Friday, June 3, 2022

New EP - Troubled Times - Up on Bandcamp.

 I have a new EP up on Bandcamp.  An EP is variously described, but generally it's a short album of under 30 minutes.  Typically 4-5 songs. 

https://markhorning.bandcamp.com/album/troubled-times

 

 


Monday, April 4, 2022

FKO Song contest

 The prompt for this year's FilkOntario (which was virtual again) was "Building Bridges".  My first thought was, how uninspiring...

... and then I wrote this:





Wednesday, February 2, 2022

FAWM 2022

 Doing FAWM again.  Posts will be on my YouTube channel.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Drive the Bronco - Ft. McDowell

 Ford is just a "wee bit" behind on building the new Ford Bronco.  As a result, FoMoCo has been sending out swag and other incentives to keep the hype going.

This week, they brought some Broncos out to let reservation holders drive one on some off-road trails at Ft. McDowell.

Nice fun event.  Easy trail drive. Less challenging than the Power Line Road I used as a shortcut between New River Road and Table Mesa Road a few months back. But fun. (Google lies, that Power Line Road was in no way an actual "road")

The Event had 7 Broncos, plus two displays. On of the 7 demos was a stick shift.  Also, one of the displays is a stick, so that gives them an extra manual if needed. I got to drive the display which was a 2-Door Black Diamond 7MT.

Almost stalled out once on a steep incline, but got it back down into 1st in time. Used Crawl to smash over some dirt/sand piles. Plenty of power with the 2.3 for off road use. Clutch felt smooth, though I would prefer a slightly heavier feel. Feels like a modern stock Mustang clutch.

NOTE: They are supposed to reserve the Stick Shifts for reservation holders that ordered a stick. Have a copy of your DORA or order sheet with you. (I had a copy on my phone)

They also give you a free Bronco hat. (I showed up wearing a Ford one)


I drove the Black Diamond pictured here.

There are a few uphills where you need to keep up your momentum. Also some sand pits. I never got stuck, so never got to try the rear locker, kept her in 4
-Hi the whole time and never played with any of the Goat Modes.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

2021 LepreCon - Concert

 Another virtual convention, and another virtual concert.




Sunday, September 13, 2020

A ship in harbor is safe..

 

 ... but that's never been what a ship is for:




 

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Crew Dragon - 10 million streams

We watched the Crewed Dragon flight live, with 10 million of our closest friends.

That is, between NASA, NASA TV, and SpaceX livesteams there were over 10 million folks watching.  And note, that's devices, not people.  So the person count is far higher.

I of course, wrote a song.


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Virtual Conventions

Thanks to all the restrictions, Sci Fi conventions are being cancelled left and right.  Several have moved into virtual spaces, using Zoom, and Facebook, and YouTube (and all three mixed together).

I was asked to do a concert for HELIOsphere.  Here it is in all it's ugly glory.


https://youtu.be/BeVVarKOEE0