1. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      Cooking up a flank steak with the sous vide for a little asian teriyaki bowl tonight.
    2. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 18, 2016
      I think I've got cover photos working. Had to make a change on where it centers the image, so I'm swapping my avatar and cover photo.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Cover photos work best as a wallpaper like image, filling up the full space. If they just take up a tiny corner it ends up not looking great on other screen sizes as you have to pick where you're going to center / crop the image. It makes most logical sense for that to be in the center. (But for avatars all being basically a set size, bb-8 looks great there too.)
        Jan 18, 2016
    3. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 17, 2016
      Putting the finishing touches on the new cover photo perk for supporters/moderators; an evening of coding to calm the nerves after football.
    4. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 17, 2016
      This Bronco season has taken years off my life.
    5. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 16, 2016
      "It didn't flip."
    6. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 15, 2016
      Kyrie's shoes looks crazy awesome tonight, Kanye was just wrong about Nike.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Hey fix this: :-)
        Jan 16, 2016
    7. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 15, 2016
      A couple more little tweaks fixed up today, and some real progress made on cover photos for profiles and mini profiles.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Hi BB-8! Should be a nice little perk / add-on for supporters and such I think. Needs a little more work before I'll be able to roll it out, but it's working!
        Jan 15, 2016
    8. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      I remember when blogs were a thing on AP.net and really popular for a while. (I like this status/microblogging thing way better.)
    9. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      Someone started the idea that red = power ties and no Republican candidate will ever wear anything but forever.
    10. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      Gonna watch 'Sleeping With Other People' tonight. The world of actors I like are in this ... fingers crossed.
      1. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Dick in a mousetrap!
        Jan 14, 2016
      2. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        Ok. I laughed. Some good parts. Not sure if it's cause of the actors/actresses I like or the movie. But either way, I laughed!
        Jan 14, 2016
    11. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 14, 2016
      A few more minor changes made today, cleaning up some of the mobile stuff, fixing a few little bugs. :-)
    12. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 13, 2016
      8 members. So far the system's holding up and handling it. Heh.
      1. Test Account likes this.
    13. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 13, 2016
      I am convinced I could live off of everything bagels.
    14. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 12, 2016
      I really want to go for a walk but it's raining outside. #portlandproblems
      1. Craig Manning
        Craig Manning
        Could be worse: you could have eight inches of snow in your driveway.
        Jan 12, 2016
      2. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        @Craig Manning: Oh man, yeah that would be worse. Snow is awesome until you have to go anywhere.
        Jan 12, 2016
    15. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 12, 2016
      Starting Mozart in the Jungle with my classically trained girlfriend. So far she said it's like me watching Silicon Valley.
    16. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 11, 2016
      Ask Siri to beatbox for you ...
    17. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 10, 2016
      The Martian won best comedy. This award show is weird.
      1. Craig Manning
        Craig Manning
        Matt Damon getting impaled by something during a Mars storm = comedy gold.
        Jan 10, 2016
    18. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 10, 2016
      There comes a point when developing something that it stops being yours and you have to release it to the world. I guess that's now.
      1. Craig Manning likes this.
      2. Jason Tate
        Jason Tate
        I hope people like it. I've been working in isolation so long on this I don't know what the thoughts will be. If I've been talking to myself for too long and no one cares. Haha. Guess time will tell.
        Jan 10, 2016
    19. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 10, 2016
      'Always Sunny' and 'You're the Worst' didn't get a nom for best comedy but 'Orange is the New Boring' did?! Yeah ok Golden Globes.
    20. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 10, 2016
      The McDonalds' "McPick 2" theme song sounds like the kind of band Fearless Records would sign.
    21. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 9, 2016
      I'm more excited about my new couch then I probably should be.
    22. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 8, 2016
      I am a drinker with writer problems.
    23. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 8, 2016
      Asshole still won't open the pod bay doors.
    24. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 8, 2016
      Curry is so fucking good. And using Tweetbot. Smart man.
    25. Jason Tate
      Jason Tate Jan 6, 2016
      My old couch is currently the most expensive cat scratch toy Ikea has ever sold.
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    [​IMG] I’m a writer, music enthusiast, web-developer, typography geek, podcaster, and a coffee and beer snob. Sometime around 1996 I created absolutepunk.net — a music community to discuss under-appreciated music I loved. Over the next few years, it got popular. Then it got really popular. The goal of the website was to introduce people to new music and provide a community for people to discuss music that was not often heard in the mainstream. Oh, and for me to whine and moan about things I felt like to a chorus of “why is this news!?” posts.

    In 2004, I (sold-out and) sold the company while staying on to keep running AP.net and manage a variety of other websites. My passion turned into a job and I drudged through the next few years frustrated. For a while I thought about walking away from the internet and finding what many consider a ‘real job.’ However, my passion for music, technology, and a slightly off centered pop-culture remains. So, I decided to take a chance and with that spirit build chorus.fm. I hope for this to be a platform to write and share my passions with you, and with that, I also want to continue my vision of a community for music fans looking to connect with kindred spirits.

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