Tim Wasson - web nerd guy.

November 2008

Inexpensive light fixture

I was building my home office in my basement when I encountered a problem. I wanted a lamp to light my desk, but I also wanted to keep it off my desk and mount it to the wall or ceiling. I wanted an industrial, utilitarian look, which was hard to come across while I was looking through the various hardware stores in my area. The lights I did like were hundreds of dollars, and since I was just starting this new company and quitting my nice, stable job, I couldn't justify the purchase. Instead, I chose to build my own.

Reunited and it feels so good.

I had my 10 year high school reunion this weekend, and shockingly, had a really great time.

I wasn't theĀ  most popular kid in high school, obviously, but I still decided to go and see who would remember me. A lot of people did, for some reason. It was really interesting to see what everyone had been up to in the last 10 years.

Horror Junk

We at Horror Junk are experimenting with a new piece of software to make our video episodes go a whole lot quicker. The result is pretty amazing, with just a little bit more preparation we completely cut out any post-production work. Anyway, so this is the result, and I think it kind of rules.

Getting back in shape

For the past year or so, I've always had excuses to not to work out. But, for me, working out is so important to not becoming a fatty again. Over the past 2 years I've slowly grown back out of some of my clothes, and some that used to be loose and comfortable were becoming tight. So, I've finally got my blog up and going to post about the trials and tribulations of re-losing weight.

Firing your boss

When I decided to take the leap and go freelancing full-time, most people made comments about how great it would be to be your own boss and take orders from no one. There's hundreds of things to love about being a full-time freelancer, but "take orders from no one" is nowhere on the list.

A New Beginning

Hello world. It's me, Tim. After starting and stopping several blogs, I have settled on my new home at timwasson.com. This is my personal blog, which means that even though I'll be discussing work, web design, and the pros and cons of being a self-employed freelancer, I'll also be posting lame stories about my nephews or the latest episodes of the various podcasts I participate in.