Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Vote for "Line of the Day"

Colin Quinn: Let's do like a Opie and Anthony movie.
Opie: Yeah! That's what we wanna do
Anthony: A buddy movie where we...what?
Colin: A buddy movie where you have to find a...let's say [Jim] Norton has AIDS and you have to find the antidote by the end of the movie.
Anthony: The antidote for AIDS?
Bob Kelly: Is this a documentary?

Reminder, today is:

-Whip 'Em Out Wednesday
-Butt rub Wednesday
-Cat noise Wednesday
-Water shake Wednesday

so plan accordingly.

Summer A Term Grades

MIS301 A-
MKTG301 A-
SOM301 B

I'd tell you what the actual GPA is, but the aforementioned bug prevents me from seeing my grades where they should be until tomorrow. I think it works out to 3.44 or something for the first summer term.

Now if I could get the other class I need, I'd find something else to complain about.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Podcast Quatro...menos tres

Lucky for you, Podcast #4 only has one song in it:

I figured I might have better control over Live with a midi controller, so when new M-Audio Axiom 25 showed up last night I figured I'd give it a whirl. As it turns out, I didn't use it at all to cut this mix.

The goal was just to do a midi overlay to remix a song, so I went with Discoteka by Starkillers (a song I'm not terribly fond of). I have an itch to fix Karl G's version of Chasing Cars, but I didn't want to start there quite yet.

Because drum parts should either sound real or synthetic, not both.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I don't find bugs, bugs find me

I found two bugs today, the first was in our own Patriotweb, and the second was in Bank of America's website.

I got a notice from my MKTG301 professor that grades were posted. When I checked in Patriotweb, no grade:

but then I ran a detailed degree requirements analysis, and there's my grade:

Hi, I'm referential integrity. Have we met??

Next, fucking BofA's shitface website redesign is driving me insane. I receive my statements electronically, but the account I need to see my electronic statements for shows nothing online (the account I could care less about, however, has eStatements). Dandy. So I email my premier banking droid and ask if that can be regenerated.

What I need to see are my ending balances for the past 6-12 months. Then I realize that the last transaction each month is my Interest Earned, so I search for that:

no God damned balances. Look again in the transaction listings:

and there's the balance. It's the same fucking transaction, and there's even a balance column in the quick search results (it's just empty).

Too bad there's no way to send useful feedback to the useless web designers who clearly forgot to do any requirements analysis before they rushed this shit out the door.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Presentations and Finals

I found out last night that I don't need to take my MIS301 final: I already have an A.

My marketing presentation was today, and I think it went well.

Two finals on Thursday and I'm done for A Term.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Buzzlife Presents: Paul van Dyk live @ 930 Club

As previously mentioned, last night Buzzlife hosted Paul van Dyk at the 930 Club in Washington, DC. This was PvD's first stop to promote his new album, In Between. DCist previewed the show on their site yesterday.

DC showed his trance-spinning, German ass an amazing time.

WillDelphi, a pair of DJs I had not heard of before, opened for PvD. I can't find their website, but their set was very tight. One guy is up front spinning on a pair of Technics, and the other guy is behind him diddling his Powerbook to make the room go boom.

[The rest of the photos are from]

Once they closed out their set, it was time for ::untz untz:: robot dog:


PvD got about 2 minutes into his first song before I got my ass off the mezzanine and down into the crowd. I made my way up front in less than 30 minutes.

Since 930 is more of a live music venue than a club, there isn't a DJ booth. The "booth" was setup in the front-center of the stage with rails around it. "Why" you ask??

For when 1/3 of the floor crowd climbs up on stage and starts dancing:

Fucking nuts. I must have danced for three hours non-stop. I was a disgusting, sweaty mess when I left. I could not have been happier.

I played several roles last night: bad frat dancer (when you're shoulder to shoulder, all you can do is work those arms), beat setter (because if you're frat dancing, you might as well be the human metronome), screamer (like I do at every live show), and several times I acted in loco-parentis ("Sweety! Get down from the front of the stage." "Dude are you ok? You are rolling balls and crashing into everybody.").

I'm still scouring the Internet(s) for more pictures. One of the photographers must have taken half a dozen with me in them. If so, then I can remove all the text from this post and let that speak for last night.

So yeah, today frowny face has turned into :p

UPDATE: While my own camera phone videos sucked, some fine folks on YouTube saved the day:

You can definitely hear me scream in that clip.

Also, this is an awesome clip from the second encore:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Turning >< in :p

I'm still mad about Starscape: that I didn't go because I waited around for people who said they were going then bailed at the last minute.

To make up for it, I just bought tickets for Paul van Dyk's show at 930 Club tonight:

Trance star Paul Van Dyk has a new artist album, In Between, coming out Aug. 14 on Mute. The first single, "White Lies," comes at you July 31. Collaborators on the album include David Byrne of Talking Heads fame and the Pussycat Dolls' Jessica Sutta. The DJ/producer is hitting the road to support the release:

June 14 930 Club Washington, DC
June 15 Avalon Boston, MA
June 16 Club Space Miami, FL
July 20 Vanguard LA Los Angeles, CA
July 21 Qwest Fields Events Center East Hall Seattle, WA
August 17 Central Park NYC, NY
August 18 Central Park NYC, NY
September 27 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
September 28 1015 San Francisco, CA
September 29 Nocturnal Wonderland (Headlining) Los Angeles, CA
October 27 The Park Denver, CO
November 22 Karma (Ohio) Columbus, OH
November 23 Metropolis (Montreal) Montreal, QC
November 24 KOOLHAUS Toronto ON


Right after Masters practice, my crack is in the car and on the way to DC all by myself. I don't need nobody to be steppin' up in my cabbage patch tonight.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Summer School is the Awesome(s)!

MIS301: Quiz last night, 84%. First assignment was due: 10/10. I also turned in second assignment (11/10) and third assignment (10/10). Two more quizes and I'm done.

MKTG301: Exam yesterday, 89%. Group Marketing Plan is due Monday, and our group presentation is Tuesday. After that, it's just the final exam.

SOM301: Group presentation was today, went very well. Powerpoint, handouts, and pamphlet all came out great. Portfolio is due on Thursday, then just the final exam.

My last exam for A Term: 6/19

Then a week and a half off before I do it all over again.

In addition to the head cold I have, I've slept a total of 4 1/2 hours since I woke up Sunday morning (30 mins on a bench before class Monday, 1 hour between classes on Monday, and 3 hours last night).

My goal is to have my SOM301 portfolio done tonight, before dinner.

Today Only: Facebook Wins

One of the new apps on Facebook is called "Hotlists", which you can click on icons to indicate the things you like.

A quick search for Jew found this:

I immediately added it!

Speaking of Andrew, he found this madness on the Interweb(s) today:

A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."

Andrew's concern was whether or not he could get this new hormone in a personal-sized spray bottle. I told him Calvin Klein is planning to market it under the brand name CK: Queer.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Iced Tall Wishful Thinking

So I'm in line at Starbucks behind some random white kid: he's maybe 18 years old, probably 5'6" and all of 130lbs. He orders some craizmo expresso drink, and takes out his wallet to pay.

When he does, he has to push aside a MAGNUM (all caps) to actually get his money out of his wallet.


Just a hunch, but I'm guessing that his MAGNUM expired sometime during the Clinton administration.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Take Away my Text Messages

Two recent text messages from my phone's Sent Items:

Some cute 14 year old girl was staring at me in Chipotle. I'm like "yea! teen idol". Except she was autistic.

I just put on my new orange boxer briefs. How jealous are you??



[Photo stolen from Perez Hilton]
scha·den·freu·de /ˈʃɑdnˌfrɔɪdə/
satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
[Origin: 1890–95; < G, equiv. to Schaden harm + Freude joy]


This is a boner of news cycle.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Nothing that I'm doing in school is particularly hard, but trying to stay ahead of what's due is a challenge.

Tonight I have an MIS quiz, then tomorrow I have my midterm for SOM. Friday my webpage is due for MIS and I have a Marketing experiment I have to do before that class. Monday I have an exam in Marketing and another quiz in MIS.

The only good news is that my group project for SOM is due next week and the one for MKTG is due the following week.

In other news, if you need to find me on Saturday, start your search at Starscape 2007 where I and 5,000 of my closest friends will be blowing off some steam. (fizzle! fizzle!) I sent an email to everyone earlier this week:

Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 16:00:42 -0400
From: Alpha Douchebag
To: My millions of Friends
Subject: Your Friendly Weekend Reminder

I know most of you already have plans to go to Glow@FUR on Saturday (June 9th) for Ferry Corsten's CD release party, but this is your reminder of a far more important event:

That's right dawg...16 hours of "untz untz robot dog". Dig out your baby jewlry and take your hello kitty backpack to the cleaners. If anybody needs a ride, I've got room.

The gorgeous ladies of Winchester will make a surprise appearance.

Voted "One of the Top 10 Summer Nights" by URB Magazine
also voted, "The 2nd best party in the US" by URB Magazine Readers

9th Annual Starscape Festival
June 9, 2007

The legendary Starscape Festival returns for its ninth year, to bring you a day and night of music and entertainment under the stars, culminating in the sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay. This year's event has four areas of music:

The Main Stage features live bands, a crushing sound system, and top notch visual production.

The Buzz Area will be under a 10,000 sq ft tent, focuses on electronic dance music and features an audio visual assault on the

The Drum n Bass area takes place under a 6,000 sq ft tent, and features a bass heavy sound system sure to make your insides shake.

The Beach Stage features bands all day until midnight, then djs from midnight to the sunrise.

...I doubt any of them are going to Ferry's release party.

I should also note that Thursday, June 14th, Paul van Dyk will be at the 930 Club:

Which is where you're likely to find me.

Please don't feel neglected if you haven't heard from me, I'm still trying to figure out when I'm going to buy a new lawn mower so I can cut my grass!

Monday, June 04, 2007

I'm learning so much in MIS301

Tonight, we spent 30 minutes talking about TEMPORARY INTERNET(S) FILES.


Then, we learned how DNS is powered by webcrawlers.


This class is e-Stupid.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Taping of Lil' Jimmy Norton's HBO Comedy Special

Joey, Katie, and I were able to get tickets for the taping of Jim Norton's new HBO comedy special. Apparently the well-wishing worked because his set was fucking hysterical. The theater was hot as balls, but you'll still be able to hear me screaming from the audience.

After the show, People Against Censorship has a rolling billboard right outside:

haha! Lil' Jimmy has AIDS. RAMONE! Fetch him some broth and a robe.