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Monthly Archives: March 2006

Sitting Quietly

At a time in my life when everything seems to be going okay, there comes a knock at the door. The knock turns out to be opportunity, and I sit quietly…trying to decide whether I should answer it, or not. The life that mine has become is filled with routine and normality, although there is nothing that is normal or routine about it. The constant change and the “abnormality” has become something that I’ve grown accustomed to.

If I answered the door, the chance to turn my life into a seemingly “normal” one would be let in. The chance to work Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 would come, and turn my current world into one that I’ve never known before. The chance to make more money and to pay off the bills that are past-due would be let in, and everything that I’ve ever known about my “abnormal” lifestyle would be lost.

Answering the door could turn out to be the best thing I have ever done. It could also turn out to be a big mistake. I think it’s time to quit waiting, and answer the door.
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She’s Bad!

This Natalie Portman SNL Rap is better than the cowbell and better than the Narnia Rap, in my opinion. The link might not work, after NBC finds out, though. (Check your volume, first.)

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EDIT: Looks like NBC got to this one, too. It’s been removed from YouTube, too!

My First Driving Video

I always wanted to try driving with the camera rolling. This first time, I really just wanted to see how much vibration would be in the video. Surprisingly, it was pretty steady. I could have cleaned off the widshield, a bit, but I was just testing this, anyway. The video is just over 12 minutes long (20.1Mb).

I also noticed, before I started to post this, that I’ve lost the ability to add a new custom field to posts. Without doing that, I don’t think that this will actually create an enclosure. If not, I’ll have to see what I can do to get that option back, here. If it doesn’t create an enclosure, I’ll leave the post here, anyway.
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Notice The Changes?

You might not have noticed, so I’ll tell you, here.

Yesterday morning, I got a big monkey off my back (weight off my shoulders, whatever…). For quite a while, I had been the lead audio moderator, over at OurMedia. I had been volunteering and spending anywhere from 3 to 12 hours a day removing copyright infringing material from the site. Tuesday morning, I wrote to JD Lasica (the “big guy” at OurMedia) and let him know that I could no longer continue as a moderator, there.

It’s a great site, and they have a lot of great ideas for the future, but I needed to get some time back for my own projects, and my family. On one hand, I’m relieved that I don’t have to worry about things over there, but on the other hand, I feel a little bad, because they could desperately use some more help.
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Now that I have more time to focus, I’m finding out how much I enjoy being able to work on my own web sites and blogs. I haven’t had any truly inspirational thoughts about making huge changes or starting anything new, but to know that “I can” is a great feeling.