His name is Robert

Shit. I just had a fuckin blue thing, and then a fuckin black thing. And I’m feeling good. But not so good I can’t remember HTML tags. Wow, I’m a full on d0rk.

Oh yeah. And last night, a customer threw a box of filters at me. And I’m in the process of making a rubberband ball.

Oh yeah, bonfire this sunday.

So I’ve been asked a couple times why I said “May sucks”. Well, its fairly easy. May was a crappy month. Guy died. I failed my history class. I almost lost my job. Twice. Mollie almost lost hers. It all just put me in a mood where I didn’t want to write, and I didn’t want to talk to anyone who wasn’t directly in front of me (which is why I was almost never on aim, either).

Oddly (or perhpas not so oddly) the less I wanna write, the more I wanna code. So I’ve begun working on a script (in perl) which will split up the contents of my entries (currently 5 long files) into hundreds of separate little files, each containing a post, a date, a title, and maybe one or two other things.

I also managed to finally get this computer configured to run Apache, a kick ass open source webserver (MacOSX comes with a version of Apache built in). I’ve also got it auto-updating at dyndns.com, so that whenever my computer’s IP address changes, a little script I have sends the new IP address to dyndns.com, which then changes bobthecowboy.is-a-geek.net to point to my computer again. Eventually thats where this diary is going to be. Right now its just a mockup. Let me know if it looks funky on your browser.

Which leads me to another project: my CMS and Blog. CMS stands for Content Management System, a fancy term for ‘program that lets you add new diary entries, and sort through your old ones’, and a Blog is just an online web log, or a diary.

Then I have another project. I want to remake Castle of the Winds. Although, not an exact remake. I really just want to make a game thats a 2d tile based game, with a kind of dnd backend to handle combat. I actually managed to get ahold of the original creator of Castle (who, incidentally has given the game to the public domain, and so its free for all to download and play). Anyway, I’ve always wanted to make a simple game, and what could be more simple than a game engine that just moves a bunch of flat icons around? Guess we’ll find out, heh.

Anyway. Back to my journal splitter.

a curbside pocket with a hand in my prophet

May sucks.

I had a long day today.

I had Melinda call me at 6 this morning to wake me up so that I didn’t sleep through our “mandatory meeting” that we had at work today. Waste of time. the Meeting that is. By the way, if you’ve ever called me early in the morning, you’ll know I’m completely unaware of anything, so things usually need to be spelled out for me… then drawn. Then explained after a hot shower and at least 10 minutes to stare blankly at my email til I’m actually conscious.

Afterward, Melinda and I went to coffee. Which was good. Then to Target, which was random. Then I said, “Let’s got to the Wild Animal Park” and she said “ok”. Well, the whole process was a little more involved than all of that, but basically, yeah.

We didn’t really do much at the park… we went on the monorail, then got our Super Nachos on, then went on the monorail again. We had fun though. At the end of the second monorail trip, she was pratically falling asleep, so we started to head home (the park was closing anyway). Right around then lack of sleep must have sunk in, cuz she started getting a little punchy, but it was pretty funny. *ahem*title*cough*.

Anyway, I came home and crashed like a Ford Pinto with no polyethylene shields. Then mollie woke my ass up and we went and saw “Saved!”

Basically, its a satyrical comedy about a religious girl, at a religious school, with religious friends who scorn her when she gets pregnant. The moral is that organized religion is not what religion should be all about, cuz its about… well… God.

Macaulay Culkin (yes, you read that right) practically steals the show with a scene where his character is in his wheelchair with a cup and a sign that says “Will Dance For Food”. The same character that hooks up with the only Jewish girl a the all Christian school. They have some pretty good lines, but his are great.

There was one good one between him, his sister’s friend and his sister.

Friend: You should be thankful that your sister wasn’t born in some heathen country like China where they would kill her at birth!

Sister: Yeah, where would you be then? (without her to help him)

Him: China?

All in all though, the flic was pretty good. The first 10 minutes or so kinda made me grimace, but it does get better. Worth seeing, as long as you don’t get offended easily.