My birthday today

Yes its my birthday today and I am taking it slow. The family is making dinner tonight and I will have an apple strudel instead of a cake (I dont like cakes . . too dry) because we are in GERMANY right now.

About a hundred Facebook messages saying “Happy Birthday”. Thanks everyone. Thats a nice gift.

For my presents, I got a pocket knife, some pants (trousers) and a jumper (sweater). I thought about buying Mars Edit blog editing software to replace my Ecto, which I stopped using 6 months ago, but actually I have been using a free editor called ScribeFire for a while and I might stay with it.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Happy Birthday, bro! And might I add, you need to try some different cakes. The moist cake is out there! BELIEVE!

  • Bill Kinnon says:

    Hah! Two Canadians are the first to wish you Happy Birthday – strudel or no strudel – and I loves me some strudel.
    Big hugs!!

  • Michel says:

    Make that three Canadians! Again, happy birthday, Andrew! The love from Canada is flowing across the pond.
    Love the strudel choice. Yummy. Now if only I could find one that is gluten-free, for my wife!

  • brad says:

    hope you have the most coolistest day possible, andrew! and hi to the fam … from one of your many fanz!

  • another Cdn Happy B’day!
    we’ve got the moist cakes to change your mind !
    check them out when you’re back ..
    and enJoy the German strudel while you’ve got it 🙂
    Birthday Blessings !

  • Happy Birthday from another tall, skinny Kiwi 🙂
    Thanks for the heads up on useful blog editing software, I’ve been struggling with that at the moment. Once I’ve finished writing, I’m currently spending FAR too long editing html etc. Gotta speed that side up.
    Jonathan from Spritzophrenia

  • Jon Reid says:

    Well along with my birthday greetings on Facebook, now inquiring minds want to know… why did you stop using Ecto after all this time?

  • Andrew says:

    Ecto became unstable almost a year ago and MaC USERS LIKE ME [oopps hit cap lock – wasnt shouting, really] and mac users got sick of the spinning beach ball and started moving over to mars edit.
    but not me. i have been an ecto fan since the beginning and before the beginning – when it was kung log. but the crashes got ridiculous and they have not been able to update the software enough to make it work properly.
    but i might make the move one day if scribefire annoys me too much – it messes up the text a lot – but its free and it works off line.

  • Andrew says:

    hey canadians, if you can make a moist cake [you’re thinking carrot cake aren’t you????] then i will come up to canada to eat it in a few weeks. really.

  • Bill Kinnon says:

    I’ll bake it myself, Andrew. Come on up.

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