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art music

Come Together (on one guitar)!

This is a cool thing I found thanks to The Loop.

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music

20 Styles of Enter Sandman

This is pretty great.

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art music

Making Zildjian Cymbals

It’s amazing how many steps Zildjian takes to craft each unique cymbal.

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humor video

Seth & Rihanna Day Drinking

One of the funniest videos that caught me off guard

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nerd technology writing

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod

Fast Software, the Best Software — by Craig Mod:

Software that’s speedy usually means it’s focused. Like a good tool, it often means that it’s simple, but that’s not necessarily true. Speed in software is probably the most valuable, least valued asset. To me, speedy software is the difference between an application smoothly integrating into your life, and one called upon with great reluctance. Fastness in software is like great margins in a book — makes you smile without necessarily knowing why.

John Gruber posted about this article over at The Daring Fireball and he’s right. It is a delightful read for a nerdier audience and hammers home some excellent points about software.

If you are so inclined, give it a read.

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culture humor video

Bosom Buddies Remake (Updated with more!)

One of the weirdest, funniest things I’ve seen in a while.

Update! Found another one.

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brain

Know When You’re Full

“I’m full.”:

A few months ago, I started telling Anne, “I’m full,” when we are out with friends, my brain has had enough social interaction, and I’ve crossed a threshold from having fun to feeling overwhelmed. When I get full, it’s time for me to leave, and I don’t beat myself up for that…

I get this and it is so good. Introverts of the world unite!

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culture life

London Calling is “Our Bar”

Https live staticflickr com 7912 47380447732 ae5fc32bdcMy wife and I are members at a Chattanooga speakeasy called London Calling and we love the House Rules shared in their incredible spring menu (they update the menu as the seasons change).

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culture music video

Guitars of Thrones

Who will sit on the Iron Throne…of Rock?!

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art culture movies

Star Wars Edited Scene

To quote Darth Vader, “Impressive.”

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music

The Man Who Remade Playing Guitar

May solos in one.

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movies

It’s the Practice, not the Gear

John 5 fascinates me. He has to be one of the most talented living guitarists on tour.

I heard of him and found he was playing a local venue on the same day while I was sick and tickets were sold out. One day he’ll return and I can go to a show.

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life music

I Should Have Played Synth

Love watching them play as much as hearing them. I can see myself in that environment. I missed my calling.

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music video

Nobody Speak

Even if you don’t like the language, you have to love the beat and the way this video is shot. The actors are great and the scene is complete political mayhem.

This video probably isn’t too far from reality these days. I can watch it over and over.

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brain culture nerd technology

Keep Podcasts on RSS

I’m still upset that Google provided Reader, then killed it. Don’t let the same mess happen with podcasts.

Big companies are trying to monetize and monopolize an open standard. Please don’t let this happen. Learn more:

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music

Summer Tracks – Lizzo

Summer tracks. 🔥

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life video

Moving Tips (Video)

I probably won’t be able to afford such a moving company the next time we relocate (whenever that may be). Before we move, I hope I remember to watch this video. This company has created a new category of science about moving.

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humor video

I’m a Dad

My daughter sent me this video and it is far too accurate (and funny)!

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brain nerd technology

Your terminal is not a terminal

Your terminal is not a terminal: An Introduction to Streams:

Streams are just that: streams. In the same way that a river has a stream of water, programs have streams of data. Moreover, just like you can use steel pipes to carry water from one place to another, you can use UNIX pipes to carry data from one program to another. This was the very analogy that inspired the design of streams:

We should have some ways of connecting programs like a garden hose — screw in another segment when it becomes necessary to massage data in another way. This is the way of I/O also. — Douglas McIlroy
Streams can be used to pass data into programs and to get data out of them.

The running water water analogy is a great way to explain many complicated topics and Lucas Costa uses it to great effect. You even uses |pipes| to flow input from one command to the next.

Go read his post if, like me, you find yourself scratching your head trying to understand how to work efficiently on the command line.

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art music

Heroes Together

I’ve seen John Prine live and even shaken his hand backstage. I’ve seen Roger Waters live. I’m privileged enough that I’ve seen both more than once, but never together. I found this video a while ago, but it always punches me in the gut. So great!