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:: Friday, March 22, 2002
Modifying Dreamweaver to produce valid XHTML.
Prompted by a number of emails asking about Sabrina's pocketpig drawing, here's the scoop. I made a unique exception to my official retirement from DJ'ing, and DJ'ed the issue launch party for To Do List Magazine. My rig consisted entirely of a Sony VAIO laptop computer loaded with Windows 2000 Professional, a Roland Audio Canvas USB sound processor (now marketed as the Edirol UA-3D), and PCDJ Red software. That's right, robots, no vinyl or CDs were on the premises, just a constant stream of uninterrupted, perfect 192Kbps MP3 files. It actually worked out quite nicely. I've worked with PCDJ for a few releases, and as long as it's running on a stable computer, it's a rock sold performer. Given that I was able to easily tote 5-hours of music, and all the necessary gear in my trusty Boblbee, I don't think I'd ever go back...of course, you do give up some tactile control, but one still has complete control over pitch and crossfading, and the looping capabilities of PCDJ are unequelled. My only complaint is, I wish there were a version of PCDJ for OSX. Combined with the ease of iTunes' ripping, and the stability of OSX, it would be ideal.
Cybrid will also be performing live at MODULE 3. If you don't know them, you should. They're really f*cking good. Check out their MP3 streams of past performances. Kling-klang-kool.
The most powerful sabers in the known universe.
:: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Extreme Ironing is an outdoor activity that combines the excitement of an extreme sport with the satisfaction of a freshly ironed shirt.
:: Monday, March 18, 2002
Harry Knowles says (about Star Wars, episode 2) "I must say that I feel that this is by far the most entertaining Star Wars film to date"
Read his very detailed account here.
:: Sunday, March 17, 2002
SF Area Robots: Don't miss the SYNTH:MODULAR festival. The aforementioned Miss Kittin will be performing live as well as a host of other electric artists. Check it out.
My fellow robots - run, don't walk to go buy this CD: Golden Boy, Or. Mix one part Air on a happy, good hair day with one park Kraftwerk and fold in the lyrics of the delectable Miss Kittin (mildly reminiscent of Francoise Cactus of Stereo Total) and you have 74 minutes of unadulrated audio bliss!