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May
18
2003
1 comment
A new day is dawning: Apathy Industries has taken over the operations of black sunn enterprises.

What does this mean to you, fair readers?

It means a new homepage for my wild online crap. Referring to my Backwash updates, new design projects, and other stuff from within my weblog here, it just wasn't working. Updates mixed with my thoughts just wasn't directing traffic very well. I decided to create an aggregator, a central repository for my creations. Apathy Industries is supposed to supercede my webring's functionality, but the webring isn't disappearing any time soon. Apathy Industries just adds a greater supporting structure for my works.



May
16
2003
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The weekend is at hand and I'm making plans. Tonight, maybe go out with coworkers. Maybe just go home, hit the bike trails and work off some winter weight. Tomorrow, garage sales in the morning, X2 in the afternoon, maybe rent a movie in the evening. Sunday is always spent with my extended family, then I pick up Destiny from her mom's and we do pizza and The Simpsons until bedtime.

As everyone knows, plans never go as...planned. My task now is to make sure I actually do some of the things I've planned, rather than sitting on the couch or in front of the computer.



May
13
2003
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Daily Condition:

in cd player: Resevoir Dogs soundtrack. Great for driving through construction areas.

my condition: looking forward to burgers and chips for lunch



May
12
2003
1 comment
On Friday, I cancelled my cellular telephone service. See, I've had analog service for several years. I've gone through a variety of phones, from a Motorola Brick, to the ubiquitous Nokia 252. My latest phone, an Ericsson of some kind, has died on me.

So, I shopped around. You can't really get new analog phones anymore, so digial was my option. Cellular service really pisses me off: existing customers get no benefits, while new customers get all kinds of discounts and incentives. New customers, however, are required to give a deposit on their phone service. Also, a lot of the 'discount phone' offers came in the form of mail-in rebates. The objective in all cases seemed to be "get as much money from the customer, regardless of the service offered."

The only Verizon person to offer me any discounts was the account-cancellation representative, and by that time I was so pissed at the prospect to accept her offer. Plus, the phones she offered were really crappy, compared to ones I could get through Sprint PCS for the same price. Well, same price after I get my rebate check in the mail, and a $125 deposit.

As such, I'm cellularless now.

My cellular service cost me around $45-$50 a month, and now I'm trying to find an alternative....

...and Monet wireless internet access is appealing. While having a phone on my person was slightly useful...carrying my laptop around with me, instant internet access available anywhere, seems much more fun and far more useful than a cellphone. Phones I investigated offered crippled, restricted internet functions. Monet would give me full-fledged network connectivity anywhere in town.

...or, would it be better to save my money and live disconnected while away from home? Omnipresent internet access, while useable, isn't necessary. Then again, you phone-carrying people, neither is your cellphone.

I'll mull over this for a while.



May
7
2003
2 comments
What's missing from this picture? A TOOTH! Destiny lost her first tooth today. After some fretting over adult teeth coming in behind the babies, one finally did make a break for it.

After we brushed our teeth, Des noticed blood around the loose tooth. I advised, "wiggle it -- it's close to coming out!"

A few minutes later, Des had a worried look on her face, and grunted to get my attention. The loose tooth was pointing straight out, away from her face. "Pull on it!" I said.

With a jerk, she had the tooth in her hand. Tada!



May
5
2003
0 comments
Hey! New Backwash column! I go for a late night walk, camera in one hand, cream soda in the other.

Other than that, I'm happily sliding back towards a boring life. My car-break-in experience is hopefully over now, giving me a chance to rest. Just schoolwork, writing, Destiny, eBay, and work is all I have to deal with now.





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