• DIY Audio Production…

    February 15, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Much to the chagrin of anyone who may have wanted my attention this past weekend, I was able to make some serious progress with my most recent endeavor to set up a DIY audio production studio in my spare bedroom. I may have to set up a separate blog dedicated to this topic….So much to…

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  • Music Lab…

    February 12, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I’ve played the drums since I was 8 or 9 years old. Over the years I have also picked up some piano, guitar and bass…Plus a lot of music theory. I am back to practicing the drums regularly with the recent purchase of a professional Roland electrical kit. Playing acoustic drums in an apartment in…

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  • Open letter to the news media…

    February 11, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I have recently begun to feel disillusioned with the news media in the United States. I believe they spend a lot of time reporting on stories people don’t seem to care about while at the same time complaining that the news industry is falling apart and it is all the internet’s fault. I’d like to write an…

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  • Catch the buzz…

    February 10, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In following with their standard tradition Google sneaked right up and dropped an interesting new feature onto the Gmail platform yesterday. Google Buzz is a new tool within Gmail that pretty much mimics the functionality of Twitter and then some. Those that were invited to beta Google Wave will probably notice a couple similarities. For…

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  • Oh what a feeling…

    February 9, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Quick poll…does anybody else think the news coverage on Toyota is a little over the top? I mean…who cares? I own a Toyota and I have to say I’m not really concerned for my life. It’s also not the first vehicle I have received a recall letter on. In fact, I have received a recall…

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  • Push button…

    February 8, 2010 Jake DiMare
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  • Assumptions & Parameters

    February 8, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In continuing my series on writing good proposals I would like to cover the topic of assumptions and parameters. Up until now we’ve explored the earlier sections in a good proposal…description, scope, schedule and budget. Now it’s time to look at one of the last sections, which I call Assumptions and Parameters. I remember years…

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  • Breathing new life into old hardware…

    February 5, 2010 Jake DiMare

    In 2002 I was about to sell my house and hit the road for destinations and duration unknown. I had a little business building web sites that I planned to continue to operate so I needed a machine that was both powerful and portable.  So, I bought myself a fully loaded Dell Latitude 800 and…

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  • Orwellian Dystopia?

    February 4, 2010 Jake DiMare

    According to people familiar with the investigation officials at the NSA have been working with Google to investigate cyber-attacks.  The NSA’s general counsel drafted what’s known as a cooperative research and development agreement to work with Google. Hmm…before I go any further, let me say I am a patriot and one of Google’s biggest fan. The…

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  • Cat training

    February 3, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Project Potty Cat suffered its first major setback last night. We were three successful days into phase two, which means the cats were using the toilet with a full litter box insert. Sadly, one of the cats decided to be polite and lowered the toilet seat cover…or perhaps I did in my sleep. In any…

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