Thursday, October 11, 2020
Well, I completely blew my sleeping early routine on the second day. I'll try
again. It really helped me feel better. The last few days have been awful for me.
Will try to actually post some updates later today.
02:07 [ posted by Dennis ]
Thursday, October 10, 2020
Hello folks, sorry I haven't been talking much. I spent all day playing around with
my IBM PC AT. Installing MS-DOS 5 and playing some old retro games that I grew up
with. Then I went into installing Windows 95 on an 133Mhz computer for some 3DFX
games. Lots of fun.
Anyway, I promised myself I would try to go to sleep earlier for my health. Time for sleep.
00:09 [ posted by Dennis ]
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Hey guys, so I've been spending a lot of time getting this deskcam to be live
instead of just an image I take and upload every once in awhile. I will not be
doing this with my webcam area just yet. The deskcam is an old Python script an old
friend made. I did a little reconfiguring and seems to be working well. The deskcam
takes a screenshot and displays the image only when it's requested, instead of a
nonstop capture. Great for bandwidth if that's still an issue in 2020.
I have Neko running around my desktop as well which is fun. I missed ScreenMates. My retro computer is running Windows XP and I'm typing this in a DOS version of Corel WordPerfect 6.2.
14:49 [ posted by Dennis ]
Saturday, August 15, 2020
So, funny thing. My previous note, I typed about safety on the plane. While it is
as safe as it can get, that doesn't mean that you are in the clear. Apparently,
someone on one of my trips tested positive for COVID-19. I'm not
quite sure what flight it was, but I have a feeling I know. I received a call from
my airline telling me that they are grounding me for 2 weeks with pay, and if I
have any symptoms to use the protocal in place we use. It's crazy. I lost two trips
out of it, but I'm happier to be on the ground and quarantined, than not know if I
have it as well and spreading it. So, the only thing left to do is wait. :)
I hope everyone is keeping safe out there. Thanks for visiting this relic of a page. If I keep updating this thing it will start to look too modern haha. I do need to get rid of the tables though and use divs instead. We shall see.
19:22 [ posted by Dennis ]
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Currently on my flight to DFW, so far so good. It’s a little strange not
having to wake up super early for work like my last flights. Nikki had a dinner
party with a few friends last night and I checked in to hope she had a good time
and she said she it was the worst night ever. I asked what happened but she
didn’t really respond. So I told her if she wants to talk about it, I am
here. But she didn’t respond. I was kind of expecting her to tell me what
happened, but I guess she doesn’t want to talk about it. Running through my
head though for some reason. I’ll try to let it go. Just hate seeing her
Flight has been good so far, but kind of busy. We don’t do a beverage service anymore, however, we still have to answer call bells which most passengers on this flight are touching by accident. Still, we have to get up and answer them. Good stuff. I still get questions from friends if it is safe to fly, and while most would say, “NO!!! Stay home!!!”, I would usually agree if you don’t need to be somewhere. For those who need to see family for a certain reason or emergency, I would say it’s pretty safe. We have hospital-grade HEPA filters with high velocity air circulation. It takes only 2 to 4 minutes for the airplane to bring in and remove old air. So basically, the plane is constantly bringing in fresh air. You don’t get that on a bus, or train, not to mention a restaurant or grocery store. Touch points have been minimized, and I’ll say the cleaners do a great job getting the plane as clean as possible, but it’s still best to bring your own wipes and sanitize your area. As long as people are wearing their mask, and we are making sure of that, it’s as good as it can be.
I think I’ll leave it at that. Hope every one is having a good day
15:48 [ posted by dennis ]
Friday, August 7, 2020
I finally got Windows XP working on my computer. Everything looks fine. Just
tweaking some things here and there, and of course, making sure the OS is as secure
as it's going to get with no more support. Boy, I forgot how slow 56K modem speeds
were. This is top level nostalgia, but it's kind of funny the pain I put myself
through. I just wanted to do all of this again to remember the times that were not
great, but better than 2020. I was in High School when I made this page. I was a
senior. Wait, actually I think I was a junior. The webcam image that is showing as
of this post is from December of 2001. I was a senior then. I remember it all now.
I'm happy to get back to coding simple stuff. I guess now that the site is kind of
where it should be except for the links and little things, I can start updating
about my day to day. So I will do that in my future updates. Thanks for
02:03 [ posted by dennis ]
Thursday, August 6, 2020
I think I'm going to take the jump to Windows XP! I hope my computer can handle it
though. I managed to snag a copy. It's good news because a lot of the software I'm
trying to use isn't compatible with NT 5.0 anymore. I haven't eaten today, so I'm
trying to work out what I want to eat, but I did have a yummy coffee. I may make
another one. I hope everyone else has a good day. It's about to rain here. I'll see
you on the other side. Hope this install works.
16:11 [ posted by dennis ]
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Site is coming along nicely. I know it's terrible, but that's why I love it. I used
to spend hours after school learning new things to show off on my little page. Now
I'm just doing it over again 20 years later for nostalgia. I am currently waiting
for film to develop so I won't be able to update the Cam section until I can get a
self portrait out of it. Still drinking my coffee that I made around 2pm or so.
It's still warm! I'm trying to make the best use out of my small desktop screen
here on Win 2000 Pro. I'm trying to remember all the software I used to play with
as a teenager. I think I'm going to try and load up a DOS game or something. Have a
16:36 [ posted by dennis ]
What a long night! I've been working on this little site for hours in Windows 2000
Pro. I can't believe I'm still up. I wanted to correct a few things, and then got
sucked into HTML and CSS. Even though this site was from 2001, It's exciting me to
play around with code again. So, I'm going to work on that next. I do need to rest
though, so I'm going to head out!
01:19 [ posted by dennis ]
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Wow, I'm going back through this old site I made. I cannot believe how long it's
been since I've done something like this. Younger me would probably be proud of
whom I've become, but I am not sure. Though I went through some struggles in
school and home, I do think this site really helped me get stuff off my chest.
Really enjoy this.
19:43 [ posted by dennis ]
Saturday, May 19, 2001
Yay! I'm glad Rachel is finally posting! that is really good. I'm tired too... I
better go to bed. Here is some funny crap i heard today. First, I heard Britney
Spears is making a movie. She is also getting her own playstation 2 game... Oh
boy! can't wait! haaaa. Not trying to be mean to her or anything, but come on! a
game??? We already had enough of the mary kate & ashley game! Oh well. I'll
check into that to see if it is really real or not. I'm watching =W=eezer on SNL
right now. They have some good music. I'm not a huge huge fan of them though.
AHH, Forgot to mention that my good friend Katie got mono! NOOOO! I know! poor
her. I wish i could do something to help, but i can't. My advice is to rest a
lot, and try not to do tooo much. Meaning.... No more parties for Katie... haha..
just trying to help you. 4 more days of school!!!! YAY! I can't wait! I'm
bleaching my hair, and then when it gets it's natural color again, i will die it
a bluish color, but not dark blue. Check out oddd.org. He has the hair i want.
11:57 pm [ posted by dennis ]
welll im finally posting a real post by myself!!!! anyways,...i don't really have
much to say other than goodnight because im really tired =)
11:09 pm [ posted by Rachel ]
*sigh* I finally fixed the site so that it is easier for Rachel to post. Dang, I
fixed the html too. I am very satisfied with my site now! :D Please sign my
guestbook and tell me what you think!!! Also, most of the links, and buttons are
broken. I have just started the layout so give me around an hour or so to fix it.
It will be complete around then.
4:41 pm [ posted by Dennis ]