Friday, August 31, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

i didn't blog today

I’m not able to blog today because I’m busy at work. I’m tired up with lots of things, but to be honest, I’d rather be tied up with a naughty red head.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

My words. My time. Bacn and Bacon

I have a new annoying habit. It involves constantly checking the site to see if I have any customers yet. I know that I should expect customers for at least a month, but nonetheless I’ve been checking the site every hour to confirm that I DON’T HAVE ANY CUSTOMERS YET.

I’m also doing other things though, like adding products to the site and promoting the site (in ways I cannot tell you), and I know that it will takes weeks for the site to appear. I tried typing the site title into Google and NOTHING, which is what I expected, but dammit. I want this to work NOW.

Ok why isn’t dammit in Microsoft Word’s dictionary? I hate it when words that I know exist do not appear in the Word dictionary. It’s really annoying to have to manually say that words like Blogger, Dammit, and Orgasmic (ok that one showed up) don’t appear in Word. It’s so bad that I have to go to Google to get the proper spelling of a word. Why does Microsoft Word have to suck so much?

For example, a author of hard core porn is typing on word, writing his smutty story and then he wants to use a descriptive word and then Microsoft kicks in and says that is not a word. We’ll guess what? Felching is a word people. It’s not a good word, but it’s a good nonetheless. Oh and I dare you to type that word into Google. Then again, I might have misspelled it. I’m at work and there’s no way in hell I’m Googling it here.

Here’s another word, Googling. Like it or not, it’s now a word. I know that right now; a lot of English teachers’ heads are spinning, screaming that it’s not a word, BUT IT IS AND YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO DEAL WITH IT.

For hundreds of years, the English language has been using the same rules, and it hasn’t been until the Internet Generation, that these rules have started to change, despite the efforts of a bunch of grumpy old men. What I really love is how “txting” has changed how we communicate.

Just today, I learned a new Internet term called “Bacn” pronounced bacon. Bacn is e-mail is e-mail that you signed up for but never got around to unsubscribe to and you just delete it. What I like about Bacn is the missing O. A salute to Web 2.0 where the apps name usually are missing the last vowel, like in Flickr.

I love it when the rules change and stuffy old people are left in the lurch.

Then only concern I have now is Porn in HD. Do we really need that much detail?

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Clip of the Week (Anime)


Here's a sample of some of the titles that I'm selling on the site. This is from a series called Bubblegum Crisis. It's in Japanese and unfortunately this version does have subtites but the song Rokcs.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It because Yadda Yadda

Remember when I said I was going to start with part 2 of the website project. Well I’ve only been at part 2 for a few hours and it already sucks. I know that I have to work at my business before I get rewarded, but I WANT THE MONEY NOW!!! Ok I’m not going to blog about the site again. Instead I’m going to blog about the little toy helicopter that’s on my desk. Vrmmm Vrmmm. Ok, maybe not.

Despite the frustrations that I’ve been feeling lately, I’m still feeling good about myself. Once again, I’ve taken the road less traveled. I’ve always been the person to try something different. I tend to be the guy people know who did something different. I was the guy who went to New York to see Letterman. I was the guy who worked in Television. I was the guy who went out and got a Bachelor of Science. I’m also the guy who sometimes overextends himself. I’ve spend far more on the website than I met too, and I need to see some return soon, say in the next few months, but don’t worry I have other options. I’m not screwed by any means; I just want the business to take off.

I need things to take off so I can relax a bit and start on my next project, another website. I’d be crazy if I thought that I could live off of a single website. Nope, I want to create a series of sites, so I’ll have multiple forms of income.

Aww crap, I didn’t want to talk about the site. I wanted to talk about …the little helicopter sitting on my desk. Wrrmmm Wrmmmm.

Yuck the inside of my shoes smell awful.

The spell check on Word sucks. Sometimes I put the misspelled word in Google and get the right results.

Grrr I’m lost again.

Doh.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

IT'S ALIVE !!!! ALIVE !!!

This is it; the site is now, truly live. This means that I can now accept customers at Space Station Anime. I feel great; I now have a working e-commerce website. The credit card processing works, I’ve tidied the site up, and made a few last minute changes. Now comes the hard part; promoting the site.

There are some friends of mine who want to buy from me, in order to support me. I’m really glad that they’re going to do that for me. It will help me out over the initial launch. Now I need to do A and B. Now I’m not going to tell you what A and B are (at this time), because I don’t want to give out what strategies I know, at least not yet. I’m not saying that one day I will start a “Tips for E-Commerce, blog, but once I’ve come successful; I’d like to be able to help out my friend, real life friends, blog friends, City of Heroes friends. I want to be able to help them out, by doing what I do, but avoiding the pitfalls that I experienced.

I know that there are some people who have been rooting me on and I appreciate the vote of confidence from all of them. Now comes the next step, promotion. Now I know that I wasn’t going to say what A and B are, but the “if you build it, he will come” belief won’t work I’m going to do some free options to promote and as the coin starts to come in, I’ll make some more serious investments into advertising.

The fact that the site is now live and that I can accept customers is a huge weight off my shoulders. Phase 1 is now complete. I still need to add more products, though and that will take time, but the initial step in promotions should be done by the end of the week.

Hopefully, with this behind me, I can go back to posting about my breast fetish, rants about political correctness, and general stupidity, that is until I start working on website number 2, but at least I have the experience behind site one to fall back on.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Nothing is gonna stop me now

Once again, Vics is poking me. She's such a trouble maker that one. Here's the deal. I'm working at "Officially" launching the site TONIGHT. I'm hoping that I'm happy with things tonight to start promoting it, but if I'm not, then it will be tomorrow.

Bottom line, the only thing that is preventing me to go completely live, a la, accepting customers is ME. No web hosting issues, no credit processor issues, no supplier issue, the only issue is time and my personal motivation.

I now have people waiting to buy stuff now, but I want to make sure that everything is "just right". I don't want any issues to cause grief to my new customers.

So Vics, poke all you want, cause I'm about to become an e-business person.

UPDATE. During testing today the server went down. I'm NOT IMPRESSED.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

STOP POKING ME

Aright, I get the message. I know the blog has been suffering as of late, but someone didn’t have to go as far and say that it was putting her into a comma. At least that’s what she wrote on my Facebook wall. Then again how much creditability does someone have when their Facebook picture is of themselves in a straight jacket? I am trying though.

The summer has been a little blaa I guess. I’m already out of holidays because I used most of them in the spring to do my apartment hunting in the spring so my batteries are low on juice.

I guess it doesn’t help with the frustration I’ve been feeling over getting the credit card processing online with the website (which is STILL NOT live), but I’m going to go with a temporary PayPal solution, though it could develop into a permanent solution depending on some options that PayPal might be able to provide for me.

I’ll be honest, I don’t have a smelly old dog to blog about nor do I have 15 orgasms to blog about either. Again I’ve been trying to blog but the creative juices are not happening right now. I mean, sure I could write something about the drug addict punks who wander the streets outside my building after dark but what’s the point. I’m actually hoping that the snow comes sooner, that way they are less likely to be out. I could blog about how I’ve been looking at the flyers advertising condo’s in Kelowna and I’ll be honest, Kelowna is looking pretty damn good right now; a gated community in Kelowna, where I could learn to become a wine snob. All I would need is a trophy wife, or one of those http://realdoll.com/ (I'm kidding, I swear).

I'm just pissed off that things aren't working about as expected, (big surprise), but I've always been able to get through it. This time, it wasn't an obstacle, it was a HUGE frigging wall, with no way around it, until now. Oh I know that it will work because I already tested it, so I'm “officially” going live on Monday. That includes doing all the finishing touches on the site by, then registering the site with the search engines and start promoting the damn thing. I can always switch the payment system around after.

What really pisses me off now is the fact that I was hoping to be able to quit my job very soon, but since I'm months behind schedule, I'll probably will have to push the quitting time back that amount as well. So I'm officially moving my last day of work to my birthday January 22nd. My birthday. Not that it would matter much but I'd like to wait until early next year, so that the company will have to pay me my 3 weeks vacation, and use that money for a vacation of my own. This means that any trips that I've been planing, will be pushed back a month or two. I send my apologizes to whoever is expecting me. I'm not canceling, I'm just rescheduling

The sad thing that I've been spending a lot of time playing City of Heroes. Now I can hear Vics calling me a “git” but I can explain. I have a lvl 49 Defender that I need to get to lvl 50 (which is the max lvl possible). Yes I'm been obsessing over this but I'm very close. I'm hoping to have this accomplished by Saturday.

So after Monday, I should be blogging, a little more, while I continue to add product to the site and download smut.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

You know you're a control freak when

I read this on dig and I thought “COME ON, GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASS PEOPLE”. Apparently the Chinese Government in all their infinite wisdom has banned Tibetan Monks from reincarnating without government permission. Who the hell are they kidding?

The real reason is rather pathetic really. The Chinese Government feels by giving permission to the monks to reincarnate, they can decide who the next Dalai Lama is. Once again, these guys prove how pathetic they are. The more they try to control people, the more people will resist. I mean really? How long do these people thing they can continue to pull this kind of bullshit.

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Not finishing what I started

I've been having this problem lately. I start to write a blog post and I end up loosing my motivation and I never finish it. I either get called away and become uninspired. I'm not sure why this is occurring but the blog is suffering because of it.

I'm trying to ...crap lost my motivation again.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Clip of the Week (Pwned at Defcon)


Here's the explanation of this clip. A reporter from Dateline NBC went into Defcon (A Hacker Convention of both good and bad hackers) with the intention of trying to get someone to admit to a crime on a hidden camera. The organizers of Defcon already knew she was coming (they were tipped by someone at NBC), and asked her multiple times to register a Press. She refused; wanting to be undercover. This video is of her being EXPOSED (Not that kind of exposed).

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Yadde Yadda

I’ve been trying to make the words appear on the screen but I’ve either been too busy or too tired.; in some cases both. At this point I once again lack a topic so I must resort to the Yadda Yadda.

The good news is that I’ve gotten approved by the credit card processor’s. The bad news is that I’m not on day 12 of the 7 to 9 days it’s was suppose to take to set me up. I called them and the issue was with their Canadian partner. I called them and they basically told me to call back in a few days. This is so pathetic. At this point, they are costing me money in lost sales, so I’m REALLY pissed.

I’m now looking at Pay Pal’s Merchant services. I should have known “something’ was up when the other parties involves with my site recommended that I get something going with Pay Pal first. So that’s the plan now, I’m going to look at these guys to see what they can do for me. After all, I was planning on accepting Pay Pal anyway. Everyone uses Pay Pal; even the Donate to Miss Jay’s Tattoo fund was done through Pay Pal. I’m going to have to give Pay Pal a closer look.

I’m starting to miss TV. I’m downl… ummm viewing my shows through other means but It’s getting to be the fall and I’m going to want Cable soon. The issue is that I wanted to wait until I bought a Plasma TV before I got Cable about, but since the delays in launching the website I might have to go longer without Cable. Poor me. Actually not having Cable isn’t totally bad. I’m spared the horrors of Big Brother and Canadian Idol. Doesn’t the name Canadian Idol just roll of the tongue?

Oh I heard that the guy who plays Sylar (or is it Cylar?) on Heroes is going to play Spock in the next Star Trek movie. This is going to bring a whole new meaning to the mind meld thing. Doctor McCoy will now question why Spock needs a fork, knife and a plate to do a mind meld (In Heroes, Sylar steals people’s powers by eating their brains).

I’m finding myself to be lost once again so I’ll call it a night.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I don't like it here anymore

This city is going to hell and I think that it’s time to get the hell out. When I mean hell, I mean crime, violent crime. Last week we had sex homicides (Yes I said SIX). We had woman brutally attacked, raped and murdered. We had a 17 year old punk (I say punk because he admitted to dealing on his webpage) push into the path of a C-Train. We had multiple gang related shootings. There were two guys run down and killed by a driver of a stolen vehicle. This is Canada. It’s not supposed to be like this.

One of the things that really piss me off is how the Police Chief is going on about statistics about how Calgary isn’t as bad as it really getting. All I need to say is, STOP LIVING IN THE PAST. We’ve become a victim of our own growth. As the city continues to grow (we’re over 1 million people now), the criminal element and scum in general have decided to make Calgary their home and the police are understaffed to meet this new wave of crime. I’m basically saying we need more cops as well as a court system that will keep these scumbags off the streets.

I’m starting to regret my decision to move to the downtown core. I tend to hear sirens at least once a night, and I’ve had to call 911 because of a huge fight in a park across from my building. It now has come to the point where I’m no longer willing to leave my building at night.

In the past few years, it’s been getting worse and worse and now it’s getting ugly. It’s now at the point where I want to leave Calgary and live in one of the smaller communities outside the city. That way I have the benefits of living near a big city, like having a NHL team, lot’s of shopping options and other big city benefits, but not having to deal with the big city problems like the crime. I’m sick of it.

Recently, a chapter of the Guardian Angels was started in the city and from what I’m seeing, that isn’t the answer. We don’t need guys in red berets walking around, acting like they’re going to make the city safer, we need Batman. We need the criminal element to feel some fear, because they’re not scared right now. I think they’re laughing right now. It’s pathetic.

I was talking to my boss, who has a farm outside of the city and he tells me that it’s not much better there. He tells me that the key is to have a shotgun, a big dog, and to lock everything up. I’m just sick of it.

I have the feeling that I’m not the only one either. There was a memorial for the 17 year old at the train station where he was pushed 48 hours after it happened and someone who matched the description of the person who pushed the guy nearby waiting for the train and all hell broke loose. It turned into a mob lynching. It was a good thing that the police were there to take her into protective custody, or it could have gotten a lot worse. We’re all sick of this crap and we want the scum out of our city, one way or another.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

I do it to myself

Everyone knows that I love playing City of Heroes, but no many people have ever asked me why. Why do I love that game? It’s time to tell everyone the truth. I have super powers. The problem with my super powers is that I can’t control them. My subconscious controls my super powers, and cause of this. IT MAKES MY LIFE A LIVING HELL.

My first power is the power to project my thoughts and control people. Again, I have no control over these powers so this is what happens. I decide I want to buy Item A in a store, so I go to get this item. What happens next is my super powers kick in and they make EVERYONE in the store want that same item. Next thing you know, there’s a huge group of people in front of what I want to buy so I can’t get it. This power even works when there’s only one other person in the store. That person will go to the lane I need and block access to what I want to buy. THIS HAPPENS EVERYTHING SINGLE TIME.

Also, when I’m walk around, my powers make people stand in my way. If there are only one or two people near me, they will move and deliberately stand in my path. Children are particularly vulnerable to my powers, in fact they will start to cry and lay down on the ground in front of me, impeding my journey. THIS ONLY HAPPENS TO ME.

I’m still trying to figure out why this happens to me. I’ve considered bad karma, a magnetic field and ever a curse, but I’m sure that it’s super powers, because it would prove that I’m doing this to myself

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