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July 31, 2005

Weekend Update

Not a bad weekend all things considered. The weather was cloudy and rainy but it did not keep me from doing what I wanted to do. Saturday I took a ride to Hampton and Ft. Monroe and took some photos. I took about 11 photos and all of them came out well. On Sunday at church they had a string quartet perform. The quartet consisted of 4 teenage girls who played 2 violins, 1 cello, and a viola. They were very entertaining and talented. We also had a former drug addict, ex con who was saved by accepting Jesus Christ as his savior. He gave a talk about how he turned his life around and how he is currently helping homeless and street people make their lives better. He brought along about six of the people he had helped save. It was a very inspirational testimonial.

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July 28, 2005

Another Day

Busy day at work. I attended a 2 hour meeting about the migration of the TRADOC EA SharePoint forest to the new CONUS forest. Sounds like a lot of work but it should be challenging. I am also tasked to put together a presentation comparing the two knowledge centers that TRADOC is using. The first is the TKN (TRADOC Knowledge Network), built using SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and the second is the Army Knowledge Online portal, which was contractor built using numerous technologies. They both have a lot of similarities although the TKN is mostly for internal TRADOC use while the AKO has a worldwide audience. I find both of them to be state of the art and very powerful. The links are: and

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July 26, 2005

This is a photo I took of one of the old houses at
Ft. Monroe where I work.

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July 25, 2005

Good Day

I finally have my DotNetNuke CMS running on my other web site. I think I like it more than my Mambo installation. Of course it cost me some bucks for the SQL database whereas Mambo uses open source MySQL. But as my office is all Microsoft all the time I feel I had better learn all I can about the Microsoft world of software. I also managed to take some pictures of the beautiful old housing on Ft. Monroe today. As soon as I process them in Photoshop I will post one of them.

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July 24, 2005

This is a test of including a photo in my entries.

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Buying a home in Florida

Teresa and I have been talking about buying a home in Florida. Right now we are looking in the Clearwater area. (Near Tampa). I am looking into driving or flying down to Florida for a week in August and look at the area and some houses for sale. Hopefully we can get in some sightseeing too. I am just a little worried about taking leave this early in my new job but with 25 years of service I don't think anyone can complain.

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July 23, 2005

Installing new software

Well, I have Mambo and MovableType both working OK now on my Bluedomino site. I am currently installing DotNetNuke on my Siteground site. I must be crazy to have two ISP's but that is the only way I can run .Net applications and learn

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July 22, 2005

New Software on Site

Well, I just installed a CMS program called Mambo. It is written in PHP and uses MySQL for the backend. Once I learn how to use it I will develop my homepage for the site using it. I will then link all my existing content to it. This site is going to look professional if it is the last thing I do.

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Adding Plug-ins

My next task will be to add a photo plug-in. I want to be able to add photos to my blog entries. I am also learning about Microsoft SharePoint Portal and for my new job with the Army at TRADOC.

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Back to work

I am back to work after attending the AKO workshop in Springfield, Virginia. I learned about the Army Knowledge Online portal which will be my main task as a new employee with the Army TRADOC CIO department. I am really excited about my new job and working on AKO. More to follow.

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July 21, 2005

My World View Entry

I am trying to find a new blog software to replace my old one. I tried WordPress but had technical issues with it and could not get it to work. I then tried BBlog and also had technical issues with it. It seems I am finally able to get a new blog going with MovableType. I am having a few problems (learning curve) but it appears to be working.

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My First MovableTYPE blog Entry


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