News and Updates
February 13 , 2008
posted by - Harblar
HOLY SHIT!!! I've been one Lazy Fuck in regards to this website... But you gotta expect some losses after all. In all fairness I haven't had anything new to update the site with... Again... I'm a Lazy fuck... we covered that all ready. Moving on. You've also probably noticed by now that the forums have been down for awhile... Well, none of you were posting anything and I was sick of deleting fake users and porn ads off the site on a daily basis, so I got rid of it. Damage done I guess since now my email is constantly flooded with crap... Anyway, I'm not super great with email to begin with, but If anyone's sent me any and I haven't replied, it's because I missed it in the 200 some spam emails I get every day or it got filtered as spam... If that's the case I'm terribly sorry. Send me a shout out again and hopefully I'll catch it.
Well... It's been a busy year and a half so far. Since my last update I've changed jobs, moved, built a kick ass home theater in my basement, had said theater flood a couple months later, rebuilt better theater in my living room, etc.... As I said... busy.
So, where am I at now? Still in Aberdabber. About a year back now, I got hired on as a freight pilot with Airmax Airlines (a small part 135 company based out of Minneapolis). I fly a twin engine Cessna (310) five nights a week from Aberdeen, to Watertown, to Marshall MN, to Anoka (north side of Minneapolis), to Fargo, and then back to Aberdeen. I depart around 5pm and am usually back in my house by 11pm. Not bad considering I sit in Anoka for an hour and a half before heading to Fargo. So what am I hauling that keeps me flying so much? Checks... Cancelled bank checks. I've usually got 2-300 pounds going to Anoka, and maybe about 50 pounds going to Fargo every night.
Freight flying isn't for everyone, but I love it. It may sound as though my route can get a little repetitious, but believe me, there's always something different to keep it fresh, whether it be the numerous cells of thunderstorms between point a and b that you gotta find a hole through or the hard instrument approaches to 100' and 1/2 mile vis... It's a learning experience and it's a blast! F' YA!!!
I'm also no longer living at the airport. I'm currently renting a two bedroom just off from main street. Quite a bit more space, and considering freight flying pays better than flight instructing (go figure) I'm managing to fill it up quite nicely. I'll post pictures eventually... I'd actually have quite a few to post now, but, suffice it to say, this has not been my year for cameras... Long story short, I'm on my third digital so far and it only works about half the time. It's not that I treat them all that hard, just bad luck. I'm going to buy a DSLR sometime in the next few months and be done with it I think. In June my dad and I are going Black bear hunting in south east Alaska (should see one this time) so I'd like to have a good camera by then. We'll see... I've gotta lose a shit load of weight and get in some sort of shape that isn't classified as amorphous before then.
On that note, I've started hitting the gym again. I've actually lost about 15 pounds since the middle of January, though I didn't kick it into high gear till about a week ago, Hence the website update. "How does that have anything to do with the website?" you might ask. Well here's the deal I get done with work at 11 and My house literally resides a block from Mcee Dees... Temptations a bitch and if I'm just watching TV it's way easier to give in, so I'm going to start making an effort to get this site back on track, work on my drawing, and maybe even come up with a new video or two. I plan on reintegrating the forum, though new and improved, and a possible site rework that ties into that... I know I've made similar claims in the past, but this time I've got some motivation to get it done. If all works out I would like to see some more activity on the boards, knowing people are actually checking it out every so often helps keep me on track.
Anyway, stay tuned and I'll try to keep you entertained until everything gets going. Later my minions!
September 27 , 2006
posted by - Harblar
Hey! An Update! and it's only been 6 days! Whoooo Hooo!!! So what's new? Well for one thing, My photo galleries are now up and fully operational. Check em out here, under the Images section. I'll be sending out a mass email soon to update everyone in the near future, though it seems Jimmy beat me to it for some of you. Well... You're going to get an email anyway, so there!
In other news, It was brought to my attention that my hunting videos haven't been uploaded yet. That got me thinking... I don't think the funny vids have been uploaded yet, either. Sooooo... Expect to see these go up in the next few days. I'm going to try to have them up by this weekend. If I don't you'll have to wait till next week since I'll be gone this weekend.
After I get done with the videos and pictures, I'm going to work on changing the look of the forums to match the rest of the site, but Don't keep your fingers crossed on that one.
My current Playlist has also been uploaded. Enjoy... Till Next Time.
September 21 , 2006
posted by - Harblar
Wow... So much for my "I'm going to update at least once a week" plan... I'm such a putz. Oh well. It's been a somewhat busy summer and I haven't gotten much done. I put up some new sketches today. Enjoy.
I'm going to try harder to update more often, though as some of you have been discussing in the forums, I may be a little pre-occupied for the time being. And to answer all your questions...
Yes, I have a Girlfriend
No, I don't have a picture yet.
I don't plan on getting engaged/married till after Giggs
I'm certainly not going to have any kids before Rod or Trent.
I do have a lot of photos from this summer. My next project is to get those uploaded onto the site. Somehow... I'll also be introducing a web comic in the next couple weeks. Nothing super fancy, just something to keep me actively updating this site. It should be fun.
Well, Till later enjoy the updates and see what I can do to accomodate the discussion in the forums. ;-)
May 15 , 2006
posted by - Harblar
A few more sections are up now and the forums are working, though I will be redesigning them at somepoint to match the rest of the site.
The about page is up (whoopty doo) and so are all the links at the lower left. Now you can finally learn what pisses me off. Try to take advantage of that fact and I will make you regret it.
There's still not a lot of activity on the boards, but it'll come... At least thats what the voices in my head said. "If you build it they will come." All right, bad jokes aside, if there's a video or picture you really like, go to the boards and let me know.
That is all for now. Till later....
May 09 , 2006
posted by - Harblar
Well, The site is now live. Someof you have probably seen this on the test server. (You privelaged bastards) I'm still working on some sections, but haven't done much in the last week. Too much drinking in Grand Forks. Wedding receptions should be Illegal. I'll have some pictures up of that later this week. (Digital Cameras FTW).
The Forums are also temporarily down for a redesign as well. (Not that any of you lazy shmo's ever post on them anyway.) So don't fret... much.
April 11, 2006
posted by - Harblar
As you can see, I have once again updated the website. While it might not look like much has changed, the site has acctually undergone quite an overhaul. The videos section has been made much more user and internet friendly. All videos are now available in Flash only. You will need Flash Player Version 8 or higher to view these videos. The download site is available at the left. To celebrate this new change I've also uploaded a new video. Be sure to check that out. It's probably one of my best thus far.
I have also done away with the Blogging. I could not ascertain whether or not anyone wanted to use it or not, so to save myself a headache and a half I have done away with it. If you have a blog and would like me to provide a link to it, I'll be putting them in the Links section. I also plan to have user addable links in the Links section in the coming weeks. So when that goes live, be sure to check it out and add links to your own favorite sites.
I've also added a stories section. This will be a supplement to my images. I've been kicking around the idea of doing a web comic for quite a while and have been trying to build story ideas in my head. I'm going to start putting up parts of it in this section. Be sure to frequent this area and provide me with feedback on how it's coming along.
The Forums remain largely unchanged. No one is posting on them. Not even me, so I haven't bothered doing anything new with them yet. If your still unsure of what a forum is or what to talk about in them, I suggest you try visiting The Lost Order of Akalabeth and checking out the "Say What" board. Also check out AVS Forums. Both are linked at the left and are good examples of a well used boards and how they can work.
I've also added a few personal pages about myself. Favorite Quotes, current musical listenings, project, annoyances, etc... Please feel free to browse these new pages and discover the enigma that is me.
Well, that's it for now. I'll be sending out a mass email shortly going over this exact same information for those that don't frequently check this site for updates. In that Email I will also ask that you reply and let me know whether or not you would like to recieve email notification when the site is updated. I'll be trying to do and update at least once a week from now on.