some more guitar

An E minor jam I did a while back and never got around to uploading to my computer until today.  The jam is from the third movement in Phish's Antelope, Em -> D.  Maybe I'll get around to doing the entire song one day... {% youtube 67YquYYZ-K0 %}…

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'Review: Mass Effect 2'

So I've been on a console game kick lately and have a slew of reviews to write up, but since I just finished ME2, I wanted to get my thoughts out before they start to fade.  I'll try not to include any specific plot points so I don't spoil anyone's…

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custom t-shirts

so fucking around on the internet today, i made this shirt which i'm probably going to order. Make custom t-shirts at CustomInk.com…

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on the turning away

I remember signing up for facebook when it first came out and was only available to .edu users.  The other day, I finally deactivated my account to try and see what living without the social networking beast would be like.  So far so good.  I chose not to delete my…

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Musical Projects

I'm working on improving my guitar this year so I'm starting to take lessons locally.  I'm basically looking for some refinement in technique as well as some music theory.  Here are some vids to show where I'm at now.  I'm hoping to keep a video/audio blog of everything. {% youtube…

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facelift

And with a new spring comes a new wordpress skin.  This one is smooth and matches my content in my opinion.  Any comments are welcome.  I'm also going to try and fix the openID integration while working on implementing facebook integration. UPDATE:  I've got openID working for comments and I'm…

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daily funny

Today's daily funny comes to you thanks to eclipse and the android sdk.…

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app: remote droid

Whoa.  You install remotedroid on your android phone, run a jar on your HTPC, and presto! you have a touchpad and keyboard to control your computer at your fingertips.  Too friggin cool.  The default sensitivity is basically zero so you have to adjust it to your liking.  While I probably…

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initial impressions: htc droid incredible

Background So I was an original iPhone adopter and my last phone was an iPhone 3gs.  On its release day, the HTC incredible was listed on amazon for $99 so I went ahead and bought it and switched over to Verizon.  My frustration with apple and its product policies has…

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more chrome updates

So I just upgraded to the newest dev channel version of chrome and they've gone and made some changes.  First off, the address bar hides "http://".  It shows the protocol for everything else, but just hides "http://" for simple web browsing.  The other significant change is that you can now…

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oops

I completely forgot I even had a blog!  I promise I'll write up a decent post later tonight or tomorrow detailing what's up with my life now, but since I've obviously been busy enough to forget blogging, I guess it can't be that bad :)…

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Nvidia Driver problems

So I'm home sick today and I was updating the drivers on my gaming rig.  When  I went to intall the Nvidia driver, it kept giving me a weird "Not a valid 7-zip archive" error.  After looking it up online, it seems like Nvidia's site has massive issues doling out…

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morning IMs

(11:06:36 AM) steve: you do know about ass eels right? (11:06:39 AM) me: omg no (11:06:42 AM) me: but it sounds WRONG (11:06:45 AM) me: JUST WRONG (11:06:47 AM) steve: oh. it IS.…

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happy new year with a chrome tip

Happy new years everyone!  Hopefully 2010 will be much better than 2009 and so far, it's starting to look that way.  I also want to share a small google chrome tip that I just discovered. See those small tabs at the top left?  Google Chrome lets you "pin" tabs to…

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MSN Spim and Pidgin

So I've been using pidgin forever now ever since I stopped using miranda-im.  A couple months back, I enabled my MSN account which I haven't logged into for a while.  Since then, I've been receiving MSN IM spam everyday.  EVERYDAY!  Sometimes it gets so bad, it's almost on the hour.…

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Five years later

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." -Hunter S. Thompson Five years ago today, Brian died of a heroin overdose.  I didn't know him for that long.  I…

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Why some tech bloggers are absolute idiots about Chrome OS

Ok, so you're a tech blogger. That doesn't necessarily mean you actually have a technical degree from an accredited university. It just means that you're some person who likes to write about techie things. So when you write an article about Google's Chrome OS in which you completely have no…

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Experimenting with Aptana

So I've decided to start up yet another web project to add to my already long list of unfinished items hidden away in my digital repository closet. This time the language is php and I thought we could try out something new. For the project, I'm basically creating a custom…

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where were you when the deathstar blew?

words cannot begin to explain how much i enjoyed this clip. {% youtube xV7Ha3VDbzE %}…

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Back to School

It feels weird being on campus again hurrying to class amidst the sea of students, adjusting to the ebb and flow of bodies.  In truth, I love the school life.  There's something about the excitement of learning new subjects and sharing radical ideas based on theory and powered by ferocious…

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