Change (B)log

Joseph Weidinger

Written by Joseph Weidinger.

Week 19 Update - The Card Pusher

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…

Week 18 Update - The Failed Job Interview

May 10, 2019

I applied for a different coding gig and after doing all the interviews and such I found out that I didn’t get it. I kind of promised that I…

Week 17 Update - The Side Music Projects

May 03, 2019

Spent time in the studio with Wil Reeves again mixing and mastering two songs I produced. One song was with Anup and one was with Caleb. In…

Week 16 Update - The Unexpected Carfax Projects

April 26, 2019

This week has been a pretty dynamic one for my work life. Early on in these blogs I wrote about some work-related projects that I had been…

Q1 Update

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…

Week 15 Update - The Nirvana Rediscovery

April 19, 2019

I’ve been listening to a lot of Nirvana recently. I started listening to them heavily when I was around 10 years old. Since the very…

Week 14 Update - The Roommate Projects

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…

Week 12 Update - The Mix Master

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…

Week 11 Update - The Pop A Shot Tourney

March 22, 2019

It’s March Madness. Every TV at Shakes has a different game on. Everyone at work is talking about their brackets. In the spirit, Carfax…

Week 10 Update - The Surprise Birthday Party

March 15, 2019

Today is my dad’s birthday. All of us kids surprised him by showing up in Vienna today. It’s hard to call it a surprise though. He pieced…

Week 9 Update - The Week 9 Grind

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…

Week 8 Update - The Anniversaries

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…

Week 7 Update - The First Mix Session

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…

Week 6 Update - The Awkward Dinner

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…

Week 5 Update - The Music Idea

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…

Week 4 Update - The Time Optimizations

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…

Week 3 Update - The "Passion" Project

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…

Week 2 Update - The stiff neck

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…

Week 1 Update

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…

52 Weeks Until 2020

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…