|added Fri December 05 2003 at 5:47 PM
|temporary home for "A day in the Life" comments. Feel free to let me know what you think.
|added Fri December 05 2003 at 5:53 PM
|I heard a quote once (and I think I've quoted it before) something to the effect of never giving excuses, because your friends don't need an explanation and your enemies won't believe you. Nonetheless, I feel obligated to offer a brief explanation of why there have been no updates (or new entries) in some time.
So, I honestly was planning on doing a major overhaul on the pictures page during thanksgiving break. Instead, thanksgiving break ended up being a long string of naps and watching TV from the couch. On Tuesday (about 10 days ago), I was diagnosed with mono. Since then, I've done a lot of, well, nothing. But for my defense, I've done a heck of a lot of it.
Now, I'm planning some major overhauls for christmas break. I will be bringing my computer home with me :-) and will spend some time working on finishing one of my classes (I will be taking an incomplete) and the rest of the time working on some stuff for my site. Specifically, you can look forward to the pictures changing a bit. I don't know if I'll actually change the layout of the pictures, because I kinda like it, but it will have increased functionality. Specifically, I am going to add a feature for me to title (and therefore explain) any pictures that I wish to explain, and I will be adding some sort of commentary (probably for each folder, as opposed to each picture. I don't anticipate the pictures to be commented on *that* much that it would warrant each picture having its own commentary).
I've also been making a list of new features I would like to add in general. The front page will (probably) be changed around, general face-lift stuff. Don't quote me on that one, though, because I don't have any templates or new plans in place yet. I will definitely be giving RandOMnesS (and possible JPsDocs) an upgrade/facelift. In general, I would like to integrate my entire page a little bit better. I made the top index about a year ago, and I've learned a lot of new tricks (and php) since then, so there's a lot of things that just don't match up well.
I won't go into any more details, because I would like to create a little anticipation. One last thing I will say, though, is that I will most likely be looking at the animations again (I know you're all sick of it, but I'm determined to beat this thing). No gaurentees on how often I will be posting to RandOMnesS in the next few weeks, though. Finals suck. And I'm sick. And I'm sure if those aren't excuse enough, then I could come up with a few more. Unfortunately, girls have not been much of an excuse of why I have no time to do things I want.
|added Fri December 05 2003 at 10:34 PM
|As you may tell from looking at a few of my past entries, I find it rather entertaining to see how people find my site. Now, I would like to just post the top six or seven search strings, but we have an 11-way tie, so I think I'll just show them all.
4 messed up pictures
2 pictures of rainbow christmas lights
1 byu ask a guy to preference dance
1 carved pumpkin pictures
1 eye candy for winamp
1 guilt in oedipus
1 i'll build you a rainbow
1 jo-pete nelson
1 king lear feminism
1 latest tabernacle pictures
1 slc temple christmas pics
1 visualization eye candy
1 windows xp for freewindows xp for free
I think that the Jo-Pete is somewhat skewed for two reasons. First, I might've been both hits, second, I bet that at least one of you decided to try the google search yourself when I mentioned it a while ago. The messed up pictures... well, that's just disturbing, I hate to think how disappointed they were when they didn't find porn. It's a result of my name "Jo-Pete's Messed-Up Mind." Perhaps I should retitled my site when I do the overhaul over Christmas break. JP2K4 or something computer-nerd like that. Two people were apparently looking for information for their school paper... and found JPsDocs. I just really hope that they aren't being dishonest and copying my papers. I've considered blocking JPsDocs from search engines, but that would take away from some of my entertainment. Plus, I really do want to share my writings with the world, I just don't want to help them cheat.
One trend that I find entertaining is that a lot of people go to my site because I talk about things that they apparently think I might offer. For instance, I have talked about my free windows XP, and iTune's eye candy that beats WinAmp (See... other people really do use the term "eye candy").
At least I know that I do have SLC temple pics to offer. And they are most welcome to those (with appropriate citation to me, of course;) ).