Archive for November 2006

iPod Shuffle: clip it to your headphones

Oof, I think I love this new shuffle.

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my phone and computer need better integration

Here are a couple things I regularly wish I could do with my computer and treo 650 phone:

* copy and paste text to and from my phone to and from my computer
* drag and drop URLs onto my phone
* drag and drop google maps locations onto my phone

I can already drag and drop photos, music, and video onto my phone using the missing sync, but… dang. I sure wish I could treat my browsers and clipboards on my treo and computer like they’re both working for me.

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teleprompter concept

ok, so I had done this prototype design in second life, so the scale’s obviously not to life, but you can see this is a laptop +isight or other usb/firewire camera solution.


Since I can’t get my act together to build this any time soon, and since I did this design a year and a half ago, I figured I might as well put it out there since I’ve seen two new teleprompter ideas lately.


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songcasting script

I’m working on a php script that reads a directory of files, MP3’s to be exact, reads the ID3 tags, and creates an iTunes Store podcast compliant RSS feed. It’s not exactly ready for primetime, but you can check out the progress and subscribe to the Dobox Recordings songcast here:

http://doboxrecordings.com/df/index.php

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New Release: Steve Cooley – ‘De-Rez’


Steve Cooley is back with a new release of banging techno, two tracks of which were created in preparation for his live performance at AVA2006. Most of these tracks begin on his Treo 650, using Bhajis Loops, and then progress through GarageBand and Logic Express. Other techniques involve harvesting glitch and audio ephemera from nature and unnatural sources. The style is layered up from the base of beats, effects, sounds from space, people on the street, everyday snippets of the sounds around us. But don’t forget the beats. This is a 4-track pounder.

Screaming Fussy Baby Behind Me
Commodore Spicy Invaders
Wandering Poet
Cramming

zune logo backwards

Anus

as pointed out on slashdot, sorta spells anus.

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Bread Day 2006

Urban Geography: Best in show!


I won best in show for the unjuried portion of Heart of Chaos‘ Urban Geography show! There were a lot of great artists in the show, and I’m very grateful to have been awarded this honor. Key events besides the accolades were meeting Miguel Machuca, who is a very talented abstract painter in a very similar vein as myself, and doing a live painting demo. Thanks to Heart of Chaos and Brooks College for a great night.

PD and Processing: success!

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This is what it looks like when you get PD on a PC to talk to Processing on a mac. :-D


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24 watt LED

520 Lumen peak output… Bad Ass. An array of those might be bright enough to light up an LCD panel…
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second life copybot

Second Lifescreensnapz007There’s all this hub-bub about CopyBot for second life: a program you can apparently use to copy anything you can see in second life for free. Obviously Linden Lab sees this as a problem for legitimate content creators, and it is… Long term, though, I think this is probably solvable in an ebay/amazon/google sort of fashion. You sign up to become an developer and get handed a developer key that you have to use to interface with the system. That way your application can be tracked if you start manipulating the market. I think the larger possible problem isn’t happening: manipulating the currency directly. Copying an item and doing the legwork to actually sell it is one thing… getting free money without effort is another, and I’m just glad that’s not happening.

OMG, people, please, Linden Lab should not be sued. I think that would be totally insane. Read your terms of service, it limits your ability to sue them because you agree to use the system at your own peril. It’s not real life, folks! Get over yourself!

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Roy Underhill: jedi ninja zen master woodworker

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Roy Underhill is by far my favorite woodworker on TV. His Woodwright’s Shop episode 312 is a masterpiece, talking about the zen of woodworking. I hope at some point you’ll be able to buy individual episodes of this show digitally, because this one resonated with me very strongly, I’d love to be able to watch it again when I’m not at home

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sketchup for sculpture prototyping

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I love sketchup. I’m starting to use it to prototype my sculptures out before I start laying it out on real world materials. Way cool.


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jailtime

Back when the Enron scandal hit, Bruce Sterling’s effort of the time, Veridian, held a logo design contest. This was my entry:

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