Category: Technology

  • Some fun Youtube Video mashups from InstantMashup.com

    Monkey Taunts Tigers and Spiderman Theme – Instant Mashup Generator Dalai Lama Interview and Mcferrin Don’t Worry Be Happy – Instant Mashup Generator

  • Waking Up

    In my favorite book, On Photography (1977), Susan Sontag changed how I think about photography, and reality, forever. A photograph is a freeze-frame, a thin discrete slice isolated and preserved out of continuous, relentless time. For me, photographs of people carry an inescapable sadness about them. This is because the real person will continue aging […]

  • Advice on Home Recording of an Acoustic Piano

    Here’s a question and answer about home piano recording from a friend on Youtube, which I thought might be useful to others. Question: Hey Geoff How are you doing? Hope all is well in your part of the world. Things here are good! I am writing to ask your advice on something – if you […]

  • My Contact Lens Eye Redness Problems solved!!

    For the last 3 years I have been wearing contact lenses instead of glasses. I love them, as I found that glasses don’t look very good on me – and people now remark that I have beautiful eyes. Thanks people! But in the last 9 months I have had chronic redness in one of my […]

  • Idea / Invention: Music recordings that sound different on each play

    I had a neat idea as I was driving to a gig. I get really fed up with the recordings (stack of cd’s) in my car as I’ve listened to them so many times, and every time I listen to them, they are the same! I thought, why not make a recording that sounds different […]

  • The power of “repeat”

    One thing I really love about digital media, and media in general, is the power to repeat. Jazz musicians learn the language of jazz by repeated listening and transcribing of recordings. Writers learn from closely re-reading books, poems, or articles. Video editors and filmmakers learn from closely analyzing and re-watching TV commercials, short films, or […]

  • TonyFrog – Orchestral music video about a green stuffed animal frog

    I tried out my new video camera (a Panasonic AG-DVX100A) and filmed my stuffed animal frog which I bought at the Daiso Japanese dollar store in Richmond, BC, Canada. The very same evening, I christened my green friend with the name of TonyFrog. So here is TonyFrog’s debut performance on video. The rather “epic” classical […]

  • Idea for a film – Robo Robert

    I am currently writing a short film (under 10 minutes). Meet Robo Robert. He’s an eccentric fellow who loves a good chip and defrag. Suprisingly well connected, RR plays chess, goes for walks, and even takes care of the mouse. Robo’s life is simple, but something is missing. Something electric. One day, RR goes to […]

  • Introducing the iRack from Apple – MADtv (Video)

    Mad TV is one of my favorite comedy TV shows. They are not afraid to explore touchy subjects such as racism, politics, class divisions, and commercialism, and they do it in an hilarious and smart way. Here is a sketch where Apple’s Steve Jobs introduces their latest product, the iRack. It is a funny and […]

  • One Mouse Button or Two – Mac design philosophy

    I feel like writing down a few thoughts about Macs. So here goes: I used to think that Macintosh computers were “dumbed down” because they only have one mouse button. (Well admittedly, you can use a PC mouse with a Mac if you want to use a second button). I remember the days of 386’s […]