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Reality, Augmented

So I’ve played with a couple of the augmented reality apps available for the (non-jailbroken) iPhone — Yelp, with its Monocle functions, and Bionic Eye — and my conclusion is that navigation AR apps are completely pointless. You see, augmented … Continue reading

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Ableton Live + Algorithmic Composition (sort of)

So I finally acquired a legal, full copy of Ableton Live, as payment for designing a logo for a client. Yay! As anybody who reads this blog knows, I’m a big fan of algorithmic/rule-based/non-interactive composition. As much as I love … Continue reading

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The Kitty Genovese model.

A couple of years ago, I delivered an incoherent, profanity-laden and probably awful lecture on the Grim Meathook Future at the Chaos Communications Congress in Berlin. (In my defense, I was completely unhinged due to jet lag and the meltdown … Continue reading

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Vids from the show

“Just Like Honey” (Jesus & Mary Chain cover) “Heroin” (Velvet Underground cover) These were the last two tracks I did. “Just Like Honey” was going to be the final song, but as you can see in the second video, an … Continue reading

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Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work | The Onion – America's Finest News Source

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Listen

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OLPC "Give One, Get One" is on again!

Oh, man, I want an OLPC so bad. And they’re repeating their Give One, Get One policy from last Christmas: buy two of them for $399 and one gets sent to a child in the developing world. I actually want … Continue reading

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I Weep For These People.

Dan Lyons (aka Fake Steve Jobs) on the horror of tech conference panels: My first reaction was that in the greater scheme of things (economy in free fall, war in Iraq, global warming, energy crisis, not to mention the old … Continue reading

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Top 15 criteria for new or interactive media art

From the Near Future Laboratory comes this hilarious (and completely on-the-mark) list. The Near Future Laboratory Top-15 Criteria for New or Interactive Media Art It doesn’t work It doesn’t work because you couldn’t get a hold of a 220-to-110 volt … Continue reading

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Playing it by ear: a short interview with Jack Womack

Jack Womack is one of speculative fiction’s secret treasures. His 1995 novel Random Acts Of Senseless Violence is one of the most remarkable and emotionally affecting works I’ve ever read and the seed of my thinking about the whole Grim … Continue reading

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Technical Question: TPS to MySQL

I need to import an assload of data from old TopSpeed (TPS) database tables into MySQL. I don’t have access to the original app, just the database tables. I’m on a Mac, but can use Unix tools and Windows as … Continue reading

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