Yearly Archives for 2005

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005

Through the internet you can track Santa Claus live using the NORAD missile and aircraft detection network… this link explains the technical issues involved… apparently “Rudolph's nose gives off an infrared signature similar to a missile launch”… :) Happy Christmas!

24. December 2005 by Kieran
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Wireless Winter Wear

Today was zero degrees, freezing… I need some new winter clothes… and even though it makes me think of those hats with the beer dispensers built in, I still wouldn't mind having this bluetooth enabled, mobile phone and ipod compatible … Continue reading

13. December 2005 by Kieran
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Warrior Robots (Meet Your End)

I made this messing about with freeware audio apps Oxe FM Synth, Audiomulch (to sequence some .wav samples from oldschool video game Gorf) and Audacity to record it all… posted it up on EM411.com just for fun… the response has … Continue reading

12. December 2005 by Kieran
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A Dictionary of Video Game Theory

Does exactly what it says on the tin: link It contains a reference to triangularity as featured in the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors… that would have been handy for the Bionic Roshambo project…

11. December 2005 by Kieran
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33 1/3 ENTRODUCING… by Eliot WIlder

There's just something about a well researched music interview/documentary that makes it compulsive for me, even its a band who's work I don't have a huge knowledge off (like the VH1 documentary on Megadeth with its brilliant voice overs at … Continue reading

01. December 2005 by Kieran
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Holographic Gorillaz

Some links about the recent live performance by virtual supergroup Gorillaz at the MTV Europe awards… .Some download links for the vid.Times article on how it was achieved technically.Guardian article about planned tour.Unofficial Gorillaz site .Official Gorillaz site.Gorillaz fan site

27. November 2005 by Kieran
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Hammerhead

Been playing around with Hammerhead Rhythm Station, a freeware drum machine based on the TR-909… From the website: “HammerHead features six separate channels, 29 built-in drum sounds, six complete breakbeats and the possibility to import six samples of your own. … Continue reading

17. November 2005 by Kieran
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Machine Soul

So I was listening to GZA's Liquid Swords in Winamp the other evening, and then I ejected the cd while Winamp was running and put in a cdrom with some old college projects on it, it appeared as tracks on … Continue reading

07. November 2005 by Kieran
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Ghost In The Shell

This week Masamune Shirow's Ghost In The Shell has been on my mind a lot, I've been rewatching a subtitled dvd of GITS 2 Innocence that I picked up in Sydney's Chinatown last January… I still can't help but be … Continue reading

29. October 2005 by Kieran
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Apple’s Rosa Parks tribute

…as seen on Apple's homepage at the moment It's well intentioned I'm sure (?) When i see the Apple logo stomped onto that pictureit just comes accross as brand reinforcement they might as well have photoshopped an I-Pod onto her(and … Continue reading

26. October 2005 by Kieran
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