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So Where is that Server Located Anyway

A new databse tool has come into play, and some aspects of net access to our sites have become slow. Naturally the new web based tool is blamed. For S & Gs I propose that the new tool is in fact the cause, leading to the usual scoffing fro Mr. J

Jared: siebel is hosted here!
Kevin: I’m just saying, what if they have managed to do this?
Jared: So, what your saying is everyone is insane then?
Kevin: Yes, that is what I am saying, everyone is insane.
Kevin (Thinks about it a bit) : What do I get if I am right, a cookie?
Jared: Yes you get a cookie.
Kevin (quick traceroute later): Second hop, hosted in Cupertino (far away).
Jared: You get your cookie.

The Dance of Death that is the Eugene Downtown Bus Station

I lived for a number of years in Toronto, and from 1997-2002 I rode the busses and subways there pretty much exclusively, having given my car to my Sister as a wedding present.

The Bus stations in Toronto are laid out so that you never have to cross in front of a bus in order to reach it. Unless you take stupid risks on your own decision. This is not so in Eugene. You HAVE to cross in front of busses to get almost anywhere in the Eugene station, which is almost a guarantee that you will have to seriously watch out for one of the road behemoths as you cross the station. Add to this the fact that you have to cross from between the busses and you get the idea that the makers of this system didn’t design it with the riders in mind. Silly Hippies.

Dear Marvel Universe

All is forgiven!

I’ve griped about the Ultimate Universe, I was wrong. You were right and I am here, crawling on my knees looking to come back to our two bedroom apartment.

I’m even willing to let you have the big room, but only if you keep up the “X” series a little longer, something to put to rest the old Marvel universe.

If you keep up the quality of at least the Ultimate X-Men I promise to eat all my greens and cheer loudly whenever the Marvel Logo appears on any screen within my field of view.

BTW, Affleck was the bomb in Daredevil and Phantoms YO!!

Wholly TrueType Fontage!

This post is mostly being created to test the new dynamically created “lookalike” handwriting function that I’ve put into production here on the front page. I’m planning to go ahead and make this pull a ready-made png file from the hard drive rather than make it on the fly from here on, but…for now it creates this box on the fly.

I think I may have to make a “text only” version of this available as a link at the bottom of the page, but not yet.

Shibbeee!

I’ve made the change, the front page now loads the text as a static png file, instead of a dynamic file… ain’t technology grand?

now you can click on the button below to view this as text…. so if I post a URL you ar enot without access, Now, I’ll have to get busy on the rest of the colors and sections….

Kool Eh?

Finally Finished

I’ve worked most of the day at this, and finally managed to get the dynamic graphics and text to work!

Soon, I hope to fix the layouts for the rest of the site….

You know You're Right

It’s such a tragedy that “You know you’re Right” is such a good God damn song. Nirvana put out some real classics, and this was one of them.

Sad, and silly; Kurt Cobain may have simply been unable to cope with fame, or perhaps not, we may never know for sure.

I wonder if we would have given this much focus to a boy band member had they topped themselves?

BTW: Ben Affleck is not the Bomb in the new Daredevil Movie if the trailer where he gives a voice over is any indication. He sounds flat and stilted, and hammy. As per usual you may say, but I’d had high hopes for this one, which seems to capitalize upon that great razorbat scene in Spider-man. Shoot.

Funny Pirate Joke

A kid dresses up as a pirate for Halloween. He goes up to a woman’s house. She answers the door. He says “Trick or treat.” and She replies “Ahoy there, pirate. Where are your Buccaneers?” He says “There on my bucking head, you bucking idiot

Tech Support Woes

There are many unfortunates out there who have been “cutting the ends of the brisket off”1 for so long that they never asked why.

1 This refers to an old story where a new bride asks why her husband always cut the ends off brisket before cooking. The husband says that his family has always done it this way. Eventually the bride asks her mother in law why, and her mother-in-law says that her mother always did it that way, so she kept up the tradition. So, the confused young bride goes to the hospital bed of her Grandma-in-law and asks, Grandma, why do you cut the ends off of the brisket? To which the Grandma replies, ”The pan was always a little too small”

Made with Love

It’s been a while since I made a personal update to the site and now I have made a new layout, locked out all the old user accounts and chnaged the whole site again, ain’t I a stinker?

The main reasoning behind the change is my need to flex my php and css muscles. While PHPnuke and PostNuke allow for flexable and attractive layouts, nothing says home made like a jabberwocky placed using an absolute tag in CSS. Yes, I used Adobe GoLive to get the site together. Yes, I use it for laying some stuff out. A wysiwyg editor for CSS layouts is a godsend for big stuff like text boxes, etc, but the graphics, etc, are laid out by hand in vi. So there.

If you haven’t yet, I suggest you check out Donnie Darko, quite a nice movie.