July 16, 2013 04:55

On my connecting flight from Toronto, one of my favorite artists of all time Stevie Wonder was sitting in the row in front of me across the aisle. There was a period in college where his songs were literally the only music I listened to.

I learned that he was the closing act for the Festival d'été de Québec the following night. I would have paid the full $76 price for a 2-week pass just to see him but my kind hosts found me a ticket and I got to see him perform live for free! His voice is incredible and seems as strong as it was in the decades-old recordings I have. My favorite was "I Just Called to Say I Love You", he also played "My Cherie Amour", "Superstition", and many others of course.

Before the concert, my hosts also took me for a little walking tour of Vieux-Québec. C'est très charmant! It's so beautiful and clean, and feels very European. The view of the Fleuve Saint-Laurent was breath-taking, especially at sunset. I really love this city; it may have replaced Boston as my favorite. I'll definitely come back again.

For now I am stuck in Montréal, which so far reminds me very much of Chicago... dirty and crowded. I'll give it a chance though.

Travel

February 28, 2013 09:30

My laptop died on Tuesday so I bought a new 14" HP laptop with 32 GB of express cache and Windows 8. I love the new start screen and I found a nice tool called OlbyTile which lets you create nice looking tiles for your program shortcuts.

I also found a bunch of good icons online, but some of my programs were missing icons, so I made them.

This package includes FastStone Photo Resizer, Finale Notepad, Google Chrome, iTunes, PNG Gauntlet, PuTTYgen, TortoiseSVN, and WampServer.

Update: added Battle for Wesnoth and Finale Songwriter.

Download Windows-8-Metro-icons.zip

News, Website

February 17, 2013 07:40

I've redesigned the website and I think it looks 1,000 times better. Still working on some pages, especially the home page and photography, while others have been moved around / split up, e.g. "about" is now mostly in "resume" (and resume is now a page and not a direct PDF download).

I added a new tab for my Viper and I'll be adding more for "travel", although I haven't really traveled, I do have a lot of pictures of Chicago, Boston, and London that I want to share. I intend the website to be more of a place where family/friends can keep updated, and less of a job portfolio focus.

And finally, make sure you check it out on your phone! That's right, andrewtweber.com is now mobile-friendly.

Website

April 16, 2012 06:17

FINALLY. I've been waiting twenty-four years for this day. I bought a 2005 Viper SRT/10 this weekend and will be picking her up this week! I can't wait and I've lost hours of sleep in anticipation. Now taking suggestions for names and custom plates.

My new 2005 Dodge Viper SRT/10

Cars

January 12, 2012 02:09

Just a picture of the skyline from our office

Chicago skyline viewed from Spartz Media

Chicago, Photography