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Sunday March 28 2004 Miranda broke up with me Thursday night.  And in classic Frank fashion I had a delayed reaction to it.  Personally I think her timing SUCKS.  Im not sure how else to react just yet. 

 

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I guess I'm a little Off

Monday March 22 2004  2nd day of spring and its 15 out there.  The link below was bad, I have no idea where it came from but its fixed now.  Feel free to to use this one though [My Links]

I guess that this is proof I need stronger coffee

Sunday March 21 2004  Today was a very bad day for me I won't say what happened.  I will say that it shook me to the core!  I added the following links to the about me page.

Logical Song

Hide In Your Shell

 

I also updates my links section and created the labels for the beer I brewed.

*** labels for beer I have made in the past. ***

Thursday March 18 2004 I sent this out as a message to my friends to night.

Welcome to the next edition of getting to know your friends.

What you're supposed to do is copy (not forward) this entire e-mail and paste it onto a new e-mail that you'll send. Change all of the answers so they apply to you. Then, send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you'll learn a lot of little known facts about your friends.

It's fun and easy. You might be surprised with some of the things you learn about people you 'think' you know.


1. IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
     
high on a hill over looking a valley.

2. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING?
     
a good pair of sneakers
3. FAVORITE PHYSICAL FEATURE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
     
Im butt & leg man

4. WHAT'S THE LAST CD THAT YOU BOUGHT?
     
Serious Sam the second encounter, but that a game
5. WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE?
     
Hiking  

6. WHERE'S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE PLACE TO BE?
     
Dentist
7. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE MASSAGED?
     
Neck & upper back
8. WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT, STRONG IN MIND OR STRONG IN BODY?
     
Both
9. WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
     
5:30am
10. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE?
     
Coffee grinder
11. WHAT MAKES YOU REALLY ANGRY?
     
People who insist to be understood instead of trying to understand

12. IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

      Violin
13. FAVORITE COLOR?

      Orange
14. WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SPORTS CAR OR SUV?

      Something comfortable               

15. DO YOU BELIEVE IN AFTERLIFE?
     
Yes; this would be such a waste without it
16. FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOK?
     
???

17.  FAVORITE SEASON?
      Spring & fall; as they have the fewest bugs.

18A. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD CHORE?
     
yard work

18B. WHAT'S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD CHORE?
     
folding clotyhes

19. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
      To be able to teleport  

20. DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS?
     
No ; but I have some great scares

21. CAN YOU JUGGLE?
     
sort of; give me a couple more decades
22. NAME THE ONE PERSON FROM YOUR PAST YOU WISH YOU COULD GO BACK AND TALK TO.
      Betsy my late wife
23. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DAY/S?
      Monday

24. WHAT'S LYING ON YOUR DRESSER RIGHT NOW?
      videos, neon beer sigh, vcr/tv, pen, misc crafts.

25. WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SUSHI OR HAMBURGER?
      Ill take the beef
26. FROM THE PEOPLE YOU EMAILED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
      Nancy; she already sent it to me

27. WHO'S LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
      Me

28. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?
      Wild Roses
29. IF YOU COULD PICK WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
      Im doing it
30. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
      Any combo of Soup, Salad and Sandwich

31. What qualities do you look for most in a friend?
      Dependable and honest
32.  Describe a great feeling.
      Watching a project come together
33.  Describe a bad feeling.
      Breaking my baby right toe today

 

Tuesday March 16 2004 Im Baffled, Bamboozled, Bewildered, Bemused, Befuddled and Confounded. A little self reflection has turned up a shocker.  With so many great things in my life like a beautiful loving girlfriend, my health, good friends, loving pet and great job it strange to come to the realization that Im not happy and I dont know why. What a bolt from the blue. So here is the beginning of my road map to return to bliss.   

The Plan

Bed by 11:00 pm, as apposed to staying up until Im too tired to walk.

Get up at 5:30 am on workdays; Im now getting up about 30 mins before work.

Do some kind of exercise every day.

Get one thing done on my master to-do list weekly.  

In other news I just finished building a new DOS workstation with the capability to log into my domain. And Im going to call in a favor from a friend that Ive helped over & over again for the last 5 years, we see how well that goes.  

Im watching Spy Game at the moment, I love that movie.  I hope that its over by 11:00 that's nitty night time.

Oh and by the way all polar bears are left handed.

 

Thursday March 11 2004  This is the most insane sickness thing that I have gone though in years! I now nave been sick for a total of 11 days. And to make it worst I have given it to Miranda. Ive been overwhelming tired, delirious, cold & hot but not being able to sleep takes the cake. I am very sorry that you have this Miranda.

Two weeks ago on my last Saturday night out before this alien retrovirus got me. We were at Gradys grill having a few drinks; by we I mean myself, Miranda Nancy and Marty. My back was to the ladies when a show came on that had women in bikinis with farm animals eating off of them. Well I so taken by this naval form of entertainment that & said Finally! Something good on just then Miranda whacked me in the back of my head. I dare say that she did not approve of that telecast. 

Thursday Feb 26 2004 I called in sick this morning complaining of anal glaucoma - when asked what this was I  responded " I can't see my ass coming into work today."

A three year old boy in his bath examined his testicles and asked,
"Mommy, are these my brains?"
 Mom said, "Not yet, honey."

On a more serious note someone that has me in there address book have the virus W32.Netsky.C!  Good luck you all.

Monday Feb 23 2004  Got my Linux server up and running, I'm going to use it to remote boot my gamecube's Linux.  I have also built a DOS station for old time sake, it is even running my all time favorite utility Q-DOS's QD3

Check out my home page at http://frostar.2y.net I've add a song that I believe embodies my life at the moment.

Sunday Feb 22 20043 PUzzLed to say the least!  Thanks to motivation from Shawn I'm almost done with my ASCII art conversion program; below is a early sample.                                                                                              

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             MM     MMM  MM  MM              X                                     MM              

            M@     XMM  MM  MMM       M   WMMMMMMS     ,MMMM    iMM:           rMM8M        MMMM   

          XM       MM  MX   MMW      Ma    M   MM     M@  Ma   M MM  8MMM    8M. aMM      MM   M   

         MM       MM ;M     MMM     MM    Mr :M     MM    MM     MaMM 8M    MM   MMM     M8   2M   

        M;       iMMMM      MMM    WM       ,M,    MM   @MM     MMM   MM   MM   M MM     MB   ,MMM   

      0M         MMM:       MMMM   MMM.BM   MM. W ,MM,MM aMZ   MMM    MM   MM8MM  MM   MMM8MS MM   

     MM         WM2          MMMMM ,MM@     MMMM   MMX   ;MMMX M      MMMW WM2    MMMM WMB    MMMM 

    MM                                                                                            

   M@                                               

Friday Feb 13 2003  My friend Shawn (Autobyte) sent this to me & I just had to share it here!

Feb 10 2004 Well Ive wasted a lot of time playing Pikmin.  Ive recently hacked my gamecube so now I can make changed to the game program code in PowerPC 750 ASM code.  What Ive done is to disable the timer so that I can play the perfect game. In the past 3 days Ive put in about 10 hours.  As of now I can make backup of my gamecube games, Upload my own code, run Linux with a web server; play my Nintendo 64 games and Nintendo 8 bit all on my gamecube.

Wednesday Feb 4 2004 Do to my road runner service malfunctioning My site & email was down from last Thursday till yesterday. And to add more fun to the fire I lost the ability to heat my home over the weekend! Good thing that I had Miranda around to help keep me warm. I had a great weekend and am also feeling much better.

I have upgraded two machines on my home network to wireless & have installed a new (to me) Power Mac G3 300. The Mac looks like a giant tic, I can see it crawling around the house at night looking for something to infest via a festering bite. In other words its dam ugly!

I still have two emails from classmates of mine that I need to respond to both of which are overdue by more then a month

Tuesday Jan 27 2004 Of all the word I have spoken in my 37 years NO is very simple.  Two letters & for most of us it is the first word we learn.  Then why do people have a hard time understanding it.  If I cant help someone at the moment ask 4 different was though 3 different people will do nothing BUT PUT YOU at the bottom of my list as to who is next. Ok I feel better now.  

I fixed my ASP script that puts taglines on my main page.  The script was timing out,  it looks like my server was having a hard time with my 68MB database of 243,728 taglines so I had to pair it down to just under 100,000.

 Im still sick so it looks like Im going to have to follow my doctor advice to the letter for the next two week & try to take it easy.  

Miranda would not believe that if you mix red & Green light you get yellow light.  The human mind makes up the color due to its inability to see red and green together.  Hominids could be the only life on the planet to do this.  Im going to program an example to prove this to everybody.  

And a round of applauds to all the people behind the Mars Rovers Spirit & Opportunity 

Monday Jan 26 2004  Miranda is here proof reading my site for me.  Well I was rejected as a juror maybe it was my "kill them all & let god sort them out" t-shirt

Sunday Jan 25 2004 What a week!  I spent the last 2 & half months fighting a low grade cold/sickness.  I got so bad this week I went to my doctor & was told I had a sinus infection.  Ive been so tired lately that I was considering that it might be mono or Carbon Monoxide poising.  But first day of my antibiotics I started to fell better.  I have never been to a doctor for a cold/flu or been on any antibiotics before so this was a big step for me.  Im still a bit tired & the med have been giving me nightmares but I do feel better.  Im on jury duty this week & the thought of doing it sick lit the fire under me.  It damn good to be thinking straight again!!  

I spent a great weekend with my girlfriend Miranda; Watched 28 Days Later Friday & went to the Corning Museum of Glass on Saturday.  I have not been there in about 22 years, it was a lot of fun.  We were going to a friends baby shower to day but her mother called to inform her that her kitten Boo-Boo had gotten out.  So we dropped everything to go look for him.  Good ending though Miranda Found him.  She seemed amazed that I would cancel my planes to help.  She finally gave me a photo of her.  Miranda I dont know what you going to think about this but Im posting a copy of it here.

  

As per Mickeys request I added Who let the dogs out to my humor section.  

I bought myself my Christmas present;  A View Sonic 17 inch flat panel display

Monday Jan 19 2004  Wow its been a long time since I did an update!  I was planning to doing a big one tonight but Im very tired at the moment & Im going to bed at 11:00, 34 min from now.  Things are going very well between Miranda and me.  She has spent the better part of the last two weeks with me, Im missing her  

Ive spent my day off today getting caught up on my bills & I balanced three months worth of banking statements (not fun!).  

Im also way behind in my email.  I hope to get up to date tomorrow.  So to all of you out there in cyber land, forgive me.  Im going to get to all of them  

I also re-wired my computer room to fix a number of small problems

Ok Ok I think I have reached the end of this music & picture thing.

Friday Jan 4 2004! Happy New Year all!  One thing I forgot to mention over the Holiday was that while at Mirandas for Christmas I was helping her wrap her gifts to her family.  But when was all was done, I had wrapped all of them but one including all of her parents gifts as well.   

&&  Monday Dec 29 2003  I finished the powerbasic version of the GR conversion program and WoW is it fast.  the darkbasic version took over 36 hours to draw all the frames for all the pictures.  The new powerbasic program took 8.6 minutes to do the same work. let see now... carry the two... multiply by 10... move the decimal point.... OK now, that over 2100% faster!  I'll be posting some of the new images here in a few days.  I've spent the evening over at my sister-in-law's setting up& playing the gamecube I've bought  my nieces for Christmas,  I hope the two of them can learn to share better.

**Sunday Dec 28 2003  Well! what a great Christmas Holiday,  Spent most of it with Miranda and her family.  But at the moment Im just a little exhausted as soon as I finished this Im hitting the hay.  Im still about two weeks behind in dealing with my personal emails.  

Ryan the file you need is HERE and on my main page.  My q3 server should be running tomorrow somewhere between 7-8pm  

Thanks to everybody for the great gifts  Marty & Nancy Ive sealed the jacket tonight.  Miranda thanks for the belated xmas present Ill try not to abuse it;  And Im sorry for being a dumb male sometimes.

 

&& Monday Dec 22 2003  Who let the dogs out!   I was feeling a little goofy so I decided to see what the java-script is all about.  Ive been feeling great!  Its amazing what having a beautiful women can do for a feller.  I know Ive been laxed on my updates and all, sorry.  But you know its xmas and all.  Im coming along nicely on my powerbasic re-write of my apple gr conversion program, already its 400% faster then the darkbasic version.  It is scary how well thing are going,  I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Thursday Dec. 11 2003 It's now online my apple IIe Lo-Res graphics collection.  You'll find it on my main page.  I know that I said it would be up over the week end but with the distraction of a beautiful woman in my life my time seems better spent elsewhere.

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                '.   .  '-.     

T'was the night before Christmas and all over town,
the screens were all blank, the PC's were down.

The hackers were a snuggled deep in their beds,
while graphics of computer games danced in their heads.

Mom and I, without making a peep,
were all settled down for a long winter's sleep.

When from my modem there came such a clatter,
I jumped from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the console, I flew like a wisk,
signed on the net with my BBS disk.

My PC on line had a screen full of snow
with red and green LEDS from the modem below.

When what on the color screen did appear
but a tiny sled and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little red driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a flash, it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than glitches, his courses they came.
He whistled and shouted and called them by name.

Now Apple, Atari, Amiga and CoCo,
on Mac and Morrow and Tandy and Sanyo.

Across the screen with the speed of invaders,
they came until they had flown out of the frame!

Up to the top of the screen they flew
with the sled full of disks and St. Nicholas, too.

Then in a twinkle I heard on the roof,
the dancing and prancing of each little hoof.

The graphics changed as I was turning around.
Then down the chimney he came with a bound.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf.
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.

He seemed sure of himself in his Yuletide venture.
Like a character right out of a game of adventure.

He set up his portable quick as a Fox
and uploaded software in hundreds of blocks.

He spoke not a word in his session of work,
then closed his computer and turned with a jerk.

Laying his finger beside his nose
and giving a nod, to the top of the screen he rose.

He spang to his sled, to his team gave a whistle
and away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I read the caption before he faded from sight.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

 

Tuesday Dec 9 2003  Had a great weekend with Miranda.  She's home sick with the flu at the moment.  from talking with her it sounds like she's past the worst of it.

 

Sunday night I got a mp3 server up and running so that I now can listen to my music collection anywhere in the world from a web browser.  Cool!

 

My next programming project is to convert the digital music I created in High school to wav/mp3 format for my site.  I used the zero crossover circuit in the apple cassette in port to encode 10-20 second of music into the apple 64k memory.  Then I wrote demos in machine code around the music with a scrolling message at the bottom.  In fact one of the people I mentioned in a demo's message just left a guest book entry for me.  thanks for stopping by Shar!

 

And this is weird, my cat is watching the new battlestar Galactica.  

 

Saturday Dec 6 2003  What a week!  Spent some very enjoyable time with Miranda, Got a lot of work done, Had a Xmas party with the techs I work with And Had food poisoning.  It doesn't get any better then this.  I also fixed a number of little issues with my site.  this week I also finish up something I've been wanting to do for 5 years, I've written a programmed to turn all my Apple IIe lo-res color cycling animations in to animated gif's!  Below is an example.  I'm going to be putting them all up here over the weekend but first I need to recover from all the fun & sickness I've had :-)  And it's time for a new news file; old news it to the left!  And a thanks to AutoByte my old friend for the Java tip.  You can visit his site here----> Shawn & Sarah Powers