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 on: March 12, 2019, 07:07:46 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Back to work after a short vacation. We took the boys to London last week. It was fun, and we saw a lot of sights in the few days we were there.

How's things going for everyone?

 92 
 on: February 23, 2019, 12:59:15 am 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Bonker Gudd
Quote my Goat.

 93 
 on: February 18, 2019, 05:05:33 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
No, but I am working on our main product now, and not just dream ideas from the boss, which makes me feel a little more productive.
Well that's good too!


Yeah, that's what you get for being partially famous or at least knowing partially famous people Wink. Closest famous person I know is my wife, and that's only because so many women in the town know her from having her as a midwife Grin
What's kind of funny is that when I played w/these guys 20 years ago, part of my "bad attitude" was the feeling of "starting over." Previous to playing with them, I had spent years building my punk band from scratch, having never even played at a "real" venue beforehand. When that band broke up, after trying a few things that didn't stick, I got with these guys. Going from not having to "work" to get gigs, back to the beginning, was rough Another Tounge When I started my current punk band, I knew there would be "dues to pay" but being "connected" it wouldn't be as hard.


Tell me about it, at 40 I only had my normal glasses that I'd have had since a kid. Then I turn 45 and I have to get bi-focals because now I can't read with my glasses on. I have an eye doctor's appointment on Monday because, the bi-focals I got two years ago, aren't helping and I'm having problems reading. Getting old sucks!
I think I have 6 months of contacts at the moment, so I plan to get mine checked in about 4 months. I guess I'll find out what to do then... I can't wear glasses though, they give me headaches.


We gave our externals a VPN access to our network so that they can use the SVN, and issue trackers in-house. It just made things easier.
Yeah, I think my boss is pretty concerned about the contractor creating vulnerabilities whether they mean to or not.


Oh yeah because you have to keep redoing things if the slightest harmonic is off right?
yep! It went pretty well though! Basically we all play together because we have to get a good take on the drum track. If the other instruments are good from those takes, then done, otherwise we have to "punch in." Something that kind of blew my mind was that these days they can copy & paste too... I knew there was a one or two note mistake on my part, but that same "phrase" is done 4x in the song. The engineer just took the best one, copied it, and pasted it over the other 3 laugh1 We had to do a few takes on each song and afterward I only had to "re-do" the last few bars of one song. Turns out I'll be back in the studio this Sunday with my other band sofa


So I've decided that I'm going to try and paint at least once a month. It's amazing how relaxing it can be, although our basement smells pretty strongly afterwards Wink
So that's why it's relaxing hmm Maybe you should ventilate better. Another Tounge Looks great!

 94 
 on: February 16, 2019, 09:28:53 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Good to hear! yay


My thought as well Grin

And a lot more pay? unsure :sarcasm:

No, but I am working on our main product now, and not just dream ideas from the boss, which makes me feel a little more productive.

Welp, our first show will be March 9th laugh1 On top of that, we're skipping the "new band" queue and straight to "second to headlining" rofl_yello I had forgotten that sometime in the past 20 years the singer/guitarist toured as a member with some big name punk bands so I guess that ups our credentials a bit. I still don't know our songs, yet I can play them... it's so wierd... muscle memory is one hell of a concept. I plan to write them out just in case it doesn't kick in Another Tounge

Yeah, that's what you get for being partially famous or at least knowing partially famous people Wink. Closest famous person I know is my wife, and that's only because so many women in the town know her from having her as a midwife Grin

So, as I was turning 40, everyone was all "things start to go downhill from here, everything breaks." 40 came and went w/o issue... but wtf 42... my eyesight is ducked and my back has been hurting for days :getoffmylawn:

Tell me about it, at 40 I only had my normal glasses that I'd have had since a kid. Then I turn 45 and I have to get bi-focals because now I can't read with my glasses on. I have an eye doctor's appointment on Monday because, the bi-focals I got two years ago, aren't helping and I'm having problems reading. Getting old sucks!

I finally got cleared to hire a dba for a bit of consulting work to look at my databases! Found a guy that sounds great too! Now I have to figure out the security implications & procedures of having him connect his laptop & software to our environment.

We gave our externals a VPN access to our network so that they can use the SVN, and issue trackers in-house. It just made things easier.

My main band is going to the recording studio sat, hoping to do 4 songs (like 6 minutes of material) in 2 hours... I hate recording...

Oh yeah because you have to keep redoing things if the slightest harmonic is off right?


So I've decided that I'm going to try and paint at least once a month. It's amazing how relaxing it can be, although our basement smells pretty strongly afterwards Wink

Here's my February painting.

https://imgur.com/a/wBnneA0

 95 
 on: February 14, 2019, 05:48:20 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Just checking in to let you know I'm still alive Grin
Good to hear! yay


We had a big change at the office, and have combined the two development teams into a single one. This means I'm doing more for our main products which is nice, but also means I'm doing a lot more work Grin
And a lot more pay? unsure :sarcasm:


It went pretty well. I didn't learn any of the old songs beforehand but we picked back up really quick. Honestly I think we'll be ready for a gig after another practice or two :shocked:
Welp, our first show will be March 9th laugh1 On top of that, we're skipping the "new band" queue and straight to "second to headlining" rofl_yello I had forgotten that sometime in the past 20 years the singer/guitarist toured as a member with some big name punk bands so I guess that ups our credentials a bit. I still don't know our songs, yet I can play them... it's so wierd... muscle memory is one hell of a concept. I plan to write them out just in case it doesn't kick in Another Tounge

So, as I was turning 40, everyone was all "things start to go downhill from here, everything breaks." 40 came and went w/o issue... but wtf 42... my eyesight is ducked and my back has been hurting for days :getoffmylawn:

I finally got cleared to hire a dba for a bit of consulting work to look at my databases! Found a guy that sounds great too! Now I have to figure out the security implications & procedures of having him connect his laptop & software to our environment.

My main band is going to the recording studio sat, hoping to do 4 songs (like 6 minutes of material) in 2 hours... I hate recording...

 96 
 on: February 13, 2019, 07:29:53 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Just checking in to let you know I'm still alive Grin

We had a big change at the office, and have combined the two development teams into a single one. This means I'm doing more for our main products which is nice, but also means I'm doing a lot more work Grin

 97 
 on: January 25, 2019, 07:36:20 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
I had thought I had shared
Actually, I think you have now that I see your sig.


Here's one of my more recent pieces
https://imgur.com/gallery/6gBC5WM
That is really good! Thanks for sharing!


laugh1
It went pretty well. I didn't learn any of the old songs beforehand but we picked back up really quick. Honestly I think we'll be ready for a gig after another practice or two :shocked:

 98 
 on: January 25, 2019, 07:31:27 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Happy Birthday!!! :birthday:

Thanks!

we're still waiting for you to share your talent with us!  thumbup
I had thought I had shared

Here's one of my more recent pieces
https://imgur.com/gallery/6gBC5WM

("first" practice with the "new" band tomorrow, well first time in 20 years laugh1 )

laugh1

 99 
 on: January 23, 2019, 10:12:32 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Welp, today's my birthday. It was nice.
Happy Birthday!!! :birthday:


My wife bought me a new easel for my painting. It's so nice to have what I'm painting at eye level Grin
we're still waiting for you to share your talent with us!  thumbup


("first" practice with the "new" band tomorrow, well first time in 20 years laugh1 )

 100 
 on: January 23, 2019, 09:51:58 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Welp, today's my birthday. It was nice. My wife bought me a new easel for my painting. It's so nice to have what I'm painting at eye level Grin


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