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5 Reasons I Want a Casio Watch

Folks, after being a watch-guy for most of my life, I’ve been without one these last six years for one reason or another. Meet the Casio F10SW-1A Illuminator:

  1. I owned this watch as a kid. In fact it was my first watch, a birthday gift from my mom and dad.
  2. It’s rugged and utilitarian, with a reputation for being reliable. Water resistant? Check. Backlight? Check. Multifunctional? Check.
  3. It’s kinda dorky and, well, so am I.
  4. Hipsters love it. Okay, that’s sort of a reason not to wear it. But at least I could argue that some subset of the population considers it trendy.
  5. Al Queda loves it. Or at least they supposedly love its close cousin, the F91W. Enough so that the CIA has used possession of a Casio watch as reason to extend the detention of Guantanamo Bay detainees. While I’m certainly no fan of Al Quaeda, I think Guantanamo Bay and extrajudicial detention is an abomination. So wearing a Casio will be my own little fuck you to the CIA/Military Industrial Complex.


Man I should probably incorporate lightbox into my site. It would be good for showing off the samples on my resume.


Yep. This is a no brainer. It seems like everything uses this effect for showing off images, and it’s no wonder why… it looks great and is more user-friendly than having to hit the back button. Looks a lot more professional.

Local Installation of WP

Another hour, another small step forward. Tonight I installed WP locally so I can practice theme development. I installed it to the root folder of my MAMP setup. Then I decided I really wanted it under a subdirectory, in case I wanted to add more installs later. NO DICE! WordPress is made very unhappy if you try to do that. So then I followed the step-by-step on the WP Codex for the proper method of moving to a new directory… and no luck. Tried several times, had to keep manually editing the database to reset it after each failure. So, for now I’m just going to work with it as is, and maybe at some point in the future I’ll figure the rest of it out.



MAMP is my friend :)