I "finished" (is anything I work on ever actually "finished"?) my new directory indexing script. Apache is cool in that it will display directory contents right out-of-the-box...but the interface was pissing me off. Specifically, I kept getting pissed off at the fact that it would truncate long filenames way too short (really annoying with long MP3 filenames) and I just didn't like the overall look.
So I wrote a replacement in PHP. You will notice the changes if you access my protected directory contents. If you want a copy or want to look at the source, just send me email.
As usual, I probably spent way too much time on it...but I consider it nice and I like how configurable it is.
I'm so damn stoked!!! I bought tickets for SONIC YOUTH for May 4th in Dallas! Fuck yeah! SY is most certainly one of those bands I swore I would have to see before they stopped touring or broke up. You can't ignore their serious influence on the punk rock and grunge sounds, and I really dig their newer experimental sounds. I've been listening to more and more SY in the last year or so, and I haven't seen a single show in so long...so let me just say again: I'M STOKED!
If you're reading this, then consider yourself invited. I think we already have a full car and complete weekend plans, but I'd really like have as many of my buddies along for the show. I bought my tix online through ticketbastard, er, ticketmaster, so expect the usual "convenience fee" (oxymoron?) crap that comes along with that.
I consider it quite lame that a band like Sonic Youth has to resort to using those dorks...but I guess that's the way it goes.
Lemme just start off by saying that I'm writing this from work. This job is torture. I couldn't be less happy. Misery is too simple of a word to descibe this agony. I want out. I want to leave this pit and do something interesting. I have no motivation. I get no rewards. There are no real challenges, and the challenges that occasionally crop up aren't the kind I enjoy dealing with. I guess I'll just continue waiting and hoping for something more enjoyable.
It will happen...eventually. I just hope this job hasn't made me too damn stupid by then.
Well...if you're looking for anything that I host across to my Winderz box (mainly my digital camera images), it's going to be temporarily unavailable this weekend. Why you ask? Simple! My Winderz box (aka main gaming/killin' machine) has been temporarily relocated to the ChaosLAN. Sorry for the inconvenience. Now back to the killin'...
I put up my latest creation...the Text Terminal screen saver can be found here. It's not exactly what I wanted, but it's pretty damn close...and was completed with a minimal amount of effort. It's not nearly as cool as phosphor running in Linux with curl pointed at the web voyeur...but I like it nonetheless.
I guess overall it was a good exercise in just how painful it is to work directly with the Windows API...lesson learned!
Anyway, I like it as a screen saver. The web voyeur stuff just fascinates me. Stop reading this and go download it or something.
I dropped a bunch of money this weekend on a new receiver...it's nice. No more running home entertainment on the stereo I've owned since I was a sophmore in high school...I've got some real equipment now! Whoopie! Time to get a subwoofer and a center channel...Muhahaha.
I scored a copy of Clive Barker's Undying and played it for a while last night. Excellent game! I don't care what STM says, I can certainly feel the Clive influence. And...as much as I hate to admit it...certain parts have actually scared me. The down side is that the thing is pretty intensive and my PC is under par. I guess I'll dick with the configuration and see if I can get it to run a bit smoother.