About This Site

This sweet blog of mine will serve as a temporary home for all of my content for the next few months as I ready everything organized with my own domain that I'll be getting sometime within then. If you'd like to check out my old domain, take a look through it here.

In the meantime, it will serve as a "collective" of sorts of all of my currently hosted pages, my blog, and links to all of my external stuff like Facebook and Flickr.

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Wake Me Up When September Ends

The early Fall air makes me think of nothing other than baseball, even if I'm at work and should be thinking of other stuff.

I am not too sure if Andrew Jones will get the MVP for the Braves, since his average won't really be reflective of how great his season really has gone. His average is significantly less than that of Albert Pujols, but I hope that his home run count makes up for that. It's really cool that the fans in Atlanta have started to chant "MVP" every time he comes to the plate. That isn't something that's been heard in that ballpark for quite a while. In fact, Turner Field has turned around it's stereotype quite well this season. It's no longer the non-chalant and ho-hum locale that many sports writers claim it to be. At least not anymore. In the two games I've been to so far this season, it seemed like the old games from the '91 season that I've seen on ESPN Classic.

Part of that is because of the savior of the ballteam, Jeff Francoeur. I was lucky enough to be at a game during the middle of the season against the Nationals where he hit two home runs in the same game. Aside from his obvious talent, the effect that he has on the ballteam and the crowd is something else altogether. Without Jeff, the Braves are like Guns and Roses without Axel Rose. The place just has an atmosphere when he has his game on. It's stuff like that that gets you by in the postseason and I hope that's the case this year.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Heck of a deal

I've decided that I'm finally going to pick up an XBox tommorrow, I thought this was a timely bit of information. This is what some of the popular video game consoles costed at launch, and what they cost now converted in today's exchange rates. (Some information taken from IGN.) So relatively, I don't feel so bad about dropping a little bit of cash on something nice for myslef anymore. (Something I havn't been able to do in quite a while.)

So anyways..

Atari VCS
1977 -
$249.99
2005 -
$811.21

Sega Genesis
1989 -
$249.99
2005 -
$389.67

Super Nintendo
1991 -
$199.99
2005 -
$282.21

N64
1996 -
$199.99
2005 -
$242.75

Playstation 1
1995 -
$299.99
2005 - $372.01

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Freddy Was Right

I've been riding my bike everywhere on campus lately. I used to think that it would be way too much hassle because of having to lock it and wear a ultra-heavy backpack, but it's not that big of a deal at all. In fact, I'm able to get to places a lot quicker by riding it. Last Friday, I gave myself some extra time to get to work because I thought it would take a little longer on my bike, but I ended up getting to work that early. And I was pumped about it. I don't really think that it was using a whole lot of gas to drive a mile or two every day, but I am sure that it eventually adds up. I've read things that say that you use a lot of gas actually cranking up the car, at least more that you'd realize.

Now if only I could ride my bike to and from campus and home.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Viva Revolution!

In something that resembles news, Nintendo has finally let loose what the Revolution controller looks like and what it does.



This thing is 'friggin genious. Instead of using traditional periphial controls, it actually interacts with the screen and what is happening on it. Not only does it function as a laser-pointer sort of device, it is highly sensitive and can act as a three dimensional pointer.

Nintendo wasn't kidding. At all. Video games just reached a new era.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Big Spring Jam

I'm trying to decide if I want to go to this or not. Or at least what night I want to go.

I havn't been to the Big Spring Jam in two years, mostly because they just didn't have anyone good last year. There are some bands that I'd kinda like to see each night, but it's just about a band a night. I had considered getting the three day, but that seemed like excess in relation. There are at least two good ones each night, but yet I can't really decide.

I had been leaning towards Saturday night. But that's only because of the Black Crowes. Everything else is just "bleh". Sunday looks okay because of Better than Ezra, but this is Alabama, meaning the Charlie Daniels Band is always around. After thinking about it just now, Friday looks like the ideal night. I'd like to see Theory of a Dead Man (I think I saw them at the same venue two years ago) and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. And even "Creed - The Sequel" if I can try for two places at once.

Writing stuff out definately helps. That just helped me make my decision.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Stupid.

I'm in the stupidest class right now.

Well, not stupid for anyone who doesn't know about the subject matter, but stupid for someone who is a Junior in the Web Cognate. We're learning basic html stuff that's covered in the same 11th grade class that I visited a few weeks ago as a guest speaker. And using Microsoft Frontpage to do it. Yeah, it's that bad. It wouldn't be so bad if we were using Dreamweaver, but nooo.

If it wasn't such an easy A, I would have talked to my advisor and dropped this puppy weeks ago.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

It's Your Fault

So, have you noticed how relatively disrespectul and irrelevant many people have become about the hurricane victims? Much ado is to be made about the blame game surrounding who the fault will ultimately be pinned upon, but that same chatter is also part of the said blame game as well. It's really interesting to see how we've really devovled since 9/11. Either that or how reletively irrelevant we can really become if something doesn't involve a politically charged terrorist attack. It seems as if there is no one to directly blame, we run around like chickens with our head cut off until we can find someone to fuss and complain about it too. I'm sure that in New Orleans there are many things that could be fussed and complained about more than who didn't do what and how fast they did or didn't do it.

I picked up my first paycheck this weekend. I'm thinking that I'm going to pick up an X-Box with my next one. I've run out of excuses to not have one. Not that its that I've lost love for my Gamecube, it's just that there are a lot of games I wouldn't mind having that aren't on it. Zelda not being released until later next year pretty much did it in for me, there won't really be anything new and original until then. Just so you know.

Friday, September 09, 2005

D'you get that thing I sent you?

So, I'm posting from work, which is something that I havn't been able to do in about a year and a half. My last job is the only one I ever had that didn't require the use of a computer, which is one reason I'm glad I don't have it anymore. It was allright, but was basic work that wasn't getting me anywhere. This on the other hand, is, since I'm getting to redesign a site from the ground up in basically the way I want to.

More as it develops...

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Welcome Back, Kotter.

New Blog. New Slate. New Everything.

There's too much crazy stuff going on in the world for me to not comment and vent on. At least, this is a better outlet for doing just that. As for my old blog, spam killed Movable Type. MT was cool, but it was too complicated and vulnerable for it's own good. Blogger has gone past MT in leaps and bounds since I've left it anyways. This cookie cutter template will also have to do until I can whip up something better. But with so much on my mind lately, I can do with cookie cutter for a while.

Unfortuantely, the archives are gone and probably will remain gone. I at least have it backed up on my hard drive, but that was still over four years of my life. Perhaps I can find a way to transfer MT entries to Blogger some day.