Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Ding dong the evil company is dead. Planet Weather went out of business today. Tee hee. 5/31/2000 07:04:30 PM .:. | Discuss

Oh, Dinah? Yeah, sure, Ben's icon is cool and all but what about mine? 5/31/2000 12:58:57 AM .:. | Discuss

Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Thanks to prodding by Dinah, like Matt, I got TheSims this weekend. I've got Regis Philbin and Space Ghost living together. Joy. :) 5/30/2000 01:29:05 PM .:. | Discuss

Monday, May 29, 2000

Today I went shopping for a bed, packed up a lot of stuff into the garage, and so looking forward to moving out! :) 5/29/2000 10:18:16 PM .:. | Discuss

Sunday, May 28, 2000

ebay and garage sales. mmmMMmmMm :) 5/28/2000 02:01:30 PM .:. | Discuss

brilliance 5/28/2000 12:22:18 PM .:. | Discuss

Saturday, May 27, 2000

Ill-Repute refers to John Gilkey as "That Guy From Cirque du Soleil With the Funny Hair". Heh. I've always thought of John as that really cool friend of the family who one day I'd like to be just like. :) 5/27/2000 02:23:08 PM .:. | Discuss

Friday, May 26, 2000

Went to Dax's grad party today. Congratulations Dax! Maybe next semester I'll have my own grad party. Until then I will live vicariously through friends. :) 5/26/2000 10:29:04 PM .:. | Discuss

Thursday, May 25, 2000

TheHouse(tm) & ThePark(tm) 5/25/2000 08:36:22 PM .:. | Discuss

Wednesday, May 24, 2000

This Spud's for you. (via Dad) 5/24/2000 07:48:58 PM .:. | Discuss

This just in... Doug Mayo's friend count is dwindling rapidly... 5/24/2000 12:23:55 AM .:. | Discuss

Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Invisibility technology, the new orange. (via Metafilter) 5/23/2000 11:18:26 AM .:. | Discuss

Monday, May 22, 2000

In this world nothing is final until the dotted line is signed so I won't say much more than "we got the house!" :) 5/22/2000 04:59:06 PM .:. | Discuss

Okay. We've turned in the latest tenant application, this time for TheHouse(tm). Cross fingers. This one looks good, but where have I thought that one before? 5/22/2000 11:09:57 AM .:. | Discuss

Yes, but, take a look at who's tied for second, though. ;-) 5/22/2000 01:40:54 AM .:. | Discuss

I (heart) peach ice cream. 5/22/2000 01:00:03 AM .:. | Discuss

Once again, everybody now, awww... 5/22/2000 12:43:52 AM .:. | Discuss

Awww shucks Thanks, as well, for safe mode help!. :) 5/22/2000 12:26:15 AM .:. | Discuss

Sunday, May 21, 2000

Today, apparently, wasn't a very bloggy day. It was, however, a very HOT day. It got up to 96 today in San Jose. For San Jose this is major news. It made me very sleepy and I napped for quite a while. Naps are fantastic but now it's 11:11 and I am not sleepy at all. This means I will be up all night. sigh. In other news, we apply for TheHome(tm) tomorrow morning. It's so hard not to count chickens before they're hatched! It's also hard to count sheep when you're not sleepy. Oh well. Count for me, please? It's the thought that counts. You can count on it. 5/21/2000 11:11:08 PM .:. | Discuss

I had a 2die4 evening. Hope you don't mind the fold out bed downstairs for your last night in California, James! :) 5/21/2000 01:24:53 AM .:. | Discuss

COOL! Congatulations Matt! 5/21/2000 12:45:38 AM .:. | Discuss

Friday, May 19, 2000

Whadya want for dinner, ya hump? 5/19/2000 11:41:17 PM .:. | Discuss

Blog blog blog blog blog blog blog... When talking to Jennifer about possible houses I mentioned a home down the block that was recently available although instead I typed "down the blog". Blogger has entered my subconscious. Damn you evil pyra people! 5/19/2000 12:54:37 PM .:. | Discuss

Twister! 5/19/2000 11:08:27 AM .:. | Discuss

I forgot to mention something that I did yesterday of great importance. I applied for graduation! This means I have paid for all the little things that go along with graduating from college including incidentals such as my diploma. This does not mean, however, that I will be graduating anytime soon. It does mean that I have completed all of my Theatre Arts coursework and that I will now be told exactly what general education coursework I have yet to take that must be taken before they will send me said diploma. It's a big step. Now I just need a house. :) 5/19/2000 10:42:10 AM .:. | Discuss

All is not lost! Thanks to Dinah I signed up with MetroRent and have found a great deal of leads on additional rental possibilities. One of them looks very promising and the plan is for me to take a look at it this evening. Continue to cross fingers, please! 5/19/2000 09:43:42 AM .:. | Discuss

Thursday, May 18, 2000

In this case, no news was apparently bad news. The search continues... 5/18/2000 11:52:56 AM .:. | Discuss

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Whoever said "no news is good news" wasn't waiting to hear if they were going to be able to move into the house they were hoping for. No news today. Tomorrow? 5/17/2000 10:16:48 PM .:. | Discuss

Well, I've consumed some Andy's Bar-B-Que and am back to work designing and waiting by the phone. Sigh. 5/17/2000 04:19:15 PM .:. | Discuss

So I'm sitting here like so much fish waiting to hear if we got TheHouse(tm) in Santa Clara. We could hear as early as today and frankly the news couldn't come any sooner. If we get it life is grand. It's got all we need and would just be wonderful if we do in fact get the place. Please think warm, loving, happy, succesful thoughts. Cross your fingers. Cross your eyes. Do whatcha gotta do but wish us well as we wait to hear if we have to continue looking or if we can rest assured that the search is happily over. 5/17/2000 01:29:04 PM .:. | Discuss

I watched Get Bruce last night. Eh. It wasn't nearly as good as I expected it to be. Oh well. Hopefully the other video I rented, Cradle Will Rock, will be better. 5/17/2000 12:10:26 PM .:. | Discuss

It's dlevy! 5/17/2000 12:07:37 PM .:. | Discuss

I don't know how to cross my eyes though Jennifer says she'll teach me how and I will be complete. Oh, wait, does this count? 5/17/2000 11:49:37 AM .:. | Discuss

Flashback to one year and two years ago. 5/17/2000 01:19:48 AM .:. | Discuss

Sweeney news is heating up again. 5/17/2000 01:06:20 AM .:. | Discuss

"Linking to or framing of any material on this site without the prior written consent of NPR is prohibited." Whoops! Was I supposed to ask permission before linking? I'm so bad (Thanks to Ev for the link!). 5/17/2000 12:09:10 AM .:. | Discuss

Tuesday, May 16, 2000

I'm hungry. 5/16/2000 05:15:00 PM .:. | Discuss

Just imagine that I'm this gorgeous guy. 5/16/2000 04:35:29 PM .:. | Discuss

What an interesting analogy! Derek makes a really interesting analogy between freelance design and the relationship rollercoaster, "One of the things that's funny about being a freelancer is how similar it is to dating... I hear that when you meet the right client, you'll know." I've always likened freelance design to that of a professional actor's life. When you're working it's great. You're generally enjoying what you do for a living very much. You're always working in different places, on different projects, with many unique and interesting people. But when you're not working it's not so fun. Always auditioning for that next job and paycheck. At this point in my career, auditioning for my next paycheck isn't neccesary. I've got a great job with great people, benefits, perks, and responsibilities. Take that Planet Weather! Derek, like me, began his full time design duties yesterday. He with Pyra and the Blogger crew and me with SoftDevices and our currently top secret software project. I've been a fan of Derek, his blog, and work for some time now and look forward to the places Blogger will go with his talent on board. Who's like us? Damn few... 5/16/2000 11:21:38 AM .:. | Discuss

Hey! Did I mention that I got this full time job via friend and fellow blogger, MetaGrrrl Dinah? Well, I did! God bless the blog. 5/16/2000 11:02:30 AM .:. | Discuss

This Fiona blog entry made me laugh out loud. :) 5/16/2000 01:05:37 AM .:. | Discuss

Monday, May 15, 2000

My shoulder hurts a whole lot. No more computer for a few hours. Instead, I'm gonna actually read some real books. reading material with words on actual paper products. Amazing, huh? Wish me luck... 5/15/2000 07:18:09 PM .:. | Discuss

You want pink, Jennifer? Pink you get. As soon as I can redesign ya', I will! :) 5/15/2000 07:16:54 PM .:. | Discuss

What a great idea for a blog! Speaking of which, isn't this kid the cutest? 5/15/2000 02:16:13 PM .:. | Discuss

Heh. I just got an email from a friend who wrote "Hi Mark! Just nosing around in your life a bit as I have done since you were 17 or so. Hope all is well." Heh. When I first got on the net, when it was in it's infancy, I was an annoying high schooler. It's somewhat odd to realize that I'm now an annoying adult and that there are people who have seen me grow up "online". Heh. 5/15/2000 01:38:48 PM .:. | Discuss

Woo-freakin-hoo! I've learned in my professional career that one doesn't take down their site to redesign. Instead, they leave up the current site, redesign, and then unveil said redesign with no downtime, "coming soon", or "under construction" notices. Did that stop me from doing exactly that with my personal site? Of course not! :) I redesigned fairly quickly but came across cross browser issues and just didn't have the time to work them out. There are also unfinished features such as the "next" and "previous" links in the photogallery. The gallery will also be expanded as soon as I can find the time. Speaking of finding time... when I stopped blogging I was in a sort of job interim. I had stopped working at Planet Weather and was, somewhat, looking for full time work in addition to continuing to do freelance design and work on my other sites. Coincidentaly, this weekend I was hired as the full time designer, my official title is "Creative Wizard", at a really neat software company called SoftDevices International. Today is my first day. Send all congratulations to this address. In addition, the other much anticipated big leap in my life is about to take place in that, if all goes as is hoped to go, I'll be moving out of "the nest" very shortly. Perhaps as soon as the first of June. Definitely by July. More news on that coming soon... Ack! Did I just say "coming soon"? Where have I heared that one before!? ;-) So, long story short, sorry to the regular readers who got stuck with one of my "coming soon" pages. The good news is I'm back. The even better news is iminent... There are kinks. There are kinks, indeed. I will work as much as possible to unkink the kinks that are. Until then, enjoy my kinky website. 5/15/2000 12:17:20 PM .:. | Discuss

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