Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

nBackup Home Landing Page

February 18th, 2015

nbackup Screenshot 2015 I setup a landing page for the online backup service called NSI nbackup. It is designed to be simple, informative, and to the point. It replaces the old nBackup site I designed a many years ago that is now outdated. You can view my old blog post talking about that nbackup, and view the old nbackup site I designed.

NSI is the company that provides backup services as well as other IT services. NSI stands for Next Solutions Inc.

eMerge – Live Music Jam & Time Merge San Diego

January 10th, 2012

eMerge Logo Designed by Richard HiltonFriday, January 13 2012 at 8:00 PM
Mystic Water Kava Bar San Diego
3811 Ray Street. North Park, 92104.

I am co-hosting a re-occurring event that has music and socializing. It features networking that is similar to speed dating but for creative projects. It is called a Time Merge. Each person will get to speak 1 on 1 with every other person who takes part, allowing 2 minutes each to pitch an idea and get feedback. The goal is to practice pitching ideas, getting feedback, and finding other creative people to potentially work with.

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Santa Barbara Minute Film Festival

February 16th, 2010

A lot can be displayed in a One-minute video. You can see a window into someone’s life, a presentation of an idea, or a creative display of visual art. One minute is enough time to convey the mood, style, and concept of a much bigger project, without forcing the viewer to commit very much attention. That is why I support the upcoming Santa Barbara Minute Film Festival.

Santa Barbara Minute Film Festival LogoIn the Summer of 2009, I heard about the idea from Betty Johnson who is spearheading the festival along with Grace Franco and Robyn Simms. The website was designed by Steve Cleary, who then gave me administrative control. Since then I have been an active member of the group, providing web maintenance and support as the film festival has gone through changes and growth.

Ultra Ping Pong 3000 LogoI will also be submitting a couple of my own one-minute videos such as: Ultra Ping Pong 3000, Vote with your Dollars, and the Vehicle for the Soul Promotional Video. The deadline to turn in a one-minute video is April 1st 2010. If you have something you have to say in one minute, your contribution is welcome. Find out more at

(Update 2011: The Santa Barbara Minute website no longer exists)

Vehicle for the Soul Documentary

April 12th, 2009

Vehicle for the Soul Documentary Project LogoI am currently working on a short documentary project called “Vehicle for the Soul“. It will address specific advanced health and wellness topics that educate, entertain, and promote a strong mind-body connection.

The first episode is tentatively titled “Energy flow and Qi“. It is a short visual examination of the human body that uses 3d animation, formal interviews, and audience participation to display how energy flows in the body, and how to strengthen the mind-body connection.

I am excited to work on such an interested an ambitious project. I have a lot of work ahead, and many people to coordinate with. Contact me if you are interested in learning more or contributing.

Empower Thy Self

July 6th, 2008

Empower Thy Self LogoSince the dawn of consciousness all sentient beings have been given the gift of choice. What we choose to do with our time makes us who we are, and how we influence the world around us. Those who are empowered with motivation, information, and resources are able to overcome apathy, and achieve life goals. This leads to a better life for themselves, and the people who are effected by there choices. Empower Thy Self .com is a website dedicated to providing people with the tools, skills, and resources needed to become empowered.

I am a member of Empower thy and find it to be useful for organizing my ideas, learning from others, and pursue my goals. It is important for us to work together, and create positive change in the world. The future of humanity rests in the hands of those who are empowered.

PostScript December 9th 2013:

Empower Thy Self website went down years ago and will not be coming back.

The Journeyman Project July 2007 Roadtrip to Northern California

June 15th, 2007

Richard in San Francisco

I have collected some knowledge and talent during the past 2 and a half years in San Diego. There have been

many Successes and Failures.

Some Friends and some Foes.

Some Peace, and some Chaos.

I’ve come to the epiphany that I can achieve more if I found skilled partners to work with on a common goal. This is important in my social life, as well as my career. On this one-month journey, I plan meetup with old friends, meet new people, as well as search for skilled web development and multimedia partners. I plan to do freelance web development work, while couch surfing, camping, staying in hostels and visiting friends and family.

I have named this road trip the Journeyman Project, because a Journeyman is the rank between apprentice, and master. A journeyman often travels and works freelance while further developing their skills. When a journeyman successfully runs a business or professional service, he becomes a master.

I will post more about my trip here in the comments area as it happens.

Contact me if you have have questions, or want to meetup in Northern California.

DJ PolarSphere – Arctic beats in the SD Streets

April 28th, 2007

I inherited a 2 turn tables, and 6 crates of vinyl records from the skilled DJ Mano in 2006. Since then I have been mixing old dance, and hip hop records from the 90s. Sometimes I’ll get home from work on Friday evening, and blast the music I’m mixing on the 250 Watt speakers and amp it came with. I Open the windows, and give the neighbors a live 40 minute performance. I also record them on MP3s, and keep the good ones posted on the DJ Polar website. Feel free to download the mp3s, and sample my mixology:

Dancing Cat

The Bloginning

February 1st, 2007

Sparks of consciousness fire in my brain, shooting an electrical signal to my hands which plug away at an inanimate keyboard. The letters fly from my fingers, forming words, sentances, paragraphs, thoughts, concepts, ideas. The potential of speach is infinate. I reach for the stars, and pull at the heavenly curtains which have opened the stage of life before me.

As your eyes pass over these strings of letters, the words form in your mind, creating a mirror of what I once wrote. The circle becomes complete, as the purpose of a blog, is for others to read what has been said.

At the dawn of 2007, This long awaitted blog has begun.