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Filed under: — stan @ 12:36 pm

Installed the freefonts and sharefonts for Gimp. Untarred the files and did:

mv freefont /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
mv sharefont /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
xset fp+ /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont
xset fp+ /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/sharefont
xset fp rehash


Filed under: — stan @ 6:14 pm

No new adventure. Just wanted to put in a new picture of us.


Filed under: — stan @ 7:04 pm

We took Lucinda to the L.A. Zoo today. She played a bit in the cave at the Children’s Zoo. Then we walked through the zoo and looked at the animals for a while. Then she played some more at the playground there. Overall, she said she had a fun time.

Filed under: — stan @ 6:55 pm

Installed Procmail tonight to try and cut down on the spam I’m seeing. Installed it from the ports collection. Below are the .forward and .procmailrc files I started with.


Filed under: — stan @ 7:02 pm

Lucinda’s preschool had a field trip to the Aqarium of the Pacific today. At first Lucinda was excited to be going to the aquarium, but in the end she was disappointed that it was the same aquarium she’d been to before. She thought they were going to a different one. And the field trip meant that she didn’t get to have her regular Share Day.

Filed under: — stan @ 7:00 pm

We did a big garden project today. We moved the front of the planter in the front yard back about a foot. This makes the planter somewhat smaller, so Cathy doesn’t have to work so hard to keep it up. We had to transplant all of the plants in the front foot of the planter, which turned out to be a lot of work. Then we had to reinstall the border and put down some pieces of new grass to fill in the new bare strip.



Filed under: — stan @ 7:06 pm

Implemented a home-made CAPTCHA on our web pages to stand guard on the ‘mailto’ links. This will prevent robots from scooping up our addresses to spam. The CAPTCHA itself is written in PHP, and it uses a MySQL database to store the 700-some challenge words and also a list of email addresses or URLs it is guarding. An example of it in action can be seen here:


Filed under: — stan @ 9:47 am

Several weeks ago, Lucinda found a small green caterpillar in the back yard. She brought it inside and we put it in a jar along with a leaf from the avocado tree for it to eat. It ate some of the leaf, and then it pupated. This morning, Lucinda woke up and saw a little white moth fluttering around inside the jar.


Filed under: — stan @ 7:45 pm

We went to see “Bend it Like Beckham” today. This was a very entertaining story of Indian immigrants in England and football. Highly recommended.

After the movie, we went to Aunt Maggi’s house to pick up Lucinda after her sleep-over.


Filed under: — stan @ 9:59 pm

We took Lucinda to Alethia’s birthday party today. It was held at the pool at an apartment complex in Marina Del Rey. She had some fun playing with the other kids, even though she didn’t go in the pool. Overall, she thought it was a fun time.

Afterward, we took her to Aunt Maggi’s house so she could spend the night there.

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