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Submitted by nick on Fri, 03/06/2009 - 08:16

I've been posting pictures pretty regularly on my Picasa site (check there for updates often).

In the latest batch up updates, I have Eric's Brew Jam birthday party, Christie's birthday hat party, Alex' basketball season, Alex' Pinewood Derby, and some pictures from France toward the end of last year.

I've also been compiling old Nielsen pictures in an album on Picasa - from many different sources, including some from Denmark (thanks Finn!).


Submitted by nick on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 18:00

We went to the Nielsen ranch out in Ogallala this past weekend to help with branding and join in on the revelry. :) Branding went quickly, and we had lunch and played our guitars. It was a really fun trip! I have pictures here.


Submitted by nick on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 09:53

Ok, had to put this on here so I remember it. I found an AWESOME linux tool that I wish I knew about before now: lshw. Basically it gives a list of very detailed information about the hardware on your Linux system. It wasn't installed by default in my Fedora installation, but I used "yum install lshw" to grab it and it worked great. This will definitely help with development and administration using a Linux machine...

I know, a weird post for the blog, but it got me excited.

Time to Move On...

Submitted by nick on Thu, 03/20/2008 - 13:27

I have recently resigned from Solekai Systems, to work at a company called Atrato Inc. It was a very hard decision, but because of the industry and several other factors I decided it was time to move on. I'm excited to work at Atrato - I start there on April 7th. Until then, I'm finishing up a contract with Solekai.


Submitted by nick on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 10:38

It has been a while, so I thought I'd write something. There's a few new pictures at my Picasa site (Click on Pictures in the menu at the top), if you want to check them out.

Guitar Surgery

Submitted by nick on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 09:41

So i recently ripped the guts out of my 1996 Gibson Les Paul Standard.


Say what??

The story begins with me reading an article in Guitar World magazine about Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin. It was the issue before their big concert in London recently (which apparently went fantastically!). They talked about Gibson's recent reissue Jimmy Page Signature Les Paul, and mentioned that it had "Jimmy Page's coil tap push/pull setup." ??? What the heck, and why haven't I ever heard of it?

After some research, I knew I HAD to duplicate his setup. Basically, your volume and tone controls become extra switches on your guitar. In Jimmy Page's setup, the volume knobs ground out half the humbucker to which they're attached, turning the humbuckers into single-coil pickups. In addition, the tone knobs, when pulled out, will either flip the pickup connections so they're out of phase with each other, or wire them in series (to make a giant pickup).