I’m still working on spiffing up the blog system: archives, permalinks, etc. Today (completely without planning to do so) I added comments using foreword.com’s dotcomments system. It uses PHP and is INCREDIBLY easy to install on a Blogger-based system like mine.
As much as I dislike the Shrub, I’m not sure I’m ready to do this. I mean, I own a house (well, I pay a mortgage and pay to get stuff fixed in the house I inhabit), I have a wife who wouldn’t want to leave since she has actual friends and a job that she likes (though I like mine, okay, too). I don’t speak any other languages (despite four semesters of college French and a wife who’s a high school German teacher), and I’m not sure how many web developers they need in any country where I might possibly want to live. Of the countries that ironminds didn’t discuss, I wish they had explored: Sweden (or any other Scandinavian country): good furnishings, lots of cell phones, doesn’t get as hot as it does here; Iceland: Bjork, cold *and* volcanoes; Japan: SUSHI!, good design, (however, I don’t think you can gain Japanese citizenship, plus I don’t speak Japanese), and maybe a few others (Australia? LOTS of poisonous snakes, blistering heat). Anyway, I’m not leaving, though the idea is worth daydreaming about occasionally.
My 32nd birthday is next Saturday (July 28). For anyone with vast amounts of discretionary income and a generous nature, I offer up some suggestions, to wit, my Amazon.com WishList, and a couple of techy items (both also featured on the WishList for convenient one-stop shopping): the Canon PowerShot S110 digital camera and the Que! External 16x10x40 FireWire CD-RW Drive. Any/all would be greatly appreciated.