Monthly Archives: January 2011

That’s the last time you put a blade in me, you hear?

I’m really intrigued by the Switch, a multitool that you can add or remove components from yourself. The circular hole/pivot point reminds me of my own pocket knife, the Gerber Remix, which I carry with me constantly. The Remix is … Continue reading

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Cooking miscellany

So I’ve got a smoked black bean soup on the stove cooking right now, and I thought I’d drop some of my totally anecdotal cooking science on you. I’m an improvisational cook; I tend to make recipes based on what … Continue reading

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Money. Goddamnit.

Just wrote a long letter to a family friend asking for advice on raising a small bit of money to keep me afloat until I can finish Stikki.me. Now it’s 3 am and I’m sitting here, spooked, and hoping the … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking

So I’ve been under the weather recently. About two weeks ago, I started having a weird sensation in my chest. It felt like my heart was leaping, the way it does when you go over the curve on a rollercoaster … Continue reading

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Slide, slide, slippety slide

One of the things I love most about using the ipad as a musical instrument is that several of my favorite tools (Bebot, Nanostudio) allow me to treat the screen as a continuous or ribbon controller. A bit of history here: … Continue reading

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of iPad magazines and online publishing

So Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily iPad “newspaper” is in the news, mainly because it’s failed to appear. It seems that publishers are falling all over themselves to come up with their own iPad app-based publications — Wired and Scientific American … Continue reading

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Current Listening 1-13-2011

The Church, Starfish The Chameleons UK, Strange Times Orange Juice, The Very Best Of Black Dub, Black Dub The Lightning Seeds, The Very Best Of Foals, Total Life Forever Listen

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This is why NASA is important

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Rhapsody Blind

Just a shout-out here on something my friend John has created: Rhapsody Blind, a set of scripts that allow visually-impaired Windows users to navigate Rhapsody, the streaming music service. From what I can tell, there aren’t really a whole lot … Continue reading

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Essential iPad Tools

So I’ve had an iPad for a few weeks now; I’m beginning to learn iOS development and it seemed like a useful thing to have, as I no longer have an iPhone. (I lost it.) Also, I needed something portable … Continue reading

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