What Is All This Stuff?
Hello. Welcome to the place for things by Dan Becker.
I am a simple American living in Austin Texas
who has hobbies such as music, guitars and amplifiers,
triathlons, board and miniature gaming, dogs, and modelling.
I put articles here to share with the internet what I have learned.
Most times I place stuff here to allow others to download or use it.
It's kind of like an electronic garage, you are invited to look and share,
but I don't claim that it's organized or makes any sense.
Fun Things to Do
Recently I have been writing articles on the Guitars and Music pages:
- music theory and practice charts, guitar amps, and song demos.
There are many articles and photos on the Board Games
and the Miniatures and Models pages.
There's some fun stuff at the Triathlon
and Mountain Biking areas.
There is some ancient stuff on the Photo Page,
Puppies Page and the
Everything else is lumped in the Other Hobbies page.
These are generally smaller areas of the site that fit into a few web pages.
Here you will find my lesser hobbies such as
What's New on This Site?
The complete history of the site is available.
- 2018/06/26 - Provided photos and reports on the 2018 LifeTime Capital of Texas and Lake Pflugerville triathlons on the
Race Reports page.
- 2018/06/25 - Provided a much needed update to the various book reading lists and resources on
Dan Becker's Great Books page.
- 2017/07/16 - Provided photos and an update on the
New York City Triathlon (2017 July 16)
- 2017/05/29 - Provided photos and a brief update on the
Cap Tex Tri (2017 May 29)
- 2017/03/26 - Dan shows Guitar Speaker Cabinet Modifications
to cheaply modify guitar speaker cabinets for parallel or serial extensions.
- 2017/02/12 - Dan upgrades an Epiphone Guitar Amp
with big honking Mercury Magnetics. Hear cool 6V6 tube sounds.
- 2016/09/11 - Provided race photos and updates on the Cap Tex Tri (2016 May 30) and
Tri Rock Austin Tri (2016 Sep 5).
- 2016/02/26 - Created another aerial video. This one is outdoors
in a corporate courtyard, complete with trees, sculptures, rooftops, and the horizon.
- 2016/02/15 - Dan plays an original song
It started with some jazzy chords, but then with the piano solo, it ended
up sounding like a Burt Bacharach tune. Oh well, I guess
Burt has implanted a chest splitting alien in me.
- 2016/01/30 - Here is a longer aerial video of a three story atrium in an unnamed building in Austin, Texas. Notice the three other remote control copters in the video.
- 2016/01/18 - I made another brief aerial video of a three story atrium in an unnamed building in Austin, Texas.
- 2015/12/24 - I made a brief aerial video from a remote control quad copter. See the trees and houses in our Austin neighborhood.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 10909 Grapevine Lane, Austin, TX 78759, USA
- Phone: (512) 335-5563