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    ARae
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    As you can tell, our board was just recently updated with new software that is loaded with new features and a custom new look. Here is what's new to our community:

     

     

    • Customizable profiles, including background options
    • User reputation system for posts
    • Customizable blogs - Personal, Private, or imported.

     

    Some of these new features are outlined here: IP Board: What's new. There are several options for our community that have not been configured as of yet, such as Facebook connect and Twitter connect, but we do have the option for our users to sync their profiles from these two sites directly with this site so that information can be shared, etc. I hope to have these up and running soon!

     

    All members can now create their own blogs, public or private, and customize settings. The new "Blog This" feature also allows blogs to be created easily from topics on Kymarching.net. Please remember that defamatory or pornographic blogs can and will be removed from this site. An outline of the new blog features can be found here: IP Blog

     

    Also new to the forum community is the IP Board IPhone Application. This application allows you to connect to this forum as well as have the option to receive mobile notifications, which are available in your profile settings after you login to this site via the application on your phone. I still have not gotten my mobile notifications to work correctly, so this is definitely an application in process and will most likely be going through updates in the future. The features can be found here: IPB for IPhone. This app can be downloaded from the ITunes store for free. For Droid users, IPB reportedly has an application in development.

     

    Have fun exploring the new features! As I add and tweak new features, I will update you accordingly via this blog.

     

    ARae

  1. I look out into the constellations

    There, a myriad of heroes fabricated to provide hope

    Disillusion provided by the souls of fake martyrs

    I watch the birth of a star

    Beautiful in its innocence

    The guiding light for us to follow

    But we had our own agenda

     

    An immigration of darkness choked the light

    Leaking black oil with its lies

    The mire of innocence set free by The Apple

    And it was Sin that opened our eyes

    Millennia passed, crowns turned to ash

    The problem remained the same

    It is love that fills the void

    Yet the treasure we seek has already been claimed

     

    The elements cry out

    The air gasps for breath

    The light of the star grows dim

    A multitude of prophets dream in the night

    And are granted a vision of Him

    The formidable woes

    The agony throes

    The enslaved come crashing down

    A burden we hope will fuel the flames

    Yet in its depths we drown

     

    And in the End

    When Wrong is Right again

    We stand up from the Fall

    The Despondent Truth is this, my love

    The Darkness is inside us all

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    Yesterday afternoon I was taking a long shower to try and relax from the fatigue I was suffering from due to an unknown illness that (knock on wood) has gone away and was thinking about my current job as a computer tech at the local Office Depot and how much I actually enjoyed working with people and troubleshooting computer issues and it brought back my interest in programming and just the digital world in general. This is why tomorrow, as soon as possible, I’m going to the local EKU branch and discussing the possibility of going back to school now that I’ve matured even more and know what I for sure want to do with my career.

     

    Truth be told I miss going to classes. I miss the sense of being a college student. I miss the people that are on campus. I miss the free food. The free swag. Making new friends. Meeting new people. The sense of actually doing something worthwhile.

     

    This time around I will have no distractions or friends that put me down and make me feel like I’m worthless. I’ll have good friends as fellow classmates. I won’t have to worry about pleasing anybody because I’ve figured it out…2 years too late, but, it’s not about what other people think of me. It’s about what I want to do. It’s about my passions, dreams, and desires. The only pressure I should feel is pressure on myself to do the best that I can for myself. I will choose to do homework the same night it’s assigned instead of putting it off to go out somewhere. I will hang out with my friends after studying, not during. This is MY life.

     

    If I can offer any advice to any potential college students reading this it would be this:

     

    “Do what YOU want to do with YOUR life.”

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    It shall be interesting to see how the top dogs change through out the season. And maybe, if we're lucky, there will be some new ones. Instead of the same monotonous order the whole time. We shall see though.

     

    Enjoy.

  2. These have been the first few times I've signed on since the changes. I really like the new changes. This blog is a great idea.

     

    I've been looking at the scores from the last few weeks of the Drum Corps season and if the scores hold up they way they are trending the Blue Devils are on their way to winning another title with Bluecoats and Crown fighting for second. The next few weeks will give a better idea on how close the corps are to each other since the major corps will meet up more at the larger regional events. Though I am a big Phantom Regiment fan I wouldn't mind seeing Crown win one this year. I remember watching them at Quarterfinals last year and being really impressed with them. It will be an interesting last month of the season.

     

    Marching band in Kentucky is starting up as some bands started camp this week and many others starting this coming week. One of the questions I have going into the season is will someone else in the two big classes (4A and 5A)step up and beat Madisonville and PLD or Lafayette? Another is can a Kentucky band make Grand National finals outright this year? We shall see on both questions.

     

     

    There has been something that I've been confused about. Why has some major names in KY marching band going though directors like crazy. GRC has a new director and John Hardin the same way. Is it the job or what is it. It would seem that really good band programs could keep directors for more than one or two years.I will say this about this year director changes though, there have been several good, young directors are getting their shot to direct their own band. I hope this trend continues as more jobs (assistants and head) open up because their are a lot of good music ed graduates looking to get a foot in the door to start their careers as directors.

     

    That's all for now. In my next post, I'll present my preseason Top 5 for each class and the reasons why I ranked them like I did. Also I'll update my views on on the Drum Corps season as they head through the last part of the season.

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