I'm in the process of refactoring my basement, and it feels good.
When my wife and I renovated our house we put in a 3 x 3 meter room
which was to serve as my music room. As Perrin can attest to (he
recently laid down some mean guitar at a BBQ I hosted) the instruments
have outgrown their original home in the small room we had built for
them. That room came to serve as a refuge for smoking and storing
empty beer cans. Once I quit smoking it served only as empty beer can
storage, occasionally hosting the drum kit as well when I needed room
for other tasks in the basement.
This weekend the wall separating the "music" room from the rest of the
basement came down. The extra window in the basement lets in great
light and gives a view of the yard, and gives me plenty of room to
spread instruments all around the basement without cramping my work
space and the couch/movies space.
I code related news, I previously mentioned that Kwin Kramer and I
have been working on some nifty (at least I think so!) XML::Comma +
HTML::Mason + PAR glue, which we're calling Gadgets. We'll be
migrating the xml-comma.org website over to a new Gadgets site this
coming week. More to come on that.
-- Douglas Hunter