chapel hill real estate

i’m back in chapel hill. i need to find a new place to live. “need” being underscored by the fact that my lease runs out on june 31. today i looked at what was described as an “efficiency” apartment on…

the french laundry

i feel how mena trott feels lately: “Do you know that sort of block you get when you haven’t posted in a while and you just can’t bring yourself to take the time and think about all the stuff you’ve…

recipe for a good day

don’t make any plans. do the things you need to do. friend calls you, wants something fun to do. suggest a hike at a local state park. call other friends. apply bug spray, suntan lotion. pick up food. pick up…

i have a new apartment

i am thinking this is going to be good. the positive karma was readily apparent as i rode my bike home from work to sign the lease and passed by weaver street market, carrboro’s friendly grocery co-op. i enjoy the…

new writings

i’ve added a new document about the user-interface design and modeling I’ve been doing lately: State Transition Diagram for the CRUUD model (pictures and screenshots included!) i’ve also updated and renamed what is now the “Essential Database Naming Conventions (and…

State Transition Diagram for the CRUUD model

Having designed and redesigned countless user-interfaces, some for the web, and many using Microsoft Access, I’ve started more religiously employing the CRUD model, which stands for “Create, Retrieve/Read, Update, and Delete”. These are the four major functions a user-interface–especially one…

cambodia pictures

if i spared you from the recent “cambodia pictures” spam, consider yourself lucky. unfortunately i’m spamming my own blog: my cambodia pictures are up! actually most all of them have been up since i was in austin, but i didn’t…

too cool toy

from an email i sent 11-Nov-2002: ok i’ve got a bit of technology project challenge question. – i’ve got a laptop with 802.11b builtin and gobs of mp3s – i’ve got roadrunner connected to a combination wireless ap/router – i’ve…

a hard day

i learned that you have to pay a yearly tax on your car, based on what that county says it’s worth. i bought my car for $800. orange county says it’s worth $2370. difference in tax amount: $24.73. jean found…

when it rains

i took my car into the shop today. finally. this is the car that i bought on a whim back in march. for $800. not bad for whim. of course it would not have been possible without jean who drove…

goodbyes

maybe goodbyes are not so much in the act but in the time. having the time to just sit on a porch and talk. with no anxiety about the next thing to do or what the morning will bring or…

mozilla

i recently tried mozilla 1.4 rc1 and rc2. unfortunately it crashed every time i opened it (apparently i’m not alone). so i switched to mozilla firebird 0.6 (mozilla’s new browser-only product), but i had problems with the personal toolbar and…

the impression of a thought

today i was trying to remember something. i remember it because as compared to recent housing/car frustrations, it provoked a rare bit of hope and happiness. and i remember trying to remember it and vicariously experiencing that little rush of…

dear world,

i have been busy lately. but it’s a different kind of busy than usual. when i am usually busy, it means i am passionate about something i’m doing, i’m fired up about something new and daylight or going home or…

occoneechee

ooo. first i have to say, new blogger is very pretty. i had clearly been roughing it using blogger on mozilla. but now it’s just as good as what they had for IE. go blogger. secondly i have to say…

new place

there is nothing like moving to a new place that sort of cuts right through to my gut. i’m nervous, anxious, scared. and for goshsakes i’m not even moving to a new city or anything. i’m just going down the…