Conversion

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I am busy working on converting this site over shortly… my tenure with Squarespace, although a pleasant one, is no longer required since I’ve kicked dbgHosting into high gear. Who am I to sell products if I don’t even use my own resources??

I’ll be working to move everything over to my servers… with luck, I’ll have this completed by the end of the month.

The Game

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

I am taffy stuck, tongue tied Stuttered shook and uptight Pull me out from inside I am ready I am ready I am ready I am… fine.

The Govekian

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

I recently set up a website / blog on behalf of my friend Mike Govek.

I’ll be damned if his traffic hasn’t exceeded all of the hits I get on all of my websites combined.

Anyway, go visit The Govekian’s website. It’s quite entertaining, if nothing else because I still haven’t given him access to it yet.

Update: this site has been shut down for a long time. I never did end up giving him access.

Balance

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So, I queued up my MP3 player (a SanDisk 512mb model) and selected one of the albums. It was Ten from Pearl Jam.

For just a minute or two, I had a flashback thing going on. Funny some of the things that music can do; sometimes it seems that it can act like a drug that can change how you feel, or even how you see the world. I was maybe 15 and back in Kansas City.

I remembered sitting in a red ‘66 Mustang with AJ having Why Go Home cranked up. Then I remembered listening to Blind Melon’s Change from their self-titled album. I guess that the best part about that is that for the first 2 or 3 years I never heard the whole song. The first 1:30 of the song is divided across the left and right channels. AJ liked the lyrics so much he’d always push the balance to the left, so you’d hear nothing for 10 seconds, then a little humming, then a harmonica, and then Shannon Hoon’s voice singing.

I finally picked up the album a few years later after I moved up to Wisconsin and found out there was more to the track. Imagine my surprise and shock. Hell, half the time I have to push the balance to the left otherwise the song doesn’t sound right.

Anyway, the flashbacks got me to thinking… Why the hell am I still living in Wisconsin? I planned on moving back down to Kansas City as soon I turned 18… I’m 27 now. WTF happened? Where did I go wrong? I’ve contemplated it ever since I moved up here. Hell, when my ex-fiancée moved out, I damn near packed my stuff up and jumped in the car with the intention of never looking back.

Upon further reflection though, it doesn’t look like I’ll be moving there anytime soon. I can’t bear to be away from my kids, so I just don’t see it happening. But that just goes to show what music and flashbacks can do… it both reminds you of the past and puts things in perspective for the future. Maybe it’s all about balance… and maybe I’ve just had the dial pushed all the way to the left.

Booted from Tripsense

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I’ve been kicked from the Progressive TripSense research program.

It appears that my car, a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, is no longer considered compatible with the TripSense program. I received this e-mail over the weekend:

Dear TripSense Research Participant:

Thank you again for signing up for the data gathering research program that uses the TripSensorTM to gather information about how you drive.

You may recall when signing up for the program that some vehicles are ineligible for participation because the TripSensor is not compatible with certain vehicle makes and models.

When a TripSense customer reports a problem to us, we investigate it and, if it turns out that that vehicle make and model is incompatible with the TripSensor, we add the vehicle to our “ineligible” list. This means that these vehicles cannot participate in the research program.

We have identified an incompatibility issue with your Pontiac Grand Prix 4 door. As a result, we need to immediately remove that vehicle from the program, and ask you to return the TripSensor to us for analysis.

We apologize for the inconvenience. A postage-paid envelope has been sent for you to return the TripSensor. Once the TripSensor is received, we’ll honor the $50 participation incentive.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We apologize again for any inconvenience.

Oh well… at least I still get the rebate.