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Friday, February 17, 2012

M36ABIT3: My 8-bit adventure!

I'm a musician. I have been for 56% percent of my life. In the last two years, my musical career has become increasingly exciting. I'm in a local band, Silent Havok, and we play 2-3 times a month localy, but also I have a solo project.

I go by M36ABIT3 (it's pronounced megabyte). M36ABIT3 is a chiptune/electronic project that I started about two years ago now. It started off as just a hobby. I got my first flash cart and loaded the popular chiptune program LSDj onto it. Using modded gameboys, I write my songs. Ever since I first discovered chiptune I have been hooked by it's nostalgic bleeps and bloops. I work to pump as much sound out of the little devices as I can. In some songs I use multiple gameboys at the same time. In my more recent songs I use a midi device that I rigged together to sync Ableton Live producing software on my laptop to my gameboys. In combination, I can really pump the bass through my laptop and still get all of the crazy 8-bit sounds that are iconic to retro gaming consoles.

Recently, I've joined the recently formed Fallen From Silence Records (AKA FFS Records). The labels compilation CD release party is tomorrow and I'm going to be performing! The label has a number of local DJ's and Producers that are going to be performing tomorrow night. There are going to be two stages and it's only $7! I'm ecstatic about this performance!

If you want to hear my music, I have all of my music up on soundcloud and if you like what you hear make sure to go "Like" my facebook page.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Glitchboy: Mojam

Mojang and the creators of the Humble Bundle are teaming up this weekend for a 60 hour programming session to create a new game decided by you! Voting is in progress now giving you several options for both the genre of the game and the theme of it. All of the proceeds will go to charity as well. The price hasn't been announced but based on how the Humble Bundle works, one could assume you will be able to pick your price. To those who know a few things about Notch, the most astonishing piece of news for all this might be that Notch will shave his beard if $1,000,000 is raised.

Watch the video and vote inside.

ComtechyService: An Introduction

My contribution to this blog will be tech reviews, and my opinion on new technology, movies, and music.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m a nerd, and have been since I was young. I started out dabbling in mechanics, then switched to electronics, then onto computers when I was 12. Started out on an old Gateway Pen 3 (my dad’s), then “upgraded” to my own Dual  Processor 333MHz Pentium II. I tried out many different operating systems, both Windows and Linux, but my favorite thing to do was to mod the registry and totally trick it out. I spent many years in XP, before finally upgraded to Windows 7 in 2009. (I will be writing a review on Windows 8, when it drops later this year.)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ultrastatic: My Introduction

I love electronics, video games, and music.

My contribution to this blog will include League of Legends streaming with Glitchboy, featured case mods and various computer builds, electronics mods, and my spin on music.

Glitch and I play League together quite often and it only made sense to stream our favorite game. At the moment, I'm not really playing any other games. Between school, preparing for college, and writing music, I can get pretty busy. But, when I do get around to playing other games, I'll make sure to voice my opinions!

As far as electronics go, I've always had a curious interest for electricity and the integrated circuits hiding in everyday devices. I built my first gaming computer in ninth grade. Last year I designed a compact case mod disguised as a book case. I call it! ...THE BOOK CASE MOD!! Right now I'm in the process of designing an ultra compact all-in-one gaming pc which will at some point most definitely be featured in this blog. If you have any ideas for mods or pc builds be sure to leave a comment.
Also, I frequently mod Gameboys... Which, leads me into my final point of introduction!

I'm a musician. I've been playing piano for ten years now, drums for eight, and bass guitar for four. But, in the last two years, I've picked up a more unique instrument. The Nintendo Gameboy! I write music classified under the genre, Chiptune. I play shows locally and have been recently become affiliated with a local record label. My gameboy mods as well as my music and how it is made will be featured on this blog.

So that's me! Hope you are all as excited as I am to be apart of this blog! ^-^

Friday, February 10, 2012

Glitchboy: An Introduction to Rainmeter

There are not many easy ways to make a computer very eye appealing. The quickest and easiest ways a typical user tries to pretty up their computer is through their desktop. Most of you though have only scratched the surface of what can be accomplished.

I'm not saying the desktop shown above is for you but, if any one part of it appeals to you then this guide is for you.

I love customizing my desktop and it will be my goal from now on to pass that love on and to show you how to accomplish making astonishing desktops.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Series of Updates

With this post comes several changes.
I know Mr Owl! I'm just as surprised he's starting up again as you! He also needed an eyegrabber!