I now own a Volt!

Back in this post, I noted that I was getting a Chevrolet Volt. Well, as of November 8, 2011, I now am the owner of a Crystal Red Metallic 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Given that the sun is only out when I’m working, I’ll try to get some pictures and post them here.

In the meantime, here’s the coolest stat so far: lifetime MPG: 138 (which . . . → Read More: I now own a Volt!

WTF is up with the man in the red hat?

The Man in the Red Hat

(This is the last post I was working on prior to a serious interruption in my life – I’ll summarize that interruption as I had a little chest pain and when I asked for an appointment with my doctor their answer was “where is the nearest hospital?” That gets your attention.)

[Post originally scheduled for November 7, 2010, after the Illinois vs. Michigan football game . . . → Read More: WTF is up with the man in the red hat?

I’m getting a Volt!

Ever since I saw the first concept version of the Chevrolet Volt, I wanted one. I’ve kinda been a Volt “stalker,” following them on the interwebs and to auto shows (Chicago only, but we hadn’t been to the Chicago Auto Show in about 10 years prior to the Volt showing up). I even signed up to do a test drive last fall (late November) but . . . → Read More: I’m getting a Volt!

It was Tuesday afternoon…

… in Aarhus, Denmark. I was at JAOO 2001 to give a presentation and run a panel. I came by myself; The Wife and kids stayed at home because they had school (one a Sophomore in High School, one in 6th grade, and one in Kindergarten).

The conference was at the SAS Radisson Aarhus, a nice venue for this meeting. I wasn’t scheduled to do . . . → Read More: It was Tuesday afternoon…

Ron’s Beer Report Plugin – Final Grades

In the last posts, I talked about wanting to avoid using the HTML editor and 5 parts of the report that cause me pain. I’ve taken care of 3 of those 5. Let’s get another one checked off the list. Here’s a different snippet of the last Beer Pairing Dinner report I wrote, now with a new area to work on:

Final Grades:

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Ron’s Beer Report Plugin – handling new words

In the last posts, I talked about wanting to avoid using the HTML editor and 5 parts of the report that cause me pain. I’ve taken care of 2 of those 5. Let’s get another one checked off the list. Here’s a snippet of the last Beer Pairing Dinner report I wrote (now taking advantage of TWO of the improvements that I’ve created):

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Ron’s Beer Report Plugin – Batting 2nd, the grade/picture table

In previous posts I talked about wanting to avoid using the HTML editor. There are 3 parts of the report that cause me pain. Here’s a snippet of the last Beer Pairing Dinner report I wrote (now taking advantage of ONE of the shortcodes that was created):

[course name=”First Course” grade=”B”]

First Course:  B 

Beer: B Food: A-/B+

Harp Lager

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Ron’s Beer Report Plugin – Getting something to work

Yesterday I talked about WHY I want to create a plugin. Today I’ll talk about the first thing I did – get something (anything, really) to work.

I said yesterday that it was hard to get the formatting the way I wanted it to be UNLESS I used HTML mode AND typed all the formatting stuff by hand. Actually, I think I used a more . . . → Read More: Ron’s Beer Report Plugin – Getting something to work

Hey, if I just had…

I’m afraid someone’s going to try to get me committed after reading this one, but here goes…

Let’s start with a handful of largely random facts:

I have a lot of random thoughts, some of which, possibly foolishly, I actually act on. I occasionally write things down (this is sometimes an example of #1). I actually think I can write a blog (this one). This . . . → Read More: Hey, if I just had…

I get my chance next month

I’m really hot for a Chevy Volt (yeah, I know they want to be called Chevrolet, but whatever – I’ve called them Chevy for a long time, and I’m gonna keep doing it; it’s not like you don’t think Chevrolet when I use Chevy – and this reminds me to do my rant on building names in Chicago). I look at what the Volt represents, . . . → Read More: I get my chance next month

ALS Walk4Life

We had a great Walk4Life 2010!
Goal:$2,000.00
So Far:$1,741.75
Match: $1,011.75