on...topic: site updates

Saturday, January 5, 2013

twitter widget update

I have updated the twitter widget to their new version; you should be able to see it at the bottom of the main portion of the site.

Monday, December 19, 2011

twitter change

To those of you who follow my tweets through this site: I've had to change to private mode. Too many tweet spammers have followed me in the past. I reached the breaking point just now when I checked my account and saw a spammer who had used an offensive picture as their icon. I'm not going to keep allowing that.

Unfortunately, this means that the widget below the menu will no longer work. I'll remove it later when I have a little more time (I'm on my lunch break right now). From now on, if you want to follow me, you'll have to have a Twitter account and request to do so (an easy way to do that is to click the link below the widget and then follow the directions on the page). I'm sorry it had to come to this.

Friday, January 25, 2008


It was bound to happen, wasn't it?

Okay, so I missed a day. But I've posted twice on other days, and I'll probably post again this evening too, so it works out, right? Right?

(crickets chirp)

Okay, it doesn't. I got wrapped up playing a game and before I knew it, it was midnight, which means that not only did I not write a post yesterday, I didn't get as much sleep as I should. TGIF, indeed.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

tired of comment spam

It took me over an hour to clear the site of all its comment spam. There were over 4,000 messages to delete, and unfortunately I had to click on a check box beside every single one of them in order to get rid of them all. So it was an undertaking to say the least.

Given that I'm trying to put something out on the site daily now, I've got to come up with a means of limiting spam. Unfortunately, the software that powers this blog is pretty old, and I don't want to pay the fees to update it right now. That means that I'm basically stuck with what I have, for now. Because the software is old, spammers have figured out the ways that they can spam on the site pretty well unless I close entries to comments.

So here's the plan. I'm adding at least one entry a day. Each entry will be open for comments for three days. On the fourth day, I close that entry off for comments. If I get a spam on the entry before the fourth day, I close that entry immediately.

We'll see how it goes. I know that right now there probably aren't many of you actually checking up on the site, so there might be quite a few entries that go without comment, but that's okay. Hopefully soon I'll hear from some of you again...

Sunday, February 20, 2005

wedding site updates

Check out the wedding site -- I've added some new information to it.

And here are a couple of random thoughts for you, too...

Friday, January 14, 2005

minor site stuff

The 1122 site and my personal bio have been updated a little bit to reflect some changes in my life over the past six months. Nothing really big...but an update nonetheless.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

wedding site 1.0 is here!

The first edition of the wedding site is now live. There's a lot left to go, but at least it's a start. Now that the content management system is set up, both of us can start posting, and I can add other content too. So look there for wedding updates!

Sunday, September 19, 2004

news and notes

These two things aren't nearly as cool as having gotten engaged, but they're pretty nifty nonetheless.

The first is the addition of a new Java solitaire game! That's right, kids, I've done it again. I call this game Sequence; it doesn't have a common name that I know of. I learned it from a book a long time ago, but I'm not sure it's a very common solitaire game. Nevertheless, I think you'll find it entertaining, and a little more skill-oriented than the first Java solitaire. It was done pretty quickly after my updates to the original Java solitaire game and uses very similar code in a lot of places. Give it a try, and see what you think!

The second, geekier thing, is that pressing on... now has a live RSS feed. This may mean absolutely nothing to you, and if it doesn't, that's okay. Think of it as something akin to a crawler on Fox News or CNN or ESPN or whatever. Essentially, it provides a link to my most recent postings.

The really nifty thing about this is that in 1.0pr and later, you have the opportunity to create what's called a Live Bookmark for this site. When you do this, clicking on the bookmark brings up a list of the last 10 or so entries that you can click on and go directly to the entry, instead of just taking you to the home page. It's pretty cool because it allows you to look at just the entries you're interested in (but you're interested in all of my entries, right? Uh...right?). Anyway, it wasn't that hard to add to the site; one line of HTML did the trick. And now, everyone who comes to this site who uses Firefox 1.0pr or greater (hi, me!) can use it.

Monday, September 6, 2004

Java Solitaire 3.1

I obviously haven't written anything in a while, and if you are reading this, there is a pretty good chance that you know why. If you don't, that's okay. Just know that right now is a pretty rough time for me, but it's a lot rougher for someone that I love very much. Maybe one of these days I'll write more about it on this space, but this is too much of a public forum for it right now.

So, because I have needed something to keep my mind semi-occupied when I'm not at work, I decided to write a major revision of Java solitaire. The game itself hasn't changed a whole lot, but the look and feel definitely has. If you haven't played it in a while, give it a spin. I'd appreciate any feedback.

What follows is a list of changes that I made, if you're interested.

New to version 3.1:

New to version 3.0:

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

there have been updates...

They've just been on the college football tradition site. For the first time in about two years, I updated the fight song site.

Actually, there have been some behind-the-scenes updates made to a few of the minor pages on this site, but nothing that really warrants mentioning on the main page.

There will be more updates to this site coming soon. I'm actually looking at putting together a new theme to the site, so keep an eye out some time soon.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

I fooled myself

Well, how about that for an unplanned April Fool's Day joke?

If you tried to visit my web site (or for that matter, any 1122 Productions web site recently (yesterday, especially), you got a Network Solutions "under construction" page. This occurred thanks to yours truly, but not as a joke. In fact, the joke's on me.

It started when I got an e-mail from our host saying that our DNS information was changing and that we needed to update the change if our domain name seller (Network Solutions) used IP addresses. For those of you doing the Charlie Brown "wa-wa-wa-wa" sound right now, don't worry about what that means...just know that I thought I'd have to change some information about where our site was on the Internet.

So I logged into our account manager, and found that all was well in as much as I didn't look like I had to change anything. Unfortunately, it appears that I set the site to point to Network Solutions' temporary "under construction" page in the midst of all that. It was not intentional.

So now I have to wait for the DNS to propagate through the Internet, a process that takes about 36 hours or so. Which meant that, for most of April Fool's Day, I couldn't do anything to my own web site. And as of this writing, I still can't get my e-mail. WWW 1, Brandon 0.

Friday, January 30, 2004

tradition updates

For the first time in what seems like years (perhaps because it has been over a year), I've made some updates to the college football tradition site! The updates have been made to the kickoff chants and school colors sites.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Updated 1122 timeline

I updated some of the major 1122 Productions events of the past year on the 1122 timeline page. Probably other stuff happened too, but it's late, and I can't remember them.

Monday, March 24, 2003

quick solitaire upgrade

Something that I should have done a while back: I jarred the contents of the Java Solitaire game so that it loads somewhat quicker than before. Not that anyone plays anymore anyway, but still...

Thursday, December 26, 2002

updates? Really?

Updated my bio information (I did have a birthday, after all). Also, I've included a little less subtle way of changing the style on the site. Just go to "etc." and choose the one that you want from there.

Monday, September 2, 2002

UA Football Facts - Week 1, 2002

The first game's edition of UA Football Facts is now up and ready.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

UA Football Facts 2002

This year's first installment of UA Football Facts is now up for your enjoyment.

Monday, August 19, 2002

front page tweaks

It's update day here at pressing on!

Just a couple of small changes on the front to report. First, the titles of the entries now serve as the links to the individual entries. Also, I've given the archives their own section in the left-hand menu, where I've included a link to the main archive index as well as the categories. Finally, I made a small modification to the "comment..." link for each entry.

Among other things, this now makes the front page WAI-AAA compliant.

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

images and colophon update

I've finished changing all of the GIF files over to PNGs on all of the pages. I've also updated the colophon with some additional information about design decisions (such as GIF-to-PNG) and some future goals of the site.

Monday, June 24, 2002

thoughts move, and image switching

The old thoughts section is being mothballed. I've moved most of the old thoughts into the archives section of the blog itself (you'll find all of the former sections in the category listing of the archives). A couple of thoughts haven't been moved over yet, because they encompassed multiple pages when originally written, and that's the way I liked their layout. So I haven't figured out exactly what to do with them yet. For now, they stay where they are.

Another change that no one should really notice is that for the most part, I've switched all of the GIFs on the site to PNG files. I could go into a bunch of rhetoric about how GIFs are copyrighted and so on, but I'll save you all that. Let's just put it this way...their file sizes are smaller. Smaller file size = quicker download time. And bandwidth saving for us, although that's not really a big deal. We'll never come close to our bandwidth limit. :)

Thursday, June 20, 2002

movable type-powered at last!

It took the better part of a night and quite a few mistakes along the way to get there, but I think that I've got Movable Type working pretty well now.

You might notice that there are a couple of new features on the site with this content management system. The first is the addition of topics to the entries. At the end of every entry, you'll see the category I chose to put that particular entry into. Clicking that link will take you to all the entries I've ever done that fit in that topic. (Needless to say, it wasn't very much fun going through all the old entries and classifying them, but we care about our readers here at pressing on. :) ) I still haven't gotten them all exactly where I want them, because I haven't made all the categories that I think I need. But the ones that I have now will work well enough for the time being. Eventually, I'll put the category list on the front page for all to use, but I'm just too tired right now. If you'd like to see the ones that I've got right now, head over to the archives; a listing is located there.

Another feature is the pop-up window that you'll get if you click on the comments link for each entry. This is just a quicker way to see the comments of an entry if you've already read the entry itself. You can also leave comments that way.

So everyone enjoy...

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

the great server switch of 2002

It appears that the DNS are propagating pretty quickly; according to our referrer logs, we're already getting a decent amount of traffic. So things should be just about back to normal within another day or so.

I had to spend a lot of time tonight with greymatter to get all of the pages working (both in design and validity), but I believe that everything's just about back to normal. Of course, if something doesn't appear to be working correctly, please let me know.

The next step in all of this will be a switching of content management systems. Greymatter's served me well, but I think that I'm about to make the leap to Movable Type because it's got some features that I like that Greymatter doesn't, such as categories for entries. We'll play with that eventually. For now, I'm just glad that the site seems to be up and working properly...

Friday, May 17, 2002

new 1122 front page

I've done a quick redesign to the 1122 Productions front page. Nice and simple, but I like the effect. The building, by the way, is Rose Towers, where Ricky and I used to live.

Friday, May 10, 2002

rivalries page update

A lot of information has been added to the college football rivalries site. Check it out if you're interested.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002

today is update day

First, a new page under the "other interests" section. Yep, it's a page of links. That's all. Whoo-hoo.

Second, I'm working on some updates to all the portions of my college football tradition site. I've already finished updates to the kickoff chants section; next up - rivalries.

Friday, May 3, 2002

version 9!

Welcome to version 9 of pressing on! The major changes are here on the front page, where you'll see pictures (actual pictures on my site! Who'd have thought?), a changed menubar (both in location and in style) and a new layout.

On other pages, you'll see that the overall style doesn't change too much, but the infamous pressing on... logo has been changed just a little bit.

Another nice thing is that the style sheet that I designed for this site should work reasonably well in Netscape 4 as well. It won't look exactly like IE5+/NN6/Mozilla, but it will look reasonably good.

Also, you'll see that the theme swapper has been taken off for a little while. It was giving me problems, so I decided to take it out until I could retool it. I'm thinking of having five themes, one for each of the five "homes" represented in the pictures above. For more on the new design, check out the colophon.

In addition, I've added a golf section. Right now it doesn't give anything more than cursory information, but I'm going to add to it eventually.

As always with a new design, I'm bound to have overlooked changes that needed to be done. If you find anything as you look around, please let me know. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

the holy grail

After stumbling upon a really good article about how to build a 3-column page in CSS that works in most browsers, including Netscape 4, I figured out how to make it work for a two-column layout on this page.

The result is a pretty reasonable facsimile for Netscape 4 viewers to what you'd see in Netscape 6, Mozilla or IE. Basically, the only difference is that you don't see the background, and the entire page is white, not just the two columns.

This shouldn't crash Netscape 4. However, I had to make a minor adjustment to the HTML code itself to make it work in Netscape 4, and that just might have messed up old AOL browsers. I have no way of testing that myself...anyone with AOL 6 or prior out there?

Monday, February 25, 2002

weekend update

The Florida State application is all but done. I've sent the online parts, and all I have to do now is mail the application identification and my application fee. The Oklahoma application is also going out tomorrow. All I have left is the Texas A&M application, and that one can also be primarily done online.

If that Bama-Florida game didn't Roll your Tide, I don't know what would. SEC Champs, baby!

Ran into Scott and Kelley again at church tonight, and went to Chili's afterwards. Another married couple from their church met us there. In a neat twist, the couple I met spent a few years at OU while the husband got his master's in music, so it was neat to hear from someone who'd experienced one of the schools that I'm looking at.

Another "Small World" update: Kelley, who went to UNA for a year, knows Tim Kilgore, whom most of my UA friends know at least in passing or as Karey's brother.

The service was a presentation done by the youth of the church. It was a big youth choir, too; there were at least 100 singers. Made me wish that I'd gotten to do something like that in my time as a youth. Oh well; I got my opportunities at the BCM, I guess...

I was getting a little burned out on the Olympics as a whole toward the end there, but I've got to admit that Olympic hockey is much more entertaining to watch than the NHL. Too bad that Team USA lost, but hey, it's still our first medal in hockey since 1980...

I was working tonight on moving my blog to a new content management system, but I've run into a snag that has to be worked on by our host. If and when it's put into place, this site probably won't look much different, but hopefully some other areas of 1122 Productions will be, and there will be other ones added as a result of the new CMS.

Thursday, February 7, 2002

And now for something completely different

After a few hours of tweaking style sheets and re-tooling Javascripts, there's a new style. I call it (imaginatively) "Top Menus". It's just a way to show how different a page can look and feel, even with the same HTML code.

It's an experiment more than anything. So it won't work on the rest of the pages (I didn't go through and add the link to the style sheet on every other page in the site; make sure to switch to another sheet before you go to a different page in the site). It also might not stay active very long, unless it gets tweaked some more. But it's a change of pace from all the other themes, so give it a look and tell me what you think.

Friday, January 4, 2002

Site icon change

Today, I realized a potential flaw in my little pressing on... site icon (the thingy by the address, if you're using IE4 or greater, or NN6/Mozilla). The abbreviation po..., while applicable to my site as an acronym, also could be construed as something different. So I made a simple change. :) If you're using IE, you may have to re-bookmark the site to see the new icon. I haven't checked it with IE.

I know that no one who visits my site uses Mozilla except for me, but Mozilla's handling of these things is pretty nifty. They pop up immediately, without you having to bookmark the site.

Java Solitaire 2.3

Version 2.3 of Java solitaire is now out. The addition is a quick count of the extra cards you have left over at the end of a game.

Thursday, January 3, 2002

Final 2001 UA Football Facts

An Independence Bowl recap and final stats on the year are now ready to go!

Bio update

Updated and added a little bit of new information to the runner.

Thursday, December 20, 2001

Independence Bowl Preview

The Independence Bowl Preview edition of UA Football Facts is now live.

Saturday, December 8, 2001

A couple of vents

First off, all pages on pressing on... except one are now compliant with XHTML 1.0 Strict. The one that's not? The Java solitaire page. Why? Because IE 5 doesn't recognize the <object> tag, and the <applet> tag (which isn't supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict; you're supposed to use <object>) is the only other way to embed a Java applet. (To those of you using IE6 - does this page work?)

Also, a new incensed thought is up.

Friday, December 7, 2001

I know that I'm about a year behind the times

It's not quite as cool now to have a Amazon wishlist as it was last year. Nevertheless, I decided to make one this year, so if you're interested in getting me a book, here ya go... :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

A splash of style for NN4

I've been working on the site and how it looks in Netscape 4. I've been able to add back some style without making the browser crash.

Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Icons for IE

Okay, I found a shareware icon editor tonight and made the official pressing on... site icon! (They're called favicons in Internet Explorer, but in Mozilla/Netscape 6, they're not just for favorites/bookmarks). In IE, you won't see the icon until you bookmark the site, and even then you'll have to either reload the page. (Kinda silly, if you ask me, but oh well...) In Mozilla/NN6, you'll see it right away.

Monday, December 3, 2001

Oh, the insanity!

A new insane thought is now up.

Oh, and I also fixed the solitaire site, because it wasn't initializing the game. It should run fine now.

Saturday, December 1, 2001

Version 8.0!

Welcome to version 8.0 of pressing on!

If you've been here before, you'll think that not a lot has changed. Oh, but it has. It has. Here's the nickel tour.

The theme-swapping function has been much-improved (inspired by this article, and modified to include the image swap as well). Now the page doesn't reload every time you want to change styles. I've defaulted the style to Christmas for now; that's why you see it here even though you may have picked another style earlier. If you change it again, it'll remember the new one from now on. It still doesn't work in Netscape 4, but I didn't leave NN4 users out in the cold; more on that in a second.

I also went ahead and implemented the collapsing menus that I had worked on earlier. To expand/collapse the menus, click on the header of the sections (me, contact, etc.) This also doesn't work in Netscape 4, but all the links are accessible in that browser.

Netscape 4 users, you'll see that I didn't completely abandon you style-wise in this version of the site. It's still very bare-bones compared to what you'd see if you had an updated version of your browser, but it at least has a little color to it. As far as I have tested, I haven't had the browser crash on me yet. But I can't make guarantees. :) I made your default theme a little Christmasy as well. I also provided a link at the top of the site for those who want to jump down to the links for the site's features.

And I believe that the entire site should still validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS-2. Of course, I doubt that anyone but me cares about this, but it's still a good thing overall.

This was a massive undertaking, and pretty much every page on the site was modified, with the exception of the UA Football Facts site and a couple of the tribute pages. I hope that you enjoy the new features. I'm off to bed...I'm a little tired. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Random minutiae

The ComFrame interview went okay, I guess. We'll just have to see.

A new edition of UA Football Facts is out.

Mozilla users (read: me, probably) will see a little pressing on... icon where their bookmark formerly was. IE users would get the same thing, but I don't have a program that can make icon files on my computer. I did have one when I had Visual C++ installed on my computer, but I don't anymore. You're not missing that much, anyway.

Show that's rapidly becoming my answer to Ricky and Tammy's watching Buffy and Angel: Smallville. Problem is, I keep forgetting that it comes on Tuesday nights at 8! I usually run into it about 15 minutes in. And besides it being a pretty good show, come on! Clark's dad once drove the General Lee! What more could you possibly want? :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

I give up


As you surely well know by now, I've had a lot of difficulty in the past getting stuff to work in Netscape 4, bless its little heart.

I've wanted the site to look decent while moving it forward. I've added some relatively advanced CSS stuff (no tables involved in the layout), user-input style sheet and image choices, and I'd really like to add the collapsing menus. And in the meantime, Netscape 4 begs for attention by crashing every time I try to check how the site looks.

So no more.

The content will be there for you guys, but I'm afraid the site will look just about as plain as it can until you get off of the front page. Then it will look decent, but not as good as it could. It's the only way I can have the page display at all in Netscape 4 consistently. To users of Netscape 6, Mozilla, and IE 5+, the site will look exactly the same.

Thursday, November 15, 2001

Iron Bowl Special UA Football Facts

I bet you never thought I'd get around to it. All two of you who check it, anyway. The LSU (bleh) and Mississippi State (woo-hoo!) editions of UA Football Facts are online now (albeit immediately in the archives), and a special Iron Bowl edition is now ready for all your useless statistical needs!

Friday, November 2, 2001

Research, research

The week's UA Football Facts are now up, and the first wave of information about school colors has been completed at my college football tradition site. It was a lot of research, but it was really interesting. I'm not sure what will be next on the list.

This weekend, I'm going home to a family reunion. Sis and Mike, I'll tell them "Hi" for you.

Thursday, November 1, 2001

First big update

The team colors page of the college football tradition site has been updated to include all the research that I did yesterday.

I'm going to be updating it pretty frequently until I've got all the information that I can find on I-A schools. There are actually some pretty interesting stories on why schools have the color combinations that they do. It's been interesting, to say the least.

Also, my days and nights are badly mixed up again. How do I know? I got up an hour ago. :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

And so it begins

For a long time, I've wanted to do a full-blown college football tradition site. One that took all the stuff that I've done so far (fight songs, rivalries, kickoff chants) and added tons more information.

Basically, I want something that people who love college football tradition could get lost in for a few hours. That's the goal.

Well, the time is starting now. I'm starting to put together a college football tradition site. It will incorporate the features I've developed so far, as well as adding new information on lots of other topics.

This is a massive undertaking, to say the very least. But it's one that I'm really interested in working on.

Anyway, there's a new feature there already, school colors. While all it does now is give the official colors of all the division I-A schools, in time it will have the stories behind how the colors were chosen.

Look for more there in time. And I've put a permanent link to the tradition site on my front page.

Friday, October 19, 2001

New UA football facts

A new edition of UA Football Facts is online, highlighting (or is that lowlighting) the Ole Miss game and previewing tomorrow's big game against Tennessee.

Version 7.5

A very minor change to the front page...the somewhat space-wasting borders around menus have been replaced with colored, condensed headers.

Of course, this doesn't work properly in Netscape 4. However, it does seem to avoid crashing the browser, so my Javascript detector is now no longer needed. Maybe I got lucky and this made AOL's browser work again too.

There's also a version of the front page with collapsing menus which I like the look of. The problem is that in Netscape 6 or Mozilla, switching to the "Flannel" or "Fall Foliage" themes occasionally results in the background image covering everything else. Oh well. I guess I'll just file a bug and move on with life...

Sunday, October 14, 2001

fresh from the depths of my mind

A new insane thought, anti-time.

Friday, October 12, 2001

Football facts, collapsing menus, and interviews

To begin with, this week's edition of UA Football Facts is online.

Also, the first step in a slightly new look for the front page: the menus on the right side collapse and expand, for a somewhat cleaner look (in my opinion). This probably won't work in Netscape 4, and may even crash the browser. I haven't implemented this yet on the front page because I want your opinions. Yes, you matter here at pressing on! :)

Finishing up, I've got a couple of interviews next week! One's with Regions on Tuesday, the other is with Hewitt Associates on Thursday. Both are on campus.

Thursday, October 11, 2001

For Netscape 4 users

I've added a JavaScript to the front page to redirect you to a more Netscape 4-friendly page. Hopefully, this will stop the browser from crashing for no good reason.

Still, are you sure that you don't want to upgrade? :)

Thursday, October 4, 2001

UA Football Facts

After a week break, the Arkansas and South Carolina editions of UA Football Facts are online.

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

new insane thought

This one is pretty lucid, in my opinion...

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

SEC Football Facts

I can't determine yet whether or not I want to start doing this as a new feature or not. The gathering of data wouldn't be that difficult, but it'd just be another thing to keep up with. So for a potential taste of the future, here's an impromptu edition of SEC Football Facts, which gives some information on all the teams in the SEC and who they're playing.

This is Alabama's first meeting against UTEP. It will be the Tide's 113th different opponent. More about Alabama later this week in UA Football Facts.

Arkansas will be playing Weber State, a game that was scheduled this year after its originally scheduled game with North Texas wasn't rescheduled. Arkansas has never played the Wildcats, but are 1-1 all-time versus I-AA schools (a win over Southwest Missouri State last year and a loss to the Citadel in 1992).

Auburn is trying to break a four-game losing streak against Mississippi State. That's MSU's longest winning streak against the Tigers since 1941-48, a span of 7 games. The Tigers are 22-5 against Mississippi State when they play at home. Auburn has 50 wins against Mississippi State, tying them with another set of Bulldogs (Georgia's) as the team Auburn holds the most victories against.

Florida and LSU will tangle for the 48th time. Florida holds a 25-19-3 series edge, and has won twelve of the last thirteen. The last LSU win in the series was the 28-21 upset of the then #1 Gators in 1997.

Georgia and Tennessee have played 30 times previously, with the series standing 17-11-2 in Tennessee's favor. Georgia broke a nine-game losing streak to the Volunteers last year with a 21-10 decision. The Dawgs are only 5-9-1 in Knoxville, though.

Kentucky and South Carolina play for the 13th time, with the Wildcats holding a slight 6-5-1 edge. Kentucky has only scored two more points than the Gamecocks in this series (251-249). The series is 5-4 in UK's favor since Carolina joined the SEC in 1992.

Ole Miss faces a consistently overmatched Arkansas State team this weekend. The Rebels hold a decisive 16-1-2 advantage in this series, with the Indians' only win coming in 1915. Every game in this series has been played in Oxford. The closest Arkansas State has come in the past five meetings is 13 points in 1998.

Vandy plays Louisville this weekend. Louisville holds the distinction in Vandy's record book as the only school other than Birmingham-Southern that has played Vandy at least three times and never scored. Vandy holds a 2-0-1 series edge, but the last time that the teams played was in 1974.

Friday, September 21, 2001

New UA Football Facts

They're ready to go. Check out the game 3 edition.

Saturday, September 15, 2001

More site stuff

I'd been having some difficulty with several parts of the new style messing up in Netscape 4, including the entire program crashing many times by just loading a page. So I hacked away at the basic style sheets until I found something that looked somewhat good and didn't crash the browser.

The look of the site when you look at it through Netscape 4 is pretty bare-bones, I'll admit. But the layout is identical to what you'd see in IE 5+ and Netscape 6, save the background and borders. The coloring of the links and headers is there, and at least now you can see all the text instead of having the header image fall on top of part of the first paragraph. Plus the browser doesn't crash, which is always a good thing.

Also, small additions and modifications to several pages, and the addition of Psalm 23 to my favorite verses.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

Version 7.4 now online

Themes now work throughout pressing on, except for the tribute pages, whose styles I chose to keep, and those sections that had different themes and graphics than pressing on. I've also gone to a table-less format. The front page will look a little different.

Unfortunately, this still won't work with Netscape 4, so please consider updating your browser to get the full effect.

This was a relatively large undertaking, with practically all pages on my site affected. So I'd appreciate your help. If you spot something that doesn't work, or a graphic that has misspelled words, or anything, please e-mail me. I'd appreciate it.

Monday, September 10, 2001

New theme!

In honor of my favorite time of the year, a new theme, Fall Foliage! Try it out. It still needs a little tweaking, in my opinion, but it's there.

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Week 1 UA Football Facts

They're now available. I like researching these things so much more after a win...maybe this week.

Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Random musings

I've added a couple of new UA football facts, if you're interested.

Sorry about not posting a lot recently...I just can't seem to find the enthusiasm for it. Yesterday I went to a bookstore, looking for a computer book to learn something new. But I just couldn't get interested in any of the languages or topics. I guess I'm just in a funk.

Friday, August 17, 2001

A few things

I've made some changes to a couple of things internally. Everything should look normal, but if it doesn't, please let me know.

Also, I received my first rejection notice today. Stanford calls them "ding letters". So I've been dinged. :(

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

another football fact added

Ricky came up with a question that I hadn't thought about...what's Alabama's record in games where it's a new coach's first one? The answer is now in UA Football Facts.

Are you ready for some football! (facts)

The pre-season installment of UA Football Facts is now up. I've also "spruced up" the site; sprucing up implies making a title graphic. Hey, it's an update!

Aren't you ready for September 1st and UCLA? I know that I am...I just hope that I still have my tickets!

Monday, August 13, 2001

1122 Update

The 1122 timeline has now been updated to reflect a certain event that occurred on July 28. Whatever could it have been?

Monday, August 6, 2001


A new insane thought!

Sunday, August 5, 2001

How to make the worst parkway ever

I've added a new incensed thought, a few lessons ALDOT should learn.

Monday, July 30, 2001

At long last...

A thought from the Oklahoma trip, passing through the gates of time.

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Wedding day update

I've updated Ricky and Tammy's page to include wedding day information. I'll write more on my own site later, but for now I'm off to bed - I'm exhausted.

Friday, June 22, 2001

What's more fun in summer than...

Haiku? That's right...the form of poetry that you learned in grade school (didn't everyone have to write one of these at one time or another?) So...a little haiku expo. I'll start off with one:

"Phil. 3:14"
I am the runner
Forgetting what is behind
I am pressing on...

Let's find out who can write out there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Movie stuff

I've watched a couple of movies while I've been down here. The latest is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; you can find my take on it in the runner. I've also seen Cast Away, a movie that I thought was slightly overrated. It was good, but I don't know. Afterwards, my sister and brother-in-law debated over whether 4 1/2 years was enough to make someone begin treating a volleyball as their best friend. I personally don't think so. But then again, I've never been stranded on a desert island for 4 1/2 years.

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Welcome to version 7.3!

Welcome to version 7.3 of pressing on! The big change here is the addition of greymatter to the site. This is software that allows, among other things, commenting on entries and searchable archives! There will be some wrinkles to iron out, of course, but hopefully everything will be running smoothly soon enough.

As a consequence of this change, I had to move all the entries that were on this front page to the updates section a little early. But they're there. :)

Enjoy! And if you find something that doesn't seem to be working properly or that doesn't look right, please e-mail me.

Obligatory test

Testing, 1, 2, 3...