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Mossy creeper.

Mossy creeper.

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Tether

You are not here

We are not here

Backups Technology

These things fail.

Drives. Negatives. All of it. It expires. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to implement simpler, more efficient means to organize and backup important items. Everyone wants a houseboy. They should be exceptionally talented in the mysteries of the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500, rapidly converting their heretofore analog paper trail into an endless cloud sync’d searchable PDF. Amazon Glacial. Google+ and Picasa auto photo backup. Flickr uploader does not work well. It is slow and tedious. There is this feeling of a freight train rolling in the darkness, never stopping. Go. Get outside. Run. Try to outrun it.

Music

“When I listened to these old tapes…”

http://thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/burial_unedited-transcript

“When I listened to these old tapes, I took what these jungle MCs were telling me seriously. Rolling a tune out, I took it as a commandment about how to make a tune: roll it out, do it fast. I was into old hardcore, darkside, trying to do a properly dark record. Not this new, pumped up tech sound. I liked the old tunes, properly darkside like finding a body in a lift shaft: dank moody tunes, suburban tunes. I want to go back to that hardcore era of darkside someday, which would be rugged, film samples just pitched up and down with strings. It wasn’t just that pure monochrome thing, it was something else, it sounded like tearing through an empty building…”

http://pitchfork.com/news/53347-burial-shares-message-about-rival-dealer-ep/

“I put my heart into the new EP, I hope someone likes it. I wanted the tunes to be anti-bullying tunes that could maybe help someone to believe in themselves, to not be afraid, and to not give up, and to know that someone out there cares and is looking out for them. So it’s like an angel’s spell to protect them against the unkind people, the dark times, and the self-doubts.”

Bikes Pennsylvania

26 klicks

26km's at Belmont Plateau

*note: this track is somehow missing one section on Open Cycling Maps called “The Cul-de-sac” to the northwest of the house, after the recycling center and tunnel.  So go for it.

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Straight.

Straight.

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Yes.

Yes.

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Campari. When the chips are down.

Campari. When the chips are down.

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Bombino. Stage center.

Bombino. Stage center.

Bikes DIY Mark Metalwork Pennsylvania

Bicycle Frame Building Workshop in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is hosting a ‘build your own’ bicycle frame building workshop from Jan. 6-10th, 2014 in the evenings.  I was told I’m the first to sign up, which I find remarkable considering the low cost of entry here which includes materials and shop time for 5 evenings of hands on instruction.

Description:
Ever frustrated by riding a bike just not shaped well for you? Ever tempted to try and build your own frame, but not sure where to start? This is the class for you!
In this class, students will learn how to build their own bicycle frame from steel tubes, using lugged construction. They will learn about bicycle geometry and handling, and what configurations are typically applied to what kind of riding applications. They will learn the basics of fitting a bicycle frame to a rider, and how to set up a bicycle frame jig.
You will come out of the class with an unpainted steel roadbike frame set up for fast city riding, commuting, or touring, It will accept caliper brakes and 28.6mm threadless headset. Extras (handlebars, seat, pedals, and wheels) are totally up to you!
Class Goals:
Students will leave the class having built their own bicycle frame, fitted specifically for them (or for the person of their choice) from steel tubing. Students will learn about fabricating structures made of thin wall tubing, and about brazing techniques.
(Outside the scope of this class, but highly recommended:  build up your bike. paint your name on the side. ride it around. impress your friends.)
Prerequisites:

No previous experience required.

So yeah.  I mean, for like $700 all in including the materials, this is an insane deal.  The instructor is Paul Carson who is  an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  Go to their website and contact Jenny Walsh.
Some photos are here from a previous ‘build your own’ workshop:
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Thanks.

Thanks.

Apple Audio Audio Server Linux Mac OS X

Fixing LadioCast crashes & 10.9 SSH issues…

Had some issues when scripting LadioCast broadcasts, started to cause it to crash repeatedly.  The .plist file to delete is com.kawauso.LadioCast.plist from the Library.  Should return the application to defaults.  There was an update to the application in October, so it’s possible this error handling behavior was fixed, but uninstalls did not appear to delete the .plist.

Also, updated to 10.9 “Mavericks” on the server and pretty much all SSH functions stopped working.  Briefly got them working again, but so far it’s been a bust.  Will back update to 10.8 with a fresh re-install.   This machine was an upgrade from 10.6 to 10.8 to 10.9, so it’s possible in all of this OpenSSH failed, but regardless a lot of users have had issues with SSH and 10.9.  An alternative is to run a standalone Linux server or something like a Synology NAS.  Seemingly more reliable those.

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Blue.

Blue.

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Aquarelle edition. #latergram

Aquarelle edition. #latergram

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Southern Comfort.

Southern Comfort.

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Le Voyeur.

Le Voyeur.

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Star Slinger.

Star Slinger.

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Beau Travail.

Beau Travail.

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Tick tock 'til you don't stop Adrian. #tapesontapesontapes

Tick tock 'til you don't stop Adrian.  #tapesontapesontapes

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Value Plus.

Value Plus.