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March 2008

A little slap bass

He was nicknamed “The Judge” and was a living connection back to the early New Orleans jazz style. He was considered one of best bass players gigging, and an absolute master of slap bass. This video, slightly out of sync, shows him showing off some of his slap-bass fireworks on the Tonight Show. (circa 1 […]

Mambo Furioso

So I got a copy of our Fresno concert on CD. The venue had a set of those in-house mics that hang from the ceiling. You know the kind, they kinda pick up stage vocals, but really mostly get the sound of audience members coughing recorded really well? They tend to get oversaturated by a […]

Tech stuff

I recall one of the first real tech successes I had on my own. I had used computers for a while at schools and such. Eventually my folks bought a new computer and I learned to use it inside and out. But the very first time a tackled the internals of a computer was a […]

You don’t have to go it alone.

So I did something today I haven’t done in the decade or so I’ve hosted sites for people. I put a donate button on my main site. It’s an interesting chip to have on your shoulder, but as a good friend pointed out to me, it is a chip. To refuse help when it is […]

What the….

A friend of mine has the description of what being on-call on a harsh job is: It’s when your job follows you home and mugs you in the driveway. So far, my three day easter weekend has had nearly full work days on each day. This is annoying. I’m getting tired of being mugged. I […]


I’ve got a few projects I’m working on in my spare time. Bookish things I’d like to see in print eventually. Most light-humor stuff. Not furry related. I’d like to get folks comments and feedback on it as I work. Of course, it’s all private yadda yadda. If you’re interested in such things, let me […]


So in the last few years people have gotten more and more into sharing information online. Micro publishing has exploded to meet niche needs. Amazon.com will sell micro-published books. Thusly you now have things like: Stop-Motion Armature Machining: A Construction Manual http://www.amazon.com/dp/0786412445 We live in cool times.

The subject is “grass”

So I saw an improv class last night. I saw one or two small improv things at college. And then a bit ago I went to an improv show at “Comedy Sports” downtown in San Jose. It was good good fun. A local version of “Who’s line is it anyway” with scoring. It’s held in […]

Old server go byebye

DNS moved, and notes sent out. So here’s the fruit of my labors. Bandwidth and email going away from the old server: I still have outstanding marks to make sure I: – Get Cashew’s counter set to the right number – Get TF to have SSL support – Fix Tommicat’s gallery – Get the macrophile.com […]