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Good Lord! [Jun. 29th, 2008|08:34 am]
Mr. Mips
You're still here? Actually, KIRKWOOD BALLERS CLUB is about to start back up. With the actual TIGHT BROS NETWORK support, etc.

Anyway, i'm cooking some bangers right now. Fyi, they look like dolphin dicks. Hopefully they taste a little better than that.


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Creamcheese fingerprint [Mar. 3rd, 2007|11:52 pm]
Mr. Mips
[Earworm |Work like a Latino]

Aye yae yae! If I could be insensitive to my US brethren for a moment and say : an American will tell you what job to do though a Latino will show you how to do it! Enough said on that. Obviously I am enjoying my job, the food is high quality and the clientelle is bangin. Guess it is beneficial to have a boss who also owns a spa, maybe someday I will go for the 'Day at the Spa' treatment. I've never actually had a massage, sounds nice. Work harder, faster, clean clean clean.

In other news, aye yae yae! So I came close to screwing the pooch again. Thankfully i'm here, we're all here and safe, let's move forward. The horizon is brighter and so much more appealling when you don't have to be constantly looking over your shoulder, with or without reason. Nuff.

Btw, may I recommend the Nutella Pannino? It's Nutella on Toscano bread with sliced bananas, then hot pressed for a few minutes. Decadant and delicious, a perfect Mipswich! All of our cookies, cupcakes and bagels are made fresh in house every morning, try a few of each, you WILL thank me.

"The best part of a diet is the agony of defeat."


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Re-entering the world of the gainfully employed [Feb. 20th, 2007|04:54 pm]
Mr. Mips
So I turned in an application, went to the interview and now will be making my first appearance on the line at the Belly General Store (Va Hi). Just in the nick of time too, the fridge was looking real, real pathetic.

Jean Louis-Costes is at Eyedrum tonight and Akron Family is at The Earl. Akron Family costs $2 more though the environment would be probably better suited to my current state. So which one? I went to the Sounds from the Pocket Presidents Day fest yesterday so maybe a change of pace for tonight? If you want the answer, call me about 10:30 tonight and ask 'where you at?'.

Speaking of the fest yesterday, apparently one of my new roles in the social scene is to 'keep the boy in line' or something. It goes a little like this: i'm sitting a few seats down from an attractive young lady. apparently, the boy (her date i assume) upset her and so she came and set next to me. Boy/date snaps to attention, maybe a query of 'what's wrong', etc. He must of seen me thumbing through my playbook (ha, just kidding there). Next time i'm playing for keeps, now see here! Anyway, this all sounds stupid, at least I enjoyed myself (with the music and fest, thanks Justin!).


Imagine ya later!

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howdy [Feb. 16th, 2007|09:19 pm]
Mr. Mips
I'll be damned, it's been almost a year since i've posted on my Livejournal. So what's been up? If I could sum up the last 11 months in a word, that word would be.. hmmm. I'll fill in the details later, maybe over some pillow talk (ha ha, jk. not really, holla). Anyway, I looked out the window and the world is still here, I guess that's considered to be a Good Thing™.

Have the space aliens shown themselves yet? When we launch our missions to other planets, are our probes and rovers considered to be illegal immigrants/undocumented workers? Not sure, I guess NASA has all that figured out by now. Note to self: an aluminum foil hat only works well as a conversation piece at parties.

See ya!

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i made a little ditty for my friend Chuck McCarthy [Mar. 15th, 2006|03:04 am]
Mr. Mips
Chuck's been working through the process of getting hired at Adult Swim and thought a little song may help his efforts.

The songs on my myspace page and you can check out some of his work on his website www.chuckmccarthy.com



----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: chuck
Date: Mar 15, 2006 12:33 AM

It's been a long time. I shouldn't have left you without a phat beat to step to, so here it is, the newest hot song about me Hire Charles McCarthy by MR. Mips.

If anyone wants to make a dance remix of this song, that would be cool.

The battle may be over, but the war has just begun!
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Mr. Mips
Every Monday at Lenny's Bar

All people welcome

sign up early cause that shit fills up fast

always (sorry my little sparrow)

Baller Beer

KIRKWOOD BALLERS CLUB was founded March 1, 2004 by Tight Bros Network
and is hosted by Bean "there is no excuse" Summer.

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STICKFIGURE SHOWCASE 2006 @ THE DRUNKEN UNICORN, Jan. 26/27/28 [Jan. 24th, 2006|03:35 pm]
Mr. Mips
January 26, 27, 28
@ The Drunken Unicorn


I'll be working the merch table, swing by and holla at me. Check out the goods, purchase some new and independent homegrown music. you so nice, thank you.


Thursday, January 26th

the subliminator

DJ Dry Lungs in the cafe

Friday, January 27th

me and him call it us (cd release show)
coulier (cd release show)
I would set myself on fire for you

DJ Re Com Pas in the cafe

Saturday, January 28th

blame game
electrosleep international
tenth to the moon

DJ Retconned in the cafe

See ya!

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404 Noise Fest 2006 @ Eyedrum, Saturday, January 14th [Jan. 8th, 2006|06:53 pm]
Mr. Mips
Last year they blew up the PA.
Hit em up, check em out!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Check out Eyedrum on MySpace

This night will include a label expo with a ton of merch and other goodies

Lots of cool links
Larvae, Magicicada w. Bill Coonan on Banjo & Guitar, Black Meat, Moribund, Meson, The Subliminator, The Black Blacks


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Project 168, Starts Monday, January 23rd, www.project168.co.uk [Jan. 6th, 2006|05:35 pm]
Mr. Mips

Project 168 is aimed at making musicians more productive.
The concept is to make an EP in 7 days (168 hours).
All the music you hear on the site has been made within that time.


A date for part 3 has been set!
Monday 23rd January - Monday 30th January (at 0:00 oclock)

If you would like to participate, please contact Darren with your
and he will make a page for you.

Be sure to visit the website, www.project168.co.uk for more information, results from previous projects and other goodies.


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some thoughts here on New Years Eve.. [Dec. 31st, 2005|08:24 pm]
Mr. Mips
[Emotimeter |Amorous]
[Earworm |Commodores - Easy]

verse i
Having computer issues over the last 2-3 months has been quite a sobering event! Damn you, I was enjoying about 60percent of my life.

verse ii
A tale of 2 ladies: 1 gave me a bed, the other gave me nice pink sheets. I wonder if the 3rd will appear soon as I certainly hope I know what's next! holla..

verse iii
Rootkits do not always come in the form of computer software/hardware. There have be many times in history where the form was much more human! I certainly hope my life has not been invaded by such imposters.. for those that don't know, Rootkits are similiar to 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' as what we see is not exactly how things are. They are designed for remote control and surveillance. Unfortunately, digging them out of any system is extremely difficult and takes much skill as they are designed first and foremost for stealth, a ninja is another good example. Thankfully, I am Mr. Mips, I have many ninja skills. nuff
[it has yet to be proven I was hit with a rootkit or am just fucking stupid (see verse vi)]

verse iv

verse v

verse vi
I have just come out of the most intense 3 months I think I have ever experienced (paralleling the post breakup months a couple of years ago). I still have not figured out how far out I was, I imagine this determination will come, as Paul Harvey would say, with the rest of the story.

verse vii
2005 had some serious bad sucking

verse viii

verse ix

verse x
i'm running out of thoughts, will get back to you after another tallboy.

verse xi

verse xii
I'm working on shedding the 'chiseled marble' look and am heading towards a more 'polished pearl' appearance. I'll let you know how it goes.

verse xiii
Vitruvius is working on his very own Debian based distro designed just for cats. I'm sure a live cd will also be available.

verse xiv
Through all of this I have actually created some art and developed some techniques, yeah yeah it was done with a computer. some of the pieces are actually closer to 4' in width. I'm hoping to begin exploring proper ways of printing/mounting the imagery onto wood then encasing them in acrylic as I believe this would be the best way to truly bring out the depth (there are a lot of little details in the work).

verse xv
Everyone should lock down their wireless using WEP or even better a RADIUS server. Also, implement MAC address filtering so only computers with the MAC addresses you specify can be on the network (this is not failsafe as MAC addresses can be spoofed). Yeah sure, it would be great if we all had this nice open networks and everyone could just surf along. Unfortunately, some of those folk surfing along may be sniffing some of your packets and with WiFi, they only need to be sitting in a car, up the street!

verse xvi
I'm not referring to Macintosh when I say MAC address (see previous verse). MAC address is a hardware address unique to network connected devices. Look it up in Google.

verse xvii

verse xviii
It is quite possible, if your network has had open wifi for some time, there may be a few bugs floating around internally. Hackers like to leave little backdoors so they may easily revisit such graciousness, or just over the internet.

verse xix
If you suspect a computer isn't 'normal', remove the hard drives and fucking pave them on a secure, clean system. Paving as in end to end, sector to sector, bit to bit paving, minimum 3 times, some folk recommend that 7 times type of paving. Paving a drive on a suspected system does nothing except waste your time. Flash the BIOS, Reset Open Firmware, etc as little buggies like to hide here waiting to hook in to the next available boot strap.

verse xx
Rootkits will not be detected by Anti-Virus or Spyware software. Sorry.

verse xxi
It may be good measure to have at least one clean computer around for paving and other forensic/emergency measures (see verse xix). This computer should not be connected in anyway to the normal network or to the outside world. Creative thinking is of the upmost importance here regarding how to install/update and maintain such a system.

verse xxii
Setting up a box with Debian Linux (www.debian.org) is a good start on having an external clean system though downloading and burning the OS on a suspected system may not be such a great idea. Burn the ISO image of the Net Install version, it is 180MB. Boot with the CD and the installer will download the software it needs. The partition manager that comes with Debian is a start down a well paved road though it doesn't do the full sector by sector overwrite. At least it zaps potential problems that may be hiding and waiting to load if the disk is mounted with another OS.

verse xxiii
Isn't this so much fun? It's all so educational, and fun like.

verse xxiv
Aren't the built-in mics on all of our laptops and computers really cool? It's like we have a little recording studio all around us. (continued next verse)

verse xxv
Not all bugs are so obvious. A Rootkit, for example, can easily turn your computers microphones on and off, all without knowledge of the user. Even checking the Sound control panels, etc would still show them as being muted, off or uninstalled. Isn't technology fucking great?

verse xxvi

verse xxvii
As with sound devices, rootkits can control any aspect of the computer like those little homing devices, er uh, I mean WiFi cards (Airport, etc) they've started putting inside the laptops and computers. They can be on even when they show they are off. The only preventitive measure here is to remove the internal card completely and just use a PCMCIA external card when a WiFi connection is needed.

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