Well, things seem to be arranged for the Abbotsford Gang’s trip to Calgary.
We’ll be leaving on the 21st or 22 or August, and coming back the 25th or 26th.
Ok, so not totally arranged 🙂. I am going for sure, as
is solas. My SO Pam still has
to get the time off work. We’ll be visiting all the people that we know from
the IRC (#NORTH), and some other friends
that various people know in Calgary. We were considering stopping in Bannf
for a night, but it’s really expensive, and you get fined for
sleeping in your car.
I brought my bike out from my parents house yesturday. I got up about 10 (it
was my day off), went up to the gym and said to myself, "why am I sitting
here in a small, boiling hot room, when I could be riding around outside in the
sun?" Well, the reason was I have no room in my apartment for a bike (at
least in the part that I rent), but I went and got it anyway. Who needs to
get access to the closet anyway? I never got a chance to ride it yet though,
because as soon as I got home I went to pick up Pam from the mall, and we went
shopping a bit, I got some shorts, she got a hat, then we went to the park
and blew bubbles for a bit, before getting some people togeather for Chinese
food buffet in town.
Ok, another rant coming up. Advertising on the net. It sucks. I hate it.
When I started on the net there was very little (2-3 years ago). Now it seems
every page has some stupid animated .gif, or ad for some sort of link exchange.
Now they seem to be putting them in a non-resizable frame at the top/bottom,
so you can’t just scroll past them. Have I ever clicked on one? NO.
Thank the heavens for lynx. No huge images, stupid frames, or lame animated
.gifs. Of course, you get the morons who don’t give a crap about those with
text browsers, who put no ALT= tags on, no <NOFRAMES> sections, and make
gratutious use of tables… but that is all I expect from the idiots out on the
net these days. Oh for the ARPAnet again…. It seems like nothing is safe
from advertising anymore… well, almost nothing. I’m still waiting for books
to come out with "this page brought to you by Nike!" or "this
romantic chapter brought to you by Sony." Hell, why not, seems everything
else is. Watched TV lately? I don’t hardly anymore. I can’t even drive down
the road without seeing thousands of huge ads. Sometimes I wish that the only
advertising that could be done would be is plain, the same, and in a big book,
sorted by subject, company, and name of product. No flashy advetising allowed.
It’ll never happen, but it’s nice to imagine driving down a country road w/o
looking at the shit that is all over it now.
Ok, how about some good things to talk about…. uhmm….