Hi there!

Hey y’all. Got a spiffy new journal engine. Nice, eh?

In this box you’ll find my latest journal entry. You can click the “journal” link in the menu on the left to view past entries, or you can click the “read more” link at the bottom of this box to continue reading more entries.

The code is good, the output a little cludgy, but all-in-all, I’m happy with what I’ve got here. If you’d like to offer some feedback, go to the message gateway and drop me a line. It’ll be fun. I promise.

Ok, kids. So much to do. So many miles to go. New Year’s Resolution 1 of 4 is done and done. And only 1/4 of the year is burned. Good, good.

Stay tuned for more.

Later!
-Shawn

2002.10.30 (from the archives)

Part of a series of posts from my old website archives. Enjoy!

2002.10.30 – 2:00am

Hey folks. Things are gearing up for Halloween celebrations. Not sure what I’m going as, but it’ll come to me in the last minute. So far, pretty much going as what I went as last year. A minor demon. Ah well. Nothing like getting more mileage out of my horns. Maybe I’ll post some pics.

The new apartment is swell. It’s peaceful. Cheap. Slowly getting the home network set up and installed. We’re operational, but the cables on the floor ain’t pretty. I was amazed how easy it was to set up my linux server with two ethernet cards, routing, NAT, and firewalling. Some complications, some package reinstalls, but it’s working like a dream. I like.

We still don’t have a microwave oven, but somehow I don’t think I miss having one around. I’m actually cooking. This is a new thing to me. Heh. Me, actually cooking. What a concept!

I finally bit the bullet. I signed up on an internet personals website. Created a profile, made a picture for it (which I really like), and started sending replies to several women’s cool ads. I finally got a few bites over the weekend. Chatting with a girl who appears to be a real sweetheart. Got to chat with her last night; we’re discussing going to see a live show some time soon. I’m just hoping all this will actually result in something really good. Shawn needs some good in his life.

About my site, I’m not too sure about it’s current design. I kinda like it, but on small browser window it’s downright ugly. Also, the scroller interface seems so…cludgy. I should probably reconsider my design. Then again, if I would actually work on my website engine, this wouldn’t be a problem.

Well, instead of working on my website, I have been working elsewhere. Still staying productive in my hobbies. My latest project, “Terran and Proud” (.avi, 30secs, 9.4megs), just kind of came together two weeks ago. I’m so in love with the look of this video. When I selected the font for this, the rest of it found its voice. It’s like an old reel from the 50’s with a 50’s ideal of the future (did that make sense?). Music is planned for later addition. Yep, another Glass Door project. Take a look (requires the MPEG4 codec).

So long.

2002.09.27 (from the archives)

Part of a series of posts from my old website archives. Enjoy!

2002.09.27 – 3:30am

It is time for a change. Patrick, one of my roomates, and I will be moving into a new place. Due to some situations surrounding us and a lot of details I won’t go into here on this site, both of us decided to take our housing situation into our own hands and accelerate the inevitable. Within a few months, we will have had to find a place anyway; now is the best time of the year to do so, what with all the UT students back and apartments sitting there with empty units. I say it’s a damned good time to be a renter. ¡Viva la renter!

It’s a nice, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom apartment in a small complex, what looks like it used to be a motel or something, like back when Hwy 290 traffic brought travelers into town. The neighbors appear to be cool, more working-class types, and two of my friends live, like, 2 doors down from us. Gas and water are paid; our only bills will be electricity, and then cable-modem and phone. Believe me, brother, it’ll be nice to live on the cheap. And get this: this place, for its price and location, is huge, something like 930 square feet (which, apparently is “large”). The whole place is very well kept. The pool has been cemented-over, apparently after a previous resident tried to jump into it from the second-floor balcony. (True Darwinism at its finest, folks.) The grounds outside the complex are OK, but the open-air courtyard is well maintained. Even the railings have a good solid coat of aqua-green paint. Nice, nice.

I can’t wait to begin moving next week. But no rest for the wicked until it’s done. (*yawn*)

It’s bedtime for Bonzo. G’nite.