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Should I be freaking out?

We all know that the economy’s tanking and we’re all going to hell. The American financial sector has been, for lack of a better term, totally PWNED (by itself), and its repercussions have been felt across the globe. Last week, Citigroup slashed 50,000 jobs, which is freakin’ insane. FIFTY THOUSAND!! And today they’ve got a bailout on the way. Even with all these government injections, we’re not going to be seeing a recovery anytime in the near future.

As a student, I haven’t experienced any direct negative impact just yet. I still have my co-op job, and despite being a bit busier than usual at work, life goes on as always. I still have two years of school before being thrown into the workforce. Therefore I haven’t really thought about what I would do if I actually can’t find a decent job at graduation. I’ve always just kind of taken a “things will turn out alright” approach to life.

That being said, is it time to worry? Are you worried? About your job, your finances…etc? Should I be questioning my future, flailing my arms, and having panic attacks? Is it time for me to accept the reality?

On another (less desolate) note, you might have noticed a layout change. I think this one’s much more functional, and it saves an extra click on the first page because it displays full posts. I made some minor tweaks, including making the text area wider, so apologies to you all with the archaic 800×600 resolutions :P

The (re-)awakening

Welcome to Fobulicious, the nth reiteration of Louise’s blog! It certainly took long enough for me to get this thing going again. I couldn’t stand not having an outlet for my rants (no, Facebook does not suffice). You probably have a few questions…

What’s with the layout? What happened to your previous entries?

This is a temporary layout, until I feel like I should stop being lazy and actually modify it. Though isn’t it purrrrdy? =D I just don’t think it’s practical enough and doesn’t reflect the time of year one bit. But that’s okay. It’s just I’m being rebellious. Against uh… Mother Nature. Anyway, long story short, I’m still trying to access my old SQL databases (Lunarpages is being a bitch), so hopefully I can get my content back. If not, then, well…fresh start, I suppose.

Fobulicious? WTF?

Fobulicious = fobulous + delicious. Yea okay I’m delusional and uncreative. I desperately wanted a new domain so I didn’t really think about the name much. Leave me alone!

What about all your other sites (fanlisting, collectives)?

Why thanks for remembering! They’re gone for good. I don’t have the time to maintain those anymore. They were fun while they lasted, but ultimately really served no purpose other than to feed my ego.

So… what are you gonna do with all your storage space?

Host! If you’re looking for free hosting, look no further! Just drop me a line with some basic info on yourself (and your website of course) and I’ll probably host you because I have a crapload of unused webspace. You will get a crapload of webspace, bandwidth, a subdomain, email forwards, private FTP, script installations, PHP/MySQL/etc, and (the best part) yours truly as a hostess. All I ask is that your site be either very pretty, or have good content (bonus points if it’s both), and not be illegal/pornographic. Also you must not be a psycho. I’ll probably set up a more “formal” page on hosting info, but for now, a simple email will do.

How’s life been?

Since this is a blog, I suppose I should talk about how I’ve been doing. I started work about a month ago… pretty lame, yes, another bank job downtown. It’s actually quite funny because last term I worked at a commodities trading desk when oil was having its crazy volatility run, and now I’m working in Trading Credit during this credit crisis. So basically I’m always working with busy, short-tempered, and pissed-off bankers/traders. Thank you, co-op.