Hump Night opens January 9th

January 9th is opening night of Hump Night, a new comedy night at Strawdog Theatre. It’s an ecclectic evening in three acts:

  • 7:30 – The Improv Hour, featuring indie improv teams and student teams
  • 8:30 – The Variety Hour, featuring music, standup, sketch, storytelling and improv
  • 9:45 – Mullaney Chain, an improv show featuring Chicago finest improvisers

Opening night line up includes:

  • Other People’s Children, Dinosaur & McGarnakle in the improv hour
  • Lady Love, The Shock Ts, Candy Lawrence, Caitlin Bergh & Chad Briggs during the variety hour
  • And Dina Facklis as the first guest improviser in Mullaney Chain

WHERE: Strawdog Theatre’s Hugen Hall, 3829 N Broadway 2nd Floor, Chicago
WHEN: Wednesdays 7:30 – 10:30



Synchonize your music folder

I’ve been backing up my MP3 files for a while. I keep a folder on my laptop with all my music. I import that folder to my iTunes and keep that synced with my iPod. A while back I bought a nice USB external drive so that I could keep an extra backup of all my mp3s. This allows me to share music with friends more easily and if something happens to my laptop, I’m not going to lose all those mp3 I’ve collected.

You would think that there would be something built right into Windows that allowed you to sync two folders, one on your hard drive and one on an external drive. Why not just drag the folder from your laptop to the drive? Well, when I do that, it copies everything, even stuff that has been copied before. If you have several gigabytes of music, this can take forever. It would be nice if Windows only made copies of the new stuff since the last backup. It would be even better if it worked both ways, if it also copied new files on the external hard drive to the laptop. But alas it doesn’t work that way. At least I don’t know a way do to it with just Windows XP.

I knew there must be some utility out there that would do this, but I waited until today to go looking. Continue reading “Synchonize your music folder”

13 Great Songs You Can Download For Free

I recently got a new iPod and the last few months I’ve been busy filling it up. One of my favorite sites for free (and legal) mp3 downloads is I’ve found a surprisingly large number of songs on this site that I love. It certainly doesn’t have everything, but they have a lot of great tracks. Here are 13 songs I’ve downloaded from the site and highly recommend:

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