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April 22, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


April 19, 2011
tame impala

I love these guys, I can't wait until next week for their show. Anyway some of their (old?) demos/unreleased tracks have shown up on youtube, and are really wonderful. Such low quality and such good result. Here's a little playlist of some of them I put together:


Also, I would highly recommend their album "Innerspeaker", as well as the EP that has the song "half full glass of wine" on it. Both of those are outstanding.

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April 19, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


April 12, 2011
power consumption

I wonder what the total number of kW hours required to say, run the Apollo 11 mission. One factor would be in the fuel required, but I also mean in running the whole operation, manufacturering components, running control rooms, processing fuel, moving the rockets around, etc etc.

Which brings me to the fact that I just got a "Kill-A-Watt", after reading this blog post. I haven't tested everything yet (nor will I ever hah), but here are the results for the things I have:

  • iPhone charger: 0.0W when no iPhone connected, 6W when charging (the classic "you should unplug wall warts when not in use" thing doesn't necessarily apply!)
  • ReadyNAS NV (old sparc model, 3 WD and 1 Seagate 1TB disks): 50W
  • Samsung 24" LCD: 45W, or 0W when in powersave mode
  • Q6600 2.4ghz computer with single 7200rpm disk, GeForce 8600 GT, UAD-1 PCI-E card, idle: 115W, full load (with UAD-1 going): 185W.
  • Sony VPC-Z12 laptop (dual core i7, SSD, 13" 1920x1080 screen, full brightness): 17W when idle in "speed" mode. 35W when idle and charging battery, 77W under full CPU load while charging battery.*
  • Updated: Brother laser printer/scanner/fax: 6W idle
  • Updated: Thinkpad X60 (1.83ghz C2D): idle 23W, 28W with full brightness setting
  • Updated: PS3: 1W off, 100W idle, 120W in RE5.
  • Updated: LG 36" LCD: 0.5W off, 45W on
  • Updated: 24" C2D iMac: 125W idle, screen at full brightness, 146W full load
  • Updated: ZT lunchbox amp: 18W cranked but not playing anything, 23W when playing loud
The biggest thing that struck me is that my laptop, under normal use conditions, is using less power than desktop's monitor ALONE. Wow. I'll test more things soon, I get to reboot once again to remove the Kill-A-Watt from my desktop now.

*I should also mention that this laptop is really wonderful, despite lacking home/end/pgup/pgdown keys, which makes me sad. It weighs only 3LBs, and is fast (i7 dual core, 4 threads, goes up to 3.2ghz or so in singlecore mode automatically), and even has an optical drive built in.

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April 11, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


April 9, 2011
a little ditty

Here's a sparse musical improv I made with a friend.

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April 6, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


March 30, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


March 28, 2011
Music
freeform jam with justins and alex and and and guy


March 21, 2011
beautiful ground

I love this song, and this version is particularly good:


Oh and this one too:


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March 20, 2011
Music
easy-time-cruncho


March 9, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


March 8, 2011
another one

funny days (the internet), includes samples from this video.

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March 8, 2011
Music
funny days


March 7, 2011
a little ditty

rainy sad sunday -or- notes written in pencil. I did some lyrics which were a bit crap, so I left them out of this mix. Space harmonica ftw.

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March 6, 2011
Music
rainy sad sunday


March 1, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie


February 23, 2011
Music
freeform jam with louie and in and greenpoint


February 13, 2011
Unauthorized Addition

I recorded some drums to the audio from this video, and sent it to the author, but the author hasn't responded, and to the best I can tell, hasn't listened to the mp3. So I'm posting it here:

Chris Jeffries - I think I'm Alive (drums added).

My preference for what happens is:

  1. the original author notices and does not mind.
  2. the original author does not notice
  3. the original author notices and minds
  4. the original author does not notice and minds

That is all.


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January 20, 2011
subway advertising


After seeing this ad, I had a lot of questions for HSBC:

First, would it still be 100,000 Euros after the fantastic gold market crash of 2011, which would have to happen once it was known that all of the gold from beneath the ocean was now available?

Having sorted that, suppose you did give everyone on earth 100,000 Euros. I can imagine so many scenarios:

  • "Can I buy your 1988 Ford Fiesta for $20,000?" .. "No, I don't need any more money, I need my car".
  • Someone in the jungle with nothing to do with their money.
  • Who in their right mind would keep their minimum wage job if they have the equivalent of 20,000 hours of work in the bank?
Would it change anything in a meaningful way? Those in moderate credit card debt would probably be helped greatly, and those with a moderate (but not insane amount) of money would be hurt.

OK I've wasted enough time on this. Carry on.

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December 20, 2010
Music
hello broadway


December 19, 2010
Joy, from Perl

I've recently started using Perl for text wrangling instead of PHP -- it started after much of my PHP included a lot of preg_replace and preg_match calls, which got me wondering...

There's a certain satisfaction I get from perl that I don't really get from other languages. There's something about the density that makes it quite readable, at least for the author. Here's a script I wrote to automatically add a new build configuration, based on an existing build configuration, with some modifications, to a given .dsp (VC6 project file):

    
    #!/usr/bin/perl
    $sp = "Win32 Release";
    $np = "Win32 Nitpicker";
    $spd="Release";
    $npd="Nitpicker";
    $spdir="/Release/";
    $npdir="/Nitpicker/";
    $libfile = "../../nitpicker/libcmt_nitpick.lib";
    while (<>)
    {
      chomp;
      s/\r$//;
      s/\n$//;
       
    
      print $_ . "\r\n";
      if (/^!ELSEIF .*$sp".*$/ || /^!IF .*$sp".*$/)
      {
        s/^!IF/!ELSEIF/;
        s/$sp/$np/;
        @nc = ($_);
        while (<>)
        {
          chomp;
          s/\r$//;
          s/\n$//;
          if (/^!/)
          {
            my $tmp=$_;
            foreach (@nc)
            {
    	  s/$spd/$npd/g;
    	  s/$spdir/$npdir/g;
    	  if (/^# ADD BASE CPP/)
    	  {
    	    s/\/Z\S *//;
    	    s/\/YX *//;
    	    s/\/FR *//;
    	    s/\/FD *//;
    	    s/$/ \/FR \/FD \/Zi/;
    	  }
              if (/^# ADD CPP/)
    	  {
    	    s/\/Z\S *//;
    	    s/\/M\S *//;
    	    s/\/O\S *//;
    	    s/\/FR *//;
    	    s/\/FD *//;
    	    s/$/ \/FR \/FD \/Zi \/MT \/Ot \/Og \/D "DEBUG_TIGHT_ALLOC"/;
    	  }
    	  if (/^# ADD LINK32/)
    	  {
    	    s/^# ADD LINK32 /# ADD LINK32 $libfile /;
    	    s/\/debug *//;
    	    s/\/out:/\/nodefaultlib:"LIBCMT" \/out:/;
    	    s/$/ \/debug/;
    	  }
    	  if (/^# ADD BASE LINK32/)
    	  {
    	    s/\/debug *//;
    	    s/\/map *//;
    	    s/\/dll /\/dll \/debug /;
    	    s/$/ \/fixed:no/;
    	  }
              print $_ . "\r\n";
            }
            print $tmp;
            last;
          }
          print $_ . "\r\n";
          push(@nc,$_);
        }
      }
      if (/^!MESSAGE.*$sp".*$/ || /^# Name ".*$sp" *$/)
      {
        s/$sp/$np/;
        print $_ . "\r\n";
      }
    }
    
In case anybody is interested, Nitpicker is something we've been working on that is similar to Electric Fence or other memory debuggers, but better suited for our workflow/design/etc. We'll probably GPL it once it matures.

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December 13, 2010
Watching this



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December 7, 2010
Music
freeform jam with brennewt


December 4, 2010
Music
freeform jam with newtchrtodd


December 3, 2010
Music
freeform jam with chr


December 1, 2010
Music
freeform jam with brennewt


November 30, 2010
Note to self

If you want to make PNG files bigger (and thus compress better in solid bzip2/lzma 7z/installers):

for a in `find . -name \*.png` ; do pngcrush -f 0 -m 1 -l 0 -force $a $a.tmp ; mv $a.tmp $a ; echo $a ; done


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November 19, 2010
A video from last night:

I had a wonderful time.


Apologies for the lousy video quality, and the rough audio mix.

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November 18, 2010
So excited...

(and here is the video for a song I mentioned in a previous post):


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November 5, 2010
Missing England

They do train stations right. Bleh.

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October 31, 2010
these days, disk is fast

Just made a synthetic test to generate 128 .WAV files (large, to avoid staying in cache) that when summed, produce a nice clean sine wave, and when any are missing, produce noise. REAPER seems to have no problem playing them all at once, at least on my fast laptop or desktop, with Win7 x64. Mmmm. It's only 18MB/sec, even.

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