Imported content from older iterations of the site.

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If you havent gotten it in your inbox, drop me an e-mail and Ill send you a copy of my finished screenplay, ending months of insane diatribes about how much i should be writing, etc…. Im happy to finally have it done, anyway. Now I just look for thoughts and opinions while I make some copies and get my pitch together.

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whisper down the lane


So last night, Megan and i spent quite awhile discussing her idea for a “telephone”-type story that adults could do. We decided that doing such a thing via e-mail with a moderator, a few rules and an opt-in group of writers would be best and that it would probably even work. cool, huh? So soon, well be posting/e-mailing out a massive request to get writers for this project.

In the meanwhile, Im going to be working on my own new project a little, hoping to start witha solid and interesting introduction to one of the characters. Also, I have to get my script printed out to PDF today–thats the next step towards getting it produced. Sometimes the little steps are the biggest pains to take.

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thoughts and opinions


so the new site is running smoothly, right?

Cool. Youll notice things moving around (which side is the poll on today, everybody?) and others appearing and disappearing as I try out new bits and pieces for the site that I hope will enhance the user experience. In a lot of ways, its hard for me to give up almost all of the control over the sites look and feel because Ive been married to HTML for so long, but the response has been generally positive, so that makes things easier. Please be sure to hit the board to tell me about things that you like/dont like about the new site as well as things youd like to see here. Thats how Ill make things better.

Im coming up with an idea for a new story that Ill try to tell in serial fashion here on the site as well. As if Im not doing enough writing here, right? But the Journal option is just too sweet to ignore and really seems ripe for some serialized fiction in the near future. Maybe weekly updates or something will fit into my lifestyle… I wonder.

Buffy tonight, and perhaps a pre-Buffy drink with Hannah–well have to see. Now its time for some writing or maybe some Hitman–I cant decide which. Before 9 this morning Id achieved Silent Assassin on 2 levels. Since then, its been time to catch up on the news and on the communication. Now? Maybe more videogames. Man, being unemployed is great.

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New location for rotating pictures


For the time being, the “Click of the week” feature will be in the Photo Album section of the site. Ill keep a couple of pictures in there on rotation, moving the oldest out to make room for whatever new one I decide needs to be there.

Right now, the first picture is up–a shot of my siblings, Jared, Katie and Kristin at Justins wedding. The shot I got of them designed for this site was just a little too bad to post, unfortunately. But this ones great. So enjoy.

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and so it goes


This was just one of those weekends that was so largely positive that I cant really define it properly, and for that, I am sorry. Justins wedding was beautiful, flawless and amazing–the joining of two people that are obviously meant to be together. It was a great honor to be included, not only as a guest but as a participant, a member of the wedding party.

I also got to see family this weekend–the first time my whole family was in a house together since July is never a bad time. Besides immediate family, there were the Sylvas represented in 75% force, all of the Whaleys and Nana and Papa, who, although they hate SE Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware for all the ways its not Syracuse, made the effort to come and were appreciated for it.

I made Katie help me with yardwork, of which we got oodles completed, we had a fire or two and I got to spend a little time doing a bunch of little things that I miss, like appreciating the silence. It makes me think, however, about the time when I was going home all the time (since Im home three out of four weekends in November) and thats not so good. It helps me to understand that everythings not perfect, that, while I know itll never be perfect, its got a long way to go before it gets to as good as it can be, and thats unfortunate.

Anyway, thats a rant for another time. Im coming up with an idea for a story that I can write in some sort of serial manner, and thats cool because I havent thought about writing like this in a long time. Maybe something will come of it, maybe it wont, but its worth thinking about.

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Back to the Philly


So this morning begins Philly trip #2 in as many weeks–only this time theres no trip to Syracuse to make things weirder. Only raking and stacking wood and maybe a little mowing.

Right. So, umm, yeah–Im in the wedding party (which is awesome because I know Ill want Justin in mine, should there be one) and hes marrying a wonderful girl named Tricia, so theres happiness all around. If you think of it, think good thoughts for Justin & Trish on Saturday as they officially begin their life together.

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Welcome to the NEW Clapboard!


Thanks for stopping by the all-new clapboard.org!

Im really psyched about the changes here, everything from general layout to features have changed, and everything should, in time, be easier to navigate and figure out.

Logging in now makes you an integral part of the site, allowing you to change the look of the site with a click of your mouse and putting you in touch with everyone else that uses the site regularly. Your account also will allow you to check your POP mail from the web (enabling, for the first time, webmail for clapboard addresses, even!), keep a journal and vote in polls that I intend to keep running on a regular basis.

So look around, take your time, ask questions. Im here to help, should you need it–just post on the boards. And should you find various things not working at random times, check again in a few minutes, Im probably just working on that particular feature. Thanks for coming.

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Prague Pictures

Miscellaneous Ancient Content
It’s amazing how much formatting has changed over the years.  I’m trying to keep this one as similar to the original post method as possible, and that means tables.  Sorry.
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Prague pictures
9 shots and some corresponding captions

Okay, so you know I went to Prague. I posted about it on my Log many moons ago (it seems), and now I have scanning technology at my disposal and nothing to scan (liar!), so I thought I”d scan some pics. They”ve all been optimized for the web, which means that they”re only slightly less huge than they”d be otherwise, so good luck viewing them. If you like, be sure to let me know on the board. Enjoy.

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Homage to Browns Terrace

Miscellaneous Ancient Content
These posts are a lesson in how even digital data gets lost, recycled, deleted and filled with digital noise over the years.  I know a lot of it is because some translation software somewhere just didn’t work quite right, but sometimes I try to go through and pick one or two posts to clean up and make slightly more legible.
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Huge page – 7 collages

Some people in these pictures are woefully underrepresented and some, ridiculously over-represented, but, taken as a whole, the collages here are a good representative of the people that helped to make my particular tenure in Baltimore so amazing. I”m not naming the people here (and I”m not even sure that I could, anymore), because to name them would mandate explaining how they fit in, and that”s just impossible. So look. Enjoy.

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The Log – 2002 Edition, #4

Pre History

September 2nd – November 12th, 2002

The last time I worked with flat files, I was pretty proud of myself as you can tell from the last (top) post done the old way.

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The ancient Web Board

Pre History

This was the olden days of web boards – the Fong Device, if I remember right. Only the Post Titles remain because I don’t think I archived the messages before moving, blowing up, or otherwise destroying the board they were on and moving unceremoniously to a PHP-based board.  But I save these because, well, why not?

The absurdly-long merged board is after the break.  Back in 2002 when I posted this originally it had to be done in nine parts, lest I break the internet.  Nowadays, breaking the internet is slightly harder, so you can scroll 9 times longer.