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Sunday, April 29, 2007

New Things 

We're buying a new house. Yeah, I know -- I said I didn't want to own because it would take up so much time, I'd have to shovel all my own snow, yadda yadda. But then our landlords painted the front porch of the house we're living in now a hideous blood red color and we figured enough was enough. Besides, I'm always telling my students how important it is to be self-reliant, so should I also be?

So between the house and the wedding (and the honeymoon in Italy), this summer's going to be busy busy!

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But more importantly -- I finished my latest track on the forthcoming Devil in Black release. You have to listen:
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I spent hours capturing and incorporating all sorts of funky sound FX from games like Star Wars Battlefront II and Battlefield 2: Modern Combat. It's a kickarse track if I do say so myself. Enjoy!


Bloons is very very addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Today I'm listening to: Me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This Man is My Hero 

Liviu Librescu survived the Nazi Holocaust and Ceaucescu's regime, then lived in Israel for a time. In 1985 he moved to the United States, where he took a professorship at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Yesterday while teaching he realized a man with a gun was trying to get into his classroom. He was shot to death while blocking the door so his students could escape through the window. He saved the lives of 20 people.

If there is a higher power watching over us, I humbly pray that if -- god forbid -- I am ever in such a situation, I have the strength and courage to do the same thing.


MadTV's EZ Bake Oven ad is tremendous.

Today I'm listening to: Dirty Diggers!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Does West Virginia Have Honor? 

Well, we all knew this day would come. I said it would happen, and now it has happened. Since I didn't get any confirmation that the West Virginia Division of Tourism made the necessary donations, I've written them a wee letter.

Thanks to Diane for the heads-up. Let's see how they respond.


On Friday we saw a presentation from Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill. Amy gave a great talk as always, but I was most intrigued this time by Jeremy, who just wrote a new book about Blackwater USA, the private paramilitary organization first brought to wide attention when four of its employees were killed by insurgents in Fallujah.

Scahill has gotten to know the families of those four men, and their stories are supremely compelling. He quoted one discussion between a widow and a Blackwater executive; she wanted to see the incident report and he replied: "You'll have to sue us to get it."

Stuff To Do

Well, I can't sit around here all day blogging. I've got stuff to do, and I'm on Spring Break. Go away! And check out the website we made for our wedding. Peep them GIFs!


Fight it out with Tron Light Cycles. Via ABS.

Today I'm listening to: Redman!