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TSN V4 Redesign

I’m still recovering from working Tuesday at 9:00am to Wednesday at 5:00pm straight with about a half an hour nap (by putting two chairs together and stretching out between them). I went to sleep last night at 6:00 and woke up this morning at 8:00, starving. I then realized that other than a sub at about 2:00 yesterday, I hadn’t eaten at all on Wednesday. I had no time to think about food from about four in the morning until two when I realized I had to eat something or I would pass out. I got home and was too tired to make anything to eat…but luckily the ice cream truck had just arrived, so I grabbed a chocolate shake. By the time I had finished it, I was out like a light. I remember waking up around 4:30 or so in the morning, but I wasn’t really cognizant of what was going on.

I’m working on cutting up the WTSN graphics and getting the site ready for launch. Then I’m going to go in and make sure everyone’s okay, before playing a little ball at Bestview. If the monkeys win tonight, we are in 7th place. If we lose, we are last in the league. I don’t really care where we finish, as long as we have some fun.

Album Du Jour: Disturbed, The Sickness

DVD of the week: Unbreakable extra stuff

Movie of the week: O not as good as Ten Things I Hate About You, but an interesting take on the bard’s work.

Game of the week: Black and White (still, it’s the only thing I’ve got loaded on my new HD).

Website of the week: The Microsoft Pocket PC website. They’re releasing a new OS for my beloved iPAQ!

By the way, my new hard drive works awesome! It’s amazing how much faster it is than the old one. At work I have a new PC as well, a P4 1.4 gig with 512 RAM, and a Matrox Dual Head monitor (which I’ve got hooked up to a 19″ Dell and a 15″ flatscreen). Pretty cool stuff.

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Internet

More redesign work at TSN

This was a pretty good weekend, not terrific, but pretty solid neverless. I created the WTSN and ESPN Classic Canada website layouts on Sunday and Monday, did some work on the Wedding Site and went to see RAW last night.

The show was pretty good, but it could have been better. I decided last night that I don’t think I’ll go to a live show again. First off, it’s just missing something without JR’s announcing, and second, unless you’re on the floor (and fat chance of that happening anymore), the atmosphere is just not quite right.

Tonight, I’m at work setting up PC’s and making sure everything works hunky dory. It’s looking good so far, I’ve just got to bring a couple of VTR’s and such over later this morning, and then write up a quick little “how to” for the new encoders.

One more thing, a really useful tool is the Microsoft Personal Security Advisor.

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Internet

Site Redesign Tutorial

Site Redesign Tutorial

A great tutorial on redesigning websites, it’s given me some really good ideas to do with the all new Tales From The Darkside (which of course is a purely Blog driven site with some extra content such as photos and drawings), and the WeddingBlog. I’m also leaning towards doing some Flash work, though I may do that all for the HeadsDown Corporate Site.

I just invited Char to join the wedding Blog, and I just changed the template for the Blog, so that should be pretty cool. The new templates that they’ve created for Blogger.com are really cool.

That’s it for today.

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Internet

BookmarkSync

BookmarkSync

Sync It is back up! That kicks butt.

I went to my new doctor, Dr. Goodhew, and he told me that I have a torn muscle in my back, and gave me an anti-inflammitory. I’m not supposed to work out this week, but I’m supposed to start again next Monday. He said that my hand should work itself out (he has no idea what could have caused that injury). I’m going for blood work this week, and I’ll have to go back to get the results checked out later next week. Hopefully I’ll be fully workout-ified by then. I postponed my dentist’s appointment until after Charlene and I get married (because I’ll have coverage then through her work), and I’m looking for a suit tonight.

That’s pretty much my week thus far in a nutshell.

Album Du Jour: Morning Orbit: David Usher

DVD of the week: NA (I keep meaning to pick up Unbreakable)

Movie of the week: Planet of the Apes – what a great ending, nearly as good as the originals’.

Game of the week: Nothing this week…too busy to play games

Best Comic of the Week: Wonder Woman 172 (the last two pages were heartbreaking). Green Arrow #6 is a close second.

Website of the week: I admit it…I’m addicted to Big Brother 2

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Internet

BookmarkSync temporarily down

BookmarkSync temporarily down

YAY!!! SyncIT isn’t down! Turns out it’s only down temporarily for maintenance! They claim they’ll have it back up by tomorrow at noon!

I’m so happy!

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Internet

Bookmark Wizard by Moon Software

Bookmark Wizard by Moon Software SyncIT is dead…long live the Bookmark Wizard, which will keep my bookmarks online from this day forward.

This really really sucks. Stupid Internet Crash of 2000! Stupid stupid Department of Justice.

Why is it that the big corporations can get as big and huge as they want, but because Microsoft made good products that everybody used (because they were better than the competiton’s I.E. Internet Explorer over Netscape) the DOJ freaked out? Shift Magazine this month makes the point that it’s because Bill Gates is a member of the fraternal order of the geek, and the real world’s job is to always make the geek know he’s an outcast.

Meanwhile Gasoline goes from 59.9 cents a litre, to 64.9 cents a litre, overnight…at every single gas station in the city. Where’s the government inquisition into collusion?

The gas companies would have us believe that it’s taxes…but come on now, did taxes really go up 10% overnight?

Album Du Jour: Staind, Break the Cycle is still on my iPAQ

DVD of the week: Charlie’s Angels, the extra behind the scenes stuff on wire work was awesome.

Movie of the week: America’s Sweethearts was kind of cute. John Cusack is always awesome.

Game of the week: No games, I got a new processor though, I’m going to pick up some more RAM, so maybe I’ll start playing Black and White

Best Comic of the Week: JLA 55 was awesome. I just wish it were better connected to Our Worlds At War, because I want to see what happens to Jonn Jonzz

Website of the week: Chank’s Free Fonts, and Acid Fonts

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Internet

Macworld Expo – CNET.com

Macworld Expo – CNET.com

Though I haven’t wanted a Mac ever before in my life, this year’s MacExpo has kind of piqued my interest. It’s too bad that most of the software I like to use for programming and web development is still PC-Centric. It’s just that iMacs and G4’s look so nice now!

Sync It’s having some problems…haven’t synced my bookmarks in two days now, that sucks. Supposedly the site is down for maintenance.

SportsConnect is going gangbusters. I’ve been going crazy for the last couple of days doing spec documents and wireframes (up until 2 last night, up at 5). I’ve got two of four done, and am having big problems with the NHL. More Sports and the Front Page are done though, the Special Event Hub will be simple, and that is my last one.

That’s it for today.

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About Me Internet

Yahoo! Groups : xwars-rp

Yahoo! Groups : xwars-rp That’s right! X-wars RP is a reality. The next step is to create a web page, and then start convincing people that it is a good idea. So far I have talked to Tyler and Matt and both of them see the good in this list.

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Internet

The hits just keep on coming!

I’m still having problems with Sympatico’s High Speed connection posting large amounts of text through CGI. I think it’s a problem with the version of RATSPPOE that I have.

God I hope all these problems will be fixed in the fall with Windows XP!

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Internet

Is the sky really falling?

Is the sky really falling? I just found out that Eyada, my favourite online radio station, just closed their doors.

That totally sucks since Eyada has been my favourite daytime distraction for the last year or so.

There were many days at former jobs where the distraction of Eyada was the only thing that got me through the day.

Damn this dot-com death. I gotta Eyada!!!