Sunday, July 29, 2007

Walk Like a Man: Blood, Sweat, and Queers

There is a movement going on that started with the San Francisco Fog. Another revolutionary leap of the gay community and their place culture; and in our case, gays and sports.

The International Gay Rugby Association and Board had a tournament last year called the Bingham Cup.

Take a moment to recognize for yourself what is more cheeky, the acronym IGRAB or that fact that gay rugby is international.

The Fog retained the cup since it's inception in 2003. The first tournament was with 6 teams and has progressed competitively and in media presence. It now boasts over 30 IGRAB teams participating from all over the world to share the camaraderie of rugby, Party, compete, check out hotties, and to honor the tournament's namesake, Mark Bingham. Bingham was our teammate before his death on Sept 11, 2001.


In preparation for the tournament, training and mental focus was incredible. All fires burned to illuminate the goals of honor and victory. This fire was put to focus by our head coach, Sean the Fat (STF), who recently became a father. My congratulations. Under his coaching, I understood what the word team could really represent.


This is where the story shifts back to the media. The folks at Lost in Vision have been in post production of a film called, Walk Like a Man: Blood, Sweat, and Queers. It is a documentary of the 2006 Bingham Cup in New York City, NY.


As a Graduate from the Washington State University School of Communications, this is what I speak of when I say, “Anticipating the fruits of my generation.” I contemplate the film's venue well as my place in its content. Don't misunderstand me, I am comfortable in my role on a gay rugby team. I'm convinced the film will show I played to the best of my abilities, I'm just worried about my image when playing off the pitch. ;-)

My hope for the film is that we smash the gay stereo type, then hurl the broken chunks at Dick Cheney's motorcade as he drives to the next GOP fund raising event. A media sledgehammer is a preferable tool when renovating corrupt democracy.





Media exposure is just more beginnings for the Fog whom, just this last season, adopted a successful women's side. I'm excited for the film to help bang the rainbow-colored gong, waking people from their media fostered stereo types.

In spirit of beginnings, I can't give away the ending, but please check out the trailer.






Did you catch me 10 seconds into the trailer? nobody on the field did. ;)

D9C




Thursday, July 26, 2007

Linux: It's Not Just for Servers Anymore

After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop. "This is the next great battle, and this is where Linux has never really been before -- Linux as a consumer product"
Full article

Caution: rant ahead

Damn, I hate being right all the time. Linux and the open source community are always the first to adopt technology on the internet.

I've been telling my clients about the power in social networks and blogging for months.
I go to the magazine rack a couple months later - BAM! - Wired comes out with an article proselytizing what cyberspace marketers have been practicing. I guess the magazine helps to bring everyone else up to speed.

Just wait for the Democracy TV aka Miro to make the front page of Wired, then we'll know I wasn't just talking shit. By that time, I will have already moved on to other things.

Sorry about that. What I meant to say was, hooray for Linux!

Linux users facilitate everything great in software and cyberspace. Now fit for your home computer.
D9C

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tux the Linux penguin.

Original post at rangit.com

Tux the penguin. The official mascot for Linux. It was originally drawn by Larry Ewing but later branched out into different designs by many different people. Below are 32 of the coolest images of Tux pictures mostly as either a bully or a tattoo on hot mamas. Some of the tux images below would make a great wallpaper. =)

  1. Confused
  2. confused

  3. See No evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
  4. see hear speak

  5. Tux Wars
  6. tux wars

  7. Violent Tux
  8. violent

  9. Thirsty Tux
  10. thirsty

  11. Tux The Gangster
  12. gangster

  13. Tux On The Ass
  14. ass

  15. Tux On The Tummy
  16. tummy

  17. Tux On The Heart
  18. heart

  19. Spaghetti Strap Tux
  20. sp

  21. Semi Naked Tux On Tummy
  22. semi

  23. Tux On Hips
  24. hips

  25. Surfboard Tux
  26. surfboard

  27. Partially Hidden Tux
  28. partially hidden

  29. Tux On Santa Rina
  30. santa

  31. Shoulder Tux
  32. shoulder

  33. Spaghetti Strap Tux 2
  34. sp2

  35. Tux In Kill Bill
  36. kill bill

  37. Tux At The Privates
  38. crotch

  39. Tux Nested Between The Valley
  40. valley

  41. Cute Tux Triplets
  42. triplets

  43. Tux Quadruplets
  44. quadruplet

  45. Think Tux
  46. thinking

  47. Jumping Tux
  48. jumping

  49. Tux In School
  50. chool

  51. Urinating Tux
  52. urinating

  53. Tux In The Matrix
  54. matux

  55. Baby Tux
  56. babytux

  57. Tux In Shoes
  58. shoes

  59. Tux Sleeping
  60. sleeping

  61. Ninja Tux
  62. ninja

  63. Tux The Apple
  64. apple

  65. Tux Infected
  66. infected

  67. DJ Tux
  68. headphone

  69. PikaTux
  70. pikatux

  71. iPodTux
  72. ipod

Monday, July 23, 2007

Switching software, friend in the hospital, Monster.com finds my nudes

Linux
I've abandoned Kiba-dock for AWN. Much faster and less buggy. Installed and looking at GNUCash. I removed the bottom panel from my windows manager and put the needed buttons like "trash" on the top panel by right clicking, "add to panel."

Rugby.
Played in the Palo Alto Sevens tournament and had a blast. On a sad note, the tournament ended with my friend Jeremy breaking his tibia and fibula. He was carried off the field in a stretcher. the most recent news is that he is having complications with his surgery and is currently in the ICU.

Marketing.
Using my freelance work to beef up my resume on Monster.com. I am planning to get a real job first then help out with the Balls Out Ball auction site.
Oh, my past is catching up with me. On Monster there is a button to check out that searches your name in cyberspace. My modeling pictures are there. Any company I would want to work for should realize the amount of myspace hits I've able to generate with those photos. Just another potent concoction to bring wanted content to audiences. Marketing with bite.

I often see my marketing endeavors as experiments in my lab. These pictures are proof that I've been using my self as a guinea pig.

It's not my fault I've got a sexy body. ;)
It is my fault that you want your Myspace to cross market with your business.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My first 48 hours with Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu before. The goal of this post is to reflect on a efficient path to a unlock the personalization power of Ubuntu Linux.

Internet connection is key.

Ubuntu sucks shortly after instillation. Thankfully Feisty Fawn has made friends with my RT2561/RT61 wireless drivers. It made it a snap compared to Edgy. The internet is your library in which to constuct your computing environment. It is much putting pieces together like Legos, not everyone constructs their imagination in the same way.

I chose to install Ubuntu i386 edition.
I have a 64 bit AMD processor but from my previous encounter with software incompatibility. I wanted to save myself some hassles. I opted for the i386 to save myself more work later making it compatible to run 32 bit software (like flash).

I have the same reasoning for not choosing Kubuntu. It's highly customizable, but I don't want that much choice. Plus most instructions you'll find on the help forums are made for ubuntu.

I've been with Linux exclusivly for 5 months. Windows XP is tucked away my desk. I would break my licence agreement should I install XP on another computer. ;)

first hour.
hiccups with wireless.
My wireless driver connected in 30 minutes. It had some trouble. Found out that the trouble was because I had my Ethernet card plugged into a hub and connected to a router. the automatic network tool didn't like activating both cards at the same time. I removed the cables from the back of the computer and the wireless card functions exactly like it should.

Automatix2.
I need to get my mp3s up and running, since those codecs aren't included in ubuntu, I used automatix to download Google earth and Picassa. Unessential, but because my last installation (64bit) couldn't run them I had to have them. Apparently, there are some problems with Automatix, I haven't experienced any.

Amraok.
A KDE program, but a few clicks and Ubuntu downloads all the Libs you'll need to run this program. Podcasts like Linux Reality, can be organized and moved to my iPod with little configuration through this one program. In addition. I've been digitizing my music for a while now and have all kinds of duplicates as a result. Amarok gives you the power to organize and delete files from the hard drive through it's interface. iTunes just puts up that "!" graphic and leaves you high and dry. All those WMA files that iTunes converted to ACC that I later changed to MP3 - easy to identify and eliminate.

Gaim.
Instant messaging for my AIM, Yahoo, and Gmail all in one place. I heard the name changed to Pidgin. I have gaim and I'll check out pidgin when I get around to it.

KeepassX.
Excellent program for managing the passwords for my many web accounts. Database files compatible with windows.

Utorrent.
Linux torrent downloader. I liked Bitcomet for windows, but have yet to find something similar for Linux.

Firefox Extensions.
Download status bar.
Del.icio.us bookmarks.
Morning Coffee. =)
Fasterfoxit
gspace. (for use with gmail)
greasemonkey.
(still trying to figure out the potential with this one.)
Tiny menu.
Use this then customize your menu bar (right click on top bar, select "customize") and move all your navigation buttons to the top. select the tiny icons buttons.
Foxmarks. I enjoy this extension because it syncs my work, portable Firefox (located in my iPod), and my home bookmarks. However, I think there is an issue with syncing Linux and windows versions of Firefox.
FoxyTunes. remote control music from firefox
Favinconizetab. set up to shrink the tab size with one click
Adblock plus. Hate ads?
Adblock Filterset.G Updater. <3
Dictionary search highlight a word and right click. a definition is a click away.

Extensions for Myspace, web design, and Marketing.
Stumbleupon is the only one I don't consider optional.
Downloadthemall.
webdeveloper toolbar.
trialfire. (for my marketing project)
StumbleUpon.

Firefox themes.
All of them are black to match my desktop wallpaper.
NASA theme.
Redshift=)
OldFactory
MidnightFox

Search engines:
you know that little search engine field in the top right hand corner? click the drop down menu and select Manage search engines. then, click get more search engines.
Del.icio.us
Technorati

there are more. at the bottom of the search engine page is. you can follow my trail for

  1. Browse through more search engines at mycroft.mozdev.org
  2. You can use the Advanced Search to browse the categories and search by country or language.
  3. Computer/File Sharing
  4. Scroll down to TorrentSpy
  5. enjoy the torrents that torrent spy has to offer.
Day 2
3d Desktop time!

Compiz
I am addicted to this feature. It is eye candy for other people who hear me go on about linux but dismiss my enthusiasm for being a geek. For me, it is a way to organize my windows to get each desktop environment happily individualized. My mind can

I had to choose between Beryl or Compiz. Either one takes more effort than all the previous installs combined. I had fun with Beryl last time and decided to try it's sister program Compiz.

Kiba Doc.

I saw the video with the icons flying across the screen and the user whipping them around with the mouse. It needed a lot of customizing to get it to work for me. and it is kinda buggy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Back in black

Sorry about the absence of posts. I've been without a consistent internet connection for 3 months.

Since I now have DSL at home, I've got great things lined up for the the rest of the year. This Blog will follow my exploits through building, using, and excelling at Linux as an end user.

This post marks the end of a serious modeling career endeavor. I like posing naked so, I'll do that for fun and profit. However, now I want to move into marketing and using open source to accomplish my goals.

I didn't go anywhere (if you're wondering where I was.) Just living life here in the regular world in the city by the bay and hiding in the shadows of cyberspace.




See you soon!