July 26, 2009


With the combination of a bachelor weekend and on-call weekend hitting all at once, one would think that I would get a lot accomplished around the house. And you know what? I did!

I did a lot of work on the computer today; I redesigned two websites, moved everything over to the new server on MacHighway (this blog should be quicker now) and overall I am quite pleased with everything that I did.

The Mac fan in my kicked into high gear as I’m finally connecting with my MacBook Pro the way I did with my old PowerBook G4. It’s taken a while but I can cozy up to it now. While I think that Windows 7 is the best version of Windows to come out yet, I still prefer Mac OS X. Windows 7 is good for what it does, but like the folks that prefer Pepsi or Coke, I prefer a Mac over a Windows-based computer. It’s just my preference.

That being said, I finally did something with the imachias.com domain that I have had parked for a while. Feel free to to take a look at the beginnings of what I have over there, all created on iWeb ’09. I had never used iWeb before, it’s a good little program for those looking to start their own website. I have a couple of ideas on how to contribute to the technology community, and imachias.com is one of them. I hope that someday it will grow into a valuable resource and be able to help someone somewhere.

I got a tweet from a secret admirer asking why I had moved over to MacHighway for webhosting. There are numerous choices out there that offer basically the same thing. The definitive factor for me in choosing Machighway was that they 100% powered by wind. That’s right, they buy their energy from a wind farm. While they offer local technical support, great hosting plans for the money and are based on Mac hardware, it was the use of wind power that was the deciding vote. Moving my various sites to my new plan has been a breeze (pun intended!) and I’m quite pleased.

I also worked on a couple of other websites… all to be revealed in good time.

And to think I also fixed the last plumbing concern in the house today too!

Life is good. That is something that needs to be said more often.


I have been messing around with my iPhone a little bit to get it to try to sound better on the car stereo but it’s just not happening. I have mentioned before about the challenges of getting a good sound on the car sound system with an iPod.

Last night I burned six new CDs for the car in anticipation of more road tripping. For the curious, they are:

  • “Emotional Technology” by BT
  • “Random Album Title” by Deadmau5
  • “Bring The Night” by Kaskade
  • “Strobelight Seduction” by Kaskade
  • “Love Mysterioius” by Kaskade
  • “90s Music” as selected by DJ Supercub, including:
    1. “Happenin’ All Over Again” by Lonnie Gordon
    2. “Right Beside You” by Sophie B. Hawkins
    3. “U R The Best Thing” by D:Ream
    4. “Back To Life” by Soul II Soul (technically 1989)
    5. “Happy (Full Gypsy Edit)” by Legacy of Sound
    6. “Save Me” by Lisa Fischer
    7. “Don’t Make Me Wait” by Loveland
    8. “The Love I Lost” by Sybil
    9. “Just Another Dream” by Cathy Dennis
    10. “Hold You Tight” by Tara Kemp
    11. “Running Back To You” by Vanessa Williams
    12. “Tonight Is The Night” by Le Click (who became La Bouche)
    13. “Tell Me When” by The Human League
    14. “Love Pains” by Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys
    15. “I’m Gonna Get U” by Bizarre Inc
    16. “Too Blind To See It” by Kym Sims

There you have it. Confirmation that I’m a gay man.