Hello, I haven't blogged in awhile and this update will help test the supposedly-fixed Publish functionality of Sandvox (prior to this I'd been using rsync... I'd say that the one-click publishing should help me to blog more, but I don't want to make promises. Not here).
Re-conditioned the projector (Proxima DP6850), installed a new LAMP-017 bulb in it, put it back in place. Hopefully it will run for another 2 years, forestalling any decisions about what the next display technology should be for the bedroom. It looks really beautiful now, especially when playing XBox games on 78 inches of color.
The amateur radio station was rebuilt yet again, this time relocated to the same corner as the work Mini, where signals from Cuba, Switzerland, and Russia provide ample distraction for unwilling work days (yeah, last year's 40-meter wire dipole is still strung around the loft roof line, and the most excellent SGC antenna tuner snapped right into action after many months of disuse). And, okay, I missed listening to the ARES guys during the summer thunderstorms. I didn't spend a lot of time trying Mac OS X ham radio software, and I didn't even want to try MixW2 under Win XP via Parallels, so I threw my old Gateway laptop under the radio shelf, and used Synergy2 to make it share the Mini's keyboard and mouse. So far, it's solid.
Did a lot of hard work, but as was the case with 2005, some travel is rearing its head in this latter half of the year, including Hollywood (,Florida, again), Key Largo, and hopefully some other destinations. I sure wouldn't mind Niagara Falls again.
Tomorrow is Grace's birthday, and in just 90 minutes she will enjoy her first gift. I get the feeling she won't complain.