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Archive for July, 2008

Killed my knee

Posted by delta on 29th July 2008

Totally twisted my knee while jogging two days ago. My dog cut direction on me, I went with him for the exception of my right leg below the knee (which was planted). I really didn’t know anything was that bad until I got out of the shower a while later…

The next day I couldn’t move the leg at all (total bummer cause I had to ice my knee and use a stick as a crutch all day – my 1st borns birthday)…

The good news is that it felt better today, feels pretty good as I’m writing this, and a buddy of mine loaned me his crutches for the next few days…

My next gig is a few weeks away, so I have time to heal…

Bummer is that I’m gonna have to slow down my workout a bit cause most of my exercises are full-body, which means I can not do them…

I’m really not gonna run anymore, so if anyone on the mainland can get their hand on a “Stamina Body Trac Glider” Rowing Machine (should run around $150) please let me know. I’ve looked for them online and the only place I could find that would deliver to Maui wanted to charge me a little more than the cost of the machine to send it to me – really bummed. I just need it sent to me – doesn’t matter how slow it gets to me, as long as it gets to me…

I’m liking this WordPress for the iPhone!

Speaking of the iPhone, it hasn’t arrived yet. Waiting for this thing sucks!

On a side note, I noticed the other day a ton of PDF’s of news for the last few months on my computer, when time allows I’ll put it up (goes all the way back to Feb/Mar)…

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Testing WordPress off my iTouch

Posted by delta on 23rd July 2008

I’m waiting for my iPhone to show up right now and am checking out all the apps on my iTouch before it arrives…

If this program works well (I’m writing this on my iTouch with “WordPress for iPhone”), I’ll be incredibly stoked..

I’ve been checking out the AIM app and it K’s B! You can chat with me at dvhakes@mac.com…

Sudoku, vSnax, eBay, and the MySpace apps are all very cool as apps to run on the iTouch/iPhone…

After testing all this stuff over the last week the conclusion is, unless I’m running graphics for a show, there will never be a reason for me to ever truck my laptop with me again. I can literally do everything that I need to do (while on show site and not running graphics)…

Of coarse I need my laptop! But I can watch movies and news, read my magazines, books, and bible, use email, chat, MySpace, and this little program (WordPress for iPhone) all from this little touch screen device that I’m holding in my hand…

Oh Yeah, the one coming has a phone, camera, volume knob on the side, and external speaker (volume knob with speaker is a big thing for me cause I’m just about over headphones right now – really starting to hate them actually).  Getting by at breaktime isn’t what it use to be, you can actually have fun now without having to walk around the building looking for a wireless signal for your laptop…

Anyway, I hope the iPhone is all it’s cracked up to be, the iTouch has been…

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Stylistics, Chi-Lites, and Three Degrees @ MACC

Posted by delta on 21st July 2008

Ran spot for this one – I loved the show. Takes you back in time – to a better time…

Just came home from it…

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SuMMer Melee @ MACC

Posted by delta on 20th July 2008

Looooonnnnnggggg Day that just ended.  I really don’t know where to begin, so I won’t…

Got nothing to say that wouldn’t be totally negative…

It’s just that I was expecting a multi-band gig, not a DJ for 5 hours (totally wrong gig for that venue)…

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News Break

Posted by delta on 19th July 2008

I’ve taken a lot of time off from putting news crap up here.  I’ve decided that I’m not gonna try to catch up – too much work, and this is suppose to be vacation time for me…

Anyway, I just wanted those of you who write me asking about it to get it all at once (now), from the source (me), that I will not be updating any news before this month. I’ll probably start it up from July 1st, ok?

Anyway, I just started another workout and will be writing about that pretty soon. It kicks butt!!

Maybe I’ll write about it tonight…

Maybe I’ll (video) tape myself and see how that works for you guys. That’d be cool – then you could see the gym in my garage I’m always talking about…

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