Stuff I Need

  1. One Bridgestone Blizzak Revo 1 tire in size 185/65 R15. Just one, in good shape, to replace my lamented one.
  2. A current email address for Phelps Allis, a good friend from very long ago (married Sara Wolf, apparently).
  3. Salt & pepper packets, or mini shakers for my office. I need them about 5 times a year, but when I do, it’s really annoying to not have any.
  4. A fix for the WordPress 2.6.x plugin error Fatal error: amzlookup() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘AmazonShowcase_Assets/IsterXmlSimpleXMLImpl.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php’) in ~/blah/blog/wp-content/plugins/amazon-showcase-wordpress-widget/amazonshowcase.php on line 314 which affects another plugin (I suspect a 2.6.x issue with older plugins)
  5. Better time management skills, so I’m efficient at carving out chunks of time to get serious coding/writing tasks done, instead of fire fighting.
  6. Graphics-fu, to improve my ASF Swag tshirt shop.
  7. That magical Windows-based twitter/WordPress/blog/presence awareness/IM client that ties it all together. Twhirl is pretty and Trillan is useful, but…
  8. A serious yet compact espresso machine that actually fits under our counters.
  9. A way in Lotus Domino to display views with response hierarchies, but with only response and response to response documents: here, I need a categorized column that shows mid-level responses, and then a hierarchy of response-to-responses.
  10. A spare power plug (just the 3 wire cord from the wall to the power adapter) for a MacBook Pro.
  11. Maps, maps, maps. Preferably historical Boston. I already have Mapping Boston.
  12. A new roof. Sigh. Trying out 2Hat Design Build now.
  13. ApacheCon US 2008 attendees to fill out the survey I sent with thoughtful data, so we can better plan future conferences.
  14. A magic password manager that I trust has serious encryption, and is easy and flexible to use.
  15. Better and easier IMAP mail hosting. I’m not sure I want to go all GMail, but I’m sure getting sick of 1and1′s 20K message limit.
  16. A good pool in/near Arlington I can join. Special bonus points for salt water (instead of chlorine treated). My current exercise is too far away.
  17. To blog more. And another Vesper. Damn, they’re good. Please note, I’ve always loved gin.

In no particular order.