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Removing the redundant “google doodle” in Chrome

Sometime this fall Google pushed out a change that puts the google logo/search bar in the tabs home page. Clicking on the search bar in the middle of the page is just a dirty trick, it redirects you to the … Continue reading

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Robert Fulghum

I don’t normally repost other people’s work, especially in full, but we were lucky enough to have Robert Fulghum speak at my middle school near Seattle back in the mid-90s. It’s rare that someone says something you remember from a … Continue reading

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Couch to 5k

I don’t weigh that much. Not as much as I weighed at the end of 2009. I would guess 165. At one point I was under 9% body fat. I’d like to be there again. God bless the internet and … Continue reading

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day 4, 5 of mexico

got up with the plan to head to oaxaca. the night prior I ran into a total dive bar with a live rock band and a bunch of college kids who were also musicians and played me a song on … Continue reading

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Macroblogging

That’s macro, not micro-blogging. i.e. the antithesis of twitter. Something longer than 140 characters and conveys a complete thought. I just “spent” two and a half “tweets” describing this idea on twitter: is there an anti-twitter? i realize twitter is … Continue reading

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Harmonica tabbing (incl. 12 Bar Blues)

Let’s see, today we have Harmonica tabs, guitar strings, guitar pedals, and DIY tube amps. You’ll need a D harmonica to play this one. It’s called Spokey Dokey, written by one of the premier harp players in Japan Ryuichiro Senoo. … Continue reading

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Learning to play Harmonica

So I got this email from my buddy this afternoon. I wanna learn blues harmonica (like there is any other kind). Give me the top 3 steps to doing so. Also assume I have step one -get a harmonica Ninety … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 1

Really this could have been included in the last post, but it was getting long and I wanted pictures of my own work above the cut.(edit: here is part 2, a year later.) So here are the first progress shots … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 0

I know. I’m certifiably insane. The guy who came up with this idea and implemented it has a) roughly 45 years experience building violins b) has roughly 45 years experience building performance rowboats of similar design and c) comes from … Continue reading

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Balsa Wood Violins

I’ve had an on again, off again¬†fascination¬†with balsa wood violins. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in their mid 20s that reads the paper copy of the New York Times. Anyways, the NYT ran an article about research on … Continue reading

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