Wednesday, December 22, 2004


It's finally quieting down around here for the holidays. I hope to be able to catch up on email over the next couple of days. My inbox has essentially exploded recently - I'm up to 1400 unread messages! Nevermind my personal email. I've been unsubscribing myself from several aliases, because I just don't have time to keep up. I can't even think about netnews anymore. *ugh*

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Not So Silent Night

Made it to Live 105's Not So Silent Night this year (finally!) on Friday night. Show was great! We missed the local band and Taking Back Sunday, but got there in time to catch a great set from Muse. The Killers had some serious sound issues - it was all kick drum! They sounded much better from outside than they did inside the pavilion - I couldn't stand listening to them, even with my ear plugs in. Franz Ferdinand was outstanding - very high energy. There was an amazing impromptu set from Lyrics Born - it's always very impressive when a rapper manages to sound better live than they do produced. Modest Mouse was disappointing. MM just couldn't get their act together - huge delays between each song, dragging the show to a halt. I would've loved to have heard some of their less mainstream stuff, but they didn't seem to get to it before I got bored and left.

Now I've just got to wade through the thousands of new email messages I have - and that's just at work!

Wednesday, December 8, 2004


In response to some recent comments... No, Martin, I have not learned to juggle yet, though Tobin took your lessons to heart and is quite good now. I think he's ready for fire. Nobody had a camera to capture my cat in the office, but she'll be back I'm sure. And yes, I'll take a beer if I ever make it to Amsterdam. ;-)

Work on solaris10_update1 is moving steadily forward and is keeping me busy. We haven't opened our gate yet, which is when the real excitement begins!

Monday, December 6, 2004


Big River at West Valley closed this weekend - I will now have my weekends free! It was a great show, an outstanding cast & crew and just lots of fun. That will be my last theater endeavor for awhile now, since my tasks on Solaris 10, Update 1 are ramping up fast. I expect that I will have many late nights ahead of me, which will make it impossible to rehearse for another show.