1. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 24, 2016
      Ok I need a nap. My day can be over, it is Sunday.
    2. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 24, 2016
      I can't even feel my body. What a crazy season. We're going to the SuperBowl. This ... I can't. This is a great season no matter what now. No one believed in this team.
    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 24, 2016
      If Peyton had the first half Tom Brady did, the sports media would have destroyed him. And a certain NE fan podcaster would have had a field day next week.
    4. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 22, 2016
      Watching 'The Intern' -- it's endearing. Love DeNiro and I really relate with Jules/Hathaway's character. I'm enjoying.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Jan 22, 2016
    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 21, 2016
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    6. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 20, 2016
      A day of writing and podcasting. A night of reading and beer. There are worse ways to live.
    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 19, 2016
      Watching 'Youth' tonight. This is a strange movie so far. Enjoying it, but it's definitely ... different.
    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 19, 2016
      Primary work on the site is basically complete. Almost a week of beta testing and bug fixes in the books. Now to continue opening it up to some more members and hit optimization of the pages and server hard.
    9. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 19, 2016
      One of the last little changes I have on my list is to expand the length of what status messages can be. Even Twitter itself is soon going to be moving in that direction. I like the idea of quick little updates, but there comes specific times where more text is needed. I think expanding it to 900 characters but still maintaining that the text stays on one line without carriage returns (ie: to make it clear that this isn't a blog) is the way to go for now. (Secretly some bbcode does work as well, but that's kind of a power user trick.)
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      I've got the Jurassic Park theme song stuck in my head.
    11. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      Ok guess it's time to tackle 'Bridge of Spies' ... get my Spielberg and Hanks on.
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      2. Craig Manning
        Craig Manning
        Also, re: Best Picture, I think Spielberg has gotten in for weaker films in the not-so-distant past. I preferred this overall to both Lincoln and War Horse.
        Jan 19, 2016
      3. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        I forgot about War Horse. I don't think I actually saw that one.
        Jan 19, 2016
      4. Craig Manning
        Craig Manning
        Haha, I remember very little of it. It was, of course, very well done from a technical standpoint. Just not particularly interesting, and no great performances. Lincoln dragged a lot for me, but at least you had DDL giving a performance for the ages.
        Jan 19, 2016
    12. Ryan Gardner
      Ryan Gardner Jan 18, 2016
      WHOA I just realized how the statues work and this is like a wall. Boom.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Mind. Blown. ;-)
        Jan 18, 2016
      2. Ryan Gardner
        Ryan Gardner
        More like mindequalsblown.net
        Jan 18, 2016
      3. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Where's my "crickets" icon when I need it ...
        Jan 18, 2016
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      The Warriors' fans that were chicken littling after only their third loss of the year should have their fan cards removed. But Spurs lurk.
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      Cooking up a flank steak with the sous vide for a little asian teriyaki bowl tonight.
    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      I think I've got cover photos working. Had to make a change on where it centers the image, so I'm swapping my avatar and cover photo.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Cover photos work best as a wallpaper like image, filling up the full space. If they just take up a tiny corner it ends up not looking great on other screen sizes as you have to pick where you're going to center / crop the image. It makes most logical sense for that to be in the center. (But for avatars all being basically a set size, bb-8 looks great there too.)
        Jan 18, 2016
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 17, 2016
      Putting the finishing touches on the new cover photo perk for supporters/moderators; an evening of coding to calm the nerves after football.
    17. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 17, 2016
      This Bronco season has taken years off my life.
    18. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 16, 2016
      "It didn't flip."
    19. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 15, 2016
      Kyrie's shoes looks crazy awesome tonight, Kanye was just wrong about Nike.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Hey fix this: :-)
        Jan 16, 2016
    20. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 15, 2016
      A couple more little tweaks fixed up today, and some real progress made on cover photos for profiles and mini profiles.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Hi BB-8! Should be a nice little perk / add-on for supporters and such I think. Needs a little more work before I'll be able to roll it out, but it's working!
        Jan 15, 2016
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      I remember when blogs were a thing on AP.net and really popular for a while. (I like this status/microblogging thing way better.)
    22. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      Someone started the idea that red = power ties and no Republican candidate will ever wear anything but forever.
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      Gonna watch 'Sleeping With Other People' tonight. The world of actors I like are in this ... fingers crossed.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Dick in a mousetrap!
        Jan 14, 2016
      2. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Ok. I laughed. Some good parts. Not sure if it's cause of the actors/actresses I like or the movie. But either way, I laughed!
        Jan 14, 2016
    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      A few more minor changes made today, cleaning up some of the mobile stuff, fixing a few little bugs. :-)
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 13, 2016
      8 members. So far the system's holding up and handling it. Heh.
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    [​IMG] I’m a writer, music enthusiast, web-developer, typography geek, podcaster, and a coffee and beer snob. Sometime around 1996 I created absolutepunk.net — a music community to discuss under-appreciated music I loved. Over the next few years, it got popular. Then it got really popular. The goal of the website was to introduce people to new music and provide a community for people to discuss music that was not often heard in the mainstream. Oh, and for me to whine and moan about things I felt like to a chorus of “why is this news!?” posts.

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