Boston Unity Roadshow

At the Unity Roadshow today in Boston going over all of the latest goodness in Unity 5 — like light bouncing and audio mixer.  The audio mixer is cool but it’s a pretty basic DAW – snapshots and blending between them.   What I’d love is a great audio sequencer / musical synthesis library.  I…

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Toys R Us R No More

Ah, just found out via Facebook that Toys R Us won’t be renewing it’s lease at the Times Square location when their lease is up next February.  It’s been about 15 years since a young grimmy (eh, not that young) helped with the programming and installation of all the fun in that place.  I wonder if the custom control system is still running Macromedia Director?

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Packt’s $5 eBonanza returns

Following the success of last year’s festive offer, Packt Publishing will be celebrating the holiday season with an even bigger $5 offer. From Thursday 18th December, every eBook and video will be available on the publisher’s website for just $5. Customers are invited to purchase as many as they like before the offer ends on…

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Something else I’ve got to play around with – I’ve been looking at Meteor for some time – it’s funny how things repeat themselves; reminds me of Ape in PHP, or just regular socket messaging — but this is a nice gem that works similarly to Meteor. The same code runs on the client and the server.

 

http://voltframework.com

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg-EtRnMz7o

http://getprismatic.com/story/1418396645378

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Found another track — this one definitely influenced from a lot of listening to Barkmarket (hence the goofy demo title).  Once again the fabulous Phil Puleo on drums (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans), me on everything else.  This being the house in Rutherford I rented on my own, I remember running the snake from the living room down to the basement where the drums were and pretty much pieced together the bass and drums of the ‘song’ as we went, and later overdubbing everything else.  My ineptitude really worked out on this one.

 

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Found this track recently while digging around backup dvds of old projects.  Not sure what this was for but I remember winging it for the most part (and there’s certainly some flubs in there).  For some reason bits of it reminds me of Coil.

 

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How a Side Project Generated $51k in 30 Days

A fantastic article that lays out the steps from inception to completion, to order fulfillment — a simple idea with fantastic results.   http://needwant.com/p/how-our-side-project-generated-51365-in-60-days/

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Captain America – The Winter Soldier: I Miss Being Cap (20 Years Later)

I’ve talked before about how a few of us created the Secret Adventures of Captain America on a rag tag budget — most being Marvel writers and artists.. for some reason (my masculine and sexy voice perhaps) I had the honor of not only creating the music and sound but being Cap himself. I was…

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Michael Jackson, Music, and Using What You Got

The King of Pop must’ve been a fantastic, musician, right? An entertainer since he was 7 who had performed for millions, recorded a slew of albums and topped the charts for years must’ve been an accomplished musician, correct? Turns out that even though he could dabble on keyboards and guitars he couldn’t read nor write…

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Bizarre: #Comcast #Xfinity Blocking Access to GoDaddy IPs?

Very strange; I couldn’t access the school lunch application I programmed for NicholasMarkets (www.nicholasmarkets.com) and I originally thought that the website was down, but now it seems that I’m unable to access the site because I’m being blocked in some manor. PING www.nicholasmarkets.com (50.62.255.95): 56 data bytes Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 Request timeout for…

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