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My gamertag on Xbox Live is chillbaron (it’s the opposite of chillbilly) if you would like to add me to your friends thing and destroy.

I started playing Halo 3 solo but god Halo is boring. Please, no more boring cutscenes! Maybe it’ll pick up once I try playing co-op as the others did.

Posted on - November 16, 2007 [at] 8:30 pm by Brad
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My genius integration of bbPress and WordPress accidentally shut off anonymous comments on the blog here. Anyway you’re all free to comment about OfficeMax and black metal again without signing up for an account.

Posted on - March 10, 2007 [at] 11:17 am by Brad
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Say hi to Maya Mia.

Posted on - March 5, 2007 [at] 12:05 am by Brad
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Many years ago my family used to smuggle fireworks into Canada from the US. It was wonderful and maybe a federal crime, like all family memories I treasure.

Then we went without fireworks for a long time but recently we’ve been blowing a lot of money on grocery and hardware store fireworks that just suck.

For my birthday my girlfriend got me this:

That’s a hundred dollars worth of fireworks from Kaboom.com. After the last sad display at Canada day I found this place on the web and had meant to order the next time fireworks were required. Turns out it’s me turning 30. We’re setting them off tonight and if I die, just know that it was awesome.

Update: I survived, but it was still awesome. They were excellent, A+++, will buy again.

Posted on - November 18, 2006 [at] 3:43 pm by Brad
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Finally got around to putting more photos online from the gigs we’ve been doing. I’m using FAlbum now to load the photos directly from Flickr so hopefully I’ll be better about updating it.

Posted on - November 2, 2006 [at] 1:09 pm by Brad
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It was Google Press Day yesterday. I’m looking forward to Google Notebook launching next week as I don’t have time develop cluebacca. I’ve been trying other notebook solutions (SEO Note, Evernote) to replace Keynote but they don’t behave the way I want them to. And the only simple web-based note app I’ve found is Simpy which is dead slow most of the time.

I got the new Google Desktop with “gadgets” (aka widgets) and quickly took a stab at writing a gadget, which is a little widget you can float around your desktop or dock to your Google sidebar. As much as I envy the sexiness of Macs, I’m still unclear on how these things are supposed to be useful in any way. How many floating clocks and plants does a person need?

Posted on - May 11, 2006 [at] 9:19 am by Brad
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Frontalot‘s been a busy guy. He’s got a tour going on. Did I mention his recent Nerdcore Rising album before? I got a copy and am very happy with it. He’s also the subject of an upcoming documentary. There’s a preview of it that I’m hosting a torrent for as a link from Penny Arcade has the ability to crush even the most ample servers these days.

Posted on - April 28, 2006 [at] 5:24 pm by Brad
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Nearly a month after buying my laptop, I’ve moved onto stage 2 of Brad’s mobile recording adventure: buying sound cards.

Today I bought the Edirol UA-1EX for softsynth and general low-latency use on the laptop. And the Presonus Firebox for recording on the desktop as well as the laptop when I want to move it around. This is my first time using USB or Firewire audio devices so I’ll try and record my thoughts and feelings as I set it all up and try it.

Posted on - April 17, 2006 [at] 8:33 pm by Brad
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BitTorrent + Donations = Viva la revolution? is an interesting question on Ask Metafilter about providing a service that makes it easy to share music and donate to the artists (which I was actually just talking to someone about the other day.) Metafilter user scarabic suggested that the Internet doesn’t need any help with the trading but to stick to the  facilitating donations aspect. Which made my wheels turn and I posted this:

The idea is decent but I think scarabic might be right. Why not find a way to hook donations into all the trading activity that’s going on right now?

It would be interesting if someone would build a verified directory of where to donate money to artists. Have an open API so torrent trackers and other music trading sites could implement it as a feel-good gesture.

That way if someone’s on some torrent tracker and is grabbing my album they could have a little link that says “Hey, like the album? Click here to donate to the artist.”

I think that’d be neat and have the potential to catch on and also potentially put a nice spin on all the trading that’s going on if it were to actually work in artists’ benefit.

Not sure if it’s actually doable though. If a big paypal directory’s not possible, you could turn yourself into a collection agency, hold and distribute the money or something. (Then turn evil and crook all the musicians out of their cash of course.)

I haven’t thought much about the technical aspects of it but I think it’s an interesting idea.

Posted on - March 31, 2006 [at] 10:58 pm by Brad
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Ziggy Stardust comic – scans of a David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust comic. They should revive the Rock Fantasy line of comics and do indie bands. Everyone can be working day jobs and have no time to fight crime.

Posted on - March 3, 2006 [at] 11:19 am by Brad
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