Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM Posted by C Harris Lynn
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:34 PM Posted by C Harris Lynn
Today is Batman's 75th anniversary - the birthdate of the creation (in the comics, Bats sorta defies the aging process). Happy birthday, Bruce Wayne!
We have a lot of things going on behind the scenes and that's why I haven't been around much. I also forgot to promote last week's movie but that turned out for the good since it was a dud. I will get some things together for this week's film, Are You in the House Alone? The event starts every Saturday night around 9:30pm CST.
I drew a picture of Bats a few years back and just came across it the other day. This is a great opportunity to share it but I cannot locate it right this second. If I come across it, I'll be sure to photograph it and add it to this post. I don't have a scanner, so I don't know how it will turn out.
© The Weirding, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:48 PM Posted by C Harris Lynn
Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:20 PM Posted by C Harris Lynn
What's happening, you guyses?
Just a quick note to let y'all know that the redesign is not at all going as planned and we are way, way behind schedule - so everything's going as well as it ever does.
Actually, we're moving right along and learning a whole shit-ton about coding that we're unlikely ever to use again - not because we won't need to but because it will be obsolete by the time I finish writing this post and we'll have to learn all new coding that we'll never use again because it is already obsolete. That's one of the reasons I always stuck to straight HTML as much as possible.
Unfortunately, we can no longer do that due to the type of content we now bring you, including audio/video, and the stuff we want to do that can only be accomplished through various scripts and coding. Another reason I always stuck to basic HTML is so that the site would not only load (quickly) in any browser on basically any operating system but that it would look the same under all of them. Again, that's simply no longer possible. When this site started, Chrome didn't even exist! (In fact, the original GeoCities site on which a lot of the content was first published was written in Netscape Composer.)
We're obviously not going to do anything to intentionally harm your computer, and I know this does nothing to improve our reputation by saying this, but DO NOT ADD US AS A TRUSTED SITE or drop your security settings just yet!
I don't mean to sound alarmist but we're still very much in beta and a lot of this is new to us (we even have new design software), so there's a very good chance that something on one or more of the pages will fuck something up on your end - probably just crash your browser or look all jumbled, but still. Of course we're going to test all of this before we release it but beware for now! Just know that should you encounter any of this stuff, the page probably does have some bug or another we've yet to work-out but it certainly isn't trying to infect you with an advertising beacon or phish your fucking Facebook password or whatever.
We're a very long way off from releasing the new design and all that but I wanted to let you know that it really is in full-swing - this isn't just a facelift or a little added functionality or whatever, it's a full-on redesign from the ground up. It's going to take quite some time and you're definitely going to encounter a lot of broken links and error pages along the way but we're working to contain those, as well.
Once everything is operational, there are almost certainly going to be certain browsers, OS, conditional settings, and so forth that will prevent the site from appearing correctly to everyone - some people may not be able to access some (or any) of it at all! - and that's a shame but some of the stuff we want to do and share simply requires more advanced technology and approaches.
Most of the stuff we're dealing with - coding, objects, all that - has been in use for several years now on many sites, so I don't really foresee any serious problems, I just wanted to mention this because we're starting to really move things around and you're going to start encountering new pages and content more and more in the coming weeks.
© The Weirding, 2014
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Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:21 PM Posted by C Harris Lynn
So we got into an argument the other day as to how much better drums sound with "triggers." As a percussionist, I kn ow those things can be utilized to evil means but, even before that (back in the late-1990s, early-2000s), everybody and their brother tried to convince me that I needed them - had to have them, can't play without them! - and I had to remind them that I had been playing (well, mind you) for decades prior to their release.
One of these friends happens to be a sound technician and before he could get on his little spiel, I had to remind him as to the aversion he and his friends had toward electronic tuners like you can find at musician friends back in the day. I think they use them to sing now but I know back then, they were used to tune stringed instruments and they were considered "cheating."
I'm all for advancement in all regards, I'm just also against falling for the latest trends and fads. Triggers have been around for about as long as tuners but I've yet to use them.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM Posted by C Harris Lynn
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Friday, July 04, 2014 at 2:11 PM Posted by C Harris Lynn
We hope everyone is having a wonderful Fourth of July holiday weekend! We hate to interrupt the festivities but we are parting with our usual "spammy" (thanks Google!) practice of paid advertisements only to pass along this important infomercial.
Stay safe and note that Hotel Furniture Liquidators is closed today for 'Murica.
Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:26 PM Posted by C Harris Lynn
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