Father of the Groom

December 04, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, News, Spain 1,491 views

Surprising no one that knows him, my father has become the first to make solid plans in regards to my upcoming wedding. I share them here to help others that are planning to attend get an idea of costs. You are all welcome to mimic his schedule. The more the merrier! (marrier?)
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The Shadower – Realistic Drop Shadows in Javascript

December 04, 2006 By: erik Category: Geeky, Programming, Wordpress 40,609 views

This has been done before, but not in such a simple and elegant way, in my opinion. This implementation has four important features that separate it from the rest: no images, no messy nested divs in your html code, no CSS, and realistic fading shadows!
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Terror and the Media

December 02, 2006 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, Religion, Stuff I Found 755 views

While surfing aimlessly this morning, I found this article on Digg:

The act of terrorism that didn’t get reported on September 11, 2006
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First Driving Lesson

December 01, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, News, Spain 5,029 views

Well, I just got back from my first driving lesson in over 13 years. Let me just summarize it by saying that, if you think you know how to drive, and you want to be convinced otherwise, take a lesson with a picky driving instructor.
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Widgetize Anything

November 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Wordpress 36,476 views

As of WordPress 2.8.2, this plugin no longer works. I recommend switching to use the PHP Code Widget. It’s exactly the same as this one, except that it requires you to use <?php and ?> tags.

There are many WordPress plugins that should be converted into sidebar widgets, made compatible with the Automattic Widget Plugin, but, for whatever reason, have not yet been converted. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a generic way to call other plugins from within a sidebar widget? Now there is! Introducing…. Widgetize Anything!
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Rivals of Jesus

November 30, 2006 By: erik Category: Complaining, Musings, Religion, Reviews, USA 2,816 views

I’ve just watched two of three National Geographic documentaries that I’ve recently “acquired”, collectively called “The Secret Bible”.
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Nature's Altar

November 29, 2006 By: erik Category: Flickr, Photos, USA 919 views

My buddy Jacob just sent me this awesome picture he took last week.
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Bactrian Bench

November 29, 2006 By: erik Category: Photos, Weird 733 views

We saw this bench in a hotel that we stayed at recently. It was just there in the middle of the hallway.
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Rice With Hare

November 26, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Food, Mondragon, Photos, Spain 1,026 views

On Friday, we drove to Vitoria to Marga’s orthodontist appointment, did some shopping, and drove to Mondragon. On Saturday, we had a family dinner of wild hare that Grandpa Ramón brought back from his trip to Extremadura for All Saints Day.
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Origami Flower

November 25, 2006 By: erik Category: Videos, Weird 8,263 views

In my search for a video that might be considered interesting by other bored internet surfers, I asked myself, “What can I do that is remotely interesting?” The answer I got back was, “Well, I know how to fold a piece of paper into a flower!” Thus, the origami flower video was born…
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