Archive for November, 2002

New Server

Monday, November 4th, 2002

I’m in the process of transferring,, and maybe others from their current hosting service to a Performa 6400 sitting in our basement. The server is pretty much setup and most content transferred but I don’t yet have a pop3/imap system in place. Heatherandjason is running off the new server (not much there yet though).

Check out the photo gallery we’re putting online. Lots of work to do, but I think it’ll turn out to be pretty cool:

Trip to Philly

Monday, November 4th, 2002

As a followup to our trip to Baltimore a couple months ago, Tim, Christine, Ryan, Jenn, Heather and I planned a trip up to Philly for drinking, carousing, cheesesteaks and general merriment last weekend. At the last minute Heather bailed out to go act in a movie being shot in Richmond, but that’s a whole other story :-)

So the five of us met up there Saturday afternoon. I was up there first and killed some time at The Irish Pub on Walnut St. (Chestnut?) We all had rooms at the Rittenhouse Square Sheraton which was a pretty nice place in a good location. After meeting up with Tim and Christine at the hotel we went back to The Irish Pub for beer/food and to watch some of the Penn State and Ohio State football games while waiting for the Wageners to arrive.

Once the Wageners got into town we tried to go to this Belgian place right underneath where Christine used to live, but the place was too crowded. Instead we cabbed down to South St. and spent some quality time at The Artful Dodger and the old Dickens Inn (I forget it’s new name…. something Stallion or other.) After some excellent cheesesteakes at Jim’s we went to this strange/interesting place right where South St. meets the Market square area, around 3rd street or so. South side of the street with a lot of windows out onto South Street. Neat location, comfy atmosphere, good drink selection, really strange crowd. Lots of people wearing lots of black. Lots of people with gender issues. Couldn’t quite figure it out. Had some Punkin Ale from Dogfish head which was really interesting but almost undrinkable. Very, very cinnamon. Would have been great with a slice of apple pie. Tim nailed it on the head when he said it would be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it.

From there we cabbed back up to the Belgian place again but it was still packed. So we walked around the corner to the Nodding Head Brewpub (site of the former Sam Adams brewpub.) Lucked out and got a comfy couch seat with a little table. Their porter was really good and we all had excellent desserts too. Great ending to a fun evening out.

Brunch Sunday was at the hotel. Pretty pricey but good food. The omlette/waffle guy was a little saucy, but no complaints about the end results.

Back in the Groove

Monday, November 4th, 2002

Time for us to get back in the groove of daily postings. Stay tuned.