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Tis’ Holidays

I love the snow.  There’s something about snow that just makes sense.  I don’t know if its facade of white purity over it’s translucent water counterpart or its ability to fall in impeccable slow motion, the kinda of motion that moves you, that can totally sum up one moment into a lifetime of remembrance.

I don’t think I’d look at the holidays any other way without snow.  It would be impossible otherwise to sum up each year of high’s and low’s without the crystalline delicacies of each snow flake.  For some reason I can look outside and just look back at all I’ve accomplished, failed not completed yet, loved, and lost, are moments capture in time, through each flake.  Each flake, whether a happy or sad moment in my life falls white.  I think this just re-iterates my belief to life without regrets, because through everything I’ve done throughout the year, there was something I believed in at one time. (more…)

It’s a riot out there!

So in an effort to share the many great websites out there I started InternetRiot.com.  InternetRiot.com will feature cool sites that I like along with a cool tip or trick you may or may not know about that website.  The idea is not only showcase some of the coolest websites on the internet, but bring attention to features that many may not be aware off.  I plan to record a video for each post which can be found on my Internet Riot Youtube Channel.

If you’re looking for new websites from time to time, be sure to check out InternetRiot.com, where I hope you find as much fun on the internet as I do!  That’s all I have for you now, thought I’d give ya an update on what I’m doing…

Social Portability

So in an effort to make blogging easier, I wanted to be able to make updates to my site from anywhere. After some research I found this sweet lil program for my Blackberry called BB Meta Blog. With this I can now make updates here via XML-RPC. I’m happy right now 😉

It amazes me how much we can keep up with each others lives with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. How from virtually anywhere I can update my 140 character Twitter status, which automatically updates my Facebook status with my cell phone.  I can even send pictures from my cellphone to be published immediately to my website.  And now I can update my blog with my cell phone as well.  This is seriously some powerful stuff!

Literally from anywhere, anytime, my social network of friends (and followers) can keep up with me, in the midst of all things busy.  Alas, this is the end to a new beginning of blog updates via my Blackberry.

Success

Last night I had my “Monster Mash” Halloween party and it couldn’t have gone any better! Everyone looked good, everyone danced, everyone eat, and oh boy, did everyone drink! 150+ people and the most amazing Halloween party to date (until next year :)). I truly thank everyone who helped me in any way to make it as successful as it was.

It’s been a crazy past couple months, but I couldn’t be any happier right now, than exactly where I am. And now it starts… the prelude to the holiday season…

The Projects

It’s amazing how I got my hands on so many things right now.  Between X number of web projects to Y number of events and such, it feels good to know that I can keep up with it all.  I guess truly never watching TV has its perks (seriously biggest time waster ever).  My projects are coming along, progression is moving.  I really can’t wait to share it with everyone, but its a bit away from making any public debut.

My biggest concern is remembering to stay focused and not to “drop the ball”.  I catch myself many times starting something but never following through.  No more…  It’s time to do something, and I’m going to do it right now.  Got a couple other projects that I’m working on with other people, even though my main one is my baby.  Its a juggling act, but I love it.

Ahh…its a Woot-off…. 🙂

These Late Nights

Its been nearly 3 weeks of late nights (past 2am). Its amazing how I can sit here for 5 or so hours, after work, and chug away at this new stuff. I’ve been working very diligently on my newest site, which I hope will go live by the end of this week. This site has a lot of customizations, but in the end will be worth it.

On another note, it finally looks like the Halloween party is forming. Its less than 2 weeks away and only about 25 tickets have been sold, but after talking to numerous people today, we are looking to be in good shape.

This upcoming weekend is sell tickets and complete more web work weekend. Looking forward to it, for sure!

~Anthony

October So Fast

This month has flown by so fast. After back to back internet conferences (Wordcamp in Toronto and Underground Training Lab in Detroit) I had a much needed weekend with my friends. This month has already been a pivotal month in my life, as I can see. I’m excited for what’s to come.

Upcoming events: Monster Mash, a Halloween party. This is the ultimate Halloween party, to be my best one yet. Contact me for ticket sales or more information.

Updates Complete!

After another long late night of development, I’ve finished the redesigning/updating of AnthonyMontalbano.com.  It’s now powered using WordPress, a platform I’m very familiar with.

You’ll notice that I am feeding content from multiple other sources of my activity on the internet.  I figured I may not have time to always update this website, but atleast things that I do will indirectly update this website.

So I put this site together for a few things.  I wanted the best representation of who I am, what I do, what I’ve done, and what I’m going to do.

Ok, time for sleep, nite!

~Anthony

Hello world!

Not so much of a hello world, but a welcome back world…

So after many renditions of AnthonyMontalbano.com over the years, I’ve finally taken the step forth and convert my site into a much more simpler site with many of the things I still want to share with who I am.  As of right now, the site is not complete.  I still have many things I am looking to implement, but have decided to call it a night after some massive work on multiple projects.  It’ll be interesting to see where this site goes as I move forward in my life, this is the next step.

Love it!

It’s amazing sometimes to see where people come and go through times and how things change. What’s astonishing about the concept of individualism and social interaction between each other is how the truth always leaks through in the end. Just when you think nothing makes much sense or you can’t grasp a concept that is a reality, the lenses are adjusted and your eyes focus. That’s when you see, you truly see.

As too many may already know, with out trust you have nothing. Trust is a cosmic bond built only once between two entities. Like a famous painting, there is no duplication or replication quite like the original. Any intricate fallicy that exists on a new iteration will never be the same. Trust can be broken, and built, but it is never the same the first time. The scariest thing about trust is it’s delicacy. It takes so much time to build it, but nearly no time at all to implode nearly every ounce of it in the palm of your hand. The building of lies is antonymous to trust, the poison to the rose. Living a life of lies is a loss of self respect and integrity. A sense of insecurity is transparent. Too transparent. Like I’ve always believed in, patience is a virtue and trust is a core. Those two concepts go together like PB&J. I have a full understanding of what it is to trust and losing that, but once is enough to not ever delay the inevitable and change the bond, a lesser bond than before, if a bond at all. I could probably explain trust to further ends of the earth, but I think you get the idea. Building trust with me will make the relationship between us something that will only make everything better, but more enjoyable. If such is accomplished, reciprication is gratitude.

I’ve been probably more busy than I should be lately, but this isn’t a complaint, its a reflection. I love everything I’m doing though, there’s just something about life that I fuckin’ love. Boredom is inexistent.

Here’s a small relapse on a few events that have transpired….
My wedding, yes, my 80’s wedding was amazing! Everyone had the time of their lives and I still hear from so many people how much fun they had. From the Rubik’s cube wedding cake to the music, I don’t know how else to explain the pure insanity, but mega 80’s!

I want to do another party but ideas are still floating around….

I’ve gone to a few concerts lately, including the great RTOC with Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and Avenged Sevenfold, what a fucking rock solid concert!

This Friday I have Breaking Benjamin, Seether, and Three Days Grace. Then in April is Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, and Styx. Hell yes!

The beginning of this entry is pin pointed on a few changes in my life. About a month ago, my good buddy Mike called me up outta the blue and finally snapped out of a 6 month downward tortuous spiral he was able to pull out of. I’m really happy for him to see, because he is so much better off. We’ve had some really ridiculous weekends lately, hard to explain in detail, considering this is the internet and open for public discussion, but I couldn’t be any happier right now. The summer of ’08 is destined to be a summer to tell our sons about, for sure!

In two weeks I’ll be flying out to Vegas for an extended weekend with John. We’re giving it all, and taking nothing back! I’m super pumped for this weekend!

I don’t know what else to say right now, I just felt a need to write, so I did.

Oh, I was working on a project today at work and rekindle my love of recursive programming and I have this ridiculous smile that will not melt from my face. The fact that I actually accomplished exactly what I wanted to just make it such a solid satisfaction.

There’s probably a million things I could think of right now about past, present, and future, but come full circle, I love exactly where I am right now….