It’s now the second day of my challenge and so far I’ve only worked a total of 4 hours. Yesterday I worked a total of 3 hours, but I expect to do a decent amount today to make up for yesterday’s poor performance.
I received news yesterday that my grandma had died, and that I’m supposed to be one of the pallbearers at the funeral. I have dress pants, dress shirt, and tie of course, but I haven’t really worn them since my stage band days. I also have an upcoming wedding I have to attend (girlfriend’s brother), so I thought I might as well hit two birds with one stone and get myself a suit.
Today I went and bought one. I’m picking it up tomorrow, once the tailor has made the alterations to it. It cost me $500… the salesman tried to sell me a trenchcoat to go with it, and while it looked smoking, I didn’t feel a great desire to spend another $170 on a trenchcoat, especially since I almost never dress up.
I also bought a nice dress shirt and tie (burgandy and burgandy/black respectively), belt, and shoes ($100 for a pair of shoes? I’ve never paid even half that much for a pair in my life!).
Anyhow, I’ll post some pictures tomorrow (I have to remember how the hell to tie a tie again…)
Commenting System Changed
Due to STRONG demand, I’ve modified my blog so that visitors don’t need to register to comment. Once I took a look on how it was set up, I realized that I had set that option up absent-mindedly (is that a word?). I originally chagned the system so that members COULD log in, to fulfill requests that some people had because they didn’t want to keep having to enter their name and other details in each time.
When I set it up so people could register and do this, I also checked the box below that feature, which FORCED people to register. Thus, people previously had to either register to post, or couldn’t post at all.
And, as I said, I received a lot of critical response from people who did not like this, and that it would greatly reduce the amount of commenters. I still think it’s rather silly though, as it really does only take several seconds to sign up.
*Shrug* Anyhow, there you have it. You can either register and not have to keep filling out the name field each time, or you can not register and fill it out, it’s up to you. Personally I’d suggest registering though since it takes 10 seconds at the most.
I also edited the comment area so that there’s a message encouraging people to register so they don’t have to keep filling out the the added textboxes. Logged in members won’t see this message, nor the text boxes. I also fixed a glitch that made the textarea box overlap on Firefox, and appear way down the screen on my MSIE7 (I sincerely hope it wasn’t doing that the entire time for everyone and nobody told me!).
Sooooo….. enjoy folks. We’ll see if this change really does bring in more comments…