It’s been a few months since I posted a weblog, since late May to be exact. Yesterday I counted the number of music projects I have started and in the works. These involve personal projects (actual and concept only), plus collaborations with other artist or backing tracks for livestream feeds. The total number came to sixteen. Twelve of them I hope will be completed by 15 Dec 2020, the other four have TBDs before they are only in concept, with track names in the least.
My day job, actually my entire professional career work has been driven by schedule – milestones, due dates, Gantt and Microsoft Project charts, so it’s natural that I tend to go about treating all music production projects (at least my own personal ones) the same way. That said, the process is no different than that of the day job. The same issues come along with it – missed deadlines, unknown forces that disrupt the schedule, etc. The key, even with such disruptions, is to get in the habit of doing something daily to reach the goal. This applies, obviously, to any goal desired (coding is a good related personal example). I think, again, the biggest thing is get into good regular habits, for habits (good or bad) always move you closer to a specific point.
Musicians/artists/producers, who strive to put out regular content, how do you organize yourself to reach your goals?
There’s tea in that cup (as I don’t drink coffee). I’ve learned to deal with a non-coffee lifestyle, which is unusual I know, but it has seemed to work out for me. Not going to say it’s easy to get a jumpstart without it, but I prefer not to rely on it.
Was chatting (well, tweeting) with one of my followers (and vice versa) about this morning’s weather outlook. He was sitting on his porch, viewing a light rain, and working on writing his latest book. Me, I got out of bed at 5:30, prayed, showered, had my Bible devotional and prayed. Followed by a bagel with cream cheese, a quick check of the socials, some bill pay, and a notice that my first meeting of the morning is being pushed back thirty minutes. No complaints there.
it’s overcast here, as we had some rain overnight. I really like overcast mornings – there’s a certain type of tranquility that lends itself nicely to them. To the right of me is a double window that overlooks my backyard and my neighbors as well. It’s been a constant view for ten weeks now, working from home.
Today will be another quiet day. Outside of work tasks, there are somethings I’ve timeblocked on today’s calendar. I hope to accomplish them.
That said, I’ll hop off here for now. I hope your day is prosperous, safe, and in the midst of all that’s continually going on in this world, a lot that’s seems so heavy, I also hope you day is enjouyable.
Greetings all. Glad to have you back for this special edition of the Tech Times Podcast. This episode is a departure from my quick thoughts on the evolution of consumer internet technologies and a detour to a longer podcast. I had the pleasure of interviewing the CEO and founder of BLR Rocket Technologies AND Binary Inc., Lemon.
I first came across Lemon on Twitter in September 2019 when he was posting updates on the development of his company, BLR Rocket Technologies. BLR is an up and coming thrust vector controlled (TVC) model rocket technology company who aims to provide TVC-based model rocket technology demos as well as custom flight computers to such enthusiasts. He’s also the founder of Binary Inc, a software company focused on developing software for businesses via coding in-house software for hobbyists and makers that we open-source for anyone to use.
During this episode, we discuss the ever-increasing popularity of TVC model rocket technology, his background in it, its wide ranging presence on Twiiter, its effect in the STEM community and other topics. We also discuss his new startup, Binary, its goals, and the future of the company.
You can find BLR Rocket Technologies and Binary Inc, on the web at the following locations:
Seems to be a trend, especially in music production social media circles, that you see plants among tech. Interesting. I think it an attempt to bring the starkness of tech to the organics of life… maybe to add an atmosphere of serenity.
Keeping a diary, or journaling (as it is now called) is age-old. I decided to try and start two years ago, January, right before my dad passed. There are many merits to journaling (so many references on the net that I won’t post here) and for those I’ve read, they all seem it hit on the positive aspects.
There are plenty of journaling apps available but, again, I’ve decided to keep it old school for the tactile aspects of actually writing in a book, etc (everything doesn’t have to be in the cloud).
I’m trying again, but this time by focusing on this one tenet:
“Discipline begats discipline. Like a muscle, the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes.”
“The name is Jupiter, from the galaxy
I came to meet you, to make you free
Deliver to you a flower from
A distant planet, from where I come”
Jupiter – Earth, Wind & Fire – from the album “All ‘n All”
Europa Clipper is just one of a handful (ok a little more than a handful) of NASA planetary missions I work on daily. It’s set to launch on (right now) the SLS (NASA’s Space Launch System) in 2022, performing a number of orbital trajectories and gravity assist flybys to get to Jupiter and explore atmosphere and oceans of the gas giant.
I’ve worked on data packages for one of the scientific instruments and the possible Europa Lander that will also visit Jupiter.
Have you ever heard the term “hangry”? I get like that sometimes…. 🤣🤣🤣
Sunday is weekly meal time. Sources are from a 8 year old magazine and the newer, most excellent book by Kevin Curry, @fitmencook !! You better come to DC, so I can get my book signed, mannnn!💪🏽🤣🙌🏽 Movementâ€¢Recoveryâ€¢Sleepâ€¢Nutritionâ€¢Mindset