Quickie: dingoRUE Updates, Bodog Poker’s Jamie Gold and Hell’s Kitchen Finale

I’ve been working on dingoRUE quite a bit over the last few days, tweaking, adding plugins and generally tinkering with the coolness that is WordPress. So far I’ve added some plugins to help with spam security, cross-posting to my LiveJournal, linking blog entries to: Technorati, del.icio.us and digg, automatically generating a google sitemap with every site update or post and very forms of streaming and subscribing services. It’s pretty damn cool the amount of things you can do with WordPress. The only thing I am having issues with is finding a good photo gallery plugin, but I’m working on that.

Friday at work was fantastic. Bodog sponsored poker player Jamie Gold won the 2006 WSOP (World Series of Poker) and won the coinciding gold bracelet and $12million, must be nice. Of course, since Riptown is contracted by Bodog.com, we had a huge, impromptu party to celebrate. I was lucky enough to be a part of the team that got to go out and pick up all the beer, wine and scotch for the party, it was just like a kid in a candy shop. We had to get enough for roughly 150 – 200 people, so we ended up leaving the liqour store with 5 shopping carts full of alcohol in the first trip. On the second trip we came back with another 3 shopping carts full to the brim, it really was a beautiful site. On the downside I lost $10 playing poker with the guys. Oh Well, small price to pay. 😛

The Hell’s Kitchen finale is tomorrow night and I can’t wait! After the bullshit debaucle that saw Keith getting the axe and Virginia staying, I don’t have a great deal of faith in the show, however, I have to watch to be sure Virginia doesn’t win it. If she wins, there will be no doubt in my mind the show is rigged and she’s doing Chef Gordong Ramsey. She’s been terrible the entire show, has never done a good job on a service and consistantly screws up and does poorly, she doesn’t deserve to be in the final two at all and the fact that she is, is quite disappointing. So, hopefully Heather will win. Will have to wait and see.

That’s all for now folks, stay tooned.

R.I.P. Rock Gods

Was watching a show on Much More Music about Heavy Metal and all the influential bands that started the movement like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and I had to get on the ‘puter and put some Zeppelin on.

Zeppelin has been one of my favorite bands for years now and without a doubt is one of, if not, my favorite band ever. Robert Plant is an amazing vocalist and Jimmy Page is one of the best guitarists to have ever picked up a 6 string.

Why does it seem like a lot of the bands and music I love is all gone. All the bands I would like to see the most of any are all broken up, and not just for the ‘we don’t like eachother reason’, for the fact that a key part of the group is dead, like Zeppelin with Robert Plant. Sometimes I wish I would have been born 20 years earlier so I could have experienced some of the best music ever created first hand.

Groups I’d die to see and will never be able to: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Nirvana and numerous punk and post-punk bands that have since disbanded or died out.

R.I.P Jimi, Janis, Robert, Jim and Kurt, thanks for not sticking around, asshats.

dingoRUE Goes Live!

So here is the newest incarnation of my personal blog and photo gallery, welcome to dingoRUE.

The site is obviously just starting out right now as I just got everything setup on the server and I will be tweaking the theme, as well as adding and removing various things for quite sometime to come, I am sure.

dingoRUE is running off of WordPress, which, as far as I’ve seen so far, is pretty damn cool. The install process alone gives me a great deal of faith in WordPress as it was super quick and incredibly easy.

Of course, this site and the server it runs on and everything else that is cool is being so kindly provided to me by Sir. Awesome himself, also better known as Roto, and sometimes even Nate. Nate has been kind enough to give me some space on his server to host this flaming piece of… fantistic-ness, yeah, that’s it. So thank you very much Mr. Nate, it is greatly appreciated, as always.

So, once again, welcome to dingoRUE. Enjoy your stay, as short as it will be since there isn’t anything here yet. 🙂