Month: July 2003

Los Angeles 2003

music

Los Angeles 2003 – 30 July 2003 Being thus a Collection of Music that Mr. Daniel Stout acquired while in the Famed City of Los Angeles during the Month of July 2003. Peace to All. TRACKS Ken Nordine – Orange Salt n’ Pepa vs. The Stooges – Push it like a dog Cassius – Under Influence Cassius – The Sound of Violence Basement Jaxx – Jus 1 Kiss Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thing fischerspooner […]

Venice Beach

travel

I’m staying here in Silver Lake, an area of Los Angeles that’s just east of Hollywood. Spent the weekend visiting friends and doing some wine tasting up along the Central Coast. As a teaser of good things to come, here’s a photo of Venice Beach taken on Thursday. Click on the thumbnail to see the photo.

On vacation

travel

Hello, friends & readers — I’m off on vacation for a couple of weeks to sunny California. I’ll write more when I get back (hopefully with some great photos). Talk to you soon. Best, Dan

Operating Systems

computers

It struck me recently that I have daily encounters with a number of different operating systems. Is this normal? 🙂 At home, I work with Windows XP Professional. At work, I have Windows 2000 on my Dell desktop and Mac OS 9 on my Mac. I also login to Mac OS X Server on the Mac servers that I administrate. That’s four operating systems. Today my life got a little easier, because they gave me […]

Are computer games annoying?

computers

First off I’ll say I’m not much of a gamer. I own one computer game. But I must admit it’s kind of fun once in a while to blow off steam and be a gamer. My one game is Diablo II, and it’s a fantasy/adventure type game where you select a character to play and go off on “adventures” which consist mostly of slaughtering row after row of monsters and whatnot and then finding some […]

Interview in Press-Citizen

music

I was interviewed by a reporter from the Iowa City _Press-Citizen _concerning file sharing and music. The interview appeared in today’s (Sunday) paper. You can find it online here. Sunday, July 6, 2003 Music companies target Web usersSunday Q & A By Jeff Charis-Carlson For the Press-Citizen This week’s Q & A is with Daniel Stout, educational media coordinator for University Libraries. Q: Last month, the Recording Industry Association of America announced plans to file […]

Back in the city

travel

I headed up to Wisconsin on the 4th to see family, and now I’m back in the city. It was good to get away for a couple of days, but I’ve got a busy week ahead. Next week I fly out to Los Angeles to visit friends and see the city. It’s a nasty, humid heat here, and Chris says that LA will be a dry heat. Anyone have any suggestions of what to see […]

Emusic.com Redux

music

I wrote about eMusic.com back in March, and at that time I decided not to sign up. Recently, I gave eMusic a second look and really liked what I saw. My main concern was that the quality of the MP3 files was low. That has been rectified – they’re 192Kbit now. At any rate, a few days ago I signed up and got a friend to do likewise. We’ve been on a downloading mission ever […]

Lush is on tonight

music

I haven’t heard these guys in about ten years, but tonight I’m listening to a greatest hits disc from Lush called Ciao! 1989-1996. I remember writing a review of their album Spooky back in 1991 or so for a zine I was doing at the time called fish. My memory is that I may have a been a little harsh — maybe I didn’t give them enough credit at the time — but ultimately the […]