Power, Google Analytics, Phones, Andrew Weathers, Remora, Robert E Howard, Lost Kisses, Dreams

So the “computer power supply I ordered” came in.  Why the quotation marks?  Because it wasn’t the one I ordered.  It was a laptop power supply instead of a desktop power supply.  Waiting for a refund to come through while trying to order another one elsewhere at a good price.  So my music computer is still down for probably another week.

I just noticed that one of the pages was taking a long time to load (5-10 seconds longer than most pages) & it was because it still had Google Analytics installed on it.  The moral of the story is pull that shit off your site.

In other Google news, they now have a thing where when you run a Google Ad you can have a feature to get a phone call instead of a weblink to your business.  Of course it’s not really useful to me at Silber, but I think it’s interesting how much it points to how much more people are using phones instead of computers for their internet usage.  Most people I know with smartphones seem to use them for at least half of their internet activity.  Which probably means I do need to eventually make some pages for Silber designed for phones.  Though of course I guess I’d need to get a phone to test it on first.

So as some of you know, my biological son Andrew Weathers is moving from North Carolina out to Oakland, California on Monday to get his Masters Degree at Mills.  So any readers in the Bay area, keep your eyes out & say hello to him & book him a show.

So the Remora show the other night was a hot mess.  When I practice once for about the same length as a set without having played a show in a month, it shows.  No consistency in quality, though I do think their were some pretty great moments.  I keep running into problems where I’ll get electrocuted by a vocal mic & it throws me off for the whole show.

I just got up for sale the Robert E. Howard comic I did.  I’ll make the digital download at some point.  I just wrote a first draft of a script for a second issue.

I also just got up for sale Lost Kisses #22.  One day I’ll make the digital version.

Speaking of comic stuff, there’s an article & interview about the Silber mini-comics over on Skyscraper.

Last Night’s Dreams:
I’m living in a hotel room with my grandmother.  There’s some kind of monster that comes late at night to suck some of my grandmother’s life out of her & so I need to give her some of my life everyday so she can make it through.  So tonight I’m going to skip a sleeping period & kill the thing, whatever the fuck it is.

I’m tired of not having seen the world so I get an ultralight (one of the ones that is basically a hang glider with a lawnmower engine on it) & I’m flying it over a frozen river.  There are giant worms (maybe 20 feet in diameter) breaking through the ice & snapping at me.  I’m not scared of them.  In fact I move closer to the ice to get better pictures of them on my little video camera.  I land at a nearby town where all the houses are about 200 square feet & only five feet apart.  There’s a woman on a porch who calls me in & her neighbor is staring at me through his window & continues to stare at me through a window of the house once I walk inside.  The woman makes me some tea & I sit down at an upright piano that has had the front removed.  She pulls out a mini recorder & sets it on top of the piano & we start to record an album.  As we’re working I realize I own entirely too many possessions.

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