nashp http://nashp.com The feed of updates to Nash Pitre's blog. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:10:08 GMT http://nashp.com Nash Pitre iPhone Home Screen (April 2017) http://nashp.com/iphone-home-screen-april-2017 http://nashp.com//posts/tech/[apple]/[apps]/iphone home screen (april 2017).md Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:10:08 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1493147406845/8wlv4c-img_0720.png" width="750" height="1334"></p> <p>I have a new way of organizing the apps on my iPhone.</p> <ul> <li><p>I’m only using one screen of apps, with all of my most used ones in a preferred order.</p></li> <li><p>The last row is left empty for spacing and a clean look.</p></li> <li><p>Two folders are at the top-left of the screen: one named<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span>Apple”, for the preinstalled apps, and one named<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span>Side-B”, for all the other apps that I’ve download. I organize both folders in the order of most used apps.</p></li> </ul> Believe http://nashp.com/believe http://nashp.com//posts/writing and reading/[quotes]/believe.md Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:22:24 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1493137343435/pa9mkw-img_0709.jpeg" width="1280" height="853"></p> <blockquote> <p>People believe, thought Shadow. It’s what people do. They believe, and then they do not take responsibility for their beliefs; they conjure things, and do not trust the conjuration. People populate the darkness; with ghosts, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe; and it is that rock solid belief, that makes things happen.</p> </blockquote> Getting Rid of Home Internet http://nashp.com/getting-rid-of-home-internet http://nashp.com//posts/lifestyle/[minimalism]/getting rid of home internet.md Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:57:48 -0500 <p>A few weeks ago, I decided to get rid of my Charter internet at home. This is the first time in over a decade that I haven’t needed it. Thanks to my unlimited data on my iPad Pro (and the option to turn it into a hotspot if need be), I’m able to get by with just cellular <span class="small-caps">LTE</span>. I find this little milestone fascinating.</p> If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. — Emile Zola http://nashp.com/if-you-ask-me-what-i-came-into-this-life-to-do-i-will-tell-you-i-came-to-live-out-loud-—-emile-zola http://nashp.com//posts/writing and reading/[quotes]/if you ask me what i came into this life to do, i will tell you- i came to live out loud. — emile.md Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:54:17 -0500 Cross Church Notes - Living The Dream http://nashp.com/cross-church-notes-living-the-dream http://nashp.com//posts/[cross church]/[cross church notes]/cross church notes - living the dream.md Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:37:43 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1492983462391/f3f-a799-4d1f-8303-dbde34b75d1e.JPG" width="1867" height="1400"></p> <ul> <li><a href="#week-1">Week 1</a></li> </ul> <hr> <h2 id="week-1">Week 1</h2> <ul> <li>Daniel 1:1</li> </ul> <p>Daniel: Hebrew name -<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span>God is my judge”</p> <p>When culture shifts:</p> <ol type="1"> <li>It will try to rename you.</li> <li>It will try to tame you.</li> <li>It will try to claim you.</li> </ol> <p>When culture shifts, you better know who you are.</p> <p>Will I change the world or will the world change me?</p> <p>Will my identity come from God or from the world?</p> Krypton (Trailer) http://nashp.com/krypton-trailer http://nashp.com//posts/media/[trailers]/krypton (trailer).md Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:49:10 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer vimeo" style="padding-bottom: 56.25%"><iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/213733111?badge=0&color=ffffff&byline=0&portrait=0" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p>David Goyer, the writer of The Dark Knight and Man of Steel, brings you Krypton, a series that takes place 200 years before Man of Steel.</p> <p><a href="http://geektyrant.com/news/impressive-first-trailer-for-the-superman-inspired-series-krypton">Joey Paur</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Krypton will center around Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, who is played by Cameron Cuffe. It takes place in a time when the House of El was shamed and ostracized and Seg-El is looking to bring hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known.</p> </blockquote> Kendrick Lamar - DNA (Video) http://nashp.com/kendrick-lamar-dna-video http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/kendrick lamar - dna (video).md Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:47:59 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NLZRYQMLDW4?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> What reviewers are saying about Kendrick’s new album http://nashp.com/what-reviewers-are-saying-about-kendricks-new-album http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/kendrick-damn-reviews.md Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p><a href="https://nowtoronto.com/music/album-reviews/kendrick-lamar-damn-review/">Christine Clarke</a>, writing for <span class="small-caps">NOW</span> Magazine:</p> <blockquote> <p>Countless rappers claim to have transcended the game. Kendrick Lamar actually does. There’s the sense his ambitions on <span class="small-caps">DAMN</span>. are even larger, reaching toward something more universal, fateful even spiritual in its reach to find the link tying all contradictions together.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/kendrick-lamar-star-hip-hop-has-waiting-damn-review/">Neil McCormick</a>, writing for The Telegraph:</p> <blockquote> <p>From <span class="small-caps">DNA</span><span class="push-single"></span><span class="pull-single">’</span>s punchy electro mantra about identity to <span class="small-caps">LOVE</span><span class="push-single"></span><span class="pull-single">’</span>s tender sing-song reggae pop meditation on fickle emotions, <span class="small-caps">DAMN</span> is an album of surface sheen and hidden depths, where words and music operate in beautiful synchronicity, a constantly unfolding dance that lends each new approach a sense of investigation and revelation. It is dazzling.</p> </blockquote> <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RIGINiBYxis?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p>Last updated: 04/18/17</p> Nobody: a poem http://nashp.com/nobody-a-poem http://nashp.com//posts/me/[poems]/nobody- a poem.md Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:07:26 -0500 <p>Stranger to stranger, the differences are small. Love, pain, anger, and fear, I want it all. Nobody. Capturing a smile, and documenting the hurt. My observations become obsessions, I make it work.</p> <p>I care about you, but I barely know you, is that enough? A scavenger hunt, finding you, that diamond in the rough. A blank face (nobody), replaced with yours, when we’re acquainted. Your eyes tell a story of redemption, we see you’ve made it. Memories is all we have, silhouettes, they disappear. In exchange for somebody that’s here. Embrace fear.</p> <p>A friendship, endearment, what you’re hearing is a poem. Nobody. When the story becomes you, and you are someone that’s so important. You bring clarity to the distortion. A small portion.</p> Morning Coffee: a weekly newsletter http://nashp.com/coffee http://nashp.com//posts/me/[meta]/morning coffee.md Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1480961082428/wazi1w-img_1380.jpeg" width="2000" height="1333"></p> <p>Every Monday morning at 6am, an email arrives with everything I’ve created since the previous Monday. It’ll be short and simple, and built so that you can experience my website through just these emails. If you’re not on the list yet, <a href="http://nashp.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9b6f8e7370b49fc0671bddc99&amp;id=9fae4ee650">sign up here</a> (or at the bottom of the page).</p> The Kendrick Conspiracy: ToC (Video) http://nashp.com/the-kendrick-conspiracy-toc-video http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/the kendrick conspiracy- toc (video).md Sat, 15 Apr 2017 11:52:27 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vZUv89dlOoI?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p>This video breaks down all the internet’s conspiracies about the album, and the second album that is rumored to arrive on Easter Sunday.</p> <p>Damn, Nation = The Other Color</p> <p>We’ll find out in a few hours.</p> <p>(I’m not 100% sold on this. It could be true, but I’m not getting my hopes up. I’ve been burned by the internet one too many times.)</p> <p><strong>Update:</strong> I’ve tested it out. You can too.</p> <ul> <li><p>It was written and mixed to be listened to in both directions.</p></li> <li><p>My new theory is they’ll release a new album tonight/tomorrow, but it’ll be the same songs, in the opposite order.</p></li> <li><p>The album will be called God.</p></li> <li><p>Duckworth starts it off, and Blood ends it.</p></li> <li><p>When you listen to it that way, new concepts pop up, like <span class="small-caps">DJ</span> Kid Capri yells:<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span>we gon’ put it in reverse!” Kendrick tells the origin story, and with<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span>Blood” as the outro, this is where he dies.</p></li> <li><p>Nothing is confirmed yet, though</p></li> </ul> <p><strong>Update 2:</strong> looks like this second album theory isn’t happening, despite all the clues that internet found. Either way, I enjoy the investigating.</p> Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Teaser Trailer) http://nashp.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-teaser-trailer http://nashp.com//posts/media/[trailers]/star wars- the last jedi (teaser trailer).md Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:08:08 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zB4I68XVPzQ?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> Chris Paul’s Most Dangerous Weapon? His Eyes http://nashp.com/chris-pauls-most-dangerous-weapon-his-eyes http://nashp.com//posts/[sports]/[nba]/chris paul's most dangerous weapon- his eyes.md Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:57:15 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491976633713/gchc-chris-paul-genius-clippers.jpg" width="1300" height="724"></p> <p><a href="https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/11/chris-paul-court-vision-passing-clippers-nba-playoffs">Rob Mahoney</a>, writing for Sports Illustrated:</p> <blockquote> <p>The <span class="small-caps">NBA</span> is afraid of what Chris Paul sees. Opponents show it in the way they react to his stare, selling out into passing lanes simply because Paul’s eyes suggest it. When Paul slows down to survey the floor, it can paralyze his defender with possibility. His attention is a weapon. The fear of it can lead a defense to do senseless things—the kind that leaves smart players baffled in the moment and shaking their heads in a film session. There are anxieties in guarding any great player, but with Paul, the greatest concern is the imbalance of information. Russell Westbrook kills with speed and Stephen Curry with space. Paul wins by seeing things that no one else could and exploiting a defense that knows it.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is the first article I’ve read that breaks down Paul’s game as detailed as this. Reading this reminded me of Spike Lee recording Kobe Bryant’s game, and then Bryant narrated it afterwards. This felt like a text-version of that.</p> <p>Here’s another great quote from this piece:</p> <blockquote> <p>The genius of players like Paul comes out in obstruction. Start to box him in and you’ll see fireworks; the fewer the options that Paul seems to have, the more fantastic the results. Whatever limits a defense looks to impose, Paul will find ways to break them. Spring a trap and Paul—a control guard by type—will give up the ball to get it back later on the move. Switch pick-and-rolls against the Clippers and Paul becomes an even more vicious dual threat. Any big in front of him is as good as cooked.</p> </blockquote> The most underrated team going into the playoffs http://nashp.com/the-most-underrated-team-going-into-the-playoffs http://nashp.com//posts/[sports]/[nba]/the most underrated team going into the playoffs.md Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:31:34 -0500 <p>On The Ringer <span class="small-caps">NBA</span> Show, <a href="https://overcast.fm/+GgJAchH40/21:53">Kevin O’Conner</a> starts it off:</p> <blockquote> <p>It pains me to say it, because I can’t stand them. I think the team that is the most underrated … with Chris Paul in the lineup, their record is 42-18.</p> </blockquote> <p>This <a href="https://overcast.fm/+GgJAchH40/21:53">link</a> will bring you to the time stamp where this conversation picks up.</p> Kendrick Lamar - Damn. (Cover and Tracklist) http://nashp.com/kendrick-lamar-damn-cover-and-tracklist http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/kendrick lamar - damn. (cover and tracklist).md Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:12:00 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491923518683/b0-8cb7-4152-a224-28d2c27f6087.jpeg" width="1400" height="1400"> <img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491923518819/a0-8703-468a-9c28-f5fd833835c2.jpeg" width="1400" height="1400"></p> Clippers In The Playoffs (Summary and Hopes) http://nashp.com/clippers-in-the-playoffs-summary-and-hopes http://nashp.com//posts/[sports]/[nba]/clippers in the playoffs.md Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:46:57 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491882473361/0516_18kjhvz0gf1541qny9cv9xcako.jpg" width="1920" height="1080"></p> <p>We’re a few days away from the <span class="small-caps">NBA</span> playoffs. The Clippers had a weird year: starting off with the best record in the <span class="small-caps">NBA</span> at 12-2, and then injuries started happening, between Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. The team sputtered and lost their identity during for most of the season, and it took much longer than I thought it would for them to get it back—so much so that I started assuming that they’d lost their identity for good. Until recently.</p> <p>The last five games have been very impressive, as the Clips are getting hot at the right time. Going into this weekend, I couldn’t ask for anything more than what I’m seeing: Chris Paul is being very aggressive, looking to score, and looks as fast as he’s looked in years. And Blake Griffin is looking to score near the rim more, instead of settling for a long-distance shot.</p> <p>The Clippers play the Jazz in round one, and even though they won’t be a push-over, I expect to advance past them, while getting in rhythm and gaining momentum for the rest of the playoffs.</p> <h2 id="i-hope">I hope</h2> <ul> <li><p>Doc staggers Blake and Paul’s minutes, so one of them are always in the game.</p></li> <li><p>Austin Rivers has a speedy recovery and returns in the first round against the Jazz, so he’s back to himself sooner rather than later.</p></li> <li><p>Blake Griffin focuses on the paint. Get to the rim, use his speed to gain the advantage against slower bigs. Be aggressive, in the post and driving.</p></li> <li><p>Chris Paul looks to score first. When Paul is looking for his shot, we’re a different team. He becomes an even bigger threat than the version of him that’s mostly a passer.</p></li> <li><p>Jamal Crawford doesn’t disappear in this year’s playoffs. As dominate as he’s been during regular seasons, I’ve yet to seem him dominate many playoff games. He’s capable of taking over any game on any night, and we’ll need him to do just that.</p></li> <li><p>DeAndre Jordan continues to be a defensive threat, disrupting every shot and every drive that comes his way.</p></li> <li><p>DeAndre sets high picks for <span class="small-caps">CP3</span>, near the half court line. When the screen is that high, Paul can attack the floor with much more space, and the pace is increased as soon as that screen is set.</p></li> <li><p>The Thunder win, so we can play the Spurs in the second round. Not scared of the Warriors, but we match up much better with the Spurs.</p></li> <li><p>We stay healthy during the playoffs. I’m tired of fluke injuries ruining our playoffs chances.</p></li> <li><p>The bench is shortened to Crawford, Felton, Speights, and Rivers (when he returns), with Blake and Moute also playing with the second unit at times.</p></li> </ul> <p>These are just a few thoughts. I look forward to seeing it all play out.</p> DANGERDOOM - Mad Nice (feat. Black Thought) http://nashp.com/dangerdoom-mad-nice-feat-black-thought http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/dangerdoom - mad nice (feat. black thought).md Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:12:48 -0500 <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/316614774&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"> </iframe> The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius http://nashp.com/the-happiness-of-your-life-depends-upon-the-quality-of-your-thoughts-thinspmdashthinspmarcus-aurelius http://nashp.com//posts/writing and reading/[quotes]/the happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – marcus aurelius.md Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:07:21 -0500 Pilot (cleaned up a few things) http://nashp.com/pilot-cleaned-up-a-few-things http://nashp.com//posts/me/[studio]/pilot (cleaned up a few things).md Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:44:52 -0500 <p><img src="http://blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1466359174185/e23rs2-enlight1.jpeg"></p> <p>I released <a href="/pilot">Pilot</a> in November, but today I cleaned up a few things on the page. Here’s a reminder to <a href="/pilot">check it out</a>.</p> Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing http://nashp.com/neil-gaimans-8-rules-of-writing http://nashp.com//posts/writing and reading/[writing tips]/neil gaiman's 8 rules of writing.md Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:46:59 -0500 <p><a href="https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/09/28/neil-gaiman-8-rules-of-writing/">Neil Gaiman</a>:</p> <ul> <li><p>Write</p></li> <li><p>Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.</p></li> <li><p>Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.</p></li> <li><p>Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is.</p></li> <li><p>Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.</p></li> <li><p>Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.</p></li> <li><p>Laugh at your own jokes.</p></li> <li><p>The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it ­honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.</p></li> </ul> All Eyez On Me (Trailer) http://nashp.com/all-eyez-on-me-trailer http://nashp.com//posts/media/[movies]/all eyez on me (trailer).md Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:03:16 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GRgua3A3XOE?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p><a href="http://uncrate.com/video/all-eyez-on-me/">Devour</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Tupac Shakur’s career was cut far too short, but the mark he left on hip-hop was massive. 21 years after his death in an unsolved Las Vegas drive-by shooting, Tupac still casts a long shadow over a genre he helped bring to the masses. All Eyez on Me tells the story of Tupac’s life, from his early childhood in New York, his breakout solo record Me Against the World, and his legendary feud with fellow rap great Notorious B.I.G. All Eyez on Me comes to theaters June 16, 2017.</p> </blockquote> Anticipating Kendrick’s Album (a few hours away) http://nashp.com/anticipating-kendricks-album-a-few-hours-away http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/anticipating kendrick's album (a few hours away).md Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:51:58 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491508317319/8z2-kendrick-lamar-humble-video.jpg" width="1440" height="810"></p> <p>We’re a few hours away from Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album. There has been very little information about it so far: no album name or cover, and there’s even speculation on whether it’ll actually come out on April 7th, since there hasn’t been much press for it, but I’m very confident that it’ll be here tomorrow. All signs are pointing to a quiet, but strategic and aggressive release for his fourth album.</p> <p><a href="https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Kendrick-lamar-the-heart-part-4-lyrics">The Heart 4</a> was a song released recently, as his first song in over a year. It won’t be on the album, but it was his way of preparing the fans for the upcoming release (that’s where he announced the date)—and soon afterwards, the first single/video from the album was released, titled <a href="http://nashp.com/kendrick-lamar-humble-music-video">Humble</a>. It’s not one of my favorite songs from him, but it could easily be my favorite video. The song has a catchy beat and hook, but the lyrics are too simple for my taste.</p> <p>I predict that this song has very little to do with the album as a whole, and could even be hidden behind another song somewheres on the album. Looking at the last two albums, the first song released for those albums were<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span><a href="https://youtu.be/B5YNiCfWC3A">Swimming Pools</a><span class="push-double"></span><span class="pull-double">”</span> and<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span><a href="https://youtu.be/8aShfolR6w8">i</a><span class="push-double"></span><span class="pull-double">”</span>, and even though both songs are better than Humble, neither of those songs had a huge impact on the album (two ambivalent songs). With that being said, I’m not judging what the album will be based simply off of the first song released. It’s just a small piece to the overall puzzle, and if this album is anything like the previous ones, there will dozens and dozens of puzzle pieces.</p> <p>The calm before the storm is happening. There’s silence around the world right now. Not many people are talking about the upcoming release that’s just a few hours away—but after it’s released, it’ll take over the news cycle, social media, and message boards. I find that fascinating.</p> <p>I’ve heard that theme of the album will be<span class="push-double"></span> <span class="pull-double">“</span>about God”, and if that’s the case, and it’s executed properly, the weight of that concept can be huge. We’ll find out soon.</p> <p><strong>Update</strong>: only pre-orders went up today, unfortunately. The official release date is a week from now, April 14th.</p> For Sale: iPad Pro Smart Keyboard (12.9″) http://nashp.com/for-sale-ipad-pro-smart-keyboard-12-9″ http://nashp.com//posts/me/[garage sale]/smart keyboard.md Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491537429103/90b5f41e75427a7d1331b6e466f7b1a.jpg" width="592" height="363"></p> <p><a href="mailto:%20nashp@me.com">Get in touch</a>.</p> <hr> <p><em>Filed under: <a href="http://nashp.com/tagged/garage-sale">Garage Sale</a>, in memory of my <a href="/carol">grandma</a> (One of her favorite pass-times was going to garage sales).</em></p> John Mayer - Still Feel Like Your Man (Music Video) http://nashp.com/john-mayer-still-feel-like-your-man-music-video http://nashp.com//posts/media/[music]/john mayer - still feel like your man (music video).md Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:47:41 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NyCst7We6Uw?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> For Sale: Hue Lights (3 bulbs + bridge) http://nashp.com/for-sale-hue-lights-3-bulbs-bridge http://nashp.com//posts/me/[garage sale]/for sale- hue lights (3 bulbs + bridge).md Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:58:04 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491332283277/30-smart-colorful-led-lighting.jpeg" width="1000" height="619"></p> <p><a href="mailto:%20nashp@me.com">Get in touch</a>.</p> <hr> <p><em>Filed under: <a href="http://nashp.com/tagged/garage-sale">Garage Sale</a>, in memory of my <a href="/carol">grandma</a> (One of her favorite pass-times was going to garage sales).</em></p> Breaking Down Breaking Bad’s Pilot Episode http://nashp.com/breaking-down-breaking-bads-pilot-episode http://nashp.com//posts/media/[tv shows]/breaking down breaking bad's pilot episode.md Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:57:21 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sbMgYMY9Ryw?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p><a href="http://uncrate.com/video/breaking-down-breaking-bads-pilot-episode/">Devour</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>If you want to make one of the best television shows ever, you need to start with a pilot. The characters, the setting, the plot — all this needs to be established in a way that makes viewers want to tune in for the next episode. Lessons from the Screenplay breaks down Vince Gilligan’s script for the pilot of Breaking Bad, and how it set up one of the best shows of television’s Golden Age.</p> </blockquote> For Sale: iPhone 7 Plus (128gb, Black) http://nashp.com/for-sale-iphone-7-plus-128gb-black http://nashp.com//posts/me/[garage sale]/for sale- iphone 7 plus (128gb, black).md Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:53:36 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491324816001/7-iphone7-plus-jetblack-select-2016" width="1200" height="630"></p> <p><a href="mailto:%20nashp@me.com">Get in touch</a>.</p> <hr> <p><em>Filed under: <a href="http://nashp.com/tagged/garage-sale">Garage Sale</a>, in memory of my <a href="/carol">grandma</a> (One of her favorite pass-times was going to garage sales).</em></p> John Gruber: Getting Apple scoops with this one weird blog http://nashp.com/john-gruber-getting-apple-scoops-with-this-one-weird-blog http://nashp.com//posts/tech/[apple]/john gruber- getting apple scoops with this one weird blog.md Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:17:22 -0500 <p><a href="http://kottke.org/17/04/getting-apple-scoops-with-this-one-weird-blog">Jason Kottke</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Gruber runs a one-person independent blog that he started as a hobby and now he’s one of five people on the planet that the largest company in the world invites in for an unprecedented preview of new Mac hardware.</p> </blockquote> Russell Westbrook vs. James Harden MVP Mix - I’M THE ONE http://nashp.com/russell-westbrook-vs-james-harden-mvp-mix-im-the-one http://nashp.com//posts/[sports]/[nba]/russell westbrook vs. james harden mvp mix - i’m the one.md Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:18:16 -0500 <div style="width:0;height:0"> </div><div class="videoContainer" style="padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tG2bLxDKIEo?rel=0&wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> For My Brother: Three-Year Anniversary http://nashp.com/for-my-brother-three-year-anniversary http://nashp.com//posts/me/[studio]/for my brother- three year anniversary.md Sat, 01 Apr 2017 21:11:56 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491099115268/693-f6e1-46ed-91d7-3cdf5f3436c2.JPG" width="1223" height="640"></p> <iframe style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 120px;" src="https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1465786599/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=63b2cc/tracklist=false/artwork=small/track=684868141/transparent=true/" seamless> <a href="http://nashp.bandcamp.com/album/for-my-brother">For My Brother by nashp</a> </iframe> <p>It’s been three years since I released this little project. One innocent picture of us as kids, and only three songs. The last song out of the three is one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever done, and that’s the one I’ll add to this blog post (the other two are much darker).</p> Monthly Recap (March 2017) http://nashp.com/march2017 http://nashp.com//posts/me/[recaps]/[about 2017]/march 2017.md Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p><img src="//blotcdn.com/ebaab3aca2/image-cache/1491014095644/992-b52a-4d9c-ad79-3a9163c2ebde.JPG" width="1223" height="640"></p> <p>March was a month of resting for me. No matter how hard I tried not to, I still felt drowsy during most days—so I slept, way more than usual (I was very close to going to the doctor to see what was wrong). Slowly though, things started to pick back up. My energy level is finally back to where it needs to be, and I’m excited about what’s to come in April.</p> <h2 id="whats-been-up-though">What’s been up though</h2> <ul> <li><p>I wrote another <a href="http://nashp.com/peace-and-productivity-03/28/17">Peace and Productivity</a> post this month, and this one is about a new morning schedule with 30 minute blocks.</p></li> <li><p>I’ve had 12 studio sessions so far this year, with most of them happening in March. I released one of those songs, titled <a href="http://nashp.com/nashp-gaining-speed">Gaining Speed</a>.</p></li> <li><p>I wrote about the current <a href="http://nashp.com/the-ipad-lineup">iPad lineup</a>, and then right after that, I wrote about <a href="http://nashp.com/my-new-setup-iphone-and-ipad">my new setup</a>, and how I’ve traded iPads with a friend, and how I’ve stopped using the Plus version of the iPhone. Both of my daily devices are smaller now.</p></li> <li><p>I <a href="http://nashp.com/for-sale-playstation-4-uncharted-edition-matching-headset">sold</a> my <span class="small-caps">PS4</span> this month, for $300, which was the same price I paid for the Nintendo Switch. I’m proud to say I’ve logged 50 hours of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Hands down, best game I’ve ever played (Here’s a few post this month about Zelda: <a href="http://nashp.com/zelda-breath-of-the-wild-is-already-one-of-the-best-reviewed-games-of-all-time">Already the best reviewed game of all time</a>, <a href="http://nashp.com/how-45-minutes-with-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-convinced-me-to-buy-a-switch">45 minutes with Zelda convinced him to buy a Switch</a>).</p></li> <li><p>I wrote about the ending to <a href="http://nashp.com/blondes-ending-seigfried-godspeed-futura-free">Blonde</a>, and how much I love the last three songs. I even told a friend recently, that this Frank Ocean album has replaced John Mayer’s Continuum as my favorite album of all time. Bold statement, but I’ve listened to it that much. (Here’s the Dropbox <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ia6ww2w9jbkf0oj/AADyYvFwX2pOpXURZcqILlSfa?dl=0">link</a> to it if you haven’t heard it.)</p></li> <li><p>I attended all the Cross Church services: <a href="http://nashp.com/love-handles">Love Handles</a> finished up, and <a href="http://nashp.com/cross-church-notes-lift-up-your-eyes">Lift Up Your Eyes</a> started up. I took my usual notes.</p></li> </ul> <h2 id="quote-of-the-month">Quote of the month</h2> <blockquote> <p>When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. — <a href="http://nashp.com/when-you-realize-there-is-nothing-lacking-the-whole-world-belongs-to-you-thinspmdashthinsplao-tzu">Lao Tzu</a></p> </blockquote> <h2 id="around-the-web">Around the web</h2> <p>Kendrick Lamar released the first track, <a href="http://nashp.com/kendrick-lamar-humble-music-video">Humble</a>, to his new album coming out next week. Dave Chappelle returned to the world with <a href="http://nashp.com/dave-chappelle-on-escaping-fame-returning-to-stand-up-with-netflix">two new stand-ups</a>. They’re a must watch. Justin West released a <a href="http://nashp.com/frank-ocean-blonde-tribute">Blonde Tribute</a>: half Akira, half Frank Ocean. I came across someone on YouTube, by the name of MisterAmazing, who did a Black Mirror essay, titled <a href="http://nashp.com/black-mirror-dystopia-done-right">Dystopia Done Right</a>. Black Mirror is on Netflix if you haven’t seen it. Death Note released a <a href="http://nashp.com/death-note-netflix-teaser">teaser trailer</a>, for its live-action movie coming out in August. <a href="http://nashp.com/s-town-a-nonfiction-podcast-by-serial-and-this-american-life">S-Town: a nonfiction podcast</a>, made by Serial and This American Life, is the first podcast that I’ve binge-listened to.</p>