Wow… came here to write something and forgot what it is… maybe I need some caffeine?

Oh, yeah… George R. R. Martin is the slipperiest piece of **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** I have ever read. His A Storm of Swords has tricked me so many times I actually get nervous when he starts using this certain writing style. When the character becomes uncertain it seems to be some sort of foreshadowing. If you have not read A Game of Thrones get your arse over to Amazon and buy it now!

Hmmmm… there is lots of good stuff in my “lookat” email folder. Here is a CSS Master Compatibility Chart… what ’bout the Online Privacy Alliance Resources? Or this cool flash site? Or Mavin a mixed-race magazine. Need to start lookin at this stuff… only 789 messages in it… 🙂

Fixing Links

Wow… I detest broken links almost as much as I test an inability to fix things. Does that say something about my personality? [ Read obsessive-perfectionist disorder (okay, it is not a real disorder, but as OCD describes people who are obsessive and compulsive, this describes someone who is obessive and a perfectionist) ] If I can’t fix it, then it will bother me until 1) I find a way to fix it or 2) I find someone else to correct the problem for me. Maybe that is why I got so obsessed with computer- and paper-based role-playing gaems as a kid? It was an opportunity for me to correct great evils…

Wow, that was a tangent…

Back to fixing links…


The View
The View

Ever want to know just who is linking to your web site? Well, these tools will tell you…

Popularity by AddMe checks who links to you from Hotbot, AltaVista, and Google.

The WebTrends Network: Site Popularity Check! compares your site to other sites on AltaVista.

Of course there are lots of other sites that do similar things.

Wow… fixing broken links… well, when I can… otherwise informing the owner of the web site… frustrating work…

Got the QuickCam installed once again. Here is the first pic… the view of the office window

Open Everywhere

Note for future reference… “Open Everywhere” does not mean literally that the movie will be available everywhere. Guess Georgia Theatre Company has better pursuits for making money like Left Behind or Sugar & Spice before they show highly rated or even anticipated movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. How soon I forget… Movies like The Color Purple and Elzabeth took months to appear here. Looks like I will be going to Tallahassee where they have real theatres any way to see CT,HD.


My what a quiet morning. Woke up early as usual and just sat back and continued reading A Storm of Swords. Only on page 710 or so. At least I am nearing the end. Seems like George has managed to pull the rug out from under me a couple more times. Excellent writer and very hard to anticipate. The story has me entralled because just when I think I have something anticipated I find evidence that I am going to be wrong and then totally blind-sided.

[Rant]Find it amazing how people are so willing to use email lists to further their agendas. The harsh words and the stretching of facts… the anger. What is ironic is the perceived tone I get of bitterness really takes me from thinking “I would support this” to “I will not support this person”. Someone so angry… so full of bitterness does not rationally approach the situation. I have seen people so mired in this desire to further the agenda that they will say and do anything to further it.

All they want is to make sure that they get what they want. I find this duplicitous manipulation of others emotions for a cause insulting. It is as though they think that I cannot see through this charade, this farce. By plunking at my emotional strings they think that everyone will come to their aid.

Then again… some people do. Some people are so easily manipulated that they will be manipulated by hate speech. Charisma is something that can be the most dangerous factor in any battle. Perception is everything to us. People will follow a dictator if they a gulled into believing the ones the dictator opposes are evil. Described by a skilled orator, an old man giving a little boy a candy cane a Christmas can be a pervert.[/Rant]

Now that I have become a hypocrite, I will stop… 🙂

Kuddos to Slyflame as she has read one of the best authors ever… George R. R. Martin.

That is funny… got kicked out of a computer lab because they were going to have a class in there. Lo and behold, no one showed. Gee… a Saturday class? Riiiigggghhhhtttt. As a college student, we had a professor tell us that we would have to go to a Saturday class because we got the 4th of July off… 5 of the 30 of us showed. We got extra credit, but still… Saturday class? It should be unconstitutional!

Okay… I may have a new favorite web site… for annoying Danny & Joe at work… Dumb Facts: Why Do You Care? which has news, statistics, random facts, insights, wierd brand names, on and on and on…

Oui, je suis un nerd!

Interesting site… The Super-Scientific, Remarkable Accurate Gender Test… hey, it could guess that I am a male, so how bad could it be?

The Phobia List
Another site to check… what fears do you hide?

New Glasses

New Glasses
New Glasses

Probably was just me, but could not get here yesteday afternoon. Have a new pic available… Pic of my new glasses…

Found the buttons for the service. Like the thought of a service that check for updates for me. Maybe I am a slacker and should do my own checking, but a reminder email helps for some reason… In case you are interested, the service is at

Remember years ago when this could have been me… Robert Luhn’s “Diary Of A Mad Surfer”

Really enjoyed watching Attila Part 1 last night. Think I will catch part 2 tonight. Romans in heavy armor throwing the pilum, forming shield walls vs the Hun hordes? Maybe I just enjoy swords and armies? Course, I am still salivating over LOTR.

Ah, yeah! Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon finally is going to open everywhere! Guess a movie who has won such laurels is deserving of a national audience? Just looked at the site… who would YOU believe? The web site or the TV commercial? Guess 10 years from now, when the TV is as outdated as the radio, the web site will the authoratative source. Until then I look forward to seeing this martial arts marvel in the theatre… even if I have to go to Tallahassee, FL or another large city to see it.