Monday, January 31, 2005

Yahoo! News - First Amendment No Big Deal, Students Say

Read something that is scarey. Read it here . I'm a very firm believer in the First Amendment, and that doesn't bode well. For those of you who disagree, let's look at it a different way, presuming that it stays this way. These kids get older, and one of them decides that they don't like flag burning, and they are a Congressman, and bring a Constitutional Amendment to ban flag burning, and it passes. They have now established a unprecendented (not the word I want to use, been stusk on that word for two days now) claim on changing the Constitution. With that, future law-makers can erode our rights even further. *shakes head*

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Free t-shirts (I hope)

So I just completed the forms to get my free t-shirts from Pepsi. Of course, I selected my Pittsburgh Steelers , hopefully I will get it, as I waited til the last day to send it. Just a side note, I haven't really watched any football games in about three to four years, as I hate the free agency and how teams move all the time. But I do keep up with the NFL some, looking at the paper or seeing it on the web.

I haven't said it yet, but I am having more car problems. It will crank, but won't start, and hasn't started since I got it back. I called my mechanic up, and he said it may be the thicker oil they put in, when they did the oil change. I have no idea, as I am not a mechanic. I have tried starting it a few times the past couple days, and always the same thing. *sighs* I hate this, not knowing exactly what's wrong, and afraid this will cost me money, which I really can't afford.

Changed my default browser to Firefox today. Used to be IE, but as I don't need IE to play AC anymore (not that I play AC as much as I used to... I think I been on AC for a total of one hour in the past two months), I figured I may as well change it. If you haven't tried Firefox yet, run, don't walk, and get it. Then browse through the extensions. Make sure to get AdBlocker.




Thought of the day.

Been thinking of my blog, and well, it seems so bland to me. Something to think about. Another thing I thought about, was that I don't spend enough time on my blog, and how I tend to be, ummm, I guess the word would be short-winded.

Reading up on the Iraqi elections on Yahoo, seems to be doing well, but that is probably just Rice/Bush propaganda . I wonder if I have time before I go to work, to read up on it *looks at watch*, yea, I should :) I hope it goes well, and not for Bush, but for the Iraqi people.

Website of the day

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Chest pains part II

Woke up to no chest pains, was pretty happy about that, but my mother never called, which I am unhappy about that. She was probably drunk and didn't remember. Feel pretty good though, I was so worried about it, and I know, I should go see a doctor, but my financial situation is pretty bad. So I won't. Yea, call me an idiot.

Chest pains

They are gone now, which I am glad for, but still, scared me, bad. Talked to my mom about them (she used to be a nurse) and said I should go see a doctor if they continue tomorrow. I told her to give me a call tomorrow, to make sure I am alive and well. Yes, that's how scared I was.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Website of the day

Ananova - Man peed way out of avalanche


I bet he is glad he isn't a woman ;)

Morning time

Had two unremarkable days off, like most of my other days off. Sometimes I wish they were more exciting, like now, but other times, I am content with them, which is most times.

Been reading some of other blogs around here, posted on a few. It's interesting to read them, too interesting in times. They are like day time talk shows, which I don't like watching. I have enough problems of my own, and some of the shows they have shouldn't even be aired.

Also played WoW some, not much though, as it doesn't hold my attention as AC did, which I am glad. AC as a game was great, and too damn addictive. Looking back, I wish I could take back the time I played. Definately didn't help me at all in real life. And in all honesty, getting into AC was probably one of the biggest mistakes I ever did. Ranks right up there, when I started smoking (I don't anymore), and working with my mother in her business (don't do that anymore either)

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Kinda fun to read other peoples blogs

Been using the Next Blog and getting some interesting reads, and some that appears to be ads for products. Should try it out sometime.

Yay, got my car back!

Got my car, ran as well as I expected (no muffler), but I can't get find my checkbook. Will be checking it online, hopefully all is okay. *crosses fingers*
And damn I am tired as well. Had to wake up at 7ish, to pick it up. Will be going back to bed as soon as I look my banking statement.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Just a rant

Been looking through other people's blogs, and some were interesting. Couple complaints though that I didn't post.... one is, make the font bigger. One site was so hard to read, I just clicked next blog. The other, was streaming music, I think. She talked about doing it, and Firefox said I needed to download a plugin (which I didn't, bad enough IE has it). Anyways, people like me, who are on a slow connection, streaming sucks. I wish I could get broadband, but I live out in the sticks, and well, I don't want to move, so I am stuck with my hamster speed internet connection.
Ah well.

Monday, January 24, 2005

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Schizoid |||||||||||||||||| 74%
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Avoidant |||||||||||| 46%
Dependent |||||| 26%
Obsessive-Compulsive |||||| 26%
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Global Personality Test Results
Stability (58%) moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.
Orderliness (47%) medium which suggests you are moderately organized, hard working, and reliable while still remaining flexible, efficient, and fun.
Extraversion (37%) moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.
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Car repairs.

My car has been leaking radiator fluid for a week now, and I was able to get it in today. The mechanic left a message, and said it will be $160 for a used radiator, or $300 for a new one. Needless to say, I went for the cheaper one. Doesn't it always seem to happen that way, expensive repairs right around tax time, that will eat up your tax return. I guess I should count myself lucky.... $160 isn't that bad. Though it does suck how I think it happened, from a pothole, one that made me say "fuck" out loud.

Sunday, January 23, 2005

What is a blog?

So I looked it up, to see what is a blog. Course, I used Google, and this is what I found when I did a search:

Definitions of Blog -- (weB LOG) on the Web:

A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in cronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominantly.
www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html

From "Web log." A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." See also: WWW
www.mitsol.co.za/help_glossary.htm

, n: Slang term for a weblog. A Web log, for the uninitiated, is a popular and fairly personal content form on the Internet. A person’s Web log is almost like an open diary. It chronicles what a person wants to share with the world on an almost daily basis.
www.brilliant-id.com/site/index.php

An easily updated personal website, generally updated daily and expressing. See About Blogs or look at a sample.
www.internettime.com/itimegroup/eglossary.htm

From "Web log." A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger."
www.computersprintersrepairshouston.com/glossary_of_terms.html

Internet &/or virtual reality Blog: an online diary or journal, typically documenting the day-to-day life of an individual. Derived from "weblog".
www.nottingham.ac.uk/cyber/fullglos.html

Webpages that are constantly updated with new commentary and links about a particular topic. Often very personal.
www.access-egov.info/glossary.cfm

(1) A web log: an on-line diary or frequently updated personal web page. (2) A strong fannish punch.
www.edu.uleth.ca/~runte/ncfguide/fangloss.htm

This is a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Similar to a personal diary, but shared over the web.
www.webdev.vianetworks.co.uk/glossary-general.asp

From "Web log." A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." See also: WWW
www.cyberparalegal.com/tech_dictionary.htm

web log: a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn


So that's cool, a journal or diary, which is what I wanted. I guess it would be an entry into a blog, so I will be calling that.



My first blog post?

Been kind of wanting to do something like this for a while now, and well here we go, for better or worse.

Not sure on what these are called, posts? threads? messages? blogs? Maybe I will look at other people's blogs, and see what they call it, but not tonight. (That's the reason why I put the question mark on my title)

I guess people will want to know basic stuff about me, and the only thing I will say for now, is I am a guy. I 'm just a very private person, and reluctant at this time to say any more at this time.

My team lost today, Pittsburgh, to the Patriots. I used to be such a big football fan, but for the past few years, haven't kept up with it much. Few reasons why, free agency for one. Money isn't everything, but for alot of athletes, it is. They should show just a little more loyalty to a team, and the same goes for a team.
Another reason, and this is the biggy, is I got into computers, and the internet. Talk about a time sink. I spend alot of time on my computer.

Well, I'm kind of curious as to how this will look, and I have other matters I need to attend to, so this is a farewell for now.