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Nicholas Monks
Works at Swank AV
Attended Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
Lived in Denver, CO
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ABOUT TIME.  Absolutely brill.
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Where do I get one?
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I just want to leave this up 24/7.  It's like electronic wind chimes.

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Listen to recent changes on Wikipedia
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Cassia "Cassie" Hibbert

Sep 7, 1996 - Sep 4, 2014

Bestest, Smartest, Scrapiest, Cleverest, Sweetest, Bravest, Zenest, Prettiest Kitteh Ever.  Left us this morning, on her terms, head cradled in her sweet Mother's palm.  She loved sunbeams, the colors orange and pink, comfy laps, resting her paws on your arm to say, "don't go", and lying on our bellies.  She enjoyed having her head cleaned by my wet lips, headbutting everything that belongs to her, her songs "Kitty on the Moon", "Ittiest Bittiest Prettiest Kitty", "Sprout", listening to classical music and pleasant guitar, stalking the mouse, greeting us at the door, scoping out the dogs and peeps downstairs, observing the squirrel, catching a good breeze off the back of the couch, hanging out with her Mom on the couch, hanging out in the crook of our arms, hanging out on my lap at the computer, telescopes, salmon ("Fish!"), meditating with us, playing in (and eating) the grass, sunflowers, our bonsai tree and sunbeams.  She did not like her medicines or being in her carrier unless she needed to hide from a vet, but she was always kind to the vets.  Everyone likes her and says she is the kindest little girl they've known.

She also liked opening Christmas presents (she has a stocking) and warm, cracklin' fires, that rocking chair back there (on it, under it and behind it), and eating other people's chicken tenders when left unattended.  Used to be very fond of cheese, climbing up on everything and learning how to communicate with us (both ways) with very wonderful, interesting results.

She survived everything from cancer to sepsis to congestive heart failure...and pushed every one of those nine lives to it's limit, always bouncing back with fervor for more.  A true survivor kitty. 

Such a brilliant girl...smart, strong and shines like a sunbeam.

Together, we'll continue to learn a lot from her for a very, VERY long time.  We will miss her terribly.

I think the last thing I told her before I left this morning was "Thank You."  I hope she got the message.  No finer, brighter cat in the world, ever.  Our Coldpaws.  Our Sunbeam.  Our Sweetpea.

We adore you, little girl.  You'll always be with us.
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Cassie kitteh is best kitteh!  She is still with us, my man.
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What is WRONG with people?

http://tcdailyplanet.net/news/2014/08/28/st-paul-man-cellphone-assault-video-identified-claims-charges-dropped

It's fairly clear from the video that no-one told him the area was off limits, no-one asked him politely to leave and no-one offered him an alternative space to wait.

I will say race probably played the larger part in this.

That said, even I have been involved in situations where cops have harassed me for being somewhere or taking photos somewhere I was fully in my rights to be or take.  We have a SERIOUS PROBLEM with our recruitment of cops in this country, and I think stems from a SERIOUS PROBLEM from the top down...the whole culture is TOXIC and it won't change until cops, who are NOT above the law, are held to the same standards as everyone else.

Dude was just waiting to pick up his kids.  
UPDATED:The man in a recently released cellphone video who was tasered and arrested by St. Paul police officers after refusing to give up his name has stepped forward on Wednesday, Aug. 27 after posti
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Your new homework assignment:

Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
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Love this ending.  It's not about plot.  It simply speaks to experience.  Life, death, hope, sorrow, fear...none of this is neat or carefully constructed.  You don't know when you'll be hit by the unexpected...that's why it's unexpected.  But you try to deal with it all the same.  Violence and justice...two sides of a coin.  And enlightenment...something we might not even recognize.

This film's style has more in common with 2001: A Space Odyssey than it does with most modern thrillers.  It communicates it's meaning not by expositing it directly to you, but by letting you vicariously live through the experience.

Bravo.
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THIS...IS...ISHTAR!!!

"I don't understand what we did wrong..."
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I love the hate, here.  

tl;dr : Why do we have to fight?  Just use what works for you.

Look, I've never been thrilled with Avid/Digi's business model, but Pro Tools itself has been rock solid for me since day one.  As an editing and mixing tool it's the best in the business.  I educated myself and set up my hardware correctly and have never had a problem with it.  Run it for years on Mac via MBoxes.  I find it easy, intuitive and quick to work in.

I've never approved of the iLok, or the years of proprietary hardware, or the fact that PT has notoriously not been very good in Windows (hint, though...DEDICATED MACHINE.  Is this your STUDIO or your GAMING / INTERNET / OFFICE MACHINE?)

There is absolutely other brilliant software out there.  Live is a revelation, REAPER is powerful, versatile and underrated (and cheap!), Logic is a speedy music production toolbox.  I've personally never understood all the Cubase and Sonar love.  I've always found them clunky with poor summing.  They ARE powerful, but I was never able to get good at doing QUALITY work QUICKLY and INTUITIVELY.  Strange routing choices and the need for too many keys and clicks to edit don't help.  (It's hard to beat Pro Tools' "Command Keyboard Focus"...how other DAWs haven't instituted something similar by default astounds me.  PTs modes are also very well designed.)  BUT...other people have had great success with Cubase and Sonar...and frankly, more power to them.  They found a tool that does the work THEY want to do the way THEY want to do it.

So seriously...feel free to express your suburban rebel hate for Pro Tools, but don't think for a minute that they've survived this long based entirely on marketing (cause their marketing has never been that good.)  They really have maintained a great tool over the years, and if you don't like it just use something else.
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sorry, summing in ableton is transparent. What are you referring to?
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“The protest they are talking about, it could result in much economic damage, depending on how many are involved and for how long,” said legislator Regina Ip, who has long criticized the movement. “We don’t want concern to spread that Hong Kong is getting out of control. This is a perception that is bad for investment.”

THAT'S how democracy gets picked apart anymore.  The ultimate measure of all success, justice and prosperity becomes FINANCIAL.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-refuses-to-give-hong-kong-right-to-choose-leaders-protesters-vow-vengeance/2014/08/31/bf2d2422-311a-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html
As Beijing tightens its grip on the region, pro-democracy activists vow to occupy the business district.
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Smooth and professional.  Love it!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams

Whatever ills and failings this American icon ever had, he more than made up for in his comedy, charity work and humanity.  I'll always remember you, Mork...no-one quite as alien...no-one else ever so human.
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  • Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
    Audio Engineering and Production, 2004 - 2005
  • Peoria High School
    1991 - 1993
  • Alconbury High School
    1987 - 1991
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Introduction
I make tunes.  Lots o' tunes.  
I like beer.  Lots o' beer. 
I dig stars.  Lots o' stars.
I heart cities.  Certain cities.
I grok tech.  Quite a bit of tech.

Earth is cool.
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Bragging rights? I'm incredibly good looking. I have two ears. I find yeast useful.
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Assistant Director
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  • Swank AV
    Assistant Director, 2010 - present
  • North Hollywood Sound
    Engineer, 2005 - 2009
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Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA - Phoenix, AZ - Lancaster, PA - Needingworth, UK - Austin, TX - Kansas City, KS - Alconbury, UK
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