Kind people, neat pictures, and Kookaburra

It wasn’t hard to tell that I was in a pretty bad mood last night, was it? Not just yesterday, my mood has been down for a few weeks. Stuff.

But I thought I would start practicing some of that discipline I wrote about earlier, and rather than wax maudlin here in the weblog, pull my droopy jaw up. After all, a frown is just a smile upside down, so turn it up!

I dusted off my old version of Visual Studio 6.0 today and I’m wrapping Dave Beckett’s RDF tools, Redland and Raptor into PHP extensions. Doing this, those who want to work with RDF in PHP can do so with a to-the-metal library. What’s rather astonishing about the whole thing is that I’m actually enjoying working with the C code, and my old version of VS. It’s like eating liver – it’s okay every ten years.

I had a kind note from Robb Beal today, so I thought I would embarrass him by saying hi here. Hi Robb. I really like the design of your weblog.

I braved the miserable heat and went to the store and it was full – full! – of local produce. I came home loaded down with bi-color corn on the cob, huge tomatoes, tree ripened nectarines, and sweet, huge dark red cherries. Nectarines and cherries for dinner tonight.

Not only that, but the store finally had my favorite candy in today – Kookaburra licorice. Both strawberry and traditional licorice flavors. They don’t get it in very often–there’s been some problems with bringing foods in from other countries because of increased security–and it’s not cheap, but I love the stuff.

I’m sitting here eating my nectarines and cherries and licorice, and looking at photos in other weblogs. Loren Webster has a great shot of a water fall from a hike this weekend. And Jeff Ward has the funniest photo of a truck that miscalculated the height of power lines it drove under. Dave Rogers has cute photos of his cat and little girl online. Notice that I mentioned the cat first.

John Dvorak has a new new weblog and he posted what he had for lunch today. He should like being pinged by this post.

I also get to go on my first airplace trip since 9/11 sometime in the next few weeks. I don’t know what day for sure, but I am curious what it will be like flying with all the new security.

Ah well. Good licorice.

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