Laptop Back In Action

Laptop Back In Action
After nearly a week of my work computer being in the shop, it finally returned to me today… in a completly newborn state. It doesn’t have any of my old applications, documents, drivers, settings, bookmarks, or cookies. Bleck. I’ll be busy for a few days getting this thing back to a state of usefulness. Merely ...

Drupal

Drupal
I’ve been exploring the capabilities of a different content management / blogging system called “Drupal”. It’s actually a lot more fully featured and powerful than WordPress, but takes longer to get configured properly. This week was spent trying to fix a persistent problem with the image uploading, and once I finally had a few hours ...

Israel Cachao López

Israel Cachao López
Cachao left us today, and while I’m sad at his passing, I am very happy that he was among us for eight decades of seriously heavy groove. He was the master (some say the inventor) of the mambo, the recipient of numerous Grammy awards, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...

Friday Punk

Friday Punk
Back in high school (1977) I was enamored of anything that was loud and scary. Bonus points if it freaked out my parents (sorry mom…). I had already discovered KISS, Stravinsky, and Led Zeppelin. Then one night I was at a party and someone put on Never Mind The Bollocks by the Sex Pistols, and ...

Dad's First Hockey Game

Dad's First Hockey Game
Last Saturday I took my dad to his first ice hockey game. He’s never really understood American sports, and he is frequently subjected to watching baseball and football when he visits me. He asks a lot of questions, especially during baseball. None of it makes much sense to him, but he’s usually willing to watch ...

Thoughts On The 3/7 Preons Gig

Last Friday night the Preons played at the Mars Bar in Seattle. It went really well, and I think we’re getting better with every show. Josh and Janie seem more confident, and the newer material really sounds good. This was one of those shows where we had some legitimate fans at the gig who knew ...

Preparing For A Move

I’m considering moving my site to another host. It’ll take some effort to round up all the content from my various domains, but I’ve found a host that appears to offer more for less… and who can argue with that? More to come…

Bulldog Beach Crew

Bulldog Beach Crew
My first job as a developer / PM was with a company called Bulldog Beach Interactive which was located in West Seattle. It was an amazing opportunity to learn about technology and business. For those of us who worked there it was an adventure and always a lot of fun. Four of us moved into ...