Dec 31, 2013

A year ago I started creating music. It was a hobby that I had always wanted to cultivate. But it was something that took hold this time.

During the past year I have created 85 sounds that I shared through SoundCloud.

 
Oct 18, 2013

It's a Girl

Today we made a visit to the doctor's office to have a look to ensure baby looked healthy and happy. In the dark room, we stared up at the black-and-white screen straining to see our future family member. We saw a beautiful baby girl with great proportional...

 
Oct 17, 2013

Come celebrate my 36th birthday on 10/19/13.

The tentative plan is to attend a roller derby game in early evening then make our way back to downtown for drinks. Then finish the night with a zombie burlesque show.

 
Aug 25, 2013

madison ruby 2013 street party

My third year attending Madison Ruby. The conference last year was amazing because of the great presentations, people and festivities. Each year I visit Madison I come to love more about the town and the people.

 
Aug 18, 2013

GenCon 2013

Brian and Laura decided that 2013 was the year that we all return to GenCon. I was at first on board, but made little effort to purchase tickets and get things going. Thankfully they continued with the push and we ended up having a great time.

 
Jul 30, 2013
 
Jun 3, 2013

trail safe ios

Similar to hectic weekends were I dedicate 48 hours to create an entire game. I dedicated this past weekend to do some civic hacking. I joined a team Friday night. We coded Saturday until the wee hours of Sunday. Presented our application and won...

 
Apr 26, 2013

Desire

Desire Screenshot

You are the object of affection. You are desired. You are both the victim and the part to play in the story.

 
Dec 14, 2012

Patient Zero

Patient Zero Screenshot

You have infected yourself with a virus that is killing you. Your goal is to infect everyone you possibly can before your life runs out.

 
Sep 7, 2012

Unwinona wrote I debated whether or not to share this story.

I believe I am have been fairly considerate to women. However, I was not aware of how reprehensible men could act until I joined the Military.

Seated with other soldiers, in a mandatory...

 
Aug 8, 2012
 
Jul 31, 2012

Poolside. Hannah and I arrived at the hotel late in the afternoon yesterday. The airplane touched down from Taipei and we made our way, with the throngs of others, through the concourse to Customs. On our left, trapped behind glass were all the people...

 
Jul 30, 2012

Hannah and I sit at the airport. They are serving hot coffee and tea. The concourse is cold. I regret not bringing a blanket.

A week and half ago Bali was a thought. It was definitely a place that Hannah and I were sure to visit, but we had no definite...

 
Jun 16, 2012

Wed

Wedding

 
Jun 13, 2012
 
Jun 1, 2012
 
May 30, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to instruct several new developers in the nuances of the Ruby language.

There is a strong emphasis now for developers to test drive their development. Several of the exercises utilized tests as a safety net. Other exercises...

 
May 30, 2012

When I first started watching the Apple Developer videos, that are available through the iOS Dev Center, I was always amused by the participants at the talks clapping throughout various demonstrations. The presented feature would likely be saving the...

 
May 30, 2012

iOS developers, as most other developers, give software away. A few months ago when I started down the path of iOS development I was saddened by the lack of community software in comparison to my experiences with Ruby. Namely I was saddened by the...

 
May 30, 2012

Developers make terrible testers … and designers and … likely anything other than a developer. In reality I think that most people that attempt to handle more than one concern at a given moment are generally bad at any of the supplementary tasks.

...
 
May 30, 2012

I came to Ruby by way of Cucumber. Cucumber placed an emphasis on writing tests that described the products behavior. Ideally Product Owners at the helm, authoring your requirements. No good tools were made available to provide documentation for the...

 
May 30, 2012

Classification is useful; roles help define responsibilities. However, giving definition to something lends itself also to restriction. And this can be the unnecessary impedance or death of small systems. Within the small development team I work we...

 
Mar 25, 2012

On a recent iOS project we wanted to integrate the Facebook iOS SDK. The integration went smoothy. We copied in the compiled library and the required headers and were able to focus on the login, authentication flow.

Problem

However, we later ran...

 
Feb 29, 2012

The current state of iOS command-line tools for iOS is abysmal especially if you are familiar and comfortable with a particular feedback loop for building, testing, and deploying. It is code savagery! Plain and simple!

Problem

I wanted the ability...

 
Oct 23, 2011

I am alive. I am well.

I am still in Seattle.

I carried to full term a development position at small, downtown Seattle company that delivered celebrity and reality tv show gossip to the masses. There I sharpened the teeth I had cut when I left the...

 
Jun 6, 2011
 
Feb 15, 2010

Lisa and I said goodbye to each other. To allow each other a moment to grow and reflect on a life that we have lived and love and worked hard into making. It was like the closing night of the grandest production of my life. I had savored each and every...

 
Feb 10, 2010

It was around my birthday that Lisa sat across from me at El Gaucho and I said to her that I think she should go for it. She should really give dancing her full effort in Portland. Her weekend visits to Portland were the only times I remember her being...

 
Jan 31, 2010

Lisa and I spent the previous weekend in San Francisco. The City really showed how classy it was with the Edwardian Ball. The dealer room was a gorgeous display of amazing pieces from local vendors. We made the most of it and then proceeded upstairs...

 
Jan 19, 2010

Long, late night conversations coupled with continual images, “free” samples delivered to my phone have left me full well working and living within what feels like an addict's hours. Early this morning I tossed about, finally waking for a moment thinking...

 
Jan 16, 2010

My grandfather turned 93 yesterday. Los Angeles has called me back again for the day.

I find myself traveling more when I am in times of transition. As I said, there is a strong feeling of homelessness. An unfamiliar life devoid of the many welcome...

 
Jan 11, 2010

MGD D&D

Friday night started with a a little table-top role-playing. D&D with drinks fit for faggots that like to play grab ass between die rolls. We ended about an hour early, leaving me enough time to pack up a few things and make my way to Portland.

...
 
Jan 8, 2010

I met with a former co-worker, a survivor, that has now become a friend. We vowed to meet quickly discuss the matter of medical insurance, maintaining coverage for myself and domestic life partner despite the obvious downgrade in protection. Thankfully...

 
Jan 8, 2010

I met with a former co-worker, a survivor, that has now become a good friend. We vowed to meet quickly discuss the matter of medical insurance, maintaining coverage for myself and domestic life partner despite the obvious downgrade in protection. Thankfully...

 
Jan 4, 2010

I remembered my eyes finding her there in the cold light of the morning. I closed them again and groped for her with my lips. I slid my lips across facial facets until I found hers only to have started their own blind journey. Sightless, her face...

 
Jan 3, 2010

I have fortunately remained home sick from work the past week. Carrying with me the plague that was left behind. It was a necessary extension of a vacation that I would not have normally taken. Within it I have had the time to think, write, read, talk...

 
Dec 30, 2009

Laying with ELISABETH, patient zero, has lead to my own illness. I'm no Calamity Jane. Though, I took comfort that the path of the illness was charted out for me already. ELISABETH outlining the discomfort ahead in store for me. Our days started late...

 
Dec 28, 2009

It is this strange thing of humanity that we look for significance in all that is around us and most strange with that of numbers.

As a year comes to an end we look to the next year with wonder and anticipation. But I'm skeptical when it comes to...

 
Dec 27, 2009

Surprisingly this is where I turn now when I think about how I want to share daily thoughts. Something that I didn't believe I would consider (and probably shouldn't if I want to keep a trail on all these entries). But I think the 'why' is similar...

 
Dec 14, 2009

It is here in the me of the now, I find tremendous comfort in thoughts once spoken by me of a then.

“In a sudden realization, I felt as though I have again acted against my character. Temporarily leaving me feeling disempowered and distraught. Because...

 
Dec 11, 2009

We are always at the start of something and at the end of another.

lisa-photo-booth

 
Nov 1, 2009

I allow the semaphores generated from the friction of my interactions with the reality around me to provide some guidance. Recently I took to reading Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright Sided which could be summed up as a pessimistic's view of reality, or...

 
Oct 20, 2009

The latest accomplishments are in a whole 'nother slew of the acronyms and buzzwords. It's all trivial and a drop in the bucket. Sometimes I think that at the end it will amount to a lot of something. Some cache of points. There are other times where...

 
Oct 2, 2009

From the desk of my dreams:

Going to see some elaborate Sasquatch concert at some multi-stage area, I moved through the crowd of people that were everywhere with their vans and camping gear and pizza. Littering the grass turf of the entire rolling...

 
Aug 15, 2009

Jackie became very ill. We took him to the vet. I mostly have been keeping the Facebook community updated.

Lisa and Jack

Jack

Jack and Roxy

 
Jun 21, 2009

I met eMusic about two years ago but it was not until about a year ago before we became close. eMusic and I met as strangers through an internet advertisement and from her front page I felt like she was trying to be more of an exclusive club, a fortress...

 
May 30, 2009

As we grow older we are shown how people interact within a relationship. We are given the tiny scraps of a gorgeous, torn-up libretto. We piece together simple passages and learn to sing them for ourselves. We venture out and learn to sing them to...

 
Jan 25, 2009

I am currently in the early stages of Mento-Pause. I am experiencing hot flashes, happiness, sadness, discomfort, and the prevailing fear that I am at the apex of all that is that I have ever done is cool and now in the past. It is both a glorious...

 
Jan 4, 2009
 
Dec 31, 2008

1. Create an article that is a numbered bulleted-point list related to the topic.

Three Reasons Why They Work

a. The article title itself gets the mind of the reader started on the topic. Likely the reader will actually start filling in what they...

 
Nov 9, 2008

I feel as though our naming conventions for media do not accurately reflect the state of sophistication of the viewer. What I mean to draw your attention to is the use of a numeric value proceeding the reoccurring name used in the title (i.e. Fallout...

 
Oct 8, 2008

Moved.

Sick.

Right now I want to be sicked.

When I dream now, it is belabored:

Last night I was convinced that I could rewrite the code that operates my sinuses. You see my sinuses were an embedded controller,an ARM7 TDMI to be exact (same thing...

 
Sep 16, 2008

Moving. I secretly enjoy it. At least, when I have to move my own things.

When I was younger I would re-arrange my bedroom every two months so that I would have a new perspective on my environment. I would re-arrange especially before the beginning...

 
Aug 28, 2008

I took a position at Globys. Which is a company, in a long line of companies, that will likely fade away into the nothing like the acronyms of the technologies that I am employing to accomplish the mission (CentOS Linux, Oracle, Java, Grails, Perl...

 
Aug 22, 2008

I run Vista at home and XP at the office. At work I missed the ability to search and launch applications so I installed Google Desktop (Also XP file find was failing to deliever). But there were two lacking components with Google Desktop that I wanted...

 
Aug 7, 2008
 
Jul 12, 2008

New Phone. New Number

Franklin Webber

franklin.webber@gmail.com

206-902-6392

I kept getting calls from this Vietnamese family looking for their daughter or something … so I wanted a fresh start.

I need names (first last), emails and phone numbers...

 
Jun 21, 2008

Pokemon Ranch

Purchased a Wii from a friend. Immediately updated and installed Pokemon Ranch. I run it very similar to the Gabriel Method. One step above prison, one step below a concentration camp. It's more like a Pokemon Internment camp or

 
Jun 2, 2008

I was laid off Friday.

Saturday I talked with JOKER_ about possible contract work in the future.

I got a call from Blackberry RIM, a friend put my resume in this morning, and I have arranged for a phone interview tomorrow morning.

Sending out resumes...

 
May 30, 2008
Tears streaming,
Me wishing these were dreams streaming down my raw, red face.
Alone and cold, wrapped tightly between soiled sheets,
I wish I had not been so meek
Here in this bed that once also held you.

Hands crashing,
My arms lashing up against...
 
May 30, 2008

Surprisingly this is likely my last day of employment at Digeo.

Unsurprisingly, I felt it was coming soon. The project that was continually postponed. Work was always coming next week.

I have this last week of pay and a little savings. I have...

 
May 29, 2008
Indelibly I drank deep the presence of her.
Drugged up, a drunk, *hic*-up the patter of my beating heart
All down to the curled toes, writhing rich in fertile loam.
My heart's cacophony, a dirge for a life left *lived*
Eulogized in my head,
I went...
 
May 22, 2008

Faux Drunk Pas

Faux Drunk-Pas

I will be spending the weekend in San Francisco to attend Lil Tuffy's Sixth Annual Prom. A large number of members from Suicide Girl attend this event.

I thought of it first as a good social exercise. Attend an event that I knew...

 
May 22, 2008

Elle was astute. She posed this to me when we were talking during the breakup: What if you want to date other people (multiple) just because you are with me?

At the time I felt fairly sure that being non-monogamous was something that I wanted. I...

 
May 21, 2008

Improv 201 Showcase

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. -Kurt Vonnegut

Last night ended the 201 series of Improvisational Acting instruction at Jet City.

I passed.

I did not study for the final exam, the showcase this past Sunday...

 
May 19, 2008

I am driven in life by the discomfort that I feel within a moment. Discomfort acts as an indicator, in most cases, that I have reached a precipice. A moment where I have comprehended an end condition, but have not found the thoughts, actions, or confidence...

 
May 7, 2008

It might be presumptuous to say that I am doing Bad Improv but it is really starting to feel like it. This is actually positive because previously I was doing Worse Improv.

At the start I was not emotional invested in my performances. It was about...

 
Apr 30, 2008

I sometimes play a game while I'm walking alone. I will close my eyes while continuing down the street and see how far I can make it before I open my eyes again. I try to trust my memory of the surroundings and the put trust in my other senses. ...

 
Apr 21, 2008

I am often lulled asleep by the immensity of the details which weigh heavy on my life. It is in this ebb that I am nearly unreachable in an intellectual sense.

A particular document was suggested to me that I had wholly ignored for a number of months...

 
Apr 9, 2008

Elle and I broke up.

I would likely be at fault in this matter. Breakups are often like car accidents.

She has been insulated within what would likely be attributed as “my” social circles. So if you've made friends with her, please continue to reach...

 
Mar 27, 2008

Being Kissed By Two Woman

Bracing for impact…

Saturday was the big event that I put together for my friends in Improv, that sadly never reached all of them. If I didn't have your e-mail, I never got it from Amanda and it's likely that she never added individuals to the...

 
Mar 19, 2008

Wild Card RPG

On weekends I play dress up. I pretend I'm an illusionist from the late 19th century. The character idea itself was actually born back when I made the most mundane mentalist in City of Heroes. I was often mistaken for a contact, a quest-giver...

 
Mar 17, 2008

Captain

…feel free do shots about the cabin.

I saw Hawaii. The seriously commercial part of it. On the 31st floor, overlooking the ocean, it sounded as though the entire island hummed as a huge air conditioner. Despite that, I still have a few stories...

 
Mar 14, 2008

In my travels I am constantly asked about my mustache. I usually end up recommissioning derelict business cards with my website information. However, I realized just recently that they would have to suffer numerous journal entries to get to the

 
Mar 13, 2008
 
Mar 5, 2008

I recently finished an Improv class. During that time I made some wonderful friends. Friends that reminded me that it's been too long since I've seen a lot of you. I'm tired of waiting for the holiday celebrations or catastrophes to bring us together...

 
Mar 5, 2008

Parties, interested in reaching me should contact the Hawaiian authorities.

03/06/08 - 03/10/08

 
Feb 26, 2008
I lay awake with the pale ache of mediocrity
Late night, lucid dreams
sold to me from my blaring, monolithic screen.
I am informed of my inadequacies,
over sold on the possibilities,
and I have never been in touch with reality.
I am a perpetual adolescent...
 
Feb 20, 2008
You candidly spoke between beautiful side glances, about life, love, and music.
You changed.
A boy with me on the phone and tonight on the front step.
A man now seated beside me in the car, across me at the table.
Between thoughts I think to thank...
 
Feb 18, 2008
I have failed to listen
I have turned my head aside
Your mouth moves to lip-synced words
Your words clichéd with each passing lie

I have sold myself into this slavery
I have sealed my own fate
Your poorly dressed web holds me close
Your fallen promises...
 
Feb 11, 2008
All gothed up,
She threw her spiked heels into the pedals over the hot pavement.
A wicked witch bent on reaching the radioactive cafe.
Unsure ease,
Shown in her pumped steps across the warped deck,
melted to the familiar face bouncing the door.
She...
 
Feb 11, 2008

Pike Street Pig

Sometimes the bacon is too bad to bring home. ~Frank

Giving the pork back to the pig. ~Frank

The other white meat? ~FDAApproved

Perhaps a shower is in order. ~Sigtrent

Finally, truffles found on American soil. ~duckierose

 
Feb 7, 2008

Saturday afternoon I am attending a meeting arranged by the local lair. The expression, lair, makes me think I should bring my Player's Handbook (PHB) and dice. The host asked me to bring a six-pack of Moutain Dew: Code Red which doesn't help in...

 
Feb 4, 2008
 
Jan 28, 2008
I have been taught that life is easy.
The work, saved for the montage.
That moment has yet to come.
 
Jan 28, 2008
Teriyaki, the word, is a cultural neutralizer.
It is an Asian food whitewash that
brings comfort to lunchtime patrons.
 
Jan 28, 2008
Shared paths with women will find me the shadow.
Their aromatic comas expelling intoxicating gases.
Riding in the tail, I chase the comet.
 
Jan 25, 2008

Fat Burger Triple King

1.5 lbs. of beef

8:32 minutes ago I wasn't winner of the Fat Burger Triple-King Challenge. 8:32 minutes ago I didn't own a Fat Burger t-shirt. 8:32 minutes ago my stomach wasn't crowding out my left kidney. Next week my face goes up on the board...

 
Jan 24, 2008

Zuzu the Cairn Terror

Zuzu comes to us from Japan by way of a loving family in Kirkland. When she barks, I have no clue what she's saying.

She's a Cairn Terrier. She's 5.

 
Jan 24, 2008

I have learned to Twitter. At first, I didn't give it much thought. But then I remembered: brevity is attractive. My phone feels born-again.

 
Jan 15, 2008

/albums/GateDeath.jpg

This warning label above became something else entirely in my mind. Something wholly more frightening and disturbing. Requiring a re-invention in this new pictorial representation.

/albums/AnalVisitor.jpg

Be wary of those city parks filled with small people milling about...

 
Jan 8, 2008

While verballing recalling moments past, with a stranger by my side, I came to realize that I could safely have called myself a social bully. The people that I would come to call “friends” over the years were often gained through force of presence...

 
Jan 4, 2008

The first day of the New Year, my body spoke to me in Japanese. When I didn't listen, it started talking in unrealized impressionist paintings. Thick washes of azures and gold painted over blank canvases to tell me that I was in pain. A dull pain...

 
Dec 17, 2007

I accepted a position at Digeo. I watch television at work. It’s part of my job. Since working here I have fallen prey to a number of TV infomercials and products. All of them touting that highly regarded “As Seen on TV” label that often garnishes...

 
Nov 5, 2007

This is likely my last day of employment at Vulcan.

I have 1 week of work. I get 2 weeks pay in lieu of notice. I get 2 weeks pay as severance. I have medical until the end of the year.

I have two very strong job leads. And a strong desire to...

 
Oct 30, 2007
Who is Franklin Webber? He is supposed to be Armenian. Some say his Grandfather was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked...
 
Oct 29, 2007

Brian at Gencon

A Big-Beefy, Brian Manwich

I'm naturally more reserved in an unfamiliar environment. Unfamiliar could mean the venue, the unpredictable schedule of events, or the crowd of people (It could also be my own internal feelings at the moment). If I...

 
Oct 17, 2007

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I have been absent. I could easily state that my recent birthday celebration has kept me from having the time to write, but that's not the real reasons. Lately I've struggled with the language of some of my compositions, read further about social...

 
Oct 16, 2007

This video contains strong language and might not be suitable for children or safe for most work environments (NSFW).

At the party, Brian and I talked about the story of how we both botched the seduction of Leslie on the ride home from Disneyland. Back in High School, we both crushed on the same girl who happened to be sandwiched between us, 'passed out' on the bed in the back of the RV. Brian and I, unaware of each others' attempt to seduce the poor girl, found conveniently in the middle.

Girls at my recent Birthday Party, eager for man-on-man love, wanted to hear how Brian and I finished that night together. Re-telling the story, rekindled a love that Brian and I felt so long ago.

 
Oct 9, 2007

When I signed up for the UW Embedded Controller Certificate program I thought that it was a psychology course focused on co-dependent relationships. Not fully aware, I joked that it might be about bed-ridden abusive people (i.e. spouses, grandparents...