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MFLBoard 1.03 Posted

My Sample Site was hacked, so this includes encrypted password support, and next release may include a Captcha (Good grief!  Who wants to hack my simple site, C’mon!)  This also allows TinyMCE integration if you so desire, as not everyone if HTML literate.  A few more things below, have fun!

– Included support for TinyMCE integration, if desired
– Encrypted all passwords
– Fixed email “from domain” and link, with use of a new global variable
– Added index file to the install to prevent directory browsing
– Added Refresh link to the View Message Board

MFLBoard 1.02 Posted

This version enables the user to transform the Members Only message board to a anonymous ShoutBox or Guestbook.

Release Notes:

– Added shoutboard option (i.e. random posts from anonymous posters instead of members-only).  This setting is in the include.php; members_on: This setting changes the posting format from a “members only” (1) to an anonymous shoutboard (0)

MFLBoard 1.01 Posted

Much easier installation than the original, and a new admin form for creation of the Members

Release Notes:

– Handle variable number of teams (Updated postmessage.php to loop through the teams in the member table)
– Auto create database scripts via configure.php
– Create members via Admin Form
– Much easier install!

Fireplace Project

Wow!  Its been a while since I last posted.  Summer will do that.  Been busy with a lot of things, but one project we got done was changing the fireplace area.  We used to have the older dark wood look, that some may say either had an 80’s appeal, or were more suited for a hunting lodge or gentlemans club.  (needless to say, as an 80’s reject and a man, I liked it!!  In any case, instead, I built cabinets into the bookshelves for more storage, we painted them, and updated the fireplace with stone.  We think it came out real nice!  Pics below…

Before————————————————-> After

Before After


After reading through that “Dangerous Book for Boys”, of course I had to build a treehouse for my kids.  The design on 1 tree is pretty good, so I went ahead with it (keep in mind it will cost you a few hundred in materials, and a few weekends)  Below are some of the pics!  Its coming along real well.  Its about 7 feet high on the close side, and about 13 or more on the far side, as the ground slope downward.  It’s already been infested, as you can see from the second picture!


The webRetreat was hacked!

Maybe I am more important than I know!  Somehow, a script got inserted into many of my site pages.  I posted a pic below of what it was, but what it did was popup some strange link to “” on a bunch of my webpages.  What a pain!  Don’t they have something better to do than hack a basic homebrew wordpress blog, of a poor man?

Oh well…how did I get rid of it, you ask?  I had to look at my site via FTP and find all of the files (typically htm and js) that were modified recently, and revert them to backup (or remove the script)

Below is the script that was inserted…

Great Googly Moogly!

Something just reminded me of this phrase today, though I have heard it often on re-runs of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.

I remember it from is the Snickers commercial…which never gets old!  So for all you old timers out there, here it is again! (Sound file only: Googly_Moogly )

Favorite Songs of All Time (so far) v2 – The Top 25

OK, so during some free time last night waiting for my kids, I ranked my top 127 songs (see the v1 post) with a 0-5 star ranking system.  Based on this, using only the 4.5 – 5.0 star song I was able to come up with my Top 25 Favorite Songs of All TIme (so far).  I have not ordered them (i.e. there is no #1), as I am not sure I could, given the fact that “mood” plays an important part of this.  In any case, they are listed below in alphabetical order!  If you have not heard these songs yet, you should!

  • Annie’s Song, John Denver
  • Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen
  • Boxer, Simon & Garfunkel
  • Closer to Fine, Indigo Girls
  • Crazy, Patsy Cline
  • Crazy Love, Van Morrison
  • Crazy on you, Heart
  • El Shaddai, Amy Grant
  • Home Sweet Home, Motley Crue
  • I Got A Name, Jim Croce
  • Jamming, Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • Lean On Me, Kirk Franklin featuring Crystal Lewis
  • Only the Good Die Young, Billy Joel
  • Regulate, Warren G
  • Remember Me, Mark Schultz
  • Shambala, Three Dog Night
  • She’s Always a Woman Billy Joel
  • Stayin’ Alive, The Bee Gees
  • Stuck In The Middle With You, Stealers Wheel
  • Subdivisions, Rush
  • Summer Of ’69, Bryan Adams
  • The Lucky One, Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • The Rose, Bette Midler
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive, Bon Jovi
  • You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon

(sorry Den, no Rolling Stones…)

Favorite Songs of All Time (so far) v1

MediaMonkeyA couple of months ago, my brother had asked me what I thought the top 10 or so songs of all time were.  Being a very subjective question in my opinion, I figured I could answer, but only for “my favorite” songs of all time.  Even then, not something that can be answered quickly IMHO.

Over the years I have cherry-picked and accumulated over 3000 songs on my iPOD (now Zune).  These are all songs that I like, and I have tried to target all of my favorites.  I can’t guarantee I got ’em all, but I must be close!

Using that as a starting base, and the fact that I have every morning and afternoon driving to/from work, I started stepping through the songs 1-by-1, to highlight some of my favorites.  Based on this, I cut the list down to just over 100 songs.

Here are the lists so far.  My goal is to get a top 25.  After that, I think it is really tough to pick and choose, as your mood really plays into this (i.e. am I ready to rock, or mellow, or whatever…)  This does not include Holiday, Kids or Classical.

Complete Song List (including all types):  CLICK HERE

Top 126 (so far): CLICK HERE

Based on the Complete Song List, if you think something that is great is missing, let me know!  I may have missed it, and always like to expand the collection!  Thanks ahead of time!

(Remember, these are MY favorites…some are cheesy!  If you don’t like it, make your own list!) 😉

Daily To-Do

I needed an easy way to make sure I get some things done this year, each day.  (part of my 2009 Soul & Spirit resolution!)  I looked around, and there are some things, but being lazy, they were too much trouble.  Ended up making a simple Excel spreadsheet that I can just double-click in a cell when/if I got it done each day.  It highlights the current day, and on double-click changes the value of the cell from nothing to 1 or back again.

I put a shortcut in the Startup folder on my computer, so I update it each morning.

Feel free to take a look and use it if you like!  It is an Office 2007 macro-enabled workbook for the double-click, so you’ll have to let it run macros.

Here’s a link:  Daily To-Do Excel Spreadsheet