Monthly Archives: December 2006

Back in the saddle

and when I say “saddle” I mean Starkville and online.

Just got in and I’ve been offline since Christmas morning. I’m trying to catch up on a ton of email and everything else. If you sent me something in the last week and need something and I haven’t gotten back to you, please ping me again. It’s not that I don’t love you, I’ve just been out of pocket. My parents haven’t hooked up the internet tubes at their house so there’s no internet truck for me to ride on when I’m there.

I hate that I wasn’t online when the MySpace story hit CNN. I’ve gotten some interesting feedback. I think I feel a What’d You Say? #2 coming on.

Merry Christmas

Here’s something I submitted for a Christmas carol collaboration effort for the Yahoo! videoblogging group. We were all sent the same accompaniment track. I wanted to do something different for the last verse so I downloaded the music (though I think it’s just piano music) and tried to sing all four parts. The key is C which is a difficult key for me but I gave it my best shot. It’s a bit dodgy in places but I had fun.

When the final video with everybody’s submissions edited together is finished, I’ll post it.

Update: The collaboration video from pjkproductions

Update: Paul’s remix

Guitar Hero II

After reading countless times on Wil’s blog about the awesomeness of Guitar Hero, I decided it sounded like a fun thing to do over the holidays. So I went and bought a PS2 and Guitar Hero II. I’ve been rocking out ever since. It really is a fun game. I’ll probably keep it through the holidays and then take it back. I haven’t owned a game console since the original 8 bit Nintendo so I don’t think I’ll become a gamer d00d.

Watching people play Freebird on the Expert level blows my mind. I don’t think you can truly appreciate the shredness of that until you’ve played the game.


Alltel Motorola KRZR K1m and iSync

Please forgive this techie post, but hopefully it’ll help somebody

Update (2007-03-15): This hack broke when Apple released 10.4.9. I have reapplied the hack to the new plist file, Download it here.

I’m trying out the Motorola KRZR. It’s a slimmed down version of the RAZR. I really liked the RAZR when it came out but the width of it was a bit off putting for me, other than that it had a lot of the features that I was looking for in a phone. I never did get one though.

This year I jumped from Cingular to Alltel since I get some Alltel coverage at my house and zero Cingular coverage there. I went with a Motorola e815 over the RAZR and I’ve been pretty happy with it.

That is until my boss got a KRZR last week. I have endeavored to figure out a way to get one of these sweet phones into my life since then and today, I did.

I use Address Book on my Mac to maintain my contact information, then I use iSync to get the address book onto my phone via Bluetooth.

Unfortunately, the KRZR isn’t officially supported by iSync yet but with some research, I got it working. Most of the instructions deal with Verizon KRZRs which will not work for the Alltel version of the phone.

If you have a KRZR with Alltel and want it to work with iSync, download this (Update: Set calendar support to ‘true’ and updated plist file for 10.4.9). Unpack it. It should create a directory called AlltelKRZR-iSync with two files in it: an updated plist file and a KRZR icon that I made.

Then go to the Finder and right (or control) click on iSync and hit “Show Package Contents.” Drill down to
Contents -> PlugIns -> ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice -> Contents -> PlugIns -> PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin -> Contents -> Resources

Make a back up copy of the original MetaClasses.plist file. Now, copy the two files you unzipped to this directory. Make sure you have already paired your phone with your Mac via the Bluetooth utility. Fire up iSync and “Add Device.”

It worked for me, hopefully it’ll work for you.

Disclaimer: Hopefully nothing bad will happen to you, your family, your phone or your computer if you download these files and use them in the manner described. But if something does, it ain’t my fault. Use at your own risk. I’m using Mac OS X 10.4.8 and iSync 2.3 (500.86).

I like my pancakes

karyburr.gifSo I think my web host had a database server blow up the other night. That’s why my post about Chili’s disappeared. But I don’t know, I’m still watching over my shoulder. I think I saw a green and red van with a big chili pepper on the roof following me around yesterday. I went into the Piggly Wiggly to get meemaw some Doral Lights and Arbor Mist Merlot. When I came out (I also got me some Beast and Nutella), I seen the van circling around my car. I don’t know what they was doing but I reckon the chicken blood, locks of hair from a small child and a bar of lemon soap couldn’t be a good sign.

Ok, the only reason I made this post was for Thomas’ funny animated picture. TeeHee.


So I posted last night about my dining experience at Chili’s. Let’s just say it wasn’t a glowing review. I know I posted it because a friend asked me why I took it down.

I didn’t. It disappeared. I mean, just *poof*. Does Chili’s have some sort of super power that allows them to stricken the internets of poor reviews?

I’m spooked now. What if they’re watching my house? Tapped my phones? Obviously they have the power to delete stuff from my website. What’s next? One of my pets goes missing to “make a point?”

If you don’t hear from me for a long time, you’ll know why. Chili’s got me.

Rehearsals and a new project

So I’m back in rehearsals. What? you say? School is over for the semester and SCT is currently doing an all women show, what could you be possibly be doing?

SCT decided to take Smoke on the Mountain to the Mississippi Theatre Association competition/festival in January, so I get to reprise my role as Dennis, the shy, singing, preacher boy. The role is a lot of fun but we have to cut an almost two hour show down to 60 minutes. It’s tough but we’ll get it done. This is my first time to perform at MTA. I did my first show that was judged this semester and it affected me more than I’d like to admit.

Theatre MSU performed The Madwoman of Chaillot for the regional American College Theatre Festival. For the first 10 to 15 minutes I just couldn’t get out of my head. It really pissed me off because I felt great leading up to curtain time. I really thought I would feel my best yet on stage, but for the first little while any thoughts of giving my best performance went right out the window. Knowing that there were people out there taking notes and judging the show and my performance really affected me more than I thought it would. I finally settled down and finished solid but being on stage and in your head blows.

So I’m hoping I got that experience out of the way when we go to MTA. I don’t care if I don’t get noticed or mentioned by the adjudcators, I just want to be in the moment.

Other things…I have a new project on the horizon. For the first time since starting an online presence, I’m going to commit to putting out content on a regular schedule. Be looking for an annoucement of this new endeavor soon.

Hey, have a great weekend. I’ll talkatcha soon.