This is where I live now.
The plural form of virus is viruses. Virii is not word.
I’m officially declaring my candidacy.
R.I.P. Frank Perdue
So a really stupid plagiarist sent an IM to Nate completely out of the blue, wanting him to write a paper on the caste system in India.
Larry the Cable Guy is not funny.
This has so much potential for so much evil.
I made it to A Week of Kindness’s first show on Saturday night.
Here’s what Little Niagara looks like in the winter.
There’s either very little or an infinite amount of humor in this, I can’t decide
I’m back, yet again.
It’s the time of year that I get all depressed because my lowly salary doesn’t allow me to buy whatever new device/software/service Steve Jobs has telepathically commanded me to buy.
TypeKey is everything that Movable Type is not.
I’m working on Danielle’s site for her.
So I picked up at hot Nintendo DS today.
So far, I haven’t gotten any comment spam here, but this incarnation of the site is still young.
Ken Jennings is about to lose on Jeopardy! Here’s what’s going to happen:
Well I finally got something done today that I had been meaning to do for months.
So I tried to get creative and set up Kung-Tunes to list my current iTunes track.
I can add one item to the list of things to do for the site redesign and then scratch it and another.
Thanksgiving. What a fun time.
Happy days are here again!
I want to see what happens when I ping my own site.
Getting drunk for science benefits everyone.
Comments are now turned on. Let the spam begin!
It will shut a great many of you up to hear that I am working on a design for this site
Keith Olbermann smells it too.
So the election was very likely a fraud. Big surprise.
I get the feeling that thanks to Karl Rove and his beautiful way of twisting facts, no senator can run for president anytime soon.
This is just lovely.
Note to self: Stick to the issues, Chris!
Things to remember for the presidential debate:
This is not a joke. This is what I’m surrounded by.
I’m back, yet again.
Ok, so there was this incredibly inane article in The Patriot-News today about this woman who likes the color purple.
I was inspired by a story I read on Yahoo! News about pro-war country songs, so I decided to write something.
Today was Kaity’s birthday.
Yeah, so Six Apart is apparently evil now, but I’m giving MT 3 a whirl just the same.
This town smells like feces, and not just cow feces either.
This actually has nothing to do with Erin’s foot.
Seriously, they’re projecting over 13,000 heat-related deaths in France from this heat wave.
Oh, so I’m going to Cleveland with Rick and Little to see Radiohead tonight.
Hey kiddies, CNN.com is reporting that U.S. forces in Iraq have captured the ghost of Chemical Ali.
Just the prospect of eventually having some disposable income has got me planning out my purchases for the foreseeable future.
Well, there was no mass looting and rioting during the blackouts — except in Canada.
One of most innovative applications for Mac OS X would have to be the app formerly known as Hydra.
I wasn’t the only one to get hit by Microsoft’s ineptitude, I mean, that virus this week.
Windows is a giant piece of crap. I hate it more now than I ever have in the past.
Here’s a gripe… there are these great little buttons in TypePad, right above the text area where I type my posts.
I suddenly have next to zero traffic, and nobody has commented since last week.
Well people, tonight is the last new episode of Futurama.
Call me crazy…
The sort of situation we must all work together to ensure never happens.
I got the job at PennLive.com!
I’ve heard people talking about a possible change in the dress code at work
Well I think PennLive has checked all of my references, so I hope to hear back from them soon regarding an offer, a second interview, or a rejection.
Yesterday was the first day of working in the new offices for Comcast Advertising Sales, where I work, so I figure that I’ll talk about it a little bit.
Well I went all out today and decided that TypePad is worth paying for.
I was overcome by the old temptation to bitch about someone else’s article. Here we go…
If every Monday could be like this, I’d be a happy, happy dude.
Well, Old Home Week, er, Days was pretty lame.
Well, well well. It’s that time of year again — Old Home Week.
Apparently I was quoted in a news article, talking about the former Iraqi Information Minister, Mohammed Said al-Sahaf.
Maybe I should have mentioned this yesterday.
Well, I lied about being in bed by 9 last night.
I need more sleep. I’m in bed by 9 tonight. I swear.
I wonder if it’s a bad thing that I’ve already got my first paycheck planned out
So I survived my first week of work at Comcast.
Hey everybody, it’s July 23, and that means that Danielle is 23 today!
So I had my first day at Comcast today.
I hate coming up with titles for posts.
Homeland Security, people!
I knew this day would come eventually.
So tomorrow’s the big day with PennLive.com.
Today (well, yesterday) was another one of those days where I kept looking at TypePad, yet never actually posted anything.
You may notice the new picture of me on this site.
I got my free hot dogs, which was the bare minimum I needed for it to be a good time.
Well kids, it’s time for me to hit the road if I ever want to get to Arts Fest.
How long have I been unemployed now?
Well, I didn’t post anything yesterday.
Even after I made some modifications to my templates, my TypePad site is still valid XHTML.
I wish TypePad integrated the MTEntryIfComments plugin functionality.
Well the temp agency called me back today — I got the position with Comcast.
Come on people, let’s all do the right thing.
I think my TypePad weblog is really coming along nicely.
I think you’ll see me making a lot more Photo albums than I would have previously with Movable Type.
OK, so here’s me using TypePad, and not allowed to say much.
If it doesn’t break first, this post is being sent from my phone. Pretty cool.
Well, well, well. Lookie at who got picked to help beta test TypePad.
I saw the new Terminator tonight.
OK, I updated Movable Type to version 2.64.
Looks like it’s working, but I just wanted to be sure…
I hate it when I’m wrong.
I’ll make this quick and painless. This absolutely made my week.
You may already know that I hate spiders.
Good times are not so far away; I can tell.
Yeah, so I haven’t been posting much. I am aware of this.
OK, so this isn’t exactly the newest news, but I still think it’s fascinating.
Danielle pointed a link over to this site, where it tells you about your brain or something.
Apparently, Illtron is too busy screwing up easy mac and cleaning the pool to grace us with his presence.
So I’ve been in Philly for a few weeks now, and I’m still not employed.
So I don’t have the chance to get on here very often right now, nor do I have much to write about anyway.
In case you didn’t hear it from Danielle, there’s a new member of the family at illtron.com.
Aah, good ol’ Philly. Things are going well here so far.
I’m back… again!
Well today’s the day. I’m going to Philly.
Well, I liked it.
You know what day it is, don’t you?
You might be wondering where the hell I’ve been.
This one goes out to M3, crayz, cdevroe, and all the other geeks out there reading.
I expect more from the Times.
I’m finding it harder and harder to continue going to a job that I’ve already quit.
I’m trying to make some changes to the site, but I’m coming up with nothing.
When Steve Jobs speaks, people listen; often against all logic.
Last night I gave Best Buy my two weeks notice.
In case you haven’t heard by now, Apple introduced a new music service on Monday that lets you buy music on a per-song or per-album basis through the new version of iTunes.
All right, so the redesign is coming along slowly but surely.
I took this quiz a few minutes ago. It’s supposed to tell you what religion you are or something.
After five days of sleeping on various air mattresses, floors, and other non-comfortable things that people who are not in their own home tend to sleep on, I’m absolutely exhausted.
This one is at Yahoo! News…
Seriously, I do this because I feel it’s my duty.
Today is the official launch of The uberGeeks, the brainchild of Colin Devroe and Chris Fehnel.
I’m doing an awful lot of this web page stuff today, when I should probably be drinking or getting fat or something.
There’s a great interview with Cindy Cohn of The Electronic Frontier Foundation at Techfocus.
There’s nothing quite as great as banned books. Just the entire concept is amazing to me.
There’s a few things on my mind, but nothing so great as to trouble you, both of my readers.
Wow, if you haven’t read the full text of Rick Santorum’s interview with the AP, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Wow, what a great guy that Rick Santorum is.
It gives absolutely no indication as to what will happen if you steal the sticker, so I stole it.
Hey everybody, Nate has a weblog now too!
This somehow eluded me for the better part of three weeks.
So are all the housewife-blogs abuzz?
This one jumped out at me…
The Washington Post held an online Q&A session with Mo Rocca of The Daily Show today, and I got the first question in.
Enough of that John Cusack stuff…
The Damn Dirty Hippie, Danielle alerted me to this nonsense.
This is kind of cool. It seems that Apple may be buying Vivendi Universal Music for possible inclusion in an upcoming online music service.
Hey, I’ll be damned if it’s not my birthday!
I’m just testing out the new image capabilities in Kung-Log 1.4. I love this app.
There is concern that Saddam Hussein could turn up from time to time, like some sort of evil Elvis.
Read this article.
I have to say that Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the Iraqi Information Minister gets the Illtron award for best comedy.
I was looking for pictures of the Brandenburg Gate the other day, and it reminded me that I have a whole bunch of pictures of Germany.
No, not by me, though I’ve met the Flecktones a couple times, and they’re all really cool guys.
Last night, I watched the CNN crew embedded with the 3-7th infantry find and give medical assistance to a wounded Iraqi soldier near Saddam International Airport.
This one’s just creepy.
I should probably mention, though it is belated, that Danielle has branched off, and formed her own cult.
Last night at work I attempted to pick up a really heavy TV stand box. It probably weighed about 100 lb. I am now in pain.
I’ve never really built a dynamic site like this before, and it’s far more complicated and ambitious than anything else that I’ve done in the past.
I just thought the similarities here were striking, and felt the need to share.
The shock and awe has begun.
All right, so this war hasn’t been exactly chock full of the shock and awe that we were promised.
As a journalist who has never been employed as such, I find it hard to watch this war on TV and think about it as an American.
Al Gore appointed to Apple’s board of directors.
This war’s not going to be over until it starts.
It’s time to blow up Iraq!
You never know, Brutus and Cassius might just sneak up behind you and kill you… or you might have to go to work at Best Buy.
I’m definitely not holding my breath for that full-time position, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m quitting.
But enough about me.
For the last few days, I’ve been redesigning some pages on the super-secret project, and I’m finally back to where I started.
Yeah, yeah, updates, whatever. I’ve got better things to do.
I feel so special.
Sorry for the lack of updates, kiddies, but I’ve been extremely busy lately.
Danielle alerted me to this gem.
I want to thank everyone who commented on my post about Mike.
One morning in July of 1988, my sisters woke me up and told me that we got a dog
After that last post, I think we need to update the score.
It’s time to get your game faces on, people.
I was never more correct than when I said that no self-respecting weekend starts any later than Thursday.
Everyone knows that no self-respecting weekend starts any later than Thursday.
I suffered a nasty paper cut. It bled a lot.
I don’t think my current pants will last much longer.
Well, he picked the brunette. I think everyone predicted the rest.
OK, my test was a failure… or a success. It’s hard to say. At any rate, here’s Danielle’s ass.
Now that I think about it, this might be kind of awesome actually.
The story of the recovery of the banner…
I should probably be watching Joe Millionaire, but I’m not.
OK, everybody knows that the guy with the big hair in North Korea is nuts.
If you’re using Movable Type on a Mac, you need Kung-Log.
Just a few minutes ago, I received a call from none other than Douche Bagalow himself, Matt Little.
That God-forsaken CD burner just wouldn’t work.
I realize I’m poor, but even I can afford $10 for a CD-RW drive.
I was seriously misled
Just in case you’ve been living in a cave, I feel obligated to inform everyone that tonight’s the last episode of Joe Millionaire, or as I like to call it, the greatest series finale of all time.
Well, they finally changed the story…
Danielle decided to share the brief, though touching history of her web design experience. I’m left with no choice but to follow suit.
One of the great things about the Internet is that you can fix your mistakes.
How do they allow stuff like this to make it to their web site?
So did you hear the one about Great White killing 96 people?
Hey, remember these freaks?
It’s like the Wayne County Fair, but with more freaks. Well, not more freaks, just more potent freaks.
I drop off the face of the earth for 24 hours or so, and all kinds of crazy stuff happens!
Wish Danielle luck, and don’t try to steal her pile of money.
Actually, February isn’t all that bad.
My latest thought: People who refuse to drink until they turn 21 are god-damn idiots.
Here’s a general rule of thumb: If a web site says “loading” at any point, you should get the hell out of there.
I’m not sure what’s scarier…
I wonder how good my German was in that last post?
Weil ich mich langweile, dachte ich daß ich 'was auf Deutsch shreiben solltest.
Have you seen these people?
I’m too tired right now to post much, but I’ll give a rundown of the last 48 hours or so.
Hey hey! It’s me! No, I’m not dead.
OK, so I’ve only read one entry so far, but it was a good one
Things are looking up.
I don’t know if this has been mentioned in the media at all, but it’s really cold outside.
I returned a movie I wasn’t going to watch today, and I picked up The Bourne Identity instead.
Work wasn’t bad tonight. A guy gave me a $10 tip for helping him out. All I had to do was practically break my wrist getting it into his van in the 2º cold.
I just got a call from Rodale, who publishes Men’s Health.
Wired news has an excellent article on the end of Kevin Mitnick’s probation.
This week’s Onion isn’t bad.
I need to get on a normal sleep schedule.
Just another test.
This is just a test, but it’s more than that.
I really think it’s time that Best Buy took the plunge and made me in charge of everything.
Hey everybody, it’s Beth’s birthday!
Today is MLK Day.
Well the Golden Globes are over with
So there it is. Pretty cool, huh?
I didn’t like the idea of staying home while my friends were in State College gettin’ tore up all weekend.
I’m trying to set up this stupid text counter, and the damn thing just won’t work
Someone posted a comment on my post about work from earlier, and I was just going to respond in another comment, but since it was getting long, I figured I’d make a whole post out of it.
The New York Times has a nice article on the last game at The Vet, which will be played this Sunday.
If there’s one thing that pisses me off (and there’s not just one, there are many), it would have to be improperly tagged MP3s.
I’ve run out of things to write about, and therefore I’m closing down the site.
I just realized how random I’ve become.
Upgrade your gray matter… 'cause one day it may matter…
Since I love Movable Type so much, and I had some money from failed hare-brained schemes sitting in my PayPal account, I decided to pay for this fine piece of software.
Right now I’m using Safari on a much faster connection than mine, and I have to say that it is definitely a lot faster than Chimera.
This being a weblog, and weblogs being the the type of place where stuff like this gets written, I should probably mention that Bee Gee Maurice Gibb has died.
It was in the car.
I have no idea where my camera is.
I have to say that I’m really taking a liking to Safari.
So uh, they approved the credit, and I can get the car.
I was going to buy a car.
What kind of Mac weblog type guy would I be if I didn’t talk about Safari?
I’m like fucking Gandalf… the world would just fucking implode without me to set things straight.
Today marks the opening of Mac World San Francisco 2003.
Rather than sleeping, which is what I should be doing, I decided to do some work on the site.
People this bad don’t get recording contracts unless something shady is going on.
Saddam Hussein needs your help.
You know how I have a shitty job? Yeah, it just got shittier.
The RIAA honestly has no idea what they’re up against.
I was just admiring the picture I took earlier.
Unlike me, you probably spend a lot of time parked in front of the television
I woke up approximately an hour and a half after I went to sleep, and about six hours before I intended to get up.
If you don’t know who David Cross is, then you’re probably like most people.
You know, the fact that I have a shitty job in and of itself doesn’t bother me that much.
Digital photography — it’s like regular photography, only not as good and way more complicated.™
The best part of my trip to Philly had to be the fact that I finally got my new digital camera!
I don’t do the whole resolution thing, but I really need to clean up my desktop
The new year is starting off pretty well.
So I notice your house smells of feces. And not just monkey feces…
I know that plenty of people complain that laws like this one violate their rights, but I really don’t give a damn what they think
I really like my web site.
In addition to the new way of posting comments, I also added permalinks for each entry.
I made a nice change to the site.
This is just a test™.
Working and earning money, no matter how little money, is all well and good.
That’s right, a rich white guy with a cowboy hat has won the Powerball jackpot.
I’d have to say that this is definitely a first.
One day until Christmas, not too bad.
Do you really pat yourself on the back when people buy the quality stuff?
All right, so I sell stupid crap at Best Buy all day long.
Man, that Sony Wega is sweet, sweet lovin’.
I had a good trip to State College. It’s always a good trip to State College.
I thought I just forgot to update yesterday, but that’s not really it.
I have a big day ahead of me today.
Yeah… I kick so much ass.
So I’m really making some progress with the site.
I’ve nearly got this figured out! So close!
Man, for an editor I sure do write pretty damn sloppy.
I’d just like to take this time to ask everyone out there reading to please, please encode your MP3s at no less than 128 kbps.
I’m still working on getting these problems fixed.
OK, I don’t know exactly what I did, but my new favorites icon is working.
I’m making progress, but some stuff just refuses to work.
All right, so here’s where I stand with this redesign.
This is not an emergency.
OK, so yeah, I’m still making changes. It’s actually coming along quicker than I thought it would.
I’ve been overcome by ambition and some strange effects of the f’d up weather
Man, I swear, if I were one of those weirdos who gets all obsessed with weather, today would be the greatest day of my life.
Yeah, I made a change to the site. Can you tell?
I have to say that the only thing that sucks more than Bil Keane’s sense of humor is paying bills.
Not too long ago I was complaining that I wasn’t working enough.
You may experience some technical difficulties with illtron.com in the near future.
It’s snowing. It’s been snowing since 7 a.m.
I should probably post something before the day is over.
No, I’m not talking about all the holiday crap.
Here’s the view from the top.
My new favorite word, for use exclusively online, and even then, only on AIM and IRC, is “fuxor.”
Well it’s December 1. And as you know, that means that people start being nice to each other “because it’s the holidays.”
Holy shit I worked a long day today.
I was just playing around in Photoshop earlier, and I came up with this…
So did you hear the one about the stupid people?
OK, I’ve decided to go to Walmart today so that I can pick up some sort of solution to my problem.
Is that great news or what?
Please, don’t be afraid when I tell you this.
But why is it growing?
I spent the better part of tonight doing some fall cleaning of my other computer, where I keep all of my MP3s.
I’ve decided to pay AT&T, begrudgingly.
I’m trying to think up a list of corporate “hip” words.
"Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
There are some fucking nutty people out there.
Being the shill that I am, I have plenty of time to ponder the motivations of my corporate overlords.
I’ve actually got some money this year, so I’m going to do some Christmas shopping today after work.
I’d just like to take this time to give a shout out to the good people at Staples, who make a fine 9"x12" clasp envelope.
I decided to take a break from the norm with my resumes.
My friend Danielle’s site sucked so hard that I made a weblog for her, right here at the mighty illtron.com.
You know, it’s never good to hear about someone getting killed. But here’s an easy way to avoid it.
CNN posted a link with the story about idiots, I mean people who are idiots, I mean you. The story about you, that’s it.
I like to use my site as a way of bitching about other people and how stupid they are.
Man, I’m on a messed up sleep schedule.
OK, now yesterday I said that I had more to say about the Attack of the Clones DVD.
You know, it’s staggering how easy it is to find information on people online.
Here’s some stuff for today. And yesterday too, I guess.
I hate it when I forget to sleep.
So last night I tried to go see 8 Mile. That didn’t pan out, for various reasons. Let’s say it was poor planning.
"If getting ahead in life is your aim … then simply showing up is the main part of the game!!"
I felt the need to beat a dead horse, just a little bit more. I promise I’m probably done after this.
I should probably be saving the A material for the new project I’m working on, but I just couldn’t resist this.
Yeah, so I haven’t posted anything in like a month. Sue me. I’m lazy and I’ve had nothing to write about.
I don’t think I need preferential treatment.
Shouldn’t I be asleep? Well, yeah, I guess I should.
There’s nothing wrong with talking up some good stuff, is there? Excellent.
OK, so I went to the orthodontist and he didn’t take the retainer off.
Today represents a major milestone in my life.
Wow, I managed to go another week without updating. What a great way to run a daily weblog. I rule.
I picked up a couple of CDs yesterday, and I highly recommend them.
Jeebus, September went by hella fast.
So I have my second interview tomorrow for the Apple Store.
Today was pay day.
So last night at around 10:15, I got word from Larry that I had an interview today at the place he works at.
Just to brag, I figured I’d post a list of places that I’ve been to.
Either I’m just tired from not getting enough sleep, or I just really, really don’t want to go to work today.
So I had today off, and I actually needed it.
A recap of the weekend…
It wasn’t a bad day by any means.
Just in case nobody knows what the hell I’m talking about with all this Mr. Show stuff, I figure I’ll explain it.
Go download Get ur freak on by Eels. It’s by far the superior version.
So today I plan to send out my résumé for that associate editor job, and I also have a phone interview with Apple for its forthcoming King of Prussia store.
I decided that I need theme music.
In an effort to get on the good side with the higher-ups at Best Buy, I’m staying late whenever they need me, and picking up shifts from other people.
When I got home from work, there was a message for me that someone from Apple called me about the Apple Store that’s going to be built in King of Prussia.
Work was great today.
I finally broke down last week and decided to move in
Now that I’m rich and influential, I need to catch up on my music.
Today was cool.
Normally, I have something bad to say about pretty much everything and everyone.
Today was an average day.
I got paid today. $132 of pure profit.
Best Buy is not a yard sale.
Man, this working thing is giving me a serious yeast infection.
I just go around to looking at this week’s edition of The Onion, and it doesn’t seem to be nearly as awful as the last few weeks.
I’m never going to make any money working at Best Buy.
Nothing ever just works.
Wow, I didn’t realize it had been a week
Wow, I’ve been slacking off. Too much work and not enough weblog make Chris a productive member of society.
For all intents and purposes, I start work at 9 a.m. today.
Gushers would have to be the biggest scam in the history of man.
Aside from that thing about needing to impose our will on the rest of the world, we Americans have few obsessions. Food and television are two of them. Sports is another.
I had my first day at Best Buy yesterday
Jesus, I can’t believe it’s September already.
I’d say I’m an avid drinker, but that’s not entirely true.
I guess this is noteworthy to post on here because this is supposed to be my record of what happens after a person graduates.
OK, this is going to be long. And while it isn’t going to be pretty, it needs to be done.
I hate it when I forget that I have this.
Which colossal death robot am I?
If you’re not reading Wil Wheaton’s weblog at www.wilwheaton.net, you’re missing out.
I think it’s finally happening. The rest of my life, that is.
My best friend in the whole wide world, CNN.com, tells me that the oldest living American died at age 114.
Most people assume, incorrectly, that it takes a shotgun or chainsaw to quickly and effectively kill the undead.
I just thought that this was such a cool site that I had to show it to everyone. It’s backwards-Google.
I just saw on Headline News that Penn State was ranked the #4 party school in the country.
MTV really is crap.
I hear a lot of people say how “scary” movies scare them.
I hate to have to do this, but it’s come to it.
I have nothing to write about.
Summer’s all well and good, but personally I prefer cold weather.
Well, I had a good weekend.
I promised I’d give a shout out to Missy.
Software piracy will cost the computer industry at least $129 this year.
Man, if all those companies with jobs for me could just see how many times I check the AP Stylebook while writing this crap.
Everyone knows Saddam Hussein is a nut. But have you ever heard the rumors that the guy’s got like a 180 IQ?
Ok, so every year at Old Home Week, the center of all the action is the beer tent.
I don’t even know why they bothered with this. From what I hear, it was a pretty sad event. And by sad, I mean pathetically sad.
It’s not supposed to be funny, it just is. Right. It’s not supposed to be an awful ripoff of The Osbornes, except totally lacking in any entertainment value, it just is, is more like it.
The Wayne County Fair. What a piece of shit.
Well, I graduated. It wasn’t a terribly exciting thing. The realization of what happened didn’t really even set in until the next day, when I was the only one left.
Every year, at a time picked to precisely coincide with the only day it will rain in three months, Forest City has its annual Old Home Week.
Did you ever get a cut or something, and think, "Hey, I had better put a Band-Aid or something on this so I don’t get gangrene or some other similarly bad thing and die?"
If there’s one thing I love, it’s drinking. And that’s one thing that Old Home Week is great for.
Well this is the first entry in my new weblog. I refuse to call it a “blog.”