(Updated .)

Ok, it's now coming up on six months since I got laid off, and I still don't have a job. My unemployment insurance is just about to run out, and I still haven't even had an interview. What the hell? Is this some cosmic conspiracy against me? Is God trying to force me to use some of the many talents He gave me just for me to survive?

I don't know, but I'm sure as Hell getting tired. Look, I see all you people coming here looking for the Pokemon and "Tripping" videos... Please, if you're in the Los Angeles area, print out my resume and give it to your boss. While I'd prefer a nice cushy technical office job, I'm almost willing to settle for anything I can get at this point...

On other subjects, I'm probably about 40% done with a BeOS e-mail client I'm currently calling MailMaster. I had hoped to put it up on SourceForge to take advantage of their features such as mailing lists and the like, and to absolve myself of any requirement that I must advance it, but they didn't like my license. Rather than humbling myself for their pleasure, I'm going to host it myself, though I'll have to manage the project myself. Oh well. No big deal. If you happen to know of a place where I can establish a mailing list for free via the web (and presumably manage the list from the web), please let me know. It will probably still be a few weeks before I make any version of MailMaster available, because I want the app to be fully working (but not necessarily perfect) when I make it available. Parties interested in helping me, or providing me with information, please send an email to [email protected]

Also on my work board:

  • I'm also working on an artist-writer community forum style web site. It's still early, but it's already capable of adding new users, sending private messages on the site and via e-mail, and automatically generating and updating a member directory.

  • I plan on beginning work on the "For Love of Color" web site this week, that my wife and I have been intending to setup for people in relationships involving mixed races. It may very well have the same forum style structure that the artist-writer web project has, because I already understand what's involved in building it.

  • Finally, I will get off my lard ass, and start helping my buddy Jon out on a game that he and I are designing. To this point, I've been more an advisor and donator of server space than anything else, but I'm actually going to clamp down, and start coding. You hear that Jon?

The last thing I really have to say in this entry is that I really love my wife Lori, despite the things I sometimes do. Any one that knows me knows that I am a caring person, but sometimes I just get dispassionate about certain things or just flat out become a mindless idiot for a bit... Lori: I apologize for being a mindless idiot most of the time. I love you with all my heart!