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So tired.

One thing is clear — the website is not user-friendly enough. I spent most of last week working on making the nodes for story and image display better. Bunged out a thing for object lessons, too. Based on the incredibly poor user response to the site in terms of posting activity, it’s clear that I’ve got lots more to do. 4,000 users a day, and only 1-2 posts a week. I’m obviously doing _something_ wrong. School was closed today for snow. I am so glad that we got some snow finally. I haven’t gotten to play outside in it tho. Darn website. I was embarrassed when my counselor discovered my website yesterday while I was on the phone with her.…

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The kids make me laugh

Conversation about why DD was hot during her bout of stomach flu: Mommy: What do you think causes a fever? DS: Maybe it’s because all her cells are moving around fast and causing friction. Or maybe her nerves are getting hot like a wire that gets hot when too much electricity goes through it. DD describes bead necklace she made for mommy: DD: Everyone will ask you where you bought that necklace because they’ll want one, too. I’m calling the necklace my Love Token. Not only did DD love me enough to make it for me, but I love her enough to wear it! I feel like I’m back in Utah. It’s so dry in the house from the heaters…

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Strongbad

A couple of years back I was introduced to StrongBad by a Homestar Runner fan on our family website. Back when Mormon Share started going up and down, I started a list of StrongBads that were my favorite. Here’s the partially complete list. This list is in reverse chronological order, so you should start at the bottom if you’re not familiar with StrongBad. Jenny’s Favorite StrongBad emails: Lappy http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail199.html – being mean is the best choice, Nice Dadhttp://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail122.html – Dreammail Boring by the end, but the talking laptop is awesome.http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail120.html – kinds of radiohttp://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail119.html – from the right side of the screen comes a man with a plastic rectangle; classy start up sound 386 http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail118.html – 386 gets a virushttp://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail117.html…

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10,000 visitors?

AWStats says Mormon Share had over 10,000 visitors on Saturday, and nearly 8,000 on Sunday. I’m a little suspicious of those results. Heretofore, 7,000 has been the most I’ve had in one day. I don’t really have a good way to gauge it myself, because I got sick with the stomach flu on Saturday. I was totally bummed because I had to pass off the lesson (that I’ve been planning for _months_), on to our Elder’s Quorum president to handle alone. I’m still feeling crummy today, and hungry, too, but I’m scared to eat. I have to do the Bishop’s storehouse orders tho. Guess it’ll be by phone. :( I’m tired. Going to make these last calls and go to…

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It’s alive……

It’s impossible to believe, but the website was up overnight under heavy load. Nearly 5,000 visitors yesterday and over 3,000 so far today — yay! Jared has been working very hard to fix all the problems we’ve been riddled with over the past few weeks. He’s also moving us to a faster server, but it’s beginning to seem now like it isn’t really necessary. But of course, I’m expecting to experience higher loads with the new site…. it’s probably best to be prepared. For the first time in several months I began adding new clipart from my inbox. I’ve got around 200 to add, I guess. Probably 50 hours of work. I also have to write the custom pages for…

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