Mark Aceves

Full circle, back to vinyl.

Full circle, back to vinyl.

I remember as a kid and teenager, going to the record store and buying records, and then returning home with them to spend the evening listening to them, reading the liner notes, and studying the album art. I did that for a long time even during the advent of cassette...

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New music or at least music that is new to me!

New music or at least music that is new to me!

Funny thing… I’ve bought more music lately than I have over the past year or two. Not sure why, maybe I’m just bored with my 500+ GB? Ha, doubtful. I think that I am just trying to spread the good karma and contribute towards artists I like. So here are...

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A Change Is Gonna Come….

A Change Is Gonna Come….

In the immortal words of the great Sam Cooke, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, and some would argue it’s already here. What I’m referring to is the current state of the music industry. Last week in New York was the New Music Seminar, and while I didn’t go myself, I was...

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the slow, painful death of IE6

the slow, painful death of IE6

This is a good week for me. I have given my company a solid business case to officially stop supporting IE6 for our public facing sites. I’ve waited a very long time for this moment and for well over a year I have been faithfully checking our Omniture and Google Analytics stats each month,...

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Sweet and sour by the hour.

Summer is here and this is the perfect weather to go outside and play! We bought Lala a wading pool for the back yard so she can keep cool on the hot days. She loves the water and wants to get in even fully clothed! Lately Lala has starting putting...

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Fat, Thin, Fat: My Weight Loss Hell Ride

Fat, Thin, Fat: My Weight Loss Hell Ride

It took me a while to figure out what I was going to call this post being that there are so many mixed emotions wrapped around this subject matter for me, but in the end I figured “How to lose 100 pounds and then gain it all back” was a...

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The Body, The Blood, The Machine.

The Body, The Blood, The Machine.

If you didnt know already, i like to listen to alot of music. All types. This week I dug out the second to last CD of one of my favorite bands of the past few years, The Thermals – “The Body The Blood The Machine”. I haven’t listened to it in...

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This business of music.

This business of music.

The music industry is dead. Long live the music industry. Unless you’ve been asleep or uninterested the past ten years you have to have noticed a major change in how you purchase music. Ten years ago I was an avid music collector who spent hours combing my way through record...

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Balance, grasshopper

Balance, grasshopper

When I was taking Kung Fu, one thing my master always insisted upon was not just physical balance but mental/spiritual balance. When I had first started studying Kung Fu I was really excited about it and wanted to quit my other activities to focus solely on it. I was even...

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What makes a team work?

What makes a team work?

I went to lunch today with my good friend Kevin Hague who used to be on my team at work. He was telling me about this book he is reading called X-Teams. It’s basically about how teams work in a corporate setting and how teams in a traditional sense sometimes fall short of...

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