Random and Opinionated Thoughts

by: Jennifer Zelazny

Politics Standards

On the Gay Marriage Amendment

I have had enough. The jokes, the comments, the bashing, and now the proposed marriage amendment? I do not understand the big deal…and I am tired of the christian right constantly trying to tell me how to live. Bush wants to “preserve marriage”, but he and his christian right friends do not get it…so let […]

Politics Standards

operation: republican in office

I bet all Americans (well all Americans that do not want to see the same fiasco as “Operation Brother Jeb: 2000”) feel relieved to hear we now have a plan to hold elections, even if under attack, during the upcoming November election. Perhaps we were fooled by Operation Brother Jeb: 2000 in the 2000 election, […]

UNIX Web Development

what's on my web server?

It is time to build another web server, and this time I will write about what is on it. I have built this configuration on the original iMac all the way up to the latest Xserve with success, so it is possible to make a cheap web server out of an older computer. To further […]

Standards

mac desktops and icons.

Sometimes I cannot work until I am happy with my desktop picture and my icons. I am very picky with my desktops because they often serve as inspirations for new web designs (colors, contrasts, etc) In fact, when I present my web designs at big meetings, I take special care to choose a desktop that […]

Hints Web Development

google alert.

Ever since I started monitoring what search engine robots indexed on my web sites, I have also been using Google Alert. Google sends me reports (html email or plain text, your choice) of any web site that has been indexed with keywords that you specify. Not only can you make sure Google is following the […]

Food/Drink

yuengling beer.

Ahh, trips to the east coast are good for at least one thing: Yuengling beer. Some of my fondest memories in college were spent with a bottle of Yeungling beer in my hand. Way before the game, before the game, after the game, during the game…it was always there for us at Penn State. If […]

Hints Standards

fisherman's dilemna, solved!

Well, I have been fishing for the last few days, which I enjoy…but I do not enjoy the fishy smelling hands that I have after I get home. After 2 days of no solution…my not so in-law brother in law told me he finally figured out how to kill the smell: sun tan lotion. I […]

Games Standards

Frustration Station

Frustation lies everywhere, either you find it or you don’t…I seem to find it a lot, but finally I can laugh at most of it or at least brush it off. (How many years did that take?) First up…Metra. Boarding my express train is like a Rage Against the Machine video and Metra finally did […]

Games

Literati

I never played Scrabble until earlier this year, but I have become completely hooked to Yahoo! literati. I think part of the fun is getting the great words that happen to work such as: dui, ka, cos, coz, zee, cee, etc. The words are supposedly checked by dictionary.com so who knows…maybe it is not an […]

Hosting Web Development

Web Hosts, A Journey

I had been wanting to move my personal web site on a server that supported both PHP and MySQL for awhile since I started working with the two technologies. After talking to a friend about it, he suggested I find a host and do month to month billing until I am satisfied with the hosting […]

Apple UNIX Web Development

Tiger Server 10.4 Makes Me Growl

Well it is WWDC time and Apple has released information about my friend and your’s Mac OS X Server, the new improved version. We finally get mobile home directories, I am really excited about that, but then Apple talks about “Certificate management”….gee I wonder if you can rename the cert files (when you serve more […]