Dan’s Online Diary 

# 31.10.03 by Dan
...are fixed! Rejoice!

# 29.10.03 by Dan
[The Curtain Guy]
I'm at home waiting for the curtain guy. Its weird being at home at 8:50 in the morning. Loverly day outside though.
Ah ha - he has arrived - albeit twenty minutes late. Never mind.

Bought a BBQ on Labour Day. Invited many others around to eat of its meat. A good time was had by most, if not all. I spent too much time in fruitless discussion. A lesson was learned, I do believe.

[Another Alfa]
Scotty has an Alfa. Yay!!
Its a '91 33 1.7ie series III. Nicer than mine - the facelifted model.
Congrats, Scotty.
If anyone else wants to buy an Alfa, please feel free. They're not expensive, and are surprisingly common, hence easy to get parts for. You'd be looking at anywhere between $1500 - for a scruffy one, and $5500 for a really nice one.

[HTML Editors]
spoono.com are running a poll to determine which HTML editors most people use.
The options are 'Dreamweaver', 'Frontpage', 'Go Live', 'Notepad' and Pen and Paper. Its hardly surprising that Dreamweaver comes out on top, but it is interesting to note that more people use Notepad than Frontpage.

# 24.10.03 by Dan
Getting lots of search engine hits for 'online diary'.
Also a couple for 'DDM-110' - a drum machine I have sorta for sale.
And some more hits for 'casio fx 6500g' - maybe I should scan the manual and make it available online. But I can't really be bothered. And I could get in trouble, you know - copyright and crap like that.

[Music Workshop thingy]
Went to a music workshop at my good friend Pete's church last night. The night was run by the guys from Wash. Lots of inspiration and ideas and stuff.
Cheers guys.
I need more gear.

# 23.10.03 by Dan
[Parliamentary Prayer]
Garth George on our parliamentary prayer.

[A List Apart...]
... is back.

# 22.10.03 by Dan
Came across this in the NZ Herald today.
'Furore' is quite probably an understatement.

# 16.10.03 by Dan
[Spoono wins!]
Just check out their browser title bar...

(It changes randomly, so you might not get it when you got there yourself (which is why I put the screenshot in (for your viewing pleasure (I hope you appreciate it))))

# 15.10.03 by Dan
[Simply Awesome]
2advanced(you need a broadband connection)

[Long Weekend]
This weekend we're taking Monday 20th off work:

saturday : drive to masterton
sunday : hang with family - grandma's 85th birthday
monday : drive back home

grouse - lots of driving - lots of family - its all good.

[Food For Thought](via Alana)

Satan's Meeting:

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, "We can't keep Christians from going to church." "We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth." "We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their saviour." "Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken."

"So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered Dish dinners, but steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ."

"This is what I want you to do," said the devil. "Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!" "How shall we do this?" his demons shouted. "Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.

Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!" "Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice." "Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive...to keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."

"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes." "Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. "That will fragment their families quickly!"

"Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Christmas. Give them an Easter Bunny so they won't talk about his resurrection and power over sin and death."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive...have them return from their recreation exhausted. Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead." "Keep them busy, busy, busy!" "And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, leave with troubled consciences."

"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Jesus. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause."
"It will work!" "It will work!" It was quite a plan! The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to having little time for their God or their families. Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful at his scheme? You be the judge! Does "busy" mean:

B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?

# 14.10.03 by Dan
# 13.10.03 by Dan
[I won the parts](Sorry Richard, but since I started the story here, I may as well finish it.)
Paid $185 for the suspension bushes. Repco only stock three of the 5 individual packs, and they alone total up to a stratospheric $449.oo.
Yay for online auctions. And Alfas. And for me.

[I have a headache...]
...and so I'm going home. From work, that is.

# 8.10.03 by Dan
[Time has just flown by...]
I hadn't realised it was nearly a week since i last blogged. My blog stats are dropping off something terrible.
Oh well.

[Buying Stuff Online]
I'm currently pursuing a full set of nolathane suspension bushes for my Alfa on trademe.co.nz.
Its fun.
I'm still yet to buy some h*r stuffs.

# 2.10.03 by Dan
[h*r stuffs]
I are going to purchase some stuffs from the homestarrunner store. If anyone else in Auckland wants stuff, I can put it through as one order to save on shipping costs. Let me know.

# 2.10.03 by Dan
[Discipline vs. Abuse]
This article proposes that rather than the outright banning of smacking, legislation should be modified to ban hitting with objects, and hitting around the head.
Thats fine with me.
Shane Reti speaks sense :
"As a society we have seen fit to debate and enact legislation allowing prostitution. Are children not only to be denied the rights we give to animals, but now also to be given a social platform below prostitution?"

# 1.10.03 by Dan
Dunno if I've posted this before, but EasyRGB is easily the most bestest online color matching tool in the world, according to me.
Get down with it.

I still been eating the soups, but since you've seen them all before, there's no point in publishing pictures of them.
Today I are having the Creamy Pumpkin.

Since I'm not going to discuss racism, The Treaty, politics, or theology, all thats left is to comment on is the weather.
The weather is sux.

I done removed and added some links. Voila.

[Boundary Functions]
A work of art by Scott Snibbe, [via Jason Kottke].