I write... occasionally

Here's a collection of 634 pieces of nonsense that I've felt the need to journal about over the past 21.08 years.

Updates!

There have been quite a few changes to this site. First of all the URL has changed... kinda. To get to this site you have to go to derek.broox.com instead of just broox.com. broox.com is a new project of mine, basically it's going to be a huge extreme sports website. On top of that, I've done some more work to my car and put pictures of it up here. Some pretty big changes actually... And I've also added pictures to the People section. So be sure to check that out as well.

Car pictures

Alright, I updated the Cars section of my website. It now has some decent pictures of the car and a few mods I've made. You might notice that my sub box is a little rustic looking... but that's because i am in the process of building a box for 2 - 12" JLs. Pictures of that will be up as soon as I'm done.

EXTREME SPORTS

Do you skateboard, snowboard, inline skate, ride bmx, soap, or ride scooters? If you do any of these things and love doing it... let me know. Comment on this section along with what sport you're part of, and include your email address. This could be huge.
Peace.

NYC - world trade center tragedy

"HEY. Im still ok. And I will be because Im going to Long Island today to stay there until I can leave. Its weird here....nobody is out on the streets, and this morning we couldnt get to this one building we needed to go to because there were men with machine guns surrounding it. Cops on every corner....but no people on the street. I hate this place and need to get out of here....I'll talk to you tonight. And I miss you."

As of yesterday, the World Trade center is gone... both buildings. Whoever did this is going down. watership.org for more info.



go-peds... so much fun

Hey all, I just got a new toy yesterday. You probably know I'm into the extreme sport scene, and like to have all the toys. Well, I just ordered a Know-ped which is a scooter made by go-ped. It's not like those piddly little Razor scooters you all see. This is some heavy duty stuff! They don't flip over when you hit a rock, you dont have to stay on pavement, they have front brakes, etc. I suggest you all check them out, it's one of the cooler things I've ever bought. They even make motorized scooters! I watched the pro team in Milwaukee, and they pull some pretty hardcore stuff on these bad boys. Check out www.goped.com, also check out www.knowped.com to see some tricks n stuff.

Class

So, classes start at Cornell today, yes on labor day. I have a pretty cool class too, Writing for Television. It doesn't start until 1:00 pm... which means, I have all morning to work on websites (if i wake up early). Anyway, my full time job got cut back to like 1.5 hours a day because of classes, which is very cool. Hopefully there will be lots of progress on all my sites now.

chickety china

jill - "what did you guys do for lunch?
kevin - "chickety china the chinese chicken, grab a drum stick and your brain starts tickin"
jill - "we dont have drum sticks here, do we?"

Porfolio... updated again

I've been real busy lately, hence the lack of updates on this site, and on brooksfsw.com. But I haven't been just sitting around doing nothing. I've got 1 new website and 2 new databases done, and I just added them to the portfolio. So check them out, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

confused?

hey guys... i'm kinda confused about something. this is my website right? i mean, my name is in the upper left hand corner and all... sure it's spelled wrong, but that is my last name, right? and we're sure this is my website? oh, that's a picture of me on the front page too... it's gotta be my site. ok, just makin sure.

Fart

Today while kevin and I were working... we walked into the campus library to work on a computer. As soon as we walk in the door, kevin just tears this huge fart out... and the librarian turned around and started staring at us. So i just turned at him and yelled "DUDE!"... but he didn't care, we both just laughed and couldnt stop. We walked the entire way accross the 3rd floor, while I was embarrassed as all heck... and the librarian was just staring at us as we were laughing real loud.

...I guess the moral of the story is... people that fart, suck.

Jobs n Websites

I haven't had time to progress this site lately. I am actually working 4 jobs at the moment and it's tough... but finally paying off! I am thinking about coding my other site (brooksfsw.com) from scratch. See right now, it is using a web portal system built in PHP (PHP-Nuke). The features are great but the back-end coding is very sloppy. I could pretty much mimic something very similar to php-nuke... and I might try to do that in the near future. So, again, I'm busy, hehe.

20 years old... yay...

There is 1 bad thing about today... and that is... I turn 20. yep, today, August 5th is my 20th birthday. I'm not too happy about it. I'd really like to be 19 for life... Actually 17 might be better cause then I wouldn't be old enough to get in trouble for stuff. Well, whatever age, I just don't want to be 20.

Another thing that sucks, is one of my real good friends (james) just moved to AZ. Actually 4 of my friends did. So I'll probably never see them again.

MRI results, woohoo!

Ok, so I messed up my knee really bad grinding this "sideways kinked rail" toward the end of June. 2 weeks later I went to the Dr. to get it checked out because it still hurt real bad, and it was still really swollen. They ended up draining 20 CCs of fluid out. Then the Dr. scheduled me an appointment to get an MRI, wednesday of last week. So I went, and got the results back yesterday and they came back negative! Which means I don't have to have surgery. But they are still recommending physical therapy... So that's good news.

Friends sites

ok, not a whole lot is going on here right now, so if you're bored check out a couple of my friends' sites. they are both great, and have a lot of time put into them! both are pretty media-oriented... so they're definitly cool.

  • daveconger.com - A friend from a detroit whose site is not the worst ever.
  • kevinswitzer.com - my roommate's site, dedicated to his music and stuff.

    check them out, and leave feedback here, let me know if putting up cool sites like this every once in a while is a good idea.
  • Supergrub

    Alright, a few of you have seen the movie "Supergrub". if not, it's a movie I made when I was 15 for a class in high school. It was a great movie, but edited terribly... Mainly because all the editing was done analog by pushing play-pause-record on 2 VCRs. Well, I found the raw-unedited footage the last time I was home and decided it would be fun to re-edit it digitally. I'm about halfway done right now and it's going great, really funny, some new effects, TONS better editing, etc. I probably won't release it online because it will be 15-20 minutes long and will be a few hundered megabytes at low quality... but if there is interest, I might send the video out to people on a cd in .mpg format. Let me know if you're interested.

    Threaded forum

    Ok, I worked on the forum a lot this morning, and after people showed some interest and request I threaded it... sorta. Now you can reply to people's comments, which is a lot nicer! Check it out, and tell me what you think of the format.

    Dancer

    ...that dude is sooo cool, hahaha. yeah, thats right... he's dancing.

    look at that little bugger go!

    Forum

    A couple people have requested a Message Board/Forum on the site so I added one today. I actually got it right on the first try too, hehe. Anyway, if you just want to ramble about something, or read other people's ramblings, check out the forum.

    People

    I added some pictures to the People section... and changed it from friends to people. Although it will be mostly just friends... i will have family and other stuff.