Today's bad tune from random

January 23, 2006

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Selena, "I Could Fall in Love with You" from her album "Dreaming of You". One thing about the auto playlists that Yahoo creates is that they sometime throw weird shit in there. Somehow Selena came in with a playlist of artists "Like U2". Ummmmm, No.


Today's favorite tune from random

January 22, 2006

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Beck's "Jack-ass" from Odelay! If you thought that you were making your way To where the puzzles and pagans lay I’ll put it together, it’s a strange invitation


It's about creating

January 22, 2006

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I'm pretty much the only person at work who does what I do in terms of technology. To the point that I've been told (several times) not to build things because if I ever leave no one there would know how to fix something if it broke. A couple of times I've responded with "What makes you think my stuff is ever going to break?" just to see the reaction which basically amounted to: Uhhhhhhhhh….. (And no, I'm not that arrogant, as time marches on, things hard drive fail, things get updated or changed, etc… and basically everything gives up the ghost at some point. I've been doing a lot of coding work over the past week and have built some really nice tools. One of the things about being the only one who does this type of work though is there is no one around to appreciate it. I'm happy with myself as I realized (again) that this basically doesn't bother me at all. Sure it's nice to hear compliments from time to time, but for me, it really is the process of creation that has the reward.


Impressive Vocals

January 18, 2006

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Picked this up off Boingboing: 1995 winner (mp3). Talk about a fast talker.


Band name

January 18, 2006

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In an IM conversation with Travis the following message came up: "yoda talkin ninjas" If I had a band, that's what I'd name it.


WordPress 2.0

January 13, 2006

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Just upgraded to WordPress 2.0. You may see differences, you may not. It's new to me. And yes. This is what I'm doing on a Friday night. I have been sick today and don't have anything better to do that won't make me sicker…. Plus. I'm a geek.


MarketPlace Music

January 13, 2006

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One of my favorite radio shows is NPR's Marketplace. Among the positive points is the music they choose for the few second breaks between stories. For example, today they kicked in a few seconds of Superstitious. Happy Friday the 13th.


The beginning of the end for Nikons with film

January 12, 2006

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I had pretty much accepted that it would come sometime in my lifetime, but Nikon UK, today has announced that it's starting the phase out of their film bodies. Holy Shit.

As the film camera market shrinks and the popularity of compact digital cameras increases, demand for products that offer advanced features and extra value is continuing to grow. High performance digital SLR cameras are performing well as users shift from film-based SLR cameras or upgrade from compact digital cameras to digital SLR cameras. As a result of the new strategy Nikon will discontinue production of all lenses for large format cameras and enlarging lenses with sales of these products ceasing as soon as they run out of stock. This also applies to most of our film camera bodies, interchangeable manual focus lenses and related accessories. Although Nikon anticipates that the products will still be in retail distribution up to Summer 2006. In recognition of Nikon’s commitment to professional photographers we will continue to manufacturer and sell the F6, our flagship film model, as well as a number of manual interchangeable lenses. Sales of the manual FM10 will also continue outside Europe.


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