Archive for March, 2003

March 26th, 2003

Just a quick update, as I’m swamped in homework. I have to finish 2 websites today. Damn right, that ain’t easy. Luckily, I’m just about done with one of them. It’s something close to my heart – the Trees Eat People Home Page is now in effect. I redid the whole damn thing from the ground up, and I must say that it humiliates the hell out of the old version. Of course, I did the old version without Dreamweaver, coding in straight HTML when I was just learning how to code. Now I know a lot more, so it should be cooler.

Next, I’m about to tackle The Center for Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment website. Yeah, say that 10 times fast. Anyway, I’ve had the basics done for awhile now. It’s gonna be fairly straightforward – add content and make sure everything works. Of course, I’m considering adding pop-up buttons to a page. Man, that’s probably not a good idea at this point. I do want to test them out eventually, but this might not be the right time since I’m right in the middle of FINALS!!! Aaaaaaiiiiiiggghhhh!!!!

Oh man, I’m gonna crash and burn on my Scripting assignment. There’s not enough time in the day, and I don’t have the programming experience, knowledge or “touch” to do my Asteroids game properly. I’m gonna have to do my best, but it’s obviously going to fall short of my hopes. Flash can be a bitch whether you’re coding or tweening. Anyway. I’ll try to check back in later. For now, stay fresh, y’all.

March 20th, 2003

Well, I’m back. I just got back from the big protest here in Minneapolis. It was quite an amazing event. I’m not sure if I like protesting or not. When I was done marching (I figure I walked at least 5 miles today) I was sore, exhausted, starving, freezing cold and just basically spent. You know I’d do it even if all I got was aches and pains because I think it’s my patriotic duty to let the government know when they’re being stupid and/or oppressive fucks. But guess what – I loved it. Despite the miserable weather (it was overcast, cold, and it rained sporadically – but hey, this is Minnesota!) and despite the obvious sadness of the start of a war, I got this incredible vibe from the crowd. People were amazingly happy, once we got together and got going. Our spirits rose as we started acting in unison. It’s very comforting to know you’re not alone in fighting this madness.

I suppose you want to see some pictures from this event. I guess I’ll let you do just that. Click here to check’em out.

Can you believe that my right arm is actually sore from giving the peace sign so many times? Wow, man. 🙂 I feel like I’ve done my duty. It wasn’t easy, but it was fun. Until next time…

March 12th, 2003

I’m sorry about yet another long pause between updates. See the excuses below; they’re still valid. But I’m still into this blogging thing, if not moreso. I have some views about the coming war in Iraq that I would like to air. I feel the way many do; that this war is completely unjustified.

Hey, I’m not saying we shouldn’t take out Saddam – we should. But is a full-scale land invasion really necessary? I think not. I would very much like to see his people free of his ruthless tyranny. However, I was not born yesterday, and I don’t believe that Bush really has the concerns of the Iraqi people as his first priority. He’s clearly after oil and regional influence. The Saudis have proven to be unreliable and they aren’t pumping oil like some would like. The Bush team wanted to go into Iraq back in 1997, and the 9/11 tragedy provided them with the perfect cover.

And that’s another thing. I haven’t seen any conclusive proof of any ties between Al Queda and Saddam’s crew. I mean, yes, they have lots of things in common; they’re from the Mid-East and they hate America, but that’s where the similarities end. You have to understand – Saddam is a secular leader. He has started invoking Allah only recently, as he got desperate during the First Gulf War. He’s fooling no one in the Islamic world; they all know he is a secular socialist tyrant. Religion – the last refuge of a scoundrel. Osama, on the other hand, is a zealot. He has no use for secular Arab leaders. He only likes theocracies like the Taliban’s Afghanistan. Iran would be another example, but I believe they are Shi’ite Muslims, as opposed to Sunnis like most Muslims. Anyway, if Osama and Saddam are bosom buddies, it’s only because we pushed them together by ostracizing the both of them. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and all that.

For more information, check out the my revolution site. I also have an art site up, which I just finished creating. Until next time, peace!