Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Finished my #NaNoWriMo novel for 2010! 55,577 words and here are the last nine of them!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The latest from http://thepete.com/ics Cancer doesn't understand our priorities!

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RIP Irvin Kershner, director of the best Star Wars film of all time!

Not only did Kershner make the best Star Wars film, he proved you CAN make a sequel that is better than it's original.  RIP KERSH! YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT ALWAYS REMEMBERED!

Read more about his passing

I'm 90% sure that, back when I was working as a projectionist in LA, Kershner attended a press screening I  ran.  I saw him exit the theater and thought "Holy crap! That's Irvin Kershner! I should say something!" 

But I didn't.  The same thing happened to me when I found myself in line for popcorn in front of John Phillip Law at the Egyptian Theater and now he's passed on, as well.  So fearful. I've got to start being that obnoxious guy who just starts jabbering to famous people.  I did do that once to Mike Nelson.  He's famous, right? O_O

Regardless, I was very saddened to read of Kershner's passing this morning.  He seemed like he might still have something to offer cinema. Not like ESB wasn't enough.  Ah well... I hope my screening was in focus for you, sir! RIP.

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Watching Airplane! in honor of Leslie Nielsen... "Yes, I'm a doctor..."

Aw, miss him already...

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Working on my #NaNoWriMo novel and happened to look down at the wordcount to see... 50000!

On the nose!

And, not surprisingly, the novel isn't finished yet. But I think I can get 'er done by Tuesday night... I hope!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cracked 41k on my #NaNoWriMo novel tonight! Er, morning. But it was a GREAT night of writing!!!

It was one of those nights where I couldn't "put the book down" even though I was writing it. :)

The last words I wrote tonight are visible in the pic. Pretty cool, huh?

It's all science-fictionish and bloody!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We rarely eat red meat so I had to take before and after shots...mmmm delicious!

These were taken a few weeks back.

We may have to do this more often since it wasn't that pricey and was quite tastey! Yay, Trader Joe's!

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Forgot to post this the other day--@siskita picked up Tron Legacy tickets for us and here's mine!

Looking forward to it! Will haven't watch the original again beforehand. It's been a couple years.

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Psyched to get Android running on my old eee pc 701 (4g surf). Now I just need a text editor that can edit HUGE text files.

The whole reason for the netbook is to have a way to work on my novels on-the-go but a full OS on the eee is either too clunky (XP), too slow (XP also), too big (Vista) or I run into compatibility issues with the apps I want to run (Linux). But Android (FroYo!) is really light on the eee's tiny resources and can do what I need it to. And doesn't that Android logo look good on the eee?

The lockscreen is just one example of quite a few points at which I wish I had a touchscreen. It's really hard to swipe with just a track pad! But it's WAY easier to type with a REAL keyboard, so it's a trade off.

I even got this build running on my Mac via Parallels.

The build I used, btw, is froyo-eeepc-20101015.iso and was found at http://code.google.com/p/android-x86

I found that via http://android-x86.org. (be sure to use that dash!)

It was a breeze to get it up and running, too! I used Parallels to boot the ISO and then installed it onto a 16GB SD card I had pre- partitioned with two FAT32 partitions--1 was 2GB and the other 14. I formatted the 2GB partition to ext2 for the OS and the system sees the other partition as the external SD card. Pretty sweet! Sadly there is no access to the official Android Market though it does have another market (AndMarket it's called). Also it's pretty easy to install from apk files manually.

One minor drawback is that the wifi doesn't reconnect after you close the display. Not a huge deal but still not perfect. Also the camera app keeps crashing and mp4 playback is choppy. Still, if I can find a good text editor I'll have all my bases covered.

I'm actually kind of astounded that I got FroYo on my old eee 701 so easily!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

I hit 25,000 words in my #NaNoWriMo novel! Wahoo!

Storywise it is a little early for it to be halfway so I may go longer than 50k. Ah well.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Daily Show ticket #120!

The Daily Show records live conveniently right next door to a Subway Sandwich Restaurant for your convenience!

Oh and I have my giant headphones on so no creepy cat lady can talk me ear off like last time.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

See Sierra (my wife) Perform LIVE with Marquee Five this Sunday 11/14/10!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Catch Sierra and Marquee Five this Sunday 11/14 at THE JAMES FRADRICH MEMORIAL CONCERT DVD PARTY

From Kevin McMullan:

"Kevin McMullan presents

THE JAMES FRADRICH MEMORIAL CONCERT DVD PARTY

A benefit for the JAMES FRADRICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Classical Pianists and Composers at Lawrence University, Jim's alma mater.

Many attended the all-star, now-legendary JAMES FRADRICH MEMORIAL CONCERT, exactly one year ago minus a day from the day of this event at St. Malachy's Actors' Chapel in NYC featuring some of the brightest talent from cabaret and Broadway. Many have been asking about the DVD.

My companion, the well-known off-Broadway composer, Jim Fradrich, was an extraordinarily talented, yet modest composer who kept his talents under wraps, and people hearing his music for the first time at the original concert were amazed, even stunned at the versatility and talent he had to offer. Jim's compositions embraced classical, Great American Songbook and Broadway styles.

At the memorial concert, we barely scratched the surface of the musical legacy he left behind. The DVD party, a sort of "follow-up," will be feature songs written by Jim that are not on the DVD, so whether you were at the concert or just want to hear some beautiful music from lush
ballads to comic ditties to swing, never before heard, now's your chance! The DVD will be a gift to all who attend.

Sunday, November 14 at 4 PM

Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd Street
New York, New York

Reservations strongly suggested: 212-206-0440

$20.00 suggested donation; checks preferred.

(Please make out checks to "Lawrence University" with "James Fradrich Scholarship" on the memo line.)

2 beverage minimum

Featuring the dynamic singing group…

MARQUEE FIVE

(MICK BLEYER, ADAM WEST HEMMING, VANESSA PARVIN, SIERRA REIN and JULIE REYBURN)

Also starring…

JOAN JAFFE, ROB LANGEDER, ROSEMARY LOAR, KEVIN McMULLAN, SARAH RICE, MAUREEN TAYLOR and WALTER WILLISON …

Musical Direction by MARK JANAS and MATTHEW WARD.

Produced by KEVIN McMULLAN

…all joining in a continuing celebration of the beautiful music of my life companion, the off-Broadway composer, concert pianist, musical director and orchestrator, JAMES FRADRICH.

We hope to see you there!

Kevin McMullan"

I'll also be singing a solo of Jim's music, in addition to a duet! Hope you can make it!

Cheers,

Sierra Rein

"I don't sing because I'm happy, I'm happy because I sing" - William James

Visit http://sierrainnewyork.blogspot.com regularly for all of the latest news on Sierra!

"Sierra's website is filled with Sierra!" -ThePete

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

From earlier tonight: waiting to see Eve Plumb in "Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage"

It was a really fun show! A serious laugh for sure.

Oh and I didn't take this picture. Um, I found it on the web someplace. Yeah. That's right. The web. The web has everything including pictures of the set of the show I saw tonight that were also taken tonight. What are the odds?

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Astounding numbers: http://Worldometers.info - real time world statistics - Website666.com

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Astounding numbers: http://Worldometers.info - real time world statistics

This is insane—ever want to know how many people are dying statistically RIGHT NOW?

How about being born?

Curious how much money has been spent on video games in the world today? (I bet most of that is in Japan ;P)

http://worldometers.info

This is an AMAZING site. I could stare at it all day... O_O

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TODAY is Carl Sagan Day: http://www.carlsaganday.com/ - Website666.com

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TODAY is Carl Sagan Day: http://www.carlsaganday.com/

Carl Sagan auto-reblog/RT!!

To celebrate his legacy at the 76th anniversary of his birth (November 9, 1934), and to increase public involvement in the excitement of astronomy and space exploration, a local coalition of science and reason-based organizations announces the SECOND ANNUAL CARL SAGAN DAY, NOV. 6 2010.

Oh and:

Live Streaming beings at 12:00PM Eastern.
Click to join us!

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Just finished watching the first ep of Code Geass and I'm hooked already

Hoping they explain the title in episode 2.

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