Upgrading to MT5

I’ve been contemplating jumping ship to WordPress for quite a while now, but I just haven’t had the time or motivation. So what I’ve decided to do is spend a day upgrading to Movable Type 5 instead… If MT5 gives me too much grief, I’ll just switch to WP. And if it works out well, I’ll have a chance to get used to the WordPress interface.

Dharma of the Day 6/29/1010


“If you have an afro and I have an afro, it’s perhaps reasonable to expect me to help you out of hairdo camaraderie, but it’s unreasonable to expect the same just because we both have short hair.”

Max and Uncle Adam

They bear a striking resemblance to each other. And that’s cousin Ty doing the Sweeping Crane staff technique in the background.

headlights go by

Mina and I are sitting in our house with all the lights off, watching headlights go by. It’s funny how in your own house, darkness and shadows can be so wonderful.

Oral candidiasis (oral thrush)

Mina’s got it, but we caught it early. The new nanny had seen it before and told us to get it checked out- yay for us finding an experienced nanny. The pediatrician started Mina on an oral course of nystatin; hopefully her whole mouth won’t turn to cottage cheese.
On a related note, Max’s cough is almost gone, which is a big relief. It took way too long for it to get better, and he’s been out of school for eight days now (this week the teachers were gone from Monday to Wed. to Udon Thani for a conference or something). Nam and I have been taking turns watching him and it’s a relief that he can go to school tomorrow so we can FINALLY GET STUFF DONE.

In class just now…

…a student just told me I forgot to set my Gmail Talk status to “teaching.”
Thanks for that.
FYI, I hardly ever turn on Skype anymore and gave up using all other forms of chat. Google wins.

Coupla quick links 6/19/10

Anthony Bourdain: My war on fast food
An edited extract from his new book; the gist is that he hates fast food almost as much as he once loved cocaine, but his writing is entertaining as always.
You can probably guess in which country the shortest guardrail in the world is located.
Sadkeanu.com was served a DMCA cease and desist order and doesn’t have the resources to fight back against a heavy-handed government or wanker Hollywood stars who can’t comprehend fair use.
The Olympic Ruins of Modern Greece
There is a simple solution to this problem: Create a mobile Olympic venue and move it around to each city via zeppelin every four years.