Sunday, July 31, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
How to Build a Web Site
Then you have to put the site together. I've been using Microsoft Word, which is what I'm most familiar with, but you should use something like FrontPage. Having a graphical interface, instead of trying to write the HTML code, is much easier.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
More Band Names
The band has been really coming together. We've been playing every Sunday at a bible class at Second Baptist called the Next Thirty Years, and we're still trying to think of a name for the band. Here are the latest ideas:
- Def Leper
- The Seven Deadly Sins
- The Hard, the Fast, the Beautiful, and the Gifted
- Ezekiel's Wheel
We think we're going to have a contest to name the band.
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
I've been doing almost nothing but watch the Tour de France every evening. There are three hours of coverage on OLN every day, and five hours on some of the longer stages, so I've been picking up something for dinner and watching until I can't keep my eyes open any longer. I'm still two days behind because of my trip to Houma this week.
I've been a Tour fan for a lot longer than Lance Armstrong has been around, I first saw the tour in 1969 when we moved to Belgium. It was the Tour de France debut of Eddy Merckx, when he won the yellow jersey, the green jersey and the polka-dot jersey all in the same year, at age 24 (he would have won the white as well, but it didn't exist until 1999). Eddy Merckx was god in Belgium the years we lived there, and still is to this day. I still believe that he was a more dominant cyclist than Armstrong because he rode more than just the tour. Eddy Merckx won over 525 races in his cycling career out of 1500 races, he's one of only three riders to ever ride all five classic races in his career, and his 34 Tour de France stage victories dwarfs Armstrong's 16 (and counting), even though it looks like Lance will win seven compared to Eddy's five Tours.
My TiVo is great for this kind of thing, especially since I installed the additional hard drive space. My affection for the Tour de France reminds me of when I was in college in 1987 and I would set my VCR (Sony Super-Beta HiFi) to record the America's Cup in Freemantle. The race was fantastic, Dennis Conner came back against huge odds to beat the New Zealanders with their winged keel, but more than the race, the scenery was so grand, so sweeping, so epic, that it was as much a part of the experience as the sporting event. Rick and Claire later lived in Perth, which is very near Freemantle, and when I went to visit I remembered that beautiful mottled blue-green water and white beaches. The Tour completely circumnavigates France, and there are some amazing sights.
Lance is pretty much going to win for sure, which is great. I'm not sure I trust him to retire after this one, he would be the first ever to go out on a win. It's been an exciting one so far, and there are some real stars in the making if he does retire.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Monday, July 04, 2005
Oh, I added some new content as well. I created a page for the Diary of a TiVo Hack because the TiVo Community forum no longer had the post available. I created a Site Index page. I marked myself on the 1981 Klein High School Senior Class picture. I scribbled some more stuff on most of the pages, and cleaned up some redundant stuff. And I finally updated the Work pages to the new format.