Damn, it’s been a while. I’ve been away for what seems like an eternity. It’s actually only been like 2 years, but it seems longer than that. For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve had a presence on the internet since early ’98 (save for the past two years that I’ve been without a computer (most notably on oblivion and somewherebetween.net)). Many, many versions later (see the history page for more info), I own a computer again, and here I am.
Things are defintely not the same anymore on the ‘net. Most of the pages I’ve been reading all of these years are still around, though it seems that the frequency of posts have dropped significantly (despite the fact that blog/webpage creation is still booming). I hope to stay in the loop by posting as often as possible. Since my life consists of work (75%), play (20%), and sleep (5%), this shouldn’t be a problem. The first step is just getting out there and doing it. So a couple of weeks ago I started re-familiarizing myself with HTML and CSS. I got my old layout set up, along with the subpages and content, when I stumbled in a pothole. Despite the fact that my new computer is nearly state of the art, it lacked one key feature: A good art program. Back in the day I used MS Image Composer, and before that I used PhotoImpact. Neither are available to me at this point, and all this computer came with was a photo editing program. A shitty one at that. So I was going to go graphic-less (on blogger), which meant dumbing down my site, and using their crappy pre-set layouts. I was a tad unhappy with that prospect, but luckily I came across a saving grace. Digging through some of my old computer shit, I came across an unmarked floppy disk. Guess what it contained? Yes, this layout, these graphics. My old site, still put together, and still looking sharp (in my opinion). I made a couple changes to the color scheme, and now I’m back in buisness. And this is infinitely better than what would have been procured through blogger. So now I have a place to vent my frustrations once again.
Here’s a short summary of what you’ll find here at TLS: First, this main page will contain general bitching, along with interesting tidbits from my day, or things I’ve seen on the net that I feel are worth sharing with you (my audience, that consists of next to nobody). The links on the left are site related, and E/N related. On the right are sites I think are interesting/amusing. The Archive is self-explainatory. History of my site (or sites I worked on) is on the history page. Finally, the essays page will contain more focused bitch sessions.
I don’t really have any other plans for the page just yet, but I also need to get back into the swing of things. Content will come. Hopefully after I get my reader base up a bit, the creative juices will get flowing. With that, I bid you adieu, and leave you with this piece of writing (don’t know who the author is, but it’s quite intriguing): The Atheist’s Manifesto. Enjoy.