My New Website

new website home

My website has been under construction for quite some time now.  I’ve been trying to think of something interesting to do with it.  My problem was, I had so much crap in my old website that I felt overwhelmed.  It’s kind of like I had a hoarding problem, but I was hoarding old images and old information that is no longer relevant.  I decided the best thing I could do was to back everything up on my computer, then delete it all on the website and start from scratch, and this is the result.

The index page is just an image that says welcome to the page, I didn’t take a screenshot because it’s a temporary image.  I will have to work on that page some more.  The home page is like a Windows desktop with icons and wallpaper.  I wanted to make it so that no matter what screen resolution you are using, you could see the full image and it will resize when you resize the browser.  It’s also stationary so when you are scrolling through a page, the wallpaper is always there.  Although the icons on the home page don’t go down that far that you need to scroll if you are using Google Chrome with a resolution of 1280×768 if you have a widescreen monitor, and 1024×768 if you don’t.  Of course the wallpaper is 1280×768 so if you don’t have a widescreen monitor, the wallpaper is squished lol.

Right now (in October) there is a picture of 2 pumpkins for Halloween, but I will change it for each holiday.  I figured it would be easier to use a desktop image for the home page than to have to keep changing the theme for the whole site every holiday.  When I was using FrontPage themes, I would have to change the theme, and then go to each individual page and adjust things.  Sometimes it could take hours or days, so this is just one page I have to change the wallpaper on.

new website eqWhen you click one of the icons on the home page, you will get a page that looks like this.  I decided that I wanted to emulate the Facebook Timeline idea, but with a thinner banner and a 256×256 icon which is the same one you see on the “desktop.”  The game pages (EQ, EQ2, LOTRO and DCUO) all look the same where you see a 256×256 icon of all of my characters images with a bio.  I also thought it would make them more interesting if I gave them a story.  I haven’t finished them all, but I’m working on it.

I don’t really have to have all of this information out there, but it’s fun.  Even if nobody ever looks at it, it’s still something that makes me happy.

I haven’t quite figured out what I want to do with the crafts page, whether I want to add patterns or just images of the things I have made in the past, or both.  I am still waiting for inspiration.  My Holiday page is still empty, but I am working on that.  I made the icon with 4 holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, but I mean what information could I possibly have for anything but Halloween?  All I have are my pumpkin pictures, so perhaps I will change that to a Halloween only page.

Update, I made the change already.

I would love to get some feedback, so please tell me if you like it or hate it and why.

Political Pumpkins

Today we were at the doctor’s office and I was thinking I wonder if I can find a John McCain pumpkin pattern to carve.  Then maybe 20 minutes later Darrin asked if I could find a John McCain pumpkin pattern and I was like OMG I was just thinking about that today hehe.  So… I looked and found one.  He also wanted me to do this Hilary pumpkin for his friend from high school.

Streakers To Become Sex Offenders?

Streaker or Sex Offender? Laws Don’t Always Differentiate

Last November 12 college guys went streaking with pumpkins on their heads in Colorado.  I just heard about this this morning on the Fox News channel.  They 12 are facing sex offender status for their antics because they were nude.

Are you joking me?  We are all born naked.  Not one of us is born with a pair of blue jeans and a t-shirt saying “I was just in the birth canal and all I got was this lousy t-shirt”.  That is such a joke because there are countries in Africa where people live as nudists.  There are even nudist colonies in America.

What about all the people who are naked on their webcam posing for porno websites?  What about all the people who pose naked for PlayBoy and Penthouse and all the other nudie magazines?  What about all the women who show their tits during Mardi Gras?  Are they going to be sex offenders?

These 12 college guys should have been given a ticket, maybe a few hours of community service and a slap on the wrist and that’s it.  They shouldn’t have to register as a sex offender just for being naked.  They weren’t raping and molesting women and children so give them a break.  It was a college prank for Halloween.

This government needs to lighten up.  They are such tight ass prudes.

Dr. Frybrain’s Pumpkin Embalmer

I bought this stuff to soak the pumpkins in so that I will have it in plenty of time for Halloween.  It’s called Dr. Frybrain’s Pumpkin Embalmer and can be found at www.jack-o-lantern.com for only $7.99 plus $5 S&H.

I am announcing early that I will be carving the pumpkins on October 19th – 22nd 2009.  I will carve 1 each night because with this embalmer fluid I have to soak 1 pumpkin for 24 hours and so I can stretch it out to 4 nights instead of doing it all in 1 night.

Sitting there watching my webcam for hours and hours can get boring.  You can chat with me in my chatroom while I carve too.  This way I will know if someone is actually watching me lol.  When you go to that webpage you will be given a funny name.  Just click the name in the right pane and a window will popup so you can change the name and use an avatar.

Edit 9-16-09: Apparently the people who had Jack-o-lantern.com didn’t want it anymore and it’s gone.  You can go there and see stuff but it’s not the website it used to be which is a shame.  But you can buy it here at Dr. Frybrain’s Pumpkin Embalmer official website.  They sell it for $5.99 now and you can also buy a 5 gallon bucket for $5.99 if you don’t have one.