What would have happened if Salvador Dali had made a cartoon in the 2010s?

He’d have made Bee and Puppycat, Natasha Allegri’s latest surreal cartoon masterpiece. I think there’s something great about Allyn Rachel’s mumbling delivery that really sells it. I love this amazing world we have that allows for experimentation – I hope we don’t lose it through bungling of Net Neutrality issues. (I like eps 1 and … Continue reading “What would have happened if Salvador Dali had made a cartoon in the 2010s?”

Grand Canyon: 9 Oct 2010

While on my trip to the Grand Canyon I kept a journal of my experience in order to create an after-the-fact travelogue.  This is the last entry of an edited version + photo essay of my trip.  (First entry here) — 9 Oct 2010 1530 The drive to Phoenix was uneventful.  I did finally get … Continue reading “Grand Canyon: 9 Oct 2010”

Last.fm 2013 Listening Trends

This year I bought LOTS of albums. I don’t know if it’s the most albums I’ve purchased in one year since writing these blog posts or even since keeping track of Scrobbles. I do know that while I listened to my music randomly, in general, I did also listen to entire albums whenever I purchased … Continue reading “Last.fm 2013 Listening Trends”

Returning to Universal Studios

The last time I went to Universal Studios Orlando was nearly 20 years ago for Rock the Universe 1999. It was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done – enjoying the park by day with all my close friends and then a series of concerts at night. Despite getting soaked by the night-time … Continue reading “Returning to Universal Studios”

Review: Sansa Clip Zip

I’ve been using MP3 players since they first existed. I can’t remember the name of the device, but I got it with my Audible subscription. Then, I used my PDA for a while – remember those? Then I used an iPod Shuffle, but it didn’t work well with my Linux computer. The database kept getting … Continue reading “Review: Sansa Clip Zip”

Using Digikam from the Point of View of Lightroom User

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I’ve been into photography since I was five years old.  That’s when I got my first Kodak Instamatic camera and started shooting photos and creating photo albums.  I have about ten photo albums, with most of them coming from when I got to high school and could really … Continue reading “Using Digikam from the Point of View of Lightroom User”

Testing out Amarok 2.4.3’s Dynamic Playlists

I’ve spoken about Amarok’s Dynamic Playlists before.  Despite my best attempts, I couldn’t quite get it to work correctly.  However, Amarok 2.4.3 has revamped the dynamic playlists engine and interface, so I wanted to check it out and see if it worked better as well as testing out some of the new features.  For one … Continue reading “Testing out Amarok 2.4.3’s Dynamic Playlists”

Last.fm Listening Habits 2011 Q1

I wanted to take a look at my music listening habits quarterly to see how each quarter’s stats stack up against the final numbers at the end of the year.  I started off the year listening to some of the new artists I’d bought, then just switched to random listens for the rest of the … Continue reading “Last.fm Listening Habits 2011 Q1”

KDE Look Part 6: 4 Months In

I started using KDE in November of last year so I figured that I’d give an update on how things are working for me four months in.  First off, KDE 4.6.x has not yet hit the official Fedora repositories.  Since I like to yum upgrade or preupgrade from release to release, I try to stay … Continue reading “KDE Look Part 6: 4 Months In”

When KDE 4’s Activities Finally Made Sense

I’ve been using KDE since November of 2010 around the time that 4.5 was released for Fedora. Around the time of 4.4, the KDE folks, especially Aaron Seigo and the rest of the Plasma team, started really pushing activities. I kept talking to people on identica and I couldn’t quite figure out the point of … Continue reading “When KDE 4’s Activities Finally Made Sense”