GoGo Gadget WiFi
Snakes on planes are awesome. But, do you know what's really awesome...?
WiFi on planes.
This is sort of a love/hate thing. I love it for these 24/48hr business trips.... an extra 3, 4, 5-hrs getting work done that I procrastinated the night before. A trip to Boston, a trip to NYC, a trip to Austin.... not exactly short trips, right? But with in-flight WiFi, the time flies.
Of course... on the opposing side of this excitement is the fact that I always cherished those few hours in the sky for reading my latest book-of-choice, staring out the window, and getting hammered on cheap (read: gross) red wine.
Conclusion: WiFi is for business trips. Red wine is for all trips.
While I was sick this week...
Aside from being confined to my miniature residence, being sick provided the chance for me to throw a couple more drum kits together. I can assure you, NyQuil and dexterity do not go well together.
Some House Photos... Progress?
Its coming along. These were taken last week, and I'm hoping by the time I'm back in Seattle tomorrow, all the siding will be complete. I don't know what justice the photos do for the untrained eye, but the siding actually looks spectacular.
6" Clear Cedar, Smooth Sawn, T&G with 1/4" reveal. In case you were wondering -- i spent a lot of time working through different variables like this until I made the final decision.
I'll snap some more photos in the next few days when we get the deck top sheets on there -- its like 1750sqft... probably the biggest deck known to man.... bigger footprint than the house itself. I'm not kidding.
Which one would you choose...?
I recently acquired this new drum Maschine. I've never had one of these little gizmos before, but I've always wanted to spend some time with one. I remember seeing some black dudes on an old Akai MPC 2000 -- thinking to myself, "Wow, that is really cool... I bet I could do that".
I certainly have not reached elite status yet, but learning how to use this instrument has been a lot of fun.
Now, if we wanna get really deep into the history of drum machines, they have actually been an extremely integral and influential part of modern music -- particularly Hip-Hip, House, Breaks, Jungle, Dub-Step, etc.... the primary groups of music based on samples and synthetic drum sounds. Nearly every major producer on the planet has relied on drum machines for portions of, or the entirety of their tracks at some point.
The original drum machine was actually called the "Rhythmicon".... it was about the size of a refrigerator, made in 1930 by Léon Theremin -- Yes, the same guy who invented the Theremin in 1924.
Enjoy the vid.... I'm definitely still learning, still having a good time!
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