My wide interests amalgamated into one blog. Magic, cooking, art and electronics is just a few of the kinds of things you'll be finding here. The majority of my posts will be of my work but plenty of my inspiration will be shared here!

Stay tuned and you just might learn something; contribute and hopefully I will too!

 

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So here is the guitar mention in my previous post that I fixed for a friend being put through some paces. Just some quick stuff I like to play from time to time, nothing super polished.

So my a friend of mine just so happens to be the owner of an Epiphone Goth SG. A very sexy piece of hardware which I am rather jealous of. Unfortunately it has gone neglected for about a year now due to the wire connecting the jack snapped! I only wish I could have known about it earlier, right away I grabbed the poor instrument and began working on it.

The problem was simple to fix, just needed a quick solder job. So I soldered the white wire back to the jack and had to add a ground because the way Epiphone wires their SGs is hard to repair if the connection is broken. So now ‘Moo’ as the guitar has been named is back to full glory and function, as an upcoming post will illustrate!

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First audio recording. Nothing fancy, just strumin on my Ibanez classical guitar. Wanted to get my recording method down, make sure everything worked and get familiar with the software. I’ll be working out a way to record my electric guitar too so expect some of that too!

Here are a few screenshots of the game I’m subjecting myself to in the early a.m. In case you couldn’t guess, this is a very. Scary. Experience. I almost hesitate to call this a game with how quickly it pulls you in, makes it’s mark and has you running away in a panic only to come cautiously creeping back, pieing each corner  on the way. With out any intro or back story to the game, you are welcomed into a persistent first person experience from the eyes of the main character as he wakes up in a haze on the floor and picks himself up. You feel immediately able to relate with your avatar in the fact that neither of you have any idea what the hell is going on. No monologue, no testing the waters with instruction; you read a note on a desk and begin trying to figure out what’s going on in this very creepy castle. It really might as well be you in there. 

If you let it be you, anyway. This game is a great amount of fun and a good source of high pulse rates as long as you put yourself into it! The creators give the friendly advice of playing the game alone, with the door shut, with the lights off and a good pair of headphones so you can really appreciate the depth of the environment. I think it is important to take steps like this when you want to get the best experience from something! Just like how we watch scary movies in the dark, to get scared! Or sometimes with the lights on surrounded by friends, to soften the shock. A big part of immersion is how the experience is presented to you, but another chunk of it is how you present yourself to it. Have fun with it all folks!

If you dig the idea of the a connection between view and subject check out a post from the blog of the people who created the aforementioned game, Amnesia - The Dark Decent, about player - avatar symbiosis.

Here is my first fully made designer portable speaker. Installed a non-amped 2” speaker in the little Munny Bear that came in the blind bag with one of my 9” DIY Munnies. Was given to my brother as a gift for the holiday season. Makes me want to look into those 4” diy munnies they have for something similar.

Well here we go folks! This is the Shway Spot tumblr. Here I will be posting up my creations, be they the tangible product of blood, sweat and elbow grease or mental exertion channeled into type. I may be posting up humor or things that I’m excited about but the emphasis will be on things that I hope you find inspiring. Currently I’m mostly working on electronic projects and will be posting up my progression in them soon. I’m constantly cooking so expect some recipes with how they turned out and my notes on them. Art is a big thing so there will for sure be some work posted up here from my friends, people I’ve never met before and me! Also expect a heads up to art and performance events I hear of (and just may be part of) in the bay area. 
Stay tuned and you just might learn something. Contribute and hopefully I will too!

Well here we go folks! This is the Shway Spot tumblr. Here I will be posting up my creations, be they the tangible product of blood, sweat and elbow grease or mental exertion channeled into type. I may be posting up humor or things that I’m excited about but the emphasis will be on things that I hope you find inspiring. Currently I’m mostly working on electronic projects and will be posting up my progression in them soon. I’m constantly cooking so expect some recipes with how they turned out and my notes on them. Art is a big thing so there will for sure be some work posted up here from my friends, people I’ve never met before and me! Also expect a heads up to art and performance events I hear of (and just may be part of) in the bay area. 

Stay tuned and you just might learn something. Contribute and hopefully I will too!