Well, things are going reasonably well of late. I’ve been trying to get a lot of things out of the way that I’ve been meaning to do for a while.

First, I finally did some surgery on my old iBook which had an apparent hard drive failure just after I gave it to Wes. I got a good deal on a 40gb notebook drive and worked up the courage to go through the 17 pages of directions to remove and replace an iBook drive. After spending most of last Saturday afternoon on it, I can safely say that the iBook had more serious problems—I declared it permanently dead, gutted the useful parts, and returned the new drive.

I also wrote a letter (sent & posted earlier today) I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. I think it speaks for itself. I have another one in the works too for Mel Riddile, but I’m not sure when I’ll finish it up ;-).

In other news, Plexus is working on getting me an Applied Management professional certification from Learning Tree Management Institute. I took the first class a couple weeks ago and got a 95 percent on the exam, which I’m quite happy with. Also, the coursework for the certificate could possibly count toward an MBA or MPA degree if I choose to seek one later (depending on the school).

Also, amazingly, our first anniversary is coming up in just over a week. Can you believe it? We’re still figuring out exactly what we’re going to do, but we know one thing: we’ll be at the Rob Thomas concert on June 6.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.