Jeremy Wright sets sail to uncharted waters

Jeremy Wright publicly announced today that he has has left the helm of b5media.

My family owes a lot to Jeremy Wright. With Aaron Brazell, Jeremy brought me into b5media, full time in this world of new media.

I’d not have made many of the friends I have today or traveled to some of the places I’ve been, without Jeremy and his dream for b5. He’s a good friend and a good man.

Times have not always been easy, but Jeremy has had the courage to make the difficult decisions that allowed my family and many others to still put food on the table. This is only due to Jeremy’s leadership and the strength of those at b5’s helm. Other companies in our market space have not been fortunate enough to have the same caliber of leadership.

Thank you for all the hard work over the years Jeremy, from all of us.

52 books in 52 Weeks

I’ve recommended Rob Miller’s plugins before. I’ve had his Now Reading plug in installed on this blog for a while but some how, in a way neither of us understood, the authors and the titles got mixed beyond my desire to fix.

While browsing his blog, I came across a 52 books in 52 weeks challenge reference. And like others, I took up the challenge.

I didn’t record many of the books I read, but I know that I did easily pass the count of 52. Here in fact are 56 books that I read since Jan 1 of last year:

Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game
Speaker for the Dead
Childeren of the Mind
Enders Shadow
Shadow of the Hegemon
Shadow Puppets
Magic Street
A war of Gifts

Fred Saberhagen
The Empire of the East

Sara Paretsky
Bitter Medicine
Fire Sale

David Eddings
Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
Magician’s Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanters’ End Game

Guardians of the West
King of the Murgos
Demon Lord of Karanda
Sorceress of Darshiva
The Seeress of Kell

Catherine Asaro
Primary Inversion
Catch the Lightning
The Last Hawk
The Radiant Seas
Ascendant Sun
The Quantum Rose

Anne McCaffery
Changelings: Twins of Petaybee
Maelstrom: Twins of Petaybee

Freedom’s Challenge
Freedom’s Choice
Freedom’s Landing
The Tower and the Hive
The Rowan
Damia’s Children

Cornelia Funke

Kevin J. Anderson

Terry Goodkind

Ben Bova

Kate Jacobs
The Friday Night Knitting Club

Philip K. Dick
Minority Report and Other Stories

Johann Wyss
The Swiss Family Robinson

J. M. Barrie
Peter Pan in Scarlet

Josepha Sherman
Vulcan’s Soul

Robert A. Heinlein
The Rolling Stones
The Star Beast
Double Star
Starship Troopers
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
Variable Star

BTW I have since found out that the original challenge was to write and review 52. We’ll see if I can do that next year. I met the challenge I had set for myself for this year.

Cheers all!

Sorry for the down time off and of over the last 12h

It looks like my host changed their default PHP extension last night around 8pm.  Whatever they did, and I’m very curious, took out WP-Cache 2.  I just got a blank site any time the plugin was enabled.  It didn’t matter if I cleared the cache or even recreated its directories.  I’ll diagnose it later, but for now I’ve moved myself over to a different install of PHP. 

 Let me know if you see any issues.

Sorry for the down time!

The website functioned PERFECTLY as long as you were logged in! HONEST! 

Anyway, Lloyd, Cindy and Joe EVENTUALLY convinced me that they really weren’t insane.  Even my wife told me she got an error on the site, I just thought it was her IE6 gagging on a media file as it is prone to do.

And people think programmers are making it up when they say “Well, it works fine when I do that…”

But hey – what’s 10 hours of down time amoungst friends… Sheesh…

PS. For the record  DO NOT use Anarchy Media Player Plugin 2.0 Beta with version 2.1.2 of WordPress…  Stick with 1.6.5 even though you don’t get buttons on the editor any more.   Or you will get the behaviour I did.  I’ll diagnose it later.