Hello world?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

It has been a very long time since I’ve posted anything on my blog (for too many reasons to count), but one of the biggest reasons for this is that a security hole in my blog software was exploited, and at various points over the past few months, my entire site has been blocked by […]

How to get to the North Pole

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If someone offered you a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? For years I’ve been answering this question, “An icebreaker to the North Pole.”  What an incredible chance to explore more of the Arctic and to reach one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) spots on the world map.  Unfortunately, the trip […]

How Facebook and the iPad Killed My Blog

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

(Okay, maybe not “killed,” but it’s definitely been in a coma for a while!) When I created my personal website over 10 years ago, it was my way of letting my friends and family know what I was up to, no matter how far away I moved. It was easier to publish my latest news […]

Syndication Frustration

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I know that some people find it annoying that subscribing to my RSS feed in Google Reader only shows the summary of new posts, forcing you to click through to the website to read them.  I just want to say that I have been working hard on trying to fix that. I really don’t have […]

A Not-So-New Year’s Resolution

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I’ve decided that I should really try to post more often to my blog this year (inspired partly by Shane).  Once again I find that when we talk to friends/family outside of Norway, there are some things we keep repeating, and I have gotten so out of the blogging habit that it doesn’t even register […]

10 Years of MegDesk

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Despite a horrible case of writer’s block, I feel obligated to post something today.  For months I’ve been trying to decide what I should post today, and as the sun sets (which here in the north means it’s quite late) the answer has yet to come to me. Why the pressure?  Because today is the […]

My Battle Against Spam

Friday, October 12th, 2007

My talented beta tester Redfish has just informed me that my oh-so-wonderful verification gadget on the comment form was keeping her from replying to my oh-so-witty blog posts.  I wondered why I hadn’t been getting any comments lately.  I knew it couldn’t be because my friends and family didn’t find my brilliant posts worth commenting […]

A Challenge!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

After searching Google Images to try to find decent artwork for my last post, I’ve decided to offer the following Challenge and see if anyone can/will help me out! Challenge: Open a Sims game, flood the bathroom, and take a screenshot of someone getting really mad trying to fix it.  Send it to me at webmaster@megdesk.com Reward: 1. […]

Technical Difficulties – National Internet Outage

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

I apologize in advance, but I will be able to make very few updates to my site in the near future.  I’m still in the middle of uploading photos from our cruise, but rumor has it that the recent earthquake off of Taiwan damaged some of the trans-oceanic cables across the Pacific.  Ever since, internet […]

A Quick Apology

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

I want to write a quick note to apologize for the lack of recent posts.  Since we got back from India last month, we’ve been incredibly busy.  Samantha and Rick were here for three weeks, and after a week of recuperation, the World Cup started!  And unfortunately, due to the time difference, the games air […]