Friday, July 28, 2006

I survived Hell Week

There really was little doubt, but I survived my own personal "Hell Week" of working full-time, attending classes (and even taking an exam in psychology!), and working a couple of nights as a security officer for a local festival. I missed my goal of posting daily to all of my blogs, but every other day isn't too bad :) Now, I'm off to finish up my lunch break so that I can complete my 13-hour day. After tomorrow's all-day class, hell week is finally over :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hell Week

Someone should have warned me that this week was going to be "Hell Week," but it's of my own making.

This week, several things have happened at once. First, I work my normal job (about 44 hours a week). On top of that, second summer session started at school. I'm only taking 6 credit hours (one 5 credit-hour class plus a workshop), but that's three nights a week. And to top it off, I'm working two night shifts of security detail for a local festival. And did I mention that my new goal is to post to all three of my blogs daily? I've obviously missed that target already, but every-other-day is still better than what I was doing :)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Comment Spam

Today I had my first case of comment spam :( Which isn't bad, considering how long the blog has been going. Plus, the spam was for vintage computer manuals, and was attached to a post on the Tandy CoCo, so it was just borderline spam. Perhaps someone genuinely thought that the link may have been useful, but they never commented on the post itself. So, if you posted the comment in question, just tie it in with the post itself and I'd let it stand :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

U.K. Gambling CEO Arrested at U.S. Airport

There is an excellent post over on Cato@Liberty about the U.K. gambling CEO who was arrested at a U.S. airport. I have issues with the following:
The distressing part is just how far some in the U.S. government will go to impose their values on American citizens.

The really distressing part is just how far the US government will go to impose their values on NON-US citizens, much less their own. We have arrested the CEO of a UK company who has violated no law in his own country. His crime was of landing on US soil for a connecting flight, as the US wasn't even his destination. As a US citizen, I am ashamed of the actions of our government.

Monday, July 17, 2006

More proof that Bush is a douchebag

Someone please tell me he didn't just say that! Found on CNN:
"I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world, like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion, and I told him that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia would do the same," Bush said.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Personal development and human consciousness

First, an apology. A strange issue with my cable modem knocked me offline yesterday. Sorry the site was unavailable for a good part of the day (part of the price you pay for hosting things at home). With that out of the way, on with the post...

Lately, I've been reading several blogs on "personal development" with great interest. One of the best is by Steve Pavlina because, regardless of what he's writing about, it is always extremely well articulated. While digging around his site (and, more specifically, his blog) I ran across an older entry he had posted on the Levels of Consciousness and just had to pass it on.

Personally, I think I spend most of my time in "Pride," even though my state tends to fluctuate. I can feel myself standing on the edge of "Courage" (or higher) but sometimes sink as low as "Fear." I think these fluctuations are the norm for everyone until they truly reach "Enlightenment." Until then, the journey is what it's all about.

Monday, July 3, 2006


Finally, I get a week off from work. I have been coding in PHP for several months now, and sometimes you just need to step away from it. So, I'm taking this week so that when I get back, I'll be more productive than ever :) Everyone have a great week! And happy Independence Day! :)