Google may harm your computer!

January 31st, 2009

Google may harm your computer - screenshot
…just as well as every other site. (But now they’ve fixed the error)

Edit: Oh cool, I just won one of these! V;
Brillo Award

Tim Exile mashing Obama inauguration speech live

January 21st, 2009


…with his own setup made in Reaktor. Awesome, but short. Tim Exile has worked on his instrument for a couple of years now and it has finally reached a state where he can really and play it live in a truly intuitive way.

Time To Get Obscure - Compilation for weird time signatures

January 19th, 2009

Time To Get Obscure - front cover

Time To Get Obscure - back cover

Time To Get Obscure is a compilation focusing on weird time signature organized by Beware on 8bitcollective. Weird is defined by anything else than 4/4 or 3/4. My track is called Exactyla.

Download
Discuss on 8bc

RPM Challenge - Make an album in 28 days

January 19th, 2009

Much like the now defunct Project 168, RPM Challenge is about making an album in a limited amount of time. Project 168 was 168 hours, or one week, RPM Challenge is one month, and I think I’ll enter just to mourn the loss of Project168 which I loved for different reasons.

A large bunch of audio schematics

January 16th, 2009

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/electronics/schempage.php?cat=1

Or go down one level for non-audio schematics.

Felix’s Machines composition 02-2007 - Mechanical automaton

January 16th, 2009


Wonderful little composition performed using solenoids.

An interesting thought…

January 15th, 2009

This is probably be illegal, so practice at your own risk. But I was just wondering what would happen if every time a bunch of people acquired paper money (dollar dollar bills y’all), they cut off a small segment of the bill. While you’re not supposed to deface money (as its a symbolic attack against people’s faith in the govt), it’s interesting to take very literally the sort of seas of fees that banks and other transactions take out of your typical dollar.

From MONEY EXPERIMENT. Dwindling Dollar @ Tim Boucher’s Journal

Japanese for Nerds

January 15th, 2009

Japanese for nerds is new blog by lmm/Patrick. I don’t actually know the guy, but I found his blog through my referrer log because he was linking to my Gameboy Music How-To. And I thought his blog was interesting, even if I haven’t commented it as much as it deserves. (In the beginning there wasn’t even a way to comment on his blog)

Anyway, Japanese for nerds is his new project which he describes like this:

The goal for the blog is to post words or phrases that I had to put time in to looking up or learning how to use because they aren’t commonly used. Or something like that.

Sounds like an interesting concept, and I’ve added it to my RSS reader. Gives a little Kana practice too, in a natural context.
The first lesson, fitting enough, is how to translate nerd. The two options are おたく, otaku or インテリ, interri, obviously derived from the English word intelligent.

Newly discovered videocast - The Fat Man and Circuit Girl

January 15th, 2009


The Fat Man and Circuit Girl Cast 6 from Jeri Ellsworth on Vimeo.

Watch this. Srsly. Lots of tasty geek stuff in there related to music and tech-craft in general, including a discussion how to feed a C64 with a proper 60 Hz signal for the RTC, a mechanical “steampunk-esque” wristwatch and a thing that produces sound through electric discharges, much like a Tesla coil.
The next episode will air the day after tomorrow, Friday 1/16, 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern, 3AM GMT. I’ll be watching it with interest.
The Fat Man and Circuit Girl - Info page
The Fat Man and Circuit Girl - Vimeo

Burning Chrome by Haujobb (Mortimer T music)

January 15th, 2009


Here’s an Amiga demo from 1996 with one of my favourite .mod composers, Mortimer Twang. I like his Junglist/DnB/Dub/Jazz module better than his chips, but he seems to despise the fomer somehow. Maybe it’s true what they say, that the earliest works of any artist are the best since they happen during a discovery process.

  • Video from demoscene.tv: link me beautiful
  • Prod page on pouët.net: link me beautiful <Fuckings to ps!>
  • Download (almost) all of Mortima’s modules in one package: link me beautiful <The ones in the demo are closest dream.mod and burning chrome end.mod. jsyk.>

If you’re using glitchDS, also check out my Mortima T sample pack for it.