Got myself a Trek i3 last week. It’s a 3-speed, belt-driven, street-hybrid, and it’s really cool.

Keri and I have already gone on a bunch of bike rides around the village and down to the lake. Her new bike is a Zektor 2, but it’s basically the 16 speed version of mine because she likes to go fast.

My only complaint so far is that the seat isn’t very comfortable for the lean-forward riding position, otherwise everything else seems really nicely made, designed, and assembled.

For my entire life listening to music, this is the first time I’ve seen someone put beats to words instead of sampling words on top of beats.

For most of my life, whenever someone would ask what kind of music I was into, I struggled to come up with a clear and obvious response. I’ve always enjoyed many different artists, songs, and genres, each for a myriad of reasons, and the one style of music that I consider “my favorite” isn’t one that most people can relate to.

And that’s really what the “what kind of music do you listen to” question is designed to do – relate. It’s like when someone asks “what is your favorite sports team” and you enjoy sports but aren’t passionate about any specific type or group.

Then you tell them you love jai-alai, and either have to explain why, or skip over the conversation entirely.

It’s really hard to relate to people when the universe has gifted you with a heart that craves the unrelatable.

I love hip-hop, old-school, funk, edm, d&b, electro, Miami-bass, and a bunch of other genres that most people would go “oh… cool.” without actually thinking it was cool at all, because they don’t know anything about them.

But late last year, I came to realize it wasn’t really any “kind” of music that I liked as much as it was the “instrument” used to produce individual songs. There was one specific sound that hooked me when I was 11 years old, and it came from the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

WordCamp Miami had an 80’s theme this year, and that’s really when the 808 found its momentum. During my presentation for BuddyCamp 2017, I mentioned 808 The Movie, which is as adequate of a history lesson about my favorite type of music as will likely exist in my lifetime, though the west-coast omissions of The Egyptian Lover, Arabian Prince, and a few others still leaves me a bit disappointed in how such a huge part of what influenced the 808 movement ended up totally missing.

Anyways…

It’s with a heavy heart I share the following post from Hip-Hop DX, which talks a bit about the life (and recent passing) of the inventor of the instrument that I hear in my imagination everyday when I play back my favorite songs in my head.

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian Lover speaks on Kakehashi’s legacy.

Source: Music World Mourns Loss Of Roland TR-808 Drum Machine Inventor Ikutaro Kakehashi

Ikutaro Kakehashi, like Gunpei Yokoi, influenced my life in ways that they’ll never know and that I’ll continue to subtly share in the code that I write and the WordPress plugins that I release and help build. They are under-appreciated craftsmen in their respective fields of study, both talented and lucky, who were able to help invent entirely new cultures and movements around their creative visions, and I hope that I’m able to leave something similar behind someday. 💜


What tiny thing pisses you off? from AskReddit

Youtube tutorial videos where they don’t get to the fucking point.

*Click on link how to easily open calculator on PC*

“Yo what’s up it’s Ma7hwhizz777 coming at you with another tutorial to make your life easier. It took me a while to figure this is out but once you know it it’s gonna save you a lot of time and we could all use more time amirite?! Before we get into it I just wanted to tell you about my other channel where I count toothpicks with a German accent. Be sure to comment, like and subscribe!

Alright let’s get down to it! I’m going to show you today how to easily open calculator on your windows PC. I’ve got Windows 10 but this should work on any version of Windows such as XP, VISTA, WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS 8, WINDOWS 8.1 but I’m not sure so try it for yourself and see what you find out. So if you’re like me you need a calculator but don’t want to dig through your menu to find it right? It’s easier than you think to get to it and once you know this you’ll never have to search for it again. For this trick you’re going to need electricity, a computer (desktop or laptop) a monitor, keyboard and mouse. If you don’t have a mouse but are using a laptop you can use the track pad instead of a mouse.

So what you need to do is power on your computer, wait for it to start up then put in your account password if you use one. Once all of your programs start up open your browser whether it’s Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Netscape or whatever you’ve got. Then go to YouTube, find my channel and click that subscribe button.

Thanks for watching guys don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe to my channel and my other channel S7ickwhizz777. A special shout out to all of my people on Patreon for your support. I’ll be back later this week with another tutorial, hope this helps you out. Just press Windows key+R type “calc” in the box and press enter and that’s it! Thanks again for watching and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe. I’m also doing a pirated ebook giveaway sometime this month so be sure to keep an eye out for that. This is Ma7hwhizz777 with another tutorial, find me on Patreon and I’ll catch you guys next time!