A new look

Testing a new look, primarily to delve into Responsive design. The current template is only partially responsive from my tests. I also need to fix my logo up a bit... keep an eye out.Read more …

Amalgamate Now?

Sometimes in your life, there are spans of time when the definition of your life is writ large, across the face of reality like graffiti. Everyone within eye sight, ear shot, a tongue flick can see, smell and taste everything that is about to happen... and have no idea what it feels like. At this moment, my life is a storage closet of chaos. Life without definition, but full of cluster, sound and fury. I just spent a half hour researching Cochlear Implants. I read someone elses blog on this process and broke…Read more …

Returnth to Normal?

Tomorrow, next step on the way back to "normal". I go back to work... I'm excited and scared about that. Excited because I've sat on my ass for the last 6 weeks. I can't sit on my ass no more. I know the meaning of the word "laid up" and I don't wanna do it again. I'm a bit scared, to be honest. After being in the house, and not leaving the house on my own... I'm going to drive to work, get out of the car, and scoot my knee walker, crutches,…Read more …

Barbarian in the Gate… and you let him in

What do you do if the barbarian in in the gate? He's walked right through the gate, and you let him in. He's inside. You can't let him out, because circumstances require someone to take up that space... how do you deal with it? Proactively. Will the barbarian, marked as spoiled, choose to continue to enter the gates? Walk amongst us, like a monster amongst men? Pretend nothing is wrong? Or will he stay home, run away from his crimes, and force us to bring... shall we say... more extensive legal forms of…Read more …

Screw SOPA/PIPA

Sharing this post I found. It echoes my thoughts well. "...So many people honestly seem to believe this bill is just to fight piracy. No one is protesting to help pirates. ┬áThis bill goes far beyond the reaches of piracy, and the "piracy" part of the name is there to dupe people too lazy to read (which is most americans apparently) into thinking that's all this bill is for. SOPA and other similar bills share in common the fact that they provide the government with the power to censor the internet. ┬áBasically any…Read more …

Musings upon existance

I'm curious, really. What the heck am I doing here right now? I mean the physical here, not metaphysical. I'm sitting in the condo, which I still barely call home. I have trouble saying "come over to my house". I say "come over to my place." I have no house now. My house is my Dad's house. That's what I think of when I say "my house". This stupid economy... has me stuck in a place I will never escape without going bankrupt. And I'm starting to think it might be worth it.…Read more …

Kindle Fire – Review

I'm lucky enough to have gotten a Kindle Fire right off the bat. Here's a few initial thoughts: 1. This is not replacement or even legit competitor to the iPad or other Android tablets (Samsung Galaxy, Toshiba Thrive, Motorola Xoom, etc). I really like that when I ordered it, the settings were input into the device, so it was automatically tied to my Amazon account. This meant that it instantly populated the Kindle Fire with books I had checked out for Kindle! However, this "convenience" makes gift giving for the Fire a bit…Read more …

Still

I still feel myself suffering this "impending" burn out feel, and I do not like it. I am going through one of the roughest installs I've ever had... and it seems like even when I FINISH it, it's still not right. I know installs aren't always clean and easy, but this one is like "Murphy's Law of Installations". So, the crux of it: Upgrading OPACs from Windows XP to Windows 7. New workstations replacing 8 workhorse OPACs that were approaching 5 years old, and all exhibiting various states of thermal failure. 1 has…Read more …

Tablet

I admit. I was resistive. Like an old man who doesn't want to do anything new. Remain stuck in the way everyday has always been. I recently saw the future in the form of a gift. My brother and I bought my dad an apple I pad for his birthday.a Col gadget and maybe a simpler internet experience for him. Maybe I can get him using his email. My nehew was SO excited that grandpa was getting an I pad. At the restaraunt, he tore the gift wrapping off, sat in my dads…Read more …