January 10, 2015

Since I Have Too Much Free Time

Well, actually I don't. However this link came up while browsing quickly through Digg's news app. I am not sure what category of news this page would be filed under but I am glad someone, somewhere actually had too much free time and took advantage of it. Thank you interwebs for stimulating my cortex.

Scroll Slow. Have Fun. http://www.scrollslowhavefun.com/

January 09, 2015

Trampoline Time

I put together a trampoline for the grandson's that their great Uncle Mike gave them for Christmas. They really have a good time on it.

My kids had one without the safety "cage". Big thanks to the lawyers for ruining everything fun.

And, They're Off....

I have a priceless package coming in the mail. Yesterday I initiated the process of applying for my pension benefits. While it is still a number of months away, it made me a bit giddy to know the ball is rolling and the paperwork to apply for benefits is in route.

I also received a phone call from the HR department of Fuel Delivery Services. Several days ago I had filled out an employment inquiry form on their website. Just basic information about myself and expressing interest in working with them.

Two instances on the same day cementing the reality that retirement and job change is truly on the way.

November 14, 2013

Every Noise at Once

The Every Noise at Once webpage was mentioned on the Armstrong and Getty radio show. Joe Getty has mentioned it several times over the last few weeks but I had never taken the opportunity to check it out. It is truly a unique resource.

If you've ever heard a journalist, talking head, hipster or even a friend mention a particular music style, this is the place to go to find out what the heck they are talking about. The conversation would go something like this;

"Dude! Have you listened to 'Killing Amnesty'? They're a new post grunge alt. country band."

You think to yourself, "Post-grunge? Alt country? I don't have a clue as to what they are talking about. Can somebody please tell me what those music genres sound like?"

Well, here you go. Every Noise at Once is just what you were asking for. There are clips of every music genre under the sun that also includes links to band listings.

Be sure you clear a spot on your calendar. This may require a commitment of time.

September 03, 2013

Advancing Into The Future

That's a really grand title for something rather mundane. I purchased a domain name for myself. A whopping $2.98 on Namecheap.com. Not that having a blogger address is a bad thing, but having a personal address seems to give my ego a sense of  "special". Now all I need to do is get the word out. Unfortunately .com and .net were spoken for but I think a .us address is a reasonable one to remember.
Anyhoo, you can now find me at toddevans.us

1/9/2015 Edit 
I've let the toddevans.us domain expire so we're back here to blogger now.

August 23, 2013

Having Fun

Make your own slideshow with music at Animoto.

August 09, 2013

A New Frontier

I received in the mail today a new gadget. An Acer Iconia A700 tablet.I must admit I am more impressed than I thought I would be. I knew a tablet would be a larger venue than my phone but I didn't realize how much easier it would be to use.

 My wife has been trying to get me to blog more. I always say I don't have anything to write about. Well, maybe now I will get my butt in gear and try to write less sporadically. Notice I didn't say write more, I said less sporadically. I wouldn't want to paint myself into a corner, you know.

July 09, 2013

Experimental Post

Testing a new IFTTT recipe. When I post a new blog entry it also sends to my Twitter account and tweets to my followers.

April 06, 2013

DIY See Saw

DIY See Saw
Originally uploaded by sharkzʒan

August 18, 2012

A Band Named Brolly

Stumbled across the indie band, Brolly and their album Hollow Home Rd. on Noisetrade. It's a gem of a free download. They have a very memorable sound. I think it's a bit of shoegaze pop with some soft melancholy electro and acoustic tossed in. It's mellow and reflective at times, almost ethereal. Nice arrangements with strings included on several tracks.

They have a show coming up in Mountain View, Ca. on August 31st at Red Rock Coffee. They open for a Bay Area artist named Danielle Young. I recommend checking both of them out.

You can find Brolly on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation, BandCamp, iTunes and a bunch of other places.

"Now I am breaking up sand castles under my feet because nothing I build ever made me complete" - Brolly: Dragon Eyes