Archive for date: March 31, 2005

Inspiration on Chinese, Through the Tummy

March 31, 2005 | Arts and Crafts | By: Mark VandeWettering

Mei Wah is a page to help you learn Chinese. Well, at least some of the Chinese you need to read a menu in a Chinese restaurant. Cool! What’s even cooler is that through this page, I found out that McCawley’s legendary ::amazon(“0226555925”, “Eater’s Guide to Chinese Characters):: is back in print! I first heard […]

More Chinese Calligraphy

March 31, 2005 | Arts and Crafts, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, today was Chinese Calligraphy class again. This is one of the better attempts at writing the character for “Dragon” 龍 or long2 as writin in pinyin. Not very good, and a crappy scan because our scanner doesn’t have a bed big enough to scan large art. I’ve acquired some books on Chinese writing to […]

AXS and WordPress Integration Plugin (2.1)

March 31, 2005 | Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

AXS is a pretty nice little program that can gather many of the web usage statistics that are provided by, but without any limits. There is a new AXS and WordPress Integration Plugin that makes it very simple to add to your WordPress setup: basically just put the plugin where they all go, configure […]

Slashdot | 95% of IT Projects Not Delivered On Time

March 31, 2005 | Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m shocked. Absolutely shocked. How much of anything you do gets completed on time and to everyone’s satisfaction?

Tale of our times…

March 31, 2005 | Rants and Raves, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

New instant messaging phone for your son Free Ability to have him ignore your calls when you call him Free Ability for him to call you and remind you that he needs some money Free What happens when he starts talking to a new girl and spends ten 24 hour days on the phone $560 […]

Cigar Box Guitars

March 31, 2005 | Music | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of Make magazine blog, here is a whacky DIY site on building your own Cigar Box Guitars. It seems like the kind of thing that my friend Tom would approve of, and he turned me on to Make in the first place.