Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bob Mould-"See A Little Light"

"See A Little Light"

"A Good Idea"
From the upcoming DVD Circle of Friends to be released in oct. 07. Recorded at 9:30 Club in 2005

Husker Du-Live In Finland from '87

Two part video....with impressive audio quality. And Greg Norton is kinda buff! I didn't know that.

Part One:

Part Two:

Friday, July 27, 2007

Husker Du-Could You Be The One?

Same song + She's a Woman (And Now He is a Man), live on Joan Rivers (!).

Thursday, July 26, 2007

How to look like a putz

Follow these steps to a Tee and you can't help but be successful:

1)Go to place where girl works,
2)Listen to her stories,
3)Have nothing good to say,
4)Then stick around too long.

There. Now go out there and spread the word!

Friday, July 20, 2007


This is a burger worthy of The Terminator.

Maybe not "I'll Be Back!", but at least "I'll Be On Your Backside!"

Look! In the ad it comes flying at you with all guns blazing!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sweet Westerberg Photo From a Recent Concert

I found this photo from this Flickr photo album.

Friday, July 13, 2007


I'm almost a paid author!

My Google AdSense account has almost $10 in it.

Only like 500 years to go till I get a check with a Google logo on it.

So....please click an ad. It will get Mike a sweet sweet check.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Day of Frivolity

Yesterday(Monday) I had lunch with my new supervisor. I thought lunch would be a good idea; an easy way to get to know him. He's a nice guy. He seems at most 30 or 31, and he's grown into the "head of IT" for the department. I suspect I'll end up more as a peer than a peon.

Today(Tuesday) was the first workday I haven't either shown up at MnSCU, been on vacation, or been sick. Or just shown up to have coffee (like yesterday, my first official day of not working there). I went on a walk, cycled, and watched 'Casino Royale'. Nice movie, and Eva Green is super hot and a really talented actress. Too bad about how it ends.

But tomorrow, rest assured, I'll be back at MnSCU with both my bells and (because I'll be cycling) spandex on to hold court for lunch. Right Sam?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Minneapolis Bike Tour

Minneapolis is ripping off St. Paul ( shhh St. Paulites....theft of a good thing == a good thing; and remember Minneapolis taught you how to build roads in a grid pattern so be quiet ) and having a bike tour of the city.

The event takes place on Sept 16. For event details, check out it's website.

Got no job...

Today I find myself jobless....I guess it's back to stripping.

But on Monday I start at the U. I'm excited, nervous, and hopefully very well prepared. The last couple of weeks I've been brushing up on some different technologies(as you may have deducted from my previous post). This week, development methodologies( like the Rational Unified Process, for example ).

Tomorrow I'm on my way to Salt Lake City to visit my baby brother Patrick.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Shawn Colvin singing Westerberg's "Even Here We Are"...


Is Friday turning into my music video post day?

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Expand Your Mind Or Blow it Up?

With the change in jobs, I've taken it upon myself these last couple of weeks to peek my head outside of my little software development mental cubicle. I've been reading about development on Macintosh via it's Cocoa frameworks, more on Ruby on Rails, and Common Lisp.

I don't have a great deal of experience with desktop development but I've been suprised at the ease of development for the Mac platform-a nice mix of C (and the oodles of libs for it) and the idea of the "image" created by Interface Builder.

I like Ruby the language-I like it's lambda-ness...But Ruby on Rails feels, to me at this point in time, slightly seems like it forces a certain style of development and architecture. Of course I haven't done any real projects with it; just basic tutorial type stuff. But it makes me feel kinda nervous. We'll see if I like it in the real world.

Lisp. Granddaddy. It's got me fascinated and I want to learn more.