Month: September 2007

Tuning Up The Drawing Algorithm

The turn amounts are now randomized and the tolerance for deviation from the path is lower.
Posted in Generative Art, Projects

Back On Debian

I've switched back to Debian.
Posted in Generative Art, Projects

links for 2007-09-22

Push the Third Button Twice: Creative Commons Sued"I wonder, is this going to be a landmark trial case for CC? To see how bulletproof the licenses really are? Hmm..." Yes. But no pro-NC propaganda from this case please...(tags: NC creative-commons lawsuit)EFF: DeepLinks"In the United Kingdom, two prominent blogs went dark this week after publishing accusations…
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Thought For The Day

As well as being Free, Loca Records are producers of particularly wonderful music.I wish they would hurry up and release their next album: "Pirate This Music!".I have money. I have brown paper bags. Non-sequential notes could be arranged.Click here: Loca RecordsBuy some of their other records while you're waiting. "Affectivity" by Meme is transcendently wonderful.Technorati…
Posted in Free Culture, Personal

Indexical Environment

In 1994 I was living in a student house with a psychopath. One of the other people resisting this suggested we go and see "The Lion King" at the cinema and I said yes.My favourite song from a cartoon that John Kricfalusi will never convince me is not excellent was "Can You Feel The Love…
Posted in Aesthetics, Personal, Satire

defconstant, defparameter

defparamterer seems to be better than defconstant for lists in Common Lisp. defconstant causes an error on recompiling, defparameter redefines the value properly.I wish I knew why this is. :-)Technorati Tags: lisp
Posted in Generative Art

links for 2007-09-19

Systems Art - Now They Are Surrounded: ReconfiguredConference with contributions and art from Art & Language.(tags: art-and-language conference)Starship StormtroopersMichael Moorcock takes Science Fiction's favourites to task for their paternalism and conservatism.(tags: moorcock scifi critique anarchism)Algorithms | Business by numbers |"Consumers and companies increasingly depend on a hidden mathematical world"(tags: business-model algorithmic mathematics)Timepedia: Knowledge extraction…
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links for 2007-09-17

Free CD Promotion"we've burned 100 CDs with mp3 from our debut EP, the All On C Ep, and we're stapling / taping to them poles throughout the city"(tags: brilliant promotion CD BY-SA free-culture)
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links for 2007-09-15

New iPods reengineered to block synching with Linux - Boing Boing"The latest iPods have a cryptographic "checksum" in their song databases that prevents third-party applications from synching with the portable music players."(tags: ip-maximalism ipod drm ffs)
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links for 2007-09-14

Groklaw - SCO Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy"The SCO Group Files Chapter 11"(tags: hahaha SCO DIAF)The Joneses have left the building… « Where are the Joneses?"Well, the search is on hold for now. At least until either a) Michael is located or b) we can recruit someone else to help (any offers gratefully received)."(tags: where-are-the-joneses)Ghost…
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