I’m walkin’!

{moszoomthumb imgid=739 style_m=2 caption=(I’m a walker!)}OK…so my Dad is helping me out with this beacuse my typing skills are not the best yet (like his are…Mr. Hunt and Peck) but I wanted to let everyone know that I am walking around this place like I own the whole world. It’s all cake from here on out daddy-o!

I begged my Dad to take a few pictures of me stylin’ around the kitchen and put them up on this site. So if you want to see them, and I know you do, just click to photos and then click on 06 Masie Walks.

See ya!

Maisie

Ho! Ho! Ho! We’re 11 and 0

{moszoomthumb imgid=734}It’s just like Christmas in the Spring. My basketball team just finished playing and we were undefeated. I played guard for my position and I scored 4 points in the whole season. I scored two of those points in my last game.

My teammates are also good players and my coahes supported me a lot. “Keep your head up!”, Coach Bryan always told me. By the end of the season I kept my head up a lot beacuse if I didn’t, coach Bryan would make everybody run ladders or do pushups.

It was an awesome basketball year for our whole team! I’m really going to miss my teammates who are going on to the next league next year.

My Dad put a few pictures of our party up on this website. You can get to them by clicking on photos at doerrstop.com.

Site Status Check

Well, I’m getting things settled in on this site.

I’ve added all of the blogs from our old site so we don’t lose that history. Now that it is here, at least the records are all in the DB. Hopefully I won’t have to do that again as it was a manual copy and paste process out of the current desktop tool I was using. YUK!

I’ve also uploaded all our old movies and yes Cheryl, I’ve added little preview pictures to each one so now you can quickly idetify the movie you want to watch all without being able to read. That was really important as Mark and Matthew love to sit and watch every movie everam de over and over again. They are all great movies but they do start to get on your nerves after two to three hundred viewings in the other room. Matthew in particular loves to stop and start certain sections over and over.

The photos are coming but that is a little more trying as iPhoto does not store my comments in EXIF format. I’ve been looking for a tool that will do that but haven’t found a good one yet. If you’re a Mac programmer and you are reading this…call me quick! I only have a few thousand photos I want to put up.

The music is giving me the most trouble as the tool I’m using for movies and photos now has beta music support. It doesn’t work. Guess that’s why its beta. After weeks on their message board and numerous tweaks, I decided to put up a simple mp3 player for now. No comments, rankings or smilies, but it works.

Just thought I would give everyone an update on how things are going around here. I hope to startposting more now that things are settling down with this site and the others I’ve been working on.

-Brian

Welcome to Doerrstop 9.0

Welcome to the latest revision of Doerrstop.com. This remake have been a month in the making and utilizes some really cool database technology to allow me to do some real cool things with the site.

The Reason
So why did I do this? Three reasons. First, I thought the site needed a cleaner and simpler interface that would allow quicker access to the photos, movies, and music. The site design was getting old and needed someting a bit more visually interesting. And finally, I wanted to use some technology that would let me and the kids edit the site from anywhere we wanted rather than being tied to the machine where I had the blogging software and site content installed. This redesign addressed all of those needs and more.

The Technology
I’m utilizing the same databse driven web technology that I’ve used on 3 recent web projects (www.thelaughterclub.org, www.ncyte.org and www.christmethodist.org) to bring a nice design and added functionality to the site.

This software is free and opensource and has a large community of developers. That helps me out when I find a problem and I need an answer. It also assists me when I want to add new features to the site as many of my ideas have already been implemented and I can use and build on what is already available. You will see some of those new features coming out soon so stay tuned.

It’s here! The 2005 Christmas Caper is done!

It’s that time of the year again and the kids were off to Texas to help Santa save Christmas. This year’s caper has all the excitement of years past with a few new maneuvers along the way.  Make sure your seat-belts are fastened and your tray tables are in their upright and locked position cause this baby is ready for take-off!

You will need Quicktime 7, which you can get here. This allows me to provide much higher quality video this year. If you see white screen when you watch it, you need it.

You can find this movie under movies.

-Brian

Its almost ready…but not quite!

Well,

I almost have the 05 caper completed. It would have been done by now but I had to do a little project for work. So just as a little present while you wait, here is the video I made.

Its called Danger in the Streets and its an edited version of a bunch of 1930’s public service video footage with some 1950s Sci-Fi movie music added for effect. I made it in an attempt to communicate all of the perils we face in trying to collect money in our business as the Duke University Health System CBO. If you think of the traffic as all of the problems we face in getting paid you’ll get the idea.

And bonus points if you know the movie the music came from!

Let me know what you think!

-Brian

Fun with Photobooth

{moszoomthumb imgid=528}Well, we hit the mall for a few minutes yesterday so Mary could return something and of course I had to stop by the Apple store and check out a few things. While we were there we played with the new Photobooth software from Apple. It comes standard on the iMac now that it has a built in camera.

Check out the fun in the media gallery

Yikes. Maybe we shouldn't play around so much!

-brian