Monthly Archives: October 2007

Dear Internet Public

Today is International Be Really Nice to Web Designers and Developers Day, which means that you, lovely internet public, should upgrade your browser.
Still using, Internet Explorer? Consider switching to Firefox or Opera or Safari (yeah, you want to do it, go buy a Mac).
If switching browsers is not your thing, then please, please, pretty please on top, be very nice and upgrade to Internet Explorer 7.
Yes, I know, Microsquash makes it hard, you have to find the Update area in the Start menu of your PC and then download about 62 security updates, but do it. Do it tonight before you go to bed, leave the MS update running while you sleep and hopefully when you wake up, your computer is happy and your favorite web designer and/or developer will be happy too.
Spread the love. Switch or Upgrade.

Haute Dog Howl-oween Parade 2007

Haute Dog Howl-oween Parade 2007
Neon Color Wagon Pancho Villa Cruella DeVille Gypsy & Elaborate Newfie Biker Bulldog Elaborate Poodle in Wagon Belle as Bee Water Time! Angel & Devil Yoda Green Poodle Belle & Wippet Knight in Shining Felted Armor Bulldog Lobster Great Dane! Yorkie Lobster Britney Chihuahua Speares Yargh! Avast Ye Scurvy Doggies! Dino-myte Pair! Grilled Chihuahua Lobsters

Sun 10.28.07 – Today was the Haute Dog Howl-oween Parade on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore area of Long Beach. Scruffy was a “Little Devil”, Belle was a bee, and we commandeered Abbey from Family Callis to be Mephisto (although most folks thought she was Toto). It was a warm day, a bit confusing, and there were many, many more dogs registered for the Parade than last year (550 dogs in last year’s Parade, Belle was 1432 and we were not at the end of the line). There were a surprising amount of lobster dogs this afternoon of all shapes and sizes.
The highlight was all of the wonderful dogs and the creativity of their owners in terms of costuming. The lowlight was me stepping in dog barf that flowed over my flipflop on to my foot at the very end of the parade, which caused a bit of shreaking and much laughter on my part. Last year, Scruffy, Belle, and I watched from the sidelines, and this year it was good fun to walk in the Parade. Big thanks to Justin Rudd and the Haute Dog folks for putting together such a fun event.

Please Excuse Our Construction Dust

Over the last few days, as I have had time, I have been trying to clean up the Black Phoebe :: Ms. Jen Archives, esp. the complete change in directory & naming that occurred from Movable Type 3.3 to Movable Type 4. If you can’t reach an entry right now, sorry, I am working on it.
Ms. Jen, .htaccess, and mod_rewrite are in the server solving the problems. Hopefully. ;o)
Update, 9:54am : Solved!