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10/24/2023 10:05 #60914

Category: work
Hey (e:peeps). The seemingly simple job application field "website" brought me back here – the closest thing to the 'story of my life' still accessible on the web. I started compiling this particular time capsule to supplement my cover letter for Content Strategist at Mozilla, until I noticed they are no longer accepting applications. A day late and a dollar short again! Since both "website" and "cover letter" were optional, I should have gone ahead and applied last week. At least now I'll have a head start for next time.


paul - 11/10/23 23:01
Hello from the east coast! It took me so long to see this, it might as well have arrived in a letter on the pony express in 1860.

12/20/2019 11:55 #60797

Blast from the Past
Hey (e:peeps), remember me? I was unsuccessfully trying to fix an inlink that doesn't link and figured I better blog about it.

Maybe I'm using an outdated theme that doesn't support inlink formatting updates? Or maybe I'm supposed to update my inlinks and don't know how? I can't figure out how to change my theme either, which just goes to show how longs it's been and/or how old I've gotten.

I'm also getting some weird errors, so maybe I'm on double-secret probation for being gone so long. Please forgive me!


Here is an inlink [inlink]twisted,36584[/inlink] to the blog with the inlink issue.

And an external link formatted with the link tool:

And one just typed in raw:

The external link's article_id parameter is "undefined" so maybe that's a clue?

Mentioning (e:paul), (e:joe), and (e:admin). I hope you guys don't get notified every time I update this post, since I've been using it as a test.

UPDATE: I figured out how to change my theme, but that didn't fix the issue. Still probably operator error.

twisted - 12/20/19 21:15
Oh yeah, that works! I'll update my inlinks tomorrow. Thanks!
paul - 12/20/19 14:56
Oh wow, long time no see - we should catch up. This site needs some serious updating. I think the inlinks were replaced with (e:name) with a comma and article id following it but I'm not even sure anymore e.g. (e:twisted,56573)

06/28/2012 21:32 #56573

Native Guide

imageI'm officially seeking collaborators for SF Native Guide (aka estripwest v2, haha). Seriously, I miss Alamedalink, and blogging platforms have come such a long way, even I can build a site now (almost). So I'm giving it a shot over my sabbatical. What do you think? It's about time I got back to the master plan.
twisted - 07/17/12 16:45
It would be an easy hop via Portland...
metalpeter - 07/01/12 09:30
That Site was cool I liked it.... Somewhere I still have the shirt I won... And I still haven't seen Fried Peeps at the fair but I only go to one.... I was hoping someone would have used that idea :) ... I'm not a cook so.... I'll follow the link in a second... I know that there are a couple (e:peeps) on here who have visited San Francisco and I thought (e:ajay) lived out that way so maybe they can help :) .... Is Alamedalink still on line? Even if there aren't any recent posts?
paul - 06/29/12 22:43
Good luck. I miss you. Someday I will head back to SF.

01/22/2009 22:53 #47494

Happy Birthday Paul!
Category: birthdays
Wow, it's been so long! Since I didn't get you a gift, here's an update.

For starters, my tenant gave notice and moved out last November. This was great news, but bad timing. It would have been crazy not to take advantage of the vacancy to pull out the wall-to-wall carpeting and refinish the floors, replace the kitchen cabinets, and tile the bathroom floor.

Only bad part is, I'm still deep in debt from my own renovation, and I already had plans to go "home" for Christmas before I knew about this. So naturally when the IKEA kitchen cabinet order turned out to lack certain key items the day before I flew east, it was hard to take care of everything before I left. But not taking care of it would have been worse, since the longer I'm paying for that unit without any income from it, the harder it is to pay off my old and new debts.

Anyway, I'm so sick of all this renovating now. It's like a second job, that apparently I'm not so good at. The scariest part was yesterday, when my contractor managed to leave two stove burners on (long story) while the floor guys were sanding and putting on the final coat of highly flammable finish. What are the odds? You can see my footprints on the floor finish since I had to get to the oven (9 hours later) to turn off the burners before the building exploded or we all passed out from the fumes.

Anyway! The good news is, now I'm planning to use the unit as a furnished vacation rental. So if anybody wants to visit me, they'll have their own, furnished apartment to stay in! This better be worth it . . .

Happy Birthday Paul! (And Happy Birthday to my brother Erik too!)
tinypliny - 01/23/09 18:00
Are those your feet (in your avatar)? Very pretty! :)
twisted - 01/22/09 23:19
Hey, I miss you too! Come and visit!
paul - 01/22/09 23:05
Thanks. Ugh, I hate renovation. We did a lot of it but still have no tenants. Hope it works out better for you. Miss you!

10/25/2008 16:18 #46323

Best of Halloween Video
Category: halloween
My friend Steve sent me a DVD with highlights from his past Halloween parties. I figured I'd do my part toward making 25,000 journals by posting it here. You might recognize some of these shots from (e:Twisted,36393) Ghost of Halloween Past post.

Have a great Halloween, everyone!

metalpeter - 10/25/08 17:31
If she did that would be so awesome.
paul - 10/25/08 17:14
I wish you could come to the halloween party so bad.