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  • Pod(cast) to the Future

    Resurrecting some podcasts from the depths of the archive for 2024.

    • Micro Thoughts from Zak Winnick - (Semi)Daily microcast, just to use as a daily update for posterity
    • ZaxTrax - Long-form podcast, featuring music from my collection (maybe some originals from me as well?)
    • StickWorld Podcast - This one is the enigma. I’m picking up playing the Chapman Stick again, and want to jump back into the community with my award-winning podcast from…checks notes…2004.
    • Untitled Podcast Project - This one’s a secret. I’ve been working behind-the-scenes on something that was very prominent in my past, and will probably be released towards the end of the year for a special anniversary in my life. More TK.
  • Finished reading: Fifty Shades of Crimson by Pete Tomsett 📚

    This is the first book I’ve finished in many years. A fascinating story about one of the most prolific bands you’ve never heard of, but know their many amazing members.

  • Just because I could, I set up a TOR Relay, and an Onion site for myself.

    I spun up a VM on DigitalOcean, and was able to get it all to work within 15 minutes (with some minor Linux work).

    Check out my basic Onion site @ zak2eej7zahsockgaxvifvphknugsxapzjhk3is342mvkldwkhochyad.onion

  • Preseason between the San Jose Sharks and LA Kings (well, the Ontario Reign, the Kings AHL team, playing as the Kings for the preseason).

    It was weird seeing hockey in a different arena than Staples Center (I refuse to call it by its new name).

    Kings beat the Sharks 2-1 in a great OT period.

  • RIP Tony Bennet

    I was only 2 when this concert happened, but it was the main reason I got into singer-led jazz.

  • Land and Water Coffee repping alt.drinks in 2023.

  • This video by MKBHD is a fascinating dive into how Apple markets its products without using “common” buzzwords.

    As a former Apple employee, I can safely say we find it annoying as well. 😏

  • Drove out to Francis Ford Coppola Winery today. I was really excited, but came out disappointed. I was really expecting more from the “museum”.

    However, it did allow for a stop in Downtown Healdsburg, where one of my favorite butcher shops in all of CA resides, Journeyman Meat Co.

    Plus, they have these awesome paintings in the bathroom…

  • Beautiful day for Mets baseball. I’ve now seen them play in 8 parks around the country. Of course, they beat the A’s 3-2.

    It was a good day…

  • Way more happy than I should be to have my Breville Oracle Touch back from repair.

    I almost forgot what a good cup of home brewed coffee tasted like.

  • Fog over the northern Sonoma valley, getting on an Avelo flight to Burbank a couple of weeks ago.

  • Spent the day at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. It was incredible, and surprisingly peaceful.

  • LA Kings Fanfest 2023

    The rare moment I’m in front of a camera.

    Totally worth it to meet my favorite LA Kings player, Pheonix Copley (he’s the starting goalie, and yes…that’s how he spells his name).

    This was at the 2023 Kings Fan Fest at the Microsoft Theater (across the street from Staples Cen…I mean Crypto.com Arena).