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Aug

24

New Post? Marcus Welby.

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Life, Rantings, Site, Whining

I’m actually going to type some words and compose a new protusmose.com blog update. This will be exciting. It’s been, what, two years? Odd things happen in the cycle of blogging. Or at least they did for me. This place started as a private corner to air my thoughts out to dry; to bounce ideas and frustrations off the anonymous cloud of interwebs. Then people started reading. You all ruined mah blagh. My wife got upset that I would blog about personal things that I had never talked to her about. At the time I thought it was an overreaction; however, that’s actually a very legitimate gripe. It wasn’t that I was intentionally hiding things from her. I just never thought to share those thoughts. So, many potential blog posts diverted into meaningful conversations with the woman I’m madly in love with. That’s wonderful for me, not so wonderful for the poor blog.

It was much easier when there was no one reading this thing. I could ask questions, get mad, and write in my little public diary. Then people started reading. And suddenly, I wasn’t writing for myself anymore. I had to keep an ‘audience’ in mind. Takes the wind out of my creative sails when I’m worried about what people will think.

Then, there’s Facebook. I used to get a small idea and develop that into a full post on here. Now, thanks to the instant nature of facebook, that crap gets shoved into a small status update and forgotten about. Yes, Facebook has robbed you of posts.

Finally, there’s nefarious HR representatives. I was looking for a job for quite a while. Employers are snoopier than ever, and make decisions off things they find online without a second thought. “Hey, this could be a great blog post! Wait, what if someone at XYZ company finds the blog and doesn’t like my: faith in Christ/taste of music/sense of humor/etc? I probably shouldn’t say anything.”

So, to recap, or as the kids say these days:

TL;DR

Marital intimacy, family, facebook, and the economy killed my blog.

It’s back though. I think I’ll come up with some original content soon.

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Jan

11

Sooo lazy

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Just for lolz., Site

No, I haven’t abandoned this place. (Just renewed the domain name today, as a matter of fact.) I do apologize profusely for the lack of content lately. I have a half a dozen ideas running through my head, but nothing solidifying into a cohesive post I feel worthy of reading though.

In the meantime, meet my hero. I would love to shake this guy’s hand.

And weeeeeeeee

Jump already

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Nov

12

While protusmose.com has been around for nearly ten years, t’was three years ago this month I decided to turn the homepage into a generic wordpress blog to see what would happen. Along the way, I’ve written a lot of useless words, read by five or six people, and posted lots of videos of more rock than any of you can handle. While I doubt it’s really made an impact on anyone, it’s been fun. I’ll let you in on a secret. I do it for me more than I do it for you. It’s cathartic; more of a diary left open to the latest page in a crowded room. If someone happens to read it and like it, that’s fantastic. Truth be told, even if no one reads it, I enjoy it anyway.

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Jul

26

Hay guise! You like my new threads?

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Raves, Site

So I was helping this customer figure out how to install themes for his WordPress blog. He liked this one but it was broken when he uploaded and activated it. To see if whether his WP installation was borked or if the theme was bogus I tossed it up here real quick. After the call I went back to the blog and it hit me. “That’s kinda hot….” So, I guess we have a new theme, at least for now. Hit me up with the comments and let me know what you think. Yep, all three of you.

Holla.

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Mar

16

An update? Sure!

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Fantastic!, Life, Raves, Site, Whining

Dearest reader(s),

I humbly apologize for the recent lack of updates. I’ve been rather busy lately.

At work.

w00t!

Things don’t appear to be settling down anytime soon. I’ve got another two weeks of training or so before being thrown into the wolves. As if that isn’t unnerving enough, I’m going back to school starting next Wednesday. So, I’ll go to work and get beat up from 7 – 4, then come home and be mentally assaulted by learning Java programming and other fun stuff at night. If I get out of this alive, by this time next year, I’ll upgrade my Associate’s to a Bacherlor’s. Not bad for 10 years, eh?

I foresee a great deal of coffee being consumed for the next 12 months.

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Dec

15

Site update

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Fantastic!, Site

I finally got tired of Gallery dying on me without ever having been touched, so I trashed it and installed something else. If you click on the Gallery link up yonder, you should actually be able to see pictures this time. So far, it’s just the girls, but I’ll get other stuff updated shortly.

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Nov

12

Another pointless feature!

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Raves, Site

I’ve added a last.fm plugin that shows what music I am/have been listening to. None of you care, but I think it’s nifty. So, there. Deal with it.

If you ever happen to see the Jonas Brothers listed, it’s just a mistake. Pay no attention to it. I don’t have any Jonas Brothers albums downloaded. I don’t even know who the Jonas Brothers are.

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Sep

10

Happy 100th post to me!

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Site

Also, the gallery’s fixed and restored to pre-crash status (with some new pictures). I’ll try and get it filled up a little more in the next few days. I’ve got a little more time on my hands right now, but that’s a story for another day.

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Boy, oh, boy. My foot is killing me. I bought a new pair of running shoes on Saturday and some insoles to go with them. To break them in, I decided to go on a nice long run yesterday. I did 4.5 miles, but about halfway through, I couldn’t feel my feet anymore. By four miles, they were screaming. I really hope it’s the insoles I got with them. They have a really high heel, which I think was putting more pressure on the balls of my foot. Since that’s exactly where my regular insoles are designed to take the pressure off, that’s probably why my right foot is still on fire this morning. I’m going to lay off it for the rest of the day and probably not run tonight. It’s my day to lift anyway.

I’m probably going to suspend the running and lifting altogether Wednesday or Thursday. I’ve got a big day on Saturday and I don’t want to strain anything or risk any injuries. I’m in the best shape of my life right now, taking into consideration I’m almost thirty years old. (God help me.) Still, I have no idea how I’ll do. I’m pretty confident I won’t have a problem, but there’s still nagging doubts. I’ve got butterflies right now just thinking about it. I have to remember that everything that has brought me to this point appears to have been pre-ordained. Every time I’ve thought about not going through with it or examining other options, God slams those doors shut and gently brings me back onto this road, like a shepherd guiding a sheep along the path. “Stop trying to wander. Stay on the road upon which I’ve placed you and see this through.” I have to believe that if He has worked the circumstances to bring me to this point, He’ll help me rock it. If you want the cliche, “If He brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it.” It’s campy, but it works.

I’ll see you, Saturday.

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Aug

18

Askimet is awesome

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Raves, Site

It catches comment spam on here and pwns it for me.

Akismet has caught 300 spam for you since you first installed it.

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