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Posted 1999-09-10 by Tony Walsh
  • If you thought those mice with human ears growing outta their backs were strange, check this out. Hey it's Friday. Eat me.

  • Went to go see Nice Cat. I missed half their set, but what I saw was awesome. Not only are they 100% rawkin', they are sassy as fuck.
      Bites:  BIRTHDAY BLUES  
    Posted 1999-09-09 by Tony Walsh
  • It's my goddamn birthday, and I just turned 30. Shit! Thanks to everyone who said I don't look my age. I'm certainly trying not to act it.

    General Mills launched their "Millenios" cereal today.
    Dick Clark did the unveiling.

  • Right near Dick's head you can see "9-9-99". My birthday marks the beginning of the end of intelligent marketing decisions. So sayeth I.
      Bites:  FIXEY FIXEY  
    Posted 1999-09-08 by Tony Walsh
    I'm pretty sure all of the glaring mistakes in my site have been finished. My project for this Sunday will be to revive the HTML version so Flash-impaired peeps have something to look at.
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    Posted 1999-09-07 by Tony Walsh
    Just realized that the Flash 3 Player will *sort of* run the site. There are problems with Flash 3, obviously. Also just discovered my Gallery directory seems to be corrupt. One image in particular is causing crashes. It's the first one in "ZAP".
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    Posted 1999-09-05 by Tony Walsh
    Added a Links section to Who Da Man. Two paths from there. One to my shorter links page, one to my longer one. I actually dumped all my bookmarks from Netscape as a file, then tweaked it a bit. Some huge-ass files.
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    Posted 1999-09-04 by Tony Walsh
    Added content to the Gallery section. The SWF file is about 100k, so it's a little longer to download. I went crazy scanning and processing shit, so came up with a nice little retrospective on my work. Enjoy :)
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    Posted 1999-09-03 by Tony Walsh
    Cleaning up a bunch of problems. Added the Jacob Two Two site to Now Playing.

    STUPID SERVER CACHES causing problems with my site development. Anyone using sympatico high-speed edition (spits) may have some interesting experiences with my Flash pages, as any changes I make are not enacted for about 24 hours or some such shit.
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    Posted 1999-09-02 by Tony Walsh
    Well, after much trouble I finally got this stuff mostly working. The Gallery isn't done yet.
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    Posted 1999-09-01 by Tony Walsh
    Busted a hump trying to work through a whole bunch of trouble in Flash. Thanks to Mike, Colin, and Ryan for help.
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