posting no worky go http://www.l-m-c.org.uk/texts/ostertag.html

Friday, March 29, 2002

man from marseille says: ..."last ask on irdial what is this : a multim�dia digigroup, an activist community it's mysterious and very interessant like site"...
****btw: if anyone knows logic audio relatively well and can help i'd really³ appreciate it. i am running it as a slave sequencer to various drum machines and synths, midi and din. it sits in the middle of my chain and i am having some problems with looping when it is a slave as well as getting midi data back out and routed to the correct channel. coming in is fine. if you know logic please let me know. thanks.
Anyone fancy mirroring justicefiles.org? http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Embassy/9534/pigofthemonth.html http://www.justicefiles.org/
i haden't noticed but yes we have seen some of this material before. our up up stairs housemate, the fantastic gregory, owns a copy from when steven greer had come to vancouver to give a lecture. the work that the disclosure project is doing by organizing and presenting so many multiply cooberated accounts from people directly involved is amazing indeed.. pushing beyond and thru the inital placating shock back reaction that our society had in the early 90's with trivializing stuffed animal aliens and bumper stuckers like "do you believe?" or whatever. that was a frustrating time. when presented with this material the things you think and know to be true take on much different tone. your thoughts on the over lying political structure, money interests and social constraints that are always there with you every day, take on an a truly astounding profundity. there are some different accounts than in the 2hrproject disclosure video tape and it goes into more detail on specific incidents from multiple angles that this npc meeting does . however, the woman who worked under werner von braun ended both presentations. and rightfully so as what she brings up truly makes our current world come into the focus you already know is there. i would like to know which two administrations were kept in the dark on this. carter is mentioned and i can't recolect if the other whitehouse is metioned in the tape or not but i could take some guesses. old money dies hard and hopefully it will not be a viking funeral. this material is very highly recommended.
i was trying to see how many clicks it would take to do a full circle back to irdial on the blogsnob thing. mainly because i wanted to see what the little synopsis said, and partly out of boredom. however, there's always some problem along the line, either a page doesn't have a blogsnob ad on it, or it's a 404, 500 or 403 error. i know i could refresh the previous page, but i'm too lazy for that... the furthest i got was 12 btw.

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Thursday, March 28, 2002

some of those *google* factacologicals are fasinating indeed. it gives me a 'hoo hoo' willy when things get discussed in terabytes; "20+ TB". when am i going to be able to buy the p32 3TB socket 99000 processor implant(?)/chip? to our children, we will be the ones who were there at the beginning. let's just do our best to see that skynet® dosen't get built. which video clips?? and on the fascism watch: http://artscanada.cbc.ca/artsNow/index.jsp?label=council020328
from the Hakim Bey site: II. Some Poetic-Terrorist Ideas Still Sadly Languishing in the Realm of "Conceptual Art"
1. Walk into Citibank or Chembank computer customer service area during busy period, take a shit on the floor, & leave. 2. Chicago May Day '86: organize "religious" procession for Haymarket "Martyrs"--huge banners with sentimental portraits, wreathed in flowers & streaming with tinsel & ribbon, borne by penitenti in black KKKatholic-style hooded gowns--outrageous campy TV acolytes with incense & holy water sprinkle the crowd--anarchists w/ash-smeared faces beat themselves with little flails & whips--a "Pope" in black robes blesses tiny symbolic coffins reverently carried to Cemetery by weeping punks. Such a spectacle ought to offend nearly everyone. 3. Paste up in public places a xerox flyer, photo of a beautiful twelve-year-old boy, naked and masturbating, clearly titled: THE FACE OF GOD. 4. Mail elaborate & exquisite magickal "blessings" anonymously to people or groups you admire, e.g. for their politics or spirituality or physical beauty or success in crime, etc. Follow the same general procedure as outlined in Section 5 below, but utilize an aesthetic of good fortune, bliss or love, as appropriate. 5. Invoke a terrible curse on a malign institution, such as the New York Post or the MUZAK company. A technique adapted from Malaysian sorcerers: send the Company a package containing a bottle, corked and sealed with black wax. Inside: dead insects, scorpions, lizards or the like; a bag containing graveyard dirt ("gris-gris" in American HooDoo terminology) along with other noxious substances; an egg, pierced with iron nails and pins; and a scroll on which an emblem is drawn (see p. 57). (This yantra or veve invokes the Black Djinn, the Self's dark shadow. Full details obtainable from the A.O.A.) An accompanying note explains that the hex is sent against the institution & not against individuals--but unless the institution itself ceases to be malign, the curse (like a mirror) will begin to infect the premises with noxious fortune, a miasma of negativity. Prepare a "news release" explaining the curse & taking credit for it in the name of the American Poetry Society. Mail copies of this text to all employees of the institution & to selected media. The night before these letters arrive, wheatpaste the institutional premises with xerox copies of the Black Djinn's emblem, where they will be seen by all employees arriving for work next morning. )
I would love to know what everyone thinks of those two video presentations; interestingly (though not surprisingly), I heard nothing about it on the wires. Some amazing new (to me) information, including the FTL "reproduction vehicles", and the hair raising stories of film being whisked off and never seen again. Awesome!
Hakim Bey was dropped into my email yesterday... I can only say how will i get any work done today?
What Flavour Are You? Tomato is what I taste like.Tomato is what I taste like.

I taste like nothing, except a tomato. I'm sometimes sweet and sometimes tart; sometimes juicy, sometimes crisp. The roles of a tomato are many and varied. I am an exception to all the rules. What Flavour Are You?
10 Things Google has found to be true: 1) Focus on the user and all else will follow. 2) It's best to do one thing really, really well. 3) Fast is better than slow. 4) Democracy on the web works. 5) You don't need to be at your desk to need an answer. 6) You can make money without doing evil. 7) There's always more information out there. 8) The need for information crosses all borders. 9) You can be serious without a suit. 10) Great just isn't good enough. In a word, Google's goal is to do important stuff that matters to a lot of people. In pursuit of that goal, we've developed a set of values that drive our work, including one of our most cherished core values: "Don't be evil."
"Know-nothing" (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)) Know-nothing \Know"-noth`ing\, n. A member of a secret political organization in the United States, the chief objects of which were the proscription of foreigners by the repeal of the naturalization laws, and the exclusive choice of native Americans for office. Note: The party originated in 1853, and existed for about three years. The members of it were called Know-nothings, because they replied ``I don't know,'' to any questions asked them in reference to the party.
What Flavour Are You? Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.

I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?
Work for GOOGLE! http://www.google.com/jobs/great-people-needed.html and how not spell britney spears : http://www.google.com/jobs/britney.html
http://crypto.yashy.com/nmap.php

WHAT?, WHAT?, WHAT?

Conspiracy " There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."
- Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Listen to The Archives of Disclosure Press Briefing from May 9th, 2001 http://www.connectlive.com/events/disclosureproject/
Seamless PGP/GPG integration into Mozilla for Linux and windoze: http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download.html
What Flavour Are You? I am Vanilla Flavoured.I am Vanilla Flavoured.

I am one of the most popular flavours in the world. Subtle and smooth, I go reasonably with anyone, and rarely do anything to offend. I can be expected to be blending in in society. What Flavour Are You?
tea as well
What Flavour Are You? Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.

I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?
YES BEEF
What Flavour Are You? I taste like Beef.I taste like Beef.

I taste like beef. I'm probably made of beef. You are what you eat, they say, and if the title didn't mean something else, I would be a beefeater. I think red meat is good for you. Puts hair on your chest. What Flavour Are You?
Also, I had made a nice big CD/record rack in sculpture/design class, and today my instructor took pictures of it. I brought CDs and records to put on it so it'd look good in the picture. The technician of the building, a british guy called Jerzey, lauded me for my vinyl efforts. That was cool.
for those of you that missed chris morris and armando iannuci's spectactular 9/11 : Six Months that Changed the World supplement from the Observer a couple of weeks ago, here are some links for you: firstly reactions, most of which missed the point. but then it's a delicate subject and i'm sure morris is used to this kind of kneejerk reaction to his work by now. http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,673167,00.html here's the supplement, in text and pdf form: PDFS (print and distribute, mount on walls and noticeboards. especially in public institutions): http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Observer/documents/2002/03/19/morris1.pdf: Poster Front http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Observer/documents/2002/03/19/morris2.pdf: Terror's March Backwards part 1 http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Observer/documents/2002/03/19/morris3.pdf: Terror's March Backwards part 2 http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Observer/documents/2002/03/19/morris4.pdf: Faux Gilbert & George Commemorabiliart and in text form: http://www.observer.co.uk/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,668707,00.html: Six Months that Changed a Year http://www.observer.co.uk/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,668677,00.html: Terror's March Backwards http://www.observer.co.uk/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,668680,00.html: 9/11 George Bush's day http://www.observer.co.uk/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,668764,00.html: What they said
Old news, but it's so well-said, and still relevant.
Frank Zappa: Statement To Congress September 19, 1985
These are my personal observations and opinions. They are addressed to the PMRC as well as this committee. I speak on behalf of no group or professional organization. The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense which fails to deliver any real benefits to children, infringes the civil liberties of people who are not children, and promises to keep the courts busy for years, dealing with the interpretational and enforcemental problems inherent in the proposal's design. It is my understanding that, in law, First Amendment Issues are decided with a preference for the least restrictive alternative. In this context, the PMRC's demands are the equivalent of treating dandruff by decapitation. No one has forced Mrs. Baker or Mrs. Gore to bring Prince or Sheena Easton into their homes. Thanks to the Constitution, they are free to buy other forms of music for their children. Apparently, they insist on purchasing the works of contemporary recording artists in order to support a personal illusion of aerobic sophistication. Ladies, please be advised: The $8.98 purchase price does not entitle you to a kiss on the foot from the composer or performer in exchange for a spin on the family Victrola. Taken as a whole, the complete list of PMRC demands reads like an instruction manual for some sinister kind of "toilet training program" to house-break all composers and performers because of the lyrics of a few. Ladies, how dare you? The ladies' shame must be shared by the bosses at the major labels who, through the RIAA, chose to bargain away the rights of composers, performers, and retailers in order to pass H.R. 2911, The Blank Tape Tax: A private tax levied by an industry on consumers for the benefit of a select group within that industry. Is this a "consumer issue"? You bet it is. PMRC spokesperson, Kandy Stroud, announced to millions of fascinated viewers on last Friday's ABC Nightline debate that Senator Gore, a man she described as "A friend of the music industry," is co-sponsor of something she referred to as "anti-piracy legislation". Is this the same tax bill with a nicer name? The major record labels need to have H.R. 2911 whiz through a few committees before anybody smells a rat. One of them is chaired by Senator Thurmond. Is it a coincidence that Mrs. Thurmond is affiliated with the PMRC? I cannot say she's a member, because the PMRC has no members. Their secretary told me on the phone last Friday that the PMRC has no members . . . only founders. I asked how many other D.C. wives are nonmembers of an organization that raises money by mail, has a tax-exempt status, and seems intent on running the Constitution of the United States through the family paper-shredder. I asked her if it was a cult. Finally, she said she couldn't give me an answer and that she had to call their lawyer. While the wife of the Secretary of the Treasury recites "Gonna drive my love inside you . . .", and Senator Gore's wife talks about "Bondage!" and "oral sex at gunpoint," on the CBS Evening News, people in high places work on a tax bill that is so ridiculous, the only way to sneak it through is to keep the public's mind on something else: 'Porn rock'. The PMRC practices a curious double standard with these fervent recitations. Thanks to them, helpless young children all over America get to hear about oral sex at gunpoint on network TV several nights a week. Is there a secret FCC dispensation here? What sort of end justifies THESE means? PTA parents should keep an eye on these ladies if that's their idea of 'good taste'. Is the basic issue morality? Is it mental health? Is it an issue at all? The PMRC has created a lot of confusion with improper comparisons between song lyrics, videos, record packaging, radio broadcasting, and live performances. These are all different mediums, and the people who work in them have the right to conduct their business without trade-restraining legislation, whipped up like an instant pudding by The Wives of Big Brother. Is it proper that the husband of a PMRC nonmember/founder/person sits on any committee considering business pertaining to the Blank Tape Tax or his wife's lobbying organization? Can any committee thus constituted 'find facts' in a fair and unbiased manner? This committee has three. A minor conflict of interest? The PMRC promotes their program as a harmless type of consumer information service providing 'guidelines' which will assist baffled parents in the determination of the 'suitability' of records listened to by 'very young children'. The methods they propose have several unfortunately [sic] side effects, not the least of which is the reduction of all American Music, recorded and live, to the intellectual level of a Saturday morning cartoon show. Teen-agers with $8.98 in their pocket might go into a record store alone, but 'very young children' do not. Usually there is a parent in attendance. The $8.98 is in the parents pocket. The parent can always suggest that the $8.98 be spent on a book. If the parent is afraid to let the child read a book, perhaps the $8.98 can be spent on recordings of instrumental music. Why not bring jazz or classical music into your home instead of Blackie Lawless or Madonna? Great music with no words at all is available to anyone with sense enough to look beyond this week's platinum-selling fashion plate. Children in the 'vulnerable' age bracket have a natural love for music. If, as a parent, you believe they should be exposed to something more uplifting than sugar walls, support Music Appreciation programs in schools. Why haven't you considered your child's need for consumer information? Music Appreciation costs very little compared to sports expenditures. Your children have a right to know that something besides pop music exists. lt is unfortunate that the PMRC would rather dispense governmentally sanitized Heavy Metal Music, than something more 'uplifting'. Is this an indication of PMRC's personal taste, or just another manifestation of the low priority this administration has placed on education for The Arts in America? The answer, of course, is neither. You cannot distract people from thinking about an unfair tax by talking about Music Appreciation. For that you need sex . . . and lots of it. Because of the subjective nature of the PMRC ratings, it is impossible to guarantee that some sort of 'despised concept' won't sneak through, tucked away in new slang or the overstressed pronounciation of an otherwise innocent word. If the goal here is total verbal/moral safety, there is only one way to achieve it; watch no TV, read no books, see no movies, listen to only instrumental music, or buy no music at all. The establishment of a rating system, voluntary or otherwise, opens the door to an endless parade of Moral Quality Control Programs based on "Things Certain Christians Don't Like". What if the next bunch of Washington Wives demands a large yellow "J" on all material written or performed by Jews, in order to save helpless children from exposure to 'concealed Zionist doctrine'? Record ratings are frequently compared to film ratings. Apart from the quantitative difference, there is another that is more important: People who act in films are hired to 'pretend'. No matter how the film is rated, it won't hurt them personally. Since many musicians write and perform their own material and stand by it as their art (whether you like it or not), an imposed rating will stigmatize them as individuals. How long before composers and performers are told to wear a festive little PMRC arm band with their Scarlet Letter on it? The PMRC rating system restrains trade in one specific musical field: Rock. No ratings have been requested for Comedy records or Country Music. Is there anyone in the PMRC who can differentiate infallibly between Rock and Country Music? Artists in both fields cross stylistic lines. Some artists include comedy material. If an album is part Rock, part Country, part Comedy, what sort of label would it get? Shouldn't the ladies be warning everyone that inside those Country albums with the American Flags, the big trucks, and the atomic pompadours there lurks a fascinating variety of songs about sex, violence, alcohol, and the devil, recorded in a way that lets you hear every word, sung for you by people who have been to prison and are proud of it. If enacted, the PMRC program would have the effect of protectionist legislation for the Country Music Industry, providing more security for cowboys than it does for children. One major retail outlet has already informed the Capitol Records sales staff that it would not purchase or display an album with any kind of sticker on it. Another chain with outlets in shopping malls has been told by the landlord that if it racked "hard-rated albums" they would lose their lease. That opens up an awful lot of shelf space for somebody. Could it be that a certain Senatorial husband and wife team from Tennessee sees this as an 'affirmative action program' to benefit the suffering multitudes in Nashville? Is the PMRC attempting to save future generations from SEX ITSELF? The type, the amount, and the timing of sexual information given to a child should be determined by the parents, not by people who are involved in a tax scheme cover-up. The PMRC has concocted a Mythical Beast, and compounds the chicanery by demanding 'consumer guidelines' to keep it from inviting your children inside its sugar walls. Is the next step the adoption of a "PMRC National Legal Age For Comprehension of Vaginal Arousal". Many people in this room would gladly support such legislation, but, before they start drafting their bill, I urge them to consider these facts: (1) There is no conclusive scientific evidence to support the claim that exposure to any form of music will cause the listener to commit a crime or damn his soul to hell. (2) Masturbation is not illegal. If it is not illegal to do it, why should it be illegal to sing about it? (3) No medical evidence of hairy palms, warts, or blindness has been linked to masturbation or vaginal arousal, nor has it been proven that hearing references to either topic automatically turns the listener into a social liability. (4) Enforcement of anti-masturbatory legislation could prove costly and time consuming. (5) There is not enough prison space to hold all the children who do it. The PMRC's proposal is most offensive in its "moral tone". It seems to enforce a set of implied religious values on its victims. Iran has a religious government. Good for them. I like having the capitol of the United States in Washington, DC, in spite of recent efforts to move it to Lynchburg, VA. Fundamentalism is not a state religion. The PMRC's request for labels regarding sexually explicit lyrics, violence, drugs, alcohol, and especially occult content reads like a catalog of phenomena abhorrent to practitioners of that faith. How a person worships is a private matter, and should not be inflicted upon or exploited by others. Understanding the Fundamentalist leanings of this organization, I think it is fair to wonder if their rating system will eventually be extended to inform parents as to whether a musical group has homosexuals in it. Will the PMRC permit musical groups to exist, but only if gay members don't sing, and are not depicted on the album cover? The PMRC has demanded that record companies "re-evaluate" the contracts of those groups who do things on stage that THEY find offensive. I remind the PMRC that groups are comprised of individuals. If one guy wiggles too much, does the whole band get an "X"? If the group gets dropped from the label as a result of this 're-evaluation' process, do the other guys in the group who weren't wiggling get to sue the guy who wiggled because he ruined their careers? Do the founders of the tax-exempt organization with no members plan to indemnify record companies for any losses incurred from unfavorably decided breach of contract suits, or is there a PMRC secret agent in the Justice Department? Should individual musicians be rated? If so, who is qualified to determine if the guitar player is an "X", the vocalist is a "D/A" or the drummer is a "V". If the bass player (or his Senator) belongs to a religious group that dances around with poisonous snakes, does he get an "O"? What if he has an earring in one ear, wears an Italian Horn around his neck, sings about his astrological sign, practices yoga, reads the Quaballah, or owns a rosary? Will his "occult content" rating go into an old CoIntelPro computer, emerging later as a "fact", to determine if he qualifies for a home-owner loan? Will they tell you this is necessary to protect the folks next door from the possibility of 'devil-worship' lyrics creeping through the wall? What hazards await the unfortunate retailer who accidently [sic] sells an "O" rated record to somebody's little Johnny? Nobody in Washington seemed to care when Christian Terrorists bombed abortion clinics in the name of Jesus. Will you care when the "Friends of the wives of big brother" blow up the shopping mall? The PMRC wants ratings to start as of the date of their enactment. That leaves the current crop of 'objectionable material' untouched. What will be the status of recordings from that Golden Era to censorship? Do they become collector's items . . . or will another "fair and unbiased committee" order them destroyed in a public ceremony? Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are, in my opinion, more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality. Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religious Tthought [sic], and the Right to Due Process for composers, performers and retailers are imperiled if the PMRC and the major labels consummate this nasty bargain. Are we expected to give up Article One so the big guys can collect an extra dollar on every blank tape and 10 to 25% on tape recorders? What's going on here? Do WE get to vote on this tax? There's an awful lot of smoke pouring out of the legislative machinery used by the PMRC to inflate this issue. Try not to inhale it. Those responsible for the vandalism should pay for the damage by voluntarily rating themselves. If they refuse, perhaps the voters could assist in awarding the Congressional "X", the Congressional "D/A", the Congressional "V", and the Congressional "O". Just like the ladies say: these ratings are necessary to protect our children. I hope it's not too late to put them where they really belong.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

What Flavour Are You? Cor blimey, I taste like Tea Too!Cor blimey mate, I taste like Tea too! Ive been in this country too damn long!<

I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?
how very appropriate:
What Flavour Are You? Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.

I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?
which actually makes me want to have a good old cuppa char right now actually... although maybe some hot chocolate will go down well... mmm...
What Flavour Are You? Love me or hate me. I taste like Marmite.Love me or hate me. I taste like Marmite.

I am salty and sharp. My abrasive edge greatly upsets some people, but others will gleefully endure it. For those willing to put up with me, I am a great source of emotional health and stability. What Flavour Are You?
Very good page you found there Akin. I accentially ate a whole packet of pizza flavoured Pringles (You shouldn't do that) and now I'm off to a rave (You shouldn't do that either)
Some Phunn Shitt in here that I havent seen before: http://www.sparklet.com/~royce/trams/
selling: we are looking to dump a toshiba2535cds- pII300mhz with 96mb and 4gb- laptop. it's as clean as can be. if anyone is interested email me before the end of the day. (yeah, it's a little bone age but hey, ....you never know)
Xenakis was one of the first composers/artists/engineers to develop a program to convert graphical notation to soundwaves with his UPIC system.
A billion hours ago, human life appeared on earth. A billion minutes ago, Christianity emerged. A billion seconds ago, the Beatles changed music forever. A billion Coca-Colas ago, it was yesterday morning. Orion Online
more sound file > image stuff. using huge, multilayered photoshop files can give you very interesting results. i fed the psds from the e-rmx.com project into cool edit and got some very interesting results. some of which were almost harmonious and sound very much like pita. one even plays a little melody. it can be heard on the antenna farm track on the fresh fruit compilation on lo recordings
i spent my 21st birthday at the Foundry, which incidently is 3 months exactly previous to this transformation thing. anyway, the absinthe flowed and i have no recollection of the evening at all.
A quick dive back into this world, too busy to stay but there we go.... If ya in london tomorrow these are some friends of mine and they'd like to see ya TRANSFORMATION #1 28th March 2002 18:00-21:00...bar open `till 23:00 @ The Foundry 84-86 Gt Eastern St EC2A 3JL. Show runs from 29/3/02-07/4/02. c o m e o n d o w n . . .
The earliest example of this type of sound that I have found comes from Iannis Xenakis; S.709 sounds just like an image file opened in a sound editor, but it was done in 1992, which is the ancient past in computer terms. http://www.webofmimicry.com/xenakis.htm
http://salon.com/tech/feature/2002/03/26/web_radio/index.html
i do a lot of graphic > raw audio and back again stuff... very good fun. i use photoshop and the excellent sound hack (http://www.soundhack.com/) i used it on the him new features sleeve and to completely destroy some graffitti on the tigerbeat6 house sleeves (here and here) also there's metasynth (http://www.uisoftware.com/PAGES/acceuil_meta.html) which lets you paint over your sound files and load pictures in, etc... not used it much, so i can't say alot. a very strange UI though...
um... noon-nip
Mess Noone how do you pronounce your last name? Is it like "Spoon" or like "Go on"? Or something else? Me curious. The Vinylvideo thing reminds me of what I was up to last night - playing .raw images in a sound program and vice versa (looking at sounds in a paint program). I was using Paint Shop Pro and WHAM (ancient win 3.1 thing). It's great, you can use all the filters and features in psp to change the sound. So you take a wav file, put it in WHAM, save as .raw, 8bit, black and white, and then open it in PSP (if it'll have it). Then you can blur etc (makes it duller) and save and reload the sound to see what the effect is. Amazingly if you invert the colours nothing much happens, but if you flip the image 180 degrees it plays backwards! at 90 degrees it turns into Masonna. Better still you can then clear the image and draw on it and play your drawings! Vertical stripes are best. If you make the image bigger it gets slower, and if you make the image smaller it gets faster, and if you make it taller it timestretches! Gets boring after a bit but no doubt someone else will find some new groovy thing! The correlation between sound and vision is quite fascinating. I am not making this up!
information commons
hell sounds inviting!
Welcome to the World of VinylVideo! http://www.vinylvideo.com/
The way Hell sound like (Scroll down for the RealAudio bit...) http://www.av1611.org/hell.html
You dat of birth please... http://www.frontiernet.net/~cdm/age1.html

Monday, March 25, 2002

http://www.maa.mhn.de/Scholar/times.html
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I have had Yamaha Soft Synth on my machine since 1996, and never saw this control panel till an hour ago. There is no way to access it from the SoftSynth itself. Amazing. How did I manage to find it? It popped up when I was replacing ZoneAlarm with another Firewall. ZoneAlarm 3 is a piece of shit by the way. Yamaha Softsynth is extremely cool; it emulates Midi by using your CPU. It sounds excellent.
that's a big word for monday morning... http://songweaver.com/info/bonobos.html
http://www.rmi.org/images/other/BioALovins.pdf

Polyamory

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&querytime=q6NAF&q=polyamory A new word for you all, courtesy of A&H

All ducks aren't sweet and innocent and you prove that. You have a nasty streak.
Find your inner rubber ducky.
Just to let you know, I'm trying my best not to gush about this 4-disc set, but it's really really hard not to. Absoltely incomparable, this is an extensive collection of short-wave radio recordings of Number Stations. "Number Stations", you ask? Well, the short version is that they seem to be secret communication protocols for clandestine intelligence agencies. Germany, Spain, NATO... they're all in on this shit. I can't possibly summarize what the thick accompanying booklet describes about these sporadic phenomena. This is an absolute must-have recording for anyone who appreciates the surrealist intersection of function and art. It's replete with weird musical signatures, morse code, and of course, senseless repetition. The track samples speak for themselves. http://www.sleepbot.com/ambience/page/compamb.html
http://thelocust.org/files/ A212 continues to be spread and stored!
from: "friend" to:(public addresses)inquiries@cpcc.ca; info@bccla.org; editor@straight.com; ccclerk@xmail.city.vancouver.bc.ca; premier@gov.bc.ca; sunletters@pacpress.southam.ca; provletters@pacpress. southam.ca; socan@socan.ca; sodrac@mlink.net; info@nrdv.ca; frontmagazine@front.bc.ca; onthearts@toronto.cbc.ca; salter@salter.com; Davies.L@parl.gc.ca In an attempt to give Canadian consumers more right of use, the Canadian government has become responsible for policy setting which has resulted in violations of one's right to choice. "The Government of Canada�s role was to change the law in 1997 to make it legal for Canadians to copy recorded music for private use.� When they did that they set up a procedure that would allow the creators of the music copied to receive remuneration." (http://www.cpcc.ca/English/News/0304_factsheet/0304_factsheet.html) I am insulted by policy that now concludes criminal intent whenever I buy blank recording media that is capable of storing copyrighted materials. If I am guilty of copyright infringement simply by act of purchase, then this levy appears to be a replacement for what should, by law, end in court proceedings. If I am not guilty, why am I being forced to compensate the recording industry? Perhaps I�m looking at this incorrectly and the levy should be viewed more like a fine THAT IS APPLIED BEFORE AN ACTUAL EVENT HAS OCCURED! Will a mechanism be put in place so I can go to court and dispute these charges each time I make such a purchase? The current lack of 'legal footing' simply allows for EVERYONE to be judged guilty! I am supremely perturbed that I am charged a levy, when all that I wish to do is back up data from my computer or give a disc of pictures to a friend. Absolutely ludicrous! So due to such circumstances, "CPCC has asked the Copyright Board to set a separate and substantially lower [levy] rate for CD-Rs and CD-RWs that reflects the percentage of total sales of CD-R/RWs that are made to individuals and the fact that individuals use CD-R/RWs for data storage as well as to copy music." (http://www.cpcc.ca/English/FAQ/zero_faq/zero_faq.html) So the innocent but pay anyway? How can this possibly have come to be legal in this country?! As a professional in the sound industry for 18 years, I understand the costs of piracy but I am also a very hearty Canadian who is ripely pissed at being caught in even more corporate pressure policy setting. How many independent artists and labels will benefit from the collected money? This is a mechanism that can only effectively serve charted artists but does effect everyone. The fine directly effects independent artists, those who often have less cash to begin with. It cripples burgeoning artists of all disciplines and recording artists who choose to remain outside of the major label machines. This is robbing from the poor and giving to the rich, and now, the CPCC proposes increases! "The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) filed with the Copyright Board today its Statement of Position regarding its levies on private copying proposed for 2003 and 2004. The new tariff seeks to extend the private copying levy to recordable DVDs, MP3 players and memory devices used with MP3 players. The attached fact sheet highlights key points and addresses issues that have arisen since the publication of the proposed tariff on March 9, 2002." (http://www.cpcc.ca/English/News/pressrel_031902/pressrel_031902.html) The fine also effects consumers of independent music, those who quite regularly have little interest in supporting major labels and their artists. The fine is a direct insult to this group of people who are forced to support entities that they do not wish to support. This fine directly effects my ability to choose. Please be sensible and make the policy changes necessary to eliminate the Levy. The recording industry should be mature and responsible enough to either add a levy to it's products directly or to create it�s own, more stringent copy protection schemes. Thank you for reading. XXXXXXX XXXXX Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information on this subject: http://www.cpcc.ca/ (Canadian Private Copying Collective - Levy collectors) http://www.sycorp.com/levy/index.htm (sign a petition)
Akin you're sooooooooooooooooooooooo right. Call Rich and book it. No call Rich and buy it. No call Rich and buy Rich. No buy Rich and have him call himself, while we mellow out on the beach. :-P
Some very lucky luser is downloading the "31ird mmr1 Yes U.F.O.�s_Irdial.mp3" file right now. Allways interested in other fans mp3 collections, I browsed lusers collection. It turnes out the luser is a huge 'Yes' fan (and Jethro Tull). In for a surprise indeed. And a good one too...

Sunday, March 24, 2002

There is only one way forward for Canada: http://www.interlog.com/~rakhshan/pmain.html
I don't think the population is so retarded, I think the system needs a bit of an overhaul. The math of the last election here was extremely frustrating... 58% of the vote translated to 95% of the power under the riding model... in favour of proportional representation
Ah yes, ol' Gordo. Been hearing about him a lot over here in Alberta. I hope you have been hearing about Ralph Klein's travesties against democracy over there, too? I wonder how shitheads like this get elected. Is the population THAT retarded? 'Pisses me off to no end.
anthony, why it's the arp2600. a bit expensive but but hey, r2d2 was made on it so.... and a, isn't that bikini atoll? but hey we're there anyway!! radiation or not, here we come!! (we can tan from the inside) and whoa! you have a 2600????? that's awesome.
Our estimate was about 5,000 and our housemate's estimate was closer to 15,000. If you include the unsuspecting participants who were stopped in traffic along the march route, the numbers are certainly greater than that. Whichever number, it has been barely reported in the news. Amazing. The theme of the march was Stand Together Against The Cuts, and it was very well organized by representatives from First Nations, the BC Teacher's Union, the Teamsters, Women's Rape and Relief, etc. There were calls for a general strike as well as destroying ballots for the First Nations Treaty referendum. As long as the elected® representitives of the people of this province use their manipulation of the media and their manipulation of the facts to dispell truly important issues pertaining to ALL people, we will continue to protest!
A tad expensivo mate. For who? :] Nothing is too good for the BLOGDIAL gang!
"Richard Branson, who takes credit for "discovering" Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands in the late 1970s, held fast to the dream. He bought the island and turned it into a high-high-end getaway complete with 13 bathrooms, a hot tub, a full gymnasium and an aqua trampoline. But it's not just an idyllic getaway. It's also a source of profits." *SNIP* "Branson is renting the place out for $15,000 per day for up to seven guests, or $31,000 per day for 26 people." *SNIP* A tad expensivo mate.
is it an arp ? ...... the scale threw me ..... all the jack points look like leds at this resolution, i thought it was a novation product !

The location of the BLOGDIAL gathering.

Have you not seen my one Anthony?! :]
Essential
flower power : what is that gadget with lots of buttons & flashing lights ?
http://www.codeweavers.com Crossover Plugin for Linux. It works!

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Rollerball is one of my favourite films. I simply cannot believe that a remake of it with LL Cool J involved in any capacity can be any good; its just statistically IMPOSSIBLE.
Well, I meant 'Depressing' as in the film will leave you in a state of depression because of it's good qualities - to be more specific - the story or other aspects. But hey, maybe you know exactly what I'm blabbing about :-) and I should go watch the flick instead of just reading the bad bad bad reviews.
addition to that list: rollerball 2001
Top Two Most Depressing Films Ever 1: Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch) 2: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg / Kubrick)
r2d2 we are off to a protest against our BC liberal government at 1pm here in vancouver. pics to follow later. they have cut and cut and cut again. bus strikes and teacher protests have been the norm here for a while now. there is a possible plan pending to have secondary school end at 11th grade and the student will have to PAY for 12th grade independently(as the tax rates rise). pretty amazing huh?
You are all aware of Daypop right? http://www.daypop.com
akin you are gorgeous! ;p
NATO & Kosovo: Video
just plain ladish fun
Public Health There were many public health and environmental problems. Many of the wealthy had water brought to their homes through lead pipes. Previously the aqueducts had even purified the water but at the end lead pipes were thought to be preferable. The wealthy death rate was very high. The continuous interaction of people at the Colosseum, the blood and death probable spread disease. Those who lived on the streets in continuous contact allowed for an uninterrupted strain of disease much like the homeless in the poorer run shelters of today. Alcohol use increased as well adding to the incompetency of the general public. Yes indeed. Just imagine if everyone is allowed to crack up, spliff up, get dusted $tonerterm. The general competency of the public would for sure be further reduced. Even it it was reduced by 2 percent, over time, this would have a large impact on the speed of human developments, and of course, those countries with absolute prohibition would be given a chance to catch up with the west, and then, they would eventually control us. In the absence of alien and hostile cultures, getting wasted would be OK, but since we are surrounded by people who are hell bent on making us conform to their standards of morality and religion, its probably not a good thing to let down our guard and party.
Holy crap! I don't know what the fuck I was doign with that flash thingie. haha! That looks like a mix between my brother and a concrete slab! *cries* and don't call me carth on here, you lush ;)
ummmm try again Mary! /a
I made one of those picture things a couple of days ago, but I deleted the screenshot. It wasn't accurate at all, and it was the closest I could get. Oh well. And carth, yours is totally wrong. :P You're obviously more drunk than you think. Aaaand, any picture of Shrub is a funny picture.
I'm a bit drunk, so the hair is sorta off, but oh well. Fuck that. It's close enuff.
"The conservatives are fools: They whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth. Apparently it never occurs to them that you can't make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society with out causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values."
Good Times!
HotPod

Friday, March 22, 2002

Ultimate Flash Face

Do your bad self and post it!

If WisheRs Were Horses... Strange. Well - very strange...
The art of Bitching
best lyric i've heard today, from The Streets' 'Turn The Page'.... "I'm 45th generation Roman'. Thats just such a beautiful minimalist definition of londons multicultural wierdness. friday. still no rant welling up inside. I'm sat at a machine that's analysing 9000 cells per second for size, ganularity and 3 distinct surface molecules, six floors up in the middle of London. I can see the London Eye, Centrepoint, Senate House and much more besides. A warm breeze blows in the open window. The sky is blue through the mainly white clouds. Thought for the day... What is there to rant about?
If you're lazy enough to start finding ways to make downloading stuff easier, there's curl and perl to the rescue!

curl http://www.fas.org/nuke/trinity/atmosphr/ | perl -pe '/HREF="([^\.]+\.mov)"/; if (defined $1) { $_ = "-O\nurl=\"http://www.fas.org/nuke/trinity/atmosphr/$1\"\n" } else { $_ = "" };' | curl -K -

Make a new dir from your shell of choice, enter it, type that line. First, it fetches the index page, and hands it over to a perl oneliner, that greps for occurences of HREFs to .mov files. These are then output to standard output in the form of a curl config file, which a second curl picks up with it's -K parameter. ^_^
Washy Talky "Electrolux Kelvinator in India introduces the world first talking washing machine. Washy Talky actually tells the user how to get the perfect wash and makes washing a child�s play. Washy Talky will tell the user to � Drop detergent, close lid and Relax!� Should there be any program errors during the wash process it will alert the user and suggest further action. The concept is developed in India and this is the first talking washing machine introduced on the Indian market." Choose 'Listen to washy Talky'
http://www.fas.org/nuke/trinity/atmosphr/
You meant this: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=precession+72
as with 72

23

Has nothing to do with belief. We simply remark that this number comes up again and again, and list the places where it came up. This is something that needs to be read about to be understood, not believed in. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=%22William+Burroughs%22+23 Start here to read about W.S.B. and things 23. And remember, numberology is not some new fad; people have been fascnated by numbers and when they occur since men started counting. You would do well to mark it nunkle. There is a British type that will always whine "itsawlallawdarhaabishinnat". Thats OK By Me® but for heavens sake of you dont understand something ASK instead of immediately jumping to poo poo it. There is nothing more in need of death than a skeptic! (not that any such vile creature inhabits this hygenic place) but really, lets not give the appearance of being a skeptic, for that would be a most shameful thing indeed....
i have to say i find all this magic number stuff a load of mumbo jumbo, not that i will deny you the right to believe in it of course. and more fool me if it turns out to be true. but check this out: Charges over Twin Towers 'fraud' New York authorities charge 23 people with trying to steal funds meant for families of World Trade Center victims. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1886000/1886776.stm crazy non? so here i am. 5am writing that damn essay that was supposed to be in a week ago. still thank you for all the sources mr irdial... what makes this worse is that i am going to paris tomorrow, and so i will be far too tired to enjoy myself on friday at least. and to add even further to my chargrin my beautiful girlfriend is lying naked in my bed and i can see her reflection in the monitor as i type. oh well only 1500 words to go. why am i so lazy / procrastinatory??? argh... oh and barrie, your clockwerk life drawing reminds me of the bazaar model of developing software. peut etre.
*blinks* It might be my horrible headache, but I don't see pernicious's point. What are you saying, may I ask? My brain hurts. Today was an interesting lesson in teamwork. In drawing class, we had a live model (cute nude woman, actually). We were to face the opposite direction of her, so that we would have to put more effort into drawing her. The lines we drew would be more emotive Gorky-style drawings than representational drawings. Bascially, abstract stuff, anywhere on the page. We'd then turn the page around, and draw on it that way, then draw on it another way round, all the while thinking about the composition. Then every 5 or so minutes, we were to switch drawings in a clockwise motion, so basically everyone worked on everyone's drawing. And they all turned out really well. It was awesome. Ah yes, 23. I have known it for a long time. *note: Blogger seems to not realize I have put returns in this post. Weird.
mmmm. frustration. strain costs energy someone once said to me, you have to learn how to play in the sandbox. well, cats shit in sandboxes, so i choose not to play in them... or at least i wash my hands afterwards... ; )
http://www.aztlan.org/odious.ram
mikkel with all due respect, it has nothing to do with what music someone likes. nothing. it's about ignorance. plain and simple. and when ignorance gets in the way people get mad. and on a global scale when ignorance gets in the way, people die. when you promote yourself as something with no substance to bring to the table we all suffer. i have had enough of being cool about it or laughing etc. i want to have fun like everyone else. and i find that i hardly ever do when it comes to playing the ignorance game. someone, a key someone asked me who dbx was. do i have to say anymore than that? i could give a flying fuck whether or not they like him. they are fucking idenity stealers and game playing manipulators. again....ignorance ignorance will always go unforgiven when someone casts themselves as something to be exalted. when you give your life to something; any creative pursuit and year after year you watch as those around you kiss ass and play games and refuse to try or to do or to think or to ...you know what ...forget it. i mean no disrespect mikkel, truly, i am just livid with anger.
When me and my brothers were smaller, we used to beat each other up over what kind of music the others liked. Example: I liked some song on the radio, my brothers would make fun of me, fight would start. Reverse and apply to brothers. Lather, rinse, repeat, make fun of your brother. After a couple of years of that, after growing out of it, we subconsciously realized what a fucking waste of time that was, and hence don't really care about what the other's listen to anymore. I've stopped caring what my friends listen to, since I think it's all fucking shit anyway. If I want to go out and meet people and have fun, I have to accept that not all people like the same music that I do, and thus, I just have to accept all the crappy pop getting spewed at any and all discoteques and bars in this neighborhood. So be it. I listen to whatever the hell I want in my own home, and I don't care what other people think about it. I like cex, I like aphex, I like goddamn Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Masonna, Pink Floyd, Fucking Beatles, (hey, even a Madonna track or two), Lackluster, Mistress Nine, No'Mo' Allstars, Superheroes, The Members, Nobukazu Takemura, Fatboy Slim, Pedro the Lion, Rustic Overtones, Lovage, Sort Sol, Subi, Kashmir, Pelding, Squarepusher, Alexanderband, Buttefly Effect, Red Snapper, Fugazi, Royksopp, Get Up Kids, Telefon Tel Aviv, Beef Terminal, Vincent Gallo Herbaliser Irdial Discs Kid Koala Metallica Foo Fighters Four Tet Primus Frank Zappa Machinae Supremacy Mahir Cagri Muslimgauze Reel Big FishSunny Day Real Estate Rocazino Basement Jaxx Danceman & the Bandman Weird Al Yankovic Ayumi Harakimi Ivan Rebroff Bobby Byrd Carrion Sound Tyskerblazer Bon Jovi Bob Hund The Tremolo Beer Gut

Thursday, March 21, 2002

chaos scares me. i want controlled shots. love bursts if you will. controlled love bursts, yeah. trantra style dawg; you know. yeah foo...catch the vapors. the love burst vapors. i am freaking out. knock em' out the box rick.......... so set it off - follow the leader straight out the jungle -ego trippin' -top billin'.....et f*cking cetera :) (it's ok to be a geek right?). because if it isn't i don't really f-ing care. i am sick of kissing ass/not wanting to kiss ass/watching others kiss ass. screw it. i have totally given up 'trying' to be nice to those "house®" laptop minimal glitch fucks. they can suck it. trainspotter assholes. go learn something and get your 'not even real deal' minimal records out of my f*cking face. i've totally had it. who's dbx? ahhhhhh! f you!! sound familiar?
Take a scratchdisk you have used for audio work (or anything, really), find a way to make a big file out of it (for example, on a mac, this can be done by making a several hundred meg disk image, and NOT clicking "write zeros"). open this file in an audio app that allows it, and listen. I have some 4-500 megs of pure glitchy goodness lying around. its brilliant what you can get from the chaos of a fragmented hd.
shock horror ! my birthday, 27.10.70 = 107 107 divided by 9 ( 3+3+3 ) = 11.8r 11.8r divided by 3 = 3.96 3+9+6 = 18 1+8 = 9 9 x 107 = 963 963 divided by 3 = 321 3+2+1 = 6 6 x 27 = 162 1+6+2 = 9 9 x 333 = 2997 2+9+9+7 = 27 as if that wasn't earily strange enough, here's more ........ adding all the above results ( except 107 ) gives you 4527.8488 4527.8488 divided by 333 = 13.597143 1+3+5+9+7+1+4+3 = 33 ! this can only mean one thing, but i cannot divulge what, so, if anything strange should occur tommorow, relate it here, and i'll let you know if the prophesy came true !!
something® or s.o.m.e.t.h.i.n.g. perhaps electromagnetic or otherwise....
it was 3:33 that started me off noticing the instances, but i'm wondering - do we notice it because we've taken to decide to notice ( like when you own a brown morris marina it seems like sudenly a lot of people drive brown morris marinas ) ? ...... or is there something_out_there claus, try machinedrum
yes anthony i have the same 333. actually more like 3:33 am or pm. but anyway, claus you go wit yo bad quick time self. if that is you, you are my new hero. that completely rules. on atari; i did the same too with slipping the cartrage in(ooh yeah!) just enough to partly make contact. the same with light switches. just finding the point where contact is made and fluctuates. or flatulates as the case may be. the light switches 'flick trick' or whatever is not reccommended as it could burn down your house, obviously. but not always so to a ten year old.
Oh yes, where are those filters that will let me add a bit off soul, spirit, life, uniqueness instead of yet another reverb. I love computers and I hate them. While we are at it, I'm sort of looking for a replacement for my current sampler - an EPS 16 Turbo+ - what should I go for? I't must have SCSI, multiple outputchannels and a lot of polyphony. 2'nd hand is a-o-kay. BTW are any of the current drummachines worth a dime?
http://www.seenworld.com/

1985

...and I'm really sorry. It's not me, but a now legendary hip-pop/R'nB producer from Copenhagen. I grew up on the countryside, so my graffiti, breakin, scratching and skateboarding never went ahemm 'above the line' so to speak.
333 seems to be my own numerical stalker yes, the randomness thing ....... i'm reading an ace book called 'Emergence' by Steven Jacobs, which deals with the subject of chaos, the history of how chaos theory came to be studied as a discipline in its own right, how it's changing our approach to problems, etc ....... not a new subject, but a refreshing and eloquent account ....... i've not yet reached the section that relates to software design & the author's thoughts on future developments, but it's refreshed my enthusiasm for all things unpredictable, and has got me thinking about creating something in visual c++, as a means of getting a practical grip on the language, and as an escape from the terminally dull area of databases ...... i was intending to try my hand at writing a very basic, early cubase-for-atari-simplicity sequencer, but it might be interesting to attempt a user-manipulated random-music-generator, something a little more involved than that attempted by mr eno a few years back
Back in the wayback, my brother and I used to jiggle the cartridges in his Atari, to "warp" the games. Warping games made them do exactly what that link below does, only completely randomly. A combination of jiggling the games till they were only just touching the contacts and toggleing the on/off switch produced the best results. The music would be all jumbled up, the sprites garbled and moving erraticaly. One of the pieces of music created by warping games was actually released on Irdial-Discs. The warping sounds were piercing pings, sandpaper rhythms and 8-bit klunks & Klanks. Randomness is to be embraced; it would be great to have some reandomness plugins for SoundForge...abandoning precision lets hear it!
Green

You are a very calm and contemplative person. Others are drawn to your peaceful, nurturing nature.

Find out your color at Stvlive.com!
twenty-three, schmenty-three. we all know 13 is where its at. i have been surfing through the plethora of blogs, i feel like i'm walking through people's living rooms, treading mud and stealing the cutlery... i have come to the conclusion that We Are The Best. its lovely to see everyone's faces, thank you! and exquisite corpses... uncanny... this is an activity that we are doing in the OpenStudio currently (traditionally, with collage and pens)... and i am creeped that you posted this site, Claus! i was going to suggest we make one... i think you have beaten me to it...
http://www.ptyx.org/~ptyxblog/ le blog de notre maitre a tous (ou presque)
BLUE

You give your love and friendship unconditionaly. You enjoy long, thoughful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.

Find out your color at Stvlive.com!
I don't want to be bluuuuuue
an exquisite corpse "Game of folded paper that consists in having a sentence or a drawing composed by several persons, each ignorant of the preceding collaboration...[eg]..."the exquisite/corpse/will drink/the new/wine"--excerpt from the 1939 Abridged Dictionary of Surrealism, as copied off the wall at said art institute..." http://anexquisitecorpse.net/
gameboy_ultraF_uk http://www.reconnoitre.net/gb_uf/ "The work consists of a Free Software GameBoy emulator whose rendering system has been (pathologically) rewritten to degenerate over time. Game entities mutate into background and interface elements, or appear as fragments of the games binary code. Text begins to emerge as a jumble of characters, sprites and binary data. Scanline bytes are miscopied, transformed and duplicated. Memory is blitted into sections of the screen, as the inside of the game seeps to the outside. Variations in the rendering behaviour are triggered by user interactions implicit in the game play and are manipulated by a Cellular Automata 'metabolism' giving rise to inter-related rendering symptoms. The emulator displays an unpredictable agency that injects a subjectifying process into the rendering of the software instructions it executes." Well I just found this nifty oddity from a blogsnob. Very weird - tr�s cool!
http://www.ptyx.org/~ptyxblog/ le blog de notre maitre a tous
Has anyone been clicking on the blogsnob links? Some of those blogs are hilariously bad!
But it DOES have an underlying truth; a truth that is inextricably bound up in numbers.

23!

My friend Gyrus introduced me to the 23 thing, and he got very excited that we would both be 23 in 1994, since 1+9+9+4 = 23. I told my girlfriend at the time and she said that I would also be 24 in 1995, and that 1+9+9+5 = 24 and so on, and then in the light of that it all seemed a bit silly. As Umberto Eco wrote "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth."
Search Result 1 From: Andreas Heldal-Lund - www.xenu.net (heldal@online.no) Subject: DMCA notification to Google Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology View: Complete Thread (10 articles) | Original Format Date: 2002-03-20 18:23:21 PST I just got a reply from Google (they claim it was difficult to find my contact info. Right...) where they inform me that Operation Clambake is removed from Google because of a DMCA notification from the cult. The complaint mentions a ridiculous list of addresses which successfully removes the whole site from their engine. To get OC back we have to counter the complaint. Since the complaint is making claims of ownership of pages clearly not owned by the cult, this could hurt the cult only. But this means OC will have to follow this up with a US lawyer, which might be difficult and expensive. Here's what I received from Google today: [START QUOTE FROM GOOGLE REPLY] We removed certain specific URLs in response to a notification submitted by the Religious Technology Center and Bridge Publications under section 512(c)(3) of the the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Had we not removed these URLs, we would be subject to a claim for copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. The URLs included in that notification are attached to this email. Pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA, you have the ability to submit a counter notification, in which event we can reinstate the material. As stated in section 512(g) (3), the contents of this notification must include the following: (A) A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber. (B) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled. (C) A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled. (D) The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person. Here are the urls mentioned in the complaint that I believe are related to your site: www.xenu.net/ www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/ www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/ www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/index.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop1.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop2.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop3.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop4.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop5.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop6.htm www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/ clan-images.html www.xenu.net/archive/photoalbum/lisas_case_sup.html www.xenu.net/archive/events/ www.xenu.net/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/ www.xenu.net/archive/disk/ www.xenu.net/archive/disk/enemy/ www.xenu.net/archive/disk/enemy/da.htm www.xenu.net/archive/disk/enemy/targets.htm www.xenu.net/archive/disk/archive/grd_chrt.htm www.xenu.net/archive/disk/OTIII/ www.xenu.net/archive/hubbandcw/ www.xenu.net/archive/greece/ www.xenu.net/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630511.html www.xenu.net/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630714.html www.xenu.net/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-610619.html www.xenu.net/archive/enemy_names/ www.xenu.net/archive/enemy_names/dead_agenting.html www.xenu.net/archive/enemy_names/targets.html www.xenu.net/archive/tonelevel.html www.xenu.net/archive/grade_chart.html www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/ www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenusw.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenunl.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenufr.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenufi.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuno.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuge.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuaf.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuru-k.htm www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuheb.htm www.xenu.net/archive/so/ www.clambake.org/ www.clambake.org/ archive/photoalbum/ www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/index.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop1.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop2.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop3.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop4.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop5.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop6.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/ clan-images.html www.clambake.org/archive/photoalbum/lisas_case_sup.html www.clambake.org/archive/events/ www.clambake.org/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/ www.clambake.org/archive/disk/ www.clambake.org/archive/disk/enemy/ www.clambake.org/archive/disk/enemy/da.htm www.clambake.org/archive/disk/enemy/targets.htm www.clambake.org/archive/disk/archive/grd_chrt.htm www.clambake.org/archive/disk/OTIII/ www.clambake.org/archive/hubbandcw/ www.clambake.org/archive/greece/ www.clambake.org/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630511.html www.clambake.org/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630714.html www.clambake.org/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-610619.html www.clambake.org/archive/enemy_names/ www.clambake.org/archive/enemy_names/dead_agenting.html www.clambake.org/archive/enemy_names/targets.html www.clambake.org/archive/tonelevel.html www.clambake.org/archive/grade_chart.html www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/ www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenusw.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenunl.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenufr.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenufi.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuno.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuge.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuaf.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuru-k.htm www.clambake.org/archive/leaflet/xenuheb.htm www.clambake.org/archive/so/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/index.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop1.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop2.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop3.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop4.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop5.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/propaganda/prop6.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/ clan-images.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/photoalbum/lisas_case_sup.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/events/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/enemy/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/enemy/da.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/enemy/targets.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/archive/grd_chrt.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/disk/OTIII/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/hubbandcw/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/greece/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630511.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-630714.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/HCOB/FU-HCOB-610619.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/enemy_names/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/enemy_names/dead_agenting.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/enemy_names/targets.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/tonelevel.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/grade_chart.html home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/ home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenusw.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenunl.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenufr.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenufi.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuno.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuge.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuaf.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuru-k.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/leaflet/xenuheb.htm home.kvalito.no/~xenu/archive/so/ [END GOOGLE REPLY] Best wishes, Andreas Heldal-Lund # home.online.no/~heldal # www.xenu.net --------------------------------------------------------------- If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm. ------------------------------------------[Marcus Aurelius]----
look at the forum my friend's been building for his final year project: https://linus.dcs.qmul.ac.uk:8443/secure/ replies are sent to you by email if you wish, and encrypted if you supply your public key. you can also post / reply by email, it will support an instant messaging service in the future and is generally quite fast. why encrypt posts to a public message board though? becuase you can make it unpublic and secure...
"Twenty-three city police officers were killed in the terrorist attack." http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/03/21/rec.policewoman.victim.ap/index.html 23 http://www.chrisandjackie.com/23.htm
Well, the harvest so far: 3 afx albums 1 autechre 1 porter ricks and a 200meg zip file called 'squarepusher' http://goatee.net/photo/web/weird-attachments/mp3-kommunizm.jpg Buuuuuuuttt - I'm not done yet... BTW the downloaded music does only partly reflect my taste in music (thank God)
omg strongbow
yeah, no doubt. everything went down. at first i thought it was me but then i couldn't ping out and i had my ip to my modem up. then presto everything came back on. someone's always minding the fort. always.
Yahoo it's back. Some sort of backbone problem it seems, the technicians acually read their usenet at these hours - respect. So what to do... Ahem the Google trick, oh yes, the Google trick.

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

once i get more i will put them up too off my cable line. sh*t my connection just flubbed as i had four coming down. ! shit (^B^()&^t7b08758%)*!! AW YEAH...here they come. come to papa my little babies. yo, on the playlists. why don't we all play the bestguessing game and see who can get them right. perhaps a "you got 'em right" free prize???? or whatever it could be fun though.
akin, are there playlists for the other Monster Musics posted somewhere?
Holy-moly! It's downloading now, but ever so slow. Let it simmer for a while... And the grinding hold... But no wait - it's back to 1KBps again! But now it's completely dead. Dead, dead, dead. 0.1KBps... Now up a wooping 1.83KBps... Something is rotten in the state of denmark. I hate it when it doesn't work�
My connection has been playing up all day. Everything outside denmark is starting in a low bandwith and then slowwwwing down to a grinding hold. Goddamnit. Perhaps it's my new zonealarm pro, or maybe morpheus. Dunno yet. Well I'm trying to download the files, but if it's not 'network offline' it's busy - and I can't put files in remote que. Arrghh. But a huge thanks anyway Akin. I'll keep trying... (My Irdial MP3's are also shared right now)
Claus you can leech the other MMs right now...
cab vol, tg and suicide + more!!! yeah!! i was lucky enough to see suicide recently. still as dark and screamy as ever. love 'em. last nights cookie making how to: 1. make sugar cookies(any recipe) mash banana or two into butter mixture before adding to dry ingredients. make sure to use lots of vanilla too. when mixed add 'smarties' or m&m's or whatever the hell you like. 2. bake 3. eat hell yeah monster music 2002!! yes yes. how can this be done? actually i am playing tonight and this is the approx set list: dan curtain-when worlds align man with red face-laurent g. larry heard-freaky dbx-alien ep & vampirella ep(maybe blip too). hell, all dbx!!! black lung- czr-music expedition jack smooth on sound entity more larry heard as gherkin jerks 1990 ep international smoke signal lp-no smoke b.u.d on opus(old brooklyn) chris carter-mondo beat beautyon-ill and angry rude 66-bunker13 unit mo#3 on bunker khan's black sabbath riot recording from 1980 mover-spiritual combat suburban knight-groove numerous tg records cab vol on plastex beroshima-lost frequencies double ur s.i.d 007 reade truth-head art kms-force field kms and more kms more tg phuture-spank adonis-no way back pj project-nice 'n fast shake-preservance black noise on metroplex how to speak spanish record perhaps some biosphere etc..who knows?? i'll let you guys know how it goes. please a, give us another monster music!!
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OMG

This guy needs to get in bed with getright. http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/index.html
Thanks for the listing. Cabaret Voltaire hmmm. mmr2002(n+1) would be welcomed indeed, to be quite honest I have no idea on what to put on it, if we're talking contemporay music, perhaps reuber, but that is pretty much it, and way to ordinary anyway.

And now for the coolest trick

1: Go to Google 2: In the search box, type: index apache mp3 insertnameofbandhere I promise you, you won't belive you eyes! I'm sharing the irdial MP3's I got on WinMX now...
The tracklisting of Monster Music 2 is: Cabaret Voltaire: ??? Aqua Regia & Neuropolitique collaboration. Suicide: Suffering in Vein BBC Radiophonic track from 1960 / BBC Radiophonic track from 1960 | Deila Darbyshire Era Radiophonics BBC Radiophonic track from 1960 \ Cabaret Voltaire: Western Mantra (excerpt) Cabaret Voltaire: ??? Non: ??? Playgroup: ??? 12" B side (adrian sherwood production) Fats Comet: "Stormy Weather" (adrian sherwood production) Ligeti: Articulation Throbbing Gristle: Discipline (edited) There simply isnt enough time in an hour to put everything in that one would like. Monster Music 2002 anyone?!
claus, can you share that monster music show? thanks.
"I take SPACE to be the central fact to man born in America from Folsom cave to now. I spell it large because it comes large here. Large, and without mercy." --Charles Olson
Hi there. I know I've been lurking 4 a while now. Just 2 busy to logon. Well I'm sick now, so what better to do than to surf the web and drink tea. In the WinMX fury I managed to get one Monster Music Show namely number 2, entitled 'Once upon a time'. The tunes on that recording are absolutely fantastic, I have absolutely no idea what they are (for the most), so if anyone could fill us in, it would be much appreciated. While we're at it - what about the Blogdial gettogether? Flights in Europe are rather cheap now, perhaps do it at Sonar in Barcelona? Suggestions anyone?
there are many pictures of me out there. not sure if i will share. oh dear, my ego got the better of me. um yeah. some are older than others.
we're a handsome lot, aren't we!? :D I refuse to post my picture since it's already been on here twice, IIRC. Go look in the archives ;)
um, haha http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,50820,00.html
hi blogdialians!

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

session i would have loved to been at:
Ah 6am you changed your entry! Where is Beautyon? That's a cool track. Mimi Majick is good too.
This is me.
ah, fuck tripod. this is me: who is who? and who are you?
L to R: mimi majick, 2007, Spy vs Spy, Ray Tracing, The Gas Man, Anthony Manning. Spacemole is missing. /a Who is who? I'm listening to this now as I work.
I just heard on Radio Netherlands that SMS has been shut off in India at the request of the security services because "criminals are using it to plan attacks".
;)
Want to see a man with no skin holding his brain in one hand whilst riding a horse? Gunther Von Hagens obviously did, and he wants you to come and see it too... The naked and the dead.
Are you late for work????? REMEMBER>>>
barrie, i think 200bpm techno could be fun if you are burning donuts in an iced-over parking lot... ah the North®... we used to go "Ice Capading" on the frozen river flats in high school. there is nothing like being inside a spinning ton of metal.
link orgy
i can't believe they're destroying my beautiful mars bar. http://www.guardian.co.uk/netnotes/article/0,6729,669665,00.html
divine inspiration. http://www.catholicshopper.com/products/inspirational_sport_statues.html much better: http://www.thereverend.com/brick_testament/ what even happened to blinks?

Monday, March 18, 2002

!!!!!
juhuuu http://www.menessentials.com/tips/shaving_privates.html http://www.planetquake.com/chaosarena/picofweek/moose1.jpg http://www.stripper-faq.org/ http://www.ljworld.com/section/arts/story/85743/ http://www.whitepages.com/find_person_results.pl?fid=n&f=bruce&ft=eq&l=wayne<=eq&c=&s= http://www.whitepages.com/find_person_results.pl?fid=n&f=clark&ft=eq&l=kent<=eq&c=&s= http://www.ampland.com/humor/02/020502.html http://www.sexshop2000.dk/dansk/toys-doll-a.html
I only ever buy from independent labels, and never from the big stores (they're more expensive anyway). If I want something from a band that's on a big 5 label, I borrow it at the library or off a friend and copy that. To hell with the conglomerates.
Thank you, Mikkel. Your message has been forwarded to Canadians, and not by sled-dogs...

13 March 2002 - the day that the people of Europe brought their Parliament to a standstill

To date 550 million votes from around the world have been cast demanding free access to natural remedies for the people of Europe. On Wednesday morning, the avalanche of protests had grown to such an extent that it crippled the e-mail system of the European Parliament. Parliament demanded that the President of the EU considered measures to enable delegates to communicate again. On this historic day, the people of Europe expressed their wish to develop a new health care system, a health care system founded on natural and effective remedies free of side-effects. It was practically a farce that this was the day the European Parliament made a decision on a 'Directive on dietary supplements' which will ban effective vitamin therapies and other natural remedies throughout Europe. About two-thirds of the delegates bowed to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry and passed this law. One third of the delegates stood up for the health interests of the people and voted against. A transitionary period of three years was agreed for products already on the market. The 13th March 2002 will go down in history as the date on which the European Parliament revealed itself as 'Strasbourg puppets' and supported a massive market in useless pharmaceutical preparations against the growing competition from research into natural remedies. The bizarre effects of the Europe-wide law can be seen from the example of the natural amino acid lysine. The human body cannot produce lysine, therefore we depend on obtaining an optimal supply from our food and dietary supplements. And now it has also become clear that this essential substance may also be the key to fighting the endemic disease cancer (more information at www.stopping-cancer-naturally.org). This medical breakthrough and the consequent threat to the pharmaceutical market was of course the reason for the pharmaceutical cartel running amok. The laughable vote against free access to life-preserving natural remedies is not a surprise if you know that the pharmaceutical industry writes its own laws across Europe. For example, a member of the supervisory board of the second-largest pharmaceutical group in the world (Merck, Sharp & Dohme), Frits Bolkenstein, sits in the 'Cabinet' of the European Parliament, the European Commission. There they make laws in the interests of the pharmaceutical groups, barring access to side-effect free medicines for 380 million Europeans and opening the way to the 'pharmaceutical trade in disease'.
Mikkel, youre doing something cool i fear...
From Comrade Seraph (03-18 02:19): http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,50995,00.html This is completely fucked. Fellow Canadians... write the PM at pm@pm.gc.ca and say no to this bullshit. _________________________________________________________ From Carth-testing (03-18 04:13): it's not a new idea. we've had tax on CDRs here for ages. something that amounts to roughly 50 cents, a piece. On the other hand, we can legally borrow a CD from a friend, and make a copy of it. As long as we copy original material (not copies of copies, such as mp3s/CDRs - first generation only), it's fully legal. Get a CD at the library, copy it. Buy a CD, copy, return it. legal legal legal :D _________________________________________________________ From Carth-testing (03-18 04:19): oh yeah, so my point is, the recording industry can't have it both ways. if they want money for media, they have to give us some right to use it, otherwise, it's just fining people for "crimes" they _might_ commit.
Did you know that in Singapore, importation, sale, littering and possession of chewing gum is illegal? http://www.iht.com/articles/51309.html

Sunday, March 17, 2002

Where's the techno? I have mentioned two small cdr labels from northern Britain here before, RSI and Fflint. I don't think anything on their catalogues suck, and in the case of Fflint, most of it is pure fucking gold, namely Pendro and Manson, Lake, and Dahlmer. Though, they're not really "techno" as they are "crazy electronic fuckery." Still fucking good though. And fresh. Mmm. I can't even fucking afford cdrs at the moment though, angst angst gloom. Also, driving while there is 200bpm techno on the radio is a very bad idea. Vroom vroom.