I was cleaning out the truck this evening, and I found The Tape. I can't believe it. Over 21 years ago, I was passing the time on a summer afternoon recording songs off the radio on my dad's cassette radio. Basically, if a song sounded interesting, I kept it. I ended up filling up most of one of those good old cheap "low noise" C-60 cassettes.
A couple of those songs became pretty important to me (see this post and this one for two references). Most of it, though, was just random music I found interesting. It's a real slice of memory that I'm glad I dug up. The cassette itself is going in a case in my "memory box" for safe-keeping (though I don't know how much longer it will last).
However, now that I've had a chance to listen to it again, I've decided to dig up all the music in digital form and turn "The Tape" into "The CD". :) A lot of the songs I already had, of course. All but one of the rest were available from iTunes.
Anyway, just for fun, here it is:
Dragon*Con 2005 is now done, and we all escaped amazingly unscathed. The 'con went incredibly well overall. I spent another 5 days honing my RegencyFu [tm]. I'll probably write more later, but right now I'll just say this: I had some really awesome people helping me in the room this year, and it continues to amaze me that they seem perfectly willing to for me to do nothing much more than just let them know what needs to be done next. These last 2 or 3 'cons, I've always considered myself just as much a technical grunt as room runner, but it's finally beginning to sink in that I'm probably most valuable concentrating on coordinating the room. If I continue to collect such talented help, I may be able to do just that.
Shamelessly stolen from Joyce...
Directions: Type "(your name) is" , (with the quotes) into a Google search, cut-and-paste the first 10 responses that work. Just pull the answers right out of the excerpt google shows you, don't click the link and search around. The only rule is that each one has to start with "(your name) is".
Jeff is so wrong about this that I find myself shaking my head on this one.
Jeff is down! (I cheated on this one and had to look. It involves baby oil wrestling.)
Jeff is in a serious relationship with his boss Julia
Jeff is late, and interupts the class.
Jeff is also largely responsible for Newsgator Media Center Edition
Jeff is a remarkable talent making cool records
Fr. Jeff is experiencing rejection and betrayal from Fr. Steve; he is left out.
Jeff is the Primary Colorer at Coloring Outside the Lines.
Jeff is weak against fire!
Jeff is a contributing editor to MSDN Magazine, where he writes feature articles about Microsoft
For those that don't know, I spent all of last week out in San Francisco (okay, Burlingame, actually) on a business trip. Aside from the work I was there to do, I actually did manage to see some of the town. The visit has brought a lot of thoughts to my mind, but I'm only going to add a few right now. Read more »
After my rant yesterday, I got curious and found a
website (link defunct) that has some basic information on the SSMEs, or space shuttle main engines. These things really are fascinating. Be sure to click on the "Incredible Facts" link down at the bottom. You know you're talking about a big engine when its fuel pump produces over 70 thousand HP. They make the comparison that this is the equivalent power of 28 locomotives. Read more »