A cowardly Lieutenant tries to cure his cold, but at what cost! A musical tale of jealousy, personal evolution, spiders and fear at pedestrian speed. And sex. And lizard people. Engage!
Gotta read that book.
Volles Haus für Kubshow 37! Sarah erzählt von Erfahrungen mit Continuity und wie es sich anfühlt eine Diktatur nachzustellen + Marian ist zurück aus (ganz) Südamerika und erzählt von der dortigen Skateszene, kaputten Inliner-Rollen und ziemlich milden Pranks + Alex vergleicht für mich die Roboterfilme Ex Machina und Nummer 5 Lebt + Ich rede viel zu viel! + Halle-News mit Limp Bizkit + Ken Nordine Rainbow +++
- Gäste: Blade Ventures, Alex
- Filme: Nummer 5 lebt, Ex Machina
- Ausgewählte Musik: Noga Erez, Girls Rituals, David Dockery
I use my Raspberry Pi to listen to the radio (all day, every day). After trying something complicated for a while, I settled on a lightweight combo of ssh, a screen session and mplayer. Which started to annoy me. And I was in the mood to procrastinate so I spend half a day making this project, putting the GPIO to good use!
- Push that button to start playing the WFMU stream!
- Optional: push the button again to stop (not recommended)
- The LED indicates keypresses and blinks when playing the stream
Mia tattoos Lisa + Giuliano talks about his band Almond Ice Director + I make a password generator band name game +++ Ich wurde von Typ mit Boombox verfolgt + Ich schaue einen erotischen Animeklassiker mit meinen Eltern +++ Percussion Collage
Inspired by the band Almond Ice Director¹ and my inability to remember this name I wrote a very simple password generator à la correct horse battery staple, and searched the passwords/band names on YouTube.
At that time Almond Ice Director had exactly one song on YouTube so I picked the search terms that yielded exactly one result³, using them as whacky bands to make a sound collage.
¹ “you can’t direct almond ice², so he’s really the director of nothing” – I’m paraphrasing Giuliano from the band.
² which is totally a big thing in Sicily
³ YMMV. I used the API via curl. Searches are probably localized & new stuff is uploaded.
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I remembered that Elite Force was build with the Q3A engine, which I have often worked with. This engine has a particularly open design, it is really easy to get to the textures – something 10 year old me would have been surprised and delighted about.
So I downloaded the demo, dug a bit, threw some imagemagick in, and here we go: Continue reading “Scraping Elite Force”
I made this video to promote our new science fiction podcast:
The sound is an outtake from our other podcast. At the moment we talk over skype, but both record an audio track. To improve the re-syncing in post production we had the glorious idea to facilitate some sort of makeshift clapperboard: we would both clap at the count of three!
Turns out, there is a substantial delay in skype connections (it must be over 300ms) that you usually don’t notice unless… you try to do something in sync. I imagine singing together over Skype is impossible?
By the way – I did notice that while superficially Skype seems to emulate a real life coversation, the delay and other audiovisual artifacts does affect the… flow of conversation: we tend to speak over each other more frequently; punchlines work differently.
For the visuals I went back… not as far as ’95 – which is where I believe the classic Windows screensaver “Starfield” originated – but I had a weird retro-inception what-the-hell-am-I-doing moment when capturing an old Windows XP virtual machine that I forced to preview a screensaver. I guess one could run the VM full screen through a CRT…
Are you a grumpy old man and as annoyed by yellow-faced fake-unicode smileys as I am? A while back I made a oneliner that puts un-replaceable, un-shortenable, un-compactible, un-improvable strings of (semi)colons and various parentheses into my clipboard to paste into comment boxes and chats.
Tired of copying and pasting that oneliner every time I’m in need of :), I just added a collection of premade special-stringy-smileys – example output, so to (technically) speak.
GitHub’s Gist editor helpfully highlights unprintable characters, including the Zero-Width Non-Joiner character I use to keep : and ) apart. And bingo, they show up as red ·s;, or, more aptly, as god damn clown noses, showing me what I am for going through all this hassle to get oldschool text-faces from the good old days – a clown. A sad clown.
But, come on, they’re super handy, so here you go, fellow grumps: :) ;) :( :D :P