Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Another Day, It Was I Say

I procrastinate a lot! I do assignments for college at the last possible minute, and once in a while they're a little bit late. Today however, I stayed after my math class to work on the paper I needed to turn in for my stress management class (no I don't have stress issues, I'm taking it for the credits). I got it done in about 45 minutes, and I was proud. Now it was due today, so you may wonder how I can call that defeating procrastination. Well see, I get about 2 and a half hours between the two classes. I usually go home and eat lunch, goof off for a bit, and then give myself about a half hour to do the assignment. Today I made sure I had plenty of time. So in a sense, I defeated procrastination!

Math was fun because we learned about double and half angle formulas. They look kind of fun to me. It's a good bit to grasp though. Last week, we learned how to manipulate trigonometric functions, and now I have to remember more stuff on top of that! He won't won't just give us the formulas on a test or quiz, we actually have to remember them. But I'm up for the challenge because I love math. I thought about being a math teacher many times. I doubt that I ever become a math teacher, but it's an interesting idea I think.

I got home around 5:30 today, and I took the rest of the time to goof off. I didn't work on Project Build any, but I was certainly thinking about it and what I still have to do to it. I decided to keep interest alive, I'd give another hint. If you down the page, you'll notice where I posted about what I called "proopcodes". Well if you look at that word carefully, it has in it "opcodes". Cutting out specific details, an opcode is basically an instruction that tells the CPU what to do. I'm using proopcodes, and these relate to scripting something. Now scripting is not the entire project's focus, it's simply a portion of it. But I thought I'd throw out another clue since some people haven't been very impressed with what I've said about Project Build.

I'm fairly happy with the traffic I've received to this blog. I hope I am able to find more things that will keep people interested. I plan to post about music and other things too as I get to them. So for some of you who have followed my music and always looking for new releases, I'll definitely talk about it all here. So bookmark this blog if you're interested in reading about all of that!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Project Build Slowly Coming

I have been working heavily on Project Build. I have been fixing more problems that I found in it. I think I'm going to have to redo a section of it to make things work the way I want. I hate that because I've already redone this particular section several times now. The section involved what I call "proopcodes", and they're not quite working the way I originally intended them to work. Hopefully, magic will start to happen when I redo some of it.

It's a challenging project because of how much there is involved. I've never done anything this comprehensive before. I've been throwing out minor hints to try and get a few people interested and curious because I want to attract as big of an audience as possible to the project. When I give word on exactly what it is I'm working on, I am hoping for a big reaction. To get that, I need to get the rest of these problems I've been having lately out of the project so I can continue making progress with less strain.

I also have to get another portion of the project working so my partner can do her part. She's actually the one who asked me to do this in the first place, and I think it's a good idea on the whole. She's full of good ideas, and that helps when working on something like this.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Pretty Good Day

I went to work today as I always do on Saturdays. It was frustrating because I kept running out of things to do around there! I'm trying to be busy with something, but having others look at me makes me nervous. It makes me think "oh no, they see that I am not working to my full potential"! I honestly tried to be busy as much as possible. I cleaned the machines in the machine shop, took out plenty of trash, went to the Harley shop to get a couple parts we needed, swept out a storage unit, and a few other little things.

It was odd though because I work up feeling alright, but I had a massive headache the moment I got to work. It got worse when I walked back to the shop. Looking back, I am guessing it was the fumes that were trapped in the building when my dad ran the motorcycle dyno for several hours last night. Of course he has proper ventalation, but that doesn't mean fumes can't still make themselves at home in the shop when the doors are closed. It normally doesn't bother me, but the bike he was running was running on racing fuel. Whatever it is about that stuff, it makes me sick. After taking some stuff for my head and stomach, I felt better as the day progressed.

When I got home, I went straight to my computer to try something with Project Build, the secret project I have hinted about several times. I have been trying for over a week to fix a few problems in it. At long last, I finally fixed them today! It is back on track again, and I'm pretty excited about the progress that is continuing. Although I can't say what is exciting about it, I just know that this will raise some eyebrows. This is unlike anything I've ever done. I've worked on many projects, but this is the biggest, most comprehensive project I've ever done. Even if nobody liked it, I would still be able to look back on it and be proud of the work I put into it. Almost nothing I've done on it was easy. I'm actually still learning as I go.

Tonight, Audrey called, and we talked for several hours as we do every night. She's one of those friends that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. I feel like I can tell her just about anything. We're pretty close I'd say, and I'm glad. She is a good person with a big heart. We talked about all sorts of things, but I keep that between me and her!

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Whoo!! Friday Night!

I am pumped! It's been a long while since I got out of the house and had this much fun. I definitely need to do this more often. I'm in aches and pains, but it was all worth it!

Now I'm going to have to disappoint a few people by saying "I don't get drunk or get high to have a good time". I don't do drugs at all, nor do I ever touch alcohol of any kind. Instead, I went to dinner at Glory Days with my friend Brad after I got off of work. The food there was great. I got a bacon cheeseburger with fries. Then we left and went to the Verizon store to meet our friend Trevor. Now I haven't seen Trevor in probably about 2 years, so it was certainly great to see him again. He grew, and now both Brad and Trevor are taller than me. *cries* He actually looks exactly like Eric from That 70's Show. He even has a button-up shirt and tie!

Me and Brad left the store to go to the book store. I looked at books on making money and programming, while Brad looked around at probably movies and other things he's into. My food had something it wanted to say, so I had to run to the restroom rather quickly. I felt better and continued to look around the store.

At 9:00, we left there and picked Trevor up at the Verizon store to go bowling. We bowled 4 games, and believe me it was a blast. We laughed all night, and we bowled just to bowl -- no real competition. Although I bowled my first 3 games half-way decent, my last one lacked. On one go, because of the strange way I bowl, I slipped and fell on my arm. It hurt, but it was definitely funny! Oh, and I missed that shot.

At the end, Brad had a 93 average, Trevor had a 104 average, and I had a 92 average. Had I done as well on my fourth game as I did the others, I may have gotten about a 97 average. But it was no big deal. I had fun regardless.

I got in the door at 1:00, and it's 1:14 now. I am so tired. My arms and legs hurt. My shirt smells like smoke. But I'm glad I did it.

Oh, and my very special and wonderful friend Audrey has a new blog at http://oguss.blogspot.com/. Read it or I'll break in your house and burn down your Christmas tree next time you have it up. Don't mess with me, RAHR!! *cough* Ow!

Thursday, February 23, 2006


I've been singing that song all day. I finally found an MP3 of it. It definitely could work as a theme song for my character. I like having positive thoughts, talking positive about my day, and looking forward to more positives to come my way. That's definitely a zip-a-dee-doo-dah day!

I'm also having a zip-a-dee-doo-dah day because Project Build has stalled for a little bit. Now that might sound bad, but really it has given me a little more flexibility to fit in time for other things. College work is a really good example. I am very up-beat about my Java class because what looked to me to be a dreadful course for me is turning around. I love programming, but my Java class is beyond boring. It's super-boring! So now that I'm beginning to get more work done, I can honestly say that I don't mind pushing Project Build to the side a little bit.

Project Build by the way has come quite far. This secret project has features I didn't think it would have originally. With every step of progress I make on it, I feel like I have to do more. It's also good because I don't like where the general Sonic internet community has been heading over the past few years. So I honestly believe that Project Build will change the course entirely. One of my friends said I had a very controlling nature about me, but he said that's not necessarily a bad thing. I think this is one of those situations where I will more or less put myself into a position of control, indirectly of course. I do believe it will benefit everyone and prevent websites like Sonic-CulT from continuing to have the negative impact on the community as they have. The ROM hacking that I once was very involved in, I'm now turning away from and am really confident that this will pull most other people away from it too. A new direction never hurt anyone.

Apart from Project Build, I've been thinking of what I could record. It's been a while since I've recorded any songs. I wanted to do "I Knew I Loved You", but I never finished it. I wanted to do "So In Love", but I never finished that either. I thought about writing a new song, but I never did. It doesn't help that I haven't touched my saxophone in at least two months. For any musician, my best advice is to "practice, practice, practice". I'm not living up to what I preach, and that's not like me as a musician. Whenever I do pick up my horn again, I'll certainly be ready to record something that I think everyone will be able to enjoy. The ironic thing about that is I usually like what others don't care for! I think for people who have been following me over the past couple years, Huey Lewis covers get old after a while, so I try to keep the creativity alive. I'll come up with something, I just need more time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Project Build

I have a secret project going on that I'm dubbing Project Build. Only insiders know the real name of it. It's something that is related to Sonic the Hedgehog, and I think it's going to blow a lot of other projects away. I won't say what it is, but I will say it won't disappoint many people. I am hoping that all Sonic fans, new and old, will gather around this one.

How can I be so sure that it will be successful? Well, it's never been done before. Another factor that I believe will help it succeed is that it is aimed at more than one group of Sonic fans. There are a couple of other factors, but talking about those would give it away.

I've been working on this project for for a little over two months now, and I decided to make people aware that I'm still doing Sonic-related things. Today marks day #70 that I've been working on this project, but you won't know exactly what it is until the day it's finished.

Just so you know, yes I'm getting a kick out of playing with people's curiosity, and I'm really not ashamed of it =)

Monday, February 20, 2006


Well I desided to start a blog. I'm not sure why... perhaps because a lot of other people have started blogs, so I thought I'd try it. I plan to tell you about my experiences, and hopefully you can find some interest.

I'm keeping my first post short and sweet since it's 3:00 AM right now, but I plan to make more extensive posts in the future. So, come back again!