spectating participant

March 16, 2007

art-o-matic is a go!

Filed under: creative, life — suzanne henderson @ 5:46 pm

I’m so excited! I’ve be wanting to do something at art-o-matic since my very first visit. when i heard registrations were opening soon I started racking my brain to come up with something. well, nothing came to mind, but startied talking about it and jamie wanted to do something too and didn’t know what — so were melding our artsy-wanna-do-something and going to do it.

I can’t wait to make stuff, install it and just have a great time. I’m glad this is going to happen — now, to start brainstorming the ideas. best part, jamie and I both agree that we’re doing this for fun, not for perfection or anything else — just getting our artsy butts into gear and making anything, something, art!

Wanna know more about art-o-matic — www.artomatic.org

March 15, 2007

comment spam is evil

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 6:39 pm

comment spam gets me worked up enough to want to tear my hair out. i’ve jumped hoop after hoop to disable all commenting ability, but it stuff still leaks through. I thought that I even deleted the necessary database fields on my last anti-spam rampage, but comments have been showing up again.

so, i’ve done some more slash-and-burn editing and maybe things will be okay this time, though I doubt it. evil evil comment spam.

March 13, 2007

yay, xixstar updates and photos back - sort of

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 1:21 pm

I’m so happy!! I got my photography page working (kinda) again. I had to pull an old database backup from 2005, but I doubt I added pictures since that time anyways.

however, loading an image is still failing, so it’ll take some tweaking to get that ready.

Other good news, fishy.xixstar.com is (kinda) operational again. now if I can just manage to login and make updates, that would be great — but so far attempts have failed.

So there is progress, though imperfect progress, and hopefully the mysql/php gods will smile on me and let me see what I’m missing.

– oh, i see my progress isn’t really progress. I’m wondering if there have been changes to PHP (surely there have been) that are making the previous fishy and photo systems not work anymore. I don’t know how to even go about looking it up and really hate to pursue the only knowledge avenue I know cause I’m sure he gets tired of my stupid questions. oh well.

March 8, 2007

why do I procastinate…

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 6:10 pm

arggh — there is something I needed to do more than a year ago. I even started working on it and just didn’t follow through. and now, a year later, it really matters that I didn’t do it. so now, i’m just getting started on a 12 month process and really feeling the drag of all that time I wasted.


March 5, 2007

sick sucks

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 12:43 pm

argh, I’m sick and not taking it very well. Saturday night I was hanging out on the couch, feeling fine, with my honey, and WHAM, I got sick. I don’t think I’ve ever had a cold come on like that. We were in the middle of a conversation and within 30 minutes of a nose tickle/sniffle I had to go up and go to bed because I was feeling so bad. Yesterday was filled with running aorund looking at houses, so I didn’t gt much rest but wasn’t doing too bad. Couldn’t really sleep last night and today has been a very big challenge just to move around without my head feeling like it’s going to split open. Sigh.

I don’t get sick all that often, so I guess it’s not the end of the world. I’m sure this is the first time I’ve been sick in a couple years, and I’m just not dealing with it very well. I stayed home from work cause I just couldn’t imagine forcing myself into some prissy work clothes just to shuffle papers around the office. I thought I’d get caught up on some sewing work, but I totally botched that up, after taking forever to get it done, and machine was making me dizzy. Sigh. I also looked at the sewing work I did yesterday, while also not feeling well, and it looks crappy too. I’ll have to take all that stitching back out, and start over. I was supposed to have everything on this project done and delivered this afternoon, but I just don’t think I’m gonna make it. I’ve taken a break to stop the world from spinning and am gonna rest for a bit before trying again.

I also gotta get to Alex’s school to take a gander at the 5th grade structures expo. She made a copy of the Milwaukee Art Museum and I’m excited to see what everyone else made. Hopefully I’ll be ready to run by there at 1:00pm.

Okay, maybe a short nap will help and maybe it’ll be time for round two of drugs that aren’t helping.