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Author Micah Cambre

resurrection

I think it’s time.

asuh.com has been in limbo long enough.

It might take me more time, but I want to renew my desire to publish here. The social media landscape, while convenient, is filling another medium that gets lost in a void.

It’s been a few years since I’ve written long-form stories and thoughts so this type of free writing will be rusty.

The good thing, however, is that there are new tools and communities out there to help me renew this space.

I also want to give asuh.com more.
A photo gallery.
A portfolio.
A voice.

Let’s see what happens.

it’s april 2008!

My room is a total mess. Boxes on the floor, random items in random places, receipts, suitcase, and CDs in the spots I pushed them off to. I’m living like I’m too busy to take care of them, and that’s kinda true.

My website upgrade has so far been a nice success. I want to incorporate visual imagery somehow, but haven’t gotten that far. One of three biggest tasks, however, has been accomplished! My old comments are all imported and up! It was a task I had no idea how to do and I graciously received help from a friend back in Houston! Next, I hope to import posts and comment from 2002 and 2003, but that might take a while.

I recorded a new Footalk podcast so expect that in the next few days. I think it’s the best episode yet!

Speaking of audio, I’m kinda getting back on my feet with music. I’ve recorded a friend playing the piano and I’m going to do what I can to help out on a few songs. It’s a good way to get my feet wet and back into the swing of things. I’m glad I’m finally making progress because the frustration has definitely mounted and lingered.

Oh, while getting everything up and running for this site, I’m revisiting all my old post and tagging them! See that section at the bottom of this page which says “Tag Cloud”? That’s a way to quickly access certain posts based upon my keywords with which I tag them. It’s another form of getting my content out there quickly!

Finally, as I hope my melatonin will hurry up and kick in, I need to speed my site up a little. All the plugins and new code I’m using is having a negative effect. I have lots to do.

This is called planet unicorn. It’s hilarious!

new flavor

I enjoyed my last color scheme, but this one speaks to me a lot more. Choosing colors for my site never was my forte, but I think with a few additional colors this scheme is going to last for a while.

new layout

In case you’re in you RSS reader, after three years of windmills I decided it was time to change. I love them, I might bring them back but right now, I’m proud of this design and spend long hours for the past week trying to get this up live. There will probably be rough edges here and there, but you get the point.

So what’s missing? photos and illustration. I’ll try my best to get to that when I can but for now, just enjoy the new eye candy.

It’s only the beginning…

the void

I have really been neglecting my website lately. And it’s sorta on purpose. I’m bored with it. I want to breathe new life into it but I find my millions of other distractions are the perfect excuse for me to not pay attention to this site. I hate feeling like I’m not accomplishing anything too because I have a great voice and want to express it, but my apathy and laziness really get to me a lot. Let me explain a little of what’s going on.

I currently live in two places. I have a weekday home and weekend home. Weekend home is the one I moved into last year. Weekday home is a new pad for me to stay during the week and it’s a lot closer. While I live in weekday home, I park my car and never use it during the week. I save on gas. I save on car maintenance fees. I save on parking garage fees. I save on lots of time. But the financial balance still weighs heavier on that side than what I’m doing now because I am not utilizing my time properly. I hate driving so much everday but I also hate wasting my time and paying an extra rent every month. It’s one versus the other and having a 2nd place still just feels right even though it’s costing me a lot more. Maybe I’ll change my mind by next year.

So let’s see, how, much more negativity can I blog about! :o) I guess everything so far has sounded sorta negative but overall I’m okay. Just a little overwhelmed. I have my job, my 2nd job, and my freelance jobs. And they take up 100% of the time I give them, which is never enough. I’m in over my head.

I know I can accomplish everything, but I need to pace myself because I’m getting very burnt out. I guess we’ll just see what happens in the coming weeks and months. I hope I don’t go bananas over everything! Although, that would be sorta fun!

Okay, I think I’ve done enough venting for today. I hope I can figure out a way to refresh this blog because it’s so boring!

blog?

I’ve never really addressed this before but I guess now is as good a time as any. What I own and maintain here at asuh.com is called a blog. What exactly is a blog?

Blog is a short abbreviated word otherwise known as weblog. It’s like saying bike instead of bicycle or cell instead of cell phone. I own a domain name with some web space from a web provider where I keep my blog.

A blog is a journal, a collection of thoughts, or a record of personal experiences or reflections expressed with links to other websites. Blogs survive by linking to other website’s content. Communities have formed around the idea of blogging. More websites every year are formed to supply the growing demand of owning/creating/using a weblog. This phenomenon is still mostly underground but is soon to rise in the public eye in the next few years.

To each blog user, blogging has its own meaning.

A blog is a diary where he or she can express his or her personal thoughts and feelings. A blog is another means of communication, a way to spread an agenda. A blog means a source of information or accountability. There are too many ways to describe a blog on here but you get the picture.

I decided to start blogging back in October of 2002 after viewing Andrea’s website a few times. I knew it was a great way to keep others informed of my being and happenings as it was just as enjoyable to me to know what is and was happening with her. I was appealed to read her site because I personally know her and enjoy what she has to say. Not everyone will read my site because it has only a certain value to certain people. Thus, my site really hasn’t taken on much of a life because of lack of design and purpose… until now.

I am more than 1500 miles away from most everyone I know and this website is gonna be the greatest and best way for me to update everyone and keep in touch with personal experiences and thoughts. I don’t plan on this becoming a diary where my very personal thoughts are expressed because I’d like to keep it semi-public. However, I shall give my thoughts and feelings about many subjects as well as insights to experiences and daily happenings. I have no specific agenda to relay nor do I really want one. I find this purely entertaining and fun. I will promote those things which I enjoy or by which I am intrigued. I won’t use this to bad mouth anyone personally because I firmly believe that all problems should be solved actively rather than passively.

I hope that more people I know are able to start their own weblog in the future. However, I surely wouldn’t want everyone to have one. Blogging is very time consuming and survival is dependant on continual updating and adaptability. Blogging is here for those who wish to broadcast to others but it requires a certain writing ability, one which I sometimes lack but decide to use anyway. If there is anyone who wants a blog, feel free to contact me and I’ll do what I can to help you.

trial and error

I am trying to test and see if this is outputted correctly on my index.php page. I don’t know what to expect because I just overhauled the comments and integrated them with my bulletin board for better management and easibility with trying to integrate my site more efficiency.

I wonder what’ll happen if I type a whole bunch of paragraphs and see what happens here. I’m probably just a few more days/weeks from getting this preliminary site up and running and taking down the other site. It’ll be exciting to see everything said and done once I’m finished because this new version will be much better than my current version.

We’ll see what happens when it happens. I need to first get all the bugs out of the bulletin boards and change the visual styles as well before anything else.

Okay, I’m going to push return and see if this is long enough to fill up the whole page or most of the page just to see what happens. Oh yeah, and I need to make sure that the cellspacing is even.