About 18 months ago I started using Zenbe Lists, a nifty list-manager system available for free from zenbe.com. I liked everything about it: it was clean, fast, beautifully designed, and allowed me to organize and consult my many lists both on my phone and on my laptop. I began to put more and more of my personal organization into it, but eventually I hit a wall: I found it didn’t scale well. Furthermore it has a few bugs that I have trouble working around, and I slowly became aware that the developers have stopped developing it; it exists in a sad limbo of the nearly-awesome but dead. So it’s with deep regret that I announce it’s time to jump ship. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for December, 2009
Drama alert! If you’ve ever wanted to portray an annoying Californian, a lumberjack or a stoner on the big screen — and by big I mean at least laptop-sized — then read on.
The Bad Mintons — that street-hustling superbusker band of Chet Lyster, myself and a cast of dozens — will be shooting a pop video this January for our super-mega-ultra-hit cassingle “Snazzy Portland.” It is our most popular song ever, and we believe that with the right video it might actually sell one or two copies of our nearly-released record, or at least amuse more of our friends.
But it’s 2009 in Portland and we’re all unemployed. We have no budget — but we do have a plan. Right now I’m asking you, our friends and fans and friends-of-fans, for a little help with that. Read the rest of this entry »