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Check here each time you visit Larry’s Phat Page to see if there have been any updates made since your last visit. If not, you don’t need to waste time reading through everything to look for material which has changed.

NOTE: I will not make a note of any updates to the “What’s New In My Life” page here; those updates will be too frequent and too numerous to list here. Everything else, though, will show up here.

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Finally removed the guestbook link from the site; the guestbook hadn’t worked for the better part of a year, through no fault of mine.

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Moved all of my photography off of this site, and to a new account on the photo-sharing site Flickr. Details about this can be found at the main Photography section page, along with the link to the new Flickr account.

Saturday, February 16, 2008
Added the essay “Gay Is the New Black” to the “Being Gay” section.

Friday, January 11, 2008
Added a classic Lloyd Carr halftime interview quote to the Quotes page.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Made minor additions to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy and the essay “How to Out-Argue a Fundamentalist”.

Sunday, May 27, 2007
Added the Interstate 65 page to the Highways section.

Thursday, May 3, 2007
Made a very slight correction to the Interstate 5 page.

Monday, April 23, 2007
More additions to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.

Sunday, April 8, 2007
Added the Interstate 5 page to the Highways section.

Monday, April 2, 2007
Added a few links to the About Me page.

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Made some minor additions to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy and the Site Help page.

Monday, March 12, 2007
Added a short explanatory blurb about this site’s time observance to the Site Help page.

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Added the Interstate 29 page to the Highways section.

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Added some information to the “Tips and Tricks for Winter Driving” article.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Added the Interstate 68 and Interstate 77 pages to the Highways section.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Added the Interstate 66 page to the Highways section.

Thursday, February 8, 2007
Corrected some of the information on the Interstate 40 page.

Monday, February 5, 2007
Added the Interstate 76 page to the Highways section.

Sunday, February 4, 2007
Added the Interstate 30 page to the Highways section.

Saturday, January 20, 2007
Added the Interstate 72 page to the Highways section.

Monday, January 8, 2007
Added the essay “Why Do ‘Christians’ Hate Gays?” to the “Being Gay” section. Also implemented CAPTCHA-based spam blocking on the Feedback Form and E-Mail Me pages.

Monday, January 1, 2007
Added more information to the essay “What to Do When Your Kid Comes Out — and Other Advice for Parents”.

Monday, December 18, 2006
Made a number of changes: significant additions to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy, a very minor change to the main page reflecting this name change, and some edits to enhance readability and timeliness in “What to Do When Your Kid Comes Out — and Other Advice for Parents” and “The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage”.

Thursday, November 23, 2006
Added a new quote to the Quotes page.

Thursday, November 9, 2006
Added some new information to the Interstate 8 page.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Added the Interstate 37 page to the Highways section.

Sunday, September 24, 2006
Added the Interstate 70 page to the Highways section.

Thursday, August 24, 2006
Added the Interstate 83 and Interstate 97 pages to the Highways section.

Thursday, August 3, 2006
Added another new section and a few more minor copy edits to the essay “How to Out-Argue a Fundamentalist”.

Saturday, July 22, 2006
Added one new section, and made some minor copy edits, to the essay “How to Out-Argue a Fundamentalist”.

Friday, July 7, 2006
Added the Interstate H-1, Interstate H-2, and Interstate H-3 pages to the Highways section.

Thursday, July 6, 2006
Added the Interstate 79 page to the Highways section.

Thursday, June 29, 2006
Added the Interstate 89 page to the Highways section.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Added the Interstate 82 page to the Highways section.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Replaced the internal search engine provided by my web host with a Yahoo! search box on the main page.

Sunday, May 14, 2006
Added the Interstate 88 page to the Highways section. Also added a text description of the highway to the Interstate 94 page.

Thursday, May 11, 2006
Added time-zone information to all individual highway pages in the Highways section. Also added the new Interstate 84 page to that section.

Saturday, April 29, 2006
Made a number of changes to several individual highway pages in the Highways section. Most of it involved cleaning up non-compliant HTML code in the oldest pages, but several of them also have new information.

Monday, April 24, 2006
Made some changes to information on the “All About Me” page.

Thursday, April 20, 2006
Added new material to the essay “What to Do When Your Kid Comes Out, and Other Advice for Parents”.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Cleaned up some old, non-standards-compliant HTML code in the Photography section, namely on individual photo pages.

Saturday, March 25, 2006
Added some new material to the essay “How To ‘Live Happily Ever After’ … The Gay Way”.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Added the essay “How To ‘Live Happily Ever After’ … The Gay Way” to the “Being Gay” section.

Thursday, March 16, 2006
Added the Interstate 40 page to the Highways section.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Added the Interstate 59 page to the Highways section.

Saturday, January 14, 2006
Added the essay “Taxation Without Representation” to the “Being Gay” section.

Saturday, December 24, 2005
Added the Interstate 94 page to the Highways section.

Friday, December 16, 2005
Added Tips and Tricks for Winter Driving to the Miscellaneous section.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Added the Interstate 15 page to the Highways section.

Sunday, December 4, 2005
Added the Interstate 45 page to the Highways section.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Added the Interstate 57 page to the Highways section.

Saturday, November 5, 2005
Added the Interstate 43 page to the Highways section.

Friday, November 4, 2005
Added the Interstate 39 page to the Highways section.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Added a new quote to the Quotes page.

Sunday, August 28, 2005
Added the Interstate 71 page to the Highways section.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Added a link to my “blogroll” (which is actually on the Links page) to the “What’s New in My Life” section.

Friday, August 5, 2005
Made a host of small, barely-noticeable changes throughout the site; most of these involved bringing pages in the Photography and “What’s New in My Life” sections up to compliance with HTML standards. Also made some slight changes to the Links page.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Added the essay “Christianity and Homosexuality: More Compatible than You Think” to the “Being Gay” section.

Saturday, July 9, 2005
Made some tweaks to my CSS code; I set the “line-height” property to a higher value so as to slightly space out lines of text for easier readability.

Monday, July 4, 2005
Added the Interstate 20, Interstate 24, Interstate 27, and Interstate 69 pages to the Highways section.

Saturday, June 11, 2005
Added a site map and a credits page to the “Welcome” section.

Sunday, June 5, 2005
Added the essay “8 Simple Rules for Straight Young Men” to the “Being Gay” section.

Monday, May 23, 2005
Edited the essay “The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage” to reflect changes in the laws since its original publication, and added a new “fundamentalist” argument to the essay “How to Out-Argue a Fundamentalist”.

Thursday, May 12, 2005
Took the calendar for the “What’s New In My Life” section and broke it up by year. The old calendar, which contained the entire six-year history of updates on a single page, was getting too large and unwieldy, particularly when I had to upload it via FTP.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Added a quote to the Quotes page.

Monday, May 9, 2005
Made slight informational and formatting changes to the “All About Me” section.

Monday, April 18, 2005
Re-worked the Links section; blogs are now in their own category, separate from non-blog sites, and I have also uploaded my OPML subscriptions file to allow people to subscribe to the RSS feeds I read.

Saturday, April 9, 2005
Added search-engine functionality (within this site only) to the “Welcome” page.

Friday, April 8, 2005
Added a link on the “Welcome” page to the new RSS feed for the “What’s New In My Life” section.

Sunday, February 27, 2005
Added the essay “The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage” to the “Being Gay” section.

Sunday, February 13, 2005
Added the Interstate 16 page to the Highways section; also made updates to the Interstate 8 and Interstate 19 pages.

Monday, February 7, 2005
Added the Interstate 17 and Interstate 19 pages to the Highways section.

Sunday, February 6, 2005
Added the Interstate 4, Interstate 8, and Interstate 12 pages to the Highways section.

Saturday, January 29, 2005
Added the “Da U.P. in da Winter” set to the Photography section.

Sunday, December 26, 2004
Added the essay “What ‘Sex Ed’ Didn’t Teach You, But You Still Need to Know” to the “Being Gay” section.

Thursday, December 23, 2004
Added a new link to the Links page, and also added a small blurb to the “About Me” page.

Thursday, December 9, 2004
Added a hilarious quote to the Quotes page.

Saturday, December 4, 2004
Added a guestbook back to the site again, 10 months after the site went back up online.

Friday, November 19, 2004
Completed and added the essay “What to Do When Your Kid Comes Out, and Other Advice for Parents” to the “Being Gay” section.

Thursday, November 11, 2004
Added a shortcut icon for Mozilla/Netscape users to drag and drop into their favorites or bookmarks folder.

Saturday, October 16, 2004
Added the essay “How Do I Know If I’m Gay?” to the “Being Gay” section.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004
As promised, the main page in the “Being Gay” section has been completed and uploaded. More essays are yet to come.

Monday, October 4, 2004
Finally finished my essay “How to Out-Argue a Fundamentalist” and posted it online. The main page of the “Being Gay” section is forthcoming.

Sunday, August 29, 2004
Changed some of the HTML code on most pages on the site to make them compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s HTML 4.01 Transitional standard. Also checked the CSS code using W3C’s CSS validator.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004
It only took me four years, but I finally figured out how to make browsers other than Microsoft Internet Explorer display my text properly — that is to say, fully justified to both left and right margins. I have changed a whole bunch of HTML tags throughout the site, and made a quick update to the Site Help section to remove references to improper display in Netscape and Mozilla.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Added two new sets to the Photography section.

Thursday, July 15, 2004
Added a new set of pictures to the Photography section, and completely re-worked the layout as well; instead of one page with all the thumbnails, which forced people to scroll, each photo set now has its own page, with appropriate links added between sets.

Saturday, June 19, 2004
Officially added the Highways section to the site. At this time, the only link on that page that will work is the one for Interstate 75. As I complete more highway pages, they will go up.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Uploaded a completely new Nymisms page. Also added links from this page to other pages where appropriate.

Monday, June 7, 2004
Added a bunch of pictures to the Photography section, and posted the main Highways page along with the Interstate 75 information page.

Thursday, May 7, 2004
Added a new link to the Links page.

Saturday, March 20, 2004
Added two links to the Links page.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
A hilarious, and yet all too sadly true, quote added to the Quotes page.

Monday, February 16, 2004
One more new link on the Links page.

Sunday, February 15, 2004
Added two new links to the Links page.

Thursday, February 12, 2004
Many, though not all, of the broken links have been removed or fixed. The vast majority of the broken links remain in News section updates made during December 2000. Also in the News section, the ill-fated September 20, 2000 update has now been completely removed. I removed the text of the update, but not the update itself, in October 2000 after it got me fired from a job; the other day, I figured, “why even bother keeping a castrated update like this?” It’s long gone, though I will continue to count it for purposes of numbering the updates in that section.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
The site is back up now, but with a few broken links here and there. I will fix those as time permits.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
After two-plus years in which this site has (for the most part) not even been online, and I haven’t even had access to the HTML files that comprise this site, I have finally purchased a laptop computer from Dell. In the next few days and weeks, I will attempt to get some semblance of the old site back up and running. Some sections that no longer fit in with my interests will be toast, and there may be a new section or two added to the site.

Thursday, November 22, 2001
Uploaded a brand-new “Me” page. It’s a work in progress, I guess.

Monday, August 20, 2001
Finally removed all links to the former College section; it now exists only as a memory.

Wednesday, August 15, 2001
The Michigan Hockey section has been updated to be as complete as it can be at this point in the year. Obviously, more files and information will be forthcoming with the start of the season.

Monday, August 13, 2001
I’ve actually started to effect some of the changes I promised two months ago. The College section is gone, and links to it are disappearing as I find them throughout the site. Some of the pages in the Michigan Hockey section are seeing their first updates since mid-March; a couple of those remain to be done.

Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Removed the “middle page” for the message board. The “Message Board” link on each page now links directly to the board itself. Additionally, since my last update to this page, I had to remove the Game Summaries page from the Michigan Hockey section; the file was corrupted somewhere in an FTP transfer, and it would literally have taken days of work to restore it. Finally, I made some more minor changes to the Site Help section.

Saturday, January 20, 2001
Introduced an updated (and greatly streamlined) Site Help section.

Friday, January 19, 2001
Added a contact page from which site visitors can e-mail me. Also made some more changes to the Feedback section.

Thursday, January 18, 2001
I was able to fix the security problems I’d been having with EZBoard, and I’ve returned to them as my message board provider.

Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Since January 1, I’ve had to close the News section for five days before re-opening it with restricted access. I have also temporarily changed message board providers; I intend to return to EZBoard in the near future.

Monday, January 1, 2001
Added a new quote (quite apropos, considering the recent presidential election) to the Quotes page. I’ve been falling a bit behind again with this page; new since December 12 is a third forum on my message board, a slightly tweaked Feedback section, and some minor “hidden” HTML changes here and there.

Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Added the CCHA Midseason Review to the Michigan Hockey section.

Monday, December 11, 2000
Added a guestbook to the site.

Sunday, December 10, 2000
Updated Hippie’s College Hockey Rantings and Ravings with a piece about fan behavior.

Wednesday, December 6, 2000
I’ve gotten way behind on this page. Since November 1, I’ve put up both parts of the U-M Transit Manifesto, a calendar of all updates to the “What’s New In My Life” section, added a few additional Yost Arena game chants to that page, changed a few links on the Links page, and numerous other little things.

Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Added “Let’s Go Blue” and “Temptation/Hawaiian War Chant” to the College page.

Sunday, October 22, 2000
Put U-M school songs into the College section. More stuff may or may not be forthcoming.

Monday, October 16, 2000
Removed the information for mentees from the College section. If I ever figure out what I want to do with it, I’ll put something up there. Don’t be surprised if it completely disappears, though -- I still haven’t come up with any good ideas in the two months that I’ve had the mentorship stuff there.

Monday, October 2, 2000
Added the summary for the Michigan-Wilfrid Laurier game to the game summaries page, as well as the score to the results page. I will not mention any further changes to these pages here; just check them out every weekend after the games.

Saturday, September 23, 2000
Over the last two days, I’ve started preparing some of the links in the Michigan Hockey section for the upcoming season. Also, I finally added a new post to my message board.

Monday, September 18, 2000
Added new links to Links section.

Thursday, September 14, 2000
Changed Welcome page.

Friday, September 1, 2000
Added the first 2000-2001 season edition of Hippie’s College Hockey Rantings and Ravings to the College Hockey section.

Wednesday, August 30, 2000
Figured out that I was the responsible dumbass, and corrected the Netscape/Photography section issue.

Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Finally finished the Photography section. Something isn’t right when you try to view the HTML files containing the full-size pictures in Netscape, but I’m going to work on that when I actually have time.

Saturday, August 19, 2000
Added navigation links to all pages below the main page in the College Hockey, Michigan Hockey, and Miscellaneous sections.

Thursday, August 17, 2000
Decided to use the Mentees Page as a temporary replacement for the College section. It doesn’t mean I won’t do a College section; it just gives me about a month to put it off.

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Yanked the College section, since after a week of thinking about it, I decided it actually sucked even more than what I had before. I really don’t know what I want to do with it -- but it is going to stay, that much is for sure.

Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Completely revamped the Nymisms page.

Monday, August 14, 2000
Made a small update to the Site Help section regarding Windows 2000 compatibility, thanks to information provided to me by Rob (Midnight).

Wednesday, August 9, 2000
Posted an updated (and much-improved, IMHO) Site Help section.

Monday, August 7, 2000
Posted the College section; I still think it sucks, but it’s a big improvement over what I had on previous versions of the site.

Sunday, August 6, 2000
Added a small blurb about my car to the “Me” page. Still working on Photography; don’t know when I’ll have that up. Probably will start on College section tomorrow, now that I have a few ideas what I want it to do.

Thursday, August 3, 2000
Finished everything except College and Photography sections; the entire site is now posted.

Wednesday, August 2, 2000
More content work. Decided to drop separate version of site for Linux, and include references to Linux fonts in the CSS file.

Tuesday, August 1, 2000
Continued writing content. Some of it is ready for final release; some of it needs minor tweaks; and some of it is still under heavy construction.

Monday, July 31, 2000
Completed all graphic design work; all images ready for final release. Wrote CSS style sheet file. Began writing content.

Sunday, July 30, 2000
Finished beta versions of all graphic images. Corrected some problems with images. Began laying out basic site structure.

Saturday, July 29, 2000
Began preliminary graphic design work. Completed all left-side navigation images, as well as the first few page title images.