Sep. 2nd, 2010

Check this out

An old co-worker of mine, who ended up getting casted on "The Real World: Brookyln", has started her own YouTube channel where she talks about Politics, News, Gaming, and Geekery. I suggest that everyone check it out.

Dec. 31st, 2009


I think all of you guys are great and I've read some of the stuff you've posted, but this picture is hilarious.

EDITED: Picture removed .... HTTP Error

Jun. 9th, 2009

Comic Con

Anyone here going to Comic Con this year? There is something that is going to be on sale there that I NEEEEEED, but there is just no way for me to make it out to San Diego. If you're going send me an email or a PM o we can discuss.

Jun. 3rd, 2009

Video Games ... squeee!!!


I am totally going to get both, I let my brother in law borrow my FFVII years ago and never saw it agian, I am totally excited to get to play it again.

And L4D2 .. chainsawing zombies .. like totally awesome!!!! [info]insanity is more excited about getting to use a frying pan on zombies .. but like seriously .. chainsaw!!!!!

Jan. 7th, 2009

Watch the new season of "The Real World" tonight

Tonight the new season of "The Real World" debuts. And a person whom I used to work with, and a very strong and inspirational woman is going to be on this show. Her name is Katelynn Cusanelli and her blog can be found over at LJ, her username is indigochildkate. Google her if you want to know more about her. And tune into MTV tonight to watch the show, it is bound to be entertaining.

Dec. 17th, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to my beautiful and wonderful wife [info]insanity. I love you and hope you have a wonderful day today!

Nov. 3rd, 2008

Site Issues

I am going to take a break from the comment rot issue over the next few weeks to work on other problems that have been plaguing the site. I have kind of hit a wall on that issue, and I know it's a big one. I figure if I work on some other problems for awhile and then come back to comment rot maybe I'll have some fresh ideas on how to fix it.

Thanks for understanding.

Jul. 24th, 2008

[No Subject]

[info]insanity and I are heading to visit my Family in VA in a few hours. We will have laptops if anything goes wrong, but if the site is just running a bit slow, please bare with us. Chances are its doing the backups and such and will clear up in a bit. We will be near the Lynchburg (specifically Blue Ridge) area of Virginia. Anyone got any suggestions on things to do or see?

Jul. 7th, 2008

I really want this

Jun. 22nd, 2008


This is a post by email test

May. 23rd, 2008

Not doing well enough

We are not winning this election right now, in fact, we are way far behind. We really need to get out the vote. Please don't spam, but let everyone you know here know that if they want my voice on the board that they need to get out and vote.

May. 19th, 2008

LiveJournal Advisory Board

If you are interested in my candidacy for the LiveJournal Advisory Board, please visit the above link.

May. 15th, 2008

I am officially excited

May. 6th, 2008

LJ Advisory Board

I have decided to nominate myself for the LJ Advisory board. As we do run the GPL version of the LJ Source code here, I feel that it would be in InsaneJournal's and every other "LJ Clone" out there's best interest to have our voice on the panel.

If you agree with me and want to get my name on the ballot. Go here and support me if you feel that I deserve to be on the ballot for this board.

If I actually do manage to get nominated I will post something to [info]announcements

It appears that I already have the 100 comments necessary for nomination, but please keep commenting your support (only once per user please). That way at the very least LJ will see that it's users also want support for sites outside of LJ that use it's codebase. And that the FOSS (Free Open Source Software) movement is still alive and well!

Apr. 18th, 2008

Web Hosting Poll


We are very close to picking a new hosting provider. One is considerably more expensive than the other, but what they are offering us is 100% top notch service. The problem is that if we choose them we will not be able to keep our paid accounts the same price. We will raise them to $20/6mo or $35/year. If we pick the other provider, which is not as well known, and isn't offering us the same level of service we will not have to raise prices at all.

Please fill out this poll on what you all would want. Would you be willing to pay more for a more reliable InsaneJournal. Granted the cheaper option may never go down, but we will defiantly have more room to grow with the more expensive option.

Edit: I do want to note that once we get settled in and the paid accounts are coming in at a decent pace then we will consider lowering the prices back to a reasonable level.

Please spread word of this poll around as I want to get as many answers as possible. Also, when you do spread word of it, please don't encourage anyone to vote any particular way as I really do want honest answers.

Poll #1421 New Hosting Questions
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What hosting option should I pick

View Answers

Amazing service but have to raise paid account prices
434 (87.3%)

Good service, but not as fast or reliable, but leave prices the same
25 (5.0%)

No Opinion
38 (7.6%)

Apr. 16th, 2008

What happened (quick and dirty version)

Here is a quick and dirty version of what happened. I will post a detailed account to annoucements later. I am posting this here for rumor control.

- Called host inquiring about how to cancel servers under contract (databases were still under contract web servers were not). Was informed by faxing in a form I could cancel the contract. I was led to believe that I would be able to cancel servers separately at a later date.
- I faxed the form to get the ball rolling.

- Woke up to multiple text messages and email stating site was down. Logged into to hosting control panel to see both servers deleted.
- Called support to try to end cancelation, they informed me that only billing can handle that and billing is only open M-F 9-5
- Called billing and was told that the forms I sent in were for server termination and they did just that without emailing or calling me. I gave them quite a piece of my mind, but was told that they did nothing wrong. Even though their rep gave me bad info.
- Eventually got ahold of support and managed to get them to save my hard drives from the old servers.
- Had to order new database servers

- New database servers were finally ready
- After wrangling with support for about 4 hours I got the old drives in the new servers
- Got servers up and cleaned the databases and made backups of them immediatly
- Brought site up
- Fixed error with 1 webserver causing issues

Mar. 25th, 2008

Safe Harbor Update

I made the donation to Safe Harbor today, and also submitted the paperwork to have my work match the donation. They sounded thrilled to have this money.

Also they seem to be doing really well. The community really came together for them and now they have a temporary clinic back open.

You can find more information about them as well as make your own donation to them at

Mar. 14th, 2008

Safe Harbor Animal Rescue

Safe harbor animal rescue in Jupiter, Florida caught on fire in the early hours this morning. They are in desperate need of donations, foster homes, and adoptions. Right now all of their animals are in cages in the parking lot.

If you are in South Florida and have room for an animal, even just a temporary home, I urge you to head to the rescue and do what you can. If you have money or a skilled trade to donate, please contact them and let them no you are willing to help.

Safe Harbor is a non profit, no kill shelter, the only no kill shelter in the area that I am aware of, so any animals that they cannot find homes for will go to a kill shelter and from there who knows what will happen.

Mar. 9th, 2008

I need a life

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Feb. 23rd, 2008

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