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Pearl Jam – Vancouver, BC, Canada 2005-09-02

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The day after Mr. Kiahtipesopolous and I saw Pearl Jam at The Gorge in 2005, we drove to Vancouver for a follow-up show. It was spine-tinglingly good. It was one of those shows where you’re just like, yes. Except when the Supersuckers were playing, then I was like, maybe.

The setlist:

  1. Release
  2. Go
  3. Animal
  4. Save You
  5. Given To Fly
  6. Corduroy
  7. Love Boat Captain
  8. Evenflow
  9. Betterman
  10. Half Full
  11. Daughter
  12. Wishlist
  13. Lukin
  14. Grievance
  15. Immortality
  16. Nothing Man
  17. Down
  18. Do The Evolution
  19. Blood
  20. Footsteps
  21. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
  22. U
  23. Alive
  24. Encore Break 1
  25. Bee Girl
  26. Black
  27. Porch
  28. I Believe In Miracles
  29. Baba O’riley
  30. Yellow Ledbetter

The prime cuts from this show were Release, Half Full (What the FUCK?), Lukin + Grievance, Immortality, Black…I could go on but those will be enough to get you where you’re looking to go.

Download it here, complete with photos.

camelcamelcamel – my new project

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Lately I’ve been coding something new! It’s called camelcamelcamel and it is for tracking the pricing and availability of products on Amazon.com. The user simply finds a product in which she is interested and enters the price point at which she would like to receive an alert. The site constantly monitors Amazon’s product data and emails the user the moment changes are detected.

c3 (brilliant shorthand, don’t you think?) is mainly–second to the love–an experiment in utilizing the Associates Web Service (AWS), but there are some underlying possible data sets that could prove interesting. For example, one could easily determine what price people are willing to pay for the latest iPod; this could help set the price of future products or the discounts in the next sale. It is also interesting to watch the price of products prior to becoming, during, and after being a Deal of the Day or Goldbox promotion; do prices jump right before, to justify the huge savings during the sale? And where do said prices end up when the sale is over?

These questions and more will be answered in due time. The database needs time to expand, to gorge, to imbibe. To this end, I am doing some eager tracking: the Goldbox and Deal of the Day (as well as many categories’ worth of the Best-seller, Most Wished For, and New Releases) data feeds are being imported regularly, so that the site can provide users with plenty of historical data on the most popular products.

Check it out at http://camelcamelcamel.com. I appreciate any feedback you care to give. =)

(Thus begins the countdown – how long until I kick myself for not using PHP?)

St. Maarten

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I, along with a couple of friends, flew out to St. Maarten in the Caribbean for a few days of relaxation. Here are some panoramic photographs I made while there!

Who is really out of touch with Middle America?

Friday, April 11th, 2008

People who don’t believe this:

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama was quoted as saying by the Huffington Post.

“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” he said.

Growing up in Butt Fucking Egypt (Price, UT), I have the experience and justification to say Obama is correct when he says that Middle America clings to guns/religion/anti-immigrant sentiment, and that Clinton and McCain are posturing fools for attempting to claim otherwise.

Treo 755p and VersaMail 4.0

Friday, April 11th, 2008

If you want VersaMail 4.0 but fear installing the Centro version on your Treo 755p, fear not: a freshly formatted/unboxed unit will allow 4.0 to be installed with no problems. I assume the warning they give you on the download page is for those installing over VersaMail 3.x.

Anyway, it worked for me and I am loving VM 4.0 on my 755p. Don’t blame me if shit blows up.