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Monday - January 28, 2008

New photo album

I'm in the process of transitioning my photo album over to Flickr. You can view the main directory here (or by clicking on the link at the top of my home page).

All of the kitty pictures, old and new, can be found here.

Reasons I'm switching:
- Unlimited storage
- Ability to have multiple resolutions available, including the original size (as long as it's less than 10MB)
- Reliable off-site backup for the pictures

Posted by jcraven at 10:25 AM | Misc

Saturday - January 26, 2008

Sad Day

Today, we said goodbye to Maggie. It's a sad day for us, and we thank everyone for their support and sympathy. We will miss our sweet kitty very much.


Posted by jcraven at 3:28 PM | Misc

Tuesday - January 8, 2008

Death of HD-DVD

Last week, Warner Brothers announced they're moving exclusively to Blu-Ray. Today, it looks like Paramount may be following suit according to the Financial Times. If that happens, Universal will be the sole major studio cranking out HD-DVD movies. Unfortunately, it sounds like it's only a matter of time......

Now, will Microsoft suck it up and make an external Blu-Ray drive for the 360? Time will tell......

UPDATE: Paramount says they're sticking with HD-DVD for the time being.

Posted by jcraven at 10:44 AM | Comments (1) | Television

Friday - January 4, 2008

Maggie is back home

Maggie is back at home, and doing well. She ate a ton last night, and seems to be pretty content. We brought her bed downstairs and it's her new favorite spot. Recent pictures here.

Posted by jcraven at 9:29 AM | Misc

Thursday - January 3, 2008

Maggie update

Previously, I mentioned that Maggie was having some gastrointestinal issues. Over the past month or so, the symptoms have increased, along with a significant weight loss. We took her for a second opinion at Morrisville Cat Hospital. Dr. Morris found several problems in Maggie's bloodwork, and also a mass in her stomach via an X-ray.

Dr. Morris was very concerned and referred her to the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine for an ultrasound. The test showed the same mass as the X-rays. To get a clear diagnosis of the growth, they required an esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Unfortunately due to the holidays, they couldn't do all the tests immediately, but they did give her a blood transfusion and sent her home with several meds so we could care for her over Christmas/New Years. Yesterday she went back in for the scope procedure, and the findings are not good. She has multiple cancerous growths inside the stomach wall, and the only full treatment is a very invasive surgery that has a high risk of complications and low chance of full recovery.

Since she is still eating and has good energy, we will bring her back home today. At this point, all we can do is give her medicines that help relieve her symptoms and any potential pain. The doctors don't know how long she has, but we will cherish every minute.

Posted by jcraven at 2:16 PM | Misc

See ya Cam and Dom

Don't let the door hit ya' on the way out......

Posted by jcraven at 12:14 PM | Misc

Wednesday - January 2, 2008

Let it snow

Yep, it's actually snowing a little at work...... Nothing to get too excited about......

UPDATE: WRAL has the story with pics

Posted by jcraven at 12:33 PM | Misc