The first present I got this year was from the VanMeters. I got a 'Darth Tater,' which funny enough, I posted about almost a year ago. Their daughter, Zöe, saw it while they were in the store and pointed it out. It's perfect!
My family and I have had many blessings over the past year, and not just in Christmas presents. I was looking over photos and such for a present project I was doing and I was reminded how much I have and the experiences and memories.
Of course, rather than talk about that, I am going to plop down in front of the PS2 and see how many times I can score a head-shot on a Gungan before it loses it's appeal.
Before I go, I should quickly mention that I am now faced with a minor dilemma concerning my web site and Blogger software. For security procedures implemented by my host, the way that I FTP content up to my site is not a standard method. Suffice it to say that I can't really talk about it in detail. I have been wanting to get back to posting my blog over FTP like I was originally doing prior to this summer, but I just found out that with this new security measure in place, Blogger's software is not customizable enough to use this method. This leaves me with a couple choices, none of which I like very much:
- Use a different blog software, such as Wordpress, and post over an interface that probably will use PHP and MySQL. This would also mean transferring ... !?! Over 551 Posts about various minutiae from one system to another!
- Get a different host. This is possible, but probably a paid option, whereas the current one is free. Also, I am friends with the current system administrator for this server.
- Find some workaround involving pulling the Blogspot hosted Atom feed and importing/copying it to my server using ASP. I may have stumbled upon a way to do this and I am testing it out on the Arconati Home Page, but there are kinks to work out.
Okay, now to find my wireless controller (also a new Christmas present) and stop worrying about these delays-delays-delays.
Have a Happy New Year from all of us in the Arconati family on the off chance I don't get to post between now and then. Good night!