Version 1.0

This is Version 1.0 of

Look, this site started out as a very run-of-the-mill blog in 2002 before it evolved into the content powerhouse it is today. The bulk of this stuff is old, and it’s not all great. A lot of it is downright cringe-worthy. But is all here — for what that’s worth.

This archive collects everything from July 31, 2002 through August 31, 2005, when this site ran on MovableType and TypePad.

The TypePad archive, which is a slight detour from the main content, collects those posts in one place.

  • The new place

    This is where I live now.

  • Proper English is my anti-virus

    The plural form of virus is viruses. Virii is not word.

  • Chris for Pope

    I’m officially declaring my candidacy.

  • What a week!

    R.I.P. Frank Perdue

  • How to move up a caste

    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.

  • Make it stop

    Larry the Cable Guy is not funny.

  • Don’t be so proud of this technological terror you’ve created, John Deere

    This has so much potential for so much evil.

  • A Week of Kindness

    I made it to A Week of Kindness’s first show on Saturday night.

  • Ice cold!

    Here’s what Little Niagara looks like in the winter.

  • Jacko!

    There’s either very little or an infinite amount of humor in this, I can’t decide

  • Back again

    I’m back, yet again.

  • MacWorld impressions

    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 a total failure

    TypeKey is everything that Movable Type is not.

  • Damn clean hippie

    I’m working on Danielle’s site for her.

  • Buy now for the holidays!

    So I picked up at hot Nintendo DS today.

  • “spam, spam, spam!”

    So far, I haven’t gotten any comment spam here, but this incarnation of the site is still young.

  • Goodbye, Ken

    Ken Jennings is about to lose on Jeopardy! Here’s what’s going to happen:

  • More half-assed feats of technology

    Well I finally got something done today that I had been meaning to do for months.

  • Scratch one more

    So I tried to get creative and set up Kung-Tunes to list my current iTunes track.

  • Remember me

    I can add one item to the list of things to do for the site redesign and then scratch it and another.

  • Some stuff

    Thanksgiving. What a fun time.

  • New design

    Happy days are here again!

  • This… this is a test

    I want to see what happens when I ping my own site.

  • Get your science face on

    Getting drunk for science benefits everyone.

  • Comments are on

    Comments are now turned on. Let the spam begin!

  • This’ll shut you up

    It will shut a great many of you up to hear that I am working on a design for this site.

  • More on the shadiness

    Keith Olbermann smells it too.

  • A gigantic surprise!

    So the election was very likely a fraud. Big surprise.

  • So you wanna be president?

    I get the feeling that thanks to Karl Rove and his beautiful way of twisting facts, no senator can run for president anytime soon.

  • Bad stuff in Scranton?

    This is just lovely.

  • Hey America

    Note to self: Stick to the issues, Chris!

  • Tips for lowering your expectations

    Things to remember for the presidential debate:

  • The Ill vs. The Nuge

    This is not a joke. This is what I’m surrounded by.

  • A better tomorrow

    I’m back, yet again.

  • Purple is the new black and blue

    Ok, so there was this incredibly inane article in The Patriot-News today about this woman who likes the color purple.

  • Top of the charts

    I was inspired by a story I read on Yahoo! News about pro-war country songs, so I decided to write something.

  • Happy birthday, Kaity!

    Today was Kaity’s birthday.

  • MT 3 Test

    Yeah, so Six Apart is apparently evil now, but I’m giving MT 3 a whirl just the same.

  • I’m just visiting

    This town smells like feces, and not just cow feces either.

  • Erin’s zombie foot

    This actually has nothing to do with Erin’s foot.

  • What’s up with French people?

    Seriously, they’re projecting over 13,000 heat-related deaths in France from this heat wave.

  • Cleveland rocks

    Oh, so I’m going to Cleveland with Rick and Little to see Radiohead tonight.

  • Who you gonna call?

    Hey kiddies, is reporting that U.S. forces in Iraq have captured the ghost of Chemical Ali.

  • I need to start getting paid

    Just the prospect of eventually having some disposable income has got me planning out my purchases for the foreseeable future.

  • Blame Canada!

    Well, there was no mass looting and rioting during the blackouts — except in Canada.

  • You’ve got the teeth of the Hydra upon you

    One of most innovative applications for Mac OS X would have to be the app formerly known as Hydra.

  • I’m not the only one

    I wasn’t the only one to get hit by Microsoft’s ineptitude, I mean, that virus this week.

  • Billy Gates, why do you make this possible?

    Windows is a giant piece of crap. I hate it more now than I ever have in the past.

  • TypePad

    Here’s a gripe… there are these great little buttons in TypePad, right above the text area where I type my posts.

  • Where’d you go?

    I suddenly have next to zero traffic, and nobody has commented since last week.

  • No TV and no beer make Illtron something something

    Well people, tonight is the last new episode of Futurama.

  • Monkeys, still not abounding…

    Call me crazy…

  • Monkeys do not abound!

    The sort of situation we must all work together to ensure never happens.

  • Work

    I got the job at!

  • Tomorrow’s casual Friday!

    I’ve heard people talking about a possible change in the dress code at work

  • Jobby-job update

    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.

  • Comcast

    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.

  • $$BLING$$

    Well I went all out today and decided that TypePad is worth paying for.

  • I couldn’t resist

    I was overcome by the old temptation to bitch about someone else’s article. Here we go…

  • A case of the Mondays? Sign me up!

    If every Monday could be like this, I’d be a happy, happy dude.

  • Another waste of a weekend

    Well, Old Home Week, er, Days was pretty lame.

  • Old Home Week 2003

    Well, well well. It’s that time of year again — Old Home Week.

  • You so funny!

    Apparently I was quoted in a news article, talking about the former Iraqi Information Minister, Mohammed Said al-Sahaf.

  • I knew this was coming up

    Maybe I should have mentioned this yesterday.

  • OK, so I lied

    Well, I lied about being in bed by 9 last night.

  • So tired

    I need more sleep. I’m in bed by 9 tonight. I swear.

  • $$BLING$$

    I wonder if it’s a bad thing that I’ve already got my first paycheck planned out

  • I lived

    So I survived my first week of work at Comcast.

  • Happy birthday, you dirty, dirty hippie!

    Hey everybody, it’s July 23, and that means that Danielle is 23 today!

  • Work

    So I had my first day at Comcast today.

  • PennLive Interview

    I hate coming up with titles for posts.

  • Homeland what?

    Homeland Security, people!

  • I’m so proud

    I knew this day would come eventually.

  • Will work for… just about anything

    So tomorrow’s the big day with

  • Did it again

    Today (well, yesterday) was another one of those days where I kept looking at TypePad, yet never actually posted anything.

  • Aviators

    You may notice the new picture of me on this site.

  • What day is it again?

    I got my free hot dogs, which was the bare minimum I needed for it to be a good time.

  • I’m out like stout

    Well kids, it’s time for me to hit the road if I ever want to get to Arts Fest.

  • When it rains, it pours

    How long have I been unemployed now?

  • Missed a day already. I’m pathetic!

    Well, I didn’t post anything yesterday.

  • Results you can’t argue with

    Even after I made some modifications to my templates, my TypePad site is still valid XHTML.

  • I wish…

    I wish TypePad integrated the MTEntryIfComments plugin functionality.

  • Jobbed!

    Well the temp agency called me back today — I got the position with Comcast.

  • Riot act

    Come on people, let’s all do the right thing.

  • Tuesday’s not so bad

    I think my TypePad weblog is really coming along nicely.

  • Photo albums

    I think you’ll see me making a lot more Photo albums than I would have previously with Movable Type.

  • TypePad Beta

    Hey kids, ol’ Illtron was selected as a beta tester for TypePad.

  • Initial impressions, or not

    OK, so here’s me using TypePad, and not allowed to say much.

  • Moblog?

    If it doesn’t break first, this post is being sent from my phone. Pretty cool.

  • First post!

    Well, well, well. Lookie at who got picked to help beta test TypePad.

  • Rise… rise!

    I saw the new Terminator tonight.

  • Time to upgrade… you know where I’m going with this, right?

    OK, I updated Movable Type to version 2.64.

  • This is a Kung-Log test

    Looks like it’s working, but I just wanted to be sure…

  • My bad

    I hate it when I’m wrong.

  • The find of the century

    I’ll make this quick and painless. This absolutely made my week.

  • Spiders

    You may already know that I hate spiders.

  • The job situation

    Good times are not so far away; I can tell.

  • Where the hell am I?

    Yeah, so I haven’t been posting much. I am aware of this.

  • Loose lips sink ships and other reasons why Steve Jobs might kill you and your family

    OK, so this isn’t exactly the newest news, but I still think it’s fascinating.

  • It’s happy fun balls!

    Danielle pointed a link over to this site, where it tells you about your brain or something.

  • Guest post!

    Apparently, Illtron is too busy screwing up easy mac and cleaning the pool to grace us with his presence.

  • Hey look over there!

    So I’ve been in Philly for a few weeks now, and I’m still not employed.

  • Eh

    So I don’t have the chance to get on here very often right now, nor do I have much to write about anyway.

  • Yet another member of the Illtron family

    In case you didn’t hear it from Danielle, there’s a new member of the family at

  • In Da Club (Illtron remix)

    Aah, good ol’ Philly. Things are going well here so far.

  • The weekend

    I’m back… again!

  • Hey, maybe I should post something about this

    Well today’s the day. I’m going to Philly.

  • Definitely don’t invite Illtron along!

    Well, I liked it.

  • Illtron has you

    You know what day it is, don’t you?

  • Hey, it’s me again!

    You might be wondering where the hell I’ve been.

  • Apple Store

    This one goes out to M3, crayz, cdevroe, and all the other geeks out there reading.

  • Oh, not the New York Times!

    I expect more from the Times.

  • It ain’t getting any easier

    I’m finding it harder and harder to continue going to a job that I’ve already quit.

  • I’m really drawing a blank

    I’m trying to make some changes to the site, but I’m coming up with nothing.

  • Reality, distorted

    When Steve Jobs speaks, people listen; often against all logic.

  • How could I forget this?

    Last night I gave Best Buy my two weeks notice.

  • iTunes 4

    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.

  • Just shut up, ok?

    All right, so the redesign is coming along slowly but surely.

  • Apparently I’m a something

    I took this quiz a few minutes ago. It’s supposed to tell you what religion you are or something.

  • I need more sleep

    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.

  • Found another

    This one is at Yahoo! News…

  • It’s not out of spite…

    Seriously, I do this because I feel it’s my duty.

  • The uberGeeks

    Today is the official launch of The uberGeeks, the brainchild of Colin Devroe and Chris Fehnel.

  • And now for something new

    I’m doing an awful lot of this web page stuff today, when I should probably be drinking or getting fat or something.

  • And now The Patriot Act, part deux

    There’s a great interview with Cindy Cohn of The Electronic Frontier Foundation at Techfocus.

  • SIGH

    There’s nothing quite as great as banned books. Just the entire concept is amazing to me.

  • Watch out!

    There’s a few things on my mind, but nothing so great as to trouble you, both of my readers.

  • It’s worse than i thought…

    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.

  • Hey, I didn’t vote for him

    Wow, what a great guy that Rick Santorum is.

  • Look what I stole

    It gives absolutely no indication as to what will happen if you steal the sticker, so I stole it.

  • Evil? Yum!

    Hey everybody, Nate has a weblog now too!

  • Snood

    This somehow eluded me for the better part of three weeks.

  • The obvious

    So are all the housewife-blogs abuzz?

  • Go!

    This one jumped out at me…

  • Gimme some mo

    The Washington Post held an online Q&A session with Mo Rocca of The Daily Show today, and I got the first question in.

  • Just a reminder…

    Enough of that John Cusack stuff…

  • But I didn’t even see the movie…

    The Damn Dirty Hippie, Danielle alerted me to this nonsense.

  • Music

    This is kind of cool. It seems that Apple may be buying Vivendi Universal Music for possible inclusion in an upcoming online music service.

  • 24

    Hey, I’ll be damned if it’s not my birthday!

  • Kung-Log 1.4 Test

    I’m just testing out the new image capabilities in Kung-Log 1.4. I love this app.

  • Best quote of the war

    There is concern that Saddam Hussein could turn up from time to time, like some sort of evil Elvis.

  • And you idiots won’t do a thing about it

    Read this article.

  • Al-Sahaf

    I have to say that Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, the Iraqi Information Minister gets the Illtron award for best comedy.

  • Welcome to Kiel

    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.

  • Interview with The Flecktones

    No, not by me, though I’ve met the Flecktones a couple times, and they’re all really cool guys.

  • Love CNN; not so crazy about

    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.

  • Also separated at birth?

    This one’s just creepy.

  • Damn hippie!

    I should probably mention, though it is belated, that Danielle has branched off, and formed her own cult.

  • Ugh

    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.

  • The super-secret project

    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.

  • Separated at birth?

    I just thought the similarities here were striking, and felt the need to share.

  • Shock and aw yeah!

    The shock and awe has begun.

  • Shock and awe?

    All right, so this war hasn’t been exactly chock full of the shock and awe that we were promised.

  • The war on TV

    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.

  • Check this out

    Al Gore appointed to Apple’s board of directors.

  • WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    This war’s not going to be over until it starts.

  • It’s March 17… you know what that means!

    It’s time to blow up Iraq!

  • Beware the Ides of March

    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.

  • Blah, etc.

    I’m definitely not holding my breath for that full-time position, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m quitting.

  • I’m hungry

    But enough about me.

  • Just a note for myself

    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.

  • I’m still alive

    Yeah, yeah, updates, whatever. I’ve got better things to do.

  • See, I’m useful!

    I feel so special.

  • Update-free Illtron

    Sorry for the lack of updates, kiddies, but I’ve been extremely busy lately.

  • Why is everyone else stupid?

    Danielle alerted me to this gem.

  • Thanks

    I want to thank everyone who commented on my post about Mike.

  • Mike the dog

    One morning in July of 1988, my sisters woke me up and told me that we got a dog.

  • Update

    After that last post, I think we need to update the score.

  • Game time

    It’s time to get your game faces on, people.

  • Thursday: The morning after

    I was never more correct than when I said that no self-respecting weekend starts any later than Thursday.

  • Finally Thursday!

    Everyone knows that no self-respecting weekend starts any later than Thursday.

  • Paper cut: Day 2

    I suffered a nasty paper cut. It bled a lot.

  • Pants!

    I don’t think my current pants will last much longer.

  • Joe Millionaire again

    Well, he picked the brunette. I think everyone predicted the rest.

  • Just a test

    OK, my test was a failure… or a success. It’s hard to say. At any rate, here’s Danielle’s ass.

  • Something awful

    Now that I think about it, this might be kind of awesome actually.

  • Recovery

    The story of the recovery of the banner…

  • I should probably be watching Joe Millionaire

    I should probably be watching Joe Millionaire, but I’m not.

  • Wow, North Korea

    OK, everybody knows that the guy with the big hair in North Korea is nuts.

  • Cash money millionblog

    If you’re using Movable Type on a Mac, you need Kung-Log.

  • Beware the wrath of Phroth!

    Just a few minutes ago, I received a call from none other than Douche Bagalow himself, Matt Little.

  • Time to upgrade — fuck save!

    That God-forsaken CD burner just wouldn’t work.

  • Finally Wednesday!

    I realize I’m poor, but even I can afford $10 for a CD-RW drive.

  • What the hell was that?

    I was seriously misled

  • Tonight’s the night!

    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.

  • Another update about CNN

    Well, they finally changed the story…

  • The story of my web life

    Danielle decided to share the brief, though touching history of her web design experience. I’m left with no choice but to follow suit.

  • An update to the previous entry

    One of the great things about the Internet is that you can fix your mistakes.

  • CNN sucks

    How do they allow stuff like this to make it to their web site?

  • Once bitten, twice rocked

    So did you hear the one about Great White killing 96 people?

  • Oh, and it’s not just jacko!

    Hey, remember these freaks?

  • Sweeps what?

    It’s like the Wayne County Fair, but with more freaks. Well, not more freaks, just more potent freaks.

  • What did I miss?

    I drop off the face of the earth for 24 hours or so, and all kinds of crazy stuff happens!

  • Work? Work? Work???

    Wish Danielle luck, and don’t try to steal her pile of money.

  • Just a note about this crappy month

    Actually, February isn’t all that bad.

  • I’m so freakin’ random

    My latest thought: People who refuse to drink until they turn 21 are god-damn idiots.

  • Loading…

    Here’s a general rule of thumb: If a web site says “loading” at any point, you should get the hell out of there.

  • If you think you’re not being watched…

    I’m not sure what’s scarier…

  • Another Friday

    I wonder how good my German was in that last post?

  • Weil ich mich langweile…

    Weil ich mich langweile, dachte ich daß ich 'was auf Deutsch shreiben solltest.

  • Think about this

    Have you seen these people?

  • Man, I’m beat

    I’m too tired right now to post much, but I’ll give a rundown of the last 48 hours or so.

  • Still alive!

    Hey hey! It’s me! No, I’m not dead.

  • Finally! A blog I can read!

    OK, so I’ve only read one entry so far, but it was a good one

  • Everything’s turning up illtron!

    Things are looking up.

  • Hey, it’s January!

    I don’t know if this has been mentioned in the media at all, but it’s really cold outside.

  • The Bourne Identity

    I returned a movie I wasn’t going to watch today, and I picked up The Bourne Identity instead.

  • Not much to report

    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.

  • There is hope for me yet

    I just got a call from Rodale, who publishes Men’s Health.

  • Phear and loathing on the internet

    Wired news has an excellent article on the end of Kevin Mitnick’s probation.

  • The Onion

    This week’s Onion isn’t bad.

  • Man, I’m tired

    I need to get on a normal sleep schedule.

  • Another test

    Just another test.

  • Kung-Log

    This is just a test, but it’s more than that.

  • I need more responsibility

    I really think it’s time that Best Buy took the plunge and made me in charge of everything.

  • MLK Day

    Today is MLK Day.

  • Happy birthday, Beth!

    Hey everybody, it’s Beth’s birthday!

  • B-list elite

    Well the Golden Globes are over with

  • The Ill Chariot

    So there it is. Pretty cool, huh?

  • What’s this?

    I didn’t like the idea of staying home while my friends were in State College gettin’ tore up all weekend.

  • Please help

    I’m trying to set up this stupid text counter, and the damn thing just won’t work

  • Gettin’ paid

    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.

  • Bring your batteries

    The New York Times has a nice article on the last game at The Vet, which will be played this Sunday.

  • I ran

    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.

  • Out of material

    I’ve run out of things to write about, and therefore I’m closing down the site.

  • Video games

    I must say, the Two Towers video game for PS2 is damn near as awesome as the movie.

  • Test

    I’m testing out the auto trackback…

  • A thought

    I just realized how random I’ve become.

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade your gray matter… 'cause one day it may matter…

  • I paid!

    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.

  • Even more Safari

    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.

  • Stayin’ alive?

    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.

  • My camera (part 2)

    It was in the car.

  • My camera

    I have no idea where my camera is.

  • More Safari

    I have to say that I’m really taking a liking to Safari.

  • Here’s a shocker…

    So uh, they approved the credit, and I can get the car.

  • Cars and stuff

    I was going to buy a car.

  • Safari

    What kind of Mac weblog type guy would I be if I didn’t talk about Safari?

  • A snippet of conversation

    I’m like fucking Gandalf… the world would just fucking implode without me to set things straight.

  • MWSF

    Today marks the opening of Mac World San Francisco 2003.

  • Instead of sleep…

    Rather than sleeping, which is what I should be doing, I decided to do some work on the site.

  • And now for something really funny…

    People this bad don’t get recording contracts unless something shady is going on.

  • Please help Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein needs your help.

  • I’m pissed off

    You know how I have a shitty job? Yeah, it just got shittier.

  • And now for something completely obvious…

    The RIAA honestly has no idea what they’re up against.

  • Addendum to an earlier post

    I was just admiring the picture I took earlier.

  • Joe Millionaire

    Unlike me, you probably spend a lot of time parked in front of the television

  • Camera fun

    I woke up approximately an hour and a half after I went to sleep, and about six hours before I intended to get up.

  • This man is funny

    If you don’t know who David Cross is, then you’re probably like most people.

  • I’m breaking out the scanner for this one…

    You know, the fact that I have a shitty job in and of itself doesn’t bother me that much.

  • Photo fun time!

    Digital photography — it’s like regular photography, only not as good and way more complicated.™

  • My new toy

    The best part of my trip to Philly had to be the fact that I finally got my new digital camera!

  • Some more New Year cheer

    I don’t do the whole resolution thing, but I really need to clean up my desktop

  • New Year’s Day, 2K3

    The new year is starting off pretty well.

  • New Year’s Eve

    So I notice your house smells of feces. And not just monkey feces…

  • This is waaaaay overdue

    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.

  • Just some stuff

    I really like my web site.

  • Another change

    In addition to the new way of posting comments, I also added permalinks for each entry.

  • More changes to the site

    I made a nice change to the site.

  • One-two one-two

    This is just a test™.

  • This whole work thing is beginning to piss me off

    Working and earning money, no matter how little money, is all well and good.

  • Extra! Extra! Rich white redneck gets richer!

    That’s right, a rich white guy with a cowboy hat has won the Powerball jackpot.

  • Christmas Day

    I’d have to say that this is definitely a first.

  • Christmas Eve

    One day until Christmas, not too bad.

  • An addendum to the previous post

    Do you really pat yourself on the back when people buy the quality stuff?

  • Quality

    All right, so I sell stupid crap at Best Buy all day long.

  • Hot steaming crap! (and some good stuff too)

    Man, that Sony Wega is sweet, sweet lovin’.

  • It was a good trip

    I had a good trip to State College. It’s always a good trip to State College.

  • I did not forget!

    I thought I just forgot to update yesterday, but that’s not really it.

  • A big day

    I have a big day ahead of me today.

  • Everything’s fine

    So I’m really making some progress with the site.

  • I think… maybe… yes!

    Yeah… I kick so much ass.

  • Almost there!

    I’ve nearly got this figured out! So close!

  • For an editor…

    Man, for an editor I sure do write pretty damn sloppy.

  • Have some standards, people!

    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.

  • Still no luck

    I’m still working on getting these problems fixed.

  • It takes voodoo

    OK, I don’t know exactly what I did, but my new favorites icon is working.

  • It’s all coming along

    I’m making progress, but some stuff just refuses to work.

  • An update on my progress

    All right, so here’s where I stand with this redesign.

  • This is a test

    This is not an emergency.

  • Solid like a rokk

    OK, so yeah, I’m still making changes. It’s actually coming along quicker than I thought it would.

  • Under construction

    I’ve been overcome by ambition and some strange effects of the f’d up weather

  • If I were a weather geek

    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.

  • Change is good

    Yeah, I made a change to the site. Can you tell?

  • How to spot a bill

    I have to say that the only thing that sucks more than Bil Keane’s sense of humor is paying bills.

  • Too much work

    Not too long ago I was complaining that I wasn’t working enough.

  • I should probably mention this…

    You may experience some technical difficulties with in the near future.

  • More snow

    It’s snowing. It’s been snowing since 7 a.m.

  • Four minutes to go!

    I should probably post something before the day is over.

  • It’s *that* time of year

    No, I’m not talking about all the holiday crap.

  • There’s something wrong with me

    Here’s the view from the top.

  • My new favorite word

    My new favorite word, for use exclusively online, and even then, only on AIM and IRC, is “fuxor.”

  • It begins

    Well it’s December 1. And as you know, that means that people start being nice to each other “because it’s the holidays.”

  • Here’s some holiday cheer!

    Holy shit I worked a long day today.

  • Better blogging through science

    I was just playing around in Photoshop earlier, and I came up with this…

  • They’re everywhere

    So did you hear the one about the stupid people?

  • It’s gotten to that point

    OK, I’ve decided to go to Walmart today so that I can pick up some sort of solution to my problem.

  • Great news for fatties!

    Is that great news or what?

  • Something strange happened last night…

    Please, don’t be afraid when I tell you this.

  • It’s growing…

    But why is it growing?

  • Just a random note

    I spent the better part of tonight doing some fall cleaning of my other computer, where I keep all of my MP3s.

  • Time to pony up some cash

    I’ve decided to pay AT&T, begrudgingly.

  • I’m making a list, and I don’t intend to check it at all

    I’m trying to think up a list of corporate “hip” words.

  • Turnoff

    "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

  • Your (sic) going to hell

    There are some fucking nutty people out there.

  • Things that come out of committees

    Being the shill that I am, I have plenty of time to ponder the motivations of my corporate overlords.

  • Christmas shopping

    I’ve actually got some money this year, so I’m going to do some Christmas shopping today after work.

  • It’s not a web site, it’s a community…

    My friend Danielle’s site sucked so hard that I made a weblog for her, right here at the mighty

  • Product endorsement

    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.

  • Jobby jobs

    I decided to take a break from the norm with my resumes.

  • People, people, people…

    You know, it’s never good to hear about someone getting killed. But here’s an easy way to avoid it.

  • More geography fun

    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.

  • Why I complain about people

    I like to use my site as a way of bitching about other people and how stupid they are.

  • Don’t make me use this

    Man, I’m on a messed up sleep schedule.

  • Attack of the Clones

    OK, now yesterday I said that I had more to say about the Attack of the Clones DVD.

  • I am a super sleuth

    You know, it’s staggering how easy it is to find information on people online.

  • DVD day!

    Here’s some stuff for today. And yesterday too, I guess.

  • Damn, forgot to sleep again

    I hate it when I forget to sleep.

  • In retrospect…

    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.

  • Ziggy

    "If getting ahead in life is your aim … then simply showing up is the main part of the game!!"

  • More on Bil Keane

    I felt the need to beat a dead horse, just a little bit more. I promise I’m probably done after this.

  • Comics

    I should probably be saving the A material for the new project I’m working on, but I just couldn’t resist this.

  • I’ve been lazy. So sue me.

    Yeah, so I haven’t posted anything in like a month. Sue me. I’m lazy and I’ve had nothing to write about.

  • Funk dat

    I don’t think I need preferential treatment.

  • It’s 4 a.m.

    Shouldn’t I be asleep? Well, yeah, I guess I should.

  • Shameless product endorsement

    There’s nothing wrong with talking up some good stuff, is there? Excellent.

  • Shit

    OK, so I went to the orthodontist and he didn’t take the retainer off.

  • A major event

    Today represents a major milestone in my life.

  • Another week

    Wow, I managed to go another week without updating. What a great way to run a daily weblog. I rule.

  • Things to listen to!

    I picked up a couple of CDs yesterday, and I highly recommend them.

  • Is it October already?

    Jeebus, September went by hella fast.

  • An interview a day…

    So I have my second interview tomorrow for the Apple Store.

  • Cash money

    Today was pay day.

  • Jobby job news

    So last night at around 10:15, I got word from Larry that I had an interview today at the place he works at.

  • Been around the world

    Just to brag, I figured I’d post a list of places that I’ve been to.

  • I think it’s finally hit me

    Either I’m just tired from not getting enough sleep, or I just really, really don’t want to go to work today.

  • Day off

    So I had today off, and I actually needed it.

  • What a weekend

    A recap of the weekend…

  • What a day

    It wasn’t a bad day by any means.

  • Mr. Show

    Just in case nobody knows what the hell I’m talking about with all this Mr. Show stuff, I figure I’ll explain it.

  • Get ur freak on

    Go download Get ur freak on by Eels. It’s by far the superior version.

  • Movin’ on up

    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.

  • Theme song

    I decided that I need theme music.

  • Climbing the corporate ladder

    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.

  • So get this

    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.

  • Customer du jour

    Work was great today.

  • MP3s = love

    I finally broke down last week and decided to move in

  • $$BLING$$ $$BLING$$

    Now that I’m rich and influential, I need to catch up on my music.

  • It was a good day

    Today was cool.

  • This place is on the decline

    Normally, I have something bad to say about pretty much everything and everyone.

  • More of the same

    Today was an average day.

  • On a more pleasant note…

    I got paid today. $132 of pure profit.

  • Do you hear birds chirping? Do you see grass and sunshine?

    Best Buy is not a yard sale.

  • I think I’m coming down with something

    Man, this working thing is giving me a serious yeast infection.

  • The Onion, yet again

    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.

  • How do things fall off trucks?

    I’m never going to make any money working at Best Buy.

  • Technology makes me want to break things

    Nothing ever just works.

  • A week?

    Wow, I didn’t realize it had been a week

  • I’m not dead yet!

    Wow, I’ve been slacking off. Too much work and not enough weblog make Chris a productive member of society.

  • Work

    For all intents and purposes, I start work at 9 a.m. today.

  • Gushing with craptacular-ness

    Gushers would have to be the biggest scam in the history of man.

  • Observations for September 3

    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.

  • First day of work at Best Buy

    I had my first day at Best Buy yesterday

  • Happy September

    Jesus, I can’t believe it’s September already.

  • I’d say I’m an avid drinker

    I’d say I’m an avid drinker, but that’s not entirely true.

  • I got me a jobby job

    I guess this is noteworthy to post on here because this is supposed to be my record of what happens after a person graduates.

  • I hate to do this again…

    OK, this is going to be long. And while it isn’t going to be pretty, it needs to be done.

  • I need something to remind me

    I hate it when I forget that I have this.

  • I shall persecute the weak

    Which colossal death robot am I?

  • A much better site than this

    If you’re not reading Wil Wheaton’s weblog at, you’re missing out.

  • Now it begins

    I think it’s finally happening. The rest of my life, that is.

  • When I’m 114…

    My best friend in the whole wide world,, tells me that the oldest living American died at age 114.

  • Tips for dispatching a zombie with great haste

    Most people assume, incorrectly, that it takes a shotgun or chainsaw to quickly and effectively kill the undead.

  • ?elgooG

    I just thought that this was such a cool site that I had to show it to everyone. It’s backwards-Google.

  • We’re No. 4!

    I just saw on Headline News that Penn State was ranked the #4 party school in the country.

  • MTV and stuff

    MTV really is crap.

  • Signs

    I hear a lot of people say how “scary” movies scare them.

  • Something truly awful

    I hate to have to do this, but it’s come to it.

  • From The Onion

    I know I’d take some shit for this if anybody ever read my site, but here’s another thing that’s been bugging me for a few weeks now.

  • Absolutely nothing

    I have nothing to write about.

  • Heat

    Summer’s all well and good, but personally I prefer cold weather.

  • The Garden State, Amp, and other good things

    Well, I had a good weekend.

  • Avast ye, matey!

    Software piracy will cost the computer industry at least $129 this year.

  • Obligatory shout out

    I promised I’d give a shout out to Missy.

  • Mmmm… cheesesteaks…

    Man, if all those companies with jobs for me could just see how many times I check the AP Stylebook while writing this crap.

  • Saddam Hussein is a douchebag

    Everyone knows Saddam Hussein is a nut. But have you ever heard the rumors that the guy’s got like a 180 IQ?

  • The beer tent

    Ok, so every year at Old Home Week, the center of all the action is the beer tent.

  • Five year class reunions

    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.

  • The Anna Nicole Show

    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 fair

    The Wayne County Fair. What a piece of shit.

  • Alumni and booze

    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.

  • Old Home Week

    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 injure yourself?

    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?"

  • My favorite thing…

    If there’s one thing I love, it’s drinking. And that’s one thing that Old Home Week is great for.

  • First entry

    Well this is the first entry in my new weblog. I refuse to call it a “blog.”