A silly little blog for me to drop the excrement of my mind.
BlueDev's Articles In Blogging
August 7, 2008 by BlueDev
I appreciate it.  I really do.  Thanks to JoeUser, I understood blogging.  I realized that it can be an enjoyable, cathartic and at times intellectually stimulating exercise.  Unfortunately, as of late, it has been none of those things.  I think about blogging and I feel weighed down.  I stop by JoeUser and am overwhelmed by the torrent of Stardock support type articles/Wincustomize cross-posts that I understand are just part and parcel of the new and impr...
May 11, 2008 by BlueDev
In the written language, there are few phrases that irritate me more than this: "I could care less."Why does it irritate me so?  Because it makes no sense.  It is often used in place of the original phrase (penned by the British) of "I couldn't care less."  This statement works.  It makes sense.  When I say it I mean exactly that: I care so little about [insert particular comment/rant/article/person here] that I actually could not care less.  That is to say, on my c...
March 10, 2008 by BlueDev
With the transition to the new JoeUser version 2, we saw, with likely little notice, the death of one of the most useful features of the old JoeUser:  Blog Groups.

Blog groups were likely not that popular, though I can't be sure.  And as it was nearing the end of its life-span, the blog group function was a bit iffy at the old site.  Nevertheless, it was incredibly useful.  San Chonino and I created a blog group (actually I created and he joined) the-prog-geek.joeuser.com....
March 1, 2008 by BlueDev
So, the new JU is here.  Lest I sound alarmist, I won't say what I really think.  SanChonino knows.  However, I am having some issues.  Okay, one big issue.  One that has prevented me from even having the slightest desire to come here.  One that will, ultimately, result in my permanent exodus from this site if I cannot discover a remedy.



There it is.  Every page I navigate to with Internet Explorer (or Maxthon in this case) I get this dialog.  ...
December 12, 2007 by BlueDev
Systematic Chaos By: Dream Theater Year: 2007
Click here for the artists site

2007 marked a transition for Dream Theater.  They escaped the confines of their Warner music label over to one of metal's biggest labels, Roadrunner Records (of course, the beautiful irony is that Roadrunner was bought out by Warner in the beginning of 2007, though this all happened after the plan to switch labels).  Would a change in record labels lead to a change in direction for one of progressi...
December 12, 2007 by BlueDev
Just testing Windows Live Writer to see if it will work with a blog group as well as a personal blog.
October 10, 2007 by BlueDev
Yes, yes, I know it isn't even Halloween yet.  But the Holidays are fast approaching and I thought it might be fun to set up a Christmas/Holiday card swap (with enough time for it not to be a burden).

Here is what I was thinking: If you want in drop a comment here, adding your name to the list, then email me (peteyDOTjonesATgmailDOTcom)  an address to which the cards should be mailed (don't want real or email addresses sitting out there for all the world to gather).  I will tak...
August 29, 2007 by BlueDev
So, we know Word 2007 works, Windows Live Writer works, what about BloGTK running on Fiesty Fawn? Let's see the results.
August 26, 2007 by BlueDev
I know Zoomba did a test blog with a similar title, but I couldn't quite tell, did it work?  Island Dog was unsuccessful, so here I am, going to give it a try.
August 20, 2007 by BlueDev
This is incredibly petty of me, but I have to admit, after my last blog that was actually about what has been going on in my life went over like a rock, with only one comment (thanks Maso!!!  You da man!), I have been somewhat sapped of my desire to blog.  It is a silly reason, but I am the first to admit that one of my impetuses for blogging is the comments.  So, being summarily ignored was a bit of a let down.  Oh well, I can't say I have been great about commenting on othe...
July 23, 2007 by BlueDev
It's been a while.  In fact, with the exception of the recent music collab article I worked on with San Cho, it has been two months to the day since my last post.  Hmm.  Even I am surprised it has been that long.

-I have had every intention of writing a number of blogs in that time.  I have quite a few even started, festering in some state of composition.  For some reason, they just never grew to fruition.  I found myself bored with them, or bored with writing, o...
February 11, 2007 by BlueDev
The days are like weeks, the weeks are like days.

We used to say that in the mission field all the time.  Some days just crawled past, seeming unterminable.  Yet before we knew it, 4 weeks had passed and it was time for yet another round of transfers.  Lately, it hasn't been any different. 

It isn't really that the days seem to go by so slowly, there just seems to be so much that fills them that it is a wonder they are only 24 hours long.  Get up, exercise, head t...
February 2, 2007 by BlueDev
I understand that with everything going on at Stardock right now, this little old site simply can't be high priority.  But I just thought I would toss this out there as it ends up affecting some of your commercial software (which some of us have probably purchased).

The RSS feeds here at JU are way behind.  We are talking almost a month and a half behind.  So in the end, this makes using BlogNavigator Pro useless in terms of actually reading anything here.  It is a shame, ...
January 26, 2007 by BlueDev
This is a shameless plug.  My brother, San Chonino, and I put together an article on some of the musical highlights of 2006.  Honestly, we worked pretty hard on it, and would hate to see it sink into complete oblivion. 

Hence, an article with a slightly salacious title in hopes to point people in the right direction if they are interested.  Thanks.
November 5, 2006 by BlueDev
Since I have, sort of, been getting the blogging bug back, I thought it might be worth an update post of sorts. It has been since immediately after the move that I wrote much in general about life, and since we are living it in its full glory, well, here you go.

-The physical aspect of moving the NH went well. The emotional aspect has been more trying. For me, I was able to pretty much adapt instantly. I was thrown, head deep, into my new life as an intern. I spent every day around awesome p...