Another mostly nothing but trying to get well day

By , April 30, 2008 11:42 pm

Think I am getting better. Will know by the morning. Took forever to wake up and get moving this morning and even after I did still had no energy and a headache all day. Kept trying to get going and do things that I need to do but getting nowhere, so ended up cleaning up and doing some updating on some of the many websites. Still got another day or two of just that stuff to do as time permits so the day wasn’t a total waste.

Had another problem with the server tonight as I posted below. After it came back up I found a post on the WordPress site that mentioned a new version of the Google plugin that fixed a slow posting that the old one (that I was running) was causing and updated it. Posting seems to be taking less time now and so far (knock on wood) haven’t had any more problems. Hoping that got it.

The problem I mentioned in a comment earlier today about FireFox not saving the logins was a checkbox that had gotten unchecked in the preferences. Still not sure how or when that happened.

Tis late and I need to be up and gone early in the morning. Got to go work on a saw and not looking forward to it, but need the funds so gonna see what I can do toward making it function. Till I type again… πŸ˜‰

Another mostly nothing but trying to get well day

By , April 30, 2008 11:41 pm

Think I am getting better. Will know by the morning. Took forever to wake up and get moving this morning and even after I did still had no energy and a headache all day. Kept trying to get going and do things that I need to do but getting nowhere, so ended up cleaning up and doing some updating on some of the many websites. Still got another day or two of just that stuff to do as time permits so the day wasn’t a total waste.

Had another problem with the server tonight as I posted below. After it came back up I found a post on the WordPress site that mentioned a new version of the Google plugin that fixed a slow posting that the old one (that I was running) was causing and updated it. Posting seems to be taking less time now and so far (knock on wood) haven’t had any more problems. Hoping that got it.

The problem I mentioned in a comment earlier today about FireFox not saving the logins was a checkbox that had gotten unchecked in the preferences. Still not sure how or when that happened.

Tis late and I need to be up and gone early in the morning. Got to go work on a saw and not looking forward to it, but need the funds so gonna see what I can do toward making it function. Till I type again… πŸ˜‰

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

By , April 30, 2008 9:25 pm

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.

This is a fascinating site. Quite interesting to look into the court proceedings and recordings from all those years ago. I also like the ability to view the original document, some of which I can actually read… πŸ˜‰

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

By , April 30, 2008 9:24 pm

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 – Central Criminal Court

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.

This is a fascinating site. Quite interesting to look into the court proceedings and recordings from all those years ago. I also like the ability to view the original document, some of which I can actually read… πŸ˜‰

Site outages

By , April 30, 2008 8:52 pm

Not sure what the problem is. Went down again a little while ago after I edited a file. Been using ScribeFire to do all of the posting and most of the editing but was on the site and noticed a problem so did a edit to a file and when I went to post it everything went down. Problem is I’m not sure it was WordPress that caused it. When I went to the webhost manager the server load was 4.59 on 4 cpu’s and memory was at 48% or more. Went to the site control panel and couldn’t access phpMyAdmin at all. When the server load dropped below 2 it all came back up. So, am still undecided. There are still several folks on the WP forums that are having trouble but no wide spread problems. Guess I will post this from ScribeFire and see what happens.

A Truly Extravagant Cocktail

By , April 30, 2008 7:29 pm

A Truly Extravagant Cocktail – Cork & Knife

When you look up “extravagant” in the dictionary, you may very well find the picture above. It costs 27,321 dirham at the Skyview Bar of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai and is, appropriately enough, named the “27.321”. For those not familiar with the exchange rates, I am told that it comes out to approximately $7,450 for one cocktail.

Even with getting to keep the glass, stirrer (carved out of a piece of Oak from an original Macallan Sherry Cask) and adding in the leather box, that’s a bit much for one drink. In another article I read (which is where I got the bit about the stirrer) but can’t find now, it stated that they are only going to “create” 10 of these cocktails, and that two of them were purchased the first night it was offered. There is ostintatious and then there is just plain crazy… πŸ™„

A Truly Extravagant Cocktail

By , April 30, 2008 7:28 pm

A Truly Extravagant Cocktail – Cork & Knife

When you look up “extravagant” in the dictionary, you may very well find the picture above. It costs 27,321 dirham at the Skyview Bar of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai and is, appropriately enough, named the “27.321”. For those not familiar with the exchange rates, I am told that it comes out to approximately $7,450 for one cocktail.

Even with getting to keep the glass, stirrer (carved out of a piece of Oak from an original Macallan Sherry Cask) and adding in the leather box, that’s a bit much for one drink. In another article I read (which is where I got the bit about the stirrer) but can’t find now, it stated that they are only going to “create” 10 of these cocktails, and that two of them were purchased the first night it was offered. There is ostintatious and then there is just plain crazy… πŸ™„

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