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YouTube Music Video - Liturgy

Tuesday 31 May 2011 at 6:24 pm Traditionally my metal has been firmly located in drone/stoner territory. The other stuff just leaves me cold.

Having said that I will give almost any music a crack at least once. So it was that I clicked on the video at the end of a Popmatters article on the band Liturgys new album Aesthetica and was duly impressed.

For some reason it reminds me less of metal than late 80's, early 90's noise rock (Big Black crossed with Vineland ?).

Good to see the young people of today churning out obnoxious music (black metal) with an intelligent twist (transcendental).

For some reason I just can't help hitting play every time it gets to the end . . .

New Header - Street Steps

Saturday 28 May 2011 at 2:28 pm A new header - shot with an old Olympus Pen D2 and Kodak Tri-X 400. I'm amazed at how grainy this film is. I've read that the scanning process has a hard time dealing with the film grain so the scanned image is often much noisier than the negative.

What Good Is Wall Street ? + More

Saturday 28 May 2011 at 1:56 pm I don't seem to be doing a great job of keeping this blog up to date - hopefully this set of links will keep people amused (assuming anyone is still reading . . .)

In the wake of the sub-prime fiasco and subsequent bailout this makes for interesting reading - What Good is Wall Street?.

Yes, I know we're almost half way through 2011 - this interactive article has some cool stuff in the pipeline - NYTimes Top Ideas for 2010.

A couple of related articles The end of the IT Department and The rise of Shadow IT suppliers. Maintaining infrastructure is costly - more and more people are turning to innovation and service outside of in-house-IT.

A peek into the future - FutureStates TV. Brief docu-dramas about different potential futures for earth and humanity.

Nifty - 3D Strandbeests. If you've ever seen Theo Jansens creations walk across the beach you'll be pleased to see you can now print them in 3D.

Commentary at the Economist on the recent DropBox security warning - Keys to the Cloud Castle.

I seem to be predisposed to IT nostalgia - Markdown is the new Word 5.1. As a user-experience 5.1 was pretty much a pinnacle - everything since has just been fluff. I cut my 'GUI WYSIWYG teeth' on Word 3 and 4 which were also great - they were also the last versions you could run off a single 3.5" disk on a Mac (on a dual FDD disk system your OS was on one disk and your app was on the other).


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