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Been away, been busy, done some thinkin’; came back to revamp.

Haven’t updated this portal to my deepest of thoughts in quite a while, mostly because I’ve been caught up with other things. The reason for this re-visitation is simple, I’m going re-launch The ‘Ville. That’s right, the cobwebs and grout-ridden crevices have been cleaned, and its time for a little change, and this time for the better.  This time we’re (I’m) changing our (my) format and maximizing this our product (my blog).

I’ve decided to point the content of this blog a little more towards my graphic design work and illustrations, but don’t despair (this goes to my legion of readers, all .0001 of them), I won’t be cutting down on the self-gratifying diatribes about the world as I know it. I mean this IS a blog, is it not? Remember that here at The ‘Ville “We serve our questionable and self-serving (no pun intended) content as hot as the fryer will allow it!”

So with that said, cyberspace has been warned! Another blog centered around self absorbed commentary is about to become more business oriented…just that without the yuppie attitudes and drudgery that tends to be associated with the doings of serious business.  And those who know me are very well aware that I am in the cuttingest of edges when it comes to the workings of modern business.

So ladies and germs, I’m glad to re-welcome you The ‘Ville; a place where you can check out some cool design, and if you’re so inclined, you can hire me so I can do some cool design for you.

So welcome to your little slice of cyber-heaven in cyberspace.

The ‘Ville: no hellish load-times (if you’ve a fast connection.) 

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ARCADE UPDATE #1: Mail order madness

Finally, after some anticipation, the parts needed to build the arcade’s control panel arrived today; so far I’ve only been able to create a not so very detailed mockup of the controls. Hopefully by the end of next week I’ll have this part of the project chopped, cased, and hooked up to the working computer (which I’ve yet to put together). I’d say that I’m hardly off to a “start” of any kind; the buttons and joysticks are still in their plastic packaging along with the PS/2 chip.
On the other hand, its good to already have the greater part of the components needed to start the project on my side of the court. Now if I can only find some time for a Ground Breaking Ceremony.

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Ramones, Murder, and Youtube.

During my daily news-read, I came across this very disturbing article about Linda Stein’s (Ramones’ manager at one point) murder, something I hadn’t the slightest knowledge of.
Linda Stein worked with the Ramones for many years before going into real estate, and was responsible for booking the band’s infamous appearance in London’s Roundhouse in 1976, which turned out to be one of the most pivotal moments in the band’s career, if not the most; an event that defined the future of punk rock. I
won’t go into a long-winded diatribe about the origins of punk rock, but I will say this: The Ramones created and defined punk rock, Malcolm Mclaren just found a way to massively cash in on it.