Category Archives: Technology

Installing Debian Jessie on a PowerBook G4

It all went according to plan apart from once the installation had finished and I restarted the screen went all weird and psychedelic. This is the solution to that problem. Start up the PowerBook from your installation CD by holding … Continue reading

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Twitter

Everyone I know hates Twitter but this video proves that it’s not evil. I know he’s got an annoying voice but the point is a good one. Twitter in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo. By the way, if you … Continue reading

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Got Mac, got Wii? Play music!

Ever since mankind discovered that the Wii remote uses Bluetooth for its wireless connection nerds people have been trying to use it for doing music. There have been some PC based drum instruments and of course the performance artists over … Continue reading

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The subtle stories behind piracy

Dave Gutteridge just wrote a rather nerdy, rambling but interesting article called Windows Is Free in which he explains that the choice between Linux and Windows is effectively a choice between two free products because of the ubiquity and wide … Continue reading

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Web Hosting

When I decided to move my sites to a US based web host I felt a little guilty and slightly apprehensive. With so many friends working in new media I wanted to shop locally but there was simply no comparable … Continue reading

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Mansion

According to BBC News the experiments that will seek to identify the elusive Higgs boson using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator at Cern are “each about the size of a mansion”. How the f**k big is a mansion? … Continue reading

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Flash Recorders

I am a sound engineer by profession and so I get asked pretty frequently why on earth I’m still recording things with a titchy Sony minidisc machine rather than one of the fancy new Flash recorders. For those of you who … Continue reading

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American Ties

Everyone thinks that the US consumes too much. Even Americans think so; in conversation they frequently bring the subject up themselves, just to get it over and done with. I am currently working in a giant US art gallery, MASS … Continue reading

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Race and Music

The crazy mixed up world of racial politics is getting itself involved with music again. Usually the only time you hear people talking about race and music is during the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards and I’ve always been … Continue reading

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I Heart Yamaha

When I’m writing music I usually set up a studio somewhere around the house with whatever equipment I need. At the moment it’s in the spare room and I’m using my most rare and valuable keyboard, a Yamaha VL1. It … Continue reading

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