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live techno – TONIGHT

Hey me and my group are playing a live electronic improvised jam session. Two shows, actually. Tonight at Works/San Jose and then next friday night at South First Billiards on the same street as Works… Check out the details here:

http://3rl.us/subzero/


Hope you can make it to one or the other!

November 8th: SIDESCROLLER3 : SHMUP LOVE

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it’s hard to believe, but it was a year ago that we did the last SIDESCROLLER event, so we’re WAY overdue. :) Come join us Saturnday, November 8th, from 6:00pm to midnight-ish for a night of retro and not-retro games in the genre of the futuristic side scrolling shooter. $5 donation is requested so we can help pay the rent and electricity bill at Works/San Jose. OMGWTF?! Sidescroller is t3h awesome!1!

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Photos from New Music Night September 2007

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Bread Day 2006

Me and Colin at Wordcamp




Wordcamp 2006

Originally uploaded by Arnaud Hubert.

Thanks to Arnaud for taking this photo of me and Colin. :)

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MySQL Camp is Coming

MySQL Camp is Coming:

200608031435Jay scooped me on the news but he’s right – we’re organizing a MySQL camp in the spirit of Barcamp.

One of the great things about living in the bay area is that that there are a lot of smart geeks here. Generally speaking, most of the smart guys in MySQL work either for MySQL AB or one of the big Web 2.0 shops like Facebook or Yahoo. This should give everyone the opportunity to leave their cubicles and share all their tricks with the whole community.

We’re also going to be doing this the right way which means that we’re going to expect people to lead their own sections and contribute in some way shape or form. This isn’t just another top-down conference where sessions are approved by a committee.

One great piece of news is that MySQL AB is really excited about the opportunity to do this and will be sending a number of core MySQL hackers to discuss MySQL internals.

We’re currently trying to shoot for Nov 10 through 12.

If you’re able to hook us up with a venue for around 100 people with individual rooms for about 5 concurrent sessions please send me an email.

I’ll provide a link to the wiki as soon as its setup.

Count me in!

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WordCamp photo from flickr




WordCamp

Originally uploaded by Laughing Squid.

we’ve moved up from this photo.. now we have chairs. :) Not seen in photo: to my right is the working power outlet.

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Wordcamp 2006!

Wordcamp’s kind of a mixed bag so far (1/2 way through), but the good stuff’s been pretty good, and the bad stuff’s been mostly humorous, so… thumbs up. :)

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70 items sold, 50 feedback, 100% positive

Firefoxscreensnapz017Here’s the update on my Etsy journey. I’ve sold 70 items on Etsy, many of them multiple patch sales, and as you can see I have 85 people on etsy calling me a favorite. Today I got my 50th feedback rating, and I’m rockin’ it 100% positive. Etsy’s been very good to me. :) Big huge gigantic thanks to all my customers, Etsian and non-etsian.

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Steve Cooley at the Chabot Science and Space Center

I’ll be here on friday, May 26th… the Lunar Lounge Express on the invitation of Chachi Jones to demo the new visuals that I’ve been hammering on in Processing … this will be my first public performance in about 7 years. I’m getting psyched about it. I hope you can come out and see the show.

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Meat Beat Manifesto Feb. 9, 2006

let's see, about 4 macs over here I’ve been a fan of MBM since about 1992, but I’ve never had a chance to see them play live until last night. I was totally amazed. I’ve never seen so many Mac laptops on stage for a performance like this. Jono and I were extremely impressed. :) The cables running around on that stage would probably give most normal roadies a heart attack. There was so much small, powerful gear up there. We had a hard time identifying some of it. I’m hoping someone else taking notes will have better luck than me. Jono said something slightly over my head about how he thought they were running Digital Performer, and clock syncing to a DV cam. (correct me if I got that wrong, jono :)

Anyway, after Dalek finished up, the guys took the stage and played an awesome set. I’m somewhat at a loss to describe how awesome it was. It just was. I’m no music critic, but this was a great show. They played a blend of songs spanning most of the Meat Beat Manifesto catalog. What a trip to hear some of those older cuts performed live! I was smiling a mile wide all night… I kept thinking “holy crap! this is so cool!”

The visuals were mind bending… not content to be straight clips of anything, the visuals were a giant blender of cultures. I can’t even imagine how much work it took to put that show together. We were just stunned.

The crowd was nice.. in demeanor and in size, I suppose. :) I only had to cut through the crowd once, and everyone was courteous. I know it’s kind of silly to mention it, but, I guess I don’t get out much anymore, so I appreciate a respectful crowd. There were a lot of people there, but there was still room enough to get right up on the stage and get the photos I got.

Jono and I were just buzzing the whole trip home because we were so inspired by what we’d just experienced. This is what a performance can be. This is what a good concert is.
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I just posted all my photos here: http://web.mac.com/djcatnip/iWeb/Site/mbm2006.html… enjoy!

Here are the remaining tour dates! GO CHECK THIS SHOW OUT!

February 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory
February 11 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
February 13 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
February 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
February 16 – Austin, TX – The Parish
February 17 – Houston, TX – Engine Room
February 18 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
February 20 – Orlando, FL – The Social
February 21 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
February 22 – Gainesville – Common Grounds
February 23 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Old Bar
February 24 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
February 25 – New York, NY – BB Kings
February 26 – Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Icon
February 27 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
February 28 – Chicago, IL – The Abbey

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omgwtf patch documentation

emailed Hot Topic (nasdaq:HOTT) today. Didn’t say much, just asked what their new vendor review procedure is.

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attack of the kitchen

We’re almost halfway through our kitchen counter renovation… I gotta grout that side of the kitchen… tomorrow. Then, unexpectedly, the garbage disposal just died tonight. Water everywhere, lots of new smells upon cracking open the pipe connections. We’re having half the family over for xmas dinner in 3 days. Tomorrow’s going to be action-packed!

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Countertop demolition timelapse 2

Demolition, Rrrraaawwwwwwwwww

here we are DIY-in’ it up again, making a one molecule countertop into about a bazillion molecules.  It’s fun smashing all that shit up, woo yeah.  Clearing it out and cleaning it up, not quite as much fun, but…  doable.  As you can see, we debated how to lay out the granite tiles a lot.  I think that’s an important part of this kind of project where you have no experience, and you have no idea how it’s going to turn out…  talk it over and try things out before you literally set it in stone.

Since this footage, I’ve cut the particle board “underlayment”, so to speak, overlapped at the right angle so as to flatten it out and strengthen it over time… we’ve gotten a good look at how we’ll lay out the tiles. Next comes securing it down and then getting on to cutting tiles for the front trim and the backsplash. This is going to be fun and scary at the same time.

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Phew

The craziest part of the year just ended. I’ll be getting back to my projects shortly. :)

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