Site Re-Design…… Soon!

January 31, 2006

Ok, I have been working my a$$ off for the past few days. Why? Working on a So-Fresh-So-Clean design for the blog. I have this page with Blogger for awhile, but never really did anything with it. Finally got tired of looking at all this green. Now it’s time for something new. So I cranked up Photoshop (CS2 mind you…no Elements!) and got to work. Here’s a small peek at the new design:

Now, I’ll admit, I am not the greatest graphic designer, but I do enough to get by. Actually, I am looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to get down with me here at Viperteq. Must be experienced with Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 or Fireworks and love designing icons and sites that look like Apple products. If anyone knows somebody who’s interested shoot me an email. Just put Graphic Designer in the Subject header. Oh yeah, once the new design is up, if you like what you see and you want to get your blog re-done, hit me up. I’m dropping my prices for the next month so that I can hustle up a couple books that I’ll need for this new class that I have to take. Salude!


Boogiemonsters…..

January 28, 2006

This one right here takes me back to the time when I started studying the Ansaaru Allah. Man that was BACK DAY! Much Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding was gained during this time in my life. See if you can pick out the Ansaaru flag in the clip. Walk with me…..

EDIT: Removed the video because WMP is just damn weird!


Real Hip-Hop……

January 28, 2006

The other day I was at school ranting to one of my classmates about how much Hip-Hop culture and rap music has changed. I was telling him that while I do listen to Lil Wayne, Cassidy, Freeway and G-Unit, etc, I was missing the music that i grew up with: Public Enemy, KRS-ONE and Boogie Down Productions, Poor Righteous Teachers, X-Clan, KMD, Just-Ice and Brand Nubian (A Tribe Called Quest, Latifah, Special Ed and De La Soul also get much love and respect!). Then lo and behold today while surfing around Blogger I found a link to D-Nice’s website. Yes sir! The legendary D-Nice from Stop The Violence/Boogie Down Productions fame. Man that was my dude back in the day (I’m really starting to show my 31 years on Earth now…). He’s one of the reasons that I started rapping/DJ’ing back day. Anyway, he’s got this really great article about the Fresh Fest 2005 show (the Fresh Fest is a whole ‘nother post entirely!). I was going to reprint the article, but it looked jankie on my page. So here’s a link to it.

    Observation:

  • Monie Love is still FINE in a mutha!
  • Brucie B must have been 8 when he started rapping because he don’t look a day over 26!
  • Just-Ice should drop another CD just because.
  • So should Nice-and-Smooth

I think I’mma have to try to find that Stop The Violence video now…..


Qumana……

January 27, 2006

Ok, so I’m testing out this new blog editor Qumana; w.blogger just wasn’t working out for me. I always had trouble connecting to my Blogger account and whenever I tried to look for solutions I could never find anything. It’s cool though. You just move on to the next one. Anyway, I found Qumana while searching around Google and so far it looks ok. It’s not slow like w.blogger was and it’s mostĀ definitely nicer looking (I’m a sucker for eye candy….one of the reasons why I love OS X). If you’re reading this then everything posted as it should. Now I’m going to play around with Google’s Hello for a minute, see what that’s all about. Later……
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All Together Now….again!

January 22, 2006

Ok, finally got my home/mobile office set-up all synchronized. Remember when I said that I had problems getting Ecto to work with Blogger? Never could get it to work. So I broke down and (happily) picked up MarsEdit. If you use a Mac and you blog regularly, I definitely recommend picking this and NetNewsWire up. Perfect combination, plus it synched up with my Blogger account the first time out, so it gets a double toast of vodka and O.J. from me. Like I said before, on the Laptop I have FeedDemon and w.blogger holding me down and the glue is….Bloglines. Huh? I thought you said you were using NewsGator? Well I was, but the guys at Ranchero haven’t added syncing with NewsGator accounts yet, so I’m using Bloglines. It’s cool, I hear in the forums that NewsGator syncing will be one of the new features that they’ll work on for NetNewsWire once they get done traveling across Europe (just playing guys…).

Smoke Signals…

Over at the SVN blog there are some great articles about companies who are only in the game to eventually sell out to other companies. Make sure you go and check it out!

Mac Styles

I found a great site where you can mod your iBook;I know I’m probably late in finding out about this site, but I wanted to pass it on anyway. Hope they’re still around in a couple months when I pick up my iBook……. Well, I guess that it’s for now. L8tr!


To Blog or Not To Blog……

January 20, 2006

Ok, well, I’m finally getting my slow as a turtle laptop configured. Actually, she would probably be a lot faster if I just go on ahead and get some more RAM for it. Being in school sucks. I mean yeah sure, I’m definitely learning some great things, but I’m not making any type of real money right now. Yeah, yeah money doesn’t mean much, but when you’ve got rent, electric, food, phone, internet and laundry, that money starts pileing up. Whatever. Back to my reason for blogging in the first place.

Like I said, I’ve been getting my laptop together…she’s a Pentium III ThinkPad 600X. I’m running WinXP until I can afford to buy a used iBook. I actually prefer using my iMac at home, but when I’m out or at school, the laptop gets me by. I’ve been spending the past few days getting programs configured so that I can work seamlessly between travel/school and home. At the house I’ve got NetNewsWire as my RSS reader of choice;On the laptop sits FeedDemon and I keep both synced using NewsGator. Maverlous invention, the internet, lol! My blog editor of choice on the laptop is wblogger;I’m actually new to using this app, but so far so good. On the Mac, I have been trying to use ecto, but I’ve been having the damdest time trying to get it configured to work with Blogger. As I understand it from the ecto forums, theres a bug in the Blogger APIs and until Google’s programmers fix it, people who want to use ecto with Blogger will have to resort to workarounds. Unfortunately for me those workarounds don’t seem to be working. I think though that I’m just gonna have to go all in and buy Ranchero’s MarsEdit editor that way I can blog seamlessly no matter where I’m at. By the way, if anybody spots any good deals on a used iBook G3 or G4, shoot me a line.


Can I use your feed?

January 20, 2006

A few days ago, Mike Rundle over at BusinessLogs wrote a short post about sites that re-aggregate RSS/Atom feeds for their own personal use. Well apparently that post created a bit of a tizy around the Net, so he has officially responded with this post. Check it out and weigh in on how you feel about it.