Eternal sunshine on a sunburnt forehead

Posted Apr 26, 2004 in Personal.

Picture of a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

My wife has a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited. I encouraged her to buy it a couple of years ago, and we have never regretted the decision. It is fun to drive, and the powered roof remains one of the best I have ever seen. The image shows a picture of an identical car.

On Friday, we both drove down to Raleigh, North Carolina in it. It was in the eighties, with plenty of sunshine. Despite lashings of factor 45, I started to burn after about 5 hours. Although the painful redness above my left eyebrow still bothers me, I enjoyed the experience very much. I would love to have my own convertible.

But I am not sure what I want. I'd like it to have a powered roof, like the Sebring, but I am not a fan of the car's high-revving 6-cylinder engine. I have always wanted a V8, mostly because it wouldn't need to be thrashed quite as much, but also because of it's throatier sound.

I have considered the 2005 Mustang, out later this year, but not having seen one in the flesh yet, I am uncertain. So tell me, can you think of a good V8 convertible that is in the region of $25-35,000?


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    What about ? :-) Just kidding! No idea, Simon! I do not like convertibles (not old enough to like'em, I guess)

    Posted by David Collantes on Apr 28, 2004.

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    Simon, I thought you may wanted to know that if I go to (without the trailing /), the car image will not show. If I enter it will.

    Posted by David Collantes on Apr 29, 2004.

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    The Viper looks at little ostentatious for me, but it fits the requirements pretty well.

    I cannot reproduce the missing picture effect with IE/Win or Firefox/Win, no matter what combination I use. Strange. (with or without the trailing slash) is automatically converted to by use of mod_rewrite, by the way.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 29, 2004.

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    Simon I am having the same problem as David was talking about. When I hit the main page nothing shows up but when I came into the comment area it was there. I thought is was my pc because of what I just did to it, but I guess

    Posted by Wanda on Apr 29, 2004.

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    Can you share that mod_rewrite entry on your .htaccess? It wasn't about http://www... versus http://jessey... it was versus .net/ and .net

    Posted by David Collantes on Apr 29, 2004.

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    Found it! :-)

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domain\.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

    Posted by David Collantes on Apr 29, 2004.

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    Yes, David. That is exactly what I have. I'm also using it to stop hotlinking. My complete .htaccess file looks like this:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^*$ [NC]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^*$ [NC]
    RewriteRule .*\.(png|PNG|gif|GIF|jpg|JPG)$ - [F]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.jessey\.net$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

    The hotlinking bit was done before the www bit, so there is a redundant line in there.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 30, 2004.

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    I cannot imagine why the home page should be causing any kind of problem. The image of the Sebring, for example, is a straightforward <img src... /> situation.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Apr 30, 2004.