Quick Update

December 29, 2005

Just so you all know I am still alive…

Christmas was nice. Got some cool stuff, gave some cool stuff. I got an iPod Video, which means I have been working on organizing and encoding all my media. Podcasts I enjoy and are on my iPod are:

This Week in Tech (with Leo Laporte, the only good thing about G4 tv anymore)
Inside the Net
Channel Frederator
Photoshop TV
1Up.com 1Up TV

All very cool indeed. Check them out. There are several Flock mentions in the Inside the Net podcast, along with an interview with Chris Messina from Flock (episode 2).

Speaking of Flock, thanks for all the input on my ideas. I’m pressing on with a Mozilla Users Group idea to begin with. That would be well accepted at Michigan Tech, and would segue nicely into a Flock promotional campaign. I think that recruiting developers and programmers (whatever you wish to call them) is going to be on a more person-to-person basis. I will, however, post on several campus boards about Flock, and the open-source lovliness that allows people to contribute.

I’m in tablature withdrawl. I miss MXTabs.net a lot. I can see how the MPA (Music Publisher’s Association, or something of that nature) is within its right to shut it down, but they offer no viable alternative. There are bands who honestly care less about selling the printed music (almost all of them) and alot have sections on their site for musicians to get the tabs. Plus, the entire way the MPA went about it is just nasty. They essentially said, in a press release “We are going to take down sites that look very legitimate, and that are very, very popular.” Which makes them very, very unpopular. Blegh. We need a more open-source music publishing policy. Knock the corporate executives down a few notches where they belong. In the ground. Which is exactly where they are running the music industry anyway.

I cannot sleep well tonight. I keep feeling like bugs are crawling over me. Not pleasant. And no, no bugs are actually crawling on me.

OK, for those that didn’t see the message I had up earlier, I win. I win 100 bucks from the concrete state of Illinois. I got a lotto ticket from my mom; one of those scratch off $5 cards where you have a few chances to win. I sat down and scratched off the numbers and boxes (it was supposed to be like bingo) and saw that I won five bucks. A few more scratches, another five. Then I got a $50 combo thingy. Sweet. Went to the Speedway down the road and asked the lotto dude to case it, for what I thought would be 80 bucks (I had combos totalling 80 that I saw). I had missed a Bingo combo and my total came out to 100 bucks. Sweetness. Book money. Sweetness -1…

I really need to run some more today after my dentist appointment. That and start eating well again. I put on a bit of weight, and it definitely shows. Let’s see what one full week of suicidal workout routines, diets, and fruit frenzies can do. Take that, 30 piece Chic-Fil-A nuggets, dressing, and southern home-cooked meals!

I fixed the formatting of the link rollovers. It had been in the back of my mind and I just never got around to it. Lloyd (magic QA guy from Flock) mentioned it to me the other day, and it started to bug me more, mainly because I noticed it more. It was gross. Stuff would get bumped up and down, left and right. So I fixed it. Simple as that.

I have another idea… Only Bakke knows this one right now, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay. At least, for a while more. This one is gonna be good!