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Pardon The Interruption

For those of you who still haven’t noticed, Textonic has officially and finally moved to http://textonic.slickplaid.net, unfortunately all the comments have been lost but the posts are all still there, well most of them are at least.

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Textonic Has Moved

Textonic has moved from it’s present location to a new location, duh. So update your links and hop on over to http://textonic.slickplaid.net (thanks Evan)

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Busy Body

Lots of shit going on, very busy, no time to blog, updates soon.

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Getting Back in the Game

I may have been in denial, but I definitely realize now that I’ve been out of the game for a while now. By the game I’m referring, of course, to the world of web design and internet culture. I’ve missed out on CSS breakthroughs, new software, possible design jobs, blogging, and a lot more, and quite frankly I have no idea what’s going on anymore. People are talking about things that seem to fly over my head like a plane and I don’t like it.

It seems like every time I get on a good roll I lose access to a solid internet connection, or I get grounded, or I lose inspiration. Some massive event prevents me from doing what I like to do. In essence, being available. I love being able to talk to who I want, when I want. I love being able to make contacts all over the world and actually not be limited by the boundaries of the city I live in.

It’s been a while, but I think I’m definitely ready to get back into the game. I’m reorganizing my life, making more contacts then ever, and I’m actually getting some serious blogging done. I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s this has ever gone through this, so for all of you having the same troubles there’s a few things you can do to get back to where you were months online when you left.

You can start by reading all of your RSS Items and unread emails. After that visit all of the sites you hold a membership with and read all of your messages, comments, etc. After that’s taken care of let everyone know you’re okay. Write a nice blog post, or send out an email to all of your friends. Now that personal matters are taken care of start tackling your business functions. Check your online banking, look into old job offers and just reacquaint yourself with the business world.

That tiny plan seems to work for me every single time I go into meltdown mode, and if you stick to the same basic guidelines it’ll work for you too. I have no idea why I wrote this post, or even how I ended up thinking about this subject, but hey, it is a post and I am here to blog, so there you go.

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MeeboMe and Cutting Back on Software (An Open Challenge)

Goodbye Trillian, hello Meebo. Other than losing the ability to chat via IRC I couldn’t care less about parting with Trillian. It does nothing but slow down my laptop, and even though it is a great program I really don’t need it. Meebo is all I need from now on.

Over the past few weeks I’ve made a serious effort to cut down on the number of resources I rely on. I’ve uninstalled Thunderbird, Firefox, Trillian, and a massive load of other programs that add to the frustration of online activity. I’ve imported all of my bookmarks and compatible plugins from Firefox to Flock, which now manages my bookmarks and my feeds, which I have reduced from about two hundred to maybe twenty essentials.

Thanks to the invention of multiple homepages I can now check my email via my Google Customized Homepage, sign into MySpace for communicating with my friends who are too ignorant to use email, take a quick glance at all my feeds, check up on Random Shapes, AND log in to my Meebo account, which allows all of you wonderful readers to talk to me at any time.

Anyway, the main reason I wanted to write this post is to let you all know that I’ve added the nifty MeeboMe widget to the sidebar of my blog so you can check my online status and get in contact with me whenever you want. Now to issue a challenge. I challenge each and every one of you reading this to cut down on the number of programs you use. Use plugins to combine apps, delete unnecessary files and programs, see exactly what you need and what you don’t.

To be honest the only programs I really use now are Flock (for email, RSS, IM, and general web browsing), iTunes (for musical pleasure), Photoshop (for designing cool shit), and my anti-virus and anti-spyware programs which do a great job and run virtually invisible. Like I said, cut back and see just what you need. Leave me a comment letting me know how it goes and what you now use.

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Another Interuption

To keep it short, being a teen is difficult, and some things have come up that have prevented me from getting any online time at all over the past two weeks or so, so again I apologize, but will try to return to a normal blogging schedule as soon as possible.

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Garfield Sucks

For those of you who never receive greeting cards, Garfield is the orange merchandising turd that creator Jim Davis pinches out every Sunday in newspapers around the world, traumatizing millions with his bland humor week after tragic week. 

When he’s not licensing the hell out of Garfield with toys, bags, napkins, paper cups, socks, and probably tampons, Davis takes a break from whoring out his creation to occasionally write a new strip. Found in the “humor” section of newspapers, reading the comic is like having a five-finger prostate examination. Many years from now when Davis dies and CNN is undoubtedly squandering precious airtime on the passing of another sanctimonious American icon, historians will look back upon this series as a cancerous lump on the teat of humor strips. There’s nothing funny about Garfield. Every single comic starts out the same: Garfield sits around being fat, he eats all the food, and his ambiguously gay owner yells at him.

The cat eats food. Alright, WE GET IT. Move on. Then as if to piss all over our better judgement, Davis has received the National Cartoonist Society: Best Humor award. Twice. Garfield gets awarded for humor and “Family Guy” keeps getting canceled faster than a baby at Planned Parenthood. That reminds me of how much I hate babies. Why does everyone want to save them? There are too many babies. I’m not saying we should kill them, but if you happen to be giving your baby a bath and the phone rings.. well, nobody will judge you. Besides, you might get free brownies out of it at the funeral, and brownies rule.

As if one criminally boring comic after another wasn’t enough to dull your senses, “Garfield: The Movie” and “Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties” have hit theaters over the past two years. I’m impressed that they’ve been able to take a 2D character with a 1D personality and bloat it into a 3D disaster. With a tagline like “it’s all about ME-OW,” you can be guaranteed the cinematic equivalence of having your hand fed to a wood chipper when these mind-dumps were released. The tagline would be more fitting if it were changed to “it’s all about ME-OH-CRAP-I-THINK-I-JUST-HAD-AN-ANEURYSM.” A movie about Garfieldappelle, and you’re not funny.

Plus Garfield, NJ Sucks too.

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