Friday, June 29, 2007

iPhone

So you going to get one? C'mon its all the rave. Everyone is getting one.



Me? Maybe next year. We'll see.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Concert Review: Tool



This was the concert that I won some free tickets to from KFAN a month ago or so. It was a good show overall but wasn't the best concert I've ever seen. I brought a buddy so we ended up at Tom Reids a few blocks away from the Xcel Center for some brews and grub. I was pleased to see they had Fat Tire in stock, so I had a few. After catching up and stuffing the gut, we went to the show. We managed to get to our seats just as the first band, Big Business was starting. What a crap band. The only reason I even stayed to listen was the fact that I was confortable in my chair; this 'garage band' was either bad or to progressive/alternative for my tastes.

The show itself start around 9PM and Tool started out strong. They played alot of recognizable songs (even I don't know all the names of them). This show was a bit different in the lead singer wasn't up front of the stage, but rather back besides the drummer on a drum riser. He did't come of that riser one time...I guess thats just how he/the band is. The concert focused more on the musicians throughout the show, emphasizing their musicianship and skills.

This concert had pros and cons. The Pros: 1.) It was free 2.) I like about 75% of their music; this was the same for the concert. The Cons: 1.) Cound't hear the singer as well as I thought you should 2.) Too many long, noisy electronic interludes, intros/endings. I still must say...Tool rocks.

ps: another cool thing is I called in the morning after and talked about the show a bit on-air with the PowerTrip morning show!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Do you like beer? A better question is do you like Leinenkugel's? If so check out the seasonal Summer Shandy beer they have out. Its actually not bad; it has a lemon-flavor to it. Its not like a fruity flavor but rather a subtle lemon aftertaste. Being a fan of the Berry Weiss, Red any Honey Weiss, I could't pass the chance to pick up a six pack of this stuff. I went to the local liquor store here in town and bought a case of 'beer for rock-stars' just to have on hand and saw a little flyer for Summer Shandy, os I went back to the coller and picked it up. I've a got a few left so I might have to stop in again and get a 12-pack next time!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Webserver switch

/>I just switched my domain over to a new webserver based down in Kentucky. I ran into some technical issue with some customer of mine where the previous server agreement had a 'terms of service' about storing emails on their server. I had 2 people lose all their emails and contacts due to this! GRRR! Well so far the new server is going smooth. I actually was expecting some glitches with this site due to the complexity of it but it was flawless! Oh yeah, I also made the leap to Linux as apposed to Windows for the operating system. I should now have alot more open source applications to use as opposed to before.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

My move to Windows Vista!


So I have been using Windows Vista for about 4 weeks now. I managed to get my old Dell Optiplex GX260 desktop tweaked out with a Nvidia 256Mb 6200 video card, 2Gb of RAM and a 160Gb hard drive. I must say, this is running pretty good considering this machine is a Pentium 4, 2.66Ghz processor.
It took awhile to get the video card. I first had to do some research to see what card would work with Vista, let alone inside my small form factor GX260 desktop. After scouring the Dell user forums, I came across another person that used the card with success. I ended up shopping around and buying the video card off of eBay (gave the seller a neutral review because it took almost 2 weeks to get the card). Anyway, the card and PC are working pretty darn good. I am 'teasting' Office 2007 which is pretty cool as well as some of the other core applications I use like Dreamweaver, Fireworks, iTunes, etc...
The biggest obstacle I guess I had to overcome was confirming the applications were Vista-compatible. Most software vendors have made new updated versions that work on Vista, but I had to scour the web in search of ad-ware free apps for ripping DVD movies, mounting and creating ISO disks. Oh yeah, one other cool thing I did was made my previous Windows XP machine into a virtual machine! This allows me to put up my old Windows XP machine inside of Windows Vista using VMware Player. Cool stuff!
Overall Vista is alot of eye candy, which is good. I think most of us get bored of the same desktop picture, theme, mouse, so on and so forth. What I am really looking forward to is an Apple Macbook Pro. I have been saving money for some time to get one and I may just do that this fall. Stay Tuned!