Month: April 2008

  • Happy Birthday, Web!

    The World Wide Web has many birthdays. March 1989, when Tim Berners-Lee handed his boss a short document entitled Information Management: a Proposal, is one. Christmas of the following year, when the Web was up and running on two computers, is another. But perhaps the most important Web anniversary of all is 30 April 1993.…

  • Wikipedia Featured Article: April 19, 2008 – Emma Goldman

    Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She was lionized as a free-thinking “rebel woman” by admirers, and derided as an advocate of politically-motivated murder and violent revolution by her critics. (Source: Wikipedia:Today’s featured article/April 19, 2008 – Wikipedia) Please check out the rest of the article. I, of…

  • Two Professions Replaced By Objects

    I was musing about the mutability of language. As a middle-aged man, I’m now old enough that the meanings of some words have changed in my lifetime. One is ‘printer.’ When I was a kid, a printer was a person (usually a man) who made prints. It was the same as being a blacksmith or…

  • 45 – A Tribute to Daniel Hansson

    In August 2007 Elektron CEO and co-founder Daniel Hansson passed away in an unfortunate auto accident. It is in large part his creative vision and eye for detail that have made Elektron’s products what they are today. The 45 Tribute pays homage to his creative genius and his philanthropic spirit. Artists from the Elektron community…

  • Brown Frowns Upon Un-Elected Premiers – What?

    UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told world leaders that “no-one thinks” Robert Mugabe won last month’s presidential election in Zimbabwe. At a UN Security Council meeting, he said voters had “shown their commitment to democracy” and a “stolen election would not be an election at all”. (Source: BBC News) Ummm… remind me – when…

  • Whizzkid Outsmarts NASA (PS – Duck & Cover)

    NASA has been forced to check its math after a 13-year-old German boy wrote to tell them their calculations for the probability of an asteroid hitting earth were incorrect. Agency bosses had predicted a one-in-45,000 chance of an interstellar object bringing an end to life as we know it; that was until teen Nico Marquardt…

  • The Lie Of The Self

    The time it takes for sensory input to travel along nerves and get processed by the brains means we’re always living in the past. Okay, no problem — we can live with a few lost milliseconds. But ten seconds? A new study shows that once our brains make a decision (like “push this button”) it…

  • Costa 9/4/08

    Ahhh, some friends and some milky coffee… perfect! Click the pic for the gallery!

  • Blue Note 9/4/08

    Heh… another good night out, click the pic! 😀

  • London Chatroom Trip

    Click the pic above for a few snaps from my trip last Monday.

  • The 12″ As A Music Lesson

  • MPC Pad 187

    Now this is why the internet is wonderful… If, like me, you’re an MPC 2500 owner (or Akai MPC 1000 or MPC 500) and a Mac user, then you’ll love MPC Pad 187. It’s a FREE app that lets you create your own MPC programs (kits) using very simple drag’n’drop-ness. It’s a simple, lovely app…

  • US Kills Iraqi Civilians In Air Strike

    An air strike in the southern Iraqi city of Basra has destroyed a house and killed at least one occupant. The US military said a militant died, but would not confirm reports from Iraqi sources that up to six civilians may also have been killed. (Source: BBC News) Another house full of innocent civilians murdered…

  • Blue Note Recently

    Click the pic above for some recent Bluey danceyness. 😀

  • Kitteh

    Click the pic for some kitteh action!