Friday, April 28, 2006


Press power dear. Behind the screen on the right.

Press it again!

Press it for a second or so!!!

Oh for gawds sake let me do it!!!

(Leaps out of bath).

oh you're right, it doesn't seem to be working.

Shroud of iMac

Fortunately, my dead iMac might only be resting, as it may have succumbed to a common enough power supply fault. Having gone through the support wizard, and poked around inside in the approved manner, and come to naught, I've driven it down to a nearby repairer. This could be a long week ...

Update: it lives! And Flickr has gone to "Gamma". And Firefox pops another update!
All at once!


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Running stuff on my other blog

This is just a courtesy post in case you are reading this for the running training journal.

If I write any more running-related posts (and I might, since I'm getting back into it now), they shall be over on my other blog "Repulsive Monkey" (Taichi, learning Chinese, and Running). The common theme there is Getting Better at Doing Things, whereas here you have the beachcomber's art of Picking Things Up and Looking at Them.

I have worky-work-work blogs, but they are somewhere else. Go and look at the sidebar for details, or see my Suprglu page.

Friday, April 21, 2006


Interesting. Pandora is another music recommendation service (does music streaming for subscribers). They have a parameter-based approach – they call it the musical genome – in that they split apart the attributes of an artist along defined axes (The Cure, for example, is "electro, post-punk, melody-led etc"), unlike, which seems to be more about plain old correlation coefficients. Also, less social and more straight-ahead commercial. US-centric, which kills the idea of giving them money for now. Though generally pretty nice.

First seen on Vanillasky.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Bleep bloop boink

Music, genre-ified, through a Katamari-like Flash mangleiser, with added Roobard and Custard. From Auntie!