Friday, November 25, 2005

Something on the order of 1/4million downloads and over 600 media pickups...

All this over Thanksgiving.

I've even found our press relase on a chinese blog.

All I can say is "wow"

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Issue one was released on Wednesday, November 23.

Since then we’ve been slashdotted, shown up on newsforge, and our press release has appeared on newswire, yahoo news, and who knows where else. Our servers have been hammered and I’ve seen our torrent have almost 200 seeders on it.

I’m halfway afraid to know what the download stats are now. Before the Macy’s parade, we had over 15,000 downloads of the magazine due to just newswire.

I think it can be said that we’re doing pretty well at the moment.

This feels so very surreal. It’s kind of like that feeling you used to have as a kid just when you were about to open your holiday presents.

It’s even stranger because my name is the one listed for contact on the press release. I’m just waiting to see how many phone calls I get for this…

Let’s hope things keep going this well =]

Current mood: numb…
Current music: Cruxshadows – Dragonfly

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Issue 1 is out!

Issue one of O3 magazine is now out ( It’s been a long, interesting trip getting this out the door, but I think it was worth it.

Here’s to hoping that it only gets better from here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I now feel old...

Comment from hack-a-day: "That's kind of cool, never heard of a computer using audio tape before."

Some of the first computers I ever used had programs that loaded from audio tape. In fact, it was also really the only way to save information on them. I wasn't around for punchcards and paper tape, but someone saying that they've never *heard of* a computer using audio tape input makes me feel old.

Granted, most of the people who comment there seem to be kids, but still. I'm only 25. I shouldn't feel old yet lol

At least not from a tech standpoint. There are other reasons that I find acceptable for feeling old at this point, but that's not one of them...

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Week in review

Just sent out what should be the final edits to issue 1 of the magazine. Unless hell freezes over, it should hit the net Monday. If hell freezes over, I’ll be unhappy.

Amusingly, I called John (the Editor in Chief) yesterday to clarify a few points that I had questions about. 15 minute phone call turned into 2 hours. Granted, it ended up covering some other important (and positive) things, but I was not geared for having a 2 hour conversation at the time (it was cold and I was outside while shopping)

The really funny part of the conversation was in the background. John has a little girl and his wife is off holiday shopping in Penn so he’s stuck babysitting until she gets back.

kid: I hurt my foot
John: What did you do?
kid: Stepped on a block…
John: Maybe you should stop walking on your blocks
kid: Oh yeah….

Kids are so cute =]

Apparently, this is normal for her. She’ll do something that hurts. One of them will suggest that, if it hurts, she shouldn’t do X again. She goes “oh yeah…” and doesn’t do it again heh

My two Ruby books came in today, so I can stop killing my eyes by reading them online. I like being able to pack my books around on the laptop, but paper is easier on my eyes, and I like being able to rapidly flip pages.

Current mood: good
Current music: Peter Gabriel – Burn you down

Monday, November 14, 2005

This aim snippet offers a look into the way my sick mind works.

Me: I’m a horrible man. It’s like Karyl looking at her package of imitation crab meat.
"It contains 'lobster extract'? I’m afraid to ask how you get 'lobster extract'..."
with a jack lalane power juicer?
"It also contains rice wine??"
Okay, so they sauce the lobster before they juice it...
Tom: heh
Me: and then I went into a bit of play acting on getting a lobster drunk and talking him into walking the plank into the juicer
Tom: lol
Me: I told you I was a sick bastard

But, according to a lot of the people who know me, I'm an entertaining one.

Friday, November 11, 2005

I admit it. I am a sick, strange man.

Thankfully this amuses my friends and my girlfriend because my sense of humor tends to be a little *unique*.

Having gotten some actual spendable cash (that wasn’t earmarked for bills and necessities), I picked up a few movies (among other things).

Several of these were cheesy horror and zombie flicks. I love cheesy horror movies and zombie flicks. They make me giggle. I’m probably one of the only people who can roll on the floor laughing while watching horror movies.

This has inspired me to put something on the “when I have the time” list (read – after the magazine starts to take off)

I want to make a couple of music videos using cuts from horror/zombie movies. There are several songs that I am pondering:

Chariots of Fire (for those chase scenes)
Puffy Ami-Yumi – K2G (because it’s so bizarrely happy)
Styx – Not dead Yet (can you think of anything more appropriate?)
Backstreet Boys – Larger than Life (zombie smashing to boy-band music *wicked giggle*)
Bowling for Soup’s cover of “I Ran” (just because it could be fun)
Edwin Collins – Like you before (female zombies and vampires killing and having fun) =]
Everclear – When it all goes wrong again (appropriate zombie music)
Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
Goldfinger – Jackie Chan (I do have at least one kung fu zombie movie)
Reel Big Fish – Somebody Hates Me
Janes Addiction – Just because

I told you I was a sick man…

Current mood: amused
Current music: Reel Big Fish – somebody hates me

Thursday, November 10, 2005

It's turning into an interesting day

Current Mood: =]
Current Music: none

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Markerboard – check
Programming books that I’ve wanted/needed – on the way
Several new movies – check
New shoes – need to take care of that today
Girlfriend’s holiday present - *smirks*

Hoping that this magazine works out – priceless.

Some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s consulting =]

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I can actually agree with the tie for the top three.

You scored as Neo, the "One". Neo is the computer hacker-turned-Messiah of the Matrix. He leads a small group of human rebels against the technology that controls them. Neo doubts his ability to lead but doesn't want to disappoint his friends. His goal is for a world where all men know the Truth and are free from the bonds of the Matrix.

James Bond, Agent 007


Neo, the "One"


Captain Jack Sparrow


Lara Croft


Batman, the Dark Knight


El Zorro




Indiana Jones


William Wallace


The Amazing Spider-Man


The Terminator


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