Entries in Indianapolis (6)


I'm not dead - I've just been saving my energy for #indyzoob

I'm campaigning to be part of IndyHub's #indyzoob Twitter team at this year's Indianapolis Zoo Zoobilation.

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Our house on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis is for sale!

I know we haven't been in our house for very long, but April and I are moving to Broad Ripple soon. So we're putting our beautiful beloved bungalow up for sale.

Tristan\'s house for sale
The house is at 122 Wallace Ave., close to Irvington and Ellenberger Park. The home features: updated large kitchen and bathrooms with tile floors; full hardwood floors and beautiful original wood molding and doors throughout the rest of the home; basement which could be used as 3rd bedroom or office; newer 2-car garage with lots of room for workshop, motorcycles or storage; security system and multi-line phone system; newer aluminum siding; native-plant landscaping; full privacy fence; new high-efficiency furnace in ‘07 and AC in ‘08 installed by Northern Heating and Cooling; and much, much more! For only $109,900, you can live close to historic Irvington, Ellenberger Park, and downtown Indianapolis! Contact me for more information.

Our home's now officially listed as "For Sale." Go to, and enter the MLS # 2842446 at the bottom. You can view all the details and some pictures here, and our agent's contact is as follows if you’d like to set up a showing:

Sycamore Group
Thomas Williams
815 E 63rd Place
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Phone: 317-722-4350
Agent E-mail:

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New project: Indy Animal Media!

I've got yet another new project: Indy Animal Media. Check out the website and its first podcast at

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Angie's List blog; new dogs for adoption; mixing with Ableton Live

This post isn't as focused as those previous, but read on, kind sirs and madams: A big week for me at Angie's List and for Adopt An Animal. At Angie's List, I set up our magazine department's blog and released List-en up!'s first true video podcast. I say "true" video because previous episodes were in what was technically a video format, but were basically a still-image slideshow with pictures to accompanying the audio. This time, though, I actually followed a home energy auditor and videotaped the house-inspection process. After watching the video, I hope you have an audit performed on your home to find out how much money you can save through some simple energy-efficient upgrades. Blue House Blog logoAs for the blog, you'll notice that its design is basically the same as the Angie's List podcast site. For the "Blue House Blog," as we're calling it (thanks to Brandon Smith, Angie's List magazine artist and Goldfish Don't Bounce bandmember, for the awesome logo!), I used the same Wordpress content management system, and the same theme, K2, simply because it works well. It looks good on its own, but is easily customizable and functions quite well for the most part. And though I have little PHP-programming experience, going into the code and fiddling with certain things isn't too difficult. And there's a tremendous network of free plugins, forums, and bloggers that serve as terrific resources for any Wordpress-related problem. On a Wordpress-related note, I've posted some more dogs for adoption in Indianapolis at my Wordpress-based Adopt An Animal site. Please check them out (an adult female German Shepherd and adult male Pit-bull mix) and let me know if you or someone you know is interested. Finally, I hope to install Ableton Live this weekend and create my first digital mix of some songs I've been really into lately. If you have any experience with Live and have tips to offer, please let me know. Thanks!

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My conversation with the IU School of Informatics Alumni Association podcast

Indiana University School of Informatics Alumni association logoI was interviewed on November 19th of last year by John Blue for the Indiana University Informatics Alumni Association's "Bits of Informatics" podcast, and I'm pleased to say it's now online for your listening pleasure. Over lunch at Aesop's Tables on a cloudy, wintry day, John and I chatted about my telecommunications and new media experiences at the Bloomington and IUPUI campuses; surround-sound production and my 2-song Capstone presentation; how I met my wife in ballroom-dancing class; and List-en up, the Angie's List podcast, which was in its infancy last fall. Though my first name's spelled incorrectly (I'm sure John will fix it soon), I got a kick out of listening to the podcast episode. It's quite strange to hear my voice in a context outside of List-en up, but it was exciting to be the interviewee rather than be the interviewer. It was a bit nerve-wracking, as well — can you tell?

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