Posts Tagged ‘Lists


Friday 5 — Childhood Indulgences

This week’s Friday 5 assumes that most of us haven’t quite completely grown up or at least occasionally do childish things.

1. When did you last have a mid-day nap?
That would be last Sunday afternoon. It’s a nice time to catch up a bit on sleep over the weekend.
2. When did you last have milk and cookies?
While I was home in Indy for Thanksgiving, my mom got out ginger snaps and milk.
3. When did you last have a bubble bath?
Probably when I was a kid…haven’t had an official, proper bath in forever. Showers, though, all the time.
4. When did you last jump on the furniture?
Again, when I was a kid. I know I’m really too big to jump on furniture cause I might cause breakage.
5. When did you last play in the mud?
My brothers and I went to a friend’s the Friday night after thanksgiving and his brother-in-law had shot a deer early Saturday morning. We went off tracking it through the mud, bramble and fields…never did find it.

Friday 5 — Hacked

Here’s the Friday Five from September 26 since October 3 was MIA until Saturday and I didn’t get to it a week ago.

1. When did someone last break something of yours?
When moving into my current apartment, I had a 2’x4′ mirror that got put sideways in the back seat of my car. In the process of filling the rest of the seat, driving the half mile to the new apartment and unloading, the mirror ended up getting broken. No big deal, it was free to me anyway.
2. When did you last play hackysack, if ever?
Probably a few years ago – tried and failed.
3. What was your most dramatic haircut like?
That would probably have to be what I have now: a ponytail. Until I moved out to Pittsburgh three years ago, I kept it pretty short and simple.
4. Hacking is basically breaking through the security that protects a computer or a website. What’s the closest you’ve come to doing something similar in real life?
Because of what I do, hacking for real is not too far out of the picture. I’ve built several Linux based computers from scratch. For example, just to see if I could do it, I tried to figure out what was necessary to crack a wifi password. Unfortunately, the wireless card I have isn’t able to actively detect traffic so I couldn’t get it to work.
5. In the world of stand-up comedy, a hack is a comic who steals jokes from other comics. Have you ever known a hack in your own field?
To some extent, anyone who is a web designer is a bit of a hack. We look at how other people make their sites and ‘borrow’ what we need to make our site work.


This is my three-hundredth post here on my blog. Sure it’s not as amazing as 500 or 1000 or some other fantastic number, but I’ve been writing here for a while nonetheless. Besides the movie 300 was totally over the top (particularly when viewed in IMAX). And now, what to say for today? I thought I might put a list of my top three-hundred artists overall by number of tracks played from but decided to divide by ten instead.

Out of 107,000 tracks played (and submitted), my Top 30 Artists Overall

Continue reading ‘300!’

4897 Nickel Creek
3327 Mannheim Steamroller
2520 Rascal Flatts
2363 Hayley Westenra
2217 Sean Watkins
2203 Thomas Newman
1900 Hans Zimmer
1817 Howard Shore
1677 Johann Sebastian Bach
1590 Chris Thile

Finishing Lists

I love checking things off of lists. It feels like something is getting accomplished. Especially when it is.

At work, we use the to do list in Basecamp to keep track of things which need to get done. I have a number of lists on Lists of Bests including all the Newbery books, the Harry Potter books and the James Bond films. Tonight I finished watching the last James Bond movie that I had yet to see. Now, I can certainly say there are better ones than others in the series. A View To A Kill I watched tonight was an in between one in story and quality. Though the disaster to avail was one of the more unique ones. In my opinion, the best Bond film yet is the new Casino Royale. And not because it’s the only one I’ve actually watched in the theater. It really is better.

I’m making progress with the other lists. Even if it’s slow. Now I have to pick another one to target and complete.