Archive for December 21st, 2002

good show!

Saturday, December 21st, 2002 at about 11:50 pm

good show!

I use a hitcounter on this page (you can see it at the very bottom of the posts). It also gathers some information, such as browser, OS, etc. I don’t want to spy on you, I’m just curious. I also need to know what browsers people are using to ensure that you can actually read this page. Anyway, here’s the browser share chart:

browser share

Much to my surprise, Macintosh has the greatest share! This is because the different OSes aren’t differentiated between as the various flavors of Windows are, but that isn’t even my point. What fascinates me is that more of you out there in readerland use some version of Linux or Unix than Windows ME! This surprises me, but in a very pleasant way. I’m thrilled to see that people are embracing open source OSes, especially in favor of WinME, which is one of the more wretched versions of Windoze.

OK, that’s enough of that rant. However, I’m not done ranting about semi-technical stuff yet. I have decided that this layers thing isn’t worth it, as Mozilla and Opera do horrible things to the page. And any web designer worth his salt should be able to write pages with reasonable cross-browser support. So I’m going to revert to Iframes, which work much better but unfortunately require two separate web pages. Now, I could have both these pages on BlogSpot (two free blogs), but then there’s be this weird ad in the middle of the page as well as on top. So I need a place to host that other page. Much to my dismay, free webspace has all but disappeared from this, our beloved Interent. My ISP still gives me some, but out of what I can only assume is security paranoia does not allow FTP transfers from servers not on their network. So unless I, personally, upload something, it doesn’t let it through. Hence, Blogger won’t publish. They say if you want a job done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. Well, in this case I think they’re right. There’s nowhere I can find that’ll host my poor Blog for free, ad-free, so I’ll host it myself. My internet connection isn’t much, but it should do. This page doesn’t get that much traffic. So over the next day or so I’m going to re-write the template and start publishing to my own server. The URL won’t change, however. I’m just going to redirect all visitors from anotherwastedday.blogspot.com to the new address (which will be something like wiltz.serveftp.com/blog/blog.html”) automatically. The net result of all this will be A) A prettier page B) Much more freedom for me in terms of development and publishing C) No more ads (yay!) D) Possibly slower load speeds. So I need a little help. If, after the switch (and I’ll tell you when it’s actually made, of course) the page is loading too slowly, you must let me know. I can always go back to BlogSpot, if I really need to.

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by tom

the leaders of tomorrow

Saturday, December 21st, 2002 at about 10:30 pm

the leaders of tomorrow

My cousin is in serious, serious need of some direction:

JTCracker420: can you think of any weird or funny just weird or strange names off hand?
musicalfrootloop: Porky.
JTCracker420: any others?
musicalfrootloop: uh, Token?
JTCracker420: any others?
musicalfrootloop: nope
JTCracker420: k
JTCracker420: trying to think of name for bong bong
musicalfrootloop: you’re going to name it?
JTCracker420: of course!
JTCracker420: evry piece has got to have a name
musicalfrootloop: all right

But hey, maybe I’m just too ignorant of pot culture to appreciate it.

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by tom

why didn’t we see this coming?

Saturday, December 21st, 2002 at about 10:11 pm

why didn’t we see this coming?

Lying on the floor, staring at the ceiling, wondering what I’m doing, way too much or far too little feeling. 5/7/9 more days and I’m still drowning, my face may be still numb, but I’m still frowning. Psyched for that next 5 seconds, focus starts to fade. Rescue squad comes, when hope arrives it’s gray.

That made sense writing it sporadically listening to music, but when this song is over and I got back and read it it’s going to seem absolutely ridiculous. Put on Weezer’s “The Sweater Song” and talk to people online while you’re reading it (slowly), and maybe you’ll find the beat I was going on.

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by tom

now, with calcium

Saturday, December 21st, 2002 at about 5:21 pm

now, with calcium

There we are, the new layout is up. It’s obviously got a few rough edges. That isn’t so obvious for those of you who use Internet Explorer, because that actually manages to do a very good job of displaying most web pages. But the 25% of you using Netscape will notice the extraneous space at the bottom of the page. Ignore it. I would just get rid of the scroll bar on the side of the page so you wouldn’t even be tempted to look down there, except, *gasp*, the only browser that supports scrollbar removal is Internet Explorer! Which, of course, doesn’t have any problems in the first place. It might not be ethical, but monopoly does wonders for compatibility.

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by tom