Calling all Trekkies!

There’s this very dedicated Star Trek fan group who are creating new episodes of Star Trek that are based on the original series.  They call it Star Trek New Voyages, and it looks like they have done a great job of getting actors that look similar to the original cast.  Recently they have announced that George Tekai (Mr. Sulu) will be joining them for an episode!  Pretty cool stuff, it’s amazing how much free time some people have… I’ve been spending my time lately setting up two websites.

Andrew Platter on Track10.com

My best friend Andrew Platter has his new album up on Track10.com, a music download site kind of like iTunes. They recently interviewed him about his life and music, and made it available for download as a podcast. I think it’s the first podcast where my name is mentioned! Back when I was 14 (12 years ago!) I started taking guitar lessons from a hippie in Issaquah. After every lesson, Andrew and I would get together and I would show him everything I learned. He talks about that and more in the podcast, and I was honored that he credited me with laying some of the foundations of his music. Pretty soon I’m gonna help him get PlatterMusic.com going so that his music can reach even further!

Towards the end of the podcast he mentions that I took credit for one of the songs that we co-wrote together. Ok, I guess he helped out a little – I’ll admit it. 😉

*Update* – Andrew is now going on tour with Superchick!

Zach’s Back

After a long break I’ve decided to get my character Zacchaeus up to lvl 60 in World of Warcraft. I handed him over to my pal Soini for a bit and he took him up a few levels. The problem with World of Warcraft is that you need a lot of time to play it, which is hard to come by these days! Here’s a pic of Zac in his newly acquired Engineer’s Guild hat:

For some reason his bushy eyebrows always stick through his hat 🙂

To WordPress!

Over the last week I have been working on getting all of my old data over to WordPress, a very handy dandy blogging tool that has many awesome features. I don’t really feel like coding my own stuff for the blog anymore due to lack of time, and also I feel that I’ve got a good handle on PHP/MySQL which was one of my original purposes for starting the blog back in 2004. It was kind of a pain to get all of the entries from my old hand coded database tables to the WordPress tables, but I used my elite SQL skills to make it happen. I actually designed my system a lot like how WordPress does things, which encouraged me that I did some things correctly at least 🙂 Right now I am using a theme called ‘K2’ which I am going to mod more to my liking. It’s not a blog unless it’s personal! Commenting should work, and I need to add links to my gallery and what not.

Hello from Scotland!

Well we made it safely here! The flight was a long 12.5 hours. The funny part is that the plane actually flew over Scotland to Amsterdam, and then we caught another flight back to Glasgow. The airplane we flew in to Glasgow was called a ‘Fokker 100’, which is funny for those that have seen ‘Meet the Parents’. So we stayed up for 27 hours which hurt – a lot. But because we did that we are fairly well adjusted to the time change over here. So far we have seen the downtown area where there is lots of shopping. The buildings here are all old and really magnificent. So far I haven’t had too hard a time understanding the locals, contrary to what I head from people back home. Still looking for something that says ‘Roundhill’ on it, I think we’ll find something cause lots of things end in ‘hill’ here. If there’s a ‘Scotsmanhill’ and ‘Jordanhill’ there has to be a ‘Roundhill’. Cheers!