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Holiday Cheer. Or something.

Remember as a kid when you'd count the days until Christmas and make lists of stuff for people to buy you? Well things are a little different now. My family asked me for some gift ideas and I came up with nothin'. Really, I think I'd prefer to get nothing,...

Podcast, cars, and other crap, oh my!

Well, my car continues to completely rule, getting about 40mpg in the city and 50 or more on the highway. I finally figured out how to use the automatic lights and automatic windshield wipers, which I know should have been really easy on account of them...

HorrorJunk Episode 2

Told ya they'd get better. This one is about 100 times better than the last, although I admit we have some areas we need improvement on. But I think our transitions are perfect. Also, I realize this page now looks dumb with 2 embededded YouTube videos on...

New Car

I left work early yesterday to make the trek to a Chicago suburb to buy my car. It was a long, long, long day, but overall it was excellent because I drove away in my new Jetta diesel. The whole process took longer than it probably should have, and it...

Big Few Days

Ya know, I'm a fan of the snow. Big fan. The more snow, the better. But that philosophy was put to the test on Friday when I woke up to so much snow I couldn't open my back door. Still I maintained a good attitude, happy to have a a fresh snow fall as I...

HorrorJunk Episode 1

Episode 1: Last House on Hell Street. Be gentle. They'll get better.

Thankful

Oh man, that was some... "break", I guess. It was kind of non-stop action for being a break, though. No need for all the specifics, but I would like to mention Thanksgiving dinner, which was one of the best I'd had in a long time. Because of a death in the...

Run, Forrest, Run!

So my legs are killing me today. I've actually taken the elevator a couple of times today, which never happens. Hitting the clutch in my car is a painful experience, leading me to not shift often enough. And why, you ask, are my legs so painfully sore?...

free soda

I guess I'm an easy guy to please. I drink a bottle of Propel every morning. One of those big 24 oz. guys. But I'm all out, so I decided to stop by the gas station on my way to work and pick one up. But the fountain soda was calling to me with it's...

car shopping woes

Man, who knew buying a car would be so tough? Well, I guess I knew it, since I've been through this whole deal before. But the last car I bought was the Jeep, and that was nearly 6 years ago! Man, how crazy is that? Anyway, so now I'm on a quest for a...

Professor Wasson

Hey, so here's something I never thought I'd say (or type). I've accepted a part-time position at a local college to teach a class. I will have students and grade people and take attendence. It's only one evening per week, and should be more fun than it is...

overdue

Those who know me best know I get sick about once every other year, and this is my year. Sometime this winter, I'll start puking my guts out and I won't stop puking for 3 days or so. Okay, that's not exactly true... I'll spend about half a day puking and...

Untitled

Ya know, as geeky as I am now, I used to be much more so. Back in high school, I used to dream of the day I'd be able to have high speed internet access and constant instant messaging access. Back then, technology seemed to move so stinkin' slow. Now......

feeling better.

So, I tell ya what. When life hands ya lemons, you make lemonaide with them.  I've been more productive, more social, and more who I want to be in the last few weeks. After months of feeling trapped, in a sense, I feel out. Eager to make stuff...

rough few days

Yeah, it's been a rough couple of days for me. Things have been better, but they've also been worse, and I'll end up on my feet just like I always do. It's this "in the meantime" stuff that really sucks. Waiting for... man. When you're waiting for...

Winner!

For the past couple years, I've kind of shunned my multimedia roots in favor of web-based stuff. I've read articles and reports and books on PHP, mySQL, CSS, and AJAX. I've focused on making tim.cx as good as it can be, as well as many of the other sites I...

Site-wide commenting and pagination

Man, that took a whole lot longer than I expected it would. But no matter. Site-wide commenting is working, which means it'll be a piece of cake for me (or whoever) to alter the commenting forms and comment adding scripts/methods. Before, each section of...

Commenting DONE, now site-wide integration

I spent the weekend throwing a barbeque (probably the last of the summer), painting my front porch, and working on this blasted site! See, the spam comments got huge and completely out of control, and while some of the spam filtering techniques worked...

RSS integrated. SO CLOSE TO FINISHED

I've been pounding out the finishing touches pretty hard here lately, adding improved RSS support, integrated now with the moblog. Not yet with the photo gallery, but I've got an idea on how to get that working too. I think at some point, I'm just going...

RSS feed

I'm jumping right into 2003 with the addition of an RSS feed, located here: [RSS Feed][1]. If it works, that's sweet. Reading my blog should be that much easier for ya. I'm still going to do some tweaking and changing, and hopefully adding my moblog stuff...