Basically just a “what I’m doing this weekend” update: here it is Mondo.

I saw nate’s new production of Closer last night, and was not unimpressed! There was a lot of video used, (between almost every scene), and that added to the experience. I think all the actees (how do you say both actresses and actors?) did a great job, and with british accents even! Anyway, everyone should go see it. Support local theater!

I finally got around to putting in a domain forward for Nate’s blog, so his domains should point to his blogspot blog now. I feel bad, because almost everyone I was hosting blogs for back in the day is now blogging elsewhere, but in a way that’s good… I mean, they liked it enough to continue doing it on their own! (Right?) I’m a slacker hosting provider. heh.

Work is coming along on Go Tetris! 1.0… I’m almost done with the two-eyes feature, and I think that’s where I’m going to set the mark. After that, and the high-score list feature, and I’ll be ready to promote it in earnest. I’m excited to feel feature complete… because I’ve been thinking a lot again about the actual Chesstris game, and I can’t wait to get started on it again.

No other interesting news. I’ve been sickly this week, and am at home working today (as I was yesterday).

Missing Entries and Firefox Extensions

I don’t know how, but I’ve suddenly “lost” all my entries since last December. (What’s that like 4? …you might be asking yourself, but I’m not used to data loss, and it makes me paranoid and annoyed.)

Anyway, I’ve added a new tool to my arsenal of firefox extensions today.

FireBug is another web dev extension that I have this feeling I will find absolutely essential after a few more uses. It totally replaces the functionality (and poor UI) of the DOM inspector, and adds all kinds of other nifty features as well. (I’m particularly looking forward to using the step-through javascript debugger.)

Now that drag-and-drop tab re-ordering is in firefox by default, the only other extension I will still put on all my installs is the web developer toolbar, which I don’t actually use as a toolbar, since all the functionality is also available from the contextual menu.

blogistry visitation rights

I went to the Pride Festival today in Loring Park with Fisch, and ran into Jason and a friend of his on our way there. So the four of us wandered around, and at one point we were at some booth for GLBT journalists (I should really remember the name of the org), and Jason mentioned that he writes for the Mpls Metroblog. So the guy behind the desk says, oh, are you Jason then? It was like he knew exactly who all the metrobloggers were.

Turns out he writes snarkmarket. Anyway, after that, jason joked that he should have worn his “local celebrity” tee shirt or something.

The point is that I feel like a real slacker for not updating here more frequently. Although really I feel like a slacker for not following up on any of the fifty billion blog/internet ideas I have seemingly daily. I have a new one that I’m hoping to get someone else involved in. I think if there are two of us motivated, I’ll be more likely to hold up my end, and not let the entire thing die a horrible death before it ever begins.

On a sort of related note, the other day I realized that gets like 300-500 hits per day. And it’s an MT blog that’s just sitting on its own domain DOING NOTHING. There are literally two entries, and they’re from early 2004. I wonder if that’s more hits than this site gets… last time I actually looked at usage stats was back in 2004, and it would have been at that time.

Anyway, it feels like everyone has some cool internet side-project they’re working on, and I have nothing.

Interesting link of the day: Kiva, which allows you to offer loans to individuals (businesses?) in the third world. (I hope that’s accurate.) Anyway, it seems like a good thing, and I can’t wait to show it to Florence. (Via Snarkmarket.)

Incidentally, she’s in Japan already, where I’ll be joining her this coming wednesday.