Dave's Blog

A Random Guy, posting about Random Stuff...

Happy New Year!

What more can I say, 2016 was an incredible year for me, as I witnessed the birth of my second child, my little princess.  What a better way to kick of 2017 then with a bit of humor.  Enjoy.

Still here... :-)

Time really does fly by, just noticed that I haven't posted since July, I'll be posting much more very soon, as a lot has happend in the past few months, in the mean time lets enjoy some classic Journey.

It's been a while, Whats going on in the world?

Wow, June 2016, what can say it's been a busy month, was planning on moving almost immediately after returning with my family from a month long stay in the US.  Have a lot on my plate and curious to see where my career is going.  Also working on my son's 1 year video, yes I know its very late, but stay tuned.

In any case July turned out to be a whirlwind as well.  Can't believe we've reach the halfway point already...

Being so far away in the Philippines, I have an interesting vantage point on world events, and a must say, what a mess... in just the last few months... Paris, Orlando, Dallas, and now Baton Rouge of all places.

In all my travels, one thing rings universal, music... so I leave you with this

Wow, What a month!

Just arrived back in Manila after a month long trip to the US. Flying literally halfway around the world with the wife and a 1 year old wasn't easy but we did...  May was a great month, more to come soon...

Backing up

As Linus at LinusTechTips found out, never rely on a raid array as a backup, a single controller failure can cause catastrophic outcomes including complete loss of data... Many in the film industry state that if your shots aren't backed up in a least 3 locations they don't exist.

Ever wonder why do movies have those black bars on your TV?

For years, I've been a fan of the cinema... Some of my best memories of my youth were spending hot humid summer afternoons at the local theater catching the latest blockbuster... I've also spent countless hours watching classic cinema from Cecile B. DeMille to Alfred Hitchock to more modern masterpieces from Robert Zemeckis and Ridley Scott, don't get me started on Blade Runner. One thing anyone whom has seen films from various decades has noticed is the shape is different as time goes by, getting wider and wider but why?  And Why do I have those black bars on my TV, even if mine is widescreen? The answer is an interesting one dating all the way back to the days of Thomas Edison, culminating in an ongoing war to this day between the movie house and the home theater. One of my favorite Vimeo/Youtube channels Filmmaker IQ.com has what I consider to the be definitive discussion of this topic.  John Hess gives an entertaining lesson on the changing shape of cinema.

Hello World...

Hello, Greetings to anyone who may have stumbled across my quiet corner of the World Wide Web, those who may have come across my blog years ago may recognize a great deal of changes... Indeed there have been many, after trying several products, I came to the realization that I really should write my own site, after all being a developer with over 20 years of experience from both the personal to the professional I really owe it to myself to explore the art of the possible.  With that being said, building a site and actually filling it with content are two completely different challenges,  completed by the end of the year, this site has been sitting more or less dormant since January 2016.  A shame as I have more than enough to talk about... Perhaps I'll chat about how this website was built too, an interesting topic, and an exploration of cloud technologies, and scalable design.  Plenty to talk about there for sure. In any case it begins today!  I hope to blog about whatever interests me at the time, history, technology, photography, life, family...  I can't imagine a better way to begin and end my first post with a short film I put together to celebrate my son's first 3 months with us... Hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by...