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I just wanted to let everyone know that my next goal is to make some pictures or information about my dog the top link on Google when you search for "Shiner Lyon".  Laura seemed to think it was ridiculous that I was doing some search engine optimization on my photo gallery tonight primarily for that reason, but I think it's fun. Hopefully she (Shiner) will the top result shortly.  As a side effect of getting Shiner promoted, I've fixed some of the issues with my com_search component and an issue it had with OpenSEF. If anyone is interested in the apache htaccess hack, let me know via a comment and I can post some information on it.

I've uploaded my Europe pictures to my photo gallery. I had a ton of pictures (somewhere between 300-400) and decided not to upload all of them.  I probably uploaded about half of them though so you'll want to either pick and choose based on thumbnails or have a good amount of time to look at them.

Anyways - here's a link to the gallery: click here to view gallery

The last time I posted this article it got locked in the system - sorry if you tried to access it and couldn't.

I've been really bad about keeping my blog up to date lately. I'm not sure exactly what it is that keeps me from updating my site, but I feel like I don't do it as much as I should. Even if I just kept my blog posts short, it would be better short than nothing.

It's the Friday before Christmas and I'm excited I dont have to work until after the New Year. I've had a lot to do at work - some fun projects and some not so fun. The good thing is I'm working on a big range of different things from building a community site (like Facebook or MySpace) for the company to creating forecasting and manufacturing planning systems. I haven't posted my pictures from Europe yet, so I really need to do that. In fact, I need to sort through them and choose which ones I want to print out.

I just realized that the new Blogg-X component I'm using doesn't have a keywords area in it. If I could find a good way to automatically have these fields generated this component would really work great for me. The SEO tool I'm using has an option to mass generate keywords for articles, but it doesnt really do a good job. I could also just go in and manually mass add the keywords using the SEO tool, but I'm sure I would forget and would much rather do it while I'm posting the article.

I'm still on the search for the best blogging solution for me and hopefully I can find it. I should note that I tried making a post on Joomla 1.5 (which I forgot I installed on my server months ago) and the blogging features are MUCH better. There is no more intro text / full text. Instead you can insert a READ MORE horizontal rule if you want to split the post. Also, Joomla is not using the tabbed setup at the bottom of the page anymore. These settings are layed out one below another which makes it much easier to use.

Perhaps I'll just upgrade my current install to J1.5?

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Name: Joshua Lyon
Birthday: August 8, 1985
Location: Valley Ranch (Irving), TX
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