About as easy to find as a size 14 shoe

I spent yesterday walking around manhattan with my friend Brian looking for (among other things) size 14 shoes. Manhattan doesn’t carry them. In fact most places don’t carry size 14 shoes, they carry up to size 13. I’m a 12 personally, so when I goto a store looking for shoes I look for a shoe I like and try to find it in my size, Brian has to look for his size and then see if it’s a shoe he likes. It’s crazy.

So we went to the internet instead. Even though stores carried my size I didn’t end up liking what most of them had, so I was happy to find a nice pair of Vans and order them online. Brian still couldn’t find any decent looking shoes. He’ll have to try again later.

But back to Manhattan, We went looking for either Vans or Airwalks, I’m a fan of sketchers too, but I wasn’t in the mood. So we skipped the sketchers store and hit up about 10 different shoe stores on 34th St. In one store the guy didn’t even know the brands existed. When we went downtown and walked a good chunk of broadway, we found a Van’s billboard (“Vans: Off the wall since 1960”) but only a few stores that carried anything close to the same style of shoe. I was disappointed with america.

And Thank You Vans for letting me know your off the wall, you’re so off the wall you’re not even in shoe stores. Jerk.

Today, I clean!
(Bathroom, outside, entryway, hallway, living room, kitchen, countertops, toilet, ..other.. and that’s just the stuff I’ve cleaned so far. Who would think that such a small apartment would have so many places for dirt.)
This is going to take several days.

-Francis

Ehh, sickness

I’m a lot better, I’m not perfect, I’m still pretty sick, but I’m a lot better then I was. Alex didn’t make me sick, I wasn’t trying to suggest that, the cold, me forgetting to wash my hands a lot and germs made me sick. I was infected by the power of science ladies and gentlemen.

Thursday
I felt a little sick, so I bought some Airborne, figured it would help knock the cold out. I fell asleep early.

Friday
I was really stuffed up and had a huge headache. (in my sinuses) I called off of work, and sorta groaned about for a while. I dressed warm and took lots of vitamins and the airbornes. Jason showed up and we worked on a project a little. (I can’t tell you how much I appreciate Subversion.) As much as I was tired and felt like crap I couldn’t fall asleep. I’ve got that problem when I’m well rested, maybe it was all the hot tea.

Saturday
I was really stuffed up but this time in my nose mostly. My sinuses were doing a lot better and I didn’t really have a headache. I was tired as hell all day, and I kept really warm (3 layers in the house). Jay showed up again and we decided to use some Ajax in the project we’re working on, we didn’t think we would be playing with that yet. I began sneezing, I don’t know about most people, but sneezing really sucks for me. It hurts, a lot. I really hate sneezing. I played DOD:S and CS with mike and Jason in the evening. Fun was had by all, when Mike’s brother showed up I let him use my machine to play, I was out of it. And all day, more hot tea, warm water, I used up the last of my airborne, and I got a new box of tissues. I used up my first box within hours on friday, I had that box for months.

Sunday
I woke up on my own around noon, my head feels much lighter today. I’m still sick, and a little congested, and the congestion still shows signs of infection. But some vitamin C tablets I found, more hot tea, and some bed rest tonight should, hopefully get me in working order for tomorrow. I’ve got to work hard, every day next week. Finish up old projects, and start new ones.

I’m also going to be washing my hands, a lot. And I need to use a scarf, get a warmer jacket and as much as I love my hat, I need a new one of those too.

So keep warm people, and keep away from germs, Here’s to a healthy and happy Christmas, and holidays for all!

-Francis

PS Thank you Nick for telling me about the Airbornes, and thank you Dad for giving them to me.

Ugg Sicknesss..

I was determined not to get sick this winter, I even went and bough some of that hand sanitizer for work.

But.. alas, I’m sick. How did I get sick? How did a virus get past my gaurd and be able to infect me? I guess I’m just a sucker…

SubEthaEdit

SubEthaEdit is a really nifty text editor with sytax highlighting. What does that mean?

<?php
require_once(‘core/core.php’);
//header smarty
$smarty->assign(‘title’,‘Homepage’);
$smarty->assign(‘location’,‘home’);
//end header smarty
$smarty->assign(‘mainwelcome’, ‘Please choose a component to use.’);
$smarty->assign(‘maincomponents’, array(
        array(‘url’ => ‘dataimport/’, ‘title’ => ‘Data Import’, ‘desc’=>‘This is where you manage importing datafiles.’),
        array(‘url’ => ‘export/’, ‘title’ => ‘Export’, ‘desc’=>‘Here you can export data in predefined formats.’),
        array(‘url’ => ‘datavalidation/’, ‘title’ => ‘Data Validate’, ‘desc’=>‘Here you can validate data.’),
        ));
$smarty->display(‘indexmain.tpl’);
?>

(That’s some simple php code I use in a project.)

Each element of the sytax is highlighted and it really assists in editing. But syntax highlighting is nothing new. SubEthaEdit brings in network sharing of a document and other nifty things you can read about everything on your own.

I bring this all up because I added the extension tpl to the smarty-html mode. You can download it here. I did it because I was sick of all my .tpl files not automaticly highlighting. (.tpl is smarty’s default file extension for template files.) And I put it here to show off SubEthaEdit and it’s html export and because at least one person I know will find it useful.

I learned of one extra feature from SubEthaEdit today called block editing. There’s a movie showing it off and may I say, god dammed that’s really cool.

-Francis