Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir Live “Cloudburst”

I love Eric Whitacre’s work. His music speaks deeply to me. His Virtual Choir pieces, though, achieves the highest levels of awesome. This one, Cloudburst (where gets bonus points from me as he based on an Octavio Paz poem) is stunning. Inspired by a Midwestern thunderstorm, the song captures the audio essence of the storm. Read More …

Keyboxes, Wild Goose Chases, and This Afternoon

In the Seattle area, we real estate agents use electronic keyboxes to access houses. Which means, when we list a home, someone needs to zip to the property and put one on. My team put a house on the market yesterday, and we really wanted to get the keybox on today. So, after getting copies Read More …

Cakes and Heads

Head Cake, Katherine Dey on dionisopunk.com A post shared by Dioniso Punk (@dionisopunk) on Jul 2, 2017 at 12:09pm PDT   French aristocrats Their talk of “let them eat cake” Then losing their heads   This is just a bit of an experiment to see how Instagram’s embed feature works. Looks like it’s too good, Read More …

And now, Google Music

I value knowing what’s going on in the tech world. Yet, there is so much change, coming so fast, that sometimes I miss the obvious. I subscribed to YouTube Red some time ago. My focus: ad elimination. So much of my family’s video time is spent on YouTube, so it was a prudent investment. I Read More …

A few recommended Real Estate articles

As you may know, I work in the real estate industry. I’m a licensed real estate agent, though currently don’t have my license with a brokerage, and work in the construction sector. With that, I watch the industry closely. These articles below cover national trends, which do impact us at a local level, somewhat. New Read More …

The importance of my calendar, and other tools 

Oh, trying to stay on top if the mania of my life. It’s not easy right now, nor has it been so in ages. Trying to get everything I want to do done is hard.  My friends and family know that I need to enter anything asked if me into my cakebdar. If that doesn’t Read More …

My weird brain, sci-fi and technology 

​My love of things geek manifests in strange ways at times. A huge fan of Ghost in the Shell, I wonder about Wi-Fi protocols and data throughput when people “think” at each other.  Or how many servers are on the Death Star? RAID drives? How much email gets sent daily? What kind of data connection Read More …

Poor Microsoft Publisher

A few days ago I disparaged poor Microsoft Publisher. Now, I really meant nothing by it. Publisher is a fine desktop publishing software package…for what it is. Far lower prices than InDesign for one. Also, if you’re familiar with Microsoft Office’s structures and navigation, the user interface will be rather intuitive. I’ve created posters, flyers, Read More …

A new productivity tool

Just discovered Best Self. After briefly skimming their site, I see a lot of potential with their productivity tools. There’s a journal that intrigues me.  It’s set up for 13 week goal setting and tracking. I like the way they break down your goals and then build out plans to make them happen.  Keeping focus Read More …

Real Estate – Construction Thought Of The Day

A client saved a lot of money by buying house plans off the internet. However, the savings are being chipped away at by the needed engineering of the plans in order to make them compliant with local zoning and Washington State laws. Not sure if, in the end, they will still save money or these Read More …