online. It is a flash based component that reads off a database and formats an XML “document” for the flash component to read correctly. I still haven’t done the back-end code yet — the current two images and one album where manually entered into the database.

All I want to do for that is select the files I want to upload, upload and then get a box to fill out the information that will submit it to the database. Since I am using WordPress as the back-end CMS, it’s very tough to design a back-end for a plugin now a days, but I know in the end I will get it. For those who are wondering, the system will be independent of WordPress’s “media” library, but will use the same components to upload.

So I still got work a head of me, but I think in the end I will be able to pull it off! :)


Holiday/Event Header Sets

Posted by Shane

One of the things I like doing for my websites is making them holidayed (this is a made up word!). So I had one created once before, so I brought those over to my this header. Right now I have these holiday’s created:

  • Christmas
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Halloween

To view them go to the next page.

read more ‘Holiday/Event Header Sets


Design Finalized

Posted by Shane

Many of the CSS design, navigation, and HTML code has been finished. I am still working on several more “page” templates to expand the type of pages. Flash will be included on some page(s). If you see any errors of concern, please leave a comment on this post so I can take care of it.

Thanks to Jon for some usefull plugin information and design comments. He even pointed out that my design is eco-friendly to your computer monitor as it doesn’t need as much energy to display.


Welcome back to ‘the rabbit hole’! (redundant I know.. :))

This blog/website way back in the day used to be my little place to express myself, post my projects, and just random stuff that is going on. I figured it was time to bring it back as the site has just been sitting behind the scenes for ages without anything going on.

So expect to see maybe daily updates and major additions to this site in the coming days. If you are visiting right now, you might notice that I am still working on the main design layout. Over the new few hours (maybe a day or two…), I should have the design up and running.

However — I like to point out that the blog will not be the first page that you come to anymore. It will be a portal page that will highlight everything that is going on the website. I might be integrating some Macromedia Flash.

Also if you have been using my “old” email address for this domain, it no longer is valid. You can send an email to it though and it will forward to my new email address.

Anyway, thanks for coming!