Hacking the Drop Kick Murphys

I needed a new flyer for my obsessive-compulsive Dave Matthews Band fan site.  I have some obsessive fans on the board who are willing to help promote the site at shows.  They’re like the Jehova’s Witnesses of the DMB fan community.

I ran across a flyer for an old Dropkick Murphys / Sex Pistols show and decided it might be a good hack possibility. 

Here’s the original:

Punk flyer 

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 And here’s my hack:

 DMB Flyer

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Interestingly, I did all of the editing in Fireworks.  I would have preferred to use photoshop, but it was not starting at that time.  (Installed CS2, to replace junky old CS1)

Long-story short, I am a sa-weet image editor.  And I’m fun at parties.

Super Furry Animals

Super Furry AnimalsHoly Crap.  The Super Furry Animals is a totally sweet band.  Last night I went out with some friends to catch Caribou and the Super Furry Animals at The Wonder Ballroom.  We started out at the Doug Fir, where we scored a nice corner booth.  We drank and ate ourselves into good feelings and charged the meal to our company.  At our brief stop for beer Dana licked a filthy metal mini-mart prong and then we proceeded to Andy Webber’s house.

Andy was happy to see us.  After some carrying on it was time to head out ot the show.  I suggested that we sneak beers into the Wonder Ballroom to avoid spending any more money on booze.  We experimented with placement, some in Booker-t’s boobs, some down my pants but most in Dana’s bag.  Dave does not approve of sneaking things in places.

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O RLY?

O RLY? OwlI try to stay up on my Internet meme, but I simply can’t catch it all.  Captain Dan Broschart dropped a doozy on me the other day after I probably said something boring and repetitive to him in a chat.  That doozy was "O RLY?"  [See Definition of O RLY?]Thus began a new minor obsession for me, that being the "O RLY?" owl.  I flippin love this owl!

 This guy describes the O RLY? Owl quite well and I feel better knowing that I am not alone.  Know this, if I respond to you in a verbal conversation with "Oh really?" I am actually mocking you and thinking of this terrific creature.

Not much else to say about it, except perhaps…O RLY?

Bush Locked Door Video – Bush Gets Locked In China

 

Bush Locked Door VideoI have to publish this video of US President George Bush reaching a locked door at a press conference in China.  Bush looks so embarrasingly sad in this.  My pal Ala mentioned that he should have people taking better care of him.  I agree, the poor bastard had to be humilated, you can actually hear a reporter laughing at him on his first attempt.

I wonder what it was like for him to reach that first locked door, give it a solid pull, and then know that probably that second one would be locked as well.  This still-frame from the video of his face–he just looks really messed up.

Bush Locked In Press Conference

Trac Is Totally Awesome

I’m using this software, Trac with my team on a special project  for about a week and I am totally impressed.  This free tool lets you track bugs and feature requests in a logical and handy ticketing system that integrates with Subversion (SVN).  There’s an integrated wiki that you might think at first is unnecessary.  What Edgewall software has done, however, is make documenting incredibly easy by having hyperlinks to tickets right at your fingertips.

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Dreamweaver 8.O Code-Collapse Feature Sucks

That’s right.  Macromedia took two years to go from Dreamweaver MX to Dreamweaver 8.0, and they threw in some features.  They put in a better WYSIWYG, and supposedly made CSS design easier to use.  Really, wys… is not that helpful because you’re just going to have a browser open to your file anyway and be hitting refresh. Whatever.

 My main complaint is that the code collapse feature in Dreamweaver 8.0 totally sucks.  Yes, it is nice to be able to grab sections of code and shrink them down.  What is not nice is that once they are shrunk you get this totally ridiculous little grey box that shows the first five characters then "…"

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Back on the horse.

So–these blog things.  They are pretty hard to keep up.  You don’t write, and then you feel like you should and then you forget your password or whatever. 

 I have a lot of ideas to share, so I’ll try to be better.