Mar 18, 2020
The New World Order
You may have heard of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that’s sweeping the globe. Welp, what it means for me so far is working from home, schools closed, and a general unrest and fear of The Outside.
Dec 4, 2019
Some basic info, to catch up for many years of no blogging:
- I’m about to turn 39 in a few days
- I have a daughter who recently turned 5
- I’m going to celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary next month
- I still program (https://github.com/michaelchadwick)
- I still work by the beach (https://scripps.ucsd.edu), and have since mid-2016
- I’m still in a band (https://flylikevenus.com)
- I still make my own music, too (https://nebyoolae.com)
- I still own a dog, who is now almost 9 years old
Nov 28, 2017
New Music Catalog Site
I haven’t been putting a lot of work into making music lately, but I have been tinkering with a new site that catalogs all the works I’ve done over the last 20+ years.
It’s not done yet (still needs a copious amount of tedious data entry), but it’s worth checking out.
- Aug 31, 2017 Fly Like Venus’s “Scenes” Got Reviewed
Aug 14, 2017
It’s now ready to unveil publicly, after a beta test at UCCSC, a rad tech conference recently held at UC San Diego, so let’s dig into it and discuss some things that changed since last we raffled items in a random fashion.
Jul 18, 2017
New Albums, both Solo and Band!
Band: Fly Like Venus – Scenes
May 5, 2017
Flat.io and Composer Quest
A few months ago one of my favorite podcasts ended. I was actually on Composer Quest a few times as a guest, and the host even stayed with me for a night during his World Tour. All in all, Charlie made a very cool thing, and I’ll miss it.
Apr 20, 2017
I recently completed a new web app called Raffler that lets you take a list of items (usually names) and then “raffle” them (i.e. randomly choose one). It’s an extension of an older web app I made called Just Pick One, but except for some neat animation I added on the front-end design, the back-end logic was largely the same as always: one big honkin’
funcs.jsfile full of global variables and methods. Bad Mike, I know, I know, but it’s just how I function when I build from scratch.
Mar 21, 2017
Fly Like Venus Album and Gigs
The sweet rock band I’m currently in, Fly Like Venus, is getting more legit everyday.
Feb 27, 2017
How I Didn’t Finish the 2017 RPM Challenge
The RPM Challenge is an annual, um, challenge to make an album of music in a month. That’s 35 minutes or 10 songs, whichever comes first. I completed it once in 2010, which was when I made my first album of both music and lyrics.