Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mancave 2.0

My home office has evolved over the years. I’ve gone between Mac and PC, back and forth a few times. I’ve finally landed on a gaming PC and a mac work laptop; this works best for everything I do (mobile/iOS development = Apple laptop)

I’m a neat freak, so you can obviously see that here.

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posted by Dustin Vannatter at 3:19 pm  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mancave Updates

In the process of updating my man cave to include a new PC; this will be my primary gaming / streaming machine and I’m thinking will replace my current setup.

Including these for posterity, as things evolve/improve.

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posted by Dustin Vannatter at 4:39 pm  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ticketmaster Frustrations

So, what’s up with Ticketmaster recently?

My oldest daughter loves the band, One Direction. They’re coming to Detroit so my wife was going to get 4 tickets to take her up to see them.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 7:18 pm  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Parsing the Armory

So in my free time, what little there is, I’ve spent reworking armorylite to use the new Blizzard API.

I’ve decided to take the time to port the site over from top-down PHP to using a framework (my choice is always CakePHP).


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 1:43 pm  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Welcome, Kelsie

We brought our fifth and final child home this past week, Kelsie Jane.

Total count is four girls, one boy; that’s all on me but I’m fine with it – Kaden is all the boy I think I could handle anyway.

Welcome, Kelsie – you’re in for a wild ride in this family.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 2:27 pm  

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quick Tip: Flushing DNS on Mac

Being a “switcher” (for the second time) meant I had to find a new version of the “ipconfig /flushdns” command that worked on my PC.

I was happy to find it’s just as easy on my Mac to flush DNS (if not a bit hidden).


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 4:36 pm  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Adrie, two

Adriana, you are finally two years old.

Hard to imagine it’s been two years already and at the same time, it has felt like you’ve been one (and tiny) for years and years.

Blow out your candles, little firecracker!

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 9:24 pm  

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another one.

I can’t believe it, but we’re going to have another kid.

This one was a complete surprise – I’m not even sure when or how it happened (Sena assures me it is mine though so that’s mildly comforting).

When we were expecting Alise over 11 years ago, it was all a blur – that feeling hasn’t changed.

This will be our last, as I think we both will get snipped, twisted, tied and soldered after this one.

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 12:59 am  

Friday, February 18, 2011

Oh, Hello (Again)

So, a pet project of mine this winter has been restoring the old Oh, Hello projects – Swanky, Scribble, and – from a series of backup CDs I found.

So far, I’ve been able to extract out all of the backend scripts (yikes – how coding standards, two PHP versions and 10 years programming experience change things) and I’m working on rebuilding the MySQL data now.

The problem has been that:

a) These CDs are 10 years old.
b) There are 20 of these CDs
c) The backup tools I used were proprietary and the company is now out of business
d) The backup tools only work from DOS

So, I’m reaching out to some companies who do this sort of thing as a business. Hopefully they’ll be able to restore these CDs to a usable format that I can restore the data from.

Fingers crossed, I need to be able to make fun of the shit my wife used to post on her Scribble (and im sure the 100k+ users would also love to see their teen and tween ramblings ten years later).

Oh, early Internet, you were so sassy.

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 12:48 pm  

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer bummer

Well, we lost a member of our family this summer, our family dog, Tyler Too. Always a goofy, loving little beagle, you were such a comical character to all the kids.

Kaden helped me dig your grave beneath the tree in our backyard, it took hours to cut through that rocky, dry earth.

All the kids threw a handful of dirt on your grave and said something they remembered about your life.

You lived a long, healthy life and you will be extremely missed.

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 9:54 pm  
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