News and Updates
yours truly
ALL THE LATEST AND GREATEST SITE/LIFE NEWS

(January 23, 2012)

It's a new year and I'm finally updating my home page. My SF Tennis Freak blog has taken over the vast majority of my non-work web time, and I guess I kinda forget about updating this site. My bad. But to my credit I think I've written some pretty great stuff over there. So I hope you get a chance to check it out!

Also check out the Geek blog. After my adventures last year in rooting my G Tablet, I finally bit the bullet and rooted my Samsung Vibrant. With no pending TMo or manufacturer (Samsung) updates, I figured "bloatware be gone"! Check out my rooting adventures here.

City Racquet Shop
Finally, I'm giving a continual shout-out to my gal pals Marla and Sheila at City Racquet Shop. I like to support local businesses. And more than that I like to support my friends' business ventures. It's a great feeling to know that I can trust all of my tennis needs to someone who is so well-respected and knows their shit! ;-) Their store is on San Jose Ave in the outer mission. Check it out, and tell them "Kevin sent me". It won't get you free schwag, but I'll get a big hug the next time I go in for a stringing.

Read mrore City Racquet Shop in this Yahoo! article: Tennis and Community: City Racquet Shop Opens in San Francisco.

(August 11, 2011)

I know I go way-y-y-y too long between updates, but there isn't a lot of time for extra web work with my new tennis blog. I'm having a great time with it, even publishing some of the content on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Recently I was able to cover the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament at Stanford. I basked in the awesome-ness for an entire exhausting week, writing my little fingers off. It was great.
Click here to check out my Bank of the West-related postings.

I haven't forgotten about my tech blog either... so stay tuned for a few updates coming up on that one. Recently I realized that my "rooted" G Tablet is operating an unsupported ROM (CyanogenMod 7). It's a good one, but kinda buggy too... and in ways that matter. So I will probably end up loading another ROM on that one and maybe even getting another tablet that genuinely runs Honeycomb. We'll see. That's all for now. Later.

(August 11, 2011)

I know I go way-y-y-y too long between updates, but there isn't a lot of time for extra web work with my new tennis blog. I'm having a great time with it, even publishing some of the content on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Recently I was able to cover the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament at Stanford. I basked in the awesome-ness for an entire exhausting week, writing my little fingers off. It was great.
Click here to check out my Bank of the West-related postings.

I haven't forgotten about my tech blog either... so stay tuned for a few updates coming up on that one. Recently I realized that my "rooted" G Tablet is operating an unsupported ROM (CyanogenMod 7). It's a good one, but kinda buggy too... and in ways that matter. So I will probably end up loading another ROM on that one and maybe even getting another tablet that genuinely runs Honeycomb. We'll see. That's all for now. Later.

(May 30, 2011)

Announcing one of the biggest site updates I have done in a long time: An SF Tennis Freak. It's my new tennis discussion blog. For years I have read any and all news related to professional tennis and the ATP/WTA seasons. I also just plain ole' love the game... playing it, talking about it, watching it. So this seems like the natural progression.

Check it out, read it, comment it, and enjoy.
Visit "An SF Tennis Freak" at www.kevware.com/tennis or use the "Tennis Blog" menu link at the top of the site.

(August 17, 2010)

My how time flies AGAIN...
Back in April when I made my last update I also made some structural changes to the home page to make news updates easier. I had every intention of getting back into regular update mode. I got sidetracked, however, and never even posted the page code changes. I just happened to discover them while looking at page files on my server. Big DUH!!! But all is forgiven and the changes are posted.
A quick recap on the past several months: travel, travel, and more travel. To Miami, Hawaii, Vegas, and more recently Spain and Portugal. It's all been to warm weather climates. And if you lived in SF you would understand why! ;-) Pictures of all the travels to come... but for now I will post some panorama pictures that I recently took with my Samsung Vibrant (very cool phone).

Picture 1: Civic Center at night (my first one)


Picture 2: Platja de la Ribera in Sitges


Picture 3: Castelo de São Jorge in Lisbon


Picture 4: Barcelona Gothic Quarter, 1st view


Picture 5: Barcelona Gothic Quarter, 2nd view


Picture 6: View from Palau Nacional in Barcelona

(April 27, 2010)

Time for another site redo...in a way. Trying to keep things as simple as possible, I want to have access to quickly updating site/life news from only one file (yes, the web geek is talking here). So the construction of the home page had to be altered a bit. Unfortunately I lost one update I posted in January regarding my busy life and reflections from the death of my friend Henry. It wasn't earth-shattering but I never like losing content. Okay, geekiness done. I've done some restructuring and am now a bit happier. Though I need to update more. ;-) Promise to do a Ramble by day's end.

(April 13, 2010)

My how time flies...
So much has happened in the past few months that I haven't had a lot of time for doing any updates to my website or my technical blog. Much of it initially surrounded the need I had to just lay low and reflect on the death of my friend, Henry. I think at any time when you experience something so profound as an intimate experience of a friend/loved one's death, it necessitates reflection...then action. I took a few weeks time to reflect (still ongoing actually) and then began to take some actions. All good, and all ones that help me to remember that I live a good life. Tennis, love, good food and friends, it all adds into the mix. And I've got a pretty good mix going on. ;-) I promise I will update a bit more frequently in the future. Until then, here are some pictures from the past couple of months.

(November 19, 2009)

It's been way too long since my last update, I know. Work has been busy...and that's a good thing. It means I'm employed! I've also been playing lots of tennis as I get back into the swing of things. The knee is good, I just need to ice it all the time to keep down inflammation. And if that's as bad as it gets I'm OK with that! Two new things: I uploaded two streaming versions of my solo I performed a few weeks back. Click here for the options page. Also, I have decided to start a new joke Facebook group called Just Say NO to Flaky Gay Men (logo is to the right). If you are an FB member and are so inclined, feel free to join. ;-)

(October 6, 2009)

This has been a really interesting period that has been unexpectedly fraught with mondo body challenges: knee injury, knee surgery, knee rehab, tooth extraction, dry socket, early flu bug with fever AND missed work days! Obviously I did something to piss off the gods but I'm not sure what... Or maybe you could just take your pick from stunts I pulled in my younger days that are now coming back to bite me in the ass!!! Either way, it's been a little rough. But the end is in sight and some good things are right around the corner. So hopefully I'll have some cool stuff to write about in the upcoming days...like my return to the performing stage to do a solo at a friend's memorial. More to come...

(September 5, 2009)

Trying to make up for my lack of updates for months with some continual updates this week. Actually have been up to lots with the site. Have reconfigured the master pages for a better performing code layout. Also re-coded the nav to make it more easily expandable. Why expandable? So I could add another section to my site called Musings. Think of it as a manual tweet. Even better, check it out. I'll try to add stuff everyday or so.

Sitting at home watching some US Open tennis on a foggy Saturday evening in SF. Their streaming video of the live matches is INCREDIBLE!!! You should definitely check it out at http://www.usopen.org. They are the premier site of all the grand slams now. That's my recommendation for the day...

(September 3, 2009)

It's been way too long since my last update. No excuses... just a very full life that included LOTS of stuff...mostly good. Started with the end of a long difficult project at work, then on to a much-needed vacation in Miami followed by a breakup.

Then on to a knee injury followed by a trip to London, followed by knee surgery, another trip to London, surgery rehab, sun in San Fran, then tons of new jeans. Once finished it was time to roll up my sleeves and update the site. Got some techy stuff too I'll write about in the blog over the weekend.

Here is a sampling of pics representing the past several months. Click on the thumbnails for a larger version:

(February 9, 2009)

The Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt
LOTS of changes!!! I have spent the better part of the last week making nice with my master pages and reworking their code. The upshot is that they finally work with all the pages on my site, no matter where they are located in the directory structure (yes... geek talk I know). Having done that, I realized that whole sections of my site were totally crappy and needed a redo.

The result is that the site build is much cleaner. And the Designs, Contact, and Media pages are MUCH better... not quite so crappy. LOL. Please take a look and let me know what you think. And the picture is from a website called http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/. It's a The Double Bacon Hamburger Fatty Melt...mmmmmmmmmm. Just kinda struck my fancy. How can you go wrong with bacon and cheese?!?!? ;-)
Later.

(February 1, 2009)

Australian Open 2009 Men's Champion Rafael Nadal
I'm finally back in the land of the living after the end of a rough 3 month project. I survived, others survived, and nobody killed anyone else. THAT is a succesful venture.
Australian Open 2009 Women's Champion Serena Williams
Watching the Superbowl now, and basking in the victory of Nadal over Federer at the Aussie Open. Look for blog updates soon, and my apologies for not being better on updates and answering contact e-mails. And enjoy the pictures of Rafa and Serena.
Later.

(October 31, 2008)

Happy Halloween everyone!
I have save most of my election opinions for my blog. But I will say just one thing emphatically here:
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

Please do not allow our state constitution to be used to deny rights to ANYONE!!!!!

Barack Obama

Barack Obama for president!

Look for blog updates on my DGS search and html emails soon...
Later.

(October 2, 2008)

STILL been very busy at work with lots of projects, but that's no excuse for the lame amount of updates the past month! I had wanted to do a couple of shoutouts in particular of things that I thought were really cool or wanted to acknowledge... Well I guess better late than never. The first shoutout goes to Keri and Joe at Active Care Physical Therapy. It was a year ago on Sept. 7 that I had shoulder surgery to remove some bone spurs. The rehab was tough, but they guided and pushed me through. Now I have as much if not more mobility than before without the pain I had been living with. Thanks guys!
Spring AwakeningThe other shoutout goes to the musical "Spring Awakening". If you have a chance to check it out in your city I would highly recommend it. The music is moving, the story (albeit a little dark for a musical) is powerful. The performances are good too. Check it out.
Look for a blog update (finally) on my DGS search and how to easily get that added to your website.
Later.

(AUGUST 20, 2008)

Been very busy at work with lots of coding projects... which means I'm not so inclined to come home and do more coding. But I have added to my blog "Code Share" posts in my blog. So hopefully that's helping someone else do a lot less Googling. ;-)
BTW, decided to archive my "Latest Site News" postings. After a year or so of postings it's always nice to look back and see my ramblings.
Later.

(AUGUST 6, 2008)

I've decided to go geek with my site and blog. LOL. Check out my "Code Sharing" posts.

(AUGUST 1, 2008)

GOODBYE GODADDY AND HELLO LAUGHING SQUID!

Powered by Laughing SquidMy new webhost company is a local S.F. company with lots of community roots. I yelped them before signing up and got a fair amount of rave review... from people who weren't hosting sites unfortunately. Found some though from users who DID have sites and they seemed to be a good solid company that is kinda small but cares about the user. Sounds good to me!

Check out their blog when you get a chance... pretty interesting.

(JULY 31, 2008)

Godaddy is gonna be GoneDaddy real soon... After two frustrating days of finding out that there are serious limitations in my site hosting (coupled with serious deficiencies in technical support), I decided to move my site again. This time to a local SF company with a good solid reputation and much more personal level of service. I'll explain more about the reasons for leaving GoDaddy in the blog tomorrow.

(JULY 30, 2008)

After much work and some mounting frustration, I'm not sure I will keep my site on the GoDaddy host. I have a site search ready to go (that I have used very successfully on other sites), but can't get it to function on this host. Tried another simpler one and that wouldn't work either. I did some Googling and found out that many people have this kind of issue with Google and some executable php scripts.

I also found out that GoDaddy makes it pretty difficult for Google to index your site. Why is that important? I don't know... maybe since Google is the world's biggest search engine, and if they can't find you then you really don't exist for all practical purposes. Right?

So yeah, not really happy these days. And you know you're in trouble when you call in for support and the best they can do is read you the online help that you realized was useless anyway... so you called support! Oi vey. ;)

Anyway, stay tuned for any impending moves. In the meantime, I at least got one potential RSS feed from my blog to work. Not the way I would like and unfortunately with an ad link. But at least some website progress was made today. Hopefully there will be more when my support ticket is dealt with.
Wish me luck!

(JULY 24, 2008)

Welcome to the site and its' new GoDaddy webhost. I will be refreshing and updating the look and the pages over the next week or so. As well I will be adding a blog to document the page progress and maybe some other technical stuff. It feels good to finally be making many changes to the look and layout of the site (it's been way too long, I know)

Please keep checking back to chart the progress! The "designs@kevware.com" section will be up first probably. A good thing since it is my portfolio site! Galleries will hopefully be up soon after that, as well as content for the media page. Check out the new blog. And as always feel free to send me an email via the Contact page.

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