November 21, 2006

Wine and Beer

I went to the grocery store the other day and bought wine and beer.

CheerWINE and Root BEER.


October 16, 2006

When Are You Done?

Given unlimited time and talent, how does an artist determine when something is completed?

When the last blank spot on the paper/canvas is filled? What if the piece is meant to have blank spots?

How many blank spots do you leave?

If you’re writing a song how do you determine whan you are finished? The last note written down? The last guitar lick added to the tape? The last drumbeat? Can’t you take a beat out and add another almost endlessly?

Or is it the feeling that you get – when you are sick and tired of the piece and you can’t wait until you can say you are finished.. you’re getting real close to the end. Then you need to find the one or two things you need to add to make it a masterpiece… and find the correct location for those one or two things.

Or is this whole thing an unreasonable question – because you can never have unlimited time… and everyone’s talent is limited?

October 13, 2006

One Week After

Got evacuated a week ago. Large chemical cloud over town because a fire was raging over town of Apex, NC.
Town did the right thing to let it burn out – less chance of runoff or contamination if everything gets burned up.

Nice clean air today.

September 1, 2006

Left Handed Pointer

I’m left handed and drive my mouse left handed.

Why doesn’t my cursor pointer switch from pointing to the left to pointing to the right when I swap mouse buttons?

UPDATE: I found and started using Swap Mouse Buttons (

works great – and even changes the cursor direction to tell you which way you should be clicking.

September 1, 2006


What are you building?

August 15, 2006

Build Something

I’ve always had a desire to build something. That desire has led me to erector sets, to legos, to software design.