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Written by Joseph Weidinger

  1. July 23, 2021

    It’s been a whole year since I posted last and I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. Nah. I’m joking. I can believe it. Thoughts on the Pandemic Although I…

  2. June 29, 2020

    As I mentioned numerous times towards the end of my 2019 blog series, I was working on some new original tunes that I wanted to release…

  3. January 04, 2020

    Well, and just like that, 52 weeks are over. Here’s how I did… 1. 52 people interviewed 48% completed. As mentioned before, I reformulated…

  4. December 29, 2019

    I’ve been spending most of my days this past week alone in my room. My only objective is to write as many songs as I can before January 4th…

  5. December 22, 2019

    Today I spent most of the day working on various new songs for some projects next year. In addition to doing more stuff with Sizable and…

  6. December 17, 2019

    In the last week or so, Sizable has been in the studio four times mixing our last record for the year. We have two more sessions booked…

  7. December 03, 2019

    I’ve been lately spending a lot of time trying to write songs to “satisfy” my interview goal. Here’s a basic summary of my process with some…

  8. November 23, 2019

    Below is a document I wrote three years ago when I quit working at Shakes full-time. I originally wrote it to be an addendum to the “rolling…

  9. November 23, 2019

    “This is it,” I spontaneously declared as a 12” crust rotated to a halt on my left hand. A few moments earlier, I had just watched the clock…

  10. November 17, 2019

    My first week at ES was long and all over the place… my kind of week. I spent most of my first day getting my computer set up for ES’s dev…

  11. November 11, 2019

    Disclaimer Before I get started, I want to mention that, while I currently feel this way, it doesn’t mean I won’t have a different…

  12. November 05, 2019

    Last Friday was my last day at Carfax. I awoke at 3:30 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep. I had a new simple song in my ear, so I fleshed it…

  13. October 27, 2019

    As I’ve mentioned in countless other blogs, I’ve been working on a GraphQL Library for . A week or two ago, I finally got it to a state I am…

  14. October 22, 2019

    India nite was October 19th. It went well. This year, Anup and I made some lineup changes. We had Zack Clark return on bass and my long-time…

  15. October 12, 2019

    1. 52 people interviewed Not on track. I’ve reformulated this goal to be a composite of a few goals. You can read more about that here and…

  16. October 04, 2019

    I downloaded this simple app that helps build/break habits after listening to a co-worker talk about it months ago. I think it’s called…

  17. September 27, 2019

    We’re getting close to wrapping up the third album with Sizable. A lot of my time this past week has been spent on that. I tend to focus on…

  18. September 20, 2019

    In addition to playing a lot of pedal steel I recently purchased (which I’ll detail more below), I spent a lot of time this past week…

  19. September 14, 2019

    Starting this past Wednesday afternoon, I am taking a week of time-off to learn the pedal steel guitar. It arrived last Monday, and I’ve…

  20. September 06, 2019

    Five of my co-workers have left Carfax for another company. Three of those had their last day today. While I’m happy for them, I’m pretty…

  21. August 30, 2019

    My car got broken into sometime early Sunday morning. They busted out the window on my Volt, opened my glove box, and that’s about it. I don…

  22. August 23, 2019

    Got a cat named Sophie. She’s a nine-year-old cat from a neighbor lady. The neighbor is moving away and wanted the cat to stay with someone…

  23. August 16, 2019

    I bought a green screen for my streaming experiments. Caleb set it up for our Dead Slice stream. It just works. OBS is a pretty fantastic…

  24. August 09, 2019

    I got a haircut. And for almost the first time in my life, it was not done by my Mom… alt text My roommate Caleb and I both got our hair cut…

  25. August 02, 2019

    1. 52 people interviewed I interviewed only three people this quarter and gave up on the idea that I’d be able to interview 52 people. I…

  26. July 14, 2019

    The Raid After all the equipment came in for streaming, Caleb and I hosted our first twitch stream. It was 3-4 hours long. We made a lot of…

  27. July 05, 2019

    A year ago I tried creating an entertainment channel on Twitch where I played Fortnite while walking on a treadmill while trying to…

  28. June 28, 2019

    I’m giving up on the goal to interview 52 people, but I’m replacing it with a new goal(s). I’m tired of hassling people to interview them…

  29. June 21, 2019

    Like a few months ago, there was a Hackathon at Carfax yesterday and today. And like a few months ago, I won the same award: Best…

  30. June 14, 2019

    As I mentioned last week, I bought a banjo recently. Last Saturday I made a trip to St. Louis to buy some more stuff from Music Folk. I was…

  31. May 31, 2019

    I smiled when thinking about the tinnitus I have for the first time in a while. I gave myself tinnitus 2.5 years ago when I played drums in…

  32. May 24, 2019

    This past week at Carfax has been one of great excitement! I’m working together every day with our platform engineers to design and…

  33. May 17, 2019

    At this point much of my life is organized by cards: digital notes that tell me what to do at any given point. At Carfax we use Jira…

  34. April 21, 2019

    Q1 ended a few weeks ago and I want to check on how I’m delivering on the goals I made a few months ago. 1. 52 people interviewed So far, I…

  35. April 12, 2019

    I’ve been doing a lot of projects recently with my roommate and friend, Caleb Salyer. For the last few weeks we’ve been recording podcasts…

  36. March 29, 2019

    Just got done with a long day in the studio with Wil Reeves and Sizable. We mixed the last few songs for this record and he also added some…

  37. March 08, 2019

    Here are some things I did this past week… Interviews I interviewed Thomas Blower last Saturday. We did the interview at Nourish at 10 AM…

  38. March 01, 2019

    Today marks the first anniversary of me buying my little home. I’m still in love with this pad and feel so lucky that I was able to be in a…

  39. February 22, 2019

    Sizable met with Wil Reeves earlier this week for 3 hours to mix 2 songs. It was awesome! I worked with Wil a few years ago on these two…

  40. February 15, 2019

    Last week my younger brother Phillip hit me up to go grab a beer and some dinner at Jazz, a New Orleans themed restaurant. He knew some…

  41. February 08, 2019

    A few hours ago I was at Shakespeare’s rolling pizza dough. It was my first shift back wearing Andrew Pracchia’s old hat. I had lost track…

  42. February 01, 2019

    I feel like another week has gone by and I haven’t done anything. But that’s a lie. My log shows me otherwise. (And at some point in the…

  43. January 25, 2019

    A quick run down Just got back from Carfax’s annual Employee Appreciation Party; it was a good night of talking (shouting… it was loud) with…

  44. January 18, 2019

    Just took a shower after working at Shakes. It was steady but not that busy. Woke up Sunday morning with a stiff neck. Or maybe it was just…

  45. January 11, 2019

    Hello from Vienna, MO. I’m trying to write this blog at the dinner table and my family members are playing Rummikub at the other end. I…

  46. January 04, 2019

    I have 52 weeks until I’m 30 years old. By the time my own father and grandfather were 30, they were married, had kids, and created…

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