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Nathan Rynn, 1923 - 2017

Yesterday we honored the life of my step father, who passed away on October 31st. Nat, You were a big influence upon my life, and I am proud to be your step son. I enjoyed our mutual love o...

Tech Today - 1.2 released!

From my team, version 1.2 of CNET's Tech Today launched yesterday! Check it out!https://t.co/0s8NF03rYW #iTunes— Hunter Lee Brown (@brownhunter) June 14, 2016...

Tech Today - 1.1 released today!

Very happy/proud with this release. 100% native objects instead of an HTML DOM/view for the full articles/reviews https://t.co/9o5E289kr9— Hunter Brown (@brownhunter) April 11, 2016...

Elle Brown, my cat - 1997 - 2016

Elle Brown, 1997 - 2016 I've never had a cat who was as precocious, communicative with a full vocabulary, mindful, a Daddy's girl, and absolutely loving as Elle. The first time I held her as a...

Version 4.75 of The Internet Archive Companion Released October 1st, 2015

Major UI redesign/refresh: using each item's original submitted artwork as basis for backgrounds using black and transparent backgrounds more than white using dynamic title and button coloring based...

Version 4.5 of The Internet Archive Companion Released September 16, 2015

player now sits at the bottom of the screen by default and is tappable and swipe enabled to bring it into view player now works better on iPhone in landscape mode, with player content on the left,...

Version 4.0 of The Internet Archive Companion Released Today

Major refresh updated styling, iconography and colors to match the Internet Archive's recent web site refresh, March 2015 emphasis on ease of use and more pleasing simpler design elements more searc...

Love Songs, by Hunter Lee Brown

http://www.hunterleebrown.com/albums/lovesongs I'm pleased to share an album of 8 songs, of varying styles and ideas, but all meditating on Love. I wrote 6 of them and arranged and sang all of...

2004 - 2014: Ten years of Cycling with Tracey!

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CNET iOS app version 3.0 released!!

CNET 3.0 VERY pleased to announce version 3.0 of the CNET iOS App for iPhone and iPad. Not only was the app redesigned, but it was also rebuilt with every Objective-C method and class re-written...

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa is Mine!

My Suzuki GSX-R600 has a new stable mate. I picked up a 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa this past Saturday. Got a good clearance deal on it, as the 2014 models are filling the floor of the dealer. WOW! Thi...

Showing off my Gifts

Got some Dainese leather pants, and a new carbon fiber Yoshimura slip on exhaust....

We said good bye to our cat, our Little One, Sie this morning.

Her poor tired, diseased body now can no longer generate the warmth nor the unique presence of love and personality that was hers for 16 and 3/4 wonderful years. I have never before lost a litt...

Introduction to Music

I have digitized the LP I loved as a kid, which was the Golden Records Introduction to Musical Instruments. This record explains a lot about my early foundation and fixation on classical music, or at...

My Rant on "Classical Music"

Originally posted on Facebook, November 25, 2013 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_music "Classical music is *ART MUSIC* produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music (both liturgic...

Version 3.0 of The Internet Archive Companion Now Available!

October 13, 2013: Version 3.0 Released Most of the app was re-written. The Internet Archive Companion Better network handling with network warning alert if the request times out or if the networ...

Milestones: First 100 mile solo ride, and one year since MSF course completion

Just a bit of minor crowing. One year ago, I graduated the MSF basic class, and got my California M1 a bit later. In November, I bought a Harley Sportster of all things. Never liked riding that much...

Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Kit for my 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600

Got the Yoshimura fender eliminator kit, order through revzilla.com for my 2011 GSX-R600. I installed it tonight. I haven't done something like this, since the early 2000's when I changed the gaug...

Taking a Chance on Love (2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600)

On Saturday I bought from a private party, a used (if you can call it that), 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle sport bike. It has no visible affects of its previous ownership. I lucked out, especially...

The Best Day Ever Riding a Motorcycle(s)

Today, Saturday August 3rd, 2013, was filled solid with moto riding and obsessing. I scheduled two weeks ago, my 1000 miles service for my Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom. Today was that day. Oakland...

Internet Archive Companion Major Update: 2.0

I'm pleased to announce version 2.0 of the Internet Archive Companion iPhone/iPad app, now available in the Apple iTunes App store. The Internet Archive Companion Significant update: UI: genera...

PRK post 1 Year

Today is May 24, 2013 It's been one year to the day since I got my vision corrected with PRK (Photorefractive keratectomy). To summarize my vision in one word: spectacular! My vision is better than I...

Internet Archive Companion Minor Update: 1.1

Version 1.1 of my app was released today in the Apple iTunes App Store. Apple iTunes App Store May 3, 2013: Version 1.1 released! This is a very minor update: Viewing individual items fatal cra...

My app, The Internet Archive Companion is Live!

My app is live! I'm pleased to announce "The Internet Archive Companion", an iPhone and iPad app that I developed on my own is now live in the iTunes App Store. It's a free app enab...

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom

Bought a motorcycle! It's a Harley-Davidson 2013 Sportster 1200 Custom in Denim Black (matte) drag style straight handle bars blacked out chain guard and rear suspension support up...

PRK post Week 5 recovery

This update is a bit overdue. Just got back from camping last night from Saturday - Monday in the middle of rugged, uncivilized Mendocino county, and the previous week was pretty busy too. Si...

PRK post Week 4 recovery

20/25! Yes! That is what I vision tested on Wednesday for a post procedure check up, and I'm not finished recovering yet. Let's try to make it to 20/15! My vision is really good right now...

PRK post Week 3 recovery

So post week 3 PRK laser vision correction recovery. My vision is much better than last week, and I can see pretty well at a distance. It's still hard to transition between close and far, howev...

PRK post Week 2 recovery

So, post 2 weeks since PRK, laser vision correction. The recovery is going slow, and it's frustrating, however it's about par for what others have discussed on their blogs. But my patience is wear...

PRK post Day 5 recovery

Originally posted on Facebook, May 29, 2012 So, Day 5 post PRK laser vision correction. The contact lenses came off this afternoon. Thank goodness. I was wanting to rip them off myself. As...

PRK post Day 4 recovery

Originally posted on Facebook, May 28, 2012 So, Day 4 post PRK laser vision correction. I can still see. In fact, I can see rather well. The only complaint now, is that it feels like...

PRK post Day 3 recovery

Originally posted on Facebook, May 27, 2012 So, Day 3 post PRK laser vision correction. I don't need to jack the font size up to read text clearly on my monitor. Normal size is fine. My vi...

PRK post Day 2 recovery

Originally posted on Facebook, May 26, 2012 So, Day 2 begins post PRK laser vision correction. Ouch. Good amount of pain, but I've learned how to follow the Vicodin prescription (the hard...

PRK post Day 1 recovery

Originally posted on Facebook, May 25, 2012 So eyes are recovering quicker than typical. That's great, however tomorrow or late today will be the maximum pain period. Even still, I made I compl...

hunterleebrown.com refreshed

I took time today and yesterday to refresh my website. The goal was to make it easily viewable on an iPad and make it look as good on other devices or traditional laptops and desktops. If yo...

CNET iPhone/iPad app 2.1 released today!

Been a few months of effort totally redesigning the iPhone experience and added retina support for the iPad 3rd generation. We also made full screen photo galleries on the iPad in Lanscape. Ch...

She's Not There, by Jennifer Finney Boylan

She's Not There, by Jennifer Finney Boylan Just finished this book last night. Went quickly, and fun. First or maybe second book I've read exclusively with my iIOS devices. iPad(s) and iPhone (on the...

I didn't Spam you

Thank you everyone... I personally DID NOT send a message from my yahoo account.I don't use that address any more, and it's merely now just a forwarding address to gmail.So I'm not sure who is sp...

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html ‎"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are alrea...

Latest Works

New in the Original Music section on my web site: Latest works Relentless for String Orchestra (set spring 2011) see the "Orchestral" genre in the Original Music part of my website for more...

Excerpt From "Autobiography of Mark Twain"

Excerpt From "Autobiography of Mark Twain" Friday, March 30, 1906 ...I told him what I believed to be true - that the McKinleys and the Roosevelts and the multimillionaire disciples of Jay...

My economic stimulus program, phase II

Originally posted on TubeNet, forums.chisham.com. Edited here for context. I helped out Custom Music International's little inventory clearance sale, and a new silver plated B & S, PT-20 (rotar...

The New Euphonium - Inaugural Recording Session

So it's been 23 years. That's all. A long time. Last time I played euphonium was in 1987 I think in high school. Well, on May 3th, 2010 this all changed. I fulfilled a life long dre...

April 30th 2010, is Proclaimed Positive Pedaler Day in San Francisco and New York City

Just wanted to give a shout out for my friends, the Positive Pedalers who are an HIV+ bicycle club and awareness/visibility organization. In doing the AIDS LifeCycle a couple times like I have, it’...

New music: "Worked Brass" for Brass Quintet

In honor of my good friend David Hammond's 40th birthday, I completed a set for brass quintet. The "Energetico" movement has been on my back burner for a number of years, but I never knew how to...

An die ferne Geliebte

I thought this was long lost, but I emailed Rhio Barnhart, the UC Davis Music Department librarian, if he could find my 1993 performance of Beethoven's  song "An die ferne Geliebte."Not only did...

Latest piece...

Yesterday I was inspired to write a new piano piece. (Actually probably a "computer" piano piece... not necessarily possible/tolerable for human performance.) Got 5 minutes of it. I'll probably chang...

Major Face Lift!

Okay, this time I've really gone nuts.I redid all of the CSS and rearranged a few other things. A new color scheme as well. On the inside, I created some better, more generic database handling sc...

Minor face lift for site, and improved my gallery viewer

I've neglected many updates on my site, as I've become so used to using Facebook for these kinds of things!  I'll get around to posting more photos and blog posts soon. The gallery viewer is...

AIDS/LifeCycle 8 Completed!

The AIDS/LifeCycle 8 - 2009 is now history. Tracey and I did it in great form. This year, however, Day 6's ride was canceled by the California Highway Patrol due to bad weather and a traffic accident...

Tracey's New Site! www.dumbbunny.org

Check out Tracey's New Site!     www.dumbbunny.org...

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. . . (one more time)

Okay... I'll admit to being thoroughly obsessed with this song. I must have 20 versions of it... but this is THE BEST choral arrangement I've heard. Really however, it's Fred Waring and his choir...

Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee!

For your Depression and Recession blues This is an old Irving Berlin song from the early 1930s, and I think it's apropos for now! Courtesey of the Internet Archive Put a smile on my face....

The AIDS/LifeCycle 7 Experience

I just posted the movie montage of the AIDS/LifeCycle 7.You can find it here:http://www.hunterleebrown.com/alc7Movie Remember to support my ride in 2009.http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/HunterBrown...

There at the Inauguration of Barack Obama!

Tracey and I went to Washington D.C. for the Obamanation! We stayed with David and Anna Hammond who live in Vienna, VA. It was very cold, but worth it to be there for the big event. We felt like we...

Fight the H8, San Francisco November 15, 2008

No one likes protesting, but we went to the rally to protest the results of Proposition 8. Here is a link to the photos I took: Fight The h8...

Hunter Brown, Training Ride Leader

I like the sound of that. I completed AIDS/LifeCycle Training Rider Leader training this weekend. It feels great. I can't wait to see new riders find their way and watch them realize tha...

2009 AIDS/LifeCycle 8 Signed Up!

Just when you thought I was tired of the AIDS/LifeCycle or riding my bike, I'm signed up to do it for 2009! I just got my new Rider Number: 4848 And I've made my fundraising page here: http://www....

2008 AIDS/LifeCycle 7 Completed

We did it! As a household, Tracey and I raised over $20,000.00 for the event. Not bad for first time riders. AND, we completed every mile and in excellent form. What a fantastic experience it...

Now REALLY Optimized for the iPhone

Okay, take two. http://www.hunterleebrown.com/iphone I dumped my custom solution for the iphone, and have adopted CNET's CiUI interface instead. It made development for the iphone much easier and ha...

The New Ride!

I can't believe it. Tracey bought me a brand new bike! It's the 2008 Trek Madone 5.5. Here is Trek's website page about it. Our bike shop offered the bike at a price much lower than listed on Trek's...

Yes We Can, and Yes I Did!

He's my guy. I support him, and he got my vote in the California Primary Election Feb. 5, 2008. I think he's on the way to clinching the nomination. You may have read an earlier post by me early...

I'm Rider #2543 AIDS/Lifecycle 7 - San Francisco to LA - June 1-7, 2008!

I have signed up for the AIDS/LifeCycle 7 ride. That's the 545 mile charity bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles for AIDS funding from June 1-7, 2008. This will definitely be a challenge,...

Welcome, Isaac Sascha Kneiss. Born December 13, 2007!

I'm somebody's uncle! :-) Tracey's sister Nancy Jaquith Kneiss gave birth today to a beautiful boy. Isaac Sascha Kneiss. 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Mother and father, Aaron, are doing well!  ...

To Freddie and Rock and Roll

I just recently saw this documentary on Freddie Mercury, of Queen. As I get older, I'm discovering much more of the rock world that I missed growing up. For me, missing out on rock wasn't hard. I wa...

I drank the koolaid...

Yup you got it... I made the switch from Windows to Mac. I got my Macbook Pro 15" last week, on November 1, 2007. I love it. Reasons why I did the switch: Vista is slow to boot and...

Patience

by Tony Hoagland from "What Narcisissim Means to Me" "Success is the worst possible thing that could happen to a man like you," she said, "becasue the shiny shoes, and flattery and the self-...

My Office/Midi Studio!

Here are pics of my office at home where the "magic" happens....

Open letter to Hilary Clinton

Mrs. Clinton, With the downing of the helicopter this week in Iraq with the death of American "private security personnel" (execution style), run by Blackwater USA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black...

Just making sure this thing is still on

What a good election we had in November. It gives me hope. 2006 has been a memorable year. A lot of things have happened. Looking back on it, I suspect it will be a very important year (as far as all...

Newsweek Got Gitmo Right

From: http://www.gnn.tv/headlines/2883/Newsweek_Got_Gitmo_Right By Calgacus Republished from Antiwar Newsweek caves in to the White House gag rule, but the evidence can't be erased. Con...

The Spinning of Tales

The Spinning of Tales by Glenda Rynn Dear Cousin Beauty, Yesterday when I was looking for herbs deep in the woods, I saw an old, old woman spinning wool on a wheel in front of her cott...

Republicans and Shiavo: Caught Red Handed!

Interesting article here on the pre-meditated political strategy the Republicans had for the whole Schiavo case. CNN...

Ted Turner: My New Hero!

Here he tells it like it is regarding FOX News. "LAS VEGAS - CNN founder Ted Turner has called the Fox television network a "propaganda voice" of the Bush administration and compared Fox News Chann...

Bush Approves of His New Secy of Education

I know this pic isn't fair, but I thought it too good to pass up. Was on the front page of CNN today around 10:45 AM PST....

Electoral Map Analysis

Interesting article on the electoral map when divided up by counties and population....

Open Letter to Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.

Governor, I contributed to your campaign for president. It was my first time contribution to any campaign. I'm 32, and a life long Democrat. I was extremely excited by your courage and outspoken st...

Contempt for Gays Unites Black and White Christians

I thought this a very good editorial op/ed By Cynthia Tucker, especially with the Bible quotations and quotations justifying slavery in the pre-Cival War era....

The Ethereal

I wrote this November 3rd, the morning after Election Night. It may be a bit too dismal with regard to Democratic chances on capturing the White House. The bright day will come when Americans reali...

Republican Fear Mongering and Division

I hate how Republicans, including Karl Rove, go on Sunday monring talk shows and mention how "activist" judges are reversing 3000 years of Human Tradition with allowing "gay marriage". Isn't it abo...

Welcome to My Blog!

This is my little space for news in my life and brain dumps of current events, etc....