Happy New Years

… Rather, in 10.5 hours from now, here anyway.

I finally fixed the comment spam issue, I think. Maybe I’ll feel more motivated to post. I’m running MT 3.14 and the latest MT-Blacklist plugin, and this time it’s actually working. I must have broken something last time.

So Christmas went very well. I had a wonderful Christmas Eve with my beautiful Jamie. We went to see Christmas lights around town and opened presents. Her real present still hasn’t arrived, but it was finally shipped, so I’ll be getting that to her once both of us are on vacation. She just left for a trip to Utah, and I miss her already.

Christmas itself was the usual crazy yet fun event it always is. We opened presents here and at two sets of grandparents’ houses. I got a copy of Metroid Prime 2, Taiko Drum Master, some beer and wine, a nice robe, and a bunch of other things.

On top of that, I picked up a copy of Katamari Damacy and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Not having a PS2 around here, I won’t be able to play Katamari Damacy until I get home, but I’ve started Chain of Memories and I have to say, it has me very confused. I’m not sure what I think of the card-based battle system, or the plot, but I guess I’ll get used to it.

My stepdad got one of those little UFO toys that flies in the are to wherever you point the antenna. It was pretty fun until he dropped it into the water. Then it got scary. Despite technically being off, it would randomly start to fly around the room. We were very amused. And it seems we have another very confused toy. The RoboSapien burps every time we change the channel on the TiVo.

Tomorrow I head back home to Palo Alto. In a way, I’m looking forward to it, but I’ll miss everyone. At least I have some fun toys to play with in my upcoming limited spare time.

3 thoughts on “Happy New Years”

  1. Hey Chip;

    Happy New Year!

    How much comment spam are you getting? What we do over on elms.ca, which runs MT also, is activate comment moderation… I’m wondering if maybe we just ought to use the Blacklist plug-in?


  2. I get so much comment spam, it’s not even funny. MT-BlackList is good, but I’m getting tired of seeing notifications for spam on old posts. It’s like it checks if it’s old before checking if it’s spam? That or it doesn’t recognize that it’s spam. Either way, I’m sure it’s saving me a lot of headaches. I’d recommend it.

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