dj orta

Tag: personal

  • My end of 2022

    spent some time offline for the last few months. Or at least much time as you can offline nowadays, kept my head focused on my job. The situation there seemed to be in a state of flux and I wanted to do what I could to salvage it.

  • Thermal Selfie

    I haven’t written much in a while. Life gets the best of me, and work has been such a giant part of my life that I neglect to write. Or do anything but work related stuff. I hate that. I need to change that. I’m working on some more longform stuff, but before I go, […]

  • dj orta dot com.

    I’ve been holding off on launching my own personal website for a few years now. And when I mean launch, actually launch and use the fricking thing. I had installed WordPress on it a millennia ago, importing everything over from my livejournal upon it. I started double posting things on both livejournal and WordPress at […]

  • Revisiting the Library

    I went back to my old job a week or so ago. I was once a proud librarian/librarymans, working basically weekends at this job that offered me my first real experience at a position I sought myself (I was promoted from page to library clerk during my stay there). It was the first time I […]

  • Gaming Avatars

    With the latest generation of video games, the ability to create virtual avatars have become commonplace. The Xbox 360 has its avatars. The Wii has its Miis. And the PS3… well, it has its Home Avatars (that’s almost a second thought behind the first two). All of these avatar creation systems have the same damn […]

  • the best compliment

    One day at work, where i was being my usual crazy self, a customer observed to a fellow coworker (who later told me) that I was a “character out of a movie” and “I couldn’t be real”. I stopped in my tracks after my coworker told me this after the fact- I couldn’t think of […]

  • The Last of LaFonda

    So I got attached to my car. Who wouldn’t, after all the weird adventures I’ve had with it? LaFonda was a 1992 Chrystler LeBaron- or as I liked to call it, “The Pimpmobile past it’s prime”. With it’s roomy red velvet interior, it looked like it tried to capture the same style of those giant […]

  • LaFonda’s Interior

    A picture of my car before I had it taken away by the tow truck from the charity. Used the AutoStitch app on my iPhone. I miss the car already- I’ll be writing a small retrospective of my time with my car. Before that, I’ll be doing a writeup of my experiences at E3, 2011! […]

  • Geeky Present

    The best presents are those made just for you- those that people go out of their way to make sure it’s utterly right for you in every sense of the word. Everyone has had one of these, at least. One present I received this previous christmas could fall into this category- an utterly geeky present […]

  • Day of the Dead.

    Today is (well, earlier today) was the celebration of Day of the Dead.I wrote about Day of the Dead before- about the celebration and the lack therof in my life. I wanted to honor those who had passed away to connect to my own lost roots as a Mexican-American- or at least, to my own […]