Friday, October 29, 2004

Bye Bye Blogger

Bye Bye, you treated me well, but your slowness (being down almost all day yesterday) has gotten the best of me. Continue the chronicles of the Crusty Wizard at

I know things might not look as pretty there now, but I have more control over that new software (it's installed on my server) and will be updating it all the time. See you (mom) there. I will keep this page up at it's current domain, so you can always come back to it. I think I might have messed something with this last post so if you notice anything funny email me. miltownkid [at] (with blog in the subject).

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

This might be my last blogger post

Having being down for half the day yesterday inspired me to installing blogging software on my webspace. I'm going to try and move all the the blogger posts there. The new blog is located at

It looks like I'm really going to like this new blogging software so I'll probably stay.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Title 14970

Let's see... Well I decided that I'm going to go with the Sony Ericsson T610 (I would have linked to Sony's site, but it was down at the time) for a few reasons.
  1. It's cheaper by almost half.
  2. The more expensive one isn't compatible with my Tungsten T.
  3. I don't think I'd use the extra features that much.
After I get the phone I plan on doing some mobile photo bloging. That could possibly be fun. It'll just take shots of stuff and send it instantly.

Went to an interview for a new teaching job. It'd be once a week for an hour. I wasn't looking for a job, but a friend asked me to check it out because he's leaving so I did. It was pretty cool. I'd just be teaching 3 kids all around 12 and their English is already pretty good.

A bonus to going to that interview was seeing a bike shop on the way. I stopped in and asked him if he had a taller seat post... Yes. Then he showed me a bunch of bigger bikes. He had 21, 23 and even 25 inch frames and for reasonable prices. I think I might sell my bike and get a bigger framed one.

I don't think I said it yet, but after finishing Harry Potter I started Da Vinci Code like I told me brother I would. So far it's a fun read, but I don't see what all the hoopla's about. Maybe I will when I get deeper into it (I'm about a 3rd of the way through).

Alrighty, peace.

Monday, October 25, 2004


Going to now takes you to the wiki. So the wiki is the main site now. Not much to report from yesterday. It was just game club and the usual chillin'. There's a typhoon going on now so I got a paid day off of work (yipee!).

I won't write much now because I plan on posting again later. I'm not sure who'd be interested in these, but I put some Elva lyrics into tone marked pinyin (KFC, you reading these?). You never know when those could come in handy.

I'm gonna go have me some lunch now. Peace out.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Donuts are serious business

Went and checked out the (kind of ) new Mister Donut yesterday. I took a few pictures and posted them on There's a 4-5 hour line of people waiting to get donuts there everyday.

This morning I went for another bike ride. This time we rode down to the Taipei City Zoo. That was a pretty good ride. My seat is way too low, so long distance riding kind of sucks, so I'm looking forward to getting a new seat post, new bike or bringing a bike over from back home (maybe I can get my brother to bring it for me).

After that I just chilled at home. While chilling at home I researched cell phones. I think I'll end up getting the Sony Ericsson k700i after selling my old cell phone stuff.

I've had this canker sore on my tongue for the last 4 days and that has dampened my spirits a bit. Off to bed now, hopefully it will clear up soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Crusty Wizard Daily Will Be Back

Now that I know my one reader has her Internet connection working again (my mom, in case she couldn't guess it was her). Funny, I just realized I didn't play RO once today. I didn't play the PS2 either. I better go see a doctor or something.

Let's see, not much to talk about. Our Taiwanese study group had it's first meeting yesterday and I feel that went well. Starting to study Taiwanese (actually, just thinking about studying Taiwanese) excited my language nerve so now I'm studying Mandarin again more seriously. I have a strong feeling I'll pick up Taiwanese pretty quickly (conversational), we'll see.

Last Friday, Saturday and a few days this week I did telephone tests with my students. That was pretty cool. They all did really well except for 2 kids and those 2 are catching up quickly. I also ending up getting into rather lengthy conversations with those two kids parents about how they are in class and things. My Mandarin has been decent for a while, but I didn't think I could get along on the phone so well using only Mandarin *miltownkid pats himself on the back*.

The principal of the Elementary school gave me a third year Mandarin book and I like that much better then the books I've used before. It's much more fun reading these short stories then boring dialogs in normal Chinese learning text books. I think I'll work my way all the way through those up to high school stuff.

We'll be having another KTV outing next month and I plan on singing at least one song in Mandarin and one in Taiwanese. And get both of them up on the site right away a long with pictures. My new PS2 game should be coming next week (hooray). I guess that's about it for now. I best get back to study.

Saturday, October 16, 2004


What shows all your cares,

Alone or in pairs,
Looks better then your neighbor's dog...
What hits harder then Mac,
And fits on your sack?
It's blog blog blog!!
It's blog, it's blog,
It's big, it's heavy, it's electronic
it's blog, it's blog,
It's better then bad it's SUPERSONIC!

Let's see, we had an earthquake a few days ago.
It rattled hard enough to make me wonder what I'd
do in the event of a really hard rattler. Still
gotta get those pictures up. That'll do for now.