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Tay Zonday


Friday, November 30th, 2007


For those of who don’t know Tay Zonday cruise over to his wikipedia page and find out. The main reason why I think he’s important is because he is one of the first youtube celebrities to get major sponsoring for a Dr Pepper commercial. Another example of how the mainstream media is desperately trying to catch up and grasp a presence on the web. In this case, I think they are quite sucessful as the video produced doesn’t seem like a commercial (even though it is very high quality). They definitely had some good consultants working on this one.

Nerdcore Calendar


Friday, November 30th, 2007

nerdcore calendar

So this is the girl from the new Nerdcore Calendar, and I’m thinking. Ummmm. What makes this girl appear intelligent or the least bit nerdy. I know that porn is supposed to live within the world of fantasy. But sorry this new photo set just seems like bland old rehashed naked girlie photos. So I thought, hey maybe this girl was part of the team that developed askimet, or works for Cnet or something so I googled her name. Well, I found out that she’s Karlie Montana, just another standard porn actress. So, the reason I’m bringing this up is that it seems to point to a larger trend of Nerdcore being co opted by the mainstream and morphed into something that doesn’t exist. Kind of how Punk started as a true rebellion and then turned into studded belts available at Wal Mart. For a real nerdy girl who made her own site, runs linux, and is actually interesting you can go to NerdPr0n.com. I have my money on Anna when it comes to a mean game of scrabble or jeopardy :)

via G4TV

Two Chipmusic is dead compilations!


Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Gainlad Chip Music is Dead coverChiptorrent Chip Music is Dead cover

August 31, 2007, Ignatz posted a manifesto called “Chip music is Dead” on the LSDj mailing list. The message and the intense discussions following it can be observed here. After a while, someone got the idea to make a compilation with just that theme, “chip music is dead”. And because of some confusion or something, there are now not one, but two compilations on the theme.

The first one is was compiled by Ignatz and released on his own netlabel, Gainlad. It contains tracks from several of the oldies from the LSDj wave of chip music. In fact the album appears to be dominated by Gameboy music made with LSDj. Most of the tracks that are not made with LSDj seems to be made either with another chip, or pigggytracker. And as always, Bud Melvin’s track is an LSDj track accompanied by his banjo.

The other release marks the start of the new netlabel chiptorrent. As the name suggests, the idea is to distribute chip music with the bittorrent protocol. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this, the torrent is not seeded, so I can’t give any form of review of i right now, but judging from the people on the compilation I think it will be good. Notably, the name flashbob appears twice, making him the only artist participting on both compilations. Also notable, the cover of the chiptorrent compilation says “Music is dead”, which is a possible pun on Ignatz’ manifesto.

The 20 tracks on the two compilations shows what I always knew: The chip scene is alive and kicking!

Buy my paintings


Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

excitebike

Well I’ve finally jumped into the madness of which is selling paintings on etsy. I have been making paintings of the internet, videogames, and television for the last 10 years. I guess it was about time to just put them all up for sale and see what happens.

Click Here to check out my Etsy Store

Click Here to see my blog of my paintings

Pushpin Gameboy MIDI Synth Now Open Source


Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Pushpin Gameboy synth

After much secrecy, the Pushpin Gameboy MIDI synth has finally been release to the public as open source. The software lets you tweak just about every parameter the Gameboy sound chip has to offer. The source code instructions how to build are available on Google Code: http://pushpin.googlecode.com/.
There’s also a mailing list for those interested in the tech talk.

The wave of Gameboy music has not ended. It has merely begun!

Gameboy Color foot controller


Friday, November 16th, 2007

Gameboy Foot Controller

This is a far out creation by Joey Mariano, aka Animal Style. It is a breakout box for his Gameboy color, which allows him to control each button of the GBC with any foot switch of his choice. The foot switches can even be used to do button combos, for use with nanoloop. And needless to say, the box also features a prosounded output, for optimum audio output quality.

Edit: Fixed the name…

Star Trek Blu-Ray Laser Phaser


Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Blu-Ray Lase Phaser

This guy, Kipkay, found an old Star Trek Laser Phaser toy 1976. The design is cool, but the light in it is a tad too wee. So he replaced the original lamp with a laser diode from a PlayStation 3 Blu-Ray laser pickup. The result: A great looking laser beam.

And he even had the courtesy of telling the world how to do it, for under $100!

Instruction Video

New interactive painting project


Monday, November 5th, 2007

darth vader panhandling

Hey all.  I’m happy to announce a new project I have started. From this day on, you can suggest ideas for me to paint.  I will then post the paintings on my painting blog with a link back to your online profiles.  Submitting ideas couldn’t be easier. Just click HERE , and fill out the necesarry fields. Let’s see what our readers can come up with!:) Above is a painting of Darth Vader Panhandling that was submitted as an idea for a painting a few days ago.

25 steps to a wordpress install made easy


Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

I’ve had to install wordpress a few times now and I always seem to forget some step. So this last time I decided to just write down every step so I could easily do it in the future.  Maybe it will be helpful to others who are installing Wordpress for the first time.

1. Go to namecheap. (or where you have your domains registered)

2. “transfer DNS to webhost”

3. Type in dns address

4. go to cp.webair.com (or where you have your hosting)

5. log in

6. AddWebsite/Ip

7. type in the website you want to add

8. hit next a few times

9. click home

10. click MySQL Manager

11. Add database

12. put in info for database name and stuff

13. open filezilla  (or whatever program you use to do FTP stuff)

14. double click website you’re adding WP to

15. drag wordpress folder to website folder

16. make sure all the new wp folders are in the root directory

17. make wp-config file (this doesn’t come with wordpress)

18. in the wordpress folder you’ve got a file called wp-config-sample.php

19. open it with vim (or whatever text editor you use)

20. input your database name/username/password/host info

21. save

22. in Filezilla drag the new wp-config-sample.php file into the root directory

23. after it is transfered. Rename it to be wp-config.php

24. In your browser go to http://yourwebsite.com/wp-config.php

25. follow the directions provided.

Poof you’ve now got a wordpress install off of your own hosting:) Now start surfing for new themes.

Great russian podcast of chip music


Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

zx spectrum

Great weekly podcast of micro tune.  For the cyrillic deficient, just click the little play button:)

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