New Summer Tech

Now that I’ve finished my EP, (which you should check out if you haven’t already), I’ve gotten the chance to get hep to the new things out there on the webosphere.

First off is Google+, which I am now on, although it seems like not as much is happening there just yet. I am mostly interested in what kind of circles people are putting me in, and exactly how ridiculous I can get with my groupings of people with it still being functional as a social network. That and group video chat. I mostly feel like it will go way of twitter with most of the people I know being still on facebook.  I feel like if everyone complains when facebook gets updated (I wish I had a digital shotgun to take out the new chat bar thing), then the new sites are going to be slow to start.

The second thing is turntable.fm. If you haven’t been there yet, I would describe it as Pandora, but your peers and yourself are making the playlist. I’ve been perusing the house rooms on the site to fill my DJing addiction since I’ve moved away from my beloved KWVA. So far, I’ve learned that the term house actually refers to anything electronic, especially dubstep. Also, Born Slippy, that classic from Underworld, clears the dance floor. Mostly, I’ve just had trouble finding all of my ten year old tracks on the site to lay down for the people. Regardless of my experience, I’m sure you will enjoy it if you are like me and love playing and listening to tracks with your friends. If you decide to join the party, hit me up, I would be the one named Clodewerks.

Tech-wise, other than those two new things, I’ve been trolling the craigslist for work and spending some quality time on steam to let off some steam at the end of the day.

Thursday will be my remix of Subaqueous’ track, “Puddle Step.” I’ll explain how I went about it and why I am naming it the webfoot remix. Next week’s Thursday will probably be some web work, something with PHP and MySQL, and next week’s Tuesday I might talk about all the stuff I am doing this week with meeting people and rehearsing with some new groups. Keep in touch and make sure to + up with me on google!

Steam For Mac

Steam For Mac... Yes!

Five years after I left PC gaming for a wonderful OS that is the Industry Standard, video games have come back to try rob me of my ambitions to do anything but play video games.

It all started this summer when a friend gave me a copy of Half-Life 2. Over the course of a week, I spent All of my free time trying to save the world with a crowbar and a fancy suit. Since then, I went back to not having my Parent’s computer around and have been DJing and making weird noises in my own little world.

And then… A month before my birthday, Steam announced that it would be launching for mac in time for the big day. Turning 21 and having computer games would be the end of all motivation to work. Fortunately, Steam was Steam and meant early May when they said April, so I have had more time to mentally prepare, although my birthday present of a copy of Orange Box has been itching to be used.

Right now I am downloading Portal and am probably going to spend part of my evening working towards some delicious cake. But with great power comes responsibility. I still need to study for this F&#@ing CIT midterm.

What this ultimately means is that I am now on Steam. I was on Steam, but was never physically logged on since the summer. My username should be pretty obvious if you’re looking for me in the gaming cloud.