Sat Dec 08 2001 20:58:00 GMT-0800 (PST)
Oh man...it's been ages since I updated this log...so what the hell have I been up to you ask? Let's see how many links I can cram in here to explain... Well first I was sick, although I denied it throughout. I think I'm finally over it. I saw a band called Les Savy Fav at Einsteins here in Lubbock on one of the worst possible driving days (visualize 6 inches of melted snow refreezing and forming sheets of solid ice everywhere). The show was great even though the turnout left something to be desired. If these guys roll into your town, I highly recommend checking them out. I did some software/hardware work on my PIC PS/2 keyboard controller for the VTech driving toy that I'm modding to hell. The circuit/software can now read/write from/to a PS/2 keyboard, but the project has a lot of work left. Eventually I'll have a page for it in the art section. On November 30th, I flew to Dallas to see Pigface (from Invisible Records) live at the Canyon Club. The venue was a bit strange, but the show completely amazing!!! It turns out that I saw them 10 years, 1 month, and 1 day after I first saw them in Germany. Oh man, the show was awesome. After the set was over, we were waiting by the tour buses and Meg Lee Chin poked her head out and asked if anybody had a car to take her to go get soup. My buddy Ev offered and we ended up taking her to a convenience store down the street and through a Jack In The Box drive through for a Monster Taco(tm). She admitted liking Jack In The Box because apparently they don't exist in England (where she currently lives). She was way cool, down to earth, way nicer than I would have pictured her. Meg got us into the Pigface tour bus briefly while she had the rest of the band sign the setlist that I swiped. I hope to get a scan of it up later for you to envy. We ended back inside (so Chucksta could pay Stan's tab and get the credit card he forgot) and I talked to Martin Atkins briefly and got an autograph. He told me the story of how ohGr got hepatitis B 10 years ago on the tour I saw them at in Europe. He also said some funny, but not entirely kind words about Al Jourgensen. :) Work has been busy busy busy, and I feel that I've been coding like a madman. I really don't think a single person should write that much code on a single project, but I digress... I wrote a mod/patch to ubh, a perl script that I use to pull mp3s from usenet. The mod is a menu system that improves the interactive mode...although I'm not sure that the author is going to use it in future versions. Oh well, I like it. Oh yeah, and BAH HUMBUG...I'm soooo not in the holiday spirit, despite the fact that I hung lights for the first time.
Mon Nov 19 2001 11:40:00 GMT-0800 (PST)
The initial batch of wedding photos are up in the photos section. I have a few from my digital camera and a grip of blurry ones from John and Kelly's camera. :) I will probably end up doing some renaming later on the latter (heh), but for now at least they are visible. I fully intend on buying a scanner once we get all the actual photos developed from the instants etc. Keep checking back! Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I made some slight changes to the pic indexing script so that it should now handle subdirectories (categories). It's not fully tested, but one level of nesting should work pretty reliably. A big THANK YOU again to everyone who came to the wedding and helped make the event so special for us both!
Tue Nov 06 2001 18:50:00 GMT-0800 (PST)
Well, I'm going to start reinstalling the Windows box tonight, so there may be some portions of the site that are temporarily down. We apologize for any inconvenience. :) Hopefully things will be back to "normal" in a relatively short period of time.
Sun Nov 04 2001 21:33:00 GMT-0800 (PST)
Arg, I've got a cold. As much as I don't like to admit it, denial isn't going to help me recover. This sucks. I didn't do a damn thing this weekend. What a slack. I did manage to put up the comic cache page. It's a simple PHP script to help see daily online comics on a single page. Nothing amazing, but I think that I will probably use it. I will put a link to it from the computers section when I get around to it.
Sun Oct 28 2001 15:52:00 GMT-0800 (PST)
Well, yesterday I finished up the core hardware in the Ghetto Drum system. It's all mounted nicely in the SyQuest case, and frankly, I think it looks pretty sleek! You can find links to the Ghetto Drum page from the art, computers, and electronics categories (because I think it really fits into each). Now I just need to finish the software for it and build some decent drum pads... Oh yeah, and thanks to Nappy for the SB Live hook ups! Got it installed today and it's a definite improvement on my integrated sound card I was using before.
Thu Oct 25 2001 11:22:00 GMT-0700 (PDT)
Well, apparently I forgot to post a link to my ulta sweet artsy fartsy ilab flyby animation that I made a while back. I didn't quite get it as small as I wanted, but I still like it. Check it out and get familiarized with my comfortable mess that is known worldwide as The Infiltration Lab.
Mon Oct 15 2001 23:57:00 GMT-0700 (PDT)
I write this a little before midnight, and I just feel that there aren't enough hours in a day. Work, in general, sucks because it consumes at least 1/3 of the day, sleep (now that I'm older and actually feel tired if I don't get some decent zzzzs) takes another 1/3, and eating, driving, shitting, smoking, brushing teeth and showering seem to consume the rest (you know, aside from that other milisecond spent doing mindless relaxation). My mind is filled with projects...it just seems that I can never find time to tackle them all! Arg. I should make a bulleted list somewhere.