Getting My Chops Back

I’ve been endeavoring to practice a bit on my guitar each night in an effort to get my old skills back in shape, and I’ve found I can still play all the things I used to I just can’t play them as cleanly. I’m a bit sloppy and my timing isn’t always so hot either. … [Read more…]

We Have WiFi!

I got my wireless router set up and running! I also picked up a wireless bridge to connect the old iBook wirelessly, err… semi-wirelessly. The iBook is still using an ethernet cable to connect to the bridge, but from there it's wireless! I'm now good to go in a couple days when my Tivo arrives! … [Read more…]

Tivo’s On The Way!

Woo hoo! The Tivo is shipped and on the way, and is scheduled to arrive on Thursday! Only two more days of dealing with my crappy Adelphia/Time Warner DVR! This means I need to go out and buy a wireless router now, so that I can have it networked without needing ugly cables strung across … [Read more…]

Cleaning Out The DVR

Now that I've ordered a Tivo, I'll be getting rid of my cable company's shitty DVR in a week or two. As a result, I'm trying to go through all the stuff I've recorded and never gotten around to watching before I give it up. So far I've finally watched Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, … [Read more…]

I Finally Broke Down

I finally placed my order for a Tivo today! I've been procrastinating over it for a while now, but I finally pulled the trigger today. Another week or so and I can bid good-bye to my cable company's piece of crap DVR. Good-bye to it's random crashes, good-bye to it's forgetting to record things, good-bye … [Read more…]

Good-Bye “Planet” Pluto

Finally! Pluto is a planet no longer. I've long been of the opinion that Pluto was undeserving of it's status as a planet, feeling it's little more than just another Kuiper Belt object. My opinion was validated further three years ago with the discovery of 2003 UB313, another large Kuiper Belt object. Larger even than … [Read more…]

Some Musical Ramblings

I’m happy to report that I finally got my guitar gear hooked back up last night! I also stopped and got some new strings, which were desperately needed. I decided to experiment a little and buy some heavy-gauge strings so I can play around with a lower tuning, in this case I’ve tuned down to … [Read more…]

Do Drummers Matter?

For anyone who might think the drummer is generally a disposable/replaceable part of a band, witness Slayer. Original drummer Dave Lombardo has rejoined them on their new record, Christ Illusion, for the first time since 1990's Seasons In The Abyss and the difference is striking. Not to impugn the skills of Paul Bostaph, who took … [Read more…]

Half-Life 2? You’re Number 2 Now…

I noticed today that, according to my X-Fire stats, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has taken over the top spot from Half-Life 2 as my most played game. I have now played Oblivion for 86 hours, compared to just 85 hours for HL2. Now, with HL2 that includes at least 4 play throughs, a lot … [Read more…]

OMG! Crumbsuckers!

So, as I've already mentioned, I've been listening to a lot of heavy music lately. One of the bands I've been on a binge with is Pro-Pain, whose drummer and bass player used to be part of 80's hardcore/metal crossover legends The Crumbsuckers. So I got to wondering what ever happened to the rest of … [Read more…]

More Wintery Behavior

In addition to my recent habit of sleeping in later than normal, I realized another bit of winter-like behavior for me tonight. Usually in the summer I tend to listen to lighter music, and break out the hard stuff during the winter. But, the last few weeks I've been listening to a lot of heavy … [Read more…]

Hibernating Already?

The last couple of weeks I've been sleeping later than normal during the week. Not a lot, but it's been pretty consistent. I usually shoot for 6am, which gives me enough time to be able to relax and take the morning slow. Eat breakfast, read the paper a little, do a crossword or word search, … [Read more…]