Game Store

Although I am quite busy these days with work and my various hobbies, I ended up putting up a new Amazon store site. I am not much of a gamer but I do buy lots of games and as luck would have it I got stuck with a domain that a customer of mine did not pay me for. The end result is, which is now a pretty good site to browse for all sorts of console games. I have since let the domain name expire and moved the store to my other site. You can find it now at Amazon commissions won’t make me rich any time soon, but like I said, I paid for this domain, so I might as well do something with it.

Personally, I am leaning towards getting a Nintendo Wii soon, but I have to admit that the PS3 is very tempting given the Blue Ray player. My kids have about three Nintendo GameBoys, a PS2, and a GameCube which they all play all the time.

Here’s to good gaming and sore thumbs.

Youthful Intentions

Diego came home from school yesterday and insisted we could start a band and play guitar. He has been somewhat intrigued with music since we saw Jack Black’s movie (Tenacious D in \’The Pick of Destiny\’). As for me I picked up Camille (a black Fender Squier that I bought in college) and started jamming a few power chords. The guitar needs some fixing, but it’s custom Carvin pickups still sound great after all these years. Both kids have been showing an interest since I started strumming every now and then. In fact, I ordered a new Valve combo amp and it should be getting here today, so it will be interesting to see how good Camille sounds on a moderately good amp. My new guitar is still backordered and won’t be arriving any time soon. It’s going to be a Gibson Les Paul Studio, the same one from my wishlist actually. I’m pretty stoked about it.

The whole guitar thing has made me feel a little rebellious at times. I haven’t really listened to music in a long time, and I think it is about time I make more accommodations in my life to enjoy music, and I’m not just talking about buying an iPod, but really record some notes and create something. The artist in me isn’t dead yet. Life can’t be about computers and politics, it has to be about something better than ourselves.

On another sidenote, I’d like to welcome Kevin, who posted his first web blog post here on Kevin is a good friend and I look forward to reading his take on things. Until next time, Keep On Rocking In The U.S.A.

Links Reloaded

I finished setting up the new Links Assistant page. After a couple of years the original program I had was not really functioning well, and I must admit I hardly ever updated the links in the last six months, so I thought it was time for a change. The new Links Assistant is powered by PHP Link Directory. Overall it works a lot better than the old script, but like any other links script, it has its own particular quirks.

I mostly use Links Assistant as a backup repository of sites I need to reference only once and a while.