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Saturday, August 11th, 2012

been there done that

After 12 years of posting thoughts, brain farts, ideas, links, editorials and other stuff on this blog, I have decided to no longer provide updates on weidemannia.

Been there. Done that.

As you know, I had closed my social networking sites on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates, Linked In and many others I have since forgotten, because the initial thrill the Internet provided as a creative environment for me has turned into more of a chore. I am proud to say I have never “tweeted” and have no interest in the tweets of others. I just don’t care.

Perhaps, the straw that broke this old camel’s back was receiving over 25,000 spam-generated “gee this blog looks great – keep up the good work” comments posted on my articles – even though I had completely disabled commenting. I have no idea why they showed up, and 1 and 1 couldn’t explain it either – but based on the nature of the comments received, I believe some lonely Polish programmers who feel their actions of disturbance annoyance and are important to the betterment of the planet. Anyway, I am in the process of deleting all comments.

BUT, don’t be forlorn.

I am maintaining my epiclectic Flickr account, and will continue to upload images and photos there. Their method of preventing spam and blocking posters – when rarely required – is much less painful.

The images on the right will continue to link to my updates for those of you who happen to land here first for some reason.

Honestly, I expect no one to actually read this far.

If you do, let me ask you to take a moment and reflect on what you are doing with your time, and if it could be better spent by stepping away from the computer, laptop, smartphone and iPad, and taking a long walk in the woods.

Enjoy life!

Steve

Demented Toons

Friday, February 14th, 2003

If you haven’t yet discovered Joe Cartoon, you might check out Joe Cartoon : Piece Of The Week. Demented Flash for all occasions.

OK

Friday, February 14th, 2003

As you can plainly see, weidemannia now has as a vibrant and dynamic home page, complete with a self-contained, fully-integrated blog. No longer will YOU, the occasional visitor, need to go through all the frustration of clicking aimlessly on the menu links to find something new and exciting. The new [intentionally blank] center panel provides you with the pointers to the latest site additions, information, links, commentary and other nonsense that will let you know WITHIN SECONDS whether or not you spot something that interests you – OR if you need to look somewhere else for that porn you so desperately desire.

[You are now free to click about to your heart’s content!]

Design In Progress

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

In an effort to give the blog a purposfully bland appearance (trying to stay true to the blog’s “intentionally blank” title), I spent an hour playing around with various combinations of font styles and colors, sizes and shapes. I then dove in and decided to master the art of assigning hexidecimal color values in html to create the subtle shades of gray in the table. I added the picture to give the blog a splash of personality.

Splash.

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

Tenacious 3D

Wednesday, February 12th, 2003

Parking Spots

Wednesday, February 12th, 2003

The 2003 Photobloggies

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003

BOROWITZ report.com

[ initialization complete ]

Monday, February 10th, 2003

Please sit down and make sure your seat belts are securely fastened. All seatbacks must be upright and tray tables stowed before the author begins blogging. Also, please discontinue the use of all cellular devices until you are informed that it is safe to move about the Internet. Now, sit back and enjoy the flight.

[Supercedes previous “what’s new” page]

executive leadersheep

Monday, February 10th, 2003

term used to describe those people who – for some unfathomable reason – have been promoted to a position of authority – yet, are completely unqualified to construct a single thought or idea on their own; comply with the whims of their executive management – regardless of whether the indicated actions are moral, ethical or compassionate; incapable of challenging or confronting a leader.

Monday, February 10th, 2003

The Internet Movie Database: Photo Galleries

Thinking of Rebirth

Sunday, February 9th, 2003

Happenings over the last few weeks have inspired me to initialize a new blog on the site. You will find [ intentionally blank ] a place where I intend to post more narrative or personal, spur-of-the-moment journal entries. I have no idea how prolific or important my writings may be, but if nothing else, it helps me pass time – and it’s great therapy. Perhaps generations to come will uncover great truths and observations.
BTW, this page has now been superceded by the [intentionally blank] blog, and is linked from its menus.

Fertilzer

Sunday, February 9th, 2003

“From time to time, the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” — Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801-1809), Founding Father of the American Revolution (1743-1829) [editor’s note: Word “Liberty” replaced with “Knowledge” to make a point.]

Saturday, February 8th, 2003

Greatest Films

Saturday, February 8th, 2003

[ ] Letters

mas

Saturday, February 8th, 2003

short for mutual admiration society; people who are afraid to challenge each other for fear of being challenged by others; circle-jerks.

butt-ostrich

Saturday, February 8th, 2003

a person responsible for taking action, but incapable of doing so due to the proximity (read: insertion) of their head in the analcavity of the person they are supposed to be responsible for disciplining; see mas

Another Sniper in a Tower

Saturday, February 8th, 2003

Its been a few weeks, but the sleeping bastards have once again raised their ugly heads, and struck out at any remaining signs of life and passion that remain. What a shame – a horrible mistreatment of people by incompetents with tenure and a title.

If you happen to hear any one of those a-holes utter the phrase “people are what makes our company great”, you are authorized to challenge them in public and make them explain what that means. And don’t bother to tell their bosses, because they are all butt-ostriches. [I see a cartoon here…anyone?]

Friday, February 7th, 2003

basic nutrient program – check out the penergizer

Thursday, February 6th, 2003

Epitonic.com: Hi Quality Free MP3 Music

Thursday, February 6th, 2003

A Daddy-O’s- bowling shirts, rockabilly, swing, retro shirts, lounge and 50’s clothes and dresses.

Thursday, February 6th, 2003

Viva Las Vegas – Rockabilly

Thursday, February 6th, 2003

CD MAP Settlement – Make sure you register by March 3, 2003, to claim your share of the riches!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2003

Digital Photography Editing – Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, February 4th, 2003

GLAMORLUX Vintage Movie Posters

Tuesday, February 4th, 2003

Rowanlea Grove Novelties

Monday, February 3rd, 2003

CUBEĀ²: HYPERCUBE : LIONS GATE FILMS

Monday, February 3rd, 2003

Penhouse Designs

the weidemannia pre-archives

Friday, January 31st, 2003

weidemannia – the pre-archives – A log of how all of this nonsense got started.

Friday, January 31st, 2003

JOE BOXER | PROMOTION

Thursday, January 30th, 2003

movie posters at movie poster warehouse movieposter.com

woofys

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

Well Off Older Folks.

crop dusting

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

surreptitiously farting while passing thru a cube farm, then enjoying the sounds of dismay and disgust; leads to PRAIRIE DOGGING

generica

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, subdivisions.

ohnosecond

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

that minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake.

percussive maintenance

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

the fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

404

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

someone who’s clueless; from the World Wide Web error message “404 Not Found,” meaning that the requested document could not be located.

xerox subsidy

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.

irritainment

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying but you find yourself unable to stop watching them; the O.J. trials were a prime example.

stress puppy

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

a person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiney.

swipeout

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

an ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

mouse potato

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

the on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.

sitcoms

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

single income, two children, oppressive mortgage; what yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids.

prairie dogging

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

when someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.

salmon day

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

the experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

cube farm

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

an office filled with cubicles.

seagull manager

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

a manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

Star Boards – Will Ferrell – 1 of 1 Who discovered this comic talent from Irvine, California? And why is he so damn funny? Ask him yourself…

blamestorming

Tuesday, January 28th, 2003

sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

Monday, January 27th, 2003

Fuse – Creativity Technology – Check out the “fun stories” link…

Monday, January 27th, 2003

The Covers Project

Monday, January 27th, 2003

WELCOME TO THE SUNDAZED KUSTOM SHOP

Monday, January 27th, 2003

Illusion 2k

The Pen Guy

Sunday, January 26th, 2003

Created a new page dedicated to a comic strip in its infancy. Follow the adventures of a man with an obsession. Check out the pen guy.

Sunday, January 26th, 2003

HOW TO DRAW MANGA — OFFICIAL SITE AND STORE

Sunday, January 26th, 2003

Fisher – Videos

Saturday, January 25th, 2003

AltaVista

Saturday, January 25th, 2003

AltaVista’s Babel Fish Translation Service

Thursday, January 23rd, 2003

Personality Test

Tuesday, January 21st, 2003

Dream Domain – still cool and kills lots of time.

(((MusicStation))) RockOnTV

Sunday, January 19th, 2003

(((MusicStation))) RockOnTV – The Ultimate Guide Music on Television

Sunday, January 19th, 2003

(((MusicStation))) RockOnTV – The Ultimate Guide Music on Television

Sunday, January 12th, 2003

1001 Fonts .com | Download Free Fonts

Sunday, January 12th, 2003

the Gurus Network – Home

Sunday, January 12th, 2003

GurusNetwork.com – Pen Tool – Introducing the Pen Tool …it’s all about, the Pen…

Sunday, January 12th, 2003

The AFU & Urban Legends Archive

Sunday, January 12th, 2003

TruthOrFiction.com

Saturday, January 11th, 2003

BBspot – Satire for Smart People and the Best Links Daily

Happy New Year

Friday, January 10th, 2003

Happy New Year. In the middle of reading Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel, and felt compelled to create a cartoon. You can find it in the flash gallery. Exploring the process of matching animation to specific events in the audio track. Remember, this is only a hobby – and not a career!

Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice Video

Friday, January 10th, 2003

Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice Video

Friday, January 10th, 2003

Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice Video

Friday, January 10th, 2003

BijouFlix Top Five Free Videostreams

pathetic fallacy

Thursday, January 9th, 2003

the attribution of human traits to nature or inanimate objects; see executive manager.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2003

The Death Clock

Sunday, January 5th, 2003

World Wide Web Consortium

Friday, January 3rd, 2003

Musical Instrument Samples

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

Reel Classics: Classic Movie Audio Video Gallery

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

LiquidMedia

Door Opened

Friday, December 20th, 2002

Phone rang today. Offer extended and accepted. Time to shed the cocoon and emerge in a different place. From the new vantage point, it will be interesting to see how the remaining players are able to survive… let’s watch.

Thursday, December 19th, 2002

isometric screenshots

"Hello?"

Tuesday, December 17th, 2002

Phone rang today. Clock started ticking. Wheels are in motion. Happy Valentine’s Day, 2003! The beat goes on…

Sunday, December 15th, 2002

The new World Trade Center project

Stealth Leadership

Saturday, December 14th, 2002

…then, when no one is looking, the enemy sneaks up from behind and attacks your relatives. No one is safe when the idiots are given automatic weapons with silencers. I wonder who will be left to bury the bodies when its all over.

glowboy

Thursday, December 12th, 2002

n. worker in a nuclear power plant who repairs equipment in hazardous areas and so is often exposed to extremely high levels of radiation; also known as a radiation sponge.

[Courtesy of The Word Spy]

Bang!

Thursday, December 12th, 2002

The shot has been fired. It’s now time to observe how fast and far the sound travels until it hits a target. The message has been delivered. Closure.

spontaneous punishment

Thursday, December 12th, 2002

term used to describe what a person undergoes when hearing a quick-witted comedian generate multiple puns that are incendiary and provide seering pleasure; a good thing.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

Amazing eBay Find – People will buy anything…

Tuesday, December 10th, 2002

UBUWEB Visual-Concrete-Sound

Sunday, December 8th, 2002

The Useless Pages

Saturday, December 7th, 2002

Dan’s 20th. Century Abandonware — just the best apps … period!

Saturday, December 7th, 2002

p o r n o l i z e . c o m – I dare you to enter the URL of a corporate web site…

Kill The Samaritan

Thursday, December 5th, 2002

“A man with a gun was chasing three people through an alley in San Diego the other day when an onlooker jumped on his back. Cut! The onlooker didn’t realize he had interrupted the shooting of a scene from a movie based on the old TV series `Hunter.’ A city film commission rep told columnist Diane Bell of the San Diego Union-Tribune that neither the good Samaritan nor the actor was injured.”
Steve Harvey, Well-intentioned Samaritan Halts Shooting by Tackling a Gun-toting Actor, The Los Angeles Times, Aug 20, 2002.

LSM

Wednesday, December 4th, 2002

Seems that the LOONEY SCARY MONSTERS act even more looney around the holidays. Heed the warning – Stay indoors and keep your doors locked… and whatever you do, don’t pick up the phone. It’s Deathcember. They may be coming for you next…

smecko

Friday, November 29th, 2002

a rare form of lizard (a gecko / chameleon hybrid) usually found burrowing into small, dark crevasses typically remaining in hiding for long periods of time; also a derogatory term used to describe an individual who is continually observed brown nosing with their superiors.

Friday, November 29th, 2002

MATRIX POSTERS

Wednesday, November 27th, 2002

psychoLogic – Tell all your business partners and consultant friends about this one.

psychoLOGIC

Tuesday, November 26th, 2002

"Your weaknesses give us our strengths"[ Speaks for itself. ]

Pardon Me, You Seem To Be Leaking

Tuesday, November 26th, 2002

While the downturn in the stock market may actually offer some respite, with many baby boomers planning to delay retirement, Mr. Beazley says many of those with flagging portfolios will be more likely to switch jobs than continue in their current positions.

In fact, a recent AARP survey of workers ages 45 to 74 found that 69 percent of those interviewed plan to work in some capacity in their retirement years. But 34 percent said they would work only part time, and in fields that fed some new interest.

“From a company’s standpoint it doesn’t matter if they’ve retired or switched to another job, you still lose the knowledge,” he says. Beazley, like Dalkir, says it’s critical for companies to put in place a system for capturing knowledge so that it doesn’t walk out the door when an employee does.

Monday, November 25th, 2002

Dueling Dialogue

Monday, November 25th, 2002

Slogan Lab