Saturday, January 11, 2003  [!]

What real women do with duct tape My dad sent this image to me. I just HAD to post it!

what real women do with duct tape:

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update: A check on Daypop for real+women+duct+tape: yields this Christmas story. Purpoted to be from the Louisville Sentinel. But Snopes says no. The excerpt that was grabbed by the search engine:

Later in my brother's garage, we conducted a thorough examination to decide the cause of Louise's collapse. We discovered that Louise had suffered from a hot ember to the back of her right thigh. Fortunately, thanks to a wonder drug called duct tape, we restored her to perfect health. Louise went on to star in several bachelor party movies. [Read More]


Web hosting I'm making recommendations for web site hosting for someone. Gotta be unix/linux based, php, mysql. Host email accounts (two), Custom domain. All that, and be good and reliable. I'm recommending Pair which has a good recommendation. Also found a site called Web Hosting Magazine, which has a buyer's guide with reviews of various hosting providers. Pair gets high marks, as does an outfit called Site 5. All this is mostly "note to self" stuff. The person I'm talking to wants only TWO choices, else I'd also throw one or more of these (phpwebhosting.com, onsmart, webstrikesolutions, or va.net ) into the mix. But I've not personally set up sites on any of these. Any comments or recommendations?

Getting Organized Religion Yesterday I went to a mini-seminar and book signing and Vroman's: David Allen , author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. I was inspired. I bought his book and he signed it. I'm spending this weekend getting ready for a biiig initial overhaul. I guess (for the umpteenth time) I'm Getting Organized Religion.

His approach differs from others in that: you control what you DO, you control from the bottom up --all the processes and projects and the stuff of day-to-day life-- before getting into the big-picture "Why am I on the planet and what do I want to [continue to] do with my life?" For all the projects you've got going (for most people, somewhere between 30 to 100, a "project" being anything that you feel a sense of commitment toward and which involves more than one step to accomplish, ranging from getting new speakers for car stereo to follow up on health issue to that cool project-project that obsesses you), know have have explictly listed what your next action is.

Well, the whole thing gives me a sense of hope. I guess that's one form of religiousness, no?

UPDATE: thanks to Anita Rowland who pointed me to a discussion group where people are implementing GTD, which led me to Barnes&Noble's online course based on the book, and taught by someone who works at the author's company. The course is FREE, and it starts Monday. Sweet.

Also, I see that I posted in Nov about this, when Russell Beattie quipped good quotes and key insights from there.

Say, what? The previous entry with the cryptic statement ...

This alternative poet slashes slice-of-life themes with her medieval and hilarious blend of ballet, plainsong, and hip-hop.
...is the result of my very first I-wrote-it-myself script in PHP. Fun with arrays and random combinations thereof. I'm exceedingly proud of it. Go have a whirl, and hit the reload button on your browser a few times