Saturday, April 29, 2006

1987 Isuzu Trooper

the old spare
Bought a 1987 Isuzu Trooper today. It has "only" 167,000 miles on it, which is a low average for a car of that age. Though perhaps not for a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

It was these pages that convinced me it could be a cool car:

Mine is a very dull maroon color at the moment. I'll try polishing it, but may end up re-painting it. But first it needs a new spare-tire/cover.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

CMS acronym disambiguation

All these years I've been using CMS to imply Web Content Management System.

But as this article comparing Plone and Alfresco points out, some people mean "Document" management.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

tacos de pescado

Taqueria Chihuahua. Good food, but wow, we must have waited 20+ minutes after placing our orders.
But I'll give them a break because it did seem to be peak rush lunch time.
Also, I feel bad that they must move/close soon ("end of May"). Story at

Taqueria Chihuahua
1922 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
(310) 828-5003

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Little bits of chores

Another chore Saturday. Fixed an electric fan by combining two broken fans, hung new coat hooks in bathroom and bedroom, mounted mirror above mantle, tidied "nursery" & dining room. I might have done more since it took all day. But I am notoriously slow, so maybe not.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Lots of chores

* boarded up the bottom half of the bedroom window in lieu of headboard on bed.
* vacuumed picture rail in bedroom.
* tidied tool shed: lumber shelf, remove dead bird
* reinforced back-porch awning where cats like to nap
* ordered 2 "storm window/screens" for the north-facing 35-7/8"x55-1/2" windows
* helped Jen shop for luncheon food at Smart & Final
* cleaned off front porch
* diagnosed pedestal fan: dead
* fixed bent carport tarp-support poles
* installed drawer slides and handles in dining room
* installed luminaire in the guest room (soon to be nursery)