An occasional webisode series for those seriously lacking in better things to do.
The Hell That Is Trader Joe’s on a Sunday When I Should Be Elsewhere doing Elsewise.
IF you buy a condo,
AND IF you have a heavy laptop
AND IF you have a 22lb bag of dogfood
AND IF it starts raining
AND IF you have to park three blocks away
AND IF your little tethered buddy decides to chase a cluster-bomb of rats behind La Mamma’s
THEN you can sigh, shuffle along, and silently curse FSM for not providing a driveway.
Continue reading A Logical Construct
Craig Swann of Crash!Media spoke at CyberArts opening session tonight. The talk itself was engaging, full of bizarro idioms (‘Poop on your Oop?’), some fascinating time-altered video effects and real-time pattern recognition. Craig also has interesting ideas about how to feed analog movements into flash without obvious computer interfaces (‘userfaces’).
Continue reading Craig Swann at CyberArts
Something I showed at Show and Tell.
Deconstructing Dinner: Spicy Tempeh Tacos Santa Cruz
I’ve been lurking on the Boston Flash Platform Users Group mailing list for a few months. Their next meeting is this Wednesday (4/25/07), and corresponds to the opening session of the Boston CyberArts Festival 2007.
I’ve highlighted a few of the more interesting one day events on Evilmorsel.
This really isn’t worth watching; just some shape morphing. AZ said she didn’t like the green circle in the opening scene, said that it was ‘inorganic’. I say anything green is by definition organic.
And it feels good. It always feels good, it never gets old. There are few things as satisfying.
The price one pays for that satisfaction is the utter horror of having to go through new employment orientation at a new job. After a mere six hours of that, I’ve easily lost 20 IQ points. Too many more and I’ll be negative.
My last job had a very liberal no harm/no foul mp3s on the network “policy”, so I was late to the net radio scene. At the current job I’m stuck with attentive IT and a dinky 40GB hard drive so these days I listen to a lot of music on Pandora stations (particularly Undertow Orchestra) and at least part of Breakfast of Champions each day. MAYBE some NPR if dramatic newsworthiness is going down.
All this is at risk of ending come this May 15th though per a decision from the ominously title Copyright Royalty Board (an easy 0/3 on the fuzziness meter). This group of non-elected judges (Scott Sledge, Stanley Wisniewski, and William J. Roberts) has decided that it’s ok for small internet radio stations to pay fees that outstrip the entirety of their income. The net effect of this decision is that while Yahoo or Microsoft will have no problems running enough ads to stay in business, small nuggets of awesomeness like somafm’s Secret Agent station have no hope of staying online.
So the choice is yours – enjoy the forthcoming whitebreadedness of internet radio or act to motivate a legislative solution. The link below has a petition and autofax setup that can be done in two minutes.
Consume less. Share more. Enjoy life.
(from Billy Tse’s)
My brother-in-law Steven is running/white water rafting the Boston Marathon today. His wife is photoblogging the event here. Starting at about 10:30 today you can track him yourself at BAA.org (his bib number is 21725).
UPDATE: As of 10K, he’s on pace to run 3:37:53. That seems fast, a sub 8:20 split. We’ll see if he can sustain.
I let myself be disappointed by the new Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, though it’s my fault for forgetting several cardinal rules of movie schlock.
1) Don’t have high expectations about dumb movies.
2) Don’t compare a dumb movie to the brilliant media on which it’s based.
3) Don’t be surprised when any movie they’ve decided not to advertise sucks ass.
4) Also, have a few drinks first.
Continue reading Aqua Teen Hunger Force
I’m stunned that this show is tonight and I didn’t notice until just now. Peeping Tom (featuring Mike Patton & Dan the Automator) with Miho Hatori, Pigeon John, Paradise Rock Club, doors at 7 PM; 18+ show. $25. Miho Hatori will also playing live on WERS at 1pm on Wednesday.
Continue reading Miho Hatori, straight outta Purgatory
After watching something David Tamés shot the other day, I spent the afternoon playing with a series of 10.1MP still images from a Canon XTi. I used BIMP Lite v1.62 to batch reduce the images to a reasonable size, edited in Avid Liquid. The audio track is the intro/outro from 23 byBlonde Redhead (via Shameless Complacency).
Interesting press release from Jason at CCTV.
J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism is a winner of a 2007 New Voices grant. CCTV’s project, Neighbor to Neighbor, will embed citizen journalists in the city’s neighborhoods to create media. N2N will provide residents the information they need to fully participate in civic life and will foster individual and collective action to improve the quality of life in Cambridge.”
Continue reading J-Lab’s Neighbor to Neighbor grant funded
I’m not sure of what the deal is with this track exactly. The XSPF player that was originally here can be found it at El Rincón de Boriel.
That said, I’ve decided I like the 1 Pixel Out player Ramsey uses on Pipeline! better.
The Dining & Wine section of the New York Times has a profile of author Steven Rinella’s dinner party. Steven wrote “The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine” which I haven’t read but maybe I’d like to were I able to snag it from a friend somehow. He traps and serves various urban wildlife types: the aforementioned Brooklyn squirrels ended up in little pot pies accompanied by rabbit wellington. Too much pastry for me, but to each his own.
Continue reading Brooklyn squirrel: the thinking man’s chicken
I am conceited, and thus am prone to the occasional autobiographical google-stalk. Every once in a while I’ll think to do a Technorati search too, which is how I found some guy talking about my dad. This guy was trying (apparently, successfully) to blog himself to an invite to the Snakes on a Plane premiere last year. In the process, he came across an article in the Arlington (MA) Advocate, where an intrepid reporter completely mischaracterized my father as some Blogging Baptist 2.0 kind of dude.
Continue reading Snakes on my Dad
The Boston Globe Business Team amusingly cites the Wikipedia for their source of information on a Johnny Paycheck song. Now, while I do this kind of bullshit research all the time, I’m not an employee of the New York Times Company.
Continue reading Boston Globe cites Wikipedia
An email from an actor who we’ve worked with a couple of times..
Come see Julia Bingham as Sleeping Beauty (a.k.a. Briar Rose)!
Continue reading Julia Bingham IS Sleeping Beauty