Saturday, October 31, 2009

Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration


CANARIE - has awarded $980,000 in new funding to support some exciting new approaches to data collection and analysis. Data collection will be enhanced by installation of a "mini-observatory" at a nearby secondary school. Data analysis will be augmented by two new software-enabled approaches.

Thursday, October 29, 2009



wrong idea

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web Development Again by Salar - Why we don?t support Internet Explorer

This is just not a good idea. Ignoring 70% of the people who use the web is not a good idea.







Whales are good listeners -

Whales are polite conversationalists, as they can spot rhythms in the ocean filled with the calls of marine animals, scientists claim.

The marine biologists at the Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center have come up with a device that can spot these rhythms and identify individual animals.

With the help of this latest technique they have learnt that whales make a specific effort to keep their calls from overlapping.

They will present their study at a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in San Antonio.

Also, Natalia Sidorovskaia with her colleagues at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have noted that whales change the intervals between these echolocating clicks in a way that seems to prevent cluttering the echoes from these calls.

?In other words, whales are polite listeners; they do not interrupt each other,? Sidorovskaia said. (ANI)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Best command line option evar, for MySQL:


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

mystery cafe

At this cafe, you get what the person before you ordered. The next person gets what you ordered.

For the record, here are the rules of the Ogori cafe:
1) Let's treat the next person. What to treat them with? It's your choice.
2) Even if it's a group of friends or a family, please form a single-file line. Also, you can't buy twice in a row.
3) Please enjoy what you get, even if you hate it. (If you really, really hate it, let's quietly give it to another while saying, "It's my treat?")
4) Let's say "Thank You! (Gochihosama)" if you find the person with your Ogori cafe card.
5) We can't issue a receipt.


gselt - watches the X selection and displays a menu of actions that can be done with the text that is currently selected. Actions are configurable and specify regular expressions to match against the selection.



New SGI Octane III. Wow. Price must hurt.


Nova Science Now: Auto-Tune

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Phaeton by Camille Saint-Saens - written by Peter, who is a visiting scholar in our lab


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Innovation Contest | BallMeR

check out sness in the background!

Innovation Contest | Hidden Forces

i was there!


10/GUI - Reimaginging the desktop

I do something similar to this with Enlightenment already, but my scheme requires you to think in 5 dimensions. :) lol.

10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.

html5 audio



ofx paul

html5 audio

J.A.I. or "Javascript Audio Interface"

// Create an array of the <audio> resources
var playlist = document.getElementById('jai').getElementsByTagName('audio');

// Beings playing the first audio file

// Mutes the audio

// Returns the current volume of the resource
var volume = playlist[0].volume;

// Gets the length in seconds of the audio (not always 100% accurate)
var length = playlist[0].duration;

// Gets the current position of the track in seconds
var time = playlist[0].currentTime;

// Sets the current position of the track to 10 seconds
playlist[0].currentTime = 10;

// Pauses the audio at it's current position

// Gets the URL of the audio file
var filename = playlist[0].src;

audio player HTML5 style
Using audio and video in Firefox
HTML 5 Draft - Media elements
HTML5 Audio Soundboard

$("audio").removeAttr("controls").each(function(i, audioElement) {
var audio = $(this);
var that = this;
.click(function() {;

Sunday, October 11, 2009


out of the box is where I live.

Friday, October 02, 2009


I want. No, I need the Novation Launchpad.