Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fiona, Freed

So, it turns out that the rumors about Fiona Apple's new album having been refused by the label were not quite true. According to Fiona in this WNYC interview and live performance session, though Sony thought there were no hits on the record, she also didn't want the record released because she was re-recording songs because she wasn't happy with it. It does sound like there was a strange and horrible process with Sony, but it was overblown. Also, she's crazy. The record is coming out October 4th.

Puppy Swallows Knife

Puppy swallows 13 inch knife

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Giant Pink Bunny

An enormous pink bunny as land art. Supposedly, it'll last 20 years. It was knitted by dozens of grannies in Italy.

(via Drawn!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Nintendo Revloution Ad

I know some of us have seen the crazy new one handed Nintendo controller, but I thought some might not have. Here's an amazing teaser ad for it. I think this could be especially dangerous for us.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Text Help

One of my professors is super anal about the page layout of our papers, and I am limited in the number of characters to a line and lines to a page. Does anybody know how to limit a text editor to say 70 characters a line and twenty lines per page? I will be using a fixed width font, but I would like to avoid the hassle of fiddling with the margins to make everything fit. I feel like this shouldn't be as hard as it is. I would be happy to hear about ways in Word, LaTeX, TextEdit, or just about anything else.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Nucular War on Tera

This pleases me.

As for me, I'm having fun. Right now I'm learning how to shoot down planes. Unfortunatley I have to move to Beaufort, SC in October after I'm done. It looks like I'll be a Southerner yet again. As far as I can tell, I'm not headed to Iraq anytime soon. If everything goes as planned, it looks like I have a better chance of going to Japan and flying all around East Asia. So I got that goin for me, which is nice.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Cheney and The Golden Rule

An inspiring story of free speech in action.

Interesting to see that there's a bit more to the story than just an amusing soundbite.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"He's helping me win a bet"

Those amongst you who've read Cryptonomicon will appreciate the following from We Make Money Not Art:

TEMPEST is based on the surveillance technology known as Van Eck Phreaking - computer screen content can be reconstructed remotely by picking up the emitted EM-field of the screen.


TEMPEST utilizes this technique to transform purely generative graphic into a composition of noise which again is fed back into the image generating process. Several AM receivers are tuned into different frequencies of a screen and plugged into an audio mixer for further sound processing. The graphics on the screen become a means of producing sound and it is only the graphics which determine the different timbres and rhythms.

By Erich Berger.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Chunk got boingboinged

Mutant bicycle jaunting club and tallbike youth brigade

Friday, September 02, 2005

For what it's worth

Speaking frankly, I think the city of New Orleans is over, but for the folks who used to live there, here's an opportunity to donate something and have the amount doubled:
Kungfu Monkey