yesterday is getting older

thanks to google my reasons for learning web design and programming continue to be squished out of existence like grandma’s old eyewear.

they pretty much just came out with a new feature on picasa – web albums. so now, instead of creating my own photo album on my computer and sitting through a long process of uploading to a server and double checking links, i can just select the pictures using Picasa and it will automatically upload them to a google server (Free!) and post them there. Plus the format is better than awesome. Here’s my first web album: Starred Photos. So thanks a lot Google, you’ve just taken the last few excuses i had to program and automated the process. in a way i love and loathe it.

i don’t know what else to say. this may give me the time to post my old web designs online for people to see what i did before the 21st century – back when i had to walk up hill both ways just to get to my computer desk and pound out HTML and CSS using my hands on a desktop computer – hours of work for a featureless photo album. Back in my day we really had it rough, so quit yer complaining!

i really do feel ‘old’ in the face of all this new automated stuff. i remember back when i had email. nobody knew what that was so i kept promoting it (cuz i wanted to email people!). Heck, i remember being on the internet using DOS before the GUI stuff cam out. i made my own business cards with my web site, email, and pager number on them. now a days this stuff is standard, and every 3 year old has a website, and soon a google photo album.


welcome. i have no idea what to say here.
i just wanted to post so that it had something.
i worked all day today and there’s still more to do.
but right now i’m taking what i call a ‘forced break’.
i believe this break will last until i go to bed at 11.


New Web Site

I’ve sat down finally and completed a new design for my Web Site.

I wanted to make it simple, yet beautiful.

I tried using only CSS to layout the page but to no avail, so i used image spacers and tables instead.

The result is an image-heavy, slower loading page. But you probably won’t notice the difference cuz by “slower” i mean a split second slower (but if you’re using dial-up internet it might be noticable).

The next step is to change the way my photo albums work.

Then i will go back and learn CSS better to see if i can avoid using tables.

The new design is simple and catchy, i hope you like it!

See it Here

p.s. Pocatello Pump Images

First Hunt

This is a picture of my first hunting experince a few years ago. My roommate Jesse took me a few miles out of Rexburg. I shot a partridge and two rabbits (the picture is me holding the partridge. We took the meat from all three and made tacos at home. I used a 20 guage. It was new for me to experience killing an animal, but i justified it for the educational experience and because we were eating the meat. I have not been hunting since, but that’s not because I’m against it. I’m against sport hunting though (the kind where you do not use the animal you kill for food or material). Oh by the way, the dog in this pic is “Chewy” one of the coolest dogs, being second only to Kona. Posted by Picasa

Musical Stuff

My ratings on Music:

Over the years i have had many favorite bands. Here is a list of the one’s i have loves so far and would consider them to be some of the best…

White Zombie
Stone Temple Pilots
Smashing Pumpkins
Modest Mouse
Rage Against the Machine

Flaming Lips