Local Music

In the past year, I have listened to a lot more local music in the Dallas area. Most places seem to have some type of music being played, and I think that most of the people or bands are pretty good. There are some bad ones, but I am not talking about those here.

Here are some that stood out to me. They are in no particular order. I am just cleaning up random lists of things that I have on my phone, and I thought that putting it here would be a good idea.

Ryan Berg

This is one of my favorite songs of his.

 

Something About Chinamen

This band is great, but they are extremely young. From what I remember, they are all 14-16 years old. I was beyond impressed with them. I hope as they get older they can clean up their music some. The lead singer, John Franklin, has a hell of  a voice. The song below tries to show that. They are way better live than most of their videos show.

 

Justin Pickard

I like the country, folky sound that this guy has. I bought his album at the show, and I listen to it pretty regularly. Most of his stuff seems to pretty upbeat. I didn’t know the song below was a cover of a song the producer of his album wrote. I think that he does it better than the original, but I think it is because of the different tone that his voice has.

 

Tom Devil and The Wizard

These guys have a funky rock sound going on, and I enjoy listening to them live. They play their music loud and have a ton of fun doing it.

 

That’s the glory of love. We want the ones we can’t have and crap all over the ones we can.

–Tina Fey, This is Where I Leave You

Slight Leak

I was drinking some coffee this morning at work, and I looked over and saw this. Afterwards, I made a dash to get another cup so the coffee didn’t go everywhere. It added some excitement to the day.

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

–Ernest Hemingway

Time is the longest distance between two places.

–Tennessee Williams

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

— Mark Twain

We fail more often because we solve the wrong problem than because we get the wrong solution to the right problem.

— Russell Ackoff

Plain Water = Boring

I have been drinking way too many of these lately. I have developed quite a liking for mineral water lately.

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Solid.pw Updated

A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a message letting me know that he liked my http://solid.pw site. I had written about it here a few months ago, Solid.pw, and he had used it somewhat regularly for password generation.

After his note to me, I went back and looked at it, and it looked horrible! I was surprised that I never went back and did anything else to it, but I did that this weekend. It is much more presentable now, and I have added some more things to it that make it work a little better for the user. If you a need a password, I think that it is an even better option now.

Here is a screenshot of it.

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– Drew

ISPConfig 3 Script Updated

Over the past few years, I have maintained an installation script for ISPConfig3. The script is hosted over on Github, ISPConfig-3-Debian-Installer, and I recently made a few changes to it. I had wanted to make it just work better, and a few issue were submitted in a row that made me take a look at it again. It now works in just one file, and I think that is the biggest improvement. If you have an empty VPS or Server, you should give the script a shot. The control panel that it installs is pretty cool, and it is actively maintained over at How To Forge.

If you use the script and find any issues, feel free to send me an email here or open an issue at GitHub. Either way, I will take a look at it.

– Drew