Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A new year, a new look. Kind of.

You may have noticed that going to www.lowelldavis.net doesn't look the same as it used to. It looks a lot like the blog page did.

Long, long ago when I first put up a webpage at this domain I created everything using either Frontpage or good old notepad. Once I made or edited a page I'd then launch an ftp app or would upload it through a cmd prompt. Old school baby.

A few years ago I decided that it was a giant pain in the backside to do this when sites like blogger, wordpress, etc. made on the fly edits so much easier. I could just type and click publish! I could send updates from my phone!
For some reason though I didn't switch the index page to this website over to that then. I kept updating the $*@! thing manually. I'd actually publish a blog post then go and change the index page to reflect that there was a new blog available by clicking a link.

Dumb.

Anyway, the index page now goes directly here. The sidebar on the right has changed a little bit from the old blog page. I dropped a few things that I used to have on the index completely. In the coming days and weeks I'll probably change the design of this page but, in the interest of making this switch before 2009 began, I kept the old template since it was easier to hack up and and make the sidebar changes to.

New Year's Resolutions

I'm not much for New Year's resolutions. I'm not much for celebrating on December 31st in general. I find the thought that everything "starts fresh" just because the calendar turns a page to be pretty stupid actually. So while I'm not going to make a list of resolutions for the coming 12 months, I am going to do my best to keep this in mind every single day of the year. And the year after. And the year after that...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is almost upon us

We're done shopping. Yay!
Making Christmas candy tonight. Yay again.
The MLB channel debuts on January 1st. Triple Yay. (That has nothing to do with Christmas, but it needed a yay).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Welcome to Chicago

I'm expecting Joey Gathright to be a late inning defensive replacement/pinch hitter/pinch runner. Those are all nice titles but I prefer "dude who can jump over a parked car".

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Emphasis helps

Bad news: You will go through hard times.
Good news: You will go through hard times.