Archive for February, 2005

26
Feb
05

And you said you were against the Central Park Gates

Well maybe it wasn’t offered up with cheap brown hose, cropped t’s, wings and beer…. Kudos to Dennis Yang for posting the pict.

More info on the Gates

Central Park Gates

26
Feb
05

It was a good day

Truly good days are worth mentioning. Highlights include:

  • I was able to purge a difficult week with the SF Road Runners. I only went eight but it did me a world of good. We met at Beach Chalet and this week’s route was in Golden Gate Park. It could not have been a more perfect day for a run — mid 60s, sunny, and the slightest of a breeze throughout the run. There seemed to be hundreds of runners in GGP today.
  • The Gallery Blogs back to a respectable state.
  • Creatch, Atticus, and I also got in an awesome nap.
  • Julie crossed a major milestone professionally.
  • We’re finally moving forward on a piece of art we have been scouting for some time. When the studio curator brought the piece to the house to display where we had intended it would be hung it turned out to be a no-go. We found an alternate place that turned out to be better than the original – one that I was initially totally against — and decided to pull the trigger on the piece. We’re both excited as we are finally feel we are investing more than the mortage in our home.
  • We wrapped up the day with a great dinner at our favorite neighborhood restaurant — RNM. If you plan on visiting we will probably work it into the itinerary
  • It was a very good day.

    26
    Feb
    05

    Showing Lawrence some love

    Whether you’ve inquired or not I have probably shared with you my thoughts on Lawrence KS and why it is one of the best communities in the US. Now the Times is vaidating my claim. Thanks for the ref Patterson.

    Frasier Hall

    26
    Feb
    05

    What is going on with He Said

    Last week’s upgrade to version 1.5 left one of the two editors and two the five loyal followers in an outrage. With 1.5 comes the concept of themes — or various ways to support the look and feel of our blogs. Unfortunately, the standard look & feel of the Galleries did not jive within the world of WordPress themes. That coupled with another intense week at work kept me from finding a theme that worked for both HS and SS.

    Don’t be shocked to see modifications overtime as I become more comfortable with these php files.

    Oh yea….my loudest gripe about the upgrade is it blew away all my plug-ins. Some needed to be removed but others such as the comment spam filter is sorely missed. I will be spending some time today acquiring more plug-ins. I hope they are compatible with 1.5……

    19
    Feb
    05

    Heads up – WP 1.5 Upgrade

    So I am upgrading to the lastest release of wordpress today. If you notice some wierdness with the design this is why. Wish me luck

    12
    Feb
    05

    New Menu Under Consideration

    This works for me……

    New Gallery Menus

    10
    Feb
    05

    Ummmmm……..wow

    From Yahoo Sports:

    A sellout crowd — the first at Bramlage Coliseum since Kansas was here in 2003 — carried anti-Kansas signs and put up a roar through most of the game. Someone even managed to throw a live chicken under the Kansas bench shortly before tipoff.

    10
    Feb
    05

    Allen Fieldhouse turns 50

    Historic Allen Fieldhouse — named in honor the late Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen, the Jayhawks’ head coach for 39 years — turns 50 this season. Coach Allen was mentored by the inventor of the game — Dr. James Naismith. Not that I am biased but this is THE venue for watching college basketball. Expect me to be on a basketball high over the next six weeks.

    https://i2.wp.com/thebakergalleries.com/afh1.jpg

    10
    Feb
    05

    The curse

    Once again, any attempt on my part to predict the successes of a basketball team spell doom. Case-in-point was last night’s drumming of the Cards at home to Memphis. All I can say is that I am sorry RObert and rest assured you team’s dismal performance can be traced back to yours truly. I am sure I projected Texas as a conference contender within hours of Tucker becoming ineligible. It only goes to show I know nothing, zero, zip about this game.

    10
    Feb
    05

    ROAR

    Good point…..we should always use Kenneth Lay as the measuring stick.

    From reports I have read — and they are cropping up everywhere — the mid-evil history major created a tenuous environment on her watch. Reorgs were the norm and the corporate mission was a moving target. Some exerts from News.com’s Michael Kanellos:

    HP ran on a rigid hierarchy. Competitive battles were won through financial heft and strength, and a lot of energy was dedicated toward internal company battles.

    Months before the merger was announced, HP executives said buying a PC maker wasn’t a good idea. When the Compaq deal was unveiled, HP said Compaq really wasn’t a PC maker, though half of the company’s revenue came from PC servers and desktops.

    When HP passed Dell in PCs because of the merger, HP trumpeted that it had brought competitiveness back to the marketplace. When Dell surpassed HP and the gap grew, HP claimed that it wasn’t really interested in being No. 1 in PCs, anyway. The margins were too low.

    HP would have a terrible quarter, missing earnings because of a shortfall in one division or another. Fiorina would then vow that heads would roll. Some executives–voluntarily and involuntarily

    And here is my favorite:

    I (Kanellos) obtained an insight into Fiorina’s management style on the November 2002 day former Compaq CEO Michael Capellas resigned. We all sat at a small, circular table. We asked Capellas why he resigned. “I can answer that,” she said, speaking for him.

    And here is another article that discusses HP discussed splitting up four times on her watch — that is amazing…..

    This is the kind of leader I would follow. R-O-A-R…….




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