Sara Trice

Just a programmin', bellydancin', cake bakin' kinda girl



Go Illinois! Yay for Lisa Madigan!

“Attorneys general from 13 states on Wednesday protested a proposed Bush administration rule that would give stronger job protections to doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions because of religious or moral objections.

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, the states said the rule is too vague in defining abortion, and may be interpreted to include birth control.

“It threatens to drastically discourage and even deter a woman’s right to choose,” Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said. “This proposed rule unconscionably puts personal agendas before patient care … failing even to acknowledge the rights of rape victims and others to access birth control and related vital health services.”

Other states joining Connecticut in protesting the rule are Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah and Vermont.”

Lisa Madigan is the Illinois AG. I plan on sending her a thank-you card.


Setting the PHP path in OS X

So this will be obvious to you unix/linux geeks, but it took me a while to remember, so I’m putting it here.

I was trying to use the new install of PHP (on the command line) that I’d added instead of the default 4.4.7 install that comes with OS X 10.4. But nobody really says how to do that anywhere.

When I ran “which php” it said I was using /usr/bin/php. I wanted to be using usr/local/php5.

So, in .bash_profile for my user, I added the line:
# Set PATH for php (override default /usr/bin/php)
export PATH=/usr/local/php5/bin/:$PATH

then I saved that and ran “source .bash_profile”.

Now when I run “which php” it says /usr/local/php5/bin//php.


A rose by any other cupcake…

Or something. Anyway, today I made cupcakes for Linda & Jered’s engagement party, and here they are…

I’m not sure why my buttercream does that rough thing at the edges. I’ll have to work on that.

Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on the Anniversary of 9/11/01

He is as outraged as all of us should be.
If I am ever this eloquent, I’ll die happy.

Sadly, I have done this.

This is entirely true.
This is entirely true.

Renfair – going to have to pass

I’m sorry, guys, I’m just too busy getting ready for Dragon*Con to go to renfair this weekend. I thought maybe I could handle it, but I know it’d be biting off more than I could chew to go *and* try and finish the projects I want to finish before the 28th.

Kinda bummed it means I will be missing faire this year. I’ll try and catch it next year earlier in the summer. revamp

After … 3? 4 years? Oh, I forget. However long it’s been, I revamped my personal site. That is, I stuck wordpress on it, so that I might actually do things with it, and not just post on LiveJournal.

Hence, this crosspost. Ta-da!

What’s nifty is with this crossposter I can also specify a post friends-only or private, so I don’t have to use LJ’s grumpy little post form anymore. Sweet.

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