Going through all my various files, I noticed how far back my last blog post here was. A lot has indeed happened in the almost three years between then and now… Continue reading State of the Alex, 2018 edition
I finally got around to developing a Twenty Thirteen-based blog theme, AND I updated it to use the current site design instead of simply porting the old blog theme. Hooray for consistency!
Apparently the last post was October 2013, sorry about the delay. So what’s happened?
- I’ve updated the main site! It is indeed a single-page site now with minimal JS: jQuery for AJAX-ing the blog roll, modernizr for loading respond.js. Haven’t touched the blog theme like I said I’d do, though, and apparently lost the QR code box I used to have for some reason.
- I’m still in college full-time with multiple failed attempts at doing full-time school AND full-time work simultaneously. I don’t know what the bigger issue is, the mental or the physical aspect of it.
- Various personal life events have happened that I’d prefer not to list here.
I had a trio of posts to put up here months ago but I haven’t finished them since I wanted them to be on point. Some day…
Anyways! It’s less than a month until I turn 30 years old and while there are a couple of things I can cross off the list (like owning a company, for example) there’s still a ways to go. Let’s see what happens in the year of 30, peeps!
K, so apparently I haven’t updated the blog since September ’08, and I apologize to any ACTUAL people who wanted to read something regularly from me. So here’s what’s happened since then…
I just recently found that certain kinds of apples can reduce the effects of acid reflux and general heartburn. After much searching I found that it’s the “cultivar” known as braeburn. It’s sweet and tart; that probably helps, and I also read somewhere it has a particular level of acidity that for some reason soothes your stomach. It looks a LOT like a gala apple, so make sure when you want a braeburn apple you pay attention. Braeburns are supposedly only in season from October to April up here, but it’s September and apparently out of 6 or 7 markets I’ve checked, only ONE has them – Whole Foods. At $2.99/lb. Go fig.
The much awaited third album from what may be the most legendary video game band of all time, The Black Mages – Darkness and Starlight turns out not to be my cup of tea. While half the album remixes some of my favorite Final Fantasy songs, I’m not quite a fan of these particular remixes and the other half is pretty much “meh” for me. Continue reading [REVIEW] The Black Mages – Darkness and Starlight (2008)
The sequel to what I consider an overall excellent video game album, The Black Mages – The Skies Above continues what The Black Mages started. I know it’s a few years old, but since it’s on my PMP, I consider it review worthy (even if only to pad the blog). Continue reading [REVIEW] The Black Mages – The Skies Above (2004)
It may be a few years old, but The Black Mages still rocks my box even five years later. Since it’s on my PMP (iPod 5G Video 30 GB), I consider it review worthy (even if only to pad the blog). Continue reading [REVIEW] The Black Mages – The Black Mages (2003)
After letting it sit for about five months, I finally turned on FF12 again so I could defeat the last boss to watch the end sequence at least once. The only reason I didn’t five months ago was because, when it comes to Final Fantasy, I’m generally of the completist mindset, and there still remains the two non-endboss ultimate boss charas – the elite mark Yiazmat (~50 million HP according to the BradyGames strategy guide), and…Omega. Always Omega. Continue reading [REVIEW] Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Just set theme to freshblue idea. I’m gonna see how it goes and little by little will customize it. If I do it right, I might be able to combine elements of freshblue w/eye-candy for a pretty decent looking theme…
Yes, I’m putting a blog on my site. Hopefully it’ll actually be useful for me to organize thoughts and whatnot. I’ll likely use it for reviews and such. Let’s see where it goes…