Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Dumbest Thing I've Ever Heard Of

Apparently, you can now have your blog broadcast into outer space in hopes of sending it to extraterrestrials. That's right, BlogInSpace.com "is the first entity to allow everyday bloggers to transmit the news and thoughts of an everyday person into space."

This has got to be one of the dumbest ideas ever. Nevermind the fact that aliens probably don't know english so they can't read you blog anyway, why would they want to? Very few humans even read blogs, and even those that do read, at the most, a couple dozen... maybe. Now, any potential extraterrestrials looking for communications from earth would have to filter through humdreds of inconsequential blogs (along with all our crappy TV) in order to find something actually of interest. (like, say, a NASA transmission)

You can count on me not signing up for this silly service.

Friday, July 15, 2005

I'm on Facebook

Yeah, I seriously doubt anyone reads this that doesn't know already, but I finally have a prolfile on TheFaceBook.com. If you don't know, the Facebook is a kind of online directory/social networking thingie for college students.

In other news, I'm having some serious problems getting PHP to work on the hanleyfilms.net server, so work in that department has ground to a screeching halt.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Coming Soon: HanleyFilms.net

I've just registered the domain HanleyFilms.net for hosting the movies I have made so far. It currently only redirects to a temporary page on the old foxostro.com server, but I hope to have actual site content up by next week. Until then the old Movies page will stay up with what limited selection it has. The new site will offer all my previously released films in 3 different sizes, as well as my most recent project, "Dead Line" which has never been released on the internet.

Monday, July 11, 2005

OMG! I Agree With Fox News?

I've kept this blog fairly non-political for a while now, but I just can't leave this one alone.

Alright, so I was against the current war when it was proposed (and still believe it was a mistake, but that we're far enough in now that a rapid pull-out now would do much more harm than good). But like many others, that in no way diminishes my deep respect, admiration, and gratefulness towards our troops abroad.

Some people have always been (and still are) staunch supporters of the war. I disagree with these people, but I respect their opinions.

Others want us to pull out of Iraq immediately. I also disagree with these people, but still respect their opinions.

Then there are people like Michael Crook. Actually, that may be a misstatement, as I'm unsure as to whether I would go so far as to classify Mr. Crook as a person. Anyway, he got quite the bashing on Fox News (as pointed out by Tim of CtrlAltDel), and I found myself, for the first time I can remember, wholeheartedly agreeing with the "Evil Network".

The website in question, forsakethetroops.info, has thankfully been shut down, although parts of it are archived at the Internet Wayback Machine. Many suspect the site may have been a hoax/prank/joke, but I think everyone who could possibly read this blog will agree that it goes several miles beyond the "in poor taste" marker. I mean, "The U.S. soldier is a poster-child for retroactive abortion."? That's not funny, it's appalling! (don't believe me? Go ahead, check the video)

The Bad news: apparently the guy lives in Syracuse, NY, where I will be going in about a month and a half.
The Good news: This may give me an opportunity to punch him in the face.