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What have *you* been doing lately? (32 posts)

  1. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This is bugging the hell out of me lol. But, I was wondering what everyone is up to these days?

    Just seems like all, or most of the regulars aren't around as much, hardly anything on Traq is being taken care of..sigh. Most of the Install4free requests were handled by MichaelH, and a couple by me..jeesh!

    I'm sure people are busy and all, but dang lol! Well, hopefully it starts picking up again.. And *hopefully* 2.0.4 gets released soon as well.. =p Well, *hopefully* after most of them "active" tickets are gone lol!

    Anyways..what have you been doing lately..?

    spencerp

    Yeah, I know WordCamp is coming up soon, but shoot, people can still be around if they wanted to be lol!!

  2. lhk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi spencerp,

    I dunno where you live, but here we have around 35-38 degrees celsius these days with a humidity in the 90+%.

    What do I do? Whenever possible I try to stay in deep shade, fill myself with a non-alcoholic version of Mint Julip and keep my feet in buckets of cold water...

  3. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hahaha.. I'd be doing the same then lol. ;) I guess, I'm leaning the questions more along the lines of, personal activity online or whatever.. that's keeping those too busy to really be here.

    I know that there is people here and being "active", I guess it's just that they are not as "active" as before..that I'm wondering about.. I know, moshu, lady, whooami and a few others have been more active here.. just not most of the "regulars".. or maybe I'm just not here, when they are or whatever.. =/

    spencerp

  4. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My problem is the addiction to being here. LOL I have so much stuff I need to do elsewhere on the web, plus, I'm of the thinking of lhk - regarding the heat/humidity around here. Although I'd tend to lean more toward alcoholic mojitos or even a nice cold glass of white zinfandel...

    In the past 3 weeks, we've had 1/2 the county underwater for almost a full week, 2 HUGE structure fires (one that was only about 1/4 mi. from my house, and left huge chunks of burned up rubber ash in my yard, and lasted 2 days), and a bunch of other stuff with the fire department that's kept me busy.

    Plus, I'm tying things up with a huge client, and trying to get ready to go offline for a week while I'm on "vacation" at a family reunion...

    Craziness, I tell ya. Flat out craziness. With people coming to my personal site thinking I'm Mo'Nique Imes to the fires/flooding, to work, to everything else - the last thing I should be doing is be here right now! But I am... LOL

    And right now, it's just coffee for me... ;)

  5. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    WOW! Ouch! I'm sorry to hear all that's going on Lady.. =( Yeah, I also read briefly about that "mixup" and such, that in itself sounds like a huge hassle sigh. =(

    Hopefully you'll get everything squared away with your client, and then be able to enjoy your family reunion..and just the time of relaxing.. =)

    Thanks for sharing Lady.. =)

    spencerp

  6. red-star
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi spencerp,

    I have been busy with some schooling and so on. Also its prety nice weather here in Holland, so around here whe spent oure time mostly outdoors.

  7. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey red-star! Wow! It's been good while since we found ourselves in the same thread lol!

    I have been busy with some schooling and so on. Also its prety nice weather here in Holland, so around here whe spent oure time mostly outdoors.

    Ah ok, Yeah.. seems like *alot* of my Live Mess buddies are doing the schooling now too. =) As for the outdoors, yeah..I'm doing that as well. Helping the family with whatever they need done, and especially the grandparents. =) Trying to help them get their huge farm house ready, for when they move lol!

    I hope your schooling goes well, and good luck on the tests and such. ;) Thanks for sharing too. =)

    spencerp

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm still around - just very busy, both with wp.com, other business and personal sites.

    And I think I ought to go answer some email ;)
    (I am supremely crap at answering email. Of all things online it is - by a very very long way - the thing I am worst at).

  9. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm still around - just very busy, both with wp.com, other business and personal sites.

    Hey podz! Yeah, I've seen ya posting some replies here and there.. =) I was kind of figuring that you were busy with various things lol.

    And I think I ought to go answer some email. ;)

    Haha, Yeah..that might be a good idea lol! ;)

    (I am supremely crap at answering email. Of all things online it is - by a very very long way - the thing I am worst at).

    I know how ya feel sigh. Especially when very busy.. =(
    Sometimes I'll let the emails go for a while, but - it is, and can be a "bad thing", because they get marked as "read" then. And of course, me...I'd forget that I didn't read them..and accidently delete them. =( Boy! Was that fun trying to explain that to them, when they sent me an email bitching lol!

    Things happen though..just can't be helped alot of the times. ;) Thanks for sharing too podz. =)

    spencerp

  10. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know about everyone else..but, I've just been tired and lazy lately sigh. I'm not sure if it's becaues of the heat or not.. but dang!

    I'm *so far behind* on my theme, that I've been working on since my house arrest crap started..4 months ago, and now that I'm off of it, I still haven't done much to it. I also haven't been as active in here, as I used to be.. =(

    I just setup another blog on my new domain, and haven't done anything to it yet..sigh. Jeesh, just typing on the keyboard anymore is almost tiresome..sigh. I dunno, maybe it's just because the net seems boring now or something, hmmm. =/

    Anyways..that's just how I'm feeling lately sigh. =(

    spencerp

  11. Jharis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi spencerp,

    I recently joined an Iaido/kendo class and am having a blast with it. In case you don't know Iaido is Japanese fencing and kenpo is sparing with bamboo swords. A very interesting martial art. I also study kenpo karate which is keeping me busy too! Not much time for tv or web stuff for me.

    guess I'm not much of a couch potato
    don (el paso)

  12. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Jharis, ah nice.. I used to learn and do Judo back in the day lol..and a little bit of Karate.. I pretty much gave up on it though..sigh.. Just not as "active" as I used to be.. =(

    But, once the heat dies down then, hopefully..I'll be more in the mood to do stuff again.. =) Thanks for sharing..

    spencerp

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner.. just totally forgot about it.. just had my mind on other things lately.. =(

  13. Jharis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    spencerp,

    In addition to what I am studying I hope to work out with the marines here at bliss and get certified in their program. Unlike the the armies combative program its not all ground and pound, and is open to the public.

    I'm sure you'll make time to train when you're ready. I would love to take judo, but with a back injury I think other arts are better suited for me. Matter of fact what the marines offer might be a little tough on me.... especially when the find out I'm an old army guy.

    don (el paso)

  14. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ah nice! I was in the Army myself a number of years ago.. Went for M1A1 tanker.. got to drive them an all.. I loved boot camp.. just once I got to line unit.. went down hill because of drinking sigh..

    Would do the boot camp stuff again, if my wrist wasn't screwed up sigh.. =( Oh well.. I can still get back into shape here at home.. ;)

    Good luck with the Marines and such.. =) Thanks again for sharing.. ( I kinda feel like I'm in A.A. sessions and shit, when saying that.. lmao!! )

    spencerp

  15. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've spent the last six weeks evaluating the myriad of video editing, authoring and burning software, trying to determine how in the hell I'm gonna find something that's easy to use in order to convert 50 odd video tapes to DVD.

  16. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ah cool! That's something worth learning and experimenting with.. =) Very interesting too. ;) Good luck with that pizdin_dim.. =) I'm sure you'll think of something and get things rolling for yourself then.. ;)

    spencerp

  17. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm trying not to pull my hair out over at the WP.com support forums.

    How many times can one say "Read the big red FAQ sticky at the head of the forums for your answer" in a single day? :)

  18. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How many times can one say "Read the big red FAQ sticky at the head of the forums for your answer" in a single day? :)

    LOL! Yeah.. that would be a little tiresome.. I think whooami is having bascially the same "problems".. Dealing with the "nOObs" that is, lol..

    I know it might be hard.. but, maybe a little "break" is in order.. ;) That might help a little bit.. I know I've been "breaking" from here lately.. Here and there I'll throw out replies.. but.. not like before sigh.. =(

    Hopefully mood wise, and if not so drained from the heat.. I'll be more active again .. ;) Either way, I wish ya the best and good luck over there.. drmike =)

    spencerp

  19. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know if i qualify as a "regular" since I've only been around for a few months (but regularly!) - but I see many familiar names in this thread and thought I'd pop in on it.

    Personally, I just got back online after a 3-week absence. I had a baby girl on July 12 - so she's been keeping me rather busy. I was going insane, though, from not working on things, so I have slowly been "getting back into it" for the past few days - starting with CSS experiments that keep my brain busy.

    But that's what's been keeping me offline - I'd say it's a pretty good reason ;)

  20. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know if i qualify as a "regular" since I've only been around for a few months (but regularly!)

    Hehe, I'd consider you a "regular".. =) Since you've started here, you've been around alot more then most of the "old-school regulars" lol.. =p

    I had a baby girl on July 12 - so she's been keeping me rather busy. I was going insane, though, from not working on things, so I have slowly been "getting back into it" for the past few days - starting with CSS experiments that keep my brain busy.

    Aww...Congratulations! =) I have two boys myself .. So, I know how that is hehe. =) You'll eventually get back into the full swing of things again then.. =)

    But that's what's been keeping me offline - I'd say it's a pretty good reason ;)

    Well, that's a perfectly respectable, and understandable reason, of why you've been offline lately. =) I totally agree with you on that.. =) Congratulations again, and thank you for sharing that with us all. =)

    spencerp

    P.S. I also posted about your "help" thread to the wp-testers and wp-hackers emailing list.. I'm not sure what will come of it though sigh.. I gave a brief description of problem and link to your forum thread.. *hopefully* someone posts something to it, or to the list inregards to it. =) [crosses fingers...]

  21. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks spencer :) I appreciate that!

  22. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've been trying to relax in all this heat. However, I still seem to be addicted to the wonderful world of computers and the internet. In addition to helping out on the support forum where I feel I can (which isn't a lot), I'm still modfifying and experimenting with WP. Now, I'm using the Vanilla forum and trying to get it ready for my classes in the fall. I ported one plugin to the extensions Vanilla uses and may do others (if there is a need).

    I'd just like to say that this blogging platform has exposed me to many people and parts of the world that I wouldn't necessarily know about. It is a great feeling when you help some from another country and they say thanks.

  23. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Good to see you doodlebee! And congratulations on the baby, child-birth can be traumatic, and not just for the baby ;') Lot's of stress and worries with mine.

    My daughter is 16 now and I've been raising her on my own since she was 4. Whenever I think I'm in control I just have to look at her and I'm reminded I am not in control of anything (but myself, on occasion ;').

  24. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks spencer :) I appreciate that!

    You're so very welcome. =) ;)

    @jwurster, "we" are so glad to have you here, helping out in the forums and sharing your knowledge. ;) =) I'm with you on the heat thing, I think it's the main reason why people aren't so "busy" online, because it's just too draining sigh..

    Also, congrats on the extension, and getting that Vanilla forum software going for yourself and classes. =) Like you said, it's so nice and awesome, and I still can't fathom how many nice people you can meet through here, and online in general.. It's such a wonderful thing. ;) =)

    Thank you so much for sharing that with us.. =)

    @Yosemite (Sam), I know how you feel..except the now ex-wife has our boys.. but, when we were together.. I was doing most of the raising hehe.. for our eldest boy.. =)

    Which was very hard.. because he was born premature, and has cerebral palsy..and can't walk, talk to well and so forth. =( Our time raising him, from newborn till he was 2yr old, was really stressful and hard.. but, as loving parents that we are.. we got through it. =)

    And now that our boys: Justin (0ldest) is now 6, and our youngest Josh is now 4.. we feel so happy and wonderful that we have raised our boys so good.. and of course..as many more years follow..it can only get even better. =)

    Thanks for sharing too, Yosemite (Sam). =)

    spencerp

  25. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sometimes I think that computers, being as logical(?) as they are, bring some stability into our lives which are frequently unstable. Children definitely make life interesting. We have an 18-year old daughter who has been in post traumatic syndrome for almost 2 years. So, making a scripting change and seeing an immediate solution to a problem is certainly a refreshing change from our lives when we have no clue what to do.

    Thanks all for sharing. ;)

  26. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    jwurster: Ahh, the illusion of control ;') I know what you mean...

    My daughter was diagnosed with PTSD about a decade ago. She's very bright, tall/attractive with a bathing suit model's body (and yes, I do think it's pay-back for growing up thinking women folded), and there are some social and self-esteem issues that sometimes break my heart. But if I stand back, she just doesn't look all that different from so many other kids her age. But, standing back as a parent is damn hard...

    Spence: Sometimes all you can do is try and be 'available'. Hang in there...

  27. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Spence: Sometimes all you can do is try and be 'available'. Hang in there..

    Yeah..that's true.. =) Well, even though the "wife" then, and I didn't get along great..we still managed to make sure the kids have what they need and so forth. =)

    Now, since me and her are divorced.. we are still friends.. and are still making sure the boys are top priority.. =) So, it's all good.. thanks for your kind words Yosemite. =)

    spencerp

  28. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ever feel like, just swinging from a tree by your neck? Well, that's how I'm feeling lately.. sigh. I dunno why, but.. just do.. =( Oh well.. "F" it all, time to lay down and just bawl..

    Nah, better yet, time to go watch the swear word version of the Breakfast Club lol! That "old school" movie kicks arse.. ;) =)

    spencerp

    I dunno why I posted this here, but..just felt like I should.. even though, it should be just kept for my blog.. I dunno. =(

  29. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Watch some Disney movies.

  30. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    And I just ran across this link with a bunch on inane humor to make you laugh - http://lussumo.com/community/discussion/3453/the-best-thing-youve-ever-found-on-the-internet/#Item_0.

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