coranto - 4.33pm 2.27.02
current music : get up kids - central standard time
i just setup Coranto, a
news CGI script. basically what i used to use on my site before my host went
anal on me and disconnected me. im working on gettin an addon that will allow
comments. check it here next.txt
basic, yes, but i havent done any of the formatting yet. a new and improved
NGFF will be up shortly. i dont know if it'll be a new design, but for sure,
the ability to post comments to what my brain and fingers decide to crap out
last night, went to
walmart and best buy w/ lauren. good times. new term starts tonight at
school..excited about that. im lookin at some journal scripts. i used NewsPro
before my site was cut off, the one w/ the comments. I think i'll either use
NewsPro, Coranto, or Moveable Type. Coranto and NewsPro are basically the
same but Moveable Type is pretty damn cool. but since its Perl-based, i would
need to have my host install some perl modules. that would be pain. i think
i'll probably end up sticking with NewsPro cause i know how to install it
easily and modify it to my tastes.
if you dont know it, the
second installment of the lord of the rings book series is called the Two
Towers. when the producer of the movie was being interviewed by a few
reporters about the movie adaptation of the Two Towers, one of the reporters
asked him if he was going to change the name of the movie, the Two Towers,
because of the WTCenter 'reference'. what the fuck!? his response, i thought
was quite entertaining, 'hell no, its the name of the goddamn book'. classic.
i hate political correctness. everyone's too worried about everyone elses
feelings. you're not short, you're vertically challenged, you're not fat,
you're overweight, you're not dumb, you have a learning disability. they took
the WTC shots out of the new spiderman movie. Ryan Adams' video, 'new york,
new york' was shot before sept11, and featured him playing, with the WTC in
the background. people actually wrote to VH1 to take it off the air,
thankfully they didnt, quite possibly one of the greatest songs i've heard on
tv this century. what the hell? the song is an homage to new york. yea what
happened was terrible, but we have to move on. like my grandma told me once,
we cant use it as a crutch. fuck PC. if i offended someone, oh well, deal
with it. thats my opinion and i have that right.
just one more thing:
last night i was watching
the daily show, and they were covering the opening ceremonies, (i think it
was a repeat) of the winter olympics @ salt lake. they had footage of bob
costas & katie couric, thats quality coverage there. when they showed
Iran walk into the arena, the first thing that Costas said something along
the lines of, 'Iran, one of the countries that president bush denoted as an
axis of evil'. nice huh?
better than nothing, nothing is better - 2.01pm 2.25.02
current music : new end original - better than this
caution: long post about almost
you know, i think ALOT.
things eat at me. little things set me off. a death cab for cutie song got me
thinking about the people i've met in the last five years, and if i'll know
them in 10 more. think about that. just about everyday we meet people. some
mean alot to us, some are people we just carry casual conversation with.
thats how it is. me, personally , i intentionally try to make people feel
that when they're talking to me, that they're not just making chit-chat.
cause chit-chat is fake. if i dont think you're worthwhile, i wont talk to
you, i'll just avoid you. ok back to the will i know the same people in 10
years. in ten years, i probably wont talk to half of my current friends. yes,
that bothers me, alot. but thats probably how it'll end up. people get
out of school, move away, get on with their own lives and goals, with all
those factors, one of em has to give, usually its the factor farthest. and
thats ok, it has to be that way. friends cant spend all of their lives up
each others butt all the time. for me, thats the hardest part. last year, i
hung out with jon alot. pretty much all the time. when he moved back to nova,
it was hard. it was like, what do i do with myself? eventually, i got used to
not having someone, other than my brother, to hang with. there were actually
times where i would be in my room, see something cool, and almost yell, 'jon,
come here'. and then like a brick to the forehead, i realized, duh. its the
same with nate. he was my roomate freshman year. together we survived the
wrath of our 3rd roommate, the samoan extraordinaire, Vinnie. when i first
met nate, he was all hardcore punk, ok maybe not that hardcore, but a punk
nonetheless. i was a bit hesitant to even talk to him. but i remember that
first night, a huge, fat samoan, a punk, and a nerd, w/ no tv and internet
connection, talked about themselves for about 3 hours. it was then i realized
that i cant judge a person by what they look like. vinnie, although
inconsiderate and smelly and nasty and downright foul, wasnt that bad of a
person, he usually went out of his way to help people, even if his
motivations were sex. nate, although seemed like a murderer with those wrist
spikes and spikey hair, he really wasnt and is one of the most caring people
jon was in my freshman
interest group so we had almost all the same classes first semester. a few
weeks later, we started talkin and stuff in class and i realize he lived on
my floor. i was like, cool. you know whats really weird, if had been 2
seconds earlier to my orientation, i would have signed up for the computer
science interest group, but since that was filled, i chose the business one.
if i had been in the comp sci one, i probably would have never talked to jon
except maybe a causal, whats up. interesting how things work out. crazy
stuff. i think i met tim and randy those first few days then i met beth, and
then through beth i met stacy, through which i met lauren then through which
i met jen and vina. interesting. i dont even know where this is going, i dont
think its going anywhere. i think its just nostalgia kickin in. am i even old
enough to have nostalgia? nostalgia, it seems, is a desire for a better place
in time, but things arent so bad these days. just different. and thats ok. in
a year, things will be different from now, and so will each year, and that'll
be alright. i'll deal. some of those years may not be how i would like, but
im sure i'll get through. if things dont work out, i'll get through.
i'll get through it, i'll
i'll say it 10 times over,
i'll get through it,
i'll get through it,
im better than this.
im better than this,
im better than this.
im better than.
we all gotta die of something - 10.05am 2.25.02
current music : Vagrant Records Compilation. - Another Year on the
last night was the last
day of class for the term, i kicked my win2k admin's final's ass. turned in
my project for PC Upgrade/Maint., went over that final and then got home
around 930. decided to go to the cary st. gym with rocky, (cause i need to) i
ran 10 mins on the treadmill. lame? yes, but start out small then work my way
up. then i went upstairs and played racquetball, solo. i'd never played it
before, and it rocks. i think i'll keep playin to try and get better. i cant
return the ball for crap, that damn wall is too good, shows me up everytime.
came home, and basically passed out. im still tired this morning, i guess
cause of going to the gym last night. my goal is to try and go just about daily,
we'll see how that goes. tonight, going to the store w/ rocky and lauren,
(dont know if jen is coming), hittin up walmart for groceries, then to best
buy cause lauren needs a processor fan for her computer. tomorrow night, is
the first night of my 4th term at school. like i've said before i have Unix
and Fiber Optics. and of course, fiber optics is my second class, meaning i
will be at school every night til 1030. that rules out going to the gym after
class, i guess i'll have to go in the mornings, my days are filling up.
side note: Semisonic -
Great Divide, is a great album. straight up rock. good stuff.
hi to you. - 12.20pm
current music : radiohead - pablo honey cd
this weekend was rockin.
nate came down friday, went to su casa, a tradition of course. we go there
just about every time he comes down. later on that night, we went to tim's.
and chilled there for for about 5 hours. played crazy 8's, rocked some
grateful dead on vinyl, and messed with mustache (tims psycho cat). we walked
back to my apartment, and i passed out. got up that next morning, bill
arrived at around 12.30, went out to Carytown Burgers and Fries, oh man, the
best burgers i have ever had. nate had some fly honey comment him on his
jimmy eat world tshirt. and him being the wimp that he is, just smiled. wait,
i would have done the same thing. came back to the apartment, and went to the
river w/ jen, lauren, glenn, heidi and chaz. good times, the river is
awesome. we ended up gettin back at around 4. bill brought his computers down
so i could setup his network to share his cable connection. i worked on the
computers for awhile. (side now, windowsME is trash, i'd rather use
windows95) well im glad to say that his internet sharing works, but for some
reason, i bet its an ME error, he cant browse his network of those two
computers. oh well. then we drove around richmond, lookin for mexican food
that didnt have a 30 min wait to get seated. so where did we end up? su casa
of course. classic, i got a taco salad, the best this side of the rio grande.
then we came back to the apartment, and chilled til 11 so we could leave for
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Byrd. bill left around 10, he
had to work that next morning. so nate and i get to the byrd, and meet up w/ jen,
lauren, glenn, heidi and chaz. we wait in line, outside for about 1.5 hours.
apparently, vanilla sky was playing before Indy, and that lasted til 1215 or
something. we get into the theater at around 1 something. and watched the
movie. some asshole's cell phone went off during the movie. UGH, a note to
all you people that read this: i am ever at the movies with you and your cell
phone goes off, i will rip your nutsack off. you are not that important. ok
im done. we get out of the theater at around 3. head home and once again, i
pass out. wake up the next morning, i get up at around 12. yesterday was
kinda boring but i got alot of work done, exactly what i had planned. i got a
final tonight in win2k admin. shouldnt be that bad.
Wake at four and...
slip into the train...
time to join the rat race...
jot in planner...
take some time for son...
it would be a change for once
you said you'd be there...
a promise was broken...
love could not give you a reason...
to stay, to stay
look around at these people...
that you call your friends...
they would sell you for money...
if they ever got the chance...
I don't think that you saw the cost or consequence of killing those years
sold your soul to chase for gold and fame...
it has cost you everything...
punch the clock and work the overtime...
the hourglass has run dry
shaded red - rat race .
i hope that i am never an
example of that song.
about my love - 12.45pm
current music : shaded red - slow suicide
i was lookin through my cd
book to find something to listen to. and i found a copy of my sister's Shaded
Red cd. (sue me, i have a copy, but its justified cause this cd is now out of
print and not findable, acutally i bet you could find em on ebay). We say
them at a church in NC somewhere, a great show. back to the cd. its rockin.
straight up rock with a jazz feel. i just found em on mp3.com, www.mp3.com/shadedred.
very good stuff, check em out.
i noticed 'about my love'
isnt on the mp3.com site, if you can find it somewhere, like WinMX or
Morpheus its good stuff, if not and you want it, let me know. i'll rip you
the whole cd.
james rapids - 10.05am 2.22.02
current music : piebald
- Watch Her Flow
checkin out my referral
list, i noticed a few from google from when people search for something and
this page comes up. here are a few search keywords. 1.the get up kids anne
2.i m tired and i wanna
find a new computer upgrade
4.Download Wheatus Little Respect.mp3
5.Nice Old Guys
7.SINEAD O'CONNOR nothing
8.download jimmy eat world
oh yea and i especially
enjoy this one
9.guys who eat ass
why the hell 'guys who eat
ass' somehow returns my page, i have no clue. i like how people will just
type in 'download '. i bet they expect it to somehow magically download into
their AOL Radio. Number 2 is quite amusing too, as if google somehow
understands full sentences, let alone the word, 'wanna'. retards.
well today is friday, and
its the weekend. and nates comin down tonight, we're gonna hang out with Tim
and Co., then tomorrow, bill is coming down round noon, then we're goin to
the river w/ jen, lauren and her friends from Baltimore. rumor has it that
beth wetzel might join us. much fun will be had, then we're all going to see
indiana jones at the byrd @ midnight. i wish it was 5 so i wouldnt have to be
you can be the big shot,
just dont shoot yourself.
EZ - 12:15pm 2.21.02
current music : pete
yorn - musicforthemorningafter CD
for those of you that are
familiar with computer technology, get this.. i was thinkin about how
comptuers back in the late 70's through the 80's worked. how offices used
'terminals' (if any of you used telnet, thats basically a terminal emulator).
you'd sit at a screen with a keyboard, and the mainframe would process your
request. if you hit the left arrow key, it would a request to the server to
move your cursor left and then it would appear on your screen. pretty
archeaic. then we moved towards desktop-centric computing, relying on the
power of our own comptuers and only using mainframes/servers for share
resources and such. ok thats fine. but then i was thinking, with the internet
becoming so popular (mind you, only 8% of the worlds population has
electricity, let alone a computer with internet access), we're reverting back
to network-centric computing. relying heavily on the resources of a server
for our informational and processing needs. think about it, with SQL, PHP,
PERL, all three languages, while can run on desktop comptuers, are made to
run on servers with mutilple clients accessing those processes. i suspect in
about 10 years, i'll be sitting at a desk with a monitor with an RJ-45
connection, no keyboard, all voice activated, running entirely off a modified
AS/400 running .NET
another thing, if you use
windowsXP along with Windows Media Player8, you shouldnt be. read the article
below. Media Player Logs Choices
whether or not you think
MS will do anything with your data, the point is that they shouldnt be
monitoring your use.
one more thing, Pete
Yorn's Musicforthemorningafter Cd is butter. it surpasses all the rave
reviews, its fantabulous.
none - 10.20am 2.20.02
current music : none
ive talked about this
before, but in my livejournal..but for reasons new, i must discuss again.
resentment. when i think about dating someone, i think of it for the long
term. the whole 'point' of dating, is to find someone to be with. even with
my own issues aside about commitment, i think i'll be ok in the end, with
whomever i end up with. but back to the topic at hand. resentment. it really
upsets me when people resent someone. and everyday people do it. i'm no
saint, i've done it before. and you know what its honestly none of my
business, but it really bothers me that one can treat another as such. i wish
i could say more, but i just cant. there i've gotten it off my chest. watch
yourself, swallow your pride, cause you may just lose us all.
what the fuck is your
all the company calls - 3.20pm 2.19.02
current music : death
cab for cutie - company calls
you've heard of all those
Pay-For-Peer2Peer file sharing programs like Pressplay and musicnet. if you
havent, you pay a monthly fee for use of the service to download a certain
amount of songs and that monthly fee is used to 'compensate' artists. that being
said, read the following excerpt from the NY Times:
As one rock manager
computes it, if a consumer buys the standard Gold Plan on Pressplay, paying
$19.95 for 75 songs downloaded to a hard drive and 750 streamed so that they
can be heard only once, an artist, after these deductions, gets $.0023 per
song downloaded. To earn a penny, more than four songs must be downloaded.
-NYTIMES, 'Record Labels'
Answer to Napster Still Has Artists Feeling Bypassed'
artists gettin compensated
my ass. with that service, it would take 1000 downloads, for a band to make
$2.30. a band usually consists of four people, thats a whopping .57cents.
what the hell?! support indie labels. if you're band of choice is on a major
label, go to shows, the best way to support em, i dont mind paying 30 bucks
for a show if i know the band is gettin alot of that money, more so than a
cd. the bands i listen to, i really enjoy their music, i dont listen to music
just because it sounds good or catchy. i listen to music as an art, an expression.
thats why albums are much better to listen to than singles, you get exactly
what the band intended. if i would have only heard one song off off jimmmy
eat world's Clarity, i would probably have never bought the album, nor
discovered quite possibly the best album of my entire collection. support
what you like, put your money where your mouth is. if you somehow enjoy
o-town, by all means support it, its your money. i read somewhere that most
artists make about 30cents on a $15 cd. nice isnt?
ma vie - 1.05pm 2.19.02
current music : linkinpark
I are Travis
Friendship comes first, and it just happens to be that you and your mates
like to rock. You are easily the nicest band in music, and you've proven that
nice guys dont finish last. Which British Band
breakfast - 11.00am 2.18.02
current music : none
Dear Mr. Vernon, we
accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday in detention for
whatever it is we did wrong, but we think you're crazy for making us write an
essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in
the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found
out, is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a
princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours,
The Breakfast Club.
wendy's & baja bean - 10.30am 2.18.02
current music : the
sounds of my boss' kids running around
this past weekend, was
good stuff. my girl visited me, we went to the byrd theater on saturday
night, saw The Breakfast Club (great movie). fun stuff. im already looking
forward to this weekend cause nate's comin down, AND bill is tryin to get off
work to come down too. oh much fun would be had. Indiana Jones: Raiders of
the Lost Arc is playin at the Byrd this saturday night @ midnight. i know im
going and so far i've confirmed lauren and jen, and since nate will be down
here, im sure he'll come along as well. if you wanna go, let me know cause
its gonna rock.
in other news, there is
none. one more thing: Bill, get off work.
im there - 10.40am 2.16.02
current music : radiohead
got tickets, oh yea baby,
general admin floor. damn right.
funk in richmond - 4.42pm 2.15.02
current music : radiohead
- nobody does it better
Sunday, June 23, 2002
- presale is tomorrow, Feb 16, 16th @ 10am
have they all got the
bends - 11.05am 2.15.02
current music : radiohead
- the bends
last night in pc upgrade,
got to build new lab computers. much fun was had. unlike most schools, the
PC's we built actually go into labs that students use. yea sucka. these
babies are nice, 1.6ghz P4's. too bad they arent AMD's.
in other news, im goin to williamsburg
to see my girl, maybe have some din din with Apex, only the best band this
side of the mississippi, with the exception of....um, maybe Spliff? so this
weekend should be mad cool yo. then i have another weekend to look forward
to, cause nate says hes comin down the next one. and then in two weeks, i
start the new term in school, then in one more week, its the death cab for
cutie show. then in 3 weeks i'll be 21. alright, im gonna stop now.
lowell, ma - 2.15pm 2.14.02
current music : bjork -
almost forgot, nate got
tickets for the death cab for cutie show in dc on march 12th, wooho! too bad
the saves the day show sold out before we could get tickets, and we're
waiting til the dashboard confessional show goes on sale..oh yes, music
goodnes, all within a 2 week period.
a valentine cookie, to the
person who can tell me where the subject came from. i bet only one person
will get it, and i know who you are.
all is full of love - 9.30am 2.14.02
current music : death
cab for cutie - all is full of love
last night in class, we
got our new schedules for next term, and i got Unix and Fiber Optics. im
going to die. Unix alone is supposedly one of the hardest class offered at
ECPI, but Fiber Optics, by far the hardest. but i can look at it this way, in
fiber optics, the final is a certification test to be a fiber optics
installer. another fall back solution if the networking thing doesnt work
out. im starting to get more sick, and this aint good. i need to be well for
im gonna name my daughter,
the shampoo is better - 10.00am 2.13.02
current music : talk
Which is better?
hahah i knew it.
glass, unbroken - 10.41am 2.12.02
current music : none.
yea so, im gonna say it,
im a guy and i like Bjork. there i said it.
had a test last night in
win2k admin, i think i rocked that mofo. ended up leaving pc upgrade early
last night cause i didnt wanna sit through another hour of the teacher
reviewing DOS with my nose draining like a faucet. got home, stayed up for an
hour and went to bed, couldnt fall asleep til 12, watched Castaway until i
when i was in MD, i didnt
get to stop by and see my cousin at the place hes stayin at. first, i couldnt
find the number in the phone book, then 411 didnt have it. so im seriously
thinking about making another trip up there, in the coming weeks.
by the way, just archived
about a 2 weeks of posts. check out the archive links below.