Archive for February, 2009

Arson at 3279 West 17th Street [updated]

I smelled smoke just a bit ago yesterday and saw quite a bit blowing past my window. Turns out a fire had just started in an almost empty house a block south of me. The downstairs residents had vacated a week earlier, and the upstairs fellow got out before the fire started. The address is […]

The Twenty-Three

The best RTA route in Cleveland is the 23. This is my third year riding it, and I could set my watch by the morning bus; if I wore a watch. The drivers are friendly, deft and will put on the brakes if they see someone hoofing it after them, and the bus doesn’t stop […]

Music Nazi

This may come as a surprise, but I’m a bit of a pole-in-the-ass organizing nazi. I’ve spent over the last year slowly tagging my music collection. Way back in the day I used RealJukebox as my media player of choice, it was basically iTunes before iTunes existed. The thing I liked best about RealJukebox was […]

Recorded Live by Adam 2007-2008

I used MPEG Streamclip to snag the audio from the bands I’ve recorded over the last two years. The hard part was putting all of the metadata on the resulting MP3s [Many of the songs have ‘Unknown’ as the title. If you know what the title is, please let me know]. I’ve zipped them up […]

The Twitter Nefarious

I’ve decided to use Twitter for my own nefarious purposes. I’ve never really liked the looks of the thing, and it seems incredibly boring viewed from the most common uses in which I’ve seen it implemented. It has also resulted in people referring to other people in comments using the @ symbol, which is mind-bogglingly […]

The Hidden Fortress

A part of this viewing list: Criterion Collection Spine #116: Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. Well it has been 9 months since I last reviewed a Criterion Collection film. I suppose having a 7-month old will do that to you. I had a chance to sit down last night and watch The Hidden Fortress. I […]

8-bit NES versus HDTV

A few months ago I shelled out for a flat-screen LCD. It is more energy efficient than my old CRT and much nicer for watching movies, which is almost all that we use it for. We also use it to play games on my original NES. Unfortunately, as I just recently discovered, I can’t use […]