Dub FX: One Man Band… redefined! February 2, 2010Posted by oktyabr in listen to this, make music, other cool stuff, video.
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Recently a buddy of mine turned me onto a “street muscian” from Australia that goes by the name “Dub FX”. Dub FX has been travelling the world for the last couple of years performing in public squares, shopping centers, etc. With the help of a hand dolly to haul around a couple of car batteries, an amplified speaker, and some very cool gear including a loop station and some effects pedals, he’s basically redefined what a “one man band” might mean!
New York gets it’s first solar electric vehicle charging station January 7, 2010Posted by oktyabr in architecture, consumer, energy, green, other cool stuff, technology, vehicles, visionary.
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One of my favorite “green” blogs, Inhabitat , posted an article about New York getting it’s first solar electric vehicle charging station. I’ve seen electric cars before and even ones that charged off of solar but this particular package suggests what’s right on so many different levels that I just had to post about it here too. Now just imagine what might be possible to build on this concept: (more…)
My new dream car: Toyota Hilux Double Cab 3.0 D4-D January 6, 2010Posted by oktyabr in consumer, movies, opinions, other cool stuff, personal, technology, television, vehicles, video.
I sat down to watch a little TV and spotted an episode of Top Gear, one of my favorite shows, had been recorded on my DVR. It was an episode I had never seen before so I would have watched it anyway but this particular episode was absolutely EPIC!
Sony Playstation 3: My review January 6, 2010Posted by oktyabr in consumer, games, hardware, other cool stuff, personal.
We’ve lived with a Sony Playstation 3 in our house for just over a year now and I think that’s enough time that I am pretty certain about what I think Sony did right with this version… and what they got wrong!
Tutorial: How to listen to your “local” radio stations on your computer December 28, 2009Posted by oktyabr in cross platform, listen to this, other cool stuff, screenshots, tutorials.
Tags: computer, desktop, radio, slimserver
Why? I know, I can hear some of you saying right now “just turn on a fricken radio!” Well, this method has a couple of advantages… one, it doesn’t require a radio! Two, it might let you listen to more channels, with better clarity, than you will get on your typical AM/FM, even some of those “HD radio” streams! Ok, ok, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) based on where you live. But, for an example, I live south of Seattle and using this method I can listen to any of 67 “local” radio stations from my desktop, most of which I would be lucky to tune in at all on a convential radio where I live. I would be interested in hearing from you that live in more rural areas too! I’m not sure how or why the software I will detail in this tutorial works the way it does but I’m curious to know how well it works in other parts of the world too. Let me know, mkay?
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Springnote, best of Web 2.0? December 28, 2008Posted by oktyabr in other cool stuff, web 2.0.
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Recently I went in search of a way to collaborate with others in a structured, nested manner, preferably for free. After taking a look at a few possibilities I stumbled across Springnote and while I’m still not quite sure exactly when the hammer will fall (i.e., how they plan to eventually make money from it), it has quickly earned my praise and respect as possibly one of the most useful webapps of 2008! (more…)
Pidgin – Instant Messaging for the masses! February 16, 2008Posted by oktyabr in cross platform, open source, other cool stuff, software, web.
Doesn’t everyone instant message nowadays? Seems like you are offered a new protocol every time you turn the corner… sign up with a major ISP, get a new webmail account, whatever… but what about an open source, cross platform chat client that does it all? Pidgin comes pretty darn close to filling that bill!