Bonus follow-up post on advertising!
So here’s how to make ads (online and elsewhere) not completely suck chunks. In software engineering, we have the concept of “pick two.” You want your software solutions to be cheap, ...read more
There’ve been a few articles posted in recent weeks* about Pandora’s music licensing fees. Most notably, a Pitchfork article wherein a band complains that they don’t make ...read more
Oh wait! I got that backwards, we enjoy cool people like Alexa Dexa and AllOne. The Nashville pop-country scene is banal, terrible, and depressing.
This week, I ended up hosting some CouchSurfers who were travelling musicians. One ...read more
Right now, I live in the South, right smack-dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. This means that the concentration of Christians is very high. Further, this means that the concentration of people with Officially-endorsed Conservative Values (tm) when ...read more
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, one of the high points of the year was always the county fair. Everyone would get together and play games and have contests and what not. My mom, being a culinarily-minded woman would enter some kind of cooking contest ...read more
Last week there was a recall election in Wisconsin. A lot of my friends from the area have been fighting to get to get Governor Walker recalled for the past year or so. One of the tipping points that made a lot of people really dislike him was that he ...read more
The command to "be fruitful and multiply" inevitably requires us to expand beyond earth. This planet has a finite capacity to support humans, and there is no end-condition specified. Obedience to this command will eventually exceed what earth can ...read more
Being as I may have inadvertantly endorsed underage drinking in last week's post, I'd better rationalize it now!
The drinking and driving ages are stupid and should be switched.
Here's my reasoning:
Public transportation is a great ...
About two months ago, we signed up to participate in a battle of the bands. It was a pretty elaborate setup: It was going to take place over the course of 3 separate nights. The winner was going to get a professional music video made. There was going ...read more
The adventure that was last weeks show really highlighted something to me: I like all-ages shows. Though it's not because they're safer and weird stuff is less likely to happen. Generally, we want crazy, unexpected things to happen at shows. That's ...read more
Godwin's Law is one of those universal rules of the Internet. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it states: "As the length of an argument on the Internet increases, the odds of someone being compared to Hitler or the Nazis approaches 1." There ...read more
Note: The following does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Regdar or any of the other fighters. Just Steve
At the laundromat that I use, there are 4 types of dryers. Each of these takes only quarters, and in return for your ...read more
Note: The views expressed in this blog post are merely the views of the author and do not neccessarily reflect the views of Regdar or any of the other fighters.
Other note: Thanks to Dave for introducing me to the phrase "crackpot theories."...read more
I live in what I like to refer to as the "ghetto" of Dubuque. It's a lower-income part of town, and it also happens to be where most of the African American population in the city lives. This probably means that calling it "the ghetto" is a little ...read more
One of the great things about having a site on the Bombplates system right now is that it's still a very small system. We have a very small development team. This means that creating great-big new features isn't always feasible, but it does mean that ...read more