It's like family, only weirder…

Monday Night Drumming

Last night marks the first time I’ve been able to use the fancy new field recorder to do some real recording.  Although there were only two of us to play, and I was certainly a bit out of sorts, we were able to pull off some interesting bits that rendered…Continue Reading

Beating the Goat at Midnight

I call it Thunderhead, though I have yet to unleash upon it to confirm its namesake. It was midnight this Sunday morning when I finally got to beat the old goat skin into the night air. I played some variations on Saidi and Masmoudi to get a feel for the resonance and response on this new drum.

DiY PC: Antec Nine Hundred (Case)

I’m in the process of building out a new custom PC for the house – the first one in quite a while now. Contrary to what you might think, as a technology guy I’m usually a little late for getting things up-to-date around the house. As such, I’m replacing an…Continue Reading

Microsoft Acquires SeaDragon: Photosynth Preview

Wow! I mean, really?!? Words cannot express this amazing (new-ish) technology. A picture is worth 1,000 words, and this technology brings together thousands of pictures in new and innovative ways. Perhaps we’re getting close to a proper expression now. I’m not going to attempt to rationalize or dissect this concept…Continue Reading

Evil Tree (ZoomQuilt)

Matt H. introduced me to the ZoomQuilt project at Evil Tree (great name, but no apparent content). It’s a painting that you’re able to pass into until you eventually loop back around. A bit like traveling through a torus adorned with a seemless mural – you know what I’m talking…Continue Reading

View the Universe – SLOOH.com

SLOOH is an interactive, web-based, astronomical service offering live views into the universe. For those that are interested in space, this is one of the most rewarding experiences I can imagine [affording]. The project is based out of the Canary Islands and utilizes a number of large telescopes for maximized…Continue Reading

Canon Announces the XL2

The waiting is over for the prosumer mini-DV world as Canon (finally) releases the XL2, the follow-up to the wildly successful (some would say ground-breaking) XL1S. With both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios (film-like and TV-like, respectively), variable frame rates (again, to more closely emulate film or TV), interchangeable lens…Continue Reading