Post a Week 2011: Blogging year in review

This year, I participated in WordPress.com’s Post a Week Challenge.  Well, how’d I do? I was using Joost de Valk‘s Blog Metrics plugin, but that only tells you how you’re doing overall and how you’ve done in the last 30 days and, while I could have logged how many posts there were on January 1… Continue reading Post a Week 2011: Blogging year in review

the truth about hacked software

I want to get something out in the open.  It’s not illegal to hack your software. This is probably contrary to what you might assume when you hear the words “hack” and “software” used in the same sentence, but there is an important distinction to make: hacked software is not the same thing as pirated… Continue reading the truth about hacked software

So this is why Hollywood blockbusters aren’t very good

Disney exec says storytelling is B.S. when it comes to B.O. | Blastr. How are we supposed to be expected to shell out $15 a seat to watch a film in the theatre when Hollywood execs like Andy Hendrickson from Disney say things like this: People say ‘It’s all about the story.’ When you’re making… Continue reading So this is why Hollywood blockbusters aren’t very good

Google Music: The revolution you’ve been waiting for is (still) not here yet

A month or so back, Google announced its new plan to take over the world: Google Music.  No one was really sure what it did, but it was made by Google and it had something to do with music, so it had to be good right?  Oh, and there was something in there about syncing… Continue reading Google Music: The revolution you’ve been waiting for is (still) not here yet

Record. Keeping.

Today I went through my modest collection of vinyl records. Not to listen to. Not even to sort or alphabetize or chronologize or even to sell. I went through my records for a project that will involve mounting said records on one wall in our living room. E and I had discussed, vaguely, the idea… Continue reading Record. Keeping.

On the music front

Here’s what I’ve currently got going on the music front for me…I thought I’d list it all out since it’s not insignificant: Mixing/co-producing Synaptic Disturbance’s RPM2011 album This is sort of the first official Plague Music undertaking.  Working on this with Geoff from The Raygun Girls who has, thus far, succeeded in keeping me in… Continue reading On the music front

Random Song of the Day #21: HORRORFALL covers KMFDM

Is this a BATTLE of the ALL CAPS BANDS?  Well, maybe, but it’s also a new (and for a limited time, downloadable) track from your favorite indie industrial project from the City of Angels, @HORRORFALL (if they aren’t, they should be).  This was one of the first KMFDM tracks I ever heard (besides, maybe “A… Continue reading Random Song of the Day #21: HORRORFALL covers KMFDM