Archive of April 2004

Friday, April 30, 2004

TRON Geeks

I'll admit that I've seen the movie TRON several times.  A major film it's not, but there have been a lot worse movies that this one.  And maybe you can become obsessed with it…learning bits of the dialog, occasionally acting out a brief bit.  But some people have clearly gone over the edge.  You can find more of this freak show via Google.  It's time to go out and get some fresh air boys!
April 30, 2004 @ 12:30 pm | Category:
Thursday, April 29, 2004

PolarBlog V0.6

I've managed to clunk a few more things into the code base in the past week or so and as such, I'm calling it V0.6 now.

Here's a rough road map at this time:


  • In-line/entry update time stamp (likely via a token).
  • User Management System

  • Multilingual Support
  • A PolarBlog website
  • PWL Upgrade/Migration Documentation

  • Installation Documentation
  • User Documentation
  • A Freshmeat project page and announcement

Future Development
  • A commenting system
  • Pingback functionality
  • Trackback functionality
  • Entry print view
  • Posting entries via email

April 29, 2004 @ 12:48 pm | Category:


In the spirit of the original HampsterDance, not the new slick hampsters I bring you Badger Badger Badger.  Don't try to understand it, just accept it for what it is…whatever that may be in your eyes.
April 29, 2004 @ 12:33 pm | Category:
Wednesday, April 28, 2004

The Subservient Chicken

Apparently this site was commissioned by Burger King and patterned after other live "performance" sites.  The Subservient Chicken will perform based on the commands you send it…within reason.  Don't tell him to do something bad because he'll admonish you for it!
April 28, 2004 @ 12:55 pm | Category:

New Topic - That’s Funny!

I've finally decided to added this new "That's Funny!" topic.  I've contemplated doing so for quite some time, but I've seen a number of amusing things this past couple of weeks that deserve to see the light of day.
April 28, 2004 @ 12:22 pm | Category:
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Little Red Wagon

This past week, being a good but procrastinating Dad, I finally assembled the wagon that Olivia got last year for Christmas…or was it her birthday?!  In any case, it's together and a big hit with her.  The lengthy delay wasn't entire her fathers fault.  Mom pondered for a longtime whether we should return it for credit and upgrade to a wood panel style.  In the end, it just wouldn't be money well spent.  Thus the time finally arrived to stop putting it off and get some use out of it.  One has to wonder why I hadn't done this sooner as it took less than a half an hour to assemble it!  In any case, here it is, a Radio Flyer #89 Promotional Wagon.

Radio Flyer #89 Promotional Wagon
April 27, 2004 @ 12:54 pm | Category:
Friday, April 16, 2004

New Topic - PolarBlog Development

Okay, I've created a new topic for PolarBlog Development.  I'll be putting entries related to this subject here now instead of under the general PolarLava Website section as I had in the past.  Existing entries will be moved shortly.
April 16, 2004 @ 12:40 pm | Category:

Junior Birdmen

This one has been sitting on the back burner since Christmas!  Over the holidays while hanging out with my family we were discussing our trip to Hawaii this coming summer.  Being a long journey I suggested we could sing scout camp songs.  At which point I began to sing "Junior Birdmen".  Unfortunately I couldn't remember all of the works and none of my siblings seemed to have any knowledge of this gem.  Well, now they can all learn it along with me and our travels will be that much more enjoyable!

Junior Birdmen

(Tune: On Brave Old Army Team)

Up in the air, Junior Birdmen; up in the air, upside down,
Up in the air, Junior Birdmen; with your noses to the ground.

And when you hear the grand announcement: that your wings are made of tin.
Well, then you know, Junior Birdmen, it's time to send your box tops in.

For it takes: 5 box tops, 4 bottle bottoms, 3 coupons, 2 wrappers, and one thin dime!

Actions: Make a face mask each time you sing the words, "Junior Birdmen" by lacing your fingers. Then, with thumbs under the chin, twist your hands outwards so that you make goggles for the eyes. On "Upside down," perform a jet plane swoop outstretched arms. On "Ground," bring the swooping arms as near to the ground as possible.
April 16, 2004 @ 12:23 pm | Category:
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