Old News: September 2010

goatbullet 9.17.10 :: Complete Redesign and Where I’ve Been

I hope everyone enjoys the new look of the site. I’ve been meaning to clean it up and rewrite a lot of the out of date information on here, and I’ve finally gotten some time (and a copy of Rapidweaver with which to do so). [Ed. note, June 2013: Yeah, don’t use RapidWeaver if you ever want to not use RapidWeaver.]

In addition to revamping the main Music section of the site, I’ve also added a couple of new sections: Production and Tech. Production covers all my work in TV and film since I moved to L.A. seven years ago, and Tech covers my recent entry into the world of software design and fixing other people’s computers for fun and profit.

Believe it or not, I am still playing and writing a bit. I’ve been working so much since I moved to Los Angeles seven years ago (good lord, that sounds like a long time) that I haven’t had the opportunity to play out at all, but I’ve also been fiddling around with my computer and all its recording capabilities.

Right now I don’t have any plans to record, but this site will be updated to reflect my new career path and you’ll see quite a bit more info on all that in the next year.

There’s something to be said for starting over. And that’s what’s happened here. Let me bring you up to speed.

When last I actually updated this site, I wrote a joke about how I hoped to get a second album out sometime before hell froze over, but after the Red Sox and White Sox won the World Series in consecutive years, I suppose it already has.

I was getting ready to move to Los Angeles, California. The city where dreams are broken called out to me like a beacon in the night. And so did its promise of getting an actual job in the entertainment industry.

I officially got here in September 2003, and worked in various capacities and levels of pay for various television shows up until this summer, when I decided to embark on a new career path.

I’ll be studying computer programming and computer science, with the eventual goal of getting a Masters in Computer science. I’m currently studying at UCLA’s extension program,

Starting with redesigning the entire site, I’ll be putting quite a bit more effort into making this site more active, and turning it towards my new orientation in software. The redesign is going to be mostly updates for now, but I’ve gotta start somewhere.

So, in that spirit, a brief list of some of the major changes thus far:

  • Complete redesign, tossing the black and going for something a little more modern and a lot more legibile.
  • Updating most of the content to reflect the fact that about seven years have passed since the content was actually updated.
  • Switching all email links to a form feedback. It still goes to me, I just (hopefully) get less spam.
  • Got rid of the guestbook. Nobody used it, nobody looked at it. So why was it there?

If you have further suggestions for improvement, please let me know. Thanks!