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Software's Unfinished Songs

How would you like it if you bought your favorite bands new album, and although it cost you $400 you paid it because you love them and need this album to keep your life meaningful in this tech-filled world. But, when you go listen to the album you find that some of the songs are incomplete. Upon further listening you discover that there's sudden interruptions in the middle of songs, in-which you can hear the band talking about what they should play there. They fiddle with a few guitar riffs then say "Awe. F**k it. Let's just move on! We have to get this out by next month." They continue, and the record company releases it like that anyway. That's what new software releases have been like for some time now. Unfinished songs from an album that you paid $400 or more for. How do we deal with these "unfinished songs"? Well, for me, most of the time when I have problems with my computer or cell phone, I search the internet for a solution only to find

Going to the Record Store

What it was like going to the record store? OK, imagine some guy or girl sitting at their computer wearing sweat-pants and a t-shirt and clicking-and-clicking on stuff to listen to in their living room. It wasn't like that.  Going to the record store was planning it the previous day, or even the previous week, or the week before that! "Man, let's go to the record store this week. What? You can't? OK, then let's go next week. I need to get that song I heard yesterday and explore some new music." So you would pick out something cool to wear (even if the look you were going for was the 'I don't care what I look like' look), comb your hair, and get excited about going to the place where all the bands hard labored crystallizations were collected for you to brows through. Sometimes, you would want to go solo if it was time for a deep and personal introspection into the music scene, which sometimes could be used as a delightful escape. Or

Watching Movies At Home

I don't know what's going on in the rest of the world concerning video rentals and watching movies, but here in the U.S. video rental places are basically extinct. Streaming movies through sites like Netflix and Youtube is how people watch movies now. Technology is changing things so rapidly, that kids who are 3 or 4 years old now may not even know that places like Blockbuster existed. (Much like what's happened with 'record stores' which sold not only records, but cassettes and CD's, and even 8-Track tapes for a while, but I'll write about record stores in another post)  Video rental places have been phased out. What was it like to watch a movie at home back in the good-'ol-days? Imagine it was a few years ago, and that me and my girlfriend were at home and not wanting to go out on a Friday night. And, we decide that we were both in the mood to watch a movie. We didn't just pick up a remote control, hit a few buttons and like wizardry, 

Vegan, Vegetarian, Organics, and Food

● A vegan is someone who refrains from consuming animals and their excretions, and some vegans refrain from using any animal products in anything or wearing clothing made from animals.  Vegetarians consume dairy, but don't eat meat.  Organic food is food in its more natural state.  Food is defined by the individual, and what one person calls food isn't what another may call food.  Whenever the topic of food quality and food choices comes up in my daily life I always remember how privileged I am that I can entertain such choosiness when it comes to food. The vast majority of the world doesn't have enough to eat, or has meager choices of food readily available to them. The latter is also true for the society I live in. One time while standing behind a lady at the grocery store checkout I noticed the difference between her food choices, and what I had on my side of the divider. My side had mostly produce, and her side had mostly boxes and p

Why I Don't Like Facebook

Things I don’t like about facebook.  Some months ago, I uninstalled the facebook application on my phone. At first I found myself going through a type of withdrawal, for I didn’t know what to do with myself while standing in line after having deleted the app. I haven’t been using facebook that long, so I found myself working on lyrics instead before too long, or just thinking or humming things to myself, and engaging in conversation. People try to claim that facebook is no big deal, but that sh*t is addictive yo! And it isn’t as innocuous as some people make it out to be. There are many things I don't understand about facebook. One being that it's against facebook TOS to friend people you don’t know (Strangers)? If everyone on there is supposed to be someone you know, why would you post your work history, where you currently work, your birthday, your schooling, your relationships, if people you know already know these things about you? Hmm? (Conspiracy theorists, go!) 

Martial Arts training at Pak's Karate

I recently discovered a Martial Arts dojo, which I joined and is in my neighborhood. Turns out the dojo has been here for a while. Pak's Karate in Springfield, FL.