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Tuesday, June 24
 
Ick. My UberWeb is all brokey, so no post for you last night. I'll put the one I wrote last night on the site if it ever starts working again.

Back online!

Here's yesterday's post:

Whew, so this is what they mean by steamy.
Hot, I don't mind so much, but humid drives me crazy. I feel like someone replaced my skin with a mild glue, like the back of a Post-it note, I don't stick real well to anything but the tack never seems to go away.

Not only is it a tad warm, but the Internet is out. I was tempted to go to work to surf and coincidentally enjoy the air conditioning. Instead, I put my brother's a/c unit in my bedroom window so I can go to bed in a chilly paradise and proceeded to work on a couple of projects.

The first is probably the geekiest thing I've done in months. Inspired by something I saw on the Internet I made a desktop pciture out of a level of one of my all-time favorite NES games, Mega Man 2 - which some of you might know as Mega Mega Mega Man. This entailed playing through the first eight levels of the game, then taking 40 screencaps of the ninth level while playing. I then quit, pasted about 25 of those screencaps into a new PSD, played with cut-and paste for about an hour or two to erase HUD items and partial sprites, put the tops on the clouds and fill in some gaps with textures. I think the result is pretty cool. I probably should make myself a little PSD tag to mark it as my work, but now it's late and that seems too geeky even for me. I already know some other games I'd like to try, especially Faxanadu. Who knows, though, by the time my Internet works again, someone might have already done both of my ideas. Then I will be pissed.

After that I played some solitaire and worked on my little book project. I've needed one of these for a long time and not so long ago I was inspired. So, we'll see how many hours this one holds up before I lose track. I can honestly be very absent-minded about these sorts of things.

So, now here I am, typing my post into WordPad, unable to share it with everyone. I wonder if everyone else with TDS is down, or if its just me. You know, now that I think about it, if the entire Internet went down, I wouldn't know about it until the next day at best, unless someone called me.
You'd call me if the Uberweb failed, wouldn't you? Or would you be with the rioting masses smashing windows and looting stale Twinkies from the day-old bread store?

If you're wondering about work, it's been fine. I'm about to be buried in the busy, as several things are about to come due, and today I discovered that a little project has mutated and grown to be a serious pain in my ass, probably 10 times bigger than I had originally anticipated.