The truth is that there is a whole wealth of customers out there just waiting for you. They have no one else to turn to. You coming to their home is cheaper than any of the larger consulting firms that don’t really want their business anyway. And, it is more convenient and personal than going down to the Apple store. What they really need is someone they can trust who is willing to help them find a solution.
As I said in my original post, they need a Frustration Removal Agent and Simplifier of Difficult Things. They don’t have anyone like that around or, if they do, it is a their slightly nerdy nephew who they feel bad about always having to call for this stuff anyway. They want to pay someone and not feel bad. They want help finding a solution from someone that does this for a living. They want you.
Have you ever thought of being a Mac Consultant? Well, I’ve been one for almost 20 years now. My original post about it three years ago has become one of the definitive posts on the subject (seriously, search Google for “How to be a mac consultant” and my post will be right next to Apple’s consultant page). In this updated “living” post I plan to dump all of my current thoughts about it and keep updating it as more thoughts and subjects come up. Stay tuned.
Made With Paper. I was looking at properties in town with potential. This apartment is on a hot corner lot, but the owners have put very little into it. I’ll try to find a photo of it. I’ve added vines to fill in the empty stucco. over the years, if its kept neat, it will help blend in with the trees behind. I’ve also added grasses, bushes, and trees in front. This covers up the current asphalt decay, and breaks up the exposure to the tenants apartments. Where there is deck space I’ve added a purgola, and curtains to increase privacy, and regulate noise. Just an idea to ‘Build Belleville’
Joey (my housemate) was wondering how to define “The sound from star wars, and a bunch of rap songs”. To start our research we dabbled in some word assoc. and a quick google. The result? The Deep Note [Odd name].
If you’re first reaction had something to do with your hair, click here
For the rest of us,
Who knew there were 30 sounds happening at once. Kanye & Jon Brion worked that magic on Gone, the orchestral finale of Late Registration?
Oh.. and then ole’ James Moorer whips up a quick 20,000 lines of code.
The score consists of a C program of about 20,000 lines of code. The output of this program is not the sound itself, but is the sequence of parameters that drives the oscillators on the Audio Signal Processor (ASP). That 20,000 lines of code produce about 250,000 lines of statements of the form “set frequency of oscillator X to Y Hertz”.
So.. next time you talk through those previews, stop, and listen. The Doctor is preaching some serious gospel to a 30 piece computer choir.
I just stole this from Wikipedia
Source: SoundCloud / Moises R.R.
Photography for me has changed now. You know, now everybody is a photographer, but nobody thinks about light, they use fucking flash on a camera. Do you know the worst photographer in the world? We actually are quite friendly, Terry Richardson. Terrible! Horrible! He could not take a picture that depended on lighting. Sucks! His father, Bob Richardson was a fashion photographer, there is a really good picture that Bob took of me on my website, and I knew Bob a bit before he passed away. But he used to tell Terry he was a bad photographer. So now I do it, taking on Bob’s role. So Terry thought when his father passed away, maybe it was over but it’s not over, because every time I see Terry I say, “You are bad, you suck” Because he takes pictures with flash on his camera, and against your face and click, and click and click, and says “Wonderful, wonderful” “that’s great! That’s great!” but I never moved an inch. He photographed me for INTERVIEW, and I really did not want this guy to photograph me, but I agreed to do it. I went and they had racks of clothes, but I wore a black suit and tie, and I never changed my expression, yet he took a million pictures of me. I was determined to control the picture. So I looked at him, and he tried everything he could to get me laughing but I would do nothing. He stood in front of me, and he’s even got his assistant changing cards for him, but I never moved, I never changed expression. I gave him a good picture, but he still is the worst. Because photography to me, is about light and feeling, and you can do so much with that. With the flash on, the camera straight in your face, it does nothing. It wipes out everything. It is good sometimes, you know, paparazzi kind of pictures of the moment.