OptimumDesk.exe / ODService CPU hog won’t uninstall

My last 24 hours: 1) Did the steps in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyYB07SUPcI&feature=youtu.be to confirm the title executables were the reason dad’s win10 machine blared at 99% cpu usage unless in safe mode — did all those steps with every instance of eventvwr or task manager taking upwards of 4 minutes to load. 2) Found this, which confirmed […]

Serendipitous gifts

“The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.” James Baldwin Just now, I texted everyone I have a current iMessage conversation with “Thank you for being human with me”. It is because […]

Process of a digitally edited watercolor

This is a 6 inch by 4 inch watercolor postcard. I used watercolor pens, tea, ballpoint and pencil. I used the above self-photograph image as a reference.

The journey that began thrice

Originally, I was planning to leave for Spokane last Friday, giving myself a whole day to prep for the house show I was to be headlining in Spokane on Saturday. Alas, a 3 hour brake job ended up taking all day long on Thursday, setting me back and causing me to be working late on […]

A place to lay my head

Over the last two days, with the guidance and collaboration of my friend Chris, I used a hacksaw, a jigsaw, both a table AND hand held grinder, an oxygen torch, assisted with two types of power saws and a drill press and all sorts of other shit I don’t even remember, in order to make […]


It’s become so amazing to me how much commonly-accepted forms of dialogue are just flat out silencing, erasing, entitled fucking bullshit. Not long ago I would feel ‘irrationally’ slighted over it, and blame my ‘damage’ for my ‘sensitivity’ and wonder what was wrong with me. Fuck that noise. I ain’t internalizing that manipulative crap anymore. […]

Finding Amanda: An internet love story

Amanda Palmer and Courtnee Fallon Rex Photographed by Steve Kuhn The Art of Asking Book Tour. Sat, November 22, 2014. First Unitarian Church – Los Angeles When I was young, I thought I had all the answers. Or at least, I thought I knew the problems, the deeper causes of the things I was seeing […]

Revenge of the nerds.

Due to recent experience and lessons therein, I am purposely avoiding reading about the sorority murders or following the story right now. But what’s most interesting about that, is how little I need to follow that story in order to grasp what’s going on. Of all the murmurs I have heard about Elliot, and what […]

Brothers: A tale of two sons

The game itself was equally amazing.

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.

“For in that city there is neurosis in the air which the inhabitants mistake for energy.” ― Evelyn Waugh The New York subway has its own distinctive scent, like a cocktail of black tar and metal shavings, that I immediately find familiar and comforting every time I retun. You’d think it would mostly smell like […]

Living lean: cleaning out clutter in my life.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my house, and how I got to this place of being EXCITED to live in ~200sft, from where I was when I was younger. At one point when I was about 15, I realized that I’d never be able to run away from home unless I figured out what […]


I’m batting around an idea that would address a few of my short term goals in one plan. The fledgling concept is: a paid subscription, to be added to an exclusive G+ circle, that I would broadcast my music rehearsal/experimentation to, via Google Hangouts. Or something to that effect. I’d like to be on for […]

Sometimes you just gotta get a little tipsy, smoke some weed, make a little music and watch a fuckin’ action movie. Ya know? Safe House is SNAPPY so far. Woooo!

I was thinking on the bus ride home today, after sleeping until 1pm at the office, that maybe I’d be a good idea to find a gun and blow my brainstem out. I worked on this instead.

My hands hurt and I can’t feel my ass. Must be working on websites and designing shit a lot lately.

More innovation: Now offering iPhone cases

As a working artist I’ve found that it’s easy to get people to ooh and ahh over your artwork, but it’s not so easy to sell the art and make a living, even when you have a supportive following. Part of the cause, in addition to cost factors, is that often people don’t consider themselves […]

Taking myself to dinner after a frustrating day of raging PMS and unacceptable tech cuntery. At least my dinner is awesome.

I am developing quite a dislike for large format printers..

My experience with Breathing Color (http://www.breathingcolor.com/) has been exceptionally satisfactory. They shipped quickly, had great prices, and a tech followed up with me the day I was supposed to receive my stuff to give me his contact information in case I ran into problems, and make sure I had all the information I needed to […]

Bye Bye Baby

Packed up for the Synth Spa, thanks to a keyboard case, grocery bags, packing tape, and an entire roll of purple duct tape. Complete with working wheels and top handle. Godspeed little buddy.

Life in a Box – Update

Hello Life in a Box backers and enthusiasts, I’m excited to let you know that I’ve just ordered the materials needed to do my own canvas printing and stretching for Life in a Box! After comparing multiple price quotes for printing the project that literally wiped out the projects budget (the online promotional price I […]


“It’s really hard to hate someone for being different when you’re too busy laughing together.” -George Takei

Just an FYI for pandora app users on the iPhone: If you use rotate lock, you may have been missing out on some important functionality, like me.

Video game collaboration idea: Mixed gameplay, dramatic plot-driven, 60 playable hours — varied and beautiful high production value, in chapters, with cinematics to continue the story. It would be difficult to die, however if you do, you will have to start the entire story over, even if you die at hour 56 of it. 150 […]