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Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for April, 2006

Podcasting with Bryan

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Hot on the heels of my trip to San Fran­cisco, I had the chance to spend nearly an hour as a guest on Bryan Veloso’s “Live from the 101″ pod­cast Wednes­day night (although, come on Bryan, isn’t it time to change the name? j/k…) We talked about try­ing to record it in per­son while I was in Cal­i­for­nia, but it didn’t work out (this trip), so my apolo­gies to all Bryan’s lis­ten­ers who were miffed at hav­ing to wait a few extra days for this episode :)

Bryan is a tal­ented designer (one who now owns a shiny new Mac­Book Pro), but he knows how to shoot the shit, which is exactly what we did for 55 min­utes. Curi­ous to find out what two design­ers can talk about for that long?

Check out the ‘cast.

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Heading to San Francisco

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

No, I’m not mov­ing there (yet, though there’s always the chance), but I will be vis­it­ing the City by the Bay this week­end, along with a quick side trip to Cuper­tino and 1 Infi­nite Loop (if I can make it to some of the other com­pa­nies in the sur­round­ing area that will be a bonus).

I’m look­ing for­ward to spend­ing time with some friends and mak­ing new ones, and in gen­eral get­ting a taste for the city. I have a lot of friends in the world of a cap­pella who live on the west coast, and now a grow­ing list of friends and col­legues, so the temp­ta­tion to move is def­i­nitely growing.

Expect new pics on Flickr in the very near future…

Update: The pho­tos are now online (just a straight dump from the camera).

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Where Was I?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Thanks to the “kind­ness” of Ryan Brill, I’m a recip­i­ent of the lat­est meme. Since I’m almost never on the receiv­ing end of these things (hence I never send them either), I’m actu­ally happy to play along, so, as scary as this will be:

Where was I one year ago?

I was prepar­ing for two com­pe­ti­tions: the US Mas­ters Short Course Nation­als, and the Inter­na­tional Bar­ber­shop Quar­tet cham­pi­onship. I did fairly well in each… the now-ex-g/f and I were patch­ing things back together for the sec­ond time… the busi­ness was start­ing to see some real income after 5 years of slog­ging it out from noth­ing. Oh, and I was redesign­ing asp.net in XHTML/CSS (a few things were changed from my tem­plates…) (more…)

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MovableType to WordPress

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

I’ve done it: as of 10 min­utes ago, and thanks to some con­vinc­ing con­ver­sa­tions with Bryan and Steve at SxSW, I decided to finally make the move to Word­Press, and leave Mov­able­Type behind.

It wasn’t an easy deci­sion: I’ve been toy­ing with the idea for almost a year now, and, like with most rela­tion­ships, I was com­fort­able and didn’t see any rea­son for change (though there were rea­sons, believe me).

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