Does anyone else remember the click click between tracks on 8-track?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2009 by Steven

Other than radio, my father had an 8-track player in a gigantic console stereo system in our home. When we traveled for vacations for a good portion of my growing up we had either travel trailers or motor-homes and part of the travel kit was a portable, battery operated 8-track player. My first all-in-one stereo system also had an 8-track and I didn't have a stereo cassette player until I was in high school.

Some of the first recorded music I remember 'obsessing' on was an 8-track of The Irish Rovers 'The Unicorn Song'.


Carpentry as Contact Sport (Updated: 2009-05-04)

Posted in General with tags , , on April 27, 2009 by Steven

Yes, I haven’t posted to the blog in a long time. I am worthless and weak. To make up for my short comings, I’m posting a few pictures from my weekend experience in contact carpentry.

How it all began… I have a new previously loved desk that I moved into my office replacing the two press wood banquet tables I’ve been using as a desk since moving into this house. Once getting the desk into the office, which itself was a Trial of Hercules, and after a couple of weeks I decided that the right hand return would make a great work bench space. I started valiantly, measuring the desktop, drew out some plans, compared them to the wood I had left over and purchasing additional supplies.

(Warning, photos below the break.)

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Illustrate Me, Man!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2008 by Steven

Happy 88th birthday to a great author, Ray Bradbury.

And Now for Something Completely Different, Dinner.

Posted in Food and Cooking with tags , , on August 1, 2008 by Steven

So I made vague reference to being a well rounded geek in my Opening Salvo and About pages. Well here’s a little something I’d like to share with the world in general another of my interests, food.

Here’s a recipe that I’ve been playing with for a few years for vegetarian picadillo. If you aren’t familiar with picadillo, here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

Picadillo is a dish mainly consisting of ground beef typically found in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico, and other Latin American countries.

Now, I’m a bit of a foodie, so some of the things I put in are different from others, but the beauty of picadillo is the versatility of the recipe.

Vegetarian Picadillo

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Run, It’s a Giant Rubber Regator!

Posted in Web with tags , , on July 3, 2008 by Steven

Regator is a neat new social information aggrigator, *nudge*nudge* gator get it, site. At the moment, it’s in private beta but if you look around you may find some invites left *cough* techcrunch *cough*cough* readwriteweb. Anyhow, back to the site, it’s a neat implementation of the social news sites like Digg or Slashdot but focusing on blogs instead of general web sites. Now, the line can be fuzzy at times with blog sites just commenting on something from a web site, but that doesn’t take away from Regator, just points to something about the state of blogging today.

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It’s all Music to My Ears

Posted in Music, Pop Culture, Web with tags , , on June 22, 2008 by Steven

So I was reading Mashable and this article talking about Jamendo came up, and it reminded me, I haven’t been to that site in a while.

Logo for Jamendo

If you’ve never heard of it, Jamendo is an all Creative Commons music site. It’s interesting in that a majority of the artists are European, since Jamendo is based in Luxembourg, and you see how musical trends are different in other countries.

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Bad Website

Posted in Games, Web with tags , on June 16, 2008 by Steven

This is a terrible, bad, nasty website and you shouldn’t visit it.

Don’t touch this link!!