Give Me Shelter

Susan and I fired up the computer and started working on our house plans last night. I’m starting to feel like a grown-up. Wait! I don’t wanna grow up! I’m a Toys-R-Us kid!

Well, okay. I guess growing up isn’t a Bad Thing. As long as I still get to play with toys.

New Gunters Design

I’ve recently done a redesign of the Gunters website. It doesn’t degrade as well as I’d like for older browsers (i.e. Netscape 4) — but then, neither does this page.

I hope to get enough feedback from my fellow Gunters to finalize the design within a couple of weeks.

Update 10/24: I was able to tweak the CSS, so it looks much better in NS4 now. I’ll do the same for this page soon.

Update #2: Okay, now this page has a new NS4-friendly look. So there.

When it Rains, it Pours

I just heard from another old friend. This time it was Glen Gordon, who was part of the original Gunters back in our college days at Georgia Tech. I had heard from Glen briefly a few years ago, but then he suddenly disappeared again.

Now if my pre-college friends and I could just get in touch with Marlowe Daley (last known to be leaving Utah for some place in the New England area, possibly Boston?), that would take care of most of my MIAs.

Old Friends

Remember when you were young? Maybe back when you were in junior high or in high school, and you had a close-knit set of friends? The kind of people you knew would be your friends forever?

I feel very fortunate that I have a lot of those kinds of friends. Friendships that were formed from middle school all the way up to college. There are some (mostly the college ones) that I still keep in touch with on a regular basis. And there are others that I have lost track of through the years.

But today, I saw one of my friends from back in my junior high days. Nick Jordan (who is in the Army and has lived all over the world since our school days) happened to be in the area. And as he apparently has done in the past, he checked the phone book to look for my name. And this time it was finally there. He dropped by my office on his way home today, and we spent all too short a while catching up. And now I have contact information for two other friends from back in those heady days of our youth.

We haven’t kept up with each other over the years as much as we might have liked, but I have always considered these people some of my closest friends. And I still do. I hope everybody out there has friends like that.

Mover’s Guide

Here’s one for the list of Neat And Useful Things You Can Do On The Internet: MoversGuide.com. This is a service of the U.S. Postal Service. You can file your change of address online, and they have other helpful resources to help you rent a moving van, get your phone and utilities hooked up, subscribe to the local newspaper, etc.

RDP for Unix

I’m a Linux and FreeBSD fan (though I live in a Windows world at work), and I’m always intrigued by unix tools that improve interoperability between unix and Windows. Today I spotted a reference to rdesktop in a discussion about PC Anywhere on a Windows-oriented security mailing list. It lets you use your Windows NT Terminal Server desktop from XWindows. Cool!

I don’t use Terminal Server at work, but if I did, this would bring me one step closer to being able to run unix at the office.