Blog Not Abandoned 

I haven't abandoned this Blog, I swear. Originally intended as my second attempt, I've realized the importance of my other one and have come to revalue it a little more. Essentially, the trend right now seems to be that I am going to try to divide up the focus between the two. Of course the immediate drawback to this approach is that I really have no idea how to classify the division of focus. My hope is that as I post more, it will become clear over time. All will be revealed in the passage of time. One of the advantages that this bloig has for it is the more elegant and mature style. My other blog is nothing short of a contraption, a rough mish-mash of things tacked together in rough frame that was awkwardly adapted from a template that I little understood. I think, as imperfect as it is, this blog is concrete evidence as my developing skill and familiarity of the blogging template.

As many males of my generation (umm. . .okay nerds), the allure of the personal computers has been nearly irresistible since their mass acceptance in the eighties. Visit ebay and I'm sure you find enough TRS-80 color computers, Commodore 64's, and even Adams to sufficiently convince you that the current nostalgia for those electric dinosaurs stems from the happy memories figuring out how to code yourself a simple BASIC program like the one I mentioned in the previous blog. Yet for me, the love affair subsided awhile because DOS was pretty awkward for a hack like me to ever really come to know. So, while the affinity remained, the distance increased. The slack was more than picked up by a strenghthening and continuing love of video games. From Atari 2600 and Colecovision to Playstation2 and Xbox, I am a confirmed addict--something I have to guard against so as not to waste time. And yet, thanks in large part to blogging, I'm rediscovering a love for gaining knowledge about all things computer. By no means an expert, I'm comfortable enough with HTML to know how to cause mischief and really screw myself up. I am certainly not L33T, something to which I can only say merely: w00t.

Along these lines, I figure I would share with you a webcartoon I found within the last week, something to which I am sure I have come late. (I may be swamped with work, but a guy has to rest an exhausted brain for a minute or two, right?) While it may make me the proverbial Kevin DuBrau of non-coolness, and further seal my doom to nerdom forever, I have to admit to finding it funny. Thus: Player Vs. Player.

25 January 2004
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