June 27, 2012
Well actually it was June 21, 2002 so I missed it somewhat. Better late than never.
July 05, 2009
Seven year and counting
I missed marking the date (June 21) with a post but Iwill toot my own horn a little since I am still here and somewhat posting after seven years,
I lot of the blogs I looked at and inspired me have moved on a shut their doors but I guess that is life.
September 18, 2008
Getting back on the Horse
Either because of Ike or the election it looks like I am posting more once again.
Looking around I am dismayed at how much clean up I have to do.
I no longer have an annex since EV1 went bye bye and I will have to find a new place for all those sound files. It may be that I do it next month when I go to Europe (my first trip) or maybe not depending on how much of a distraction I find France.
I will post some Ike pix to Flickr soon and put the links here.
July 06, 2008
I meant to post on the blogs birthday but I have forgotten even that and now things are going to start to get real busy.
At least I now have a spell check add-in on Firefox so I should not have to go over and repost as much as I once did to fix spellings errors.
March 29, 2008
A lot has been going on since my last post some good a little not so good.
November 23, 2007
Everytime I say I am going to start blogging regularly again I mean it, I really do. There is just so much going on that it never gets to the top of my list which why why I am in awe of people like Glenn who manage to do so much in their day jobs and are still organized enough to keep up with their blog.
I never even got around to blogging about my experiences at ONI-Con this year. I will and eventuall I will even post the pictures to flikr. I did it a little different since I was bored last year I decided to get more involved and was part of the
We will get to the Ren Fest on Saturday at least so I can try and sell all those extra tickets. Then off to NYC for a few days to see old friends and relatives. I will try to blog more when I get back. Really I will.
June 26, 2007
On June 21, 2002 I started this blog on blogspot.
April 20, 2007
After posting the last post I looked at my search log and noticed that there seemed to be a lot of searches on Eleanor of Aquitaine.
I didn't remember the reference myself so I did the search and came up with this quote of the day.
The post was from 2003 and an imprt from the old blogspot site that never got cleaned up. I cleaned it up a bit and got to thinking about other things.
When I first started this blog on June 21, 2002 I had an idea what I wanted to do. Part of it was a personal log which I still manage to do when I get around to posting. The other part relates to the name Freedom Lives which I have been somewhat less successful at. Not that our freedom's are in any less danger because they are if anything in more danger but there are other people doing that better than I , then as well as now even though the blogosphere landscape had changed a lot so that many of the blogs I "grew up" with have passed into history a long time ago.
One of the ones that hasn't and was one of my early supporters is the one done by Meryl Yourish. If you have not visited there I urge you to follow the link because it is worth your time.
As for me I think I need a bit of a redirection and redesign so that will be in the future. the redirection will not be that radical because I still intend to post on things that bother me especially concerning the pitiful state of our colleges and universities as well as all the other things that piss me off. The redesign will have to wait on funds and in the short run might only consist of a new name The Hawk's Nest which will signal more of a personal rather than a political orientation and more pictures once I get a response form Flickr tech support.
March 15, 2007
I am back
I actually had a reason for not posting in the last 6 weeks. My computer was being rebuilt. The power supply went out so I ended up getting a new box and moving all the incredibly dirty 5 year old guts to the new body.
Not I can finally do my taxes but I will try to put a few posts up also.
December 25, 2006
Merry Cristmas Everyone
I hope to catch up soon but right now there is a large dinner waiting.
June 21, 2006
Happy Anniversary to Me
By going back in time and looking at this post I was able nail nail down today as the start of the fifth year of Freedom Lives.
MT lists 513 posts and there are a few more than that which never made it over from blogspot but all in all I am not un happy. I have pretty much been coasting of rover a year or so and I want to thank those of you who still come and read whatever it is I write here. I am still taking garden pix and will eventually post some more before the deer eat them all.
Thank you all for being here and I will try to up my post tempo a bit. It is not that I have not been interested it is just that other things including being elected president of a 1500+ member group has somewhat limited my time.
December 25, 2005
Happy Holidays abuse
Why say Happy Holidays when what you mean is
November 24, 2005
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
We do have some things to be thankful for that are positive.
Proof of that is all the left wingers who constantly are trying to there the US down do not seem to be in a hurry to move to whatever they feel if the country of thier dreams,
I wish they would we have much too much important stuff to do to be bothered with that kind of nonsense.
July 28, 2005
Most Bloggers give an alert when they will not be posting but being as my posting schedule has been pretty spotty recently I couldn't do that.
So in a reverse of tradition I am putting up an alert that I might be posting a lot more in the near future.
I will be attending Defcon this weekend in Las Vegas and if my laptop stops acting up I will post as much as I can from the 13th annual Hacker event.
This is pretty exciting for me since I have wanted to attend for 5 or 6 years now and for one reason or another it just never worked out. IT is not starting out well since I messed up my plane reservations somewhat but I hope that things will be all uphill from here.
May 22, 2005
3 Years and 100,000
Yes next month it will be three years since I started this blog and there is no truth to the rumour that I have been cutting back on posts so that the 100,000 milestone will occur in the same month.
While 100,000 might not be a lot to people like Roger or Meryl or Glenn I have worked very hard for it and I am glad to see it happen. I will also state that while I go through periods of not posting a lot I am not in any way thinking about quitting like so many of the blogs that were around when I started have done.
February 13, 2005
Due to the latest wave of spam comments and pings I am closing both comments and pings until I can find the time to fix it somehow.
January 15, 2005
I have been a little lax on my housekeeping and since I am feeling a bit more secure in my new job I finally got around to deleting the linnk to unemployed bloggers which I replaced with conservative bloggers.
I also pulled the blogshares link since I have not used it in a while. It was a cute idea when it started but I think it got old quick.
January 12, 2005
I have been real busy at work lately getting more into icky things like Complus, Active Directory and transaction isolation levels on SQL Server to name a few.
I am trying to tie up all the loose ends by the ned of this month so I can move onto my next project with promises to be very interesting.
As if that isn't enough I may be taking on a new major outside responsibility that will likely finish off my remaining free time. At least I won't be bored.
January 01, 2005
December 13, 2004
Freedom Lives has reached 477 in the Blogosphere Ecosystem which is its highest rank ever.
I want to thank all my loyal readers and linkers.
I also want to thank whatever bug has gotten into the system since I don't really think that I all of a sudden have 251 blogs linking to me.
That said it is nice to be out of the pack for a change even if it is only until Bear fixes whatever it is has gone wrong.
November 13, 2004
In our continuing battle against comment spam, comments will be closed until I upgrade to MT 3.x.
What you are not yet?
Give me a break, these days I am lucky to find the time to post.
November 04, 2004
We are having some technical difficulties.
September 08, 2004
I was quite surprised when I logged on to notice that this would be my 1001 st post. Time files when you are having fun.
August 31, 2004
Somebody decided to add another 300 comments to the blog. I have nothing against Cialis but isn't there enough advertizing on the normal channels already.
August 28, 2003
Light Blogging Alert
I will be gone most of the day so don't expect to see anything here until 10pm cdt or there abouts.
August 12, 2003
What I do Well - redux
As I related in the previous post where I broke Zempt I have a talent for messing up software and hardware.
August 10, 2003
Moving Right along
I got the comments line set up the way I want it and the Category Label but MT does not seem to be generating the category files yet.
Listening to: Born To Be Wild (Live) - U2
August 09, 2003
Well It didn't break but it didn't insert the song playing either but that could have been my fault.
[Listening to: People's Parties - Joni Mitchell ]
At the insistance of the author I am trying to break this again.
Another Issue resolved
A couple of emails from Wind Rider and an hour of squinting at templates and I finally got the sidebar working right.Continue reading "Another Issue resolved"
True to form, I fixed the templates so that comments can be displayed inline however you can no longer post comments.
What I do well
After all these years I can still do one things real well.
I want to thank Dean who did the work of setting this blog up on MT. He has done this for many other people and I am sure they like me are all grateful to him.
Bridge too Far
Having now gotten a working MT blog and all my links I am going a step further and trying to get a tool named Zempt to work. Zempt was suggested by Joni who is having connectivity problems this weekend. So far the only problem seems to be that I can't update categories unless I go to MT. If this can be doen from within Zempt, someone please let me know.
There is still a lot of work to do but if anyone wants to go over and bang on the new site at starhawk.net, feel free.
My mother used to always clean up the apartment before the cleaning lady would get there. She said it had to be clean enough to let someone else see. I never understood her when I was a kid but the new web site is about to that point, I hope.
August 05, 2003
My new, still in testing blog has comments in it. I have not installed comments here because I didn't want to deal with it.
Learning Movable Type
Which is what I am doing at the moments I can actually log into it.
This started out well with me forgetting my passwordContinue reading "more testing"
July 13, 2003
Another New Link I have
Another New Link
July 11, 2003
Added to Blogroll
June 24, 2003
More Housekeeping I started playing
June 23, 2003
Housekeeping I have been doing
June 21, 2003