January 2001 - April 2001
- So...you want some news? Well you've come to the
right place (or at least I hope), I'll try to keep this page
updated with stuff going on with me or anything else interesting.
For more Jason news look at this page, it is the news page from Amanda
- For the news from
November 2000 to January 2001 click here.
- Sorry about the lack of updates. I'm working on a
new look to the page, check back soon!
- 4/05/01 11:55 pm
- Hello, I'm just an updating fool today! I've added
a new rant...check it out after you read this! The new one is
me going off on the rioters that took to the streets on the first
of April. Ok...I'm not even going to get started on this topic
here...I'll try to keep focused on news. Saturday a buddy Gene
and I are going to do a little road march. We are walking from
Purdue to my apartment, which is like 8 and some odd miles. It
has some good hills on the route so it should be nice and fun.
We are going to go full bdu's, combat boots, lce, and soft cap.
I'll get to wear my camel back :) We'll probably load our ruck
up with 40-60 pounds of dead weight and have it. I want to keep
a 3 1/2 to 4 mile per hour pace. That is a nice clip that gets
your blood pumping. The main reason that we are doing this is
to get our blood pumping and to help give us some blisters. Because
those blisters turn into callouses...and then we won't have the
great likelihood of a blister in the future. Oh, the things us
guy's do for fun! Tomorrow is my L O N G day on campus. I have
two classes, with like 5 hours between the two. That makes for
a very long and very boring break. I'll probably pass the time
by reading a book for my Pol Sci 223 class.
- Recently I found a neat program called Brainwave
Generator. Supposedly this program helps to alter your brain
waves for self-hypnosis, meditation, sleep aid, creativity, headache
relief, etc. So far it has been interesting. I haven't played
too much with it the last couple days. I was going pretty good
for a while but have kind of slacked off (I guess like this page).
I'll probably hang on to it. The program is shareware w/limited
features. I don't think that I'll register it and get the full
version, even though I would like to! I also have some new links
to add to the link page, but I don't think that I'm going to
be doing it tonight. Probably the next update or two. Alright...it's
time for me to leave...'night!
- 4/03/01 9:55pm
- Hello everyone, just wanted to give a little update
really quick. Nothing new is going on with me...only I'm a little
ashamed of the students at Purdue. Destroying property is not
cool by any means! I'm all for a big gathering and a bonfire...but
when you start screwing with private property and the property
of the university heads are going to roll. I hate the fact that
tax payers and us students have to absorb the cost of probably
less that 5% of the student body being idiots! I plan on making
a rant out of the riots...but I don't have it done yet...don't
worry when it gets done I'll post it ;) I know that you can't
wait for it!
- The other day I made a new wallpaper for my desktop.
It's a collage of a bunch of pictures...it looks pretty good
and is a lot more livelier than what I used to have. Now I have
a little scrapbook to look at all the time! Hmm...other news.
I have some papers due next couple of weeks so I need to get
cracking on them. I should be ok, usually am. Well...that's about
it for news...come back to check out the rants!
- 3/29/01 7:38pm
- Alright ladies and gentlemen...time for an update.
I was going pretty good for a while but I kinda slacked off...I'm
sorry! I've been getting a bunch of hits lately so I feel kinda
bad about not updating a bunch...time to get my butt in gear
again. I feel like I lead such a boring life since I don't have
any breaking news for all of you. I'll try to think of something
really quick. Oh, I have one...I found one of the funniest sound
clips ever! It's so funny...if you want me to send it to you
drop me an e-mail and I'll get it out to you...I promise you
that you'll laugh your butt off. Tonight is the big Survivor
night...hopefully it is a good episode. It's kind of strange
that I actually look forward to that stupid show...oh well...I
guess that I could be watching Barney or something! One of these
days I'm going to update my pictures on here...but I have hardly
been taking any pictures lately...I'll have to remedy that and
just start taking a bunch of pictures. I may have to put them
on my Purdue account and link to them there because I would probably
overload this server. Alright...take it easy!
- 3/19/01 5:57pm
- Hello, I was just siting here and decided that I
would do a really quick news update. Today was the first day
of classes since the end of spring break :( I wasn't ready to
go back to school...oh well...I'll get back into the swing of
things in no time. I think that I might add a couple of links
today...probably some nerdy ones that no one will ever go to.
I have a pretty good number of links and I've even used them
a time or two when I was at someone's place and didn't know the
exact address of a page. So I guess it's like my online bookmarks.
Susan (Amanda's sister) spent a couple days with us, we had fun
even though we did pretty much nothing. The weather has finally
warmed up so that is good. Well...that's about it...nothing exciting,
have you signed the guest book? If you haven't it is on the front
page...just click home. Ok...just thought that I'd ask you since
people are still coming but no one is signing! Ok...see ya!
- Hey, How's it going? Everything is going ok here
saying that it's spring break and I'm in beautiful Lafayette,
IN! I spent a nice chunk (according to Amanda) of my break screwing
around with computers. Oh, well guess there is a lot worse things
that I could be doing. I spent way too much time trying to make
a linux server / router out of an old Pentium 60 Packard Bell,
but that thing was too proprietary so I gave up. I still may
try to make a router from the Linux Router Project...but I doubt
it. I played around with my computer and Amanda's in the process...I'm
still on my never ending quest to get my computer as cold as
possible. I think that when I get my own house where I can really
have a work shop and can tear stuff up I'm going to start going
for the real custom computers. I would love to make an air conditioned
computer case or a water cooled cpu, but I just don't have the
room or the equipment here...but someday.
- Right now my case is 87.0 degrees...and I want it
colder...but I guess that I do have a lot of stuff in it and
the case is a big mid-tower so there isn't a bunch of free space.
I think that the next computer I build will have a big full tower
case with like 4 fans in it...I don't think that you can get
it too cold. Well...there is too cold...too cold is when you
start to get condensation. Amanda wishes that I would get a new
hobby..I'll have to think about that...it's kinda sad but there
isn't much that interests me that I can "work" on and
see my results and know that something got done. I could try
working on cars, but that would require me having a car and a
bunch of expensive tools and diagnostic equipment...and it would
require a garage...all of which I don't have.
- A couple of days ago (I think last Friday) I put
a little tracker program on my page. You can't see it, it is
in the background and it is really small but it lets me keep
track of what you are looking at, where you came from, who you
are (not really, just your IP), and where you are going. It turns
out that a ton of my hits where coming from an AOL WebCrawler
that seems to have taken a likening to my page. It comes like
every other day and checks out my page. I think I know who some
of the other people are that have stopped by ;) I took the IP's
from some of the e-mails that I've received and compared it to
the log file. I guess that it just gives me something to do...you
can't blame me! One of the more interesting things have been
that I have had two people come to the page looking for Teletubes
from Google. One person was searching for "big but Teletubes"
and the other "Teletubes pictures". Well...back a while
ago I mentioned Teletubes and I had all the other words on my
page so my page came up. Strange huh?
- I updated the pictures on Amanda and I's page (the
link is at the top of the page). They are of Susan's basketball
game on March 10th. They are ok...but I'm ticked off at my camera.
There is just no manual features to it whatsoever! So I have
to lose resolution and picture quality in order to get the shutter
speed fast enough for a fast moving basketball game. Someday
soon I'll try to get around to making a picture page of some
of my favorite digicam pic's thus far. Lets see other news...tonight
I went to Amanda's old high school for a regional game...South
Newton got a good spanking', would have liked to see them win,
but I guess that you can't have everything! Looks like Glenn
also lost...too bad. Purdue is in the NIT...go Purdue beat all
those second rate teams. I wonder if Purdue will riot if they
win the NIT...probably..the students have nothing better to do
around here. Well...take it easy...I'm going to watch Blind Date.
- Hey how is everything going? Hopefully everything
is going ok with you guys! Personally I'm a little disturbed...according
to my statistics from tripod I'm getting from 50-200+ hits a
day on here...but no one signs my guestbook! It is a little disturbing
if you ask me...so if you are reading this and haven't signed
the guestbook give me 10 seconds and let me know you are here.
It's only fair! Flatter me or something. Nothing is really "new"
with me...everything is pretty old...I'm thinking about retitling
this page Olds...because that is all it really is...a bunch of
old news! Amanda and I both are having a typical pre-spring break
week...it seems like every professor wants to help make your
life hell right before you can cut loose for a week...if you
can here me professors, we know your tricks and we are on to
them :) HEHE...not like we can really do anything to change the
system. Amanda and I are going to go the the casino and to a
comedy club over break...it should be fun...never gambled before
so it should be fun blowing the $20 I'm giving myself to lose
:) Once that's gone I'll just sit and watch everyone else lose
- There was another school shooting in California yesterday
(well...two days ago)...they always seem to disturb me...I just
can't understand what would make a kid want to take innocent
peoples lives...I'll guess that I'll have to have a rant about
them sometime. I'm also thinking about making some of the papers
that I've written in the past available on here...that way you
can see my wisdom :) Probably you will read them and think that
I'm crazy or something...or some high school kid will find them
in a search and submit my paper and then they will get in trouble
for plagiarism. Hey...I just added a counter...hope you guys
like it! Ok..take it easy...I'm off to bed!
- Happy March everyone...just wanted to add a quick
update. I added a new rant, you'll have to check it out. That
show that everyone watched but no one will admit it "Temptation
Island" ended tonight. Everyone stayed together...that's
good I guess. Even though deep down inside I'm sure that all
of you were hoping SOMEONE would break up! But love conquers
all I guess! So I have to be happy for the couples. I think some
of the singles will be a little disappointed. I bought a 1/8"
mini plug extension for my headphones so that I can listen to
music and games while Amanda is in here, because I think that
my noise gets on her nerves sometimes. I've been going through
the speaker out on my sub woofer/amp, but there has been a lot
of white noise so it was annoying. Now at least I won't have
numb ear drums when I'm done. Ok...I'm going to go to bed...everyone
have a good night!
- 2/25/01 11:11 pm
- Hello everyone, hopefully everyone is doing ok. Hopefully
you like then new makeover for the frames, I was getting sick
of the old one. It still isn't complete but it is a lot better
than it used to be, I still have to do something to it...it just
looks a little incomplete. I do like having link buttons instead
of just text links. I need to also fix some of the backgrounds
because they contrast with the black menu...other than that it
looks ok. I have another idea that I might use for the menu stuff...but
I'll try that later! I also added another link to my link page...that
urban legend page is great! I'm also going to put meta tags on
my page so that search engines can find my page better, but that
is later. This weekend Amanda actually watched "Gone in
Sixty Seconds" with me! She has been putting it off so it
made my day! Hmm...nothing else is really all that exciting.
Well, hopefully everyone is doing ok!
- 2/19/01 1:22 am
- I was sitting at the computer contemplating what
to do now...go to bed or do something else when it hit me that
I haven't updated my page in forever. Well...here goes...here
is a list of what is going on with me: Amanda turned 21, I put
another 128 mb of ram in my computer, got a kick butt LED flashlight
and that is about it. The weather seems about ready to break.
Oh, I also got a promotion...its now Private First Class Hartsell...no
longer Private Hartsell. Even though I'm still called Private.
Hey its like an extra $6 a month! Wooho! I also had a mishap
during the formation, but I'll leave that part off. I can't believe
February is over half over...time is really flying by! This is
short so that is about it! Everyone take it easy!
- 2/5/01 11:58 pm
- Hello, and welcome again to my thrilling page...the
page where you just wait anxiously for the next update. Well...sorry
you waited so long...but you'll live. I've been kind of busy
doing pretty much nothing. I just finished reading Philip Caputo's
A Rumor of War. It was a damn good about one soldiers
experience during the Vietnam War. It was one of the most griping
books I have ever read....I can't believe I've never heard of
it before my History class on the Vietnam war. If I get nothing
else from my class but what I got from reading that book, I am
very satisfied. Now since I read that book way ahead of when
it's due I can get back to reading normal "boring"
course work. This one book I have, for my psychology class...and
entire paragraph was full of questions! Every sentence was a
question, absolutely horrid to read! I can not believe an editor
would actually allow that to be published. I guess this is what
I get for actually reading my texts this year. Ok...I'm going
to go study and watch TV, see you around!
- 2/1/01 10:19 pm
- Ok, here I go again...I'm actually updating regularly
two days in a row...go me! Once again I'm am so friggin' ticked
about stinky people. I want to just go on a rampage and cuss
and scream but I'm trying to control myself here. Why can't people
shower? Heck, even splash themselves with cologne in a lame attempt
to hide the smell...that would be better than smelling their
E.coli or whatever stinks. You know how much bacteria you have
to have to reek like they do? It can't be healthy! Someone should
do a study or something! I'm sure the government would give you
a big fat grant of a couple million to study this and then you
could be hired by Gillette or Arid or something to design a better
deodorant. Here is what even scarier...it's WINTER! What will
happen to these smelly people when it is 90 some degrees here?
Can you say spoiled milk? Ok...I have to change the subject...I'm
making my blood pressure rise. Survivor was on tonight...they
voted the Army officer off...what were they thinking? He was
the only one that was trying to fish and work. What a bunch of
idiots...I'd probably be voted off first too because I'd probably
slap someone. I think the reason Kel got voted off was that he
was so busy fishing the others just laid on their fat ass and
talked and decided to vote the outsider off...hello? Do these
people have a brain in their head? Ok...I'm outta here.
- 2/1/01 12:20 am
- I just realized looking at all the different files
I have for this site that I need to start putting them into separate
folders...there is like 150 different files...that is a little
crazy if I do say so myself. Maybe make a separate pic folder...that
would alleviate some of the problem. But, that would require
me to fix all my picture links...and that would take a while
to do so I might make a folder and add all my new pictures to
it...that way I don't have to touch my old stuff...just the new
stuff. Hopefully I don't tick anyone off with the rants...if
I tick too many people off I'll probably delete it...I just feel
like venting a little more...since I sometimes go into a little
rant in the news....which totally defeats the purpose of news.
See...there I go. Well...I'm going to go to bed...see everyone
- 1/31/01 7:52 pm
- Alright...I just made a rant page...you can check
it out by clicking on the link in the menu bar. Nothing is really
new...I just got done typing that so I'm not in the mood to type.
- 1/29/01 12:06 am
- Hello, it's me again...I'm finally getting around
to updating the news and enlightening you with what is going
on with me. Everything has been pretty quiet...today was a nice
day. I had taco's for breakfast/lunch. Played Counter-strike
and watched The Superbowl and Survivor. Survivor was more entertaining
than the football game...but barely. It looks like more human
eat human on Survivor. When Survivor was on last year there was
this neat webpage where they made fun of the show and pretended
the Castaways (well...they aren't castaways anymore), get ate
instead of voted off. When I find it I'll be sure to post it.
I put some pictures on my other page, http://purduecouple.tripod.com
Go there to see them. I also brought my laptop out of retirement
to run once in a while and to listen to music in the other room
while I do homework. I bought a lan card cheap (USB one) for
$9.50 so it was a pretty good deal. Ok...that's it for now! See