Music: 2012 KCRW DJ picks

2012 KCRW DJ Picks

Taken from the comments:

Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular) – 10
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again (Interscope) – 7
Poolside – Pacific Standard Time (Day and Night) – 7
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (ATO) – 6
Cody Chesnutt – Landing On A Hundred (Redeye) – 4
Gary Clark Jr – Blak and Blu (Warner Bros) – 4
Grizzly Bear – Shields (Warp) – 4
Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough? (Nonesuch) – 4
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop) – 3
Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better) – 3
Django Django – Django Django (Ribbon Music) – 3
Father John Misty – Fear Fun (Sub Pop) – 3
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (Warp) – 3
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE (Def Jam) – 3
Heartless Bastards – Arrow – (Partisan) – 3
Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk (Hiatus Kaiyote) – 3
Hot Chip – In Our Heads (Domino) – 3
Jack White – Blunderbuss (Third Man/Colombia) – 3
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid: m.A.A.d. City (Interscope) – 3
Rhye – The Fall (Innovative Leisure) – 3

I know of 7 /20. Not so good, though I’ve never been a fan of Flying Lotus.

New server: imeanwebhosting

Took advantage of a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal of $19/yr web domain and hosting from imeanwebhosting. Specs aren’t bad for the hosting 2.5GB web space 25GB bandwidth.

Bad news, I forgot to backup my data from the old host and therefore lost everything. sad. All I have left of it is a cached version of what google has stored. Plus I forgot all the plugins I had.

Got to remember to do backups to the cloud for this one.

CodeAcademy: jQuery

Working through the CodeAcademy jQuery lessons. Pretty basic stuff.

After the lessons, I’m going to look into PhoneGap or jQuery Mobile to implement the UI of my app.

Hike: Temescal Canyon Loop

I really liked the Temescal Canyon Loop in Pacific Palisades. It has a 1000 feet elevation gain and the way I went it was decently steep. It takes about 2.5 hour and pretty easily accessible. To save on parking, just park on the street near the park, there should be plenty.

Also the hike has decent amount of shade but you will still want to take a hat as some places are totally exposed.

Hike: Yosemite Half Dome

Whew, it’s a looooonnnngggg hike. It took my gf and I ~15 hrs. The gf had blisters on her feet/toes so it was hard for her to walk and really hard for her to walk down steps. That was the main reason it took us so long. Plus we took a wrong turn on one of the trails going up so that made us lag along with burning energy.
I felt OK with the hike. I was pretty pumped up going up so adrenaline carried me up. The view from the top of Half Dome is pretty amazing. Wish I could’ve hung out there longer. We started at 7am and didn’t get back until 10pm in the pitch black.
I didn’t think the climbing or coming down the cables was that hard but it was scary for the gf.

Tips for Half Dome:
Carry at least 3 L of water. gf ran out of water and I drank all of min.
Go the long route: take the John Muir Trail.
Don’t bring gloves for the cables, there is a stack of gloves there.
Bring a flashlight in case.

South Bay Mobile User Group: Appcelerator

South Bay Mobile User Group had a presentation about Appcelerator tonight. It was pretty interesting using strictly javascript to create native apps. Seems like a pretty dumbed down approach but could probably work for simple apps that just connect to some kind of web service.
It has potential so going to check it out tomorrow.