Skyrim (Main Theme)

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14 Jan 02017 | 2 minutes of your time

I practiced some of my third position transitions and almost made this song sound half decent…

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Super-cali-fragi-listic-expiali-docious

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14 Jan 02017 | 2 minutes of your time

Disney-songs practice is my steady run.

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Handhelding

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13 Jan 02017 | 4 minutes of your time

Claire considers the purchase a power move by an awesome dad.

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Security Check’d

It’s probably way overkill, but my hosting provider for this blog offers a free SSL cert for one subdomain, so I made the switch and put this site on a secure server. Not that you’re putting any information into this site… but I am. A lot. And though I’ve got three layers of security keeping the never-ending barrage of hacker attempts at bay, and they haven’t even breached the first layer, this plugs a few holes for my efforts. I only mention it because a lot of this site has been hand-coded across many years and you’re bound to stumble across something that doesn’t quite load right because I missed updating it. A font or a script or an image. Feel free to ignore it or let me know. Whatever. It’ll get cleaned up either way in the coming weeks.

13 Jan 02017 | asides & shorts | blogger
What About Bob(iverse)?

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12 Jan 02017 | 4 minutes of your time

What if we could transfer the essence of a human brain, it’s thoughts and memories, into a computer and make that computer sentient?

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Really Technical

Even Karin seemed impressed. I’d been in the basement playing the same six bars of music over and over and over and over for half an hour, and she peeked over my shoulder and said something like “wow, that is pretty technical, isn’t it?” I was practicing my song, Gavotte from “Mignon” by Thomas as played by this dude, who is not me, on YouTube. It’s my “Cold Winter” project: learn to play this two page technical beast. Lots of fancy little frills to make me a better player (not that it’s a particularly high bar at the moment) like switching between strings and staccato, trills, tenuto, and some pizzicato. I guess what I’d say: if you want to know what it’s like to learn the violin, watch the YouTube video from 0:09 seconds through 0:26 seconds over, and over, and over, about a hundred times, and then imagine that among those hundred times, imagine that it sounds good approximately once. Then repeat the next night, and the night after that and the night after that… and then realize that you love every minute of it.

11 Jan 02017 | asides & shorts | musician
It’s a Small World

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7 Jan 02017 | a few seconds of your time

I haven’t been to Florida in almost exactly three years, but I spent the morning thinking about there.

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You Put Your Robot Hand In… and You Shake it All About

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5 Jan 02017 | 2 minutes of your time

I read Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.

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Carbon Taxed

Yes, I hate the carbon tax, too. Am I happy that our society has reached this point where we need to put a price on our own wastefulness? Hardly. Is it the best option? No. Is it going to hurt? Yeah. Will it disrupt the way our lives go forward for here? That’s kinda the point. Will that be uncomfortable? No shit, Sherlock. But is it the right thing to do? Probably. Am I willing to chip in a little bit more on that gamble if it’s really meant to improve the future of our society? Well, until someone comes up with a better idea, and since I don’t qualify for the rebate, I suppose I’m going to do just that. Everything has a cost to something, someone, somewhere. You may not feel that cost. You may never pay it. But someone, somewhere pays for your cheap gas, your plastic toys, and your discount t-shirts. That cost may be money, time, or the health of people or our environment. And we’ve been deferring, offsetting, skipping out on the bill as it grows and looms and grows some more over future generations. You don’t have to understand it or agree with it: but pretending that it’s a lie or a conspiracy makes you into the fool. So, drive a 4% less, eat a few less calories, put on a sweater and some cozy wool socks and turn the heat down a degree or two, and maybe stop buying so much junk: we’ve been trying that for years, and it isn’t as painful as you imagine. Really.

Big Brains, Darwin, Trout and the Galápagos

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1 Jan 02017 | 3 minutes of your time

a science fiction-ish novel told from a million years the far future

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New Years List ’16: The Changable Dozeneth Edition

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31 Dec 02016 | 29 minutes of your time

Five thousand words of 2016 rants and raves…

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