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I am a computer guy, technology nerd, and photographer. I shoot Nikon both digital and film. I enjoy dark, moody art and am looking to book models to shoot non standard and alternative photos.
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2017 Updates

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:18

Lately life has been keeping me on my toes. I'm going to try and post updates here more often to try and work on sharpening my  writing skills.Anyways, in a nutshell here is whats been going on:>> I am still running Alchemy @ Effex Nightclub Its been a blast for the past three years but I think all of the staff are starting to feel burned out. We are looking for new ways to keep things interesting and how to keep running the night with all of us being busy or moving soon.>> I am in the works to move to Seattle in the next few months. I have lived out here in the wasteland for most of my life, but I feel I need new horizons, and I want to work in a more competitive field and do amazing things. Everything out here feels rather stagnant and old, which has been hampering my creativity. Changes in latitude, changes in attitude...>> Music wise, I have done nothing at all lately and I need to change this. I got an Ableton Push from Anotnious which I love, but I still haven't written anything great with it yet. I want to make some new music but I just haven't had the time. >> Busniess wise Apothecary Noir has been taking off and its great to see it thriving, but again this is another time sink. I am very proud of what Deyona has created and im proud to be a part of it, but running your own business on top of having a normal job is quite time consuming.>> Defcon Badges -- Been working on this with a large team of friends this year (shout out to DCZia.) Its coming along and im excited to see what crazy stuff we come up with. I will post some new images soon about our new badge design.>> I built another desk. This one is just particle board and some 4x4's for legs with two support beams under the main desk surface. Cheap and quick to make. Also I got some KEF Q100's to replace my aging B&W's. Here is a pic for the desk setup as of early 2017:

Running a goth night is hard

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:17

For the last year and a half I have been helping run Phenox and now Alchemy which are the local weekly “Goth Nights” at Effex Nightclub. I wanted to write up a bit about the nights and how things have gone, and where we want to go.I started working at Phenox by accident mostly. I think I was standing in the back one day talking about how much better it could be if they just put some more work into it; At the time for visuals they were just looping music videos that were on the house laptop which consisted of mostly popular hip hop and rap videos. Not the best background videos for a goth / industrial / alternative club night. I didn’t realize it but one of the guys running it was nearby and said, well why don’t you help out? I thought it over and said, yeah I can throw down some visuals next week. A year and a half later I now co run the night with Kenny. What a strange ride its been.First off I wanted to thank Phenox / Daniel for starting this whole night. The goth scene had been mostly dead and there had not been a weekly night for some time. Out of nowhere Daniel got the biggest nightclub in town to give us Wednesdays to throw an event. It started off slow, but we all built an amazing night together.Today we run every Thursday downstairs at the main room at Effex. We moved to Thursdays since we had noticed less people were able to make it out Wed nights, and Thursdays was always the traditional day for these nights going back to KGB and before. We have a number of rotating DJ’s, a resident VJ (me) and a number of helpers and support staff. Running an alternative night is not as easy as I had expected. We do this for free because we love the scene and the music. I have not made a dime off of this night, and I have spent countless hours making flyers, websites, logos and branding, and visuals for the night. I just wanted there to be a fun place to go for us alternative folks who can listen to good music, have a drink and dance or relax. Regardless I am happy with what we have been able to make, and the awesome support of Effex and our DJ’s / crew. Without Kenny, Daniel, Carlos, Pi, Brian, Spencer, Marino, Ehrin, Kate, Paul, Defiant and everyone else who has helped out in any way we would not have this night.I hope in the coming months that we can continue bringing you some amazing rotating DJ’s and some new events and theme nights. We want to keep adding to the night and have some more things going on to entertain people. We have some theme nights in the works to spice up the weekly events, and are working on getting some stickers / shirts made for giveaways. Check out the Alchemy Facebook Page and to keep up to date!

Phenox -- Setlist Feb 10th 2016

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:38

Sometimes I get to DJ at club in addition to doing Visuals and helping run the night.Last week we had a DJ who was gonna be a bit late so I got to spin some tracks. I switched to Traktor 2 recently and I like it so far. Here is the playlist for Feb 10th 2016.squaremeter - aswaddisplacer - the waiting placeTrentmoller — nightwalkerDirk Geiger - So what do you sayIVardensphere — BloodwaterMinefield — Out thereCrystal Method - Keep Hope AliveComaduster — Dust Hymm (Purity Ring)PowerGlove — NightforceTRST - Bulbiform

2016 Blog Update

Friday, 29 January 2016 19:42

2016 is here already. I bought DeskPM to try and help me get more blog posts up since I really am not a big fan of the blogger interface.Anyways expect to see some posts on Modular Synths, VJ stuff, and other general tech / hardware / auto things.Here is a random pic of my Turing Machine pre build to see if DeskPM will work with my blogger acct.

PAX Prime 2015!

Monday, 14 September 2015 12:21

     Another PAX has come and gone for Cnidarium and I. We first went to PAX Prime 2014 when she won the 2K Games / Gearbox costume contest as Moon Moxxi. We had so much fun there that we decided to go to every PAX that we could from then on. We next went to PAX South 2015, which was the inaugural year for it. PAX South was fun but had a much smaller, but more intimate feeling. Finally this years PAX Prime has come and gone. It was a lot of fun and it now seems like it just blew by.    We came up to Seattle to stay with our friend Steve from ESI Media for two days. He gave us a tour of the city and we got to checkout out the various districts since we are thinking of moving up to Seattle at some point.    On our first day we stopped by Gasworks Park which was on the lake and has a huge industrial pumping station in it. The park and view of the city was amazing. Next we went to the Experience Music Project museum since they had a collection of costumes from Star Wars, and other Sci-Fi films. They also had an exhibit on fantasy films and costumes. The EMP was very cool, and I recommend checking it out if you are in Seattle.Gasworks Park machinerySeattle Bridge / FreemontEMP Museum with Deckard's car from BladerunnerEMP Star Wars costume exhibit    Finally PAX was upon us. This year PAX seemed a bit less crowded. I'm not sure if attendance was down or if it could be from the re-organization of some of the expo floor. PAX always has too much to do over the course of four days and we mostly wanted to see the new games in the main expo hall.    The lines to play the major game titles are usually pretty long so we didn't get to play any of the big titles this year. We did get to watch people playing Battleborn and it looks like it will be a blast. It seems to incorporate some aspects of all the popular FPS games such as rocket jumping from the Quake days, more modern things like superpowers ala Destiny, and lots more.Battleborn. So hyped for this.     Fallout 4 had a big booth at PAX but I did not get to see any gameplay from it sadly. I did get to play a few games over in the Indie Megabooth and other Indie areas. Here are a few that stood out:Grapple: A cool little platformer where you use a grapple to swing from platforms floating in space to reach the end of the level. Seems fun and you can take a few paths through the levels depending on how good you can aim some of your swinging leaps.Below: This is a very stylized rpg that has a Sword and Sworcery feel but without the 8-Bit asthetic. Looks really well drawn, and I want to check this out.Hyper Light Drifter: Be still my heart. I kickstarted this way back and it was good to see the team on the floor showing it off. HLD has a Zelda meets Cyberpunk feel to it. The animations are amazing and the sound design is awesome as well. I went up to buy a poster and told one of the dev's that I kickstarted it awhile back and he stood up and gave me a hug. Was very cool to see that they care about the fans that helped get the game off the ground. Check this our for sure.Hyper Light Drifter. Yessssssssssss!The Rust Belt: This is a rad little top down arcade game where you drive a truck through the wasteland and attach a grapple cable to junk you find to swing it around behind you and destroy enemies. Very fun and easy to play, looking forward to this as well.    Finally for the rest of pax we checked out the Cards Against Humanity / Exploding Kittens hall. Got to play with some kittens in a "non-exploding kittens" play area. We then ran around and went to some panels, and hung out with some folks. Got to meet Eve Beaugard, and Vensy props this trip which was rad. Hung out with Lyz, Hillary, and Issac and checked out some parties. I also got to hang with Gabe Shaw for a bit which was nice. Will be looking forward to seeing him tour with Combichrist / The Birthday Massacre this year back here in town.Overall PAX was a blast as usual. We did a ton more at the con but I just wanted to write up about some of the games we saw and give some general photos for folks who were not there. If you get a chance, check it out!For some more photos check out my flicker Pax Prime 2015 Album


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