Well, once again, 2008 went by, and there certainly weren't many updates. So, as is becoming customary, here is 2008 in review. Click to read on...

January through March

Gareth reached his first birthday! Woot! He's getting so big now. Walking, and getting into everything!

Work continued as usual, and I expanded my Perl library set even further.

April through June

The company I work for got out of the Shared Web Hosting sector, and not a moment too soon. The migration was huge, and the reactions were varied. At least it's over.

Both Nancy and I got a year older. For some reason, this keeps happening every year. I'm not sure how to avoid it.

July through September

Nancy and I got married! Yes, that's right, I'm a married man now. Still just as weird as ever though, just complimented in my weirdness by a wife whose as strange as I am. :-)

I wrote Webtoo Websight 5, and migrated this website over to it. It's a complete 99% rewrite of the entire code base. Fully object oriented using my Perlite 3 libraries. Sure, there's a million CMS systems out there, but I'm never really happy unless I've written my own. Just to be different.

Did I mention that I got married? Yeah, well, Honeymoon!

My second Clinton War. I think I'm hooked. The SCA rocks.

October through December

Gareth had fun at Halloween. My favorite holiday.

Obama won. Stephen Harper maintained a government, but then managed to piss off the opposition parties so much they created a coalition and planned on bringing down the government. Harper, being wise (and scared shitless) prorogued parliament until the end of January. As much as I dislike Harper and his Conservative cronies, the idea of a Liberal-NDP coalition government scares me even more. We've already had our social liberties flushed down the drain by the Conservatives. Please don't let Jack Layton and Michael Ignatieff trash what's left of our economic liberties. But I digress.

Gareth also enjoyed Christmas. Nancy's favorite holiday.

In Summary

Another busy year. There was tons of stuff I missed, but I'm not too worried about it at the moment. Hope you had a good 2008.

Yes, it was the year that the economic (depr|rec)ession began to show it's teeth. We lost some good people, and faith in humanity is at an all time low. But even with all that, for the most part, it was a good year.

So, here's to 2009, and may the good parts outweigh the bad. Cheers.


Jan 14, 2009
Last update prior to importation to GreyNoise.
Jan 14, 2009
Initial version.