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I Love Led Zeppelin, Will Wheaton Nailed it, I can embed posts inline!

So as this post title states, this post is really threefold: The first two points now, the last geek point at the end (scroll down). I have been a massive Led Zeppelin fan since I was weened off breast feeding.  I love to get the Led out, have all albums, collect rare vintage live recordings (FLAC or other lossless only please), run an oldschool Carracho server for said live recordings, and damn near cried when they had the reunion show in London and I didn’t have the money to make that epic journey that would, for me, have been akin to an Islamic person returning to Mecca.  In short: I’m a big Led Zeppelin fanatic.  In a recent tweet, Will Wheaton wrote: I’m currently up to Physical Graffiti, and have just discovered that I don’t have the sound system, ’69 Nova, or long hair needed to really do this album justice. I completely got what he was saying and twittered him back to please elaborate.  He was already on it, shortly after my reply he had already posted this and I thank the gods for another Zeppelin soul such as this.  Very elegant… From: WWdN: In Exile: getting the [ ... ]

Quoting Another Blog Post

Often, I want to quote (embedded/inline/via a blockquote) all or part of another author’s post.  In fact, in an ironic twist, I will quote regarding quoting in this post to both show off how I think it ought to be accomplished and to pose my question(s) (see end of this post). Tantek Çelik wrote: Additional Thoughts / Improvements “Wrote” is bad link text. It violates WCAG 1.0 guideline 13.1 that “link text should be meaningful enough to make sense when read out of context”. Imagine the page being presented as a list of links, as many audio browsers, and some visual browsers can (e.g. Opera, Amaya) – a page with a lot of quotes would have lots of links labelled “wrote”, “wrote”, “wrote”. Including the title of quoted article gives more meaningful link text. Also, WCAG 1.0 guideline 10.5 offers a hint for improvement: “until user agents (including assistive technologies) render adjacent links distinctly, include non-link, printable characters (surrounded by spaces) between adjacent links”.

What is a Gravatar?

In constructing my blog, I came across an important couple of features I know I need to enable on my blog. Firstly, we have Gravatars: Gravatars are Globally Recognized Avatars. An avatar or gravatar is an icon, or representation, of a user in a shared virtual reality, such as a forum, chat, website, or any other form of online community in which the user(s) wish to have something to distinguish themselves from other users. Created by Tom Werner, gravatars make it possible for a person to have one avatar across the entire web. Avatars are usually an 80px by 80px image that the user will create themselves. from: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Gravatars So I am enabling the WP-Gravatar plugin so that this blog is up to spec socially. Neat! Next is OpenID: OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online experience. You get to choose the OpenID Provider that best meets your needs and most importantly that you trust. At the same time, your OpenID can stay with you, no matter which Provider you move to. And best of all, the OpenID technology is not proprietary and is completely free. from: http://openid.net/what/ So I am enabling the OpenID [ ... ]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-02-22

@johnslama …love it all except the chili & lime peanuts are revolting 🙂 (re: Trader Joe’s vid from @leolaporte). in reply to johnslama # @pghuggen @FlorianBoyd List of Twitterer’s you will probably want to avoid 🙂 http://topconservativesontwitter.org/ # “Top 10 Geocacher, Liberal and Diabetes Twitter Users”. 2 out of 3 are great for me! http://is.gd/eqrz # @emcofnorthridge Geocachers in Palm Desert? Small world! I am one in Palm Springs as is @FlorianBoyd. We both have a few local caches! # @ tonka_boy I saw you in the list http://is.gd/eqrz and didn’t hesitate 🙂 Great caching here in Palm Springs! Moved here from MN 2yrs ago. # @ tonka_boy Sorry, I couldn’t DM you as you aren’t following me (nudge) 🙂 # Did an maintenance check on my “Fern’s Oasis” geocache yesterday http://is.gd/jCfy Wicked awesome [ ... ]
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Buffer Errors in MOTU Digital Performer

As I have been WAY behind on this, my personal blog, I have decided to start it up again.  I have plans.  things will happen.  Excitement shall ensue.  In the meantime, I am creating this new category so that I can post random bits of technology/I.T. information.  This is the geek in my, but oftentimes I find amazing solutions to complex problems and both would like a record of this and like to keep it for those cloudy days when I need a justification to keep going /sarcasm. So here’s one in regard to issues we were having at work with MOTU Digital Performer.  An application well suited for recording, but notsomuch [sic.] intended for use as a primary playback platform.  Well, the patter is how the show is run and done so here I am, making teh best of what I have to make the best with. In regard to the various Purple/Blue crashes, the following report summarizes both the problem and provides three individual recommended actions. Primary Concern: Audio Blue crashed a couple times last week during operation of the show and Audio Purple crashed last night during operation of the show.  The error reported was in regard to the Digital Performer [ ... ]