an insaner world!
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." -- 1 Corinthians 1:18

this is where it all begins...

[to see the old welcome page, click here]




It has indeed been a long, strange road that has led insaner.com to this point, the inevitable purpose of the site. Originally just a place to dump all my insanity to the outside world, it has now become, well, a place to dump all my insanity to the outside world.

Welcome to my site, there's lots to enjoy, learn, and be angry or just simply confused about. Hopefully soon we can get some form of a bulletin board going so you can have more than just a possibility for feedback but rather also a place to have for discussion and exchange of ideas.

insaner.com aims to be a site that honors the God that gave his life for me, and while the "insaner" moniker originally referred to my own sense of insanity, its now more a reference to the insanity of the Gospel, the means that the living God chose to save fallen, unworthy sinners..

Be aware, the site has been transitioning into this, and there might still be stuff that should not be there, and of course a lot of stuff thats left up (and hopefully clearly labelled as such) for "museum" type purposes.. merely so you see who insaner used to be, in comparison to who I am now.. not by any means perfect, or able to make any claims to be in any way "good" (Romans 3:10-12) but simply someone being constantly corrected and conformed to the image of Christ by the Holy Spirit of God. The best place to see what I am upto is of course, the blog.. go check it out.. it's not just spiritual stuff, but pretty much anything that is of any interest to me.. (which ranges wildly)





updates



2014

July:

22:
   -updated the functionality of the bible in a year reading schedule
16:
   -updated the FAQ, the wantlist, and bucketlist a bit..

June:

19:
   -reordered the menu a bit

May:

13:
   -added a new game to the games section: siegius arena
7:
   -added the games section
   -many maaaany changes to the look of the site.. you like?

March:

11:
   -added an ad adder for the blog.. say that a couple of times in a row
   -added some features to the ad system

February:

5:
   -a couple of changes to the guestbook page
   -updated the bible in a year reading schedule.. you can now export a code representing your progress.. go check it out! (it also looks nicer)

January:

13:
   -a couple of tweaks to the aurora borealis page

2013

October:

28:
   -a couple of tweaks to the space watch section

August:

29:
   -more style changes, including the blog tags
23:
   -a few more style changes, including the side menu bars rounding
22:
   -many many little style changes, including the site search bar (now a magnifying icon instead of a huge button), encoding fixes (strange characters were showing up) ..
   -added more amazon ads to the list.. this is probably the last time i mention that, ads will just be added without mention

July:

26:
   -a couple more formatting changes.. its looking better and better!
   -updated the FAQ, the wantlist, and bucketlist a bit..
8:
   -some more visual/formatting changes.. its looking better and better!
7:
   -updated the FAQ, the wantlist, and a couple other pages' formatting a bit..
5:
   -fixed the html of a few of the pages, different title presentation now, too!..
   -changed the look of the news/updates a bit (this thing you are reading now)..

June:

3:
   -fixed the pegging of the menus.. ugh so annoying..
1:
   -updated the wantlist a bit

May:

27:
   -added the ads cycler.. now featuring: amazon ads! get your amazon books through insaner.com!
   -a few more look and feel changes..
23:
   -a couple of look and feel changes.. including the look of server errors which was waaay uglier
17:
   -a couple of changes to the crizo section as i learn some new site design strategies.. a site overhaul might be coming up soon

February:

21:
   -fixed the bible in a year a bit, should now work properly and added the ability to select all passages in a column in a given month

January:

20:
   -added a warning that tells you that having javascript disabled might keep you from properly using the site (which only displays if you have it disabled)..
12:
   -made the nav menu "peg".. now both menus (the support menu) peg.. should make the site a bit more usable..
11:
   -fixed a display problem in the poems section, and changed the name of the entry in the nav menu from "written art" to "poetry".. maybe that makes a bit more sense
   -updated the bucketlist a bit with my "accomplishments" and some goals for 2013

2012

December:

7:
   -BLAM!!! made the support menu (where the ads are) peggable.. hopefully it will increase revenue for the site.. like, more than $10 every decade (yeah, seriously)
5:
   -updated the logo again, even smaller and hopefully better too
   -removed the top google ad line.. it kept "advertizing" that "Jesus is not God".. you couldnt even click on that to see what it was about

November:

23:
   -updated the title bar of the site.. smaller logo and less wasted space
   -updated the wantlist again (it seems i never uploaded the previous one.. heh)

August:

4:
   -updated the wantlist

June:

8:
   -tidied up the navigation menu a bit, and renamed the "life" entry to "life and faith" (hopefully thats more descriptive a title)
7:
   -tidied up the blog a bit, fixed some broken formatting, and added post ids to all posts.. yes.. all!!
5:
   -made the nav menu collapsible!! not just that, but it "smart" uncollapses! (yes, about time too.. i agree)

2011

September:

2:
   -added the space watch section, aurora borealis, kp index, and a list of annual meteor showers!

August:

17:
   -made the style of the site more "rounded" (the menus and main content area are now top-rounded)
   -updated the formatting for bible in a year a bit
8:
   -unofficially enabled the forums as enough users test it out and i feel confident enough, i will make it "official" (add it to the menu)
5:
   -updated the bible in a year reading schedule so you can now save your progress, plus it has a nifty progress bar too that shows you your percentage complete
   -finally fixed an old formatting error that made the right menu shift a bit to the left, wasting valuable screen real estate
   -fixed a typo on the main page
   -fixed the FAQ up a bit, looks a bit nicer now
   -moved the proof of God's existence to the life section, and fixed the formatting a bit
   -fixed up the formatting of the news roll (this thing you are reading right now) a bit
1:
   -integrated the comments submitter with the guestbook so you can now enter "private" messages..

July:

26:
   -updated the FAQ and its formatting..
21:
   -made the body text smaller, plus a couple other aesthetic changes.. i think it looks better

May:

12:
   -added the pagerank.. lets see if we can bump that suckah up from 0!
3:
   -fixed up the calvinball formatting a bit..

April:

12:
   -updated the about me page a bit..
   -modified a few of the page descriptions for more search engine/facebook friendliness
   -moved the faceboook "like" button to the "support menu"
   -added a preview image for when you click on the facebook "like" button
   -added a google ads line below the title
   -fixed up a few formatting and aesthetics problems here and there
6:
   -the new calvinball is up!!! go play!!!!
5:
   -updated the FAQ
2:
   -fixed up the error messages.. they looked kinda lame.. it was high time to do it

March:

28:
   -fixed up the "argument for the existence of a single, eternal, infinite, personal God" a bit, go check it out
26:
   -added a facebook "like" button to the blog script.. so now you can finally "like" every one of my blog posts!!
   -added a facebook "like" button to every page in the site! go nuts!

February:

27:
   -updated the vids section.. now with direct links to the sections, a trimmer look!
24:
   -general upkeep, trim and fixup of several parts of the site including the menu to the left
   -updated the wantlist
   -updated the FAQ
   -updated the gallery of written art so that the poems are now past their "geocities" phase.. which is when they were written too!
22:
   -fixed the encoding problem in the blog.. no more black question mark diamonds!
7:
   -completely revamped the blog structure.. yes, that also means the archiver is done and operational!

January:

9:
   -updated the bucketlist to include my goals to accomplish in 2011

2010

July:

14:
   -fixed up the welcome page (also known as the home page, or index)
13:
   -added a donations button to the support section (the menu on the right)

June:

22:
   -updated the vids section
   -removed the "insaner store" section.. in 10 years not a single sale! :/
17:
   -added 1 corinthians 1:18 to the title (scroll up)

March:

8:
   -added the bucketlist

February:

16:
   -fixed up the blog section a bit
   -fixed up the menu a bit
13:
   -updated videos section a bit
11:
   -new logo!!
   -new color scheme to match the new logo
7:
   -new videos section!!

January:

14:
   -added a new "chat with insaner" thing on the right..

2009

October:

5:
   -added a new article: Jesus' birthday -- Christmas in October?

June:

11:
   -fixed encoding of pages to prevent UTF8 weirdness.. (thanks to bahb)

January:

23:
   -added the "life" section
   -added a schedule to read the bible in a year

2008

September:

8:
   -added a "proof for the existence of God" page.. go check it out!
   -added a "life" section to the nav menu
   -updated the wantlist.. almost complete!

April:

16:
   -the blog now has collapsible videos!!

January:

24:
   -the tags are much neater, and sorted (in each individual post)!!
12:
   -the blog now has tags!!
   -fixed the counter and a few other broken things

2007

October:

28:
   -updated the wantlist.. again (theyre dropping like FLIES!)

September:

28:
   -updated the wantlist.. again

July:

5:
   -updated the great big wantlist

April:

6:
   -added access keys to main parts of the site.. once at insaner.com, just do [alt + letter] to access it. hover over the menu to see which letter, (ie, alt+b is for the blog)

March:

18:
   -added neat "popup link" icons.. links that will cause popups have a little icon next to them now
   -the blog has a new phrase, and the year doesnt appear appended to the months in the listing
8:
   -archived the blog!!
   -changed "my" picture in the about me section

2006

November:

27:
   -added the articles section!!

September:

28:
   -the blog link is now biggger for the seeing impaired (such as my lovely wife!)

April:

4:
   -added ad words add ad..

February:

10:
   -yet another attempt at getting the guestbook spam-free

January:

3:
   -NEW LOOK!!! background and title have changed!!
   -and the FAQ is updated too..
   -and the written gallery now works!
2:
   -the menu has a little bit of CSS magic

2005

December:

18:
   -comments section now rejects spam.. (hopefully)

November:

17:
   -new look!!!

April:

18:
   -xhtml validation has begun!!!

2004

July:

19:
   -chickies section, chris cho fanclub, guestbook, support bar all updated and fixed up

April:

5:
   -minor fixes, counter, and link to multiwebinc in support menu

February:

26:
   -whoa! has it been a year since the last update??
   -we have a new host!! woot!
   -no ads or banners!! ooooooo-tay!

2003

February:

20:
   -fixed up the guestbook a bit
14:
   -added the chris cho fan club!! (still incomplete tho)
11:
   -fixed up the format of the page (prolly unnoticable to most)
   -fiked formatting for abnormality and funeral quizii
   -fixed the comments page

January:

22:
   -added the right hand side menu
   -fixed the chickies section
   -fixed the comments page
13:
   -fixed the insaner world icon.. beefed it up.. "beeef caaaake!"

2002

December:

6:
   -new pic in the chickies section

July:

27:
   -updated the FAQ
   -fixed the banner display format thinga-ma BOB!!
21:
   -fixed calvin ball!! be sure to play!
   -no more popups!! but.. a banner has to be placed.. hope its worth the trade off
17:
   -NEW QUIZ!!

June:

10:
   -after a seemingly eternal period of inactivity, i fixed a broken link to the chickies section

May:

12:
   -added a new quiz

April:

17:
   -improved the gallery of written art
   -POPUPS ARE DOWN TO ONE!!!
11:
   -archived the blog
2:
   -added the quiz area

March:

30:
   -new look!! added the "fire" and new title
27:
   -added the counter
   -rearranged the menu
   -fixed up the gallery of written art, and compacted it to one file (to include submission)
   -fixed up pretty much every single file
25:
   -fixed the title in the blog archive for january (thanks bob!)
   -fixed part of the CSS that affected old netscape browsers
22:
   -the blog changed path to "/blog" as opposed to "/blog.html"
21:
   -changed the skullis to those freaky heads in the title
19:
   -REDISGN!!!!!!!
   -new menu!!!
   -fixed some css problems
5:
   -fixed small problem with the blog (i bet you hadnt even noticed)
   -archived the blog up until march

February:

19:
   -fixed small problem that made the menu all screwed up
   -archived up the blog
   -fixed up a few files here and there


2001

December:

28:
   -fixed the menu up a little.. should be all done soon.
23:
   -holey bakesales!!! its the 23rd!! and the blog is archived!
20:
   -the index was completely redone... do you like it?
17:
   -fixed up the calvinball ... people seemed to not understand how to play... hmmm...
16:
   -revamped the blog

November:

30:
   -removed some of the chickies from the chickies section
   -added an important blog entry
   -set all old emails in the guestbook as hidden (old error had allowed this mistake to go unnoticed.. sorry about that)

October:

31:
   -move completed... all links are relative to www.insaner.com... YEY!!!!!
29:
   -did i mention we now have calvinball!!!
19:
   -the guestbook is now a single page
   -added links to the menu
   -removed the "traveller" (pff.. hahahah, wasnt THAT stupid..)
6:
   -added the "traveller" (drop-down menu)
   -changed the layout slightly
1:
   -debugged the BLOG completely..

September:

25:
   -added the BLOG!!! expect almost daily entries..
   -the chickie pics are now up... i made an automatic updater, so expect a bunch of pics to come!
   -added a FAQ
15:
   -added the magicounter to each page... i hope it doesn't look ugly...
11:
   -NOW ACTUALLY VISIBLE IN NETSCAPE!!!!!

June:

   -THE GUESTBOOK IS UP!!!!!!! start signing!!!!
   -debugging period commences... please email me at webmaster@insaner.com if you find ANY errors... THANKS!! (and yes, i DO know the guestbook is effed..)

   -ahhh June.... this is when I did all the CGI/SSI/CSS/DHTML stuff... a LOT of work... but, no more frames... which is good... I hope you like the new layout...and yes... there are a few neat little hidden things... snoop around..
   -ohh and I managed to reduce the popups to 1... lets hope hypermart doesn't decide that that's unacceptable...

July:

29:
   -(yes i know, after a seemingly eternal period of inactivity, i have been trying to get that stupid menu on the left to work for ALL browsers, which, well... it has taken a LOT of effort, not to mention TIME!!! but i seem to be closing in on a solution, but, in any case, if you can use the menu, you probably dont care much about this paragraph... do you...)
   -guess what? insaner.com is now MINE! MINE, i say!!! which means advertizing will close to a minimum.... which is GOOD!


May:

21:
   -added the guestbook
14:
   -fixed all kinds of things.
   -removed a bunch of useless HTML making pages load faster
8:
   -written gallery is now FINALLY up...
   -added some stuff to the cgi's (again)
2:
   -revamped all the cgi's
   -uploaded some new pieces into the gallery


April:

28:
   -realized that the javascript error that kept pooping up error messages is Hypermart's fault, not mine...(yeah I know its not an update... but at least now I know...)
27:
   -added the "exit"
   -fixed the chickie sourcelist
23:
   -added an error handler (its actually cool to produce errors now...)
22:
   -added the songlist
   -added some chickie pics
20:
   -fixed an error in the submission form
   -fixed the link to the chickies section
   -added a few more chickie pics (area soon to be ready for display)
19:
   -renamed a bunch of files to unix format (pics can now be seen)
   -added the submission forms and some images
18:
   -beta launch of the page... for testing purposes






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