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April 21, 2004
wasnt quite ready yet


OK so I won't just make that my .plan update. I was very tempted to do the
ol' ESC :wq ENTER. Hell, nobody probably reads this anymore anyway, since
all I do is "blabla here's the shitty mp3 I made today"[0] (I could go off on
a huge tangent of how I'm feeling about that shit now, but I won't. Well maybe
 I'll do it as a footnote[1]). Soon, that will change. Just waiting til I 
move, really. And get a few other nibbles and pieces sorted out. 

We went and had a really good lunch at Citizen Cake today[2]. Amazingly good,
really. mmm. 

0: I just checked webdog and it seems .plan are going out of style.. what with
the rise of the "blog". fair enough. hell, even I'm a sucka and have a little
webpage that lets you view this text. oh well, maybe I'll move to a full-on
blog. some day. 
1: I'm finding challenge in making things that sound good all flow and sound
right all the time. I keep making 3 minute tracks that have about 5 seconds 
where I'm like "damn, that's nailed" and I wish that the rest of the track
sounded as good. Ah the challenge of details. The integration is a challenge.
It really makes programming seem simple in comparison--at least if you design
code right, you can have all these simple independent systems abstracted and
functioning together... can't quite get to that point with music, at least 
yet. This is compounded by the fact that I can only do one thing at once,
this might (or might not) be easier with more people.
2: Allison and I have discussed logging where what and how we eat all the 
time. I'm tempted to, considering we do eat out quite a bit, and seem to
find so many good restaurants, it would be as useful to us as anybody else,
since we constantly ask the question "where should we eat?". 


December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brennanchristopheircppl

December 31, 1969

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with bidermanjam

April 16, 2004
music moving

Woot, Al and I get to move soon! yay!
Here's something I made today, based on something I did last summer.
Kinda chaotic, needs quite a bit of tweaking and cleaning up, to say the least...


December 31, 1969

December 31, 1969

April 13, 2004
the original lyrics will be back

I decided the lyrics to that last song I posted here were a little too harsh,
so I adapted some that I had written a while back and made this:

lone parasite (the vocals I will rerecord soon, cause the mic I have at home sucks)

to anyone who thought the previous lyrics were too harsh, it was more 
commentary than how I actually feel. email me if you want more details.


December 31, 1969

April 12, 2004
waste's second life

Wow, I could swear I've written something like this before.
Wonder what will happen with that...

A work in progress of a song.
Has a ways to go, yes. But interesting (to me).

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December 31, 1969
freeform jam with BRENNANjesusballs

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brennanddt

December 31, 1969

April 5, 2004

hahahaha, rad.

I had bacon every day of my trip back east. mmmm.
about 2/3 through 'Quicksilver'.. It's good. Kinda overwhelming.
Makes me think about how I never realized how miserable people 
must have been in the 17th century...


December 31, 1969

December 31, 1969

March 30, 2004
screw sweatshops

About to head back east for the rest of the week for wedding fun.
An interesting note: Grado Labs rules. I sent them by broken SR-225s,
and they sent them back fixed. They did however write a little note
that said "SR-225s repaired- $40". I guess they want me to pay them
$40, which is fine, so I sent them a check today. That being said, I
could have just as easily not sent them a check, and probably could've
gotten away with it. Any big company would've demanded payment before
returning me my headphones. But not Grado. They rule. Cheers to small
family run businesses. <3. 


December 31, 1969

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with kevin

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with bidermanmargaritas

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brennan

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with danamaxbrennan

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with terriblewithbiderman

March 12, 2004
futile calendar

I'm trying to use this little (paper) Calendar I got. Funny thing is,
I can't actually put anything in it. Just questions. I just wrote,
for may 1, "DJ Shadow?" The answer to that question has to be yes,
doesn't it?


December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brennanbidermancutoff

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brenron

December 31, 1969

March 5, 2004
the band begins

So Brennan, Christophe and I played, as "Consume, Vagina Boy!!!". It 
was good, though we sucked and had technical problems but overall I'm 
quite happy we did it. Big thanks to Analogue for the chance haha.
Here's a NSV video of it (needing Winamp 5.01+ or something like that):
(the second song has a lot less fuckups but isn't quite as catchy)


February 29, 2004
such a lovely date

Woot leap year. Also 4 years ago today gnutella was conceived... 
Brennan and I might open (with Christophe filling in for Francis
on the drums) for Christophe's band on Wednesday, at the Edinburgh
Castle here in SF... Should be fun[ny]. ha ha. A slightly entertaining
10 minutes, or so.

Got some fun little things in the oven, figuring out a name to use.
'tis a shame, Nullsoft was such a good one, and now nearly a decade
later, pretty much all of the promising ones seem to have been taken,
heh. doh.


February 22, 2004
didn't turn out to matter so much, eh?

ARGH wtf? 

I mean, I know what he's thinking, but c'mon?!?


December 31, 1969
freeform jam with jamesimonbiderman
freeform jam with stevesharonsimonbiderman

February 11, 2004
travel travel travel

Had a good little trip skiing and gambling with my parents.. Tomorrow
Al and I take off for another little trip. Feeling pretty good about
things, now. =)


December 31, 1969
freeform jam with big and terrible and jam

February 2, 2004

I've been in a weird confused restless state for the past bit.

It's funny to realize that after all this, I spent over 6 years working
for Nullsoft, Inc. (or its acquiror) -- this is nearly a quarter of my 
life so far, and a much higher percentage of my adult(ish) life -- and 
here I am, starting over. 

I feel like whatever I do next is pretty much doomed to fail*. Not that 
I have any real plans, but maybe I need to do something that I don't 
want to succeed anyway. 

* it's very common, it seems, for the second project to be at most a marginal
success-- it's super common in the tech field, but happens everywhere -- look 
at Zwan**, for instance (no offence mr. corgan, but forget about jesus).
(edit: OK so I was a little bit hard on Zwan there, it was just such a 
let down after how good earlier Smashing Pumpkins albums, and Slint, were.. 
That's really unfair for me to use them as an example anyway, since they 
probably didn't say "ZWAN IS GONNA BE SO HUGE". Anyway, I digress)

** Christophe points out to me that the Smashing Pumpkins started sucking at
the end, too, so this isn't a good point 

Maybe I'll manage to escape that fate, I don't know. I'm not in a super huge
hurry to find out, but I do still want to create things. I guess the trick is
denying yourself ambition (which seems to find its way to you, regrettably), 
and to just make shit for the sake of making it.  Not because you think it'll 
be big, not because it's "what you're doing next", but rather, because it's 
interesting. To you. Whether or not anybody else cares, is their business. 

Having said that, when I start releasing new things, I hope people will take 
it the right way -- that I'm just doing the same thing I started doing 6 or
7 years ago.


December 31, 1969

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brennan

January 22, 2004
yay no more aol for me!!!

Just updated my .plan at landoleet.org, too. Won't repeat it here (in two words:
I've resigned). So begins chapter 3... or something cliche/poetic there.
Or wait, does I've count as a single word? ha ha.


December 31, 1969
freeform jam with 22-drunkenstuporbig-unedited
freeform jam with biderman

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with biderman

December 31, 1969
freeform jam with longwithbren

January 11, 2004
mobile update

stood up by my brother...


December 31, 1969
freeform jam with brenandoishere

January 6, 2004

So I think I'm getting addicted to coffee. which is OK, thus far,
though I think my dentist is going to give me a hard time. Just sometimes
after a part of a day of working but focusing a lot, I get sorta out of
it and my head starts hurting, but a cup or two of coffee seems to bring
be back to normal... anyway...

Put together a Jesusonic 0.97 release. Mostly just little updates. Started
playing around with making a random intelligent drum sequencer, but didn't
get it to the point of being useful yet.

Went to lucky chances to play some poker (NL holdem cash game) last night 
with Biderman... did pretty well, had a good combination of luck and not 
making too many mistakes. Fun stuff, need to go do it more. I seem to have
the "partysong" which should be titled "new year" or something like that 
(from my last post) stuck in my head. kinda good, the song's a bit too long
and drawn out tho, and a bit chaotic at times, but has a very strange effect
on me... it's not quite sad, not quite happy, just sort of is. 


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