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I’ve been trying to think of something to write about the last few days… I am almost in violation of my ‘at least once a week’ posting rule, which used to be ‘at least every wednesday’ but sometimes I take it off when I post too much on the weekends.

But I have been keeping busy… I got my ‘Building Scalable Web Sites’ book on tuesday, and I have been reading at least 1 chapter a night. Very intriguing stuff… a lot of which actually makes me more nervous than excited. There are so many things to worry about when deploying a massive web site other than just worrying about it working. Bandwidth, database efficiency, web server settings… and worst of all MONEY. Its not cheap to buy servers, let alone pay for the bandwidth and colocation space. I’m stressed out already, and I haven’t even started building anything!

Other than that, I’ve been listening to a hell of a lot of Wintersleep. Well by that I mean I’ve been listening to their latest album over and over and over again. Its pretty damn good… I saw them live at the Metric concert at Yorkfest in September and the album is just as good as I remembered them to be.

Also, it looks like my videos section is complete. Well, functionally complete… all the features and stuff I wanted it to do it does, and the pages are valid xhtml (that is something I pride myself on for some reason). The only thing left to do is keep adding more videos.

I think since now the videos section is pretty much done I should add an ‘Audio’ section. I’ve been recording some music and stuff I’ve been coming up with and I want to stick it on this website. I’ve just been looking for a decent flash based embedded audio player that I can stick on here so people don’t have to download my mp3s. Although I’ll give the option to anyways.

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