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Ok, so what IS this mess?

Well, this mess, bless its little heart, is a blog. You probably know what that is, but in the interest of complete disclosure and adding a few extra words to the page, a “blog” is a “weblog”, or someone’s log on the web.

There are lots of different kinds of logs: Yule Logs, Lincoln Logs, wood logs, even Log Cabin syrup. A weblog is the kind where someone types up pretty much whatever comes to mind. Some are well-organized and well-trafficked. Others languish in a weird narcissistic soup of self-loathing and pity.

This weblog has just been started by me, Lars Vargas, and there isn’t much to it yet. First of all, the template still needs a bit of fine tuning, so you’re going to see a few rough edges here. And yeah, the style sheets aren’t done yet either. That’s part of fine tuning.

Once the major construction is done and the paint has dried, I will begin the slow and subtle renovations. But that really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that things around here will get better and better looking. At least that’s the goal. In the meantime, expect a few glitches. If you really want to, you’re welcome to point them out in an email. (I like the Gmail account because it does a better job of filtering spam than my server. If you want an invite, just ask!)

This blog will be about me, my daily life, and the place I live, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Las Vegas has a reputation as Sin City, but it’s actually a mostly-normal place. I’ll probably start with some biographical tidbits, the story on how I moved out here, and other stuff that likely won’t interest you or affect your life but that I have some strange need to share nonetheless.

There will be other stories, but they will come as the blog evolves. So far this is the fifth paragraph about essentially nothing. I guess if Jerry Seinfeld can do it for nearly a decade, I can write a few paragraphs without saying much. Anyway, welcome to my blog and my world.

I am Lars Vargas. I live in Las Vegas. This is my life.


Published Mon 10/31/05 at 10:00pm

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5 Responses to Ok, so what IS this mess?

  1. Cattroll said on Fri 11/4/05 at 6:38am

    Web log? or web twig?

  2. Lou In Reno said on Tue 11/8/05 at 7:05pm

    Being from Reno, well, originally from the Valley (San Fernando), now in Vegas and soon back in Reno. I have something to say. Mr. Vargas, I think it would be nice if you added to your EATS page, a place for individuals to put their favorite restaurants. Hey, if nothing else, you may find a few more Indian cuisines that pack the heat for you.

    Nice page. I’m anxious to see the final fine tuned LOG. “Cool, he said Log!”

  3. LarsVargas said on Wed 11/9/05 at 11:17am

    Comments should be allowed on that page, but apparently the template has other thoughts. Looks like something I will have to fix.

    In the meantime, I have enabled user registrations. I would invite anyone who wants to participate here to register as a member of this site. This will enable you to submit articles for review. This can be restaurant information, Las Vegas information, or even Lars Vargas sightings.

    Registration is free and quick and will give you limited but instant access to some of the nuts and bolts of this site.

  4. LarsVargas said on Thu 11/10/05 at 1:47pm

    Ok, comments are now allowed on “page” pages as well. I’ll leave registration open as long as there are no problems with it.

  5. Scott said on Sat 11/3/07 at 5:12pm

    Did a search and found your blog about Wizard Carpet Cleaning telemarketing calls. Just got my first one today. I had the same problem with Authorized Cleaning Service (who is probably the same company). I filed online complaints with the FCC at

    http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints_tcpa.html

    or direct link to form

    https://esupport.fcc.gov/form1088/consumer.do

    The FCC issued a citation against them and later I received a letter saying they took enforcement action against them. I haven’t had a call from them since and had previously been getting them for two years.

    Please file a compliant at the FCC website as the State Attorney General does not enforce the do not call list. After two years of calls and complaints at DoNotCall.gov, I sent a postal letter to the State Attorney General asking them why they aren’t enforcing the do not call list. All I got back was a letter saying to file a complaint at DoNotCall.gov. Filing a complaint there does no good if the Attorney General doesn’t want to bother enforcing it. I’d still do it but don’t expect our state to do anything about it.

    Thanks for posting about this on your blog. If everyone who gets these calls would complain, especially with the FCC, something would get done about it faster.

    Email me if you need or want more info.

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