Making Things Work

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

I setup the easy URLs for stories. Story URLs look like this: Coincidentally, that’s the only story so far. :-) And now, if you enter a URL in the right format but with a story name that doesn’t exist, instead of an empty shell of a web page you get actual content. Same with entries. And, we pass the savings on to you… :-)

Angela & I have a new project: hacking a grill. :-) We went out last night looking for an outdoor grill. Our house has a place for a built-in, natural gas grill, but the ones we had looked at were prohibitively expensive. So we decided to get a propane grill, and look into converting it later. We had about decided on one from Wal-Mart, but wanted to see what Lowe’s had first. What we found was a grill that, at first glance, appeared to be the same one Wal-Mart had, at the same price. Upon closer inspection, however, it turned out to be a natural gas grill. So, we took some measurements, went home, took more measurements, scratched our heads, measured some more, talked it over, and finally decided that, yes, we could make it work.

So now we have a pile of grill parts in our sun room and a vague idea of how to squeeze them all into the bricked-in area next to our pool. I’ll post pictures later on, so I don’t want to give away the plan right now. I will say that it involves cutting metal and buying cookies…

Believe it or not, I am qualified to own a house… :-)