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These are my blog entries - things I wrote, things I linked to, maybe a few rants, lots of improper grammar and personal stories.

My 1st Entry to the ColdFusion Cookbook Accepted

The ColdFusion Cookbook is a site where people share solutions to coding tasks in ColdFusion. People can submit questions to ask others for help... and people can submit questions along with answers so others don't have to bother asking.
A few weeks back I submitted my solution to outputting a N-column table - or, in other words - a HTML table where you want the data to be outputted in where the number of columns is flexible.
Well, today I got an e-mail saying that the entry was accepted and posted live. I am joyous over the news. Check it out.

Don't Forgot, Last 4 Arrested Development Episodes On Tonight

When I say "don't forget", I ain't talking to you the masses - or you the Arrested fans out there - I am talking to YOU FOX Broadcasting Company. I don't want YOU to forget that you are airing the last four episodes of the season tonight, and wind up playing something else in their place. I know that you don't care about the show, but others do.
Why would I think you forgot? Maybe it's the lack of advertising, or that the Official Arrested Development site that you operate still says "Returns December 5th" demonstrates to me that you really don't care too much.
I don't know what's more upsetting to me: that the 3rd season was cut down to just 13 episodes; or that show hasn't received full support from you over it's life span; or that us - the fans - have been jerked around so hard this season with the programming of the show being moved around and put on hold so many times, with very little to mention by way of advertising (I am serious, if I wasn't on the Internet looking for info, I would have no idea when the last episodes were airing); or that the show might be moved to Showtime which means that I will have to pay additional monthly fees to watch it (and no I won't BitTorrent it, I don't need any more DMCA problems); or that the show hasn't been officially canned and these last 4 episodes tonight are being called the Season finale and not the Series finale. Come on FOX, gimme some closure.
On a side note about the scheduling bothering me... if you are an Arrested fan and don't have a DVR that automatically records shows you have it set to do so on, the likelihood that you have missed episodes is crazy high. Furthermore, if you don't have your DVR set to keep all episodes (DVRs offer space saving features that will only keep the latest N episodes), then tonight when 4 episodes air in a single night, some people might find that only the last episode or two were actually saved for viewing. Sucks to be an Arrested Development fan.

Rock Climbing Shoes & Splatter

In the past 8 months or so, my wife and I have picked up a new hobby of indoor rock climbing. There is an awesome place right near downtown Boise called Boise Peak Fitness. It's a full gym with cardio equipment and yoga classes, but it's mainly setup for indoor rock climbing - which is what my wife and I do there. I surprised my wife last year on our anniversary by taking her there, and we liked it so much that we instantly bought a 10 climb pass - and then soon after that my wife bought a harness and shoes (she was more gung ho about it than I was in the beginning (and better at it then me)).
It took us a while to return for our 2nd visit, but once we did we started going 2 or 3 times a month (as much as we could get a chance to) and I have really started to love it (and get better at it). It's challenging on so many levels - especially mentally (to overcome limits you have on what you think you can accomplish). So this past month I decided to get my own harness and shoes, as I plan to climb a lot more this upcoming year. I have decently sized feet - depending on the brand I get either a size 12 or 13. But with the climbing shoes that I would rent at the gym, the 13's were too small - after just a few climbs my feet would kill me. Luckily for me, after several visits to the gym, they had expanded their shoe selection to include a size 14 (the owner is always running the place and had paid attention to when I asked for a larger size (I assume others asked as well)) and the 14's they carried fit great. But to my dismay, when purchasing shoes at my local REI, they didn't carry anything bigger than 13 - which seemed to fit fine in the store, but of course that's only for minutes at a time - how would they feel after a few climbs?
Well REI is a great store, and they have these sheets of paper in each section explaining how to select the right item for the task. And the climbing shoe's paper talks about how the shoes will stretch a little, and recommended to take them home and wear them around the house, and as long as you don't climb in them you can return them with no problem. So I decided that's what I would do.
So this week, as I knew I was going to be going climbing tonight, I have been wearing the shoes around the house - breaking them in. Well one day as I was "breaking them in" I found myself in the bathroom doing my business and I couldn't help but think of George Constanza when he brought the book into the bathroom with him to read, and was forced by the book store to purchase it (Season 9 Episode 17 The Bookstore).
I know that when a guy stands up at the toilet to twinkle that there is splatter - and I know it's not just me, I see the evidence in just about every public restroom I enter. So as I am standing there looking down at the shoes, thinking about George, thinking about splatter - I wonder how many items have been brought home, brought into bathrooms, exposed to human waste, and then returned to the store? It's not a pleasant thought.
In the end, while the shoes seemed slightly uncomfortable after wearing them for hours at a time, I didn't feel like searching other stores so I pulled off the tags and took them climbing. Since the shoes were officially mine, I went ahead and wore them with no socks on (which is how climbers wear them) and they fit quite well like that. So all you Boise locals out there that purchase sporting goods at REI, you can shop safe knowing that there are no shoes with body fluids on them, well... at least not my body fluids.

Getting *REALLY* Excited About Zelda Twilight Princess

Man the upcoming Nintendo Gamecube game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is looking good. I can't wait for the release, which isn't until May 15th (103 days away - yes I am counting, sort of).
Someone took footage of the 5 trailers that were shown at E3 2005 and compiled them into a single 7 min 28 sec video and posted it to Google Video. The footage, which is like 9 months old now, is just awesome looking to me - it's even got baboons in it. The compression on the video is horrible, but you can see the game still shines in quality.
Amazon will let you pre-order it. But I am hoping that Nintendo announces some special pre-order bonus gold deluxe special ultra XP edition that you can get from Toys-R-Us by pre-ordering there. Until then I am holding out.
More info including screen shots and video can be found on the Zelda Universe site.
Note: Yes I am a Zelda fan boy, I have been since my childhood playing The Legend of Zelda on the NES.