What's next? Batman Eternity?

Posted by Jerry Mon, Jun 27 '05

Just couldn’t manage to shake off the teeny-weeny twang of guilt that I shouldn’t have gone to sleep without writing Sunday’s entry, so here I am, a little red-eyed despite the 5-8pm evening/night nap (Yes, I have extremely irregular sleeping habits. The time I just started playing Warcraft III I would constantly sleep at 8am and wake up at 3pm), just because I promised myself I would write. “Gotta keep the habit, mon!” Some Jamaican fella used to say. And I had to agree, because knowing myself too well, if I missed one day my lame ol’ self would probably jump at it as an excuse for skipping for another day, and another, and another… and before you can spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious I would’ve dropped the whole idea of writing altogether. Again. Which sucks.

You might want to point out I make no sense whatever in my purpose of blogging. “You don’t write about your daily life (Actually if i did you’d find them awfully boring.), you don’t write about world events (I find them awfully boring, so I don’t.), or philosophy (Have i mentioned awfully boring?) either.” You say. “Is there even any real point in writing all this text crap?” You really want to know? Well, no. I’m sorry to say there’s no point really. I’m just springcleaning my thinking box in fact, stringing up any random thought bubbles I happen to find. Heck, maybe I can make a pretty awesome Picasso-ish collage out of it. Who cares if it is of any value in the present? Picasso’s paintings weren’t worth anything until decades after his death anyway.

Oh, I just watched Batman Begins. It sure was amazing… I was amazed by the fact it actually didn’t turned out cheesy, as most recent comic/game/book-turned-movies tend to be. The visual effects picturing Gotham in all its dark bleak glory was pretty well-done, and so was the acting, but still… Okay, let me be frank and put it this way: If no other Marvel and DC superheroes ever existed, I still wouldn’t prefer Batman. I can’t really put a finger on “why”, but it probably has got to do with wearing tight bodysuits and bikini briefs outside like the Kryptonite guy… (Which reminds me, I wonder what was supposed to be on-scene when the drugged civillians in Narrows were approaching Rachel. Damn the censorship board!)

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Blog? Is it some African delicacy?

Posted by Jerry Sat, Jun 25 '05

I remember my dad asking something along the lines of “do you know what is a blog”, and “do you have a blog” not too long ago (Yes after 3 years of keeping this thing I haven’t told my dad about it before. =P), and then he stated calmly, “I think I should start my own blog… you know, posting about politics and things.” My jaw fell. I mean, no offense, but the thought of 54-year-old Dad suddenly going for mere 'IT-knowledgable’ to 'almost l33t’ is just… jaw-dropping. What happened to the times you could feel a little 'special’ because none of the people you’ve met ever blogs, or even heard of blogging? What happened to the times you could laugh at some poor fool who thinks 'blogging’ is some sort of physical activity that involves… logs in bogs? Ah well, times do move on.

I’ve always wondered how is life like to be a robber/thief/criminal. Do they wake up night after night clutching their blankets breaking cold sweat just as some thug was about to put that insanely huge club right about their head in their dreams? Does guilt ever come to them? Or do they actually desire it, looking forward to the next opportunity like a drug addict to his fix? From the wagon almost reads like a dumbed down hippie-ized version of 'The Talented Mr. Ripley’ (Okay. I admit, I don’t know other first-person-perspective criminal books other than Ripley =P)... but its just feels too fictitious. Or perhaps its just me being too I’m-too-Holy-to-do-Evil. Oh whatever.

Speaking of blogs, sites like these popping up everywhere are just plain lame. So the world’s greatest search engine does index and provide access to your blog, and there are people as bored as I am to spam the 'Next Blog’ button and surf through pages and pages of the usual boy-girl-love-hate-relationship postings, the occasional interesting reads and sites that even I can’t make out a word of… but man, is there any real point to adding more spammage to our already bloated internet?

Anyway, (cough) enough pointless ranting, updated the comments Javascript, kudos to Browservulsel, fixed the archives’ cookies script, and let’s see, next on list…. Template. Oh fug, I hate art design.

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Honey, I'm back!

Posted by Jerry Fri, Jun 24 '05

At this point of writing I could almost picture this cliched scene straight from some mediocre-budget Wild West movie: View panned in on a pair of old worn-out leather boots, going a 'thud. crack-thud’ on dry sand and scorched gravel, with nothing but a strong breeze grazing sand dunes seen for miles… (Oh wait, there aren’t any sand dunes in the American desert) desert wastelands and cacti and tumbleweeds seen for miles. And a crooken little wooden hut right in the middle of this desolated looking picture. And this, my dear reader/viewer, was once the home of our brave, and once young, male protagonist…

(cough) Sorry, got carried away abit, Literary Mind up there hasn’t had a chance to stretch and move around a bit for awhile it got too excited. :P

Sooo how should this go…

(thunder rolling on a dark night) And so I return to blog. ph34r! (lightning flash! thunder clap!)

Nah, too dramatic. Or shall I quote Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events? ... Nah, not that I have the movie script, or even the book, handy at this moment anyway. Perhaps I should just write it in honest, plain words then. Ah, that would be best for the occasion.

And so, dear readers, I have just decided to continue blogging once again.

(Phew. That wasn’t so hard.)

And I haven’t bothered to write for, what, a year or two? Not counting the filler posts of course. My tagboard has expired, the template looks off in Firefox, and the description in 'who am i’ is also terribly off (At times when I read it I simply can’t help chuckling to my own over-self-inflated internet ego, hah), I don’t even use ICQ any more, and worst, after all these years and lack of practice my writing style has all but deteriorated… /ohnoes!

But then, oh god, now that I think of it, I seriously need to brush up my rusty HTML skills. Not to mention ready my gut for the dreaded 5-step process to fixing the template:
1. Edit HTML. Save.
2. Click Refresh in Browser.
3. Gasp in horror as tables go insanely out of proportion.
4. Go to 1. Rinse and repeat.
That is just so turn-off.

In other news, I’m still waiting for Cyberlynx to give me a call on that darn university letter issue. It’s 3pm already for god’s sake…

3.10pm: At least template doesn’t look sandwhiched now. Yay. =)
3.20pm: Renewing blogrolls. Sorry guys. (eeyean, aewis, paul, teddybwear, lionel, celine, keep in touch! If you still remember me that is. =P)
3.30pm: New flooble. The new pop ups are just terrible. Time to reconsider a tagboard provider.
4.00pm: wbloggar working like a charm. Now that’s what I call out-of-the-box user-friendliness!
9.00pm Added quick-commenting in individual posts, reorganized here and there… and we’re done! The white-and-gray interface is kind of… odd now that I think of it, but meh, I’ll leave that for another day. Now… let’s see, what’s for dinner…

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