Hip-hop mixtapes at 8tracks

On the heels of my first three 8tracks mixtapes, I created a couple of hip-hop mixes at 8tracks. One is an alternative hip-hop mix with a sci-fi/samurai theme using songs from my college days (1995-2000). The other is a Definitive Jux label retrospective (2001-2009).
12 Memories: Futuristic Flow 2000
Twelve tracks including music by Del Tha Funky [...]

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Three 8tracks mixtapes

I used to create mixtapes and CD compilations all the time, but in this era of streaming music and MP3s I had gotten out of the habit. However, since sharing user-crafted mixes online keeps getting easier (and legal) with new service providers, I thought it would be fun to start making mixtapes again.
(That reminds [...]

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Conan O’Brien and City Lights Records: A eulogy?

I’ve been tweeting about these things for a few days now, but I haven’t posted anything here for a month, so let me collect and plagiarize some of my recent thoughts.
I’m feeling sadness for Haiti (text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti) . . . and also [...]

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Graphic design, photography and Krampus

There are some good ideas here (whether you’re into “resolutions” or not): “51 New Year resolutions for graphic and web designers.”
More ideas and inspiration to be creative: “Design Something Every Day!”
Interesting: “Eight cool social media infographics.”
These sites are fascinating: FFFFOUND! (image bookmarking), grain edit (modern graphic design inspiration blog) and Black and WTF (seriously, [...]

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Thanksgiving journey complete (with links)

My posting frequency continues to degrade here. I appear to be struggling to post once a month these days. But I do tweet something to Twitter on a daily basis. Probably best to follow me there.
This weekend I returned to Oregon from my cross-country, family-visiting Thanksgiving journey. I had a great time catching up with [...]

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Cullman Liquidation, video games and design

Let’s start with this hilarious, awesome local commercial:

Cullman Liquidation is the 5th local commercial of the I Love Local Commercials series. And it is epic.

Music torture
In music torture news: “Musicians blast using tunes to torment.” Here’s a quote from the article: “a spokeswoman with the National Security Archives says acts whose music is known [...]

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Nemesis vs. archenemy, music videos, iPhone, Corvallis

A friend told me about this article (from April 1, 2004) the other day. I like it: “The Importance of Being Hated” by Chuck Klosterman. “In this golden age of enmity, friends are for suckers. What you need are a pair of well-chosen foes.”
Now I can tell my nemesis from my archenemy. Excellent. Also: [...]

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Secret Sauce, Tarantino and disappointed animals

Well, it’s almost been another three weeks since I posted anything, so here’s some stuff. In Internet time, a few of these items might be decades old now. Follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates of random, useless information.
Bumbershoot was really fun this year, except for the rain.
You might want to check out [...]

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JavaScript, LOLCODE and Bumbershoot

The other day I was playing around with JavaScript options for searching a page via a floating DIV and also for drop-down panel buttons/toggles. These were my five favorite examples, mainly thanks to the Dynamic Drive DHTML scripts repository:

Using JavaScript to Search For and Highlight Text on a Web Page
Find In Page Script
Drop down/ Overlapping [...]

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Dogs and cats, movies, photography, Comixed

Time to continue my giant post from two days ago with more slightly sorted randomness.
Dogs and cats
This video is kind of awesome: Bizkit the Sleep Walking Dog. Poor dog.
At last. My life is now complete: When poodles turn into peacocks (12 pictures). Sigh.
Oh no: How to properly massage a cat.
This is a cute kitten [...]

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