Abair latha!

Nuair a choisich mi a-mach don chàr agam madainn an-diugh, chaidh mo ghlacadh sa bhad le stoirm deighe snog. Smaoinich air uisge, dìreach reòta. B ’fheudar dhomh an t-slige deighe a bhriseadh air a’ chàr agam (Ford 500) agus an uairsin mu 10 òirleach de shneachda a thuit an-raoir a ghlanadh. Bha a ’chlann aig an taigh - chaidh an sgoil a chuir dheth. Rinn mi e ag obair gun mòran de dhuilgheadas (taing airson math AWD).

I hiked the 4 blocks to work through the snow and was pretty much exhausted (yea, I know… lose weight!). At work, a nice arrangement of bagels and fruit awaited the brave few who made it in. On a floor with 30+ other people, I think I was one of 6 that made it to the office. I live South of Indianapolis and the Northside was really beaten up bad! And tonight there’s a repeat:

Pic bho Miann Tbh:
Sneachda

Tha Indianapolis na bhaile mòr brèagha nuair a bhios e a ’sneachda. Tha an ailtireachd agus na carraighean a ’coimhead iongantach le sneachda a’ cumail riutha gu socair. B ’fheàrr leam gum b’ urrainn dhomh a bhith air coiseachd mun cuairt le camara an-diugh ... ach bha obair ri dhèanamh.

Work was a real challenge. I spent the day on Instant Messenger and the phone. We’ve got an engaged team of professionals that are starting to build momentum on a great release for early next year. Not having others to bounce ideas and commentary off of really made it tough to be productive, so I buried myself in documents and did some prototyping.

Bha an turas dhachaigh gu math sàmhach. Leis na sràidean falamh, chuir mi romham mo mhac a thoirt, Bhile, out to get some experience driving in the snow. We found a great empty lot with over a foot of snow and I had him do some donuts, loss of control practice, sliding and quick braking… he was pretty amazed at how the car handled it (as was I)… antilock brakes, traction control, and all wheel drive really do provide so much more control. It’s amazing. He practiced for about 30 minutes and then we left just in case someone called the police and thought we were messing around.

Stad sinn airson dìnnear sgiobalta agus ràinig mi dhachaigh agus thòisich mi a ’cluich le beagan PHP agus Technorati’s API. Some of the code samples haven’t been touched in years on their site (hint, hint). With PHP5’s handling of XML inherent, I hope that someone does some updating soon. I wrote some code but couldn’t actually get valid responses via PHP… so now I’m frustrated and calling it a night. I don’t believe it’s their API… I can cut and paste my request in the browser with no issues.

My hope is to build a nice widget that provides a profile of a blog… the ranking, latest posts, tag cloud, etc. so that it’s easy to either post it on your own blog or look up someone elses. I’ll get there, but I’m calling it a night. Sorry this isn’t a more helpful post! I’ll get back on track soon!

I’m going to get some sleep for the hike tomorrow!

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    Bha mi a ’coimhead beagan fiosrachaidh mu dheidhinn tracaichean (sin mar a lorg mi an làrach agad) ach chan urrainn dhomh creidsinn, dè a chì mi an seo air an grafaigeach! Cha robh mi ag obair cho fada bho Richmond, agus mar sin tha an sneachda seo uile a ’coimhead iongantach dhomh! Wow! 🙂

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    Huh, seadh lorg mi na bha mi a ’sireadh - taing. Am b ’urrainn dhut innse dhomh carson a tha WP nas fheàrr na Serendipity? Thòisich mi air a ’cheangal-lìn agam ach a’ cleachdadh bathar-bog Serendipity - tha fios agad?

    [Tha mi a ’tighinn às a’ Phòlainn, a ’fuireach sa Ghearmailt an-dràsta - dhòmhsa chan eil na stoirmean sin dad neònach - ach anns an sgìre agad tha e gu math tearc - gabh tlachd !!!]

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      Hi Maciek,

      Gun a bhith eòlach air Serendipity, Cha bhithinn airson do bhrosnachadh bho bhith ga chleachdadh. Tha mi a ’leantainn WordPress mar thoradh air a’ chomas a ghnàthachadh agus an làthaireachd lìn a tha aige. Tha mi a ’smaoineachadh gu bheil feartan bathar-bog blogadh a’ fàs barrachd is barrachd àbhaisteach (pings, trackbacks, commenting, blogrolls, msaa), mar sin ma thogras tu e - an uairsin falbh air a shon!

      Bha spèis mhòr aig aon artaigil a leugh mi Serendipity agus bha am feart a chaidh a shuidheachadh gu math a ’maidseadh WordPress, mar sin chan eil mi cinnteach gu bheil aon nas fheàrr na am fear eile.

      thaobh,
      Doug

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