Blog - September 2021
Updated as interesting things happen.
Friday, September 24, 2021
The long awaited sequel. This is just a video of me playing a beatles cover to prove I am not an atrocious singer. Ask me a year ago I wouldn't have been able to say that much. I forget if I taped this in the higher quality mode or not, but it sounds REALLY good on my Mac. Compression changes things, though.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Things I've Bought Recently-Ish
Hi! I told you all I'd write be active. Today I just wanted to ramble about some recent purchases of mine. First off is the iPod:
LOOK AT IT! JUST LOOK AT IT! IT'S SO COOL. HOW COULD I NOT BUY THIS FOR 80 BUCKS???? The hard drive broke within about ten minutes but I replaced it with an iFlash thing so now it's got 64gb. Good stuff. I think my whole iTunes library (only like 500 songs) is only like 3-4gb so I'm living. Eventually I'm gonna be moving my whole library to the 2008 iMac that I'm using to type this out on. Just need to get a new hard drive (2tb ones are shockingly cheap?). This thing has Firewire 400 too which I use for capturing DV from my XL1 (another new purchase I'll have to talk more about someday). It runs up to MacOS 10.11 with only 4GB of ram but it's shockingly smooth. I have no issues using this thing as a daily driver. I'd upload a pic but I don't really feel like it. You can, however, see it in my video update from yesterday. Check out that keyboard, though. It weighs about 95 pounds and it's from a Powermac G4. Maybe it's one of the cube models that goes for close to a thousand dollars. The world may never know. I got it in a box of accessories for the Powermac G3. Did I ever show you all that?
That project's currently in the works still. The studio display died on me and I don't have a compatible monitor unfortunately. Can you imagine OS9 running on the studio display? I plugged my Powerbook G3 PDQ into it and it looked so fuckin good. Like insanely good. Also I don't have a hard drive and I haven't really felt like getting that set up. Not until I have a suitable monitor, at least. Plus it's only got big molex and I need mini molex. I know there's adaptors and I have one it's just so shitty that even the slightest movement fucks it up. So, it joins the long, long list of projects to be finished someday. To be fair, I do finish stuff sometimes. The iPod thing is a good example. I ordered parts fairly quickly and I had it fixed the day of. It's just a matter of me losing interest fairly quickly in things. Surely there's a pill for that.
One last thing, I had this idea to maybe do more videos, maybe like talking about whatever interests me. Loose editing, you know, like these blogs but slightly less (or maybe slightly more) unhinged. Good idea? Bad idea? I don't know but I'll probably do it anyway.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Video blog! There's gotta be a way of shortening that. Vidlog? Food for thought... PS. Shoutout to the mold in the back if you can make it out. 240p BABY!
Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Hi again. Sorry I'm really inactive. I just find myself having less to post as time goes by. I've done a lot, though. Just nothing I feel I want to write for a while about. Things seem to be changing a lot as time goes by. Maybe that's just how life goes, I certainly don't think my experience is unique or anything. It's just a shame sometimes how life changes. Your perspective warps, your friends seem to drift away (I'm happy I've still got the ones that really matter, though). I never thought I'd use this blog as a serious tool for reflection, but here I am!
I also find that I have to reconcile with the future more and more. I have to ask questions like, "What am I going to do with myself if this music thing works out?", "What am I going to do if it doesn't?". I can't answer either. Then there's the really hard questions, "What does it mean to be alone?", "Am I ready for the rest of my life?". I think that maybe the point is not to answer them, only to ask. At least I hope so.
I don't think anyone really reads these, but sometimes I wonder. If you read this, shoot me an email or call me or something, it could be fun!
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Hi friends. It's been a minute. I just don't have much to say sometimes. I started a job at Starbucks, though which is fun. I just kind of wanted to say hello, I think. The past few weeks for me have been neat, a lot of it is stuff that I don't feel I want to put on a blog, ya know. I just wanted to say hi. Now that I've done that, it's time to say goodbye!