Since I’ve been finishing up work on the 4.03 version of MEdit, here’s something for fun!
Thanks to Eric Sande for pointing out this week’s ‘culture’ item. Oops. By the sparsity of the entries in this blog, make that ‘month!’
It just came to my attention that I have not put up a link to one of my favorite music videos. Who knew painting could make you smile so much?
An interesting MIDI application to possibly look into more in the future: liine. Oh, wait! I don’t have any iStuff. But still interesting.
Quote of the day:
“I suggest a full-frontal assault with automated laser-monkeys, scalpel mines, and acid.”
Strax, from Dr. Who, The Snowmen
Here’s a worthy endeavor: create a world with less light pollution, so people in cities can enjoy more of the night sky. Of course, we have to become less scared of each other, and more familiar with the beauty surrounding us, but such an effort would have a positive ripple effect around the globe. One result would be far less energy used for lighting.
The ‘Civil Twilight’ Design Collective received a $10,000 design award in 2007. They showed the feasibility of modifying existing streetlights to only cast as much illumination as exists naturally when the sun is depressed six degrees below the horizon on nights of a full moon. Here is an ArchNewsNow.com article with more information!
Cleaning up piles of stuff – that time of the year again – and I came across a business card I’d scarfed off an artist when I was lucky enough to go to Laguna Beach last year. Check out his site! He has a style I hadn’t seen before. Some great stuff. And now my desk is one card lighter! And I’ll be able to actually find the information behind the paper that is now gone. It is a good day 🙂
Oh, yeah. For searching purposes, his name is Michael Phillips. Or you can just call him mr. durden – idiot/genius.
OK, I’ve finally taken the plunge and created a SoundCloud account. That will make keeping track of the great music on it a lot easier!
Here is my first Set:
Been puttering trying to find good background music for working. Here’s three:
I could listen to this song on endless loop for awhile: Armin van Buren and Avicii vs. Cirez D – Drowning Glow (DJ Atman mashup).
Thanks to the magic of reddit:
Uff da! (Or something like that!)
While channel-surfing I came across Nathan Milstein playing Ottokar Nováček’s “Perpetuum Mobile” on the Arts Channel. All I can say is “Wow!” It is always a great thrill to come across a master I had not known about, and he definitely belongs in that category! Wikipedia indicated his Paganiniana is another great work, and my mind was blown for a second time tonight!
A family member just sent me a link to a bunch of old newspapers digitized through the Library of Congress. If you need a resource: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.