welcome to my online turf… www.brentchristian.com. it’s nice to be back after almost 8 years of not being online! i certianly couldn’t foresee (or even scarcely imagine) being away for so long! i have been a computer junkie since 9 yrs old and i ‘lived’ online well before the internet was widely available. while it seems the idea of even having an ‘online identity’ is still a rather new concept for many, i was keen to the idea back in 1993 which makes me seem old since it may be difficult for you to imagine life without the internet now, however i’m only 29 years old. my personal site started out hosted on my own server thanx to an old box running Slackware 1.7 and it died shortly after my last post on 7/7/01. i miss all the cool people and the good vibes of those who where web journaling back before the Pyra folks started calling us ‘bloggers’. if you check out some of those old websites courtesy of the way back machine you’ll see what i mean… or umm probably not, it’s one of those things where you like had to be there. anyways, i love/hate computers and have been working with them since 1988, i used to run up the phone bill dialing BBSs and actually miss those times (not the 1200 baud connection though, or monochrome screens). the sad thing was that i was still playing on BBSs when radiply more and more than just an elite few started to enjoy the ‘world wide web’ and with higher and higher speeds, mind you; while i was stuck out in a small rural town literally chomping at the bit. when i finally got set free from small town hell i started my own computer company during the dot com pre crunch era… ahhh where am i now ….and what am i talking about?? wow this is seriously ancient boring stuff, but i bet you read at least 90% of it. that is time you’ll never get back my friend, hope you don’t mind LOL!! next time read faster using spreeder.com. …ohh yeah, i would call myself the ‘internet rock star’ if that title didn’t properly belong to ben brown.
enjoy my new personal site www.brentchristian.com and thanx for visiting, you big reader you!!
peace out – brent
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hello, i’m brent christian (as if that wouldn’t be obvious)
i’m using this post as the oppourtunity, of which it certianly is, to clear up any confusion or delusions that you (the web community) or me-myself-and-I may have ever had or currently have concerning this matter.
I am NOT an internet rockstar.
Everybody, that knows, knows ben brown is the real ‘internet rockstar’!!
Although… I do have a history with both worlds…
as a geek >> internet
-or- (choose wisely)
as a band member >> rockstar
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If you are you guilty of looking to web dev projects as a means for producing your multi-million dollar money tree you’ll probably (or probably not) be interested in this facing-the-facts article from Chris Anderson, the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine:
The Economics of Giving It Away
(…I really like the article-complementing-image by John Kuczala, LOL)
It’s absolutely funny to me that companies are still figuring out which business models work and which don’t out here in the world wide web. Also amazing is that most people still don’t understand that real money made on the web has still not been realized in 10 years worth of flaming pies-in-the-sky and dot-com-hype. It’s especially strange to me that, after coming back from being almost completely unplugged from the internet world for nearly 5 years, i’m not seeing anything much has changed other than the amount of purpose driven, content driven, or/and otherwise just cool sites have been almost swallowed up in junk-for-content sites which are now over consuming what would have been perfectly good bandwidth… (it would have been a grave sin in 1995 to allow a lot of this www waste to be published).
I am really happy though to finally see standards compliant web browsers and design elements being separated from content.
Ohhh and now comes cloud computing!! LOL when it rains it pours?!
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Yes, that was me… circa 2001-2005. I performed with Austin, TX based rock band Down in the Mouth which consisted of famed songwriter, guitarist, and lead singer Monte Peck, drummer Marshall Peck, and yours truly, Brent Christian, We featured an inconsistent revolving cast of bass players, notably… ‘Ex-bestfriend’ Jason Kupka, Derrick the drunk, James LeBlanc the mad scientist, and last but certianly not least, our pale-white rapper (not to be confused with ‘wigger’) and real life comic strip hero Sir Ted ‘teddy boy’ Moore.
We had a lot of fun making good and terrible music together. I love all my ex-bandmates/friends and despite all the drama it was, I miss meeting up with them at our old practice place (or at our various renegade spots where we would rendezvous), I miss entertaining on the stage (or at such venues as Austin’s Pizza), and I miss all the songs we played which came to mean a lot to me.
Thanks Captian Monte! *hat tip*
Monte’s latest creative compositions can now be heard through the musical entrouge known as ‘The Hanyaks‘
I still have a passion for creating/performing music. Over the years, I have built up a collection of songs and am looking forward to collaborating with others to properly record them. …all in good time my friends, *brent-time*
While I write songs of all types and about many things, I believe music should ultimately be used to glorify God, for communicating our love to Him, for receiving & sending out divine prophecies and revelations of Him, and for bringing Heaven to earth. If you’re a musician and this interest you, check out this video series from psalmist Misty Edwards: Musicians, Know Your True Relevance
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