I'm running out of things to say. Not sure, but I may take the blog down soon. Maybe I'll have a revelation and start talking, but probably not.
"Imagine if you will, being in the presence of a movie star that you have admired for years upon years, do you have that thought in your head now? Okay, times that by like a billion and THAT is what it is like being in the same room as Ryan Gwillim."-Tamara Leeper
This is a pic of when Tam tried to kill me one night!
I don't know what it is about me, I'm like a walking pheromone!
My true heart's desire is to one day work full-time in an orphanage. I've worked with many children ministries in my life and every one of them has impacted me the same way. Just seeing these babies open their little arms in abandonment to be picked up...Physically...Spiritually...Emotionally. It just inspires me to do more.
What can I say I am called to love God's children.One of my co-workers and I visited the El Pozo Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.What is amazing about this orphanage is that they are located in the middle of the downtown district. Many of the children are from prostitutes and drug-addicts. This is Connie Youngkins the co-director of the orphanage. Next to her is Brianna. She and her family came to El Pozo to spend their summer vacation there. Plus, it was all her idea!
I travel to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico at least once a month to meet with the pastors representing Amor Ministries there. They are a great bunch of men and one woman that serve at their churches plus continually work with the families we build for. In May of this year we had an outreach in a community near one of the pastor's church. Pastor Felipe gave a strong message of love and acceptance. We even had some "clowning" around. The kids were all decked out in their best clothes too cute for words. Enjoy the pictures!
August 17, 2006 Amor Ministries and a wonderful group from San Clemente , CA. hosted a community outreach in the community of Altiplano/Valle Imperial.
There was so many people. To me it felt like 300 kids and adults came to hear about the Love of God and enjoy each others company.
The follwing pictures are just a few snapshots of the days events. What I am grateful for that we were able to touch the hearts of many families with God's goodness.
I have seen thousands of photoblogs, and probably hundreds of thousands of photos over the last couple years and I can confidently say that the photography of Tristan Campbell is on a completely different tier than just about anything I have seen. Please go take a look at it, it's well worth a few minutes (hours) if you enjoy novel photography.
I probably waited too long, but today I upgraded both CherryPy (3.0alpha/trunk) and Dejavu (1.5alpha/trunk) to Python 2.5. The moves were surprisingly easy:
There were three changes in all:
- When the WSGI server socket is closed, socket.accept now fails with a socket.error "Socket operation on non-socket". I "fixed" this by just ignoring the error.
- The output of Response.SimpleCookie now has no trailing semicolon as it did in Python 2.4. Just had to fix the test suite to be aware of that.
- Some attributes of unittest.TestCase moved from double-underscore names to single; webtest had a custom subclass of it. This was easy enough to fix: define a different method for 2.5 than 2.4 or less.
[P.S. I've noticed CP 3 is about 3% slower in 2.5 than 2.4, even with the zombie frames and other optimizations. Hmmm.]
Amazingly, even though Dejavu makes extensive use of bytecode hacks, there was only one real change! The "logic" module needed an upgrade to the "comparison" function, which produces an Expression via the
types.CodeType() constructor. Apparently, function args are no longer included in
co_consts no longer includes a leading 'None' value (except when there are cell references?). Finally,
co_flags for "normal" functions now includes
CO_NESTED by default. These changes also forced some parallel upgrades to the test suite.
While fixing the above, however, I noticed a long-standing bug in Dejavu's LambdaDecompiler. Python 2.4 used
ROT_THREE before a
STORE_SUBSCR, and this worked in Dejavu; but Python 2.5 uses
STORE_SUBSCR, which showed me I had the stack-popping backwards in both functions. Bah. Fixed now.
Both packages needed a good bit of work changing some relative import statements into absolute ones. Not really hard, just boring.
Thanks to the Python core devs for a very smooth transition!
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I am sitting in my room. About a foot next to my head is the in-wall heater. Evidently, all the apartments in my complex have heaters in each room. Makes me wonder what they were thinking when they built this place. San Diego rarely ever drops below 70 degrees, but it is often above 80 degrees. I would much prefer to have an AC unit in my room. For now the ceiling fan will have to do, but I doubt my heater will ever get too much use, in fact I don't know if it even works as I have never tried to turn it on.
A heater in San Diego, stupid idea. I'm thinking that the construction project manager had a friend who ran a heater installer company (which I'm sure was a struggling business here) and he was just doing him a favor or something by adding him to the bid.
I just went to the kitchen area at work to get some of the ice cream that I purchased yesterday morning. It's gone, someone ate all of it except maybe two spoonfuls left to spite me. The ice cream was still sealed and wrapped in a plastic bag and put in the back of the freezer, and now it's gone. I'm kinda pissed.
I did, however, forget to write my name on it, so I guess it's partially my fault, but I don't care right now, I'm just angry that I don't get to enjoy any of the ice cream that I bought.