Motherboard Woes

Based on the last week of sporadic experimentation, I’ve concluded the issue with my home computer is related to the motherboard. It doesn’t consistently recognize the presence of the hard drives. Even from the BIOS this system is having trouble seeing the drives… sometimes they appear in the IDE device list, which allows me to ...

Thoughts On The Preons Gig 7/16 1

The Rendezvous is a small, hip bar in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. It contains “The Jewel Box Theater”, which is where musicians perform. The room probably holds 50 people, and looks crowded with two dozen. Our gig was a late addition to our schedule, with another band inviting us to join the bill just a few ...

Preons 7/16 at the Rendezvous

The Preons will be playing Monday 7/16 at the Rendezvous in Seattle. We’ve been invited to join a multi-band bill with five bands performing(!) , so this should make for an interesting logistical evening. Brad wisely negotiated our position as the first band on the bill, so our downbeat is no later than 9:30 PM. ...

Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience

Last night we went to see Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience which is a BBC-produced dinosaur show currently on tour. The performance took place in the Tacoma Dome, with the dinosaurs on the floor and the audience seated in the typical bleacher configuration. I was impressed with the fluid locomotion and very convincing ...

Totally Dead Computer

It wasn’t sufficient for my computer to simply have an OS problem. Apparently it’s the motherboard, which no longer seems to recognize the hard drives. I would like to think it’s a decent motherboard since it’s an Intel 845, but it seems to have gone round the bend. The CPU is a 2.4 GHz Intel ...

Computer ACKtivity

I had intended to post some content to this site yesterday, but my computer decided not to boot into Windows. This is the second time I’ve had similar trouble with my computer and I’m not certain exactly what is going on. Either it’s flakey hardware or I’ve gotten some horrid computer malady that has recurred. ...

Tool "10,000 Days" 1

Tool "10,000 Days"
I sometimes lament the sorry state of rock. It seems to me that I grew up surrounded by great rock from bands like KISS, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, Rush, and so on. What I love about rock is the energy and the role of thunderous guitar and aggressive bass. At some ...

The Essential Jaco Pastorius

The Essential Jaco Pastorius
Last week during a team lunch expedition I lobbied my co-workers to make a quick side trip to a CD store in West Seattle. They were kind enough to agree, and I picked up two discs that I had been wanting. One was the latest Tool release (review forthcoming), and the other was a double CD titled

Spinning

Maybe it’s because I’m a Libra. Or maybe I just never grew out of being a boy scout. Or maybe I’m just an idealist. Whatever it is, I place an enormously high value on truth and integrity. It seems like such a simple and obvious interaction style that I take it for granted in most ...