The Entertainment Shack

About Me

Me!My name is Erik, and I am a professional software developer and recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Computer Science and Technical Theatre. Some of my interests would include Freestyle skiing, Music, Photography, Computers and Networking, Entertainment Lighting, Robotics and Automation, The Universe, Politics, Movies. Also check out my latest list of favorite TV shows, movies, books, and music.

Feel free to throw me a few bucks if you discovered something cool through this site, or send me an email if I can help with your next design project.

I can be emailed at erik at teshack dot com.

Elsewhere

As much as I'd like to keep all my "stuff" in one place, my online presence extends to other websites.

Because media takes up a lot of bandwidth and space, you can check out my photos at Flickr IconFlickr and my videos at Youtube IconYouTube.

You can see what I'm up to at Twitter IconTwitter, where I am at Foursquare IconFoursquare, see what I'm listening to at LastFm IconLast.fm, see what I'm reading at Shelfari IconShelfari, and see what I'm watching at Netflix IconNetflix.

Friends can find me on Facebook IconFacebook. Professional connections can find me on LinkedIn IconLinkedIn.

Gamers can find me on Steam IconSteam and Playstation IconThe PlayStation Network.


About This Website

This is my home to talk about and post links to websites about games, media, technology, web development, politics, Southeast Wisconsin, and life in general. It also features tutorials on various computer and web development topics and a portfolio of lighting, graphic, and web design work I have done.

Technical Stuff

This website is run using Movable Type 5 and hosted on Media Temple. It uses the MTCollate Plugin by Stepan Riha, Key Values Plugin by Brad Choate, Blog Janitor by Mark Carey, and Compare Plugin by Kevin Shay to do a bunch of fancy behind the scenes things. The fonts used on this site are Cry Kitty, Dirty Headline, the first sans-serif your browser can find on your computer, and a tad of my own handwriting. The design is made with (almost) valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.0. It was created entirely by myself, from scratch. I use FeedBurner to manage my RSS Feeds.

Linking

Feel free to link to my site. Below are a couple of graphics you can use.

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The Entertainment Shack

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The Entertainment Shack

Friends

Some of my friends have websites. Check them out:

Basic Guru Online
Brian's Travels
BH Productions
Through Charlie's Eyes
The Diary Room
The Electric Generation
Eli Judge
Evan Hanson
HeiseHeise
Inspired by a True Story
Matthew Magellan
Nick Roseth
Roblog
Ryan's Homepage
Sconnie Nation
Shaukland
sinneK_All
Skidde
Tadfad
Teaching in Taiwan
WUD Music
Wise Old Man
Xbit

 

Podcasts

What I'm listening to on the go.

All Songs Considered
This American Life
BBC Global News
Indiefeed
Planet Money
Radio Lab
Science Friday

What I'm Reading

I skim a little under 1000 entries a day.

37 Signals
A List Apart
A Whole Lotta Nothing
Airbag Industries
Ajaxian
The Badger Herald
BBC News
Boing Boing
Bokardo
Brand New
BuzzFeed
The Critical Badger
The Daily Cardinal
Dane101
Danny Choo
Design Observer
Digg
Dylan Greene
Echodrop Madison
Elbows
Everyone Drunk But Me
Evolution of Security
Floating Point
Gizmodo
The Google Blog
Google Operating System
GovTrack.us
Herald Times Reporter
Indexed
Isthmus
Kottke
Letters from Here
Letters in Bottles
Lifehacker
Make
MetaFilter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MocoLoco
MSDN Blogs
The New York Times
North Temple
Office Snapshots
The Onion
Photojojo
Polymeme
Pruned
RadioMilwaukee's Soundboard
Smashing Magazine
Slashdot
Rob Gardiner's Photography
Subtraction
T-Critic
TVNewster
Tree Hugger
Trevor's NYC Photos
TV Squad
Typographica
University and State
Urban Prankster
Waxy.org
xkcd.com