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The Open Source DJ

Aaron gave me a hard time about using MS Windows to DJ with. Been planning on doing something about it and so I have. Next time... it's Linux.

GDAM: Geoff & Dave's Audio Mixer

Sound and Midi Software for Linux

Ardour

Audacity


Jazz At The Balcony

Went by The Balcony this past Thursday and Friday. Jazz both nights. There were quite a few people there on Thursday. I was teasing Teddy [the piano guy]: "what's with all these people? you guy's aren't THAT good!" I was kidding of course.

Friday nights it's jazz by Anne Farnsworth and Richard Green. Impressive. I command you to go and check it out. Friday nights 8 to 11. Cool man...

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sunil John...private messages to you are getting error messages. Anyway,
Anne's gig at Balcony is cancelled ONLY for this friday 05/31 due to the Laker playoffs :roll:


Odds and Ends

Experimented briefly with the voice synthesizer Festival. It works. It better--the installer was 26 meg. I got it saying all kinds of things. Most of it sounds like Stephen Hawkings cursing. There's a demo here:

Festival Demo


Aaron has a cool link on his site. Go there. Read his post and then view the panoramas. Extra points for finding the buddha picture that tickles me.
Surfing around I found a couple of art pieces that some friends had in the Getty Underground show. They're both pretty good. Funny--been to the Getty three times and still haven't seen the collection:

bpod - "Committed"

Lynne Kaneshiro - "No"


Lubrich sent me an article from Red Herring that explores the possibility of women with super-vision:

Do mutant females walk among us?

Fits nicely with an article that I hunted up after getting in an argument with Kylie about the perception of the color yellow. My contention was that because of physical limitations of the eye the brain manufactures the color yellow in much the same way that it manufactures an image to fill the blindspot where the optic nerve attaches to the retina.

I further contend that you can establish the existence of this mental process by examining the experience of yellow (I know this sounds screwy... bear with me.) Think of all the words we have for other colors and then think about how few ways there are to describe yellow. Ever heard anyone talk about "deep yellow"? Think about it a bit then read this:

Color perception in human eyes and brains.



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