Its one of those days

Its one of those days. I woke up feeling lousy, not looking forward to the stress echocardiogram I have to take this afternoon. The test is to make sure my chest pains are not heart related but rather esophageal issues known I guess as Achalasiaexternal_link. The chest pain has been rather sever the past week or so but the doctor says that if it was heart related, I would probably be dead by now. And so, feeling lousy I pull a fast one on myself and decide to do something constructive instead of sulking.

I want to get my mail server working properly for SASL authentication and get a web mail client working with it as well. I pulled out OmniFocusexternal_link to get my thoughts organized which is a good thing, started putting things down and realized, there are a lot of things I would like to do. Not only do I want to get the mail server up to snuff but I really want to get my web sites going again. Which of course gets me sidetracked into writing this post.

I really want to get good at Drupalexternal_link. I believe of the CMS’s I have used, it is the best fit for the way I work and think. Oh, I really like WordPressexternal_link for blogging and it works well as an easy web site building tool. But for heavy duty web site building, Drupal is a good framework to hang stuff off… not that it is easy to work with as a web site developer per se, but for the way I think, it works well. I have as a goal to build a Drupal 7 web site now including at  least one custom module and custom theme. Drupal 7 is still in development but I want to be able to implement a live site with it once it is stable and secure. So, I need to get real good at Drupal 7 now.

I believe I will stick with WordPress for this blog and so want to also develop a whole new theme, one that is more compatible with WordPress 2.9.x. I may make the move to the current fad of a clean, lean look although I am not always sure I really want to.  I will have to play around and see what I really like.

But I guess my number one goal for the next few months is to get healthy. I need to loose about 4o pounds, reducing the amount of pop/soda/cola/carbonated beverages that I drink, eat sensibly, and exercise more regularly. Now, 40 pounds will be a long term goal, can’t go loosing it too fast by doing stupid things and really make myself sick. I have an iPhone app that will help me keep track of my progress. I have used it over the past few months but not regularly. It has me loosing 2 lbs a week. I have also downloaded a WeightWatchers iPhone app but not sure how good it will be, there are some real bad reviews regarding it.

I did well when Joy was on Weight Watchers and I like the concept of counting points instead of calories for some reason, it seems more sensible. Counting calories, well, I could drink like 10 Cokes a day and be well under my calorie count but it wouldn’t be healthy. It is healthy eating that is important.

Anyway, its one of those days. I actually am ambitious and not sure why. But if I can maintain even a bit of that ambition, I will be happy.

[Update] I did get SASL authentication working, excellent.

[Update 2] Got a web mail to work too

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