Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Crazy Test

Here's my crazy test! Picked this up off my friend Nikapo's journal. Ain't it fun!

--Click Here To Take The Test--

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

After a period of Neglect...

As always this update comes after a long period of neglect. I have my reasons though. I've been taking a web development course and thus all my web skills were needed for that. Also my life's finally managed to find someone to love. It was worth the wait, as she's really quite stupendous.

Since my class is now coming to an end I'll be tweaking the web site some. I've already been making some changes on the music player, which just makes it work a little better. I've added some more music to it as well. My vacation time is just around the corner, so I should have some more time for personal creativity.

If you've got some ideas for useful utility programs, interesting links, or any other inspirations just send them my way.

In the interim be sure to check out for the latest news that matters!

Saturday, September 7, 2002

Back to School

I've started back to school again, this times a Masters from the School of Library and Information Sciences. Don't be so surprised, I have worked in a library before. Actually its the Information Science bit that I'm interested in.

I actually took note of the slis school 3 years ago when I was working on my first degree. I still can't believe its been three years since I got out of school and into that corporate cubicle job. This whole going back to school thing is to help me find a way out of that little box... at least that's what I'm hoping.

It does feel great to be a student again. It also feels good to be surrounded by people with similiar interests... and age for that matter. I feel so out of place at work sometimes... especially if I end up in a room filled with folks talking in languages I don't understand.

The preceeding has been my take on my current state of being... to be updated... you know, when ever.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002


I find life quite amazing at times. I'll just be sitting around thinking about this or that, and then all of a sudden it dawns on me how incredible it is that any of us are here at all. After this sudden shock I usually stop and look at how we've altered our world. Here we are a bunch of silly little monkey's that only 150K years ago weren't even people. Now we've paved a lot of the earth, drive around in metallic beasts of burden (which belch toxic fumes), and communicate with each other through the nothingness of space by speaking into small plastic bricks.

Of course that's just a cursory glance. My mother was laughing at me the other day, because she found it odd that I was staring at my hand while I wiggled my fingers. Have you ever stopped and looked at your hands. They're rather amazing creations, with all that marvelous dexterity and all. The human face is another fascinating art piece created by nature's complexities. I just find it overwhelming at times that we're here at all... and yet here we are.

I guess this is the basis of my faith in God, time, the universe... whatever. I do think we're all guided by something. A soul which tries to guide us along a path. Kind of like the itinerary on a tour. You're suppose to go to point A by this time, and point B at that time. Now what you actually do in the process of going from point A to B... well that's just free will. Its just a kooky old place... existence.

Thursday, May 9, 2002

Post Birthday

Its a week or more post birthday... and I'm still kicking! Actually I'm doing fairly well for a change. Trying to keep that positive attitude everyone keeps talking about. Its not all that easy to do, but I'm managing.

I got me some new toys last weekend! Buying things cheers me up, so now I'm quite happy. I got a DVD player with all sorts of features, including MP3 playback so now I have one CDR with ALL my Weird Al music on it! (MwaHaHa) I also got a 5 disc CD changer cause it was on the clearance rack. Actually I'm listening to CDs right now on it, random songs from all 5! How cool is that!?!

I saw Spiderman twice over the weekend. It was quite good. Willem Defoe played a great villain... a wonderfully nice lunatic. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst did an excellent job. Of course the special effects were top notch, and they mixed it with live action enough that it all blended together nicely. Its a must see film!

I ran across an interesting weblog tonight. Its the rabbit blog. I found the author's irreverence quite refreshing. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 28, 2002

Final Remarks

Well here are the final remarks of a 24 year old, as in less than half an hour it'll be my birthday. I guess I'll try and sum up the last 24.X years... lets see if I learned anything. Well like most people I now realize that I should have enjoyed myself more as a kid. That goes for high school and college as well. Its amazing how much time and opportuniry was just wasted away. Some of the time wasn't a complete loss, I did get a lot of good daydreaming time in over the years.

I think my life has been a number of baby steps, as I inch my way forward never wanting to risk too much. I'll admit I'm a little selfish, but I also want others to be happy. So this has helped in my isolation, as the best way to do the things I want is to avoid other people and all their needs. Well I'm also a little critical of myself, so perhaps you shouldn't take such statements so seriously. Whatever.

I've meet lots of good people over the years, and made a few great friendships. Friends and family seems to be the most important thing of all. I've gone through all the steps that I can do myself; get through school, get the nice job, etc... Now I've just got to figure out where I'm supposed to go from here. I've still got plenty of dreams to try and make real... just have to figure out how to do it.

Well enough of this... the future beckons.

Thursday, April 25, 2002


a quiz stolen from someone else stolen from someone else and so on and so forth

1. What time is it: 10:33 pm

2. Name as it appears on your birth certificate: Adam Clinton Eakins

3. Nickname: flipside, ender, �ber_bob

4. Parents names: Barbara and Rick

5. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 24

6. Date that you regularly blow them out? April 29

7. Pets: none, unless you count the one plant i've managed to keep alive

8. Eye color: brown

9. Hair color: naturally it is brown

10. Piercing: none, not my style

11. How much do you love your job? not much, but considering i'm "lucky to have a job" it takes all the fun out of complaining

12. Best gift you've received: a pocket watch with "Carpe Diem" written on the back

13. Hometown: Grapevine, TX... and I'll probably always be here

15. Been in love? perhaps, but its been a while and i've forgotten what its like

16. Been to Africa? nope, and probably never will

17. Been toilet papering? nope, its a silly prank

18. Loved somebody so much it made you cry? yes, i think so

19. Been in a car accident? nope, not really... but close many times

21. Sprite or 7 UP? sprite

22. Favorite Movie(s): difficult question, but probably Empire Strikes Back, Clerks, or Chasing Amy

23. Favorite Holiday: halloween, and then christmas

24. Favorite day of the week: saturday

25. Favorite word or phrase: word: cool... whatever... fine... right...

26. Favorite Toothpaste: enmelon, colgate, whatever's minty fresh

27. Favorite Restaurant: red lobster or fuddruckers

28. favorite flower(s): roses, but thorns suck... anything vivid with cool shapes and colors

29. Favorite Drink: dr pepper

30. Favorite Sport to watch: not big on sports, does robot wars count, or how about junkyard wars!?!

31. Preferred type of ice cream: cookies and cream

32. Favorite Sesame Street Character: oscar the grouch is the man... i mean grouch

34. When was your last hospital visit: don't remember... who needs doctors anyway?

36. How many times did you fail your drivers test? i passed the first time

37. What store would you choose to max out yer CC? best buy, hot topic,, the usual haunts

38. What do you do most often when you are bored? play video games, read books, paint, listen to music... watch movies

39. Name your friend with that lives the farthest away from you: I once knew a girl from Indiana... (and no that's not the start of a dirty limerick)

40. Most annoying thing? stupid people

42. Favorite gemstone: emeralds i suppose... whatever's shiny and smooth!

43. Favorite TV show: samuri jack, buffy the vampire slayer, angel, the tribe

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? becky @ johnny corinos...

45. Last Movie you saw: shrek and empire strikes back

46. What CD is in your player right this second: Myst 3 : Exile... and I'm listening to random midi's

47. What is your deepest fear? dying old and alone

48. What time did you finish this? 11:13

stolen from nikapo

Thursday, April 18, 2002


What's is a name? A label, an identifier, and the symbol of self we ascribe to ourselves. From the earliest stirrings of conscientiousness we are greeted with this attribute of definition handed down to us by those that brought us into the world. So, what does your name mean?

If you look up my name, Adam, you find that its of course the name of the first man ever to have one. The name literally means "earth", and apparently isn't used as a name in the language it comes from. The name is used for "man", as in a person. So I suppose I really don't have a name of my own, I'm just some human or another. Just another sack of dirt pretending to be alive for a while, until such time that I return to the ground. This is me.

Now I also came across a site that proclaims that my name has influence on my life, and thus plays with the threads of fate. I don't know how much stock I put into that, especially when you consider the same description came up for three of my friends' names. Its still fun to look at though, and in my opinion the description for my name fits me rather well.

So does your name hold special power over you, and what happens if you changed your name? In such a case, what is your true name? Is it something held deep inside, only to revealed at some important moment?

Who knows?

Saturday, April 13, 2002


I went to a party last night. Its been a while since I've been to a normal old party, probably not since I had a roommate. That of course was about 2 years ago. Speaking of my old roommate, he would have been quite pleased with this party since there were about 6 girls there with red hair. He had a thing for redheads... granted he's married now so I guess he can't even enjoy that anymore, pity.

The party offered wonderful flashbacks to others I've been to. Watching all the funny little people get themselves more and more intoxicated as the night wears on. It was fun, but I just don't think I fit in with that kind of scene. No, I didn't have anything to drink. I really wasn't in the mood, and my natural tendancy is to hold onto my faculties as best I can when entering into a new situation. Sorry, its just the way I am. I did devour half a bag of ranch flavored ruffles... they were REALLY good. So see, I found something else I liked through that experience.


Tuesday, April 9, 2002


Okay, so I got myself a Wacom tablet and its pretty darn spiffy. I have only one problem with it and its probably not its fault. From time to time windows decides not to see the tablet anymore. When that happens (or at least in Win98) everything locks up and anything I'm working on is toast, so I decided to update to Windows 2000. The upgrade went fine, but I've spent the last 2 days downloading services packs, patches, and the like. All in all it wasn't a lot of fun. Of course the tablet still crashes, but I'm thinking thats my motherboards fault. The trick is that with Win2K I get a chance to save my work, which helps lots.

I've been playing with the tablet some, and plan to practice more with it. I hoping to post something good after a while. I spent the evening playing blitzball in FFX, but that's only because I'm trying to get all the overdrives for Wakka so don't fault me for it. Once I'm done with that, no more blitzball for me.

I'm sure there's a point to life... maybe I'll stumble across it one of these days, but until then FFX (among other distractions) can fill the void.

Oh, and if your searching for something to wear or other fun things try Hot Topic!

Sunday, March 31, 2002


Let the ranting begin!!! :

I saw Blade 2 Friday night and what can I say. Well its like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, only big and black, but not nearly as much fun. Blade is not very funny with only a scant few jokes on Snipes' part, which are rather good I must admit, but there should have been more. The violence was excessive, but could have been worse... mostly bone cracking stuff. That is until you throw in the bad guys of the show, a set of freaky vamps whose faces split open like an alien insect. If the face splitting alone had been toned down it would have helped lots, well that and dropping the alien autopsy of the freak vamp.

On another note, I've been making headway on Final Fantasy X. Just in case you were wondering, I am using GameShark codes. I use the infinite gil (money), which just takes the bother out of buying items... and then a couple codes for blitzball, since I didn't buy FFX to spend hours playing a stupid water polo game.

I've bought stacks of old Nintendo games now. Lots of old stuff... I mean REALLY old stuff. I even got a copy of Gyromite! The next step is to crack out some cleaning solution and see if I can make these old cartridges actually work!

I was in a rather good mood yesterday, but today I'm feeling a little blue. I'm not sure why exactly, but its probably just silly self-absorbed problems as always. I suppose everyone goes through the same type of thing; happy, everything's wonderful, and then things turn sour for a time. The roller-coaster of life, a ride for all ages!

Tuesday, March 19, 2002


Well its raining today. I mean torrents of rain, Noah would be impressed. Not much to do but stay inside and watch TV... oh wait, I do that every night. I guess I live a life prepared for most weather conditions.

I uncovered my old Nintendo the other day, and have decided to turn the contraption into a new hobby. The device filled so many hours of my youth, how can I just leave it to neglect? Besides, the cartridges are pretty cheap and you never know how many are sitting on dusty shelves of friends and family just waiting for a new chance at life.

When I get a chance I'll make a list for all to see, one for the games I have and another for those I wish I did. I'm looking for classics and groundbreakers. The search in its self will be fun!

Friday, March 15, 2002

Big Day!

It was a big day today. Not only did I get half the day off, but I also meet with my grad school advisor. It went well and I think I'm on my way to another degree. Oh, but wait it gets SO much better! I also went over to CD Warehouse to check out some music... and guess what I found!?! Lisa Loeb has a new album out! This might not thrill everyone, but it sure made me happy. The odd thing is I haven't listened to any of her music in a while, and just this week I took the time to listen to both her other CDs. A little peculiar, no?

There's more! I also went with a friend to see Ice Age today. Its a kids movie, but a really good one. My friend thought the story was a bit trite, but that the animation was good. I think the animation was great, and I also thought the story was pretty good. Yes it was a bit simplistic, but the main audience is the younger set. Personnally, it yanked at my heartstrings in a couple of spots, but then I'm a sucker for that stuff. All in all a must see.

Monday, March 11, 2002

Final Fantasy X

Okay, I've been playing Final Fantasy X ALL night long, and I haven't even played Blitzball yet (not that I'm looking forward to it). I'm more used to games of mindless destruction. Games where you can start, play as long as you please, and once you've had your fill of carnage you can stop. All well...

I just saw on the news, they turned on the memorial in New York. It would be interesting if they could keep those lights burning for years, but I here they're only going to keep it on for about a month. I suppose it would be too expensive to keep changing the bulbs in what is in essence a bright art piece.

Sleep time, later...

Sunday, March 10, 2002

Mwa Ha Ha

Well this is my first trial of and my first real foray into having regularly updated content. I'll be updating this whenever I feel like it, and eventually I'll even make it public. The website needs some sprucing up first though, even if that is an excuse that could postpone the world.

Well this is a test, so I'll go ahead and stop babbling for now.