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Sorry, But I Had Too

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Due to a huge number of spam comments, plus the needs of another project that I am working on, I have had to upgrade this site to the latest version of movable type and also require authentication (the former for the project, the latter due to the spam).

On the upside you can apparently authenticate using just about anything - really. If you can get Vinnie down at the corner to vouch for you, you are totally in.

On the downside, you will have to sign in in one way or another.

Hopefully this will be the final stake in the heart of my personal blog and will free up my time to do important things...like trying to convince the Internets to come up with a freaking bootable PS3 Linux disc image that is pre-configured with basic single machine (I don't care about network) setting, includes all the good emulators, and can read my totally legal ROMS off of a memory card.

Really - why does this not exist yet? The technology exists to allow me to put a CD in my PS3. boot Linux, and start playing a translated version of Mother for the NES, but I am too dumb to set it up myself....

Great News Everyone!

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I have discovered (once again) that I am a dumbass. Due to a small formatting error in the Categories links on the right it has not been possible to access old posts without going through hoops that I have not bothered to figure out, much less document.

It's fixed now - bathe in the gloom of my old posts.

In the future is something like this is not working, and you are getting 404 or 403 errors (anything with GIR on it), say something, god dammit. I don't actually READ this site, so I am not going to notice it and fix it if you don't.

Depressed Comment Spam

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"I just don't have anything to say , but shrug. So it goes. Not much on my mind recently. I can't be bothered with anything recently."

"I feel like an empty room, but eh. Nothing seems worth doing. I haven't gotten much done today."

"I've just been staying at home waiting for something to happen, but I don't care. Basically nothing seems worth thinking about. I can't be bothered with anything recently."

"My life's been pretty dull recently. Shrug. My mind is like a void. I haven't gotten anything done lately. I can't be bothered with anything recently."

These seem like exactly the sorts of comments that you might expect to be left on a weblog as bleak and depressing as mine, and you would be right, up to a point. Each of these otherwise perfectly valid comments on the uselessness of striving for anything is accompanied by a url that offers discount pills or the opportuniy to see Avril Lavaigne, apparently with less clothing than she normally might wear.

What I want to know is whether or not all blogs are getting hit with these things these days, or is it just blogs like mine that chart boring, depressing lives of quite desperation?

Flickr

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So, I have finally gotten around to putting a bunch of pictures up onto Flicker. The irritating, but space effiicent mosaic thingee to the right will take you there, where you can view my hawesome pictures.

Okay, so most the pictures are not that great, but the comments on them are pretty amusing; plus, there is the exciting "Tipsy Teen" series!

Minor Site Re-Org

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Today I went through and made some minor changes to the categories. It should still be easy to find everything.

I've taken all of the media related stuff, books, movies, television, and shoved it into it's own categoriy and set of sub-categories. More to the point, I have taken all of the personal life related stuff and shoveled it into a brand new category "Personal Blahgging", with a could of categories under than. This was brought on by a recent spat of posts that were not that personal, and the personal stuff was clogging up the General category. So now peronal life stuff has it's own category, and general is just for stuff that doesn't fit any existing category.

I shoulda been a librarian.

Sunshine, Joy and Updates

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Well the sun has begun to shine in Colorado Springs and I think I am finally coming out of my winter shell. Maybe. We'll see.

At the very least, I plan to post more frequently about stupid things that no one cares about. Watch for upcoming posts on things like the PVR (Personal Video Recorder) that I built from parts, and my thoughts on the idea that I need to simplify my life and get rid of "stuff". The excitement it well nay unbearable.

More Quake Air Checks

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Just a little note to let people know that I have posted another 2 hours or so of Quake Air Checks. They include an hour by Mister Koste and an hour of Midnight Dred by Doug Wendt.

I've also got another 2 hours of Mister Koste's show coming soon, as well as 5 Milo Mixes - all courtesy of Mike Koste. Thanks Mike!

I Am So Frickin' Awesome

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Alrighty - everything seems to be working now. I have the whole site under Movabletype's control, but I have set it up so that everything is generating as a PHP file now. I also created a new index template that generates just the code fragemetn needed for the sidebar. The templates for all of the other pages now have a php include statement that pulls in the code fragment for the sidebar - voila - the sidebar is now always up to date on all pages without having to rebuild the site.

Now, I know that most people who will ever read this could not care less about the intracies of how this site works, but for the one person that does a Google search trying to figure out how to do what I am doing, this will be very useful.

Now I think I can pretty easily put together an Amazon Assistant template that will auto generate all of the CD Collection pages, which will not actually be under movable types control, but will still look like they are - they will use the same stylesheet, and they will pull the sidebar info from the code fragment generated by Movabletype.

Considering that I have no idea what I am doing, I am pretty frickin' impressed by me.

Site Revamp Continues

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The update of the site continues...

I have updated all the templates and stylesheets so everything is now back to the colors you know and love.

I have also put all of the pages under the control of Movable Type, not just the blog pages. You can see this is you go to, oh say, www.edgore.com/quake. I know that a lot of people who use Movable Type are interested in doing this, if you want to know how I did it, leave a comment asking.

The next big thing is to redo the the CD pages, whcih are all screwed up right now. The main problem is that there are just so many of them - somewhere in the neighborhood of 200. I'm trying to figure out some way that I can use Movable Type to automatically generate the sidebar information, but use the Amazon Assistant program that I wrote to generate the pages and include the sidebar that AA generates. I think it's doable, I just need some spare time to sit and think about it. Current thinking right now is to set them all up as shtml files and do an include on a MT geenrated html fragment that does the sidebar stuff.

Anyone played with doing something like that?

Of course, I could just brute force the whole thing and sit and copy and past stuff into movable type for a day or so, but that seems to boring even for me.

We've moved

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So, as you may have noticed Edwin Gore's Dopey Homepage has moved, and is now located here, at http://www.edgore.com.

Hopefully people will be able to follow the move over to here - Everything except the main directory at shinra.com forwards to here, so all of the rest of the content at shinra.com still survives, though the templating is all screwed up, and it's unreadable. Gotta fix that.

I'm still debating whether or not I should put a link from the new shinra.com homepage to here, but I don't want to mess with the cult pages very much.

We shall see.

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