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Archives for May, 2007

She Blinded Me With Mobile XMF

Here’s an interesting piece from Audio Design Line regarding a new file format just released from Beatnik. The format is said to produce files one-tenth the size of MP3 files and is intended for narrow bandwidth phones in emerging markets. The format, called Mobile XMF, would work in conjunction with Beatnik’s music player, which would…

My Horrorshow Glazzes

Nigh on two weeks ago, O my brothers and sisters, your Faithful Narrator went under the microtome and the laser beam so that my starry glazzes might viddy the cruel, cruel world dobby-like. Grazhny contact lenses are no longer in my present day; cally remembrances of the far, far distant past, they are. I was…

Summer Reading

Today is my second official day of summer vacation. Now that the academic year is complete I get to figure out what to read over the summer. Unfortunately, I didn’t get much reading in over the past year as I spent a good deal of time developing and teaching a new course, Science of Sound,…

Rockin’ Dawkins

But he don’t pay no mind to no intelligent design. He’ll tell you how it’s absurd. He’s evolution’s top banana and he’s married to Romana and that kinda makes him king of the nerds! Check out Mitch Benn’s (indie UK musician) “Richard Dawkins” number. It’s in the downloads box on the right section of his…

My Saturday night exercises in TV viewing resemble Mystery Science Theater 3000 as my spawn and I hoot at bad sci-fi offerings. On occasion, I seek these out in the interest of seeing how poorly scientists and science are portrayed in the pop cultural milieu. Last night’s trawling of the cable networks landed Pandemic which…

Inhofe, Submerged

I caught a portion of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing regarding the California CO2 Waiver on CSPAN last night. You can read Senator Boxer’s (majority) opening comments here and Senator Inhofe’s (minority) opening comments here. It’s bad enough when Inhofe says things like this: “When it comes to the issue of…

“Visualize! Visualize! Visualize!” is a cry often heard by athletes. The idea is to picture a performance in the mind, and by repeatedly doing so, help insure a successful result when the times comes for the real thing. For example, as a runner I might try to visualize striding smoothly and powerfully mid-race so that…

An Interesting Proposal For Voting

The crossroads of Dada and fun: “Found humor”. I love weird typos and the accidental use of words to create something inadvertently rib-tickling. Check out this item from the newsletter of a local running club: I don’t know about you, but I’d like to join this club just so that I can cast a vote…

Sip from me and obey!

As much as it pains me (1) to honor the request (2) by Dave of The World’s Fair, I’ll play: 1. Can you show us your coffee cup? Here’s my work-a-day mug at my desk flanked by its friends (see answer to item 3). This photo, taken with the marginal little camera in my PDA,…

Aching, congested and heavy, but not a bee of relief in sight. Fortunately, there were no blue laws prohibiting this porn shoot near the Princeton campus.