Archive for April, 2005

Video Projects

Friday, April 29th, 2005 | Geek Stuff | 3 Comments

Uggggg… So one of our latest assignments for work is to create a ‘project’ using our products so that all of the engineering team understands how end users use our product – its a VERY good idea so we understand the ins and outs of the product from an end user’s perspective. Unfortunately there is one critical thing missing here – creative ability. Our customers are incredibly talented and creative people and I don’t have a creative bone in my body. So i’m REALLY struggling to put something together that is even remotely cool… *sigh*.. ah well.. Just figured I’d share… and if anyone has any ideas on what I could do for a short video just let me know.. (keep it clean folks! ;))

A wednesday giggle

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 | Giggles | 1 Comment

Just got this in email and

Mystery of German Exploding Toads

Toads in an area of northern Germany are being killed off by a mysterious disease – they are exploding.

I know.. Gross… But just had to share. And – while i’m at it.. here are a few funny little mpeg’s that I got in email:

Now back to your regularly scheduled


Yet another reason

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 | Gay Stuff | Comments Off on Yet another reason

Its not like I needed another reason to avoid Microsoft Products – but they’ve given me yet another reason anyway.

In this article on theStranger it appears Microsoft has bowed out of supporting a bill which would guarantee basic civil rights (we’re not even talking marriage – just the basics) to GLTB folks in the state of Washington. After a meeting with between Ken Hutcherson (pastor of a church in the Redmond church near Microsoft’s headquarters) and a senior Microsoft executive Microsoft withdrew its support for House bill 1515. I have found a statement from Steve Blamer regarding this position thiat is interesting however i’m not buying it as articles such as this one seem to back the article in theStranger though in a more neutral way. Another very well put piece on this was this one by Nicole Brodeur.

There is plenty to debate here as to whether or not corporations should be supporting legislation which support their corporate policies and how this relates to their business but the fact remains that Microsoft has a history of political activity on any number of fronts and for them to choose this issue as an example of a change in their legislative policy strikes me as disingenuous. The fact of the matter is they put business interests and the interests of religious conservatives before human rights and any way you dice that its just wrong… it just is…

The bill was defeated in the state senate by 1 vote.

By the way

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 | Pete Stuff | 1 Comment

Did I mention we’re going here (staying here) and here (staying here) on vacation in a couple of weeks? Learning to Scuba Dive and i’m going to learn how to relax a little bit… I’m so excited I can’t even tell ya…


Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 | Random Morsels | Comments Off on Phunk

I’ve got this song stuck in my head.. We were playing it all week at NAB in the booth and now I can’t scrape it out of my brain.. Its kinda catchy though I can’t tell if I actually like it or not

My new favorite thing

Friday, April 22nd, 2005 | Random Morsels | 1 Comment

Last saturday night when I got to Vegas I went out with a bunch of co-workers to a club called Ice where Paul Oakenfold was spinning and I discovered my new favorite thing. They had the fog machine OF DOOM. It was so fucking cool I can’t even tell you. A couple of times in the middle of a set all of a sudden fog would come pouring out of the ceiling like a huge waterfall and completely flood the room with white fog. The fog was so thick you couldn’t even see the people around you so all you could see was the lights through the fog… It had the same effect as I get by dancing with my eyes closed – you can just focus on the music and see the colors of the lights change. It would last like that for just a little bit and then dissipate… SO FUCKING COOL!

anyway.. had to share! 🙂