It’s been quite a while since my last post here. My life has changed so much since then. It’s almost funny to go back and read the things I wrote while working in the city. That was one of the most miserable periods in my life. There’s so much stuff going on, but I really hate posting personal stuff on the Internet. It always seems to come back and bite you in the ass.
I still don’t understand the popularity of MySpace. Xanga is a much better site in general for posting written content. MySpace is populated by retarded kids who think embedding videos is the most awesomest thing to do on the Internets.
Anyway, I’m still around, though I rarely write or visit this site.
This is not a “blog.” I hate that term and always have. This is just my page, which I update manually by SSHing to this box and typing all this text in vi. I don’t use any fancy schmancy “content management” stuff, that’s for newbs.
So Christmas has come and gone, I got an Xbox (not 360, which is crap). I used a soft-mod tutorial on it because I have no interest in playing Microsoft’s crappy offerings, and I’m cheap. So I put Xbox Media Center on it and a bunch of emulators, and relived the joy of The Legend of Zelda for NES on my Xbox. I got up to level 5 in a couple of hours. I got a few other emulators running on it, including Xenesis and Surreal64, and I played Zelda64 for a bit as well, though the emulator does some weird stuff with the graphics.
I also decided to put up this Amazon affiliat store crap that I wrote a long time ago that’s just been rotting on my repository machine. Maybe I can make some side cash this way! Some recommended products:
I wrote a crappy perl script to read all the .flac files in a directory and convert them to MP3 using LAME, extracting the meta-data and inserting it as ID3v2 tags. I figured this might be somewhat useful to others, so here you go:
I wrote a crappy perl script to read all the .flac files in a directory and convert them to MP3 using LAME, extracting the meta-data and inserting it as ID3v2 tags. I figured this might be somewhat useful to others, so here you go: flac2mp3.pl
I watched Chocolat tonight; it was pretty good. So much stuff is going on that I can’t even begin to explain it. The job is good and everything else is ok, or ok enough for now. One thing is clearer to me now than ever before: I was never meant to follow in anyone’s footsteps.
On a less ominous note, here’s a pic of a spider that’s been weaving its web on my front porch for the past 3 weeks, despite my repeated walking right through it. This web is huge, like 3 feet in diameter now.
This morning, with the help of archive.org, I found a paper I’d put up on my website way back in 1997. It was written for my 12th grade AP English class, during the peak of my Stevie Ray Vaughan fanboy phase. I converted it to PDF because the original ASCII text version looked kind of crappy. Anyway, here it is: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music as an example of “Flow”.
I am a weird dude. I still feel like there’s a huge part of my personality I’m hiding from everyone, including myself. I feel like if I go in there it would be really weird.
When I was in first grade I won the spelling bee because two other people misspelled the word “thief.” They both spelled it “theif.” Dan Madonia won the Spelling Bee in 2nd grade. Then I won again in 3rd grade. In High School I finally realized that the spelling bee is a retarded competition, basically because retarded people started winning it. Sure, if you do nothing but teach spelling 24/7 you can win… duh. Anyway.
I’m starting a new job next week. I’m hoping it will rock my socks. I was really unhappy at my old (current, as of today) job and it affected me badly in several ways. Also I need to get a haircut, I look like Dilbert’s boss again.
As I get older and older I begin to realize I should have been writing down my memoirs over the course of my life so that I have something to look back on when I’m older. My life was so fucking bizarre, I don’t think anybody could believe it really happened. And I haven’t gone up into the belltower yet.
In closing, 2 things. One, a quote that only real nerds like me would get: “Some people, when confronted with a problem, think “I know, I’ll use
regular expressions.” Now they have two problems.” — Jamie Zawinski
2nd, my pgp public key, send me some encrypted shit, I LOVE IT.
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