Thanks to Madd Scientist for posting this week while I was out of it. I don’t know what it was, but with work and other stuff I just wasn’t up to posting anything this week. I’ll rectify that now. Before I do, though, I’d like to take a moment to point out that scientist is the master of the one word post.
OK, so I’m sure that you’re very interested in how the new site is going. Well, it’s progressing pretty well at this point. I believe that most, if not all, of the infrastructure code is complete. It’s possible to post blogs, and right now I’m working on the Comments module. I’m trying to due it abstracted enough so that I can drop in a comment module on any part of the site that I might want user comments on. Also, one of the new features will be to add a small avatar photo to your user profile so that when you post your avatar will show up along with your user name and the number of posts you have. After I have the comments module finished, the next step is to complete the blog toolbox, including editing, deleting, and the approval queue. After that, I’m going to set up the reviews section, and after that I think the private messaging system. Still hoping for that Thanksgiving launch. Erin agreed to do some QA for me when I get to that stage, but I may need a few more people, so let me know if you’re interested in trying out the new site.
Current Packer game score: 17-3. Nice. My money this week is on Indy -1 1/2 over Tennessee and Philly -4 1/2 over the Patriots. I’m currently up in the Indy game, but its close (which was expected) so I’ll probably have to wait until the very end on this one, much like the last game involving the Titans. Now let me go on a separate small rant here: I hate the cable company (whoever they are) that makes TV come into my house. Fox is a complete fucking mess, so no NFC games. CBS comes in fine, but I go to turn on the game today, and I get a fucking black-and-white movie where some guy is ~~DELIGHTFULLY~~ in a rumpled tie telling some dame about how he’s so drunk. Look, black-and-white TV man, you don’t know what drunk is: let me introduce you to the Madd Scientist. Now let me introduce you to Scott. Their concept of drunk is slightly more than a rumpled, loose necktie. So fuck you too, CBS. Now the only game I can watch today is the ESPN late game, which I guess is OK. I think I’ll throw $10 on it and sit down for a nice evening of cursing.
NICE: just checked the Indy/Ten. score and Indy is up 17-7 now. Let me repeat: NICE.
So, I posted this on Luke’s website the other day, but I figured I’d repeat it here. Paul Krugman is a New York Times op-ed writer who has a new book out. He’s an economist who, in his articles, basically tries to explain to the layman why the Bush economic policies are terrible for the future of the country. I purchased his book on Amazon.com on Thursday, and maybe I’ll write up a little something about it. I know that Politics isn’t an exciting or cared-about thing so much on whazzmaster, but I’d really like it if you all took a minute (or 40) to listen to a great interview with the author on NPR’s Fresh Air. It’s free. I’ll throw in another plug real quick for Joe Conason’s new book: Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth. Since I’m a subscriber to Salon.com, I’ve been able to read 5 excerpts from the book, and they’re pretty good. Support Salon if you can, it’s only $30 a year (Jen, I’m looking at you). OK, enough Politics, back to Other Stuff.
Football update: for some reason McNair is out of the game, but I can’t see why due to the fact that I CAN’T GET ANY TV GAMES.
So Erin and I went golfing yesterday, which was nice. She had to rent clubs at the golf course, but on the way home we stopped at Don Sherwood and got her a complete set. It’s this one if you’re interested. I also picked up a Great Big Bertha II 3 wood. As much as I’d like to play today, however, I’ve got some web site code to write and some football games to watch. I think I’ll go for some twilight golf sometime this week at Shoreline.
Not much else to report at this time. I really hope you all like the new site. I think it’s gonna be great.
Go Packers, Go Indy, Go Philly, Go Vikings (but only against the Bears).