Internet Language Update #3

I know that emoticons and such aren’t even considered “language” and have been around on Usenet groups since the early 80’s… but I’m torn between restricting the use of “<3" or not. I mean yeah, it's a heart, but it's only been recently that it's used after every single sentence…

Give me your thoughts. Should <3 be thrown into the abyss of phrases such as "omg wtf cakes" and "!!!1one"?

500th Entry

I just finished posting my old blog’s entries that were almost lost when Oktagone disappeared. They finally returned all of my stuff, but they lost anything I posted after November of last year. Fortunately, I really haven’t uploaded anything of much worth since then. I think I might have lost a MIDI, but if I look hard enough, it should be on my computer.

And having posted everything onto LiveJournal brings me up to this, my 500th entry. I guess I should say something about the past four years that I’ve kept this journal…

I don’t have much to lose, speaking materialistically. I have my computer, I have an old collection of video game magazines that I could care less about, I have my car. They’re all replaceable. One thing I can’t replace, though, is this journal – which is why I was rather distressed when I heard that Oktagone lost all of my stuff – I thought that almost three years of writings were lost. But now I have everything in one place – hopefully LiveJournal is reliable enough not to lose any of my sentimentality – and it’s pretty amazing to look back on my progression through high school and into college.

Overall, I don’t think I’ve changed too much. I certainly have learned a lot, but if I had the ability to meet myself from four years ago, I’d tell myself that I was on the right track. I can’t point out any major phases, crazes, or mentalities I fell into over the years. All I see when I look back is my steady progression through the years.

Now that I’ve completely migrated to LiveJournal, complete with a paid account and a friends list of over 150 people with whom I actively keep up, I hope this fact doesn’t stop my blog from maintaining its originality, its humor, and its overall value in presenting me as a voice.

Go back and read a few entries from over the years. At least to me, it’s quite entertaining, and, of course, very nostalgic.

CHECKITOUTCHECKITOUT

My old site isn’t back yet, because like I’ve been saying, Oktagone is fucking awful, but in the meantime, I’ve redesigned my website and it revolves around LiveJournal, meaning the index page will point to my latest entries page. But check out the new design! Please give me criticism. Should I restrict its width? Does the background show up as white and then grey? Any other problems?

Seeing’s I haven’t updated for more than a week, I might as well say what’s been goings-on.

I’m on spring break this week. I’m trying to make the best of my time, unlike what I did over Winter Break, where I sat in front of the PS2 for two weeks, going through both Final Fantasy X-2 and Jak II. Despite the fact that I only had one final, my classes ended pretty well.

Story about finals: I don’t know where the hell I heard this, but someone was dumb enough to tell me (or maybe I was dumb enough to believe) that my computer science final would be on Monday at 8 AM. It wasn’t too big of a deal that I woke up at 6:30 to get ready for the inexistent final, but it was a big deal to find out that it was ACTUALLY at the complete opposite time – Thursday at 4 PM, the last finals period. This sorta screwed up Bay Area transportation plans and everything… but then again, it wasn’t a big deal. I went downtown with friends, played DDR, played a lot of FFXI, etc. And then come Friday, I was packed up and picked up by my mom and her friend Tim, with whom I went to the boardwalk, had Chinese, and talked about Ren and Stimpy. :)

The night that I got home, I got frantic messages from, like, everyone. Seems that Ron decided to stop by in Marin much sooner than I thought – like, the same day that we all returned from college. Unfortunately, driving directions were quite fudged, and he found himself in SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO. But yeah, one way or another, he found his way to San Rafael and got to my house. And the weekend was spent hanging with friends, seeing James before he went back to college, going to the Oasis and watching my sister’s band play, playing FF9 with Ron, etc. Fun times.

And yeah, today I designed my site, and went out to dinner with my mom and sister.

There’s your recap. Now say something interesting about my new design.

A backup of my site was found by OktaGone! Accounting for their current speed in assisting me, they might restore it in, say, a month.

In other news, l33tsysadmin has so very generously set me up with new hosting. So once I get off of OktaGone, he’ll be the new one to host me. So excited!

And now, here’s worthlessness:
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