Auld-Lang-Syne

(Or something like that…)

Sayonara, Year 2000… you absolutely fucked up year, you! The Tribe called Brooks offers its one-fingered salute to your passing.

You fuck.

With my buddy Graham being beat up, and me getting a sweet, talented girl in a load of trouble with the way I clown around here… I am already in a bad mood and expect life to continue to treat me like a port-a-potty…

    My 2001 Resolutions:

  • Become an alcoholic.
  • Smoke more.
  • Treat everyone like they’re a pathological liar.
  • Make a Digital Divas, Joe Jennett and a Jason Kottke “Shooting Gallery” game in Shockwave Flash, and see which one is the most popular with all the misfits in CyberTown.
  • Develop Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Get a hot-looking girlfriend.
  • Become a better husband & father.
  • Make Kaminsky’s life a living hell.
  • Nah… we had a pretty nice (and quiet) New Years here at home… that’s what you do, when you’re buried in snow and broke. Except for the last three, none of those resolutions were true. :0) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

‘Tis The Season…

No, not them… those holidays are over.
It’s time to change the copyright on all your webpages. (For those of you that don’t know how to write ” © ” in your source codes, just copy my ” © ” from here….).

I’ve been spending the week updating Gresser Realty and Reis Homes sites… Meyer Modular Homes and this one are next. To add more fun to the holiday mix, I was informed by our webhost, ICOM that their servers will no longer support Server Side Includes on regular HTML pages without modifications….
so we’ll all be “SHTML” pages in the next few weeks (with .htaccess files modified for .html just in case.)

<SIGH>….

Weekend Surfing Picks…

  • Simtastic! – Made by Faith Kaminsky, the site offers downloads & add-ons for The Sims program.
  • The Family Corner Magazine – Haven’t plugged Amanda’s site in a while. Great resources for parents of all types. Fun & freebies too. It’s a lot like EricBrooks.Com!, except it understands responsibility. :0)
  • Who’s The Man? – Part-time writer for The Family Corner’s Eric Ruhalter. He’s got his own site, and his stories are funny as hell! I wouldn’t be your CyberPal if I didn’t share this gem with you. Prepare to laugh your ass off!

Bandwidth-Sucking Evil!

Finally…. Zeldman removes his awards pages. He says what I have said for years. (Except Yers Trooly likes to send out letters to these benevolent “award-givers” with lots of colorful words… usually requiring the letter “F”, and explicit instructions to do something “anatomically impossible”).

That’s it… Zeldman did it. Now all of you mindless sheep must follow: DESTROY YOUR AWARDS PAGES! (BAA-A-A-A! BAAAA-A-A-A-A-!)


Word of The day…

Billegible recently did a search on the web for “CyberPal“… of course I’m there.

Memo2Me: Get around to registering “CyberPal” as a trade mark, and sue the shit out of the rest of that list! (Well, uh, except coSmiC diVa, of course!)

Silent Night

Peace on Earth… And good will toward everyone.

Wow. Thank you all for your wonderful words of support. I have a few of my own but for a *small* minority of people (I’ll have a bigger better list for New Years):

  • To KayCee, Fiona Elise, and my new CyberPal, Debra Smouse: I pray for your continued health, so I may hear from you all through 2001….
  • To Jeffrey Zeldman & family, who are celebrating their first Christmas in years… ENJOY!
  • To Joe Jenett, who will be visited tonight by the “Three Ghosts of Christmas Capitalism“, I wish you much success in the next year… and it’s okay to make money on the web, y’know (Didn’t you see “South Park” last night?).
  • To Amber, Suzn, Patti, Tiffany, Kare, and Webmistress Jo, who have also had it rough this year… hang in there. 2001 will KICK ASS!!!!
  • To Jeff Clark, John Stoddart, Madeline Jacobs, and Ken Price… your words of encouragement are always a comfort, and your wisdom always welcome.
  • To Matt Rossi, wherever you are, I pray all is well with you, my friend…
  • Faith… it’s been a blast (and all in good fun, right?)!
  • And most of all…

  • Spending her first Christmas with her biological dad this year.Ashley… Mommy & Daddy love you and will see you tomorrow.

I know I left out a ton of important people, but it’s time to turn off the computer, and have Christmas…

Holiday Surfing Picks

  • NORAD tracks Santa Claus – For those of you fools who stopped believing…. Live on December 24th, NORAD follows Santa Claus all over the world via Sattelite. The kids are gonna have a blast (available in several languages.)
  • Theoadore Muddfoot – A kick ass rock band with a real Ozzy Osborne/Randy Rhodes feel to them. They even got an excellent review by Slash, from Guns-n-Roses. My favorite track: No More (MP3)
  • The Grinch – The official movie site of the Jim Carrey/Ron Howard movie. Lots of fun games & downloads. And don’t forget to get your very own “WHO NAME”
  • EG1 Christmas/Chanukkah Cards – Yeah, I’m plugging my own damn site…got a problem??!!?? Lots of great contributors made it possible…& they’re all free.

As Deb has recently pointed out… yes, I do have a heart of gold (assuming I actually let you get to know me). Those who don’t believe me, can go fuck themselves!!!! :0)

HAVE A GOOD ONE, EVERYBODY!!!!!

Weekend Surf Picks

  • Red & Proud.Com – A vast library of all things redhead; Male, female, famous & fictional. Created by redhead Simon Cheetham.
  • -=ChelleCam=- – When you’re as photogenic as this young lady, you can have a site dedicated to her cam pics. She even has her own Yahoo Fan Club. Oh yeah, she blogs too. (And I really like the “Coke” statement she’s making on the screen tonight!).
  • Tacky Christmas Lights Page – HEE HEE!!!!! Someone has to journal all the people who overdo it for Christmas… Dean Clean does it, and does it well! The highlight of the site is his “Hate Mail” section. Hell he gets more than I do!!! :0)
  • Trudy’s Bitchin’ Hats – Brand spankin’ new blog by Rune…check it out!

Xmas Party!!!

Carole & I had a wonderful time tonight at the Reis Homes Christmas Party, held at the Hideaway Hills Country Club.

Highlights:

  • The food was excellent!
  • Carole & I met (and were re-aquanted with) a lot of contacts… as we had no idea the Gressers and the Brooks’ traveled in such similar social circles…
  • I look so damn good in an Italian double-breasted suit! :0)

Also: Some good news was sitting in my Inbox this evening, and it looks like I will be gainfully employed at a great place by the beginning of the year!

So long, Year 2000… without a doubt, the worst year of my life!

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