Alex Burr

Learning Jazz: Basic Swing Rhythm Guitar, Part 1

Friday, June 24, 2016

I’d like to share some of my discoveries and thoughts on the basics of playing rhythm guitar in a swing band. Read more

The Journey Continues

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The trend continues – I seem to enjoy piling life changes on top of one another. In an effort to maximize my stress, in the last forty days I’ve purchased a house, moved, and changed jobs. So far so good. Read more

Desktop Publishing: The Anti-Web

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The desktop publishing movement set back web development by at least ten years. Read more

“Professionalism” in Web Development

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Recent discussions, both in Tweetspace and the Real World, have caused me to think carefully about what behaving “professionally” means when it comes to the industry of web development. Here is a summary. Read more

Poke Alex in the Eye: The Game: The Story

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back in our early college days, around the year 1997, my friend Mike had a vision: give everyone on the internet a chance to poke me in the eye. Thus began an adventure from which my reputation has never recovered. Read more

Widescreen vs. Fullscreen

Monday, December 11, 2006

Since I work in a video store, I am often required to explain things to confused customers. Thankfully I have at least a general working knowledge of both our products and the technologies on which they depend. One area of major confusion for many consumers, even after decades of home video sales, is the concept of “Widescreen” releases versus “Fullscreen” releases. Sadly, the recent prevalence of Widescreen television sets has only compounded the issue. This is an attempt to explain the difference. Read more