When you get up at an ungodly hour to catch one of the cheaper flights to Chicago on Virgin America, it can be the the little joys that really make the whole thing part of a great day. The middle seat was not taken and I’m in Main Cabin Select on this flight, so I’ve got hella room and I’m nicely comfortable. I learned after my last coach flight that I’m all about paying for the upgrades to actually get more leg room; what can I say, I’m a big fucking guy.
Here’s some of the other stuff bouncing around in my head today:
That’s all for now, but I have two more hours of airborne time left so I may have another post or two today if I get the gumption.
The other day I spent the good majority of my time at the computer getting photos off my Flickr account and onto my Picasa / Google+ account for a long term switch over to a system that I feel will have a longer term benefit to me. This post helped me do it.
Now check me out on Google+ …
My buddy Aaron just forwarded me the message board fodder of the week with these hilarious clips from the Phish show at Hollywood Bowl earlier this month. Apparently this girl took some love medicine or something…
Apparently this has already made the rounds and it’s pretty clear it was not an isolated incident that night given how many YouTube clips were recorded. Let that be a lesson for all you young lot girls out there…
If you take the wrong drugs, you may turn into a compulsive hand-jobber to random strangers in Hollywood. At a Phish show.
Hilarious. And then that reminded me of some of my favorite moments of dialogue from Rushmore…
Happy Friday, everyone.
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
The Dub Below presented by The Notes Music Group & SMKA (Produced by Justin Padron)
1. Black Ice X Ellie Goulding – Lights
2. Rosa Parks X Rusko – Everyday
3. Bombs Over Baghdad X Freestylers – Cracks
4. International Players Anthem X Dillon Francis – Lassitude (Remix)
5. Wheelz Of Steel X Dillon Francis – Lassitude (Remix)
6. Jazzybelle X J Padron (Dubstep Remix)
7. Skew It On The Bar-b X Dillon Francis – Swagger Jagger (Remix)
Produced and Mixed by J Padron
Mastered by Max “Bedroom” Unruh
Special Thanks to Mike Walbert and Blake German of SMKA, Max Unruh, Cameron Padron, Kevin Cobb, and Will Umbaugh of the Notes music Group, Clark Candler, Paul Thomas, DJ Variable, Taylor Rorabaugh and everyone who enjoys and supports our music.
I’m digging this so far.
Just added this new-to-me blog Dear Coke Talk to my Google Reader…check it out.
Here’s just one of the pearls of wisdom amongst a ton of sarcastic blog wit…
I’m tired of defeating myself. I just want to give in and take a pill and hope that colors become a little brighter. But I don’t want to lose a part of myself in the process. Do you think that anti-whatever pills are OK?
Psychopharmaceuticals aren’t magic beans. They won’t make the world a better place, nor will they steal your soul. They just modify your brain chemistry a bit, the result of which many find to be a benefit. If the pills work for you, great. If not, no big deal, and it doesn’t matter whether anyone else thinks they’re OK. It only matters what you think.
The New York Times just sent a news update to my inbox with the following headline: Earthquake Strikes East Coast; Epicenter Near Richmond, Va., U.S. Geological Survey Says. Weird, right?
Scary is more like it, I’m sure. I hope everyone is safe and sound; I’m sure it was pretty weird to experience and the first of such for millions of people never subjected to the occasional tremor like we are out here in the Bay Area.
That said, I’ve still only felt one minor jolt in my life and it was definitely enough to scare me. The force of an entire building moving with you is not something you ever want to experience or remember.
If @cassadie had a personal blog, I’m sure this would have already shown up…
I’m in Chicago for a few days this week and got to stop by my ex’s place yesterday to visit with my favorite cat in the whole wide world, Lucas. He was always relatively good to me even if he occasionally likes to bite people (i.e. my ex). I’m pretty sure he remembered me…
In case you missed it, Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed today on NYTimes.com regarding how politicians continue to coddle the rich and wealthy Americans.
But for those making more than $1 million — there were 236,883 such households in 2009 — I would raise rates immediately on taxable income in excess of $1 million, including, of course, dividends and capital gains. And for those who make $10 million or more — there were 8,274 in 2009 — I would suggest an additional increase in rate.
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.
It pains me to be even somewhat in the company of some of these rich bastards when I’ve had the pleasure of working at startups and with folks that have “cashed out” of other companies. Some truly treat the money like it’s their toy, and you’d never hope that if/when you reach your own payouts from hard work and great timing that you’d be pushing politicians to cut your taxes to allow you to make even more on the good fortune you’ve been granted. It’s good to see rich bastards actually admitting that they could be helping more, and it’s great to see it so vocal from a conservative financial expert in Warren Buffett. Really great read for your Monday morning…
I’m sure I’ve promoted it here and there but I wanted to officially drop a link to my band’s debut album now up on Bandcamp. We’ve set it up so that you can name-your-price download the album to make it easy on people’s pocketbooks to give our band a taste. We’re looking to play more shows here in SF and the larger Bay Area and it helps if you spread the word about us. Got a friend in music management? Know a booker? Put him in touch, ya dig?!
I just got done driving a six hour trip from George, WA down to Bend, OR. I’m staying here with a few friends while we bide our time heading down to see more Phish at Lake Tahoe. Here’s some photos from my phone.
I only have time for a quick update so I thought I’d say that I’m really excited about how my photos came out from last night’s Phish show at the Gorge. Night two begins in about eight hours, and that’s where my focus is right now. I’ll blog a bit more tomorrow or Monday when I find some free time on the internet. Holla!
You really can’t front on this.
(update: this post failed from the Gorge — i’ll have some more updates soon!)
Flying on Virgin America is fun.
A few weeks ago my friend totally turned me onto this “thing” called a Jambox, a wireless sound device that has accessories called things like Jamchain. It sounded like a new piece of technology that I didn’t need to immediately pay attention to, but then she showed me the video. I’ve got to say…it kind of immediately sold me on this company, the product and everything about what they do. It’s a homage to living life as a tech professional in San Francisco, and all the social glory that comes along with the typical “day” in the life of that person.
Bonus: the dude from Linkin Park liked this video so much he decided to remix it with a beat he remixed from the Ice Cube-”Today was a Good Day” inspiration. Check out his version here.
How genius is the Gumby dude showing up. Considering that we indeed have a Gumby in our own crew that regularly makes appearances at parties, I really fell in love with this video.
San Francisco rulez.
“I love child actors! Especially when they have big wavy haircuts and talk like adults” -no one
My buddy @Phortin just did an awesome post for LMB about the upcoming Phish tour starting this Friday at The Gorge Amphitheatre up in George, WA. I’ve been there before and it’s a truly amazing place. And I just learned that I’ll be shooting photos the first night for LMB and hope to get some coverage of the lots and others things the following day. I really can’t wait. Expect a ton more updates from me on the road.