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a Welcome to PJ's Pad, my own personal wiki.

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Steaming up Colvos Passage on a sunny August morning with my favorite little swabby, Betty.

Nov 19 2007 2007 Christmas Wish List
Jan 6 2007

Getting pretty dusty here. Time to remove the cobwebs and provide some fresh content. I visited Aunty Mary Pat James today and she gave me some family photos and a document describing the family tree of the James family, going back from Bill and Margie. I plan to scan them all and put them up here for family members to enjoy, and to add more information to them such as dates, places, and names of unknown people in some of the pictures. Here are a few initial photo scans:

Please click through to the James Archive page to see the work in progress (including larger versions of the above photos)

October 31, 2006 Christmas Wish List
Dec 29, 2005

Been doing some boat research lately and keeping my notes on the Snowball page.
Aug 9, 2005

Although I know one of the prime poker etiquette rules is that nobody wants to hear your bad beat stories, I had such a spectacular flameout at the Peppermill last night that I simply must relate it.
5/3/05 I switched hosting companies to . Mesopia, my former hosting company, was starting to have some noticeable unplanned downtime. I didn't mind it with the web sites, but having email not available kind of sucks, especially when people send you email and it bounces as undeliverable. I couldn't get my old wiki to work so decided to switch wiki software. I am now using Open Wiki which is all developed in ASP. A bit more MS-friendly than Usemod which was all in Perl.

One downside of Open Wiki is that it doesn't have the access controls that Usemod does, so I can't easily keep the spam-bots from overwriting my content with their filth. I plan to hack the code and add some authentication, probably using captcha if I can get it down before the bots discover this site. At least the revision history is kept in a proper relational database so recovery should be simple.
4/22/05 Al sent me this file with pictures and specs on Paul Allen's mega-yacht Octopus. Warning: 3.4 MB file
3/5/05 Lots of news.

1/15/05 Taste Of India sucks
1/10/05 Some thoughts on Mozilla Software (Firefox, Thunderbird) after using them a few weeks
5/5/04: I've got a page for managing the crew list for Diva's Wednesday night races. I'm calling it the Diva Race Crew page
2/21/04: I finished my bookshelf! About one year later, but it is done. Check it out on the Woodworking page
Here's stuff I found on the internet that I think are really funny. Check them out, maybe you will think they are funny too.
12/20/03: Picked up a bag of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean to put in Elizabeth's stocking for Christmas. Intrigued to see how she likes the beans with earwax, vomit, booger, or sardine flavor (yes they are in there!)
12/17/03: went to see The Return Of The King today with the buddies

Here's some of the old garbage from my previous home page:

Photo of the tres amigos at the now famous 20 beer day at Las Animas

Looking for an XBox Numbers here are some phone numbers

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