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April 30, 2008 by Gene Nash

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June 30, 2007 by Gene Nash
I've lived in fear of this day. It was bound to happen. Everyone gets cut down eventually. But I'm still so young!

I've been tagged. By name yet. According to Blogger Law, I must now answer the following questions.

(Let me preface this by saying, if I have any real problem with these type things it's that they so often ask for "favorites." As I elucidated in an article a while back, I don't really have favorites. I may have several things within a category I give preference too, but in mos...
July 15, 2006 by Gene Nash
I first thought of this round about December. It got shelved when I got hospitalized. Since I think of it every once in a while, I've decided to trot it out and try it anyway.

Just as an exercise, I'm going to try writing an article for each category in the JU forums. I say "try" because there are a couple that I have doubts about. For instance, "OS Customization." What do I know about OS customization? Another one, "Game Developers." Pffft. I haven't developed a game in nearly 20 years, and ...
February 7, 2006 by Gene Nash
So much for my plan for "extensive blogging," eh?

Hello, my name is Gene and I'm a lousy blogger.

No, no, it's true I tell you! (Okay no one was actually protesting the point, but I made you look!)

I'm a lousy blogger because I blog too infrequently. From my perspective, the best blogs tend to be those fairly frequently updated. My average of 2 blogs per week doesn't fit my bill, especially when I know how many more ideas I have that never make it to the web. It's not just unwritten ide...
May 31, 2005 by Gene Nash
Create Your Own Church Sign
January 7, 2005 by Gene Nash
It has become somewhat traditional here at JU to write a specialarticle commemorating our 100th article. This is mine.Reaching my 100th blog has me thinking about other 100ths. Some100ths we celebrate (number of blogs, birthdays -- maybe), some we'llprobably never reach (100th Christmas, 100th trips to the other sideof the world, birthdays -- again), and most go by without even anotice (100th Big Mac eaten, 100th sunset stopped and watched, 100thtime you kissed someone special) unless you're OCD...
August 13, 2004 by Gene Nash
        Cue the musicplease. "You're so vain, I bet you think this blog is about you.Donchew, donchew, donchew...."        I had someblogging milestones in July: Two articles on the front page at the same time. (While others have accomplished it in the past, this was a first for me.) For a brief moment my blog was actually in the top 20. (After having received an artificial boost from t...
August 4, 2004 by Gene Nash
        So I'm sittinghere, waiting for something good to pop up on the sidebar. A newarticle. A new comment on a thread I am following. Anything.        It's times likethis I wonder why I was distressed to (temporarily) be officiallythe biggest JU addict. (I'm still No. 2.) Clearly it was not aninaccurate label.        So I'm sittinghere clicking reload, checking my email. Not...
July 4, 2004 by Gene Nash
        Well, we lostanother blogger. WrecklessErichas deleted all his articles and dropped out.        In the old days,miners would carry canaries into the mines with them as a gas meter.The poor little feather balls were more sensitive and more quicklysubject to the effects of poison gas than their much larger humancompanions. If the canary died it meant there was poison in the airand time to beat a hasty retreat.&...
June 5, 2004 by Gene Nash
        As long as I'm inanapologetic mode....        I am seriouslydyslexic. It gets worse when my chronic illness (with itsmental-faculties destroying effects) enters its chronic phase. (As ithas been most of this year.) I've noticed some of my comments aregetting spotty at best. Take thisone: For all you know you were just a pawn in some devious rift she was playing on her ...
May 30, 2004 by Gene Nash
        I noticed I hadthree different ideas for "troll" related articles laying around.That would be a bit excessive. Instead I'll just briefly comment onthem in a single article. (Thus denying myself three times thepoints. Maybe I'm not such a point ho after all.)Finally a Use for the Troll Feature!        Yes, I havestarted "troll buttoning" people. Some people just deserve it. When aperson's entire "contribution"...
May 23, 2004 by Gene Nash
    For those who might not have seen it,Karen Hobbs hasa blog where she pondered whatyour ScreenName says about you. Where did it come from, what doesit mean, how does it relate to you as a person. Quite a few of yourfellow JoeUsers have left comments answering the question. I'm goingto do so here instead. That way my regular readers will get to seeit. (And I'll also get at least 3 times the points. Ain't I astinker?)    (ScreenName is really an AOL term....
May 14, 2004 by Gene Nash
    When you begin your daily JU adventure,what page do you start on? Thefront page? Theforums? Your own page?    I used to always begin on my own mainpage, but now I have three different places where I begin dependingon my intentions. My Own Main Page. While I used to always start here, it's too long and takes too much time to load for everyday use. Now I only go there first when I want to know how frequently my articles are being read, how they...
May 13, 2004 by Gene Nash
    You see that information box at the topcorner of your JoeUser window that gives your user points and rank?(Non-registered users need not apply.) I've been sitting here staringat those icons wondering just what the hell they are supposed torepresent. Even the ones I recognize don't make sense. "My Account" Icon. Okay, that one's easy. It looks like half a computer monitor. Or, if I don't look too closely, my old Mac+. "My Blog" Icon. Easy but with a twist. It...
January 31, 2008 by Gene Nash
Well, I'd better memorialize this while I still can.



My new personal all-time best ranking here on JU. Number 7. WooHoo. My previous best was around number 18.

One of my goals last year was to get into the top ten. I had this whole grand plan. Like most of my grand plans, it flopped miserably. Nonetheless, I made it. It might have taken till the next year, but I made it!



[Update: Just so there's no confusion, the picture is from mid-January, not the day I posted the article. I w...