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Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Never enough time, what else is new?

Well, as I mentioned in TheLatest, I've added new graphics to each of the tour pages but I'd like to add more. Also, I need to add the donate and wish list links on the main page. Ugh... I also need to start designing the new daily writing project page as well as get to work on the first new comic strips I've drawn in a year. There's also parts of me that want to screw comic strips and go for Flash 'toons. Don't know for sure though.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

BUSH TO GIVE 10,000+ MEXICANS SS CARDS

Check it out, according to WashingtonPost.Com, George W. Bush is going to give more rights to non-American citizens who are in the US legally to work. In this case, the Bush administration is giving Mexican workers in America Social Security cards. Now, this seems like skipping the citizenship step entirely, to me and it also makes Mexico an awful lot like the fifty-first state.

LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS IS AWESOME!

Through a long chain of annoyingly stupid (and very uninteresting) events, I ended up with three sets of tickets to see Lord of the Rings: Two Towers yesterday. You'd think that after three viewings of a three hour film, I'd be bored of the movie...


Tuesday, December 17, 2002

LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS

Entertaining? YES! YES! YES!!
Technically any good? Story, acting, action, Gollum FX YES!!! Some of the FX were shaky but NOTHING about this movie was bad enough to take away from it. GOLLUM SHOULD GET THE OSCAR!!
How did I feel as the credits rolled? EXCITED!! While you may find some of it confusing (if you haven't seen the 1st one in a while) there's still plenty to enjoy.
Final Rating? GSN

SO MANY PLANS!!!

Well, I awoke today to have my computer randomly crap out on me. It literally just STOPPED working. Power cut out and would NOT power back up. I was IMing a computer buddy of mine and he said it sounded like the power supply had died. But, I have no time for that, so I simply turned off the master power switch and let it sit for five hours while I (first) went and got a new catalytic converter for my Maxima so it will pass a smog check and (second) went to my projectionist job to run a VERY disturbing film that I do NOT reccommend (Irreversible - more on this in a bit). When I got back after my job tonight, I flipped the master power switch back on and hit the power button on the front of the tower and she powered up. Go figure. One less headache for me. But that's okay, I've got PLENTY more things on my plate!!

Thursday, December 12, 2002

STAR TREK: NEMESIS

Entertaining? No. When your movie can't even do half as well as Scooby-Doo did opening weekend, you get an idea of just how entertaining it is.
Technically any good? Bad. It expects us to care about these people w/o any character development in it or the last two Trek films. Oops. I.e. I cared for no one. Also, script was convoluted and derivative. (i.e. it made no sense and what did, was just the TV show rehashed.)
How did I feel as the credits rolled? Glad that this movie only made $18.5 million opening weekend and LOTR:TT opens in two days. In other words, no more Trek movies.
Final Rating? DNS

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

PREPARE TO BE ASKED FOR MONEY!

Hey there. Well, I'm broke. Real broke. So, I'll be adding a lot more "donate!" links around the site in the coming months as well as new products to buy (I'm in the process of redoing TheMall) and some other gimmicky things to keep you and everyone else coming back. I'm thinking about a hot-chick-of-the-day feature. Not sure if I want to go that route just yet. Also HCOTD isn't much of an acronym... But there's

Saturday, December 7, 2002

What I do for my Mac friends!!

Okay, check it out - the above menu will be the FINAL new menu to grace this site. It's been SUCH a hassle coming up with an interesting way to present all the links on this site that will work on ALL browsers! I'm not even talking about just IE and NS, nor am I talking about just IE4, 5 or 6 and NS6, I mean PCIE, PCNS and MacIE, MacNS. It seemed like every cool DHTML or JS effect I'd want to use would fail on MacIE - MacNS is fine, but NOOOO MacIE doesn't like the cool DHTML/JS stuff... So, I've managed to do away with all of that, utilizing the framed menu above. Ugh... please let me know if it doesn't work for you. That way I'll know to get the hirikiri blade sharpened...

Friday, December 6, 2002

AUCTIONS!!

Well, the fiancee had posted some of my old vinyl records on eBay!! I need the money bad to pay for a new laptop - so if you have any interest in vinyl, PLEASE, check out THIS URL and hopefully you'll like what you see!! I'm also hoping to post some of my old Transformers and possibly, this VCD recorder deck that I own. It's a cool machine - makes VCDs more-or-less on the fly. I just never use it anymore since I cap on my PC... So, check 'em out!! THANKS!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

MATURITY: DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

You ever wonder what makes most people tick? I wonder what makes them NOT tick. I was recently thinking about how last spring, when TheFiancee and I flew to Chicago for my grandmother's 90th birthday, we met up with one of my best friends in the world and we went hunting for Mold-A-Rama machines. Of course, my Mom must have thought this would be fun or something, so she decided she would join us... just wait, it gets better...