Sunday, September 17, 2006
A New Layout, Once Again.
This time I enlisted the help of an esteemed co-worker, and best friend, Laurens. I started photoshopping up the basis for this layout, but could not get it exactly how I wanted it (I was also going about it half-assedly). After I asked her for help, in about 20 minutes she had made the original layout design look ten to fifteen times better than I had originally thought it could look. The end result is just stunning! She did most of the CSS for me as well, and chose the best combination of colours I have seen. The off-white/deep orange is awesome and complements the image map so perfectly :D
This has got to be my very favourite layout to date, and it'll be quite some time before I change it again since I've got it exactly how I want it now ^.^b
As you can see, its made from scans of the front and back covers of the new Armory Wars Sketchbook, blended together with some touches of a particular brush I happen to like a lot. Yea so, I use brushes; :P eff you.
Tell me what you think of it :D And if you like THIS layout, you'll love Lauren's other amazing creations, Kurai DOT nu
, and Ivalice DOT nu (iNU)
Nothing new on the Coheed horizon yet, I'll let you guys know as soon as I get a leak from the very first Prize Fighter Inferno album, but still nothing, to my amazement.
//∴ With time I create
//∴ Invest investigate puzzle solved belated
//∴ If they could only say all the things they saw would they?
//∴ They were only boys
posted by Matt at 5:21 AM
.\\ Finally! my desktop did have an older version of my index page, so I got my content back! Score one for me, and take that 'ya fucking internet. Not much else to write about ehre, so I'll leave it at that. Maybe some day I'll get those forums back up, abnd get a blog for this page; then fix the film blog as well...
.\\ Aha an update before the end of the month, INSANITY I TELL YOU! PURE SHENANIGANS! Anyways, not much to report, Im lazy and bored right now, although I SHOULD be studying for that calc Final on Saturday... Either way, meh! The car is doing well, except for the squealing noise when driving in the cold. Hellsing is out tomorrow! I can not wait! As of now I have watched more anime than I ever thought possible. 162 eps of Naruto (patiently awaiting the 163rd), 3 seasons of Initial D (plus one movie and one OAV), 6 eps of Samurai Champloo, and about 60 eps of Rurouni Kenshin. All of that in the past couple of months. I guess watching free fan subbed anime on my 19'' monitor is better than watching pathetic American tv on my television. :D - Well that is all for now, until next time, have a Merry X-mas, a KraZy KawanZa, a Happy Chanukah, and a solemn and dignified Ramadan; and say no to RICE. Also: Fuck ASU, Fuck their parking and transit Department, Fuck Discount Tire Co., and Fuck pronouncing AeonFlux right. (its actually 'E-on', rather than my preferred way of saying 'AY-on')
.\\ Ok so I was not going to do a full news update, but its seems in the 3 days I slacked off on doing
a half-assed update, I accumulated enough going-ons to necessitate a 'real' update. First, I got the
lowering springs on the Grand Am. About a week ago I had totally given up hope on this damn car since
everything seems to be falling apart lately, and I constantly bitch about how much money it is costing
me. However, I did not stop to think that I can just replace each thing that is broken, one part at
a time, slowly but surely and all that jazz. Besides, my car is basically my only hobby, so why not
spend a large percent of my income on the damn thing. So next up is a new set of tires, I'm thinking
225/45R17 Kumho Ecstas. However, I may go with the 215/50R17 since I had a 215mm wide tire on the
stock rims, and looking at those, they are quite wide enough.
Anyways, I'm willing to bet most people don't care about my little Pontiac shitbox, so onto some other
I have come to realize, just now, that people with one hand must really be pissed off. Why? Simply
because one hand washes the other. If you think about it, that lame little cliche is quite correct;
you rub your one hand with your other one, it is nearly impossible to wash one hand by itself.
I know that is horrendously random, but bare with me here, it gets better...
Have you ever wondered why Necrophilia is usually associated with having sex with the dead? Well, necrophilia actually means more broadly 'to have a fondness for corpses or the dead', but today it is always used in reference to raping a corpse.
But if you think about it, since there are necrophiliacs out there, they just LOVE the dead, they are fascinated with corpses for some sick reason. However, if you just chill with a dead person, it isn't that fun; they cant do much, since they are dead. (see where I'm going with this?) -- You can't play chess with a dead person, they cant play chess! They have a physical inability to play a game of chess due to their death.
The only thing a dead person can do is get raped... however, it isn't rape, since they cant say no. See? Its all good...
Now that you most likely think I'm one sick individual, I bid you ado. And don't forget, 12.19.05 the
new Hellsing OVA is released in Japan, so expect those DVDrip torrents to follow close behind :D
.\\ Ah yes, nearly a month later. I may make a habit of this, monthly updates seem to be working out well XD
Anyways, I have been doing a bit of cleaning up around the site, the forums are dead, for some reason the MySQL database shit the bed... I may attempt
to fix that in the near future. My blogs are left half finished since I'm extremely lazy, and b2evo sucks ass.
The car still has 2 different sets of rims on it, lol ricer lol
Uhmm... Also I should have the full tale of the dreaded camping trip up here soon, I just need to resize the pics so I don't get yelled at by slow DSL
users or those few 56kers left out there. So many pics, nearly 100 from one digi cam, not to mention the other sources. So keep your fingers crossed for
That is all for now, happy halloween and don't do drugs. Unless its crack in a can XD
psst, that's an inside joke, psst.
.\\ So that is my bad for not updating in nearly a month, but things are always busy over here and my poor domain gets neglected. I am revamping a few areas of the site, namely the forums, links, and contact info areas. Links are now up, and anyone can link to me, or ask that I like to them, link exchanges are fun :D
In other news, recently I have been working on a few pages that are not my own, a few for work, a few for friends. Etc, etc.
The first of which is ascent-tec.com, as you can clearly see these guys need some major help, yeesh! Not to mention websterperformance.com, these guys have yahoo web hosting, oh noes!!!1!1!11!11!!2
Keep checking those sites as well for updates, since I have some new content and new layouts for each web site, that I hope will go public by the end of this week.
I would like to end this update with some hope for the future, since I am taking nothing but night courses during my next semester at ASU, that will hopefully give me more time during the day to maintain this site.
.\\ Ok, the transfer has not gone smoothly, as some may have noticed, but it is near completion. Also, the forums are beginning to take shape, as well as my blog and php-nuke tools. A lot of spiffy content and shit is on the horizon! And I'm slowly learning how to port forward and use php and mysql. This is nuts.
Also, I just got Neverwinter Nights Platinum, so that will indefinitely slow down my progress. And a big thanks to Laurels for helping me transfer the domain, as well as teaching me so much along the way. Laurels = (Best)^infinity.
.\\ I am currently under going a domain transfer since Name Secure is a subpar service, and Lauren has enlightened my ignorant ways. She has shown me the shiny path to salvation, and it leads right to Influx Web Hosting. These guys kick ass, and I've already partially set up a forum, as well as some other bitchin' new features. Stay tuned for more info. :D
.\\ I have added a bunch of new stuff to the Coheed page, and I have begun putting the various theories and interpretations together, email me or aim me if I left anything out or something... Also, I have begun work on the section of my site for my car. I know there is a great need for pictures on this site, and I shall be getting some soon.
.\\ I finally broke down and got my own domain like all the cool kids... Keep checking back for my awesome random updates and the such...