I’ve got so many events that I’m looking forward to, that I’ve decided to go ahead and create a custom countdown calendar. It also lets me add reminders to specific days, and sends me an email so I don’t forget. And, I figured if I was doing the work, I might as well release it. [...]
Looks like Bill Clinton has finally discovered the environment. As quoted in Grist Magazine, he told an audience “‘[T]he decisions we make or fail to make in this area may have a bigger impact on America and the world than virtually all the things that were debated’ in the recent presidential campaign, Clinton told a [...]
I don’t even know what to say about this.
Ever wonder how cryonics works? Actually, more interesting is the accompanying article, which makes the assertion that “death” is a value judgement, a continuous process, and what we call death is actually the point at which a doctor believes that the process has proceeded beyond the point at which technology can stop it.
WebMD reports that Meditation May Bolster Brain Activity. Apparently researchers took Buddhist monks who’d been meditating for decades and compared them to college students who had never meditated at all. The monks had higher gamma brain waves, associated with concentration and happiness, and when they were meditating, those levels actually surpassed any that had been [...]
Audacity is the answer to my sound editing prayers. Not only does it enable you to edit tracks, combine different tracks into a single file, and all kinds of effects, it actually removes that incredibly annoying hum that I’ve always had on recordings off the phone. (The carrier tone? Possibly.) But the best part? IT’S [...]
As I gear up to start doing audio, I’ve discovered (via a link from This American Life) Transom.org, which includes lots of information on tools and techniques for doing audio documentaries. Haven’t had a chance to go through it yet, but looking forward to it…
I hate coming up with character names, especially in SF&F. DADA’s Little Baby Namer is a fun little toy in which “Baby Names are generated by performing a Markov Chain analysis of the real baby names in our database, then spewing out statistically similar names based on this analysis. ” I like Smaleken and Malig.