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The BIG Reason

Music, opinions, and portfolio of Mark Eagleton, musician and web developer in Northern CA.


This is where I tell you what I really think. This website doesn’t support comments by design, that is what your blog is for!

  1. Too Buttoned Mouse

    Now that most of my friends are Mac people, we’ve struggled with finding a good computer argument to replace the Mac vs. PC controversy of yore. The browser war comes into play from time to time, as most of us are involved in web development to some degree. However, I think the lines are most evenly drawn over the two-button (or multi-button) mouse issue.

  2. Good Morning, Your Friend Is Dead

    Until recently, my mom had a habit of titling her emails with only the name of the person she was talking about. Over the years I accumulated a number of emails with subjects lines such as "Molly", "Petie", "Your Dad" and "Bob." This troubled me quite a bit.

  3. Fishman Out Of Water

    I'm in the market for a new bass pickup. The one I currently use was a gift from my grandmother in high school. It still sounds great and gets the job done, but my playing style as well as my bass has changed quite a bit over the past 15 years. With that said, the reasons for my switch are mostly logistical. I am an anal retentive bass player, and the Fishman BP-100 has been real good to me for over 15 years.

  4. The Macintosh Is A Niche Platform—The Niche: People

    An unproductive and heated argument with key IT staff took place on Thursday. It started ugly, got uglier, and didn’t end very well. You see, I’m a graphic designer and web developer for a large company in a conservative industry. Actually, I was hired to be a web/graphic designer and Mac support person for the design department of an edgier, medium sized company in this industry, who was subsequently bought up by the large, conservative company.

  5. Black Metal is the New Business Casual

    Volkswagen recently release a new commercial for their new (and totally lame IMO) Jetta. It depicts a young professional driving a more mature client and his staff to the airport after a successful sales pitch or consultation. The client in the front seat decides to turn on the radio to check the latest scores, which subsequently fills the car with insanely loud death metal—A song called “Rise and Oppose” by Boston’s Diecast, for those of you on the inside.

  6. Happy Birthday To M.e.

    Today is my birthday. I’m one of the only people in my office at work today, so I thought I would get myself a nice birthday present. Hurray, It’s a blog!