Wikipedia - Nick Drake
listening to the Three Records from Sundown podcast
Wikipedia  NickDrake  music 
4 weeks ago
Colin Kaepernick Has a Job
"The remaining option—to persist—is the one that has always been inconvenient for white America. Colin Kaepernick is inconvenient. To persist is to show strength, but also to be unpredictable, hard to define, impossible to control. And to grow stronger with every lash is to become dangerous—a threat not only to power, but to inspire others to follow suit. Leaders of color in this country have long been mythologized by white America when they teach their own to thrive within the confines of current rules, not when they demand that every rule be called into question. “In many ways, he is the quintessential sacrificial lamb,” Loggins says of his friend. “And we’re just trying to not let him get sacrificed.”"
ColinKaepernick  NFL  race  US  protest  football  California  RembertBrowne  Turlock  DeRayMckesson  AmeerLoggins 
4 weeks ago
Now with more frames, less CSS,
and extra DOS!

What is this?

Upload a midi file, hit play on the control. It will be rendered on a 486 DX2 66 Pentium 233 running dos with a true hardware Roland SC-55. Be a bit patient. It's an old computer.

Tech Jargon

A lot of music from the early 90s was written to be synthed on the Roland SC-55 and it's various cousins. Emulation of the device via soundfonts has not come close in all areas. Upload a midi and it will be synthed on real hardware and hopefully play over shoutcast. I have a (really bad computer) system running a TCP/IP stack in dos via packet driver, along with said Roland synth. For the heck of it I wrote a series of batch\qbasic scripts and chained curl + dosmid + some php scripts together. The result is that this here 22 year old machine will synth MIDI files you upload, and they will be streamed over an Icecast server automatically in the order they are queued. It probably is horribly dangerous to put such an old machine on the internet, a backup is in place as this is probably going to be wildly unstable and prone to issues. It probably will not be up all the time, I want to get back to playing Zeliard. ;)"
MIDI  RolandSC-55  DOS  shoutcast  Icecast  DylanEdward 
5 weeks ago
Wake with Clay Pigeon: Playlists and Archives
"WFMU's brand spanking new morning show, featuring new technology that will sonically force caffeine directly into your bloodstream."

helped us get through our move when we were waking up at 6 AM to load our parked car/van in front of apartment
WFMU  NYC  radio 
6 weeks ago
Wikipedia - 3753 Cruithne
"3753 Cruithne (/kruːˈiːnjə/ kroo-EE-nyə[2] or /ˈkrʊnjə/ KRUUN-yə[3]) is a Q-type, Aten asteroid in orbit around the Sun in 1:1 orbital resonance with Earth, making it a co-orbital object. It is an asteroid that, relative to Earth, orbits the Sun in a bean-shaped orbit that effectively describes a horseshoe, and that can transition into a quasi-satellite orbit.[4] Cruithne does not orbit Earth and at times it is on the other side of the Sun,[5] placing Cruithne well outside of Earth's Hill sphere. Its orbit takes it inside the orbit of Mercury and outside the orbit of Mars.[5] Cruithne orbits the Sun in about 1 year but it takes 770 years for the series to complete a horseshoe-shaped movement around the Earth.[5]

The name Cruithne is from Old Irish and refers to the early Picts (Irish: Cruthin) in the Annals of Ulster[5] and their eponymous king ("Cruidne, son of Cinge") in the Pictish Chronicle."
Wikipedia  moon  Earth  Picts  Ireland  asteroid 
6 weeks ago
Why the IBM PC’s Early Graphics Used Such Ugly Colors
"This was because of a quirk with the way composite screens display pixels—basically, the colors would mush together on the screen, making it possible for the screen to display up to 16 colors at once."
ErnieSmith  Vice  Motherboard  IBM  color  CGA  8088MPH 
10 weeks ago
An interactive encyclopedia by Kevan Davis
Text and images CC-licenced live from en.wikipedia.org
KevanDavis  Wikipedia  CC  text  adventure  bitmap  game  inventory 
11 weeks ago
Kreative Korp
from Becca

"KreativeKorp (also known as Kreative Korporation, Kreative Software, Kreative Entertainment, and Kreative Media) is the home of computer software and the world of Mika City by Rebecca G. Bettencourt."
font  screensaver  Mika  RebeccaBettencourt 
11 weeks ago
Wikipedia - Brian Keane
composer of New York: A Documentary Film music
Wikipedia  BrianKeane  NYC  music  soundtrack 
july 2017
Breatharian Leader Wiley Brooks Lives On Light, Air, And Quarter Pounders
"humans can live just fine by replacing food with sun and the passive inhalation of cosmic micro-dust"

"It’s just a take on what one does, eats—like vegetarian, fruitarian."

"Why do you advocate people only eat double quarter-pounder with cheese meals and drink diet Coke?
Because they’re the only things that are not radioactive."
Vice  McDonald's  radiation  WileyBrooks  Breatharian  interview  Superbrown  DietCoke 
july 2017
PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expression) Search/Replace
freeware  Notepad  text  editor 
july 2017
John Gardner's writings, "Personal Renewal" delivered to McKinsey & Company, Phoenix, AZ November 10, 1990
"Logan Pearsall Smith said that boredom can rise to the level of a mystical experience, and if that's true I know some very busy middle level executives who are among the great mystics of all time."
JohnGardner  PBS  boredom  work 
june 2017
Wikipedia - I Ching
"The assignment of numbers, binary or decimal, to specific hexagrams is a modern invention."
Wikipedia  China  book  divination 
june 2017
Farming robots get to grips with weeding at Harper Adams
"They call it "Hands Free Hectare" and in the office we call it "Robocrop"."

off-the-shelf tech
farming  robot  BBC  agriculture  weed  HarperAdamsUniversity 
june 2017
‘A feature, not a bug’: George Church ascribes his visionary ideas to narcolepsy
"The world needs people with high-functioning autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder and, yes, narcolepsy, he has come to believe."
GeorgeChurch  narcolepsy 
june 2017
The Mysterious Printer Code That Could Have Led the FBI to Reality Winner
"When someone prints in color on one of these machines, the printer does everything normally, but also adds this nearly invisible identifying stamp. (If they print in black and white, though, there are no dots.)"
printer  FBI  TheAtlantic  color  timestamp  AlexisMadrigal  RealityWinner  NSA 
june 2017
Wikipedia - LexisNexis

"On April 2, 1973, LEXIS launched publicly, offering full-text search in all Ohio and New York cases. In 1980, LEXIS completed its hand-keyed electronic archive of all U.S. federal and state cases."
Wikipedia  LexisNexis  Mead  law  search  information 
june 2017
1982 Burgertime DRM was hard core.
"I'm beginning to suspect that this disk is nothing more than an infinite series of decryption routines with a game bolted on as an afterthought."
DRM  crack  Burgertime  1982  AppleII  game 
may 2017
The Man Behind the Punishing Barkley Marathons
"They’ve been eating breakfast here, every morning, at this very table, since the dawn of fucking time. They can remember all the various phases of branding and décor Hardee’s has cycled through over the decades; they can recount what year the restaurant got new booths, new light fixtures, new flooring."

“In France, I’m a star,” he tells me. “In America, I’m thought of more as a homeless person.”

“You don’t have to eat to run,” he tells me. “That’s an old wives tale. We were designed for feast and famine. Most people of who have lived have been hungry most of the time. There’s either plenty or there’s nothing.”
Hardees  Tennessee  marathon 
may 2017
Wikipedia - Agnes Martin
"soft edges, muted colors and distinctly horizontal bands"
Wikipedia  artist  AgnesMartin  NYC  Taos  NewMexico 
may 2017
Nordic Names
"Welcome to the comprehensive site on given names in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands!"
name  Sweden  Denmark  Norway  Finland  Iceland  Greenland  FaroeIslands 
may 2017
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