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Unto Me A Child Is Born, Part Two

RBI’ve done insane amounts of thinking/brainstorming since first posting about my intentions with Robot Bomb. Here’s where I’m at:

Game Plan:

I think I know what I’m doing. Rather, I know what I’m doing, and I hope it’s correct. Anticipating the various problems and snags in this process won’t be easy, but I’m trying to foresee potential difficulties and ways around them. Thankfully, I’ve got an incredibly valuable resource in Stephen Carradini, editor-in-chief over at Independent Clauses. He’s got loads more experience running websites than I do, so I’ll probably be picking his brain on a regular basis. Continue reading


July 8, 2009 Posted by | State of the Blog, Tech | , , , | 1 Comment

On Hiatus, Sort Of

For those of you that know me, or have stumbled across my blog and taken an interest in it, thanks for reading. I feel obligated to inform you that while I am by no means abandoning this blog, the frequency of my posts will decrease drastically for the foreseeable future. On Saturday (Feb 21st), I’m boarding a 747 and flying to China, where I will live for the next five months. I’m doing a semester abroad at Yunnan Normal University in Kunming, studying intensive Chinese language and culture. I’m maintaining a multi-writer travel blog while I’m there Continue reading

February 19, 2009 Posted by | Personal | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Promo Video: Nothing More

This is a video I threw together to complement a CD review + interview that I wrote for Independent Clauses. After the pieces have been published on IC, I’ll repost them here. If you’re into prog/alt rock, Nothing More is worth a listen. Their latest album, titled The Few Not Fleeting,  drops in five days on February 21st.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Blog

Check it out! I’ve started yet another blog, entitled Ask Teh Internets (misspellings are on purpose). I know, I’m a total nerd, but that’s too be expected. Zach, of that blog down there in my links that is in Japanese and thus completely incomprehensible to me, claims that I’m even more wired than he is (which is either an accomplishment or just sad, I’m not sure). Anyway, I might as well have another vaguely productive outlet so that my time online isn’t completely wasted. Continue reading

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day in the Life

I feel obligated to post some sort of update, however brief. Too often I plan on writing something, and mention it in a post, only to fail to follow through in any way whatsoever. That being said:

  • This is my unofficial finals week. The real one for OU is next week, but I’ve got two final exams and to big papers due this week. I just took my Chinese final this afternoon *fingers crossed*, and I’m about to write my second final paper. Life is a bit busy at the moment.
  • I met up with Stephen Carradini of Independent Clauses, an online music review magazine that specializes in – you guessed it – independent bands. I’ve got five CDs to review for IC, and I’ll post them up here once I’ve finished them (anticipated for next week).
  • I intend to write up reviews for a couple of apps I’ve been playing on my iPod Touch. Conveniently, one of them just released two new iterations of them game, an expanded version of the current game (it costs $.99), and a multiplayer version (which would set me back $7.99). I’m pretty sure I’ll spring for the 99 cent upgrade, but I haven’t made up my mind about the multiplayer addition. Not that eight bucks is a lot of money, but I really am trying to save as much as possible. The second game I dropped 5 bucks for and I’ve actually been really satisfied with my purchase.
  • I still need to finish writing up the last post or two on my friend Raymond’s PC that I built back at the beginning of the semester. Sad, I know, but I can’t seem to get myself to finish the dang thing. Maybe this next week.

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Personal, Tech | , , , , | 1 Comment