Mapex MyDentity 6-piece Shell Pack Review–With Sound Clips

For a few years now, I’ve been back into drumming pretty regularly, and have been getting by with a modestly upgraded old Tama Rockstar DX kit. While I really liked the look of the old Tama power toms, the more I played, the more I realized that getting them into a configuration that was comfortable […]

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Site Migrated (Finally!)

Well, at long last, I’ve finally migrated my site from Blogger to WordPress. I’m still working on a few technicalities, but it should mostly be working at this point. If you notice any issues, please let me know. Share it now!

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High-Protein Deserts

Over the holidays, my wife was kind enough to experiment with some high-protein deserts so I could get my sweets fix while keeping a reasonable protein intake. A couple of these were excellent, and deserve sharing. So without further ado: High-Protein Blueberry Muffins These, in my opinion, are indistinguishable from normal blueberry muffins. They are […]

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Great Article on Pain

This is especially interesting for those of you with chronic pain, but it’s applicable to everyone. Regardless, this is the best article I’ve read to date on the new findings in regards to pain research, and definitely worth the read. Exercise Biology Share it now!

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And Now For Some Unique Christmas Songs…

Here’s a selection of Christmas songs that have caught my ear over the years. A few are old standards, just reworked in a very unique way, and others are originals. All are worth a listen, though some will probably get most people out of their comfort zone. Merry Christmas everyone. Sting – Gabriel’s Message This […]

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High-Protein Slow-Cooker Recipes

Thanks to Jaime Lewis’ excellent ‘Stew-Roids’ series (link is NSFW), I have spent the last six months or so eating and experimenting with high-protein stew-like recipes. In general, I’ve found that I really like stews. They are pretty complete nutritionally, tasty, keep well, and generally reheat well. Also, there’s a lot of range for something […]

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A Christmas Cover

I don’t often do covers, and I even less often do Christmas tunes. However, about 10 years ago, I was feeling particularly Christmas-y and decided to rework a Christmas tune. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it done before Christmas, so it never saw the light of day. This year, I decided to dust it off and […]

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A Very Interesting Musical Take on Bambi

Yes, that Bambi. This is the audio of a Spastic Ink song called ‘A Wild Hare’, synced to the Disney movie Bambi. Ron Jarzombek wrote the song as a musical recreation of this scene, and it is really cool watching the two synced. As a bonus, it features some awesome musicianship, including one of my […]

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Early Christmas Present for Linux Geeks

For those of you who run Linux, I thought I’d post up a backup script I was using (in a modified form) to do completely free backups of my Linux box to Google drive and Usenet Newsgroups. While both of these might sound like horrible ideas, considering that Usenet is public and Google drive is […]

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Second Trip to the Track with the GT500

Well, my first trip to the track with the GT500 was pretty much a bust. I couldn’t get out of the 13′s, and only got three runs in total. For the second trip, instead of going to Infineon, we went up to Sacremento Raceway, and boy what a difference! Sac is a lot more ‘blue […]

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