Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In The Moment

So I was thinking back to some earlier days on the internet for myself. I had, at one time, a personal web page where I would post updates every so often. Interwoven in these updates were links to cool pages people could click on.
I thought this was sweet hot!
I thought I was an innovator!
Well, ok maybe not an innovator, but surely a copycatter!
Yes sir, I could copy html script like it was nobody's business. It got to the point where I started to learn a little html code. I did in fact learn some html code, but not enough to do anything unbelievable on my own. I could make some cool things happen on a page, but for the most part, I needed to check out html help pages, or look through other people's source code to see how they coded certain things. Personally I think that's still how a lot of amateur html coders do it, me included.
But I don't really see it as stealing out right. I am learning how someone did something cool, copying the gist of it, and tweaking it slightly to serve my own purposes. scavenging is probably a more appropriate word for what I do.
I should also mention I have not actually created much of anything lately. And by lately, I mean about 3 years.
So what's my point here? I'm not sure. I just started typing and this is what came out.
Maybe this is something along the lines of stream-of-consciousness typing.

I don't think I will mention the break-up right now either. For the record, it was a good decision on my part, and let's leave it at that.

I watched some TV tonight - Seinfeld, Friends, American Idol, Smart as a 5th Grader, and the Wedding Singer. All the while typing away on the computer replying to emails, surfing for lyrics, and downloading songs on Limewire. Yes indeed, I am a child of the multi-tasking age.
I love it though. I think part of why I love my job, and am good at it are that I can do multiple things at once, and do them well.
Of course, in these fast-paced times, multi-tasking is almost a prerequisite for most jobs.

I guess it's time to make my lunch for tomorrow, and think about getting some shut-eye as well. Need to be bright eyed and bushy tailed for the morning grind!


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Note to self - you're better off alone

And another relationship bites the dust!

So what though. I know it's for the best, and I am not sad. But it still weighs on my mind.

I am currently taking a few days off work to get over the whole thing, and I will post something more about it later. For now, back to Battlefield 1942......


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Update - How Original

So posting t your blog after a few months of inactivity is pretty pathetic. How much time would it really take to post once a week even? Not very much. Yet the majority of us will start a blog, be really into it for a short time, then forget about it for weeks or months, and in some cases years.

What eventually happen, is you have to post an update. Something to catch people up on what's been going on in your world since the last time you posted to your blog. You feel obligated to post this update, because everyone must be on pins and needles wondering how your life is going!

At this point one of three things will happen:
1 - You will start posting to blog all the time, and keep it updated from now on.
2 - You will continue to do these "update" posts for the next year of two, posting every few months with another sob story of why you haven't posted more frequently.
3 - You will never post to your blog again.

Option 2 and 3 are the most common. 95% of all blogs spaces created are likely inactive. 4% are in the "update" mode. And 1% or less are active blogs, with varying numbers of readers or subscribers.
Sadly, my blog here will most likely end up as option 3, with a short stop-over at option 2. I will probably say I will try posting more.....but will that ever happen? Who knows.

So let's get on with the "update".

Got back together with the girlfriend. Actually, we didn't really break up originally, she just needed "time to herself". So I gave her the time, we talked afterwards, and the relationship ended up being stronger because of it all.
And no, no details, just simply we are back together.
Been working on my house, doing some painting inside, and little repairs/renovations. It is surprising what a little bit of paint can do to a place.
Work is going well. Got a promotion back in late October 2006, and I haven't been fired yet. :P

I think that's enough for now. Let's wait and see whether I log back in any time soon.

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

- Hubert H. Humphrey

Laterz - AH

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