August 30, 2007
I Feel Like Rodney Dangerfield
That’s right; I’ve gone Back to School. I went to class Monday night and spent four hours in a classroom learning stuff. I haven’t sat in a classroom in a school since 1994, so it was a little different. I’m used to going to school and taking a test here and there but to go and sit there and be expected to pay attention for four hours… who do they think I am? I have at the most, one hour of attention to pay to boring things like school. Four hours would be fine if it were one hour a day for four days, but all at once? Damn.
I’ve noticed that now that I am back in school, I have a bug up my ass to do everything but schoolwork. I’ve decided to revamp the 3rd Bass website. I finally upgraded the software for the message board and gave that a new look, and now I’m working on a new site design to mimic the look of the board. I am also thinking of adding a Movable Type blog to the site so that I can announce things on the front page. I downloaded and tested Movable Type 4 this past weekend and once I got it to work it was pretty nice. I tried installing it over top of a MT3.something installation and that didn’t work very well. I was able to get in the blog but much of the functionality that was supposed to be there just wasn’t. There are drop downs to refresh your templates but there were no dropdowns showing and the front page of the blog was littered with tags most likely left over from the previous version’s templates. Well, the instructions to install had said to just replace all of the files currently in the directory with the new files, which I did. However it just didn’t work like it should have. I ended up wiping the entire directory out and doing a fresh install so I would have no clutter from previous versions in there. The big difference was where I put the files this time compared to where I had overwritten previous files. This time I put the mt-static folder in the main directory, and I put everything else into the CGI bin. Once I went through all that, all the functionality that was supposed to be there finally was. Now I just have to decide when I will install it on my blog…
August 21, 2007
Warning: This Blog Was Made in China
Well, it’s official now, I start school next week. I went and purchased my textbook for my only class this semester which is of course “Income Tax Accounting”. That means not only will I get all educated on doing taxes, I’ll have relatives asking me to do their taxes for them because “I know how”. Maybe I’ll fuck their taxes up and send them on a nice 5 year vacation to the federal pen. Guess they won’t ask me for any free favors anymore.
I see that China is in the news again trying to kill us and our animals with their subpar products. Not only is China trying to kill us, but they are also trying to outdo us in the tragedy department as well. We had the W35 bridge collapse in Minnesota on August 1st and we had 8 people killed in that. It gained instantaneous national news coverage and got the attention of the nation, if not the world. Whoa and behold less than two weeks later, China has a bridge that collapses and kills many more; 64 at last count. Sure, that could be a coincidence right, sure it was.
Shortly after the Minnesota bridge collapse went from news, to rescue to recovery, the media had a new story; trapped miners in Utah. We have six miners trapped and unfortunately, most likely dead by now. We lose three more miners from a rescue attempt gone bad bringing the death toll to nine. Oh and in comes China with their very own mine disaster and a death toll possibly near 200.
It should be obvious that much like toothpaste and DVD’s, China is bootlegging our news stories as well.
August 09, 2007
Who Let August in Here?
You know I’ve been planning on redoing my picture sections on my websites for a while now, with either a new format or maybe even using Flash, I just haven’t had much time to do so. I’ve had so much shit thrown in my lap I don’t know what to do. Unfortunately the stuff thrown in my lap wasn’t scantily clad women in need of dollar bills being stuffed into their g-strings or anything like that, it was more like work. Hey, not that kind of work, I mean non paying shit. I’m talking like fix it up projects around the home and shit of that nature. Painting and paneling and floor laying and all kinds of good shit. Damn, I’m getting tired just writing about it, so I think I’ll change the subject.
I was going to write another blog last week and then the bridge in Minneapolis collapsed and I ended up glued to the television for an extremely long time watching the around the clock coverage of that. Now I personally am not afraid of going over bridges thankfully, but after watching that I do think a little more about it when I’m on one now. I actually read about the collapse online on KSTP’s website before I even turned on the TV. I was checking local news and whatnot while I was on here and then when I clicked on their website that was the top story so I figured shit it must be on television, which it was. Watching shit like that on a movie and then seeing it on the news and knowing it is real gives you a totally different feeling. Obviously you think, wow, what if it was me on there, and other things go through your mind, like planning your route to work tomorrow without crossing a bridge.
Hey, guess what else is going on, it’s fucking hot outside. Now obviously we’re only in the mid 80’s to low 90’s with some humidity and not going through the triple digits that are hitting south of here, but dammit, that’s hot to me. I do remember a few years back going to Arkansas though and it was in the 100’s every day down there… because apparently I needed another reason to think that Arkansas sucked.
Hey all you retail heads out there; I have a site for you to visit. I know that I am no longer a retail slave and all, but I can still relate to some of the shit. I have flashbacks dammit.