Stuff from October 2006.

Saturday October 07, 2006

So after a few weeks of downtime, I’ve finally returned.

First off, let me explain why The Hack Project was down. A few weeks ago, I broke news about GameStop’s plan on Wii/PS3 pre-orders. Turns out that was only a test plan being run in Hawaii, but it still caused quite a stir on the Internet. I had pictures of the poster that the store gave me on my old server, and it pretty much got hit hard, especially once GameSpot ran a story about it. My bandwidth quickly disappeared, and my account ended up getting locked. I figured it was a good time to get a new server and move house.

The return brings new things. First, more bandwidth. I don’t foresee ever needing the amount of bandwidth that I currently have, but I figure it’s better to be safe than sorry. Next, more space for me to develop and design new things, as well as expand this site. Finally, a brand new web address - I’ve pointed as many of my old addresses as possible to this new address, though I’m sure there will still be broken links somewhere. Anyway, is the proper way to access the site, and it should stay that way for a few years now.

I had quite a bit of content on my site before I went down, unfortunately because my bandwidth was exhausted, my account was locked and I couldn’t back-up the newer stuff. So I lost a few entries and comments (especially on the play blog). That’s okay though - I’ll just ignore them and move on. I’ll work on getting the kinks out for the next few days, but things should be back to normal. I’ll try to post more often in this blog (emphasis on try).

As for myself, it’s been really humid here in Ewa Beach and I hate it. Summer and Fall sucks. I’ve got some work coming up in the next few weeks, also a Kawaii Kon Directors meeting, and the upcoming Kawaii Kon Meet & Greet.

In a little more than a month: Wii launch. I’m so excited. I’ll put my life on hold for a bit and enjoy gaming. This holiday season is going to be so exciting.

Oh and I know I already said Happy Birthday, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. Happy Birthday Mark and Aaron!

Unexpected Happiness
Monday October 09, 2006

I did something really bad, and at the same time, I did something really good. Let me emphasize - something REALLY bad, and something REALLY good. At this point though, I could care less about the bad because the good is so, well… good. Am I making any sense? No… I didn’t think so. Right now I don’t even care that I don’t make sense. I’m way too focused on the good.

I don’t know how long I spent with the good… around 24 hours probably? That simply amazes me… and I only realized that it amazes me just now. I think sometime later, realization will probably sink in. For now though, I’m going to sleep because I haven’t gotten much sleep recently. Damn the good. I should eat too…

I’m going to read this entry tomorrow and laugh at myself, then kick myself.

I am so going to do it all over again… minus the bad part.

As a side note, I drank a whole Jamba Juice today. That’s how messed up I am.

Let Go
Monday October 23, 2006

Saw Flags of our Fathers. Awesome movie, although there were moments when it chugged along really slowly. I enjoyed it very much though - can’t say the same for my friend next to me who fell asleep.

Oh! So last Sunday, there was an earthquake here in Hawaii - my very first earthquake. It happens all the time I’m told, but is never massive enough to cause damage or to even notice. Well this one was definitely noticeable. I saw the entire building shake as I looked down. It was pretty scary. Funny that you are always told to hide under something, but all I could do was watch. Thankfully it was only big enough to gawk at and not actually cause damage (at least on Oahu).

So I haven’t been home much recently. Not at all really. Last night I got to sleep in my own bed and use my own computer. Then again, later on I’ll be gone again - going out for dinner. I’ve been eating a lot recently too. I feel like I’m getting fat, but I know my metabolism is helping to prevent that. The weather has been pretty bad too. Really hot and humid. Definitely does not feel good at all. Not much I can do about that though. I wonder where we’re going to eat tonight?

Anyway, I’m still kind of hungry. So I think I shall try to get something to eat. I’ve got work and some chores to do.

I Won’t Back Down
Sunday October 29, 2006

You ever look at a picture of yourself and see a stranger in the background? It makes you wonder how many strangers have pictures of you. How many moments of other people’s lives have we been in? We were a part of someone’s life when their dream came true… or were we there when their dreams died?

Did we keep trying to get in?
As if we were somehow destined to be there… or did the shock take us by surprise?

Just think, you could be a big part of someone else’s life… and not even know it.

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