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(no subject) [Oct. 10th, 2005|02:28 pm]
John Bellone
Well I am here once again to basicaly promote my website, it seems that most people are still checking this place out and they haven't headed on over to my new homepage where my blog is currently located now. Its an easier way for me to keep everything in check, and make sure that all my stuff is in one place. I wish that I had some kind of WebAPI that I could easily update everything, but I think I don't to get into thinking about that because I might just dive right into XML RPC and working with Wordpress.

What am I doing? I'm across a lot of things right now, mainly working on designing a game and programming a framework for an eventual application I wish to launch. I've always loved programming APIs, and hopefully, this will actually get done to the point where I can launch it and use it. I'm not going into too much explination on to what it is, but I'll be sure to post it everywhere when its ready ;).

So head on over to http://www.thealternate.org and check out my homepage/blog, you can hit me up on my new email address john at thealternate dot org. Enjoy.
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(no subject) [Aug. 6th, 2005|10:15 am]
John Bellone
[Winamp |Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me]

Working on getting my new blog up, be back soon, time to play some Battlefield 2.
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(no subject) [Aug. 4th, 2005|01:36 am]
John Bellone
I'm thinking of turning theAlternate.org into my personal blog/homepage. We'll also be doing the podcasts from there (if we decide to go on, which we might) but I'm getting a little tired of having more than one blog. Wordpress is the shit, and I love how it works. If only it could import the years of blog posts I have on here, but I guess that would have sealed the deal so long ago. The only thing that Livejournal has above everyone else is the standalone clients--Semagic rocks, but I won't have that with Wordpress. Ugh. Its such a choice!
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(no subject) [Aug. 3rd, 2005|03:05 am]
John Bellone
[Winamp |Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb]

So I drove up to Comcast in Toms River today to see if they were hiring (I knew they were, their website said it, and I applied there probaly 400 times in the last year). I get there, all dressed up (which I hate), and with resume in hand. The woman at the reception desk tells me, "Sorry, but you can go on comcast.com and apply." What the fuck? They don't hand out applications anymore? That's bullshit. I've applied there the whole damn year, and not once, not once, have I gotten an email, phone call, or whatever back. Those assholes. So I drove up there for nothing.

I paid $620 to Ocean County College as the down payment, now each month, its $467--more than half of my month's wages--that seriuosly sucks. Not to mention that the payments end up October, instead of November, like they did last year. That really fucking sucks. So this was the reason why I all of the sudden started really looking for a job, ~$800 a month isn't cutting it, especially when I need to drive up there 5 days a week now. That's going to seriously suck with gas money. My parents have already said they would help me, but I don't want that, I'm not working for no fucking reason at all. I don't want them to help me with money, I have my problems, and they have theirs. They have done more than enough for me, more than I could ask for, and more than I have asked for. I'm so pissed at myself for being misruble all the time, but I just can't help it. I know they think I'm misruble at them, but I'm not, whatever.

I hung out with Hacker tonight, we went out to Green Street Park and sat out there smoking some cigars for an hour or two. Talked about some shit, we have had basically the same year, and both basically see life for how it is right now. Unfortunately though, he won't be returning to school, but I hope he changes his mind. He really has potential to be a great musician (and programmer, and mathmatician). I hope he changes his mind. He's a great friend, something I wish I would have realised back in high school. I'm hoping I find a new job soon, even though I like the liquor store, not only do I need more money, but I really need a change in pace for life. Even though it'll mean more work, I need something new, I just feel so bland as of late.

The song says it all.
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(no subject) [Jul. 30th, 2005|12:09 pm]
John Bellone
[Winamp |Slipknot - Before I Forget]

Work went fast last night, but nothing un-normal happened...

I went and picked Lauren up for work last night, and we hit up Applebee's for the half-off appetizer specials. That place rocks, and so does their Strawberry Lemonade (I swear, I may just have to get a part-time job there to see what mix they use for that shit!). Joe was working, so we said what's up. Bill and Hacker ended up stopping the resturant after I sent him a text message, we had a lot of fun just bullshitting around, and then they followed us back into town and chilled at Lauren's for a bit. We were out there for maybe a half an hour before it started raining (actually, it started raining right when we got there, and a half an hour later it started pouring). She had some friends over from Toms River (one Eminiem looking guy thinking he was a gangster), but whatever. I don't really want to go into that, from what I could hear, it sounded like they were just using her to crash at her house.

Bill and Hacker came over my house after we left Lauren's, and we chilled in my sun room watching Timeline on On Demand. I guess none of us realized what time it was, but they both left a little after 4AM when Hacker's mom called looking for him. I crashed soon after and woke up around 10AM, got to work around 2PM, and have nothing to do after work. Life is great (ugh!). Maybe I'll give the guys a call if I don't find something to do (or if Lauren doesn't want to hang out). I've been having fun with her lately. Good times.

I'm thinking I may have to go down to OCC on Monday and start my college payments. Blah! I wanted to drop $1000 down, but that would require me working two more weeks. Well, I guess that ain't happening, right? Shit. Looks like I can deal dropping about $600, that should work out, that'll come out to $337.50 each month. That's not bad at all. But if I dropped $1000 it would only be $237.50 a month, oh well, it don't matter--same amount of money each way, right? I also want to talk to my professor about getting a job somewhere around Toms River, in either Web Design or Applications (C++) programming.

I cleaned up the Flipside Software webstie a little bit. It looks a lot better now, and loads quicker (pure CSS2, absolutely no tables). I added the current project, Hybrid Telnet Client, and Hybrid Protocol to the list of projects. I still have a few aesthetic issues dealing with the transition of pages, but I'll fix those tomorrow.
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(no subject) [Jul. 29th, 2005|01:20 pm]
John Bellone
[Winamp |Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride]

I ended up hanging out with someone last night until 2AM, and it was fun, she was great to talk to! I'm looking forward to doing it again sometime soon, but alas, work does call at 2PM today (or else I'd probably be at the beach). I rented The Pacifier last night, haven't gotten a chance to watch it, but I'm sure I'll end up doing that tonight unless I Find something else to do. Today has been pretty bland, I've been tired all day for some reason, and I got a good eight hours of sleep. I don't know--sometimes I think that these allergies are just so fucked, I don't bother taking medication anymore, bastards.
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(no subject) [Jul. 28th, 2005|08:16 pm]
John Bellone
[Winamp |Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb]

Today was a bust, I'm kind of pissed off, no, I'm really pissed off. The bank fucked up majorly today. Yesterday I went and transferred $500 into my checking account so that I could use my debit card to start my first payment to the college for next semester. Well, today, when I went to take some money out for Great Adventure (I was going with Sam, JR, Carl, and his sister) I found out that those fuckers had "misplaced" $500 and it was going to take a few days to fix. Fuck. I wanted to make the payment tomorrow, so, I had to transfer the rest of my money into the account and I couldn't go to the theme park with my friends. That fucking sucked.

I was suppose to hang out with someone, and once again, they failed to call me up on the phone. Bastards. I don't understand why I try, it really sucks. Dustin and I ended up going to the Ming Dynasty and eating lunch at the buffet. We stopped by Blockbuster afterwords and I headed home, I just didn't feel like hanging out and watching a movie. So what did I do when I got home? I watched a fucking movie. I expected a phone call, but, where was it? How the hell do I know? Ugh.

I watched Coach Carter, which has been sitting at my house since July 1st. Haha, yeah, good thing that my Blockbuster membership includes no late fees. I'm taking it back tonight. The movie was good, no, the movie was great. I wasn't expected it to be anywhere near as good as it was. I'm impressed. I liked the whole movie, from start to finish, and I would suggest anyone who has thought otherwise to rent it. I am seriously considering buying it from Columbia House on my next spree (which is soon). Great movie. Great acting. Greate Samuel.
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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2005|04:00 pm]
John Bellone
[Winamp |Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb]

I found it only appropriate to elaborate on my last post, just a tiny bit, and not more than that. One of my good friends dropped off a DVD at my house last night, and I didn't get a chance to look at it until this morning. Apparently he had gained a hold of the Family Guy movie that is going to be a Direct to DVD releasein September (now that I searched, there are torrents for it all over the net). The movie had me laughing the whole time, and being uncensored, it was even more enjoyable. It rocks in at about an hour and a half, which is a pretty decent size for a cartoon movie, but it still holds its own against most sub-par comedies. Its Family Guy though--you have to fucking love it. I'm not going to be giving any spoilers, but all I can say, is now that I have seen it I am definately buying it on DVD. Before this, I was skeptical, and would have most likely waited until I saw it at a friends place. But its mine now. I will be buying it.

Last night I got a call from my buds JR and Sam (who I hadn't hung out with in nearly a year) and they were bringing our buddy Carl (I don't know how its spelled) from Pittsburgh with his sister. We played Counter-Strike with Kraw awhile back, and he was a pretty funny ass guy. Sam and JR had been out to Pittsburgh to see him last year sometime believe (might have been later than that) so I suppose they were just returning the favor. We went and saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dustin and I had already seen it, but they saw everything else already so we gave in. The movie was more horrible than the first time we saw it, but it was fun because everyone was there making cracks. I might be going with them to Six Flags (Great Adventure) on Thursday depending on a few things, and hopefully, Dustin and Lauren will join as well. Good times. It ended a bad day.

I have to jump off to work at 5PM tonight though, that sucks, but I really don't mind. I'm going to travel up to OCC probably tomorrow and see if I can speak with my CS professor about jobs. I'm looking for a better paying job because I'm not sure if this is going to cut it with gas prices and all. I'm going to need to also drop 6 hours (Sunday) because I need at least one day where I can just relax and do homework and what not. But that's that, and a bucket of whatever.
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(no subject) [Jul. 26th, 2005|12:48 pm]
John Bellone
Okay, okay, so I'm a bad person. I watched the Family Guy movie a few months early, and let me tell you, it was funny as fuck. I'm definately going to be buying this thing on the first day that its released (so there, I might not have bought it, but now I definately am going to becuase I watched it). The torrent is up all over the net, so if anyone wants it, I'm sure you could easily find it. Last night Sam and JR came down with some friends (actually old friends we played Counter-Strike with from Pittsburgh) and hopefully we'll be doing stuff later this week as well. We went and saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again (Dustin came with us too) because they hadn't seen it. I disliked it more the second time. *sigh*
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(no subject) [Jul. 25th, 2005|12:06 pm]
John Bellone
[Winamp |System Of A Down - P.L.U.C.K.]

I need to find something to do outside of the computer, I'm trying, I really am, but I simply can't shake my hobbies. I'm a gamer, I love playing games, but I am by no means addicted to it. What I am addicted to though is programming, I love it, web programming, applications programming, designing new applications, looking at other people's code, improving on my own--I'm fucking addicted. I just realized this today, and I decided I need to find a single project, and work on it, and it only. I can have multiple websites, and designing them is no problem, but I can't be working on more than one programming project. I haven't decided if I want to work on my game engine, or if I want to work on my other project. I don't have the team right now to work on a modification, and unless I get one anytime soon, I don't think I'll be going that route until I am more comfortant doing so.

With that said, I've also made a pact to myself not to play any addicting and overly time consuming games. This mostly includes MMORPGs, and I don't think I'll be getting back in to Lineage if the guys decide to move to another server. I loved the game, I loved playing it with my friends, but I don't want to get into the loop again and be all misruble with my life. I am misruble, I understand that, but I need to change it and not embrace it (like I have done for the past year). Its too much shit for me to handle, and with the upcoming school semester (that I know I am going to loathe, simply because I'll be up there 5 days a week, and working straight through again). That's going to be one of the biggest pains in the ass, I'm going to need to get Sunday off. I need one day. Just one. I think I atleast fucking deserve that.

I still have not decided if I'm going to chase the whole radio show thing, I have fun doing it with my buddies, but I don't know if its going to work. I've put a lot of time into it the past few weeks when I could have been doing something else, I just don't know, but I know I'm happy doing it. The question is--will I be happy doing it for a long period of time? I can't answer that, and I guess I'll try and answer it within the next few days. If I don't, the domain will most likely become my personal homepage, which is something I've been lacking for awhile.
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