Monday, July 31, 2006

I finally have a real blog

It's way easier to get a blog set up than I figured. I just went to, following one of my own Google ads, and set the thing up. The cool thing is that I can choose whether I want it to be on my server or theirs. I have chosen to keep it on my own server for the time being. For as easy as it was to set up this blog, it sure was extremely difficult at the same time, due to a bunch of technical problems and stupid stuff.

Anyway, I have been doing a lot of stuff to the site the last few days. You probably can't tell, though, because it doesn't look like I've done much. But I've gone through each of the pages and made a lot of code changes to make the pages look alike from one browser to another. I was shocked when I visited the site from Explorer because it looked a lot different than it does in Netscape. It still looks a little different, but nothing huge. I don't know why different browsers can't just all read the same code. That's stupid.

All right, so I keep jumping a bunch of new hurdles, thinking I'm almost home free, but then I encounter new hurdles. What'll be next? Right now I just need to go make some pizza dough because I am starving. Unfortunately the dough won't be ready to use for a couple hours. Urg!

Oh yeah, and this will remain the location of the blog because this blog is worth keeping.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Blog Forum


This "blog" is moving to this location in the Aimless Forums.

So for the blog (in case this dumb html editor screws up the links), go to And for the Forum index, go to



I'm about to go swimming for the first time this summer if I can find my trunks. Me white boy. Very white boy.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Hey, is anyone actually reading this?


Since this "blog" does not allow commenting, I don't really know if anyone has been checking it out. Well, I do know it's very unlikely that anyone has been checking it out because 1) The site is only a week old, and 2) With the site only being a week old, there have not been many visitors yet.

Anyway, if you have been checking in on this "blog" periodically and you would like to comment on what I have to say, I request that you take your comments over to the Aimless Forums. The format of the forum is actually useful, and I would really like to get some action going over there, whether it is related to Aimless or not.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Baby steps


Now that this web site is running and looking presentable, it's about time to start sending out e-mails to anyone and everyone in hopes of finding prospective sponsors. I knew before I got very far into this project that I'd likely face at least a 95 percent rejection rate (or non-response rate), but I can't let that stop me because I know someone out there is waiting for the opportunity to be a part of something like Aimless. Who is it? I don't know, but I'll find them.

Not a lot of people know about Aimless yet, but I'm happy to report that I've received very positive feedback from those who do. It just confirms my belief that this is worth doing--that people will be interested in what I'm trying to create.

Friday, July 21, 2006

A few things


I can't even remember what I was going to write about here. There is so much going on inside my head, it's not even funny. Oh yeah: My progress, Net Acceleration, and Twerky.

Let me start off with Net Acceleration. Glenn Shope and Net Acceleration are totally awesome. He has been kind enough to set me up with web hosting for this site because he gets it. He understands that I am passionate about Aimless, and he wants to help me nurture that passion. Also, I can only assume he understands how his assistance will eventually pay off big-time for him. I mean, he offered to host this site literally 20 minutes after I sent him an unsolicited solicitation for assistance, which actually kind of freaked me out. It just reinforces my belief that I will find people willing to provide the assistance I'm seeking. Some people get it; others don't.

Twerky. If you noticed the photo at the bottom of the "home" page, you may have figured out that my cat had a leg amputated yesterday. Poor little dude. But you know what? He doesn't care. I picked him up from the vet's today, and he's running around and "smiling" and happy as can be. He's a special little guy, and I love him.

I am tired from another 12+ hours of working for free, so I think I'll just skip the part about my progress. If you didn't already see this, here's Twerk yesterday morning before the operation:

[Twerk with four legs]

OK, for some reason this doesn't seem to want to show the picture. I know I got the code right, but it's still not here. Whatever. (All right, I fixed it. Man, I really don't like the html editor I'm forced to use right now. Hopefully by Monday I'll know how to get around it.)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Another one


Well, I'm coming around. Got some pages up, but I really don't want to keep using this template. I sure hope there is a way to allow comments to this blog. Not much point in having one without allowing comments. I mean, I could just make another regular page for all the stuff I'm saying here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

First Blog Entry


This is my first blog entry. Trying to figure out how to set this shit up. Getting frustrated.