Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

New Hosting

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Over the past month or so I’ve been having some hosting issues – my cats would attack the server, some how it would get unplugged, etc. So now I’ve switched everything over to hosting at, which seems pretty awesome so far. So here’s to no more downtime, 404s or 500s and hopefully instead we’ll get some 808s. *cheers*

My Bike

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

My bike up until this point has been a borrowed SR Maxima sr_max

Figure (A)

which belongs to my friend Chris [Chrispy Finch Fry!]. While he was living as a nomad I became the caretaker of two of his prized possessions: his bike and his goldfish [see Figure (B) ]. Since then I’ve continued to use his bike and take care of his goldfish.

Chris Finch's goldfish, Sampson

Figure (B)

Until today! My parents came up North [from LA] this weekend to deliver my grandfather’s washer/dryer tower and brought with them my Dad’s old road bike. It’s an Austro-Daimler SuperLeicht from somewhere in the 70′s. Vintage ace. I went to the shop today and picked up a nice Brooks saddle for it. Looks sharp.

My SuperLeicht
Drilled out brake handles. Awesome.

Check out these drilled out brake handles.

Originally it was a 10 speed, I believe, but one day my Father had some problems with the shifter while riding and when he got home he took it down to a single speed. I like it. The simpler the better. I don’t live in SF, so I don’t need a ton of gears.

Not a fixed gear, phew.

The accessories are all vintage Campagnolo, aquired piece by piece in the 70s by my Dad. The next step to making this guy look really nice is some new tan bar tape.

OLPC Give One, Get One

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The OLPC [One Laptop Per Child] Foundation is starting their annual Give One Get One campaign on November 17th! Last year I donated a laptop and got mine in the mail a few months later. It’s not the fastest computer, but it’s cute and rugged and novel [did I mention hackable?]. One laptop only costs $199, and I’m sure a lot of you out there are self-employed, which means you can benefit from the write off. You get a tax break and a kid gets a computer. Sweet deal.

OLPC Equation

OLPC Equation

ZendCon 08

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

I just got back from ZendCon 2008 and it was pretty fun. Much more fun than a typical work week. I got to learn a lot about the new features of PHP, some common and not so common security pitfalls and I met a lot of rad programmers. The highlight for me though, was the Yahoo party. Yahoo raffled off a Nintendo Wii, which I happened to win! When I went to pick it up from the rafflers the crowd of PHP developers started shouting “Speech! Speech!” So I stood up on a chair and told them I was an AS3 developer, and they promptly booed me down. I escaped unscathed, with the Wii.

Look at that happy lad! Time to get this thing ready for some homebrew apps.

I’ve moved servers!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

After a little down time I’m back up in a much better situation! This blog is now hosted by 600RECORDS, which rocks. Tanks!

First Software Purchased Evar.

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The first piece of [non-game] software I ever purchased was TextMate, just now. I buckled down and bought it. It is flippin sweet. I hope my move to linux finds me an equivalent editor. DORKSAUCE. Ah, I also bought 4GB of RAM for my MacBook for $80 at newegg. That’s almost 10x less than buying 2GB from Apple. They’re not “fully buffered EEC” but 2x2GB @ $36 each? Bomb! > 2x1GB @ $150 each, that’s for sure. I’ll let you know how it goes after installation.

Macbook Pros (at least my model) only support a max of 3gb of RAM. So I’m full up and have 2gb left over. I’m giving it to my friend Matthew. My mbp’s been running great with the new memory, so it’s all good.

Rad Video

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

This guy and Paul Roberts would be my dream team to work on a platformer with.

Birth Of A Code Blog

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Here it is. My first code blog. I’ve been making little AS3 projects for a couple months and have had no place to put them. Now I have some kind of repository. So if you’re a  programmer, designer, gamer or script kiddie, bookmark my blog – fo fun.

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