Monday 28

May 25, 2009

Good Morning.

First my prayers go out to all of the families of fallen soldiers on this Memorial Day. If you have today off, enjoy it and be thankful for those in your family that are in the military and are still alive. Don’t forget to hit a BBQ or 2 up also !

Things you might have missed since Last Week:

  • Instead of reviewing an Album, I asked my fans for their top 5 rappers. It’s not too late for yours.
  • I talked about my trip across the state to check out a potential city of residence.
  • There was a “Points Scandal” at a local Psiette event that I had to speak about; and my life was threatened at this same event.
  • I talked about all the wonderful things that happened on my Birthday.

You might have missed a few of those topics because the last 3 were all done on Friday. Take the time to go through them and comment. I also wrote two articles for Platform Nation. One article was about Kingdom Hearts for the DS, and the other was for Monster Hunter for the PSP. It is important that you guys not only read the articles and tell your friends about them, but you should definitely leave comments. The more popular articles on the site gets the author more opportunities… so please help your neighborhood blogmaster out.

Wedding Details

Well, as I promised, Today is the day I officially release the wedding date to the public. If you were able to figure it out two weeks ago, congratulations you deserve an extra pat on the back. Everyone else, maybe next time.

As of now, the wedding will be held… in Miami, Fl. We aren’t sure of the colors yet; Actually, I’m not sure if I’m OK with the colors picked out yet, I’m working on it.

We’ve decided we are only inviting 200 people. The Bridesmaids and Maid of Honor have already been picked. I’ve got a best man in mind, but I haven’t officially asked him. I’m still working on Groomsmen…

I’m not sure how we’re only going to select 200 186 people (I forgot to take out the bridal court); which is roughly 93 people each. That’s going to be rough for me especially… I have 8 – 11 siblings depending on who you ask… subtract 2 parents and now I’m down to at most 80 people I can personally invite. I’m going to go ahead and start forming a list of people who want to come… feel free to comment here or send me an email so I can take you into consideration. Unfortunately, there are no automatic bids in this BCS race; I will have to sit down and evaluate everyone fairly.

I guess the last thing for me to mention is the date.

Are you sure you don’t want to go figure it out?

You sure?

I mean, it is RIGHT there at the bottom

*sighs*

Let me just take a moment to thank all the people out there who made this possible… No, i’m just kidding.

The date of this union in matrimony will be September 4, 2010.

** no secrets here**

and that’s all I have for today; I really want to take this time to thank all of my readers new and old. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t think I would have kept this blogging thing up. You people are my motivation (I couldn’t resist, sorry). Keep telling your friends about this site, and as always I’m willing to listen to ideas on how I can improve.

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Mommy Dearest 2

January 23, 2009

Today, I made an interesting discovery: I really take computers for granted.

and it’s not just me.  It’s everyone who’s “Computer Savvy”. We truly take it for granted.

Take my mother for instance.

she’s gone back to school and she’s in a computer class, and she’s trying to learn how things work. For the past couple of days (Last Saturday) she’s been having problems figuring out how things work. 

She needed to downloaded a file from her teachers website, and the first link didn’t work, so she assumed her Internet was broken, and the 2nd file wasn’t opening correctly.

She was calling me, and a host of other people including sister #1, and a bunch of I.T. techs, and for some reason, no one knew what was going on. me personally, I had lost my patience and just told her to get a new browser.

So she called me today (btw, I was getting ready for a nap… I REALLY was) and she really needed my help. 

So, like a good son, I tried to help, I really did. 

Frustration set in…

My mom sounded very discouraged.

So, I had to stop and take a step back. something was wrong, I was missing something. 

So I walked her through it. slowly. step by step.

We made it to downloading the excel file. I saw it with no problem, but for some reason, Momma Blogmaster wasn’t catching it. 

I walked her all around the program.

Breakthrough !!!

The window for excel wasn’t maximized. 

the window for that spreadsheet was, but the program was not which prevented her from seeing the bottom of the file where the “tabs” were hiding.

She let out a scream. (NSFW) 

She was excited because that was the problem. This whole time.

Through all these “technical” people, through all the frustration.

She just didn’t hit the “Maximize” video.

Have you ever had to help someone with something that you thought was simple? what was it like?


Welcome to 2009

January 1, 2009

Hello to all my new and old blog fans. Welcome to 2009.

As promised, I am now search-able on the Internet. If you go to your favorite Internet Search engine and type in “dtownsend23” This blog should pop up. If it doesn’t, give it some time; I’m sure the “Internet Hunters” will catch on soon enough.

For everyone else reading my blog for the first time; Welcome.

I like to talk about all sorts of topics. Most of it will be randomly meaningful things that pop up, other things will be just for a laugh, and some will fit in both.

To get you started, I recommend that you check the “Rules of This Blog” page first to see how things work around here.

If you are looking for some posts to start out with check out these “Reader Favorites”:

There are many other gems on this blog… you just have to find them.

Other than that, have fun, post comments, and be entertained

Sincerely,

D. Blogmaster


exodus3

December 31, 2008

I woke up this morning, and she wasn’t there next to me.

I ran out into the living room; she wasn’t there either.

Sorrow filled my soul.

with a heavy heart, I walked over to “Old Faithful” and said…

“Will you help me write this blog about your competition ?”

and as expected, she said with a smile on her bright cheery monitor “Yes, it will be like the old days !!!”

I muttered under my breath “for now”

** end of poetry time **

It’s the first morning without my laptop mistress, I knew I was going to miss her, but i didn’t realize it would be this bad.   I noticed things were bad just 3 hours after I sent her away.

Each time I thought about calling her, telling her I missed her and that she should come back so that we could grow old together… but I knew that would be selfish of me. She needs time to grow and do her (skip to about 2:17) so she can come back and do what she was made for. (song lyrically NSFW)

So now, all the blog updates will be on “Old Faithful” or on the “mobile mistress” the problem with her is that she has trouble spelling


Same Name?

December 30, 2008

** Disclaimer **

The thoughts and views of the following post are that of a pure hypothetical nature. Please do not take ANYTHING in this post the wrong way, it is for entertainment purposes only

** End Disclaimer **

So, I was on Facebook, looking at people’s statuses and such, and I discovered an old Facebook Friend.

I remember this facebook friend mainly because we have the same last name and are NOT related (well, as far as we could trace)

so we got the facebook chatting (which by the way, is slowly getting better, people aren’t randomly disappearing as much) and then I was hit with a very interesting “hypothetical situation”

If we were to get married: what would her new last name be? would she change it? Hyphenate it? superscript it?

What would be the appropriate thing to do if your last name was “Smith” and you met/fell in love with/planned to marry someone with the last name of Smith?

does she become “Smith-Smith” ?

what about ” Smith^2 ” ?

would it be considered laziness if she stayed Smith?

how do you tell this story to friends with a straight face ?

what would your Parents think when you first bring them home ???

how much fun would you have explaining this to anyone who asks for your maiden name for official business ?

What are your thoughts? concerns?


Exodus2

December 30, 2008

Well, The day has arrived. I just got my empty box to ship Helen (i mean Heather…) back to her homeland in.

One final backup and now it begins.

I have to erase all her memories now.

Every time I’ve ever done a restore like this, a little piece of me dies each time. Good thing I got this external hard drive this time 🙂

I’ve gotta erase school files, family photos, music, movies, everything. I’m pretty sure H.P. Would do it, but I have privacy issues
(normally, I would have a link to a previous post dealing with this issue, but mobile updates aren’t that fancy, so check my post on “eagle eye” movie )
Blame my information security teacher for that one.
I already miss my mistress; who will keep me warm on those cold lonely nights? Whose buttons will I push now?

With my parents arrival around the corner, and spring semester not far behind, I only wish I started this process earlier.

So I open my empty box; and it’s not so empty.

Upon further review, I find all of this stuff inside

They gave me packing supplies and forms to fill out, and instructions on how to properly pack my loved one for her journey.

As of now she is 60% back to factory settings/memories. I also gave to call fed-ex to either pick it up or me drop it off somewhere… More on that later.

** update **
I called FedEx (the people who sponsor the Orange Bowl) about a scheduled pick-up. The lady was so nice. They are picking her up later today even after dropping the box off not too long ago.

**update **

Sorrow washes over my soul. 2 really good photo-shoots i did recently (I like to take pictures of random things) Has disappeared.

I thought I did a good job in backing everything up. unfortunately “The Computer says no”


Mondaypost7

December 29, 2008

It’s the Last Monday of 2008 !!!

I cannot believe that the year is almost over, and the new year is almost upon us. Like I mentioned before, my sister (with our parents) will be up here on Saturday (which happens to be the FIRST Saturday of 2009 !!!) 

Well, let’s start  off with what you might have missed this week:

I saw Eagle Eye and questioned the future of Technology

I realized the Holidays are the New Matrix

My Mistress may be on her last leg  

Now for some new stuff:

First, Garnet & Gold (which happens to be the BEST store for FSU Clothes and memorabilia) is having a Store-wide sale. 25% off everything that’s not framed or already on sale. This deal is only good at the store on W. Pensacola (which is NOT to be confused with that “bookstore” on E. Pensacola) they’re open till 5 today. tell them the Blogmaster sent ya !

As many of you know, I plan on finally unleashing my thoughts and ideas upon the rest of the Internet at the start of the new year. Since September, I have been asking lots of my friends, and associates to read my work, and give their opinions. This is coming up to the one of the last posts for the new year. I implore that the less trepid of my readers (yes, trepid is the word of the day) to put a reply up on this post with any last minute tidbits of advice you may have for me (or my up and coming “mini-staff” )

Don’t be scared, we won’t bite; but HE might (a curse word slips out, just turn down the volume if you’re at work) 

 

Something else I’ve decided to do is post a “Rules of my Blog” page. The purpose of this post/page is to explain how my blog works, how to respond to posts, and where you can find various things on my blog. For Example, if you type in any combination of words in the search bar over there  —————>  you will get back a list of posts containing those words, WOW !!! 

 

Don’t tell anyone I told you this but…

A friend of mine of the Feline Persuasion is entering the blog world. That’s all I’m allowed to say. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’m getting in trouble for even saying this much.

I also have another friend who’s working on a political website… but they are having some legal issues with their webmaster. Here’s hoping they get that handled soon. 

Well, that’s about all I have for today.  

Once again, I want to thank EVERYONE who’s ever read my blog, or written a response, or given me an idea for a post. It is always appreciated, and I promise to give my all when I sit down to this laptop (or walk with my iPhone). I also promise to stay consistent, unless there is need for change.

and Finally, If you have a blog, and you want to be “blog pals” drop me a line, let’s network and take over the world Internet blog-world