Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gauze the Savior, J. and a show

Once again, Gauze saves the day. While tech support at my webhost was fumbling along, Brian IM'd me and had me up and running in about 30 seconds. He the man.


J. Mascis was at my office today. He came in and played Rock Band. He sat down at the drums, loaded up Blitzkreig Bop and got a 92 out of 100 score on Expert. He should be in a band or something.


This Friday at AS220 for B-Sharp night...
The lineup keeps a changin' but Megasus is playing with Dave n Steve!! , Robot Dick and new band The Ram. I haven't seen Dave n Steve before, BUT;

I hear they rock...
they are from the Woon...
and they like the metal (as you can tell from their Myspace).

Cant go wrong, right?

Listings are down today, 1.30.2008

I know...I am on the phone with tech support to try and fix it.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ipod repair...if you care

So, after only a couple of years and just one accidental trip into a toilet about a year ago, my Ipod Video died. The weird thing is that it was working totally fine just moments before. Then I got some BS sad Ipod screen and warnings that the battery was dead. After the folks at the Apple store tried to convince us that it was dead and "time to buy a new one" came back to my house for a little exploratory surgery.

I am sure that tons of you have Ipods and many of you have had issues. I did my typical thing that I do with broken gear and took it all apart, gave it the stinkeye and pu it back together. Guess what? IT WORKED! I did some research and found that many people have done this same thing. There are tiny little ribbon cables that come undone and a simple reseating makes them work again.

YES! Victory. Apple will not get my money (at least, not until they make some awesome new thing which I will buy the moment it comes out, only to have it crap out 1 year and 1 day later).

Here is the link on how to take that sumbitch apart: