Archive for October, 2009

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October 31, 2009
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October 30, 2009

Sax Man (Feat. Jack Black) by The Lonely Island
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‘Tis The Season

October 30, 2009

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October 29, 2009

Buy You Clothes, Do You In ’em, Take ’em Back by Dragon Boy Suede
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October 27, 2009

Andy Daly by Comedy Death Ray
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Paul F. Tompkins came to Toronto…in response to fan-demand….and I was there.

October 27, 2009
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I saw the great Paul F. Tompkins do an awesome show at the Rivoli in Toronto last night.  (accompanied by my buddies DC and JDR).

I knew it was going to be a good show, but I underestimated it.  I turned out to be pretty great.

Since I was too chickenshit to take pictures throughout the show from my 3rd row vantage point, I asked some of my fellow AST'ers if any of them had any snaps I could use.  Lucky for me, I got a response from Toronto writer/performer/comedy fan and photographer Sharilyn Johnson who graciously said I could use some of her pics.  (which I was checking out on her Flickr….the lead photo up there is one of hers).

But then I read her article on the show and thought, shit…..just read it….there's your story!  Thanks Sharilyn!

Windows 7 is a go

October 26, 2009
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I successfully installed and am now running Windows 7.

It's fancy, neat-o, and pretty coooool.

The Switch From Tumblr: Early Results

October 25, 2009

I am enjoying the change that I made from Tumblr to Posterous thus far.  

It's been a refreshing change in terms of the way I post stuff, and there's been good feedback overall (although there was one downside mentioned from Bearant -> he said he noticed that the site loads slower than when it was on Tumblr.  I believe that this is likely NOT due to Posterous per se, but due to the recent plethora of animated gifs that I had on Page One.  Perhaps I will try to limit those comedy gems for a week and see if it has any effect.)

The big bonus for things on my end has been site views.  On an average day, I would get anywhere from a dozen to twenty unique visits on the old Tumblr site.  (sometimes, if I posted something that got "reblogged" by others, the site views would go up a tidy amount….like when I posted this and it got reblogged and I clocked a few hundred hits a day for a few days….which led to an inevitable bum parade on the site).

Well, I've been using Posterous for less than 2 weeks and I have had over 800 site visits.  Additionally, in terms of "followers" or "subscriptions": on Tumblr (which I used for more than a year and a half) I have 10 followers (who are fellow Tumblr-ers).  In less than 2 weeks on Posterous, I've had 3 people subscribe to my site so far.   

I don't know how they've come across the site, and furthermore:  after looking at their sites, I don't know why in God's name they want to subscribe to mine.  (i.e.  don't seem like "wacky" people or anything).   I'm not complaining, mind you.  I find it all just so curious.

And speaking of curious AND "followers":  I received notification that the other day I have a new follower on my Tumblr site (which is just a mirror of this one).   Check out that person's site….as you can imagine, I said to myself: "What the Fatch??" 

One more thing:  tumblr, posterous, follower, site, reblog, parenthesis. 

Windows 7 Dice-Roll…

October 25, 2009

Well, I D/L'd a copy of Windows 7 from other thieves on the worldwideweb internet computercomm.

God knows if it will work.  My hope is:  yes, yes it will.

My fear is:  no….no it won't.

I am going to back up all my nasty, notty files tomorrow and then commence with the grand experiment.

If it fucks up, at least I have my WinXP disc to reinstall.  I need a good wipe anyway.

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October 25, 2009
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