Monday, March 31, 2008

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton, originally uploaded by Brewcaster.

At work today I got to be in close proximity to Bill Clinton.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hippie yet?

Hippie yet?, originally uploaded by Brewcaster.

First time to use one. After reading reviews, seemed like the way to go. After first use, yes it was. Highly recommend ditching your gas or electric beast.

Friday, March 28, 2008

My first Earthquake

So as I was laying in my hotel bed drinking and watching TV, (don't ask me which night it was, I did that all week) I felt like something slammed into the building. The wall I was leaning against shook suddenly and the whole building felt like it shifted back and forth slightly. I look over and the lamp shade across the room is still finishing its swinging. I figure it was probably an Earthquake but I thought maybe not as it only lasted for about 1.5 seconds.

As I am stuck in the John Wayne Aiport for the past 4 hours I overhear the bartender talking about it with another traveler. I asked for clarification. Confirmed, Brian Brewer experienced his first Earthquake this week.

Is it bad that this minor shaking of the building was the highlight of my trip to LA for business?

Don't make me come back here.

Coming Home Today

Coming Home Today, originally uploaded by Brewcaster.

I have been sitting here learning how to break my brain through programming control systems. Today is my last day of class, and I will be home with my love and the city I love before midnight!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008



I wish I wasn't stuck here, had something to do, had a car, no I don't want to drive in this mess of a city. I wish I was home with my wonderful wife and kids/beagles.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The End is Near

The End is Near

According to this guy dancing around downtown while playing the harmonica.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wish you were here


Saturday, March 8, 2008


So lately I have been:
Weirded out by a lot of folks on the internet.
Getting too addicted to things like Twitter.
Starting to piss off my wife because I am always online or staring at my phone.
Therefore freaking me out when I take a step back and look at myself.

Twitter account has been deleted.
I am taking a few giant steps backing away from all things online for awhile.

Its not you its me internet. You will move on and be happy with someone else.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Metblogs

I was about to type out my feelings on the new Metblogs situation/upgrade. But I found that a fellow writer said it all too well:

"When I joined the local team, there was much talk of a new, improved Metblogs site in the works. The existing site was based on Typepad, and was slow and non-intuitive. Suddenly, this past weekend, the site was down, and e-mail was sent to authors about the new site launch.

When it finally came back up on Monday, there were (ahem) just a few complaints.

* The fixed width layout is 1215 pixels wide. Good design standards dictate 1000 pixels max.
* The font is small and gray (and increasing the font size on your browser breaks the layout in ugly ways).
* The URL to the RSS feed changed.
* The new RSS feed was broken.
* The RSS URL listed on the page was wrong.
* URLs to archived post were changed, meaning all links to previous entries from other sites are broken.
* Some authors (like me) were unable to get new passwords, and have been unable to login since the changeover.

And, worst of all:

* The site now requires registration to leave comments.

Metroblogs is now what is known to Web aficionados as a “walled garden,” in the same class with MySpace. Before I was an author for Metblogs, I criticized the tone of metblogs as being the MySpace of the Portland blogosphere. I was only joking then, but now the joke’s on me.

I’m taking a sabbatical from Metblogs, at least until they work out their technical issues. Whether or not I want to continue bringing Metblogs readers (and ad revenue) as a contributor is an open question."

I feel the exact same way.