Monthly Archives: November 2009

My latest muzak purchases

<div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium;"><div style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div><p><img src="http://www.dancetracksdigital.com/img.php?i=44488&amp;s=0" height="200" alt="" width="200" /> <img src="http://www.dancetracksdigital.com/img.php?i=50590&amp;s=0" height="200" alt="" width="200" /></p><ol><li> Blasta: <a href="http://www.dancetracksdigital.com/search/release.php?release_id=51871">The Incredible Adventures of Kenzolika and Quetzalcoatl Among the Air Castles</a>. Lush dubstep and dub house.</li><li>Blu Mar Ten: <a href="http://www.dancetracksdigital.com/search/release.php?release_id=57936">Natural History</a>. Melodic drum&amp;bass, with top-notch production.</li> </ol></div></div></div>

Max for Live

<div style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: medium;"><div style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); padding-top: 5px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div><p>The long-awaited Max for Live product is <a href="http://www.ableton.com/nl465-maxforlive">finally here</a>. It embeds Max/MSP, the musical programming environment into Ableton Live 8, so you can create new instruments, effects, and user interactions.</p> <img title="device_patching.png" src="http://cdn1.ableton.com/resource/be7b6dff0a51c43768ded23e0b2061fc/device_patching.png" height="388" alt="Max for Live" width="420" /><p>Dang, now I have to spend more money.  And upgrade my computer.</p> </div></div></div>

It themes appalling

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Is it just me, or are 99% of the the Chrome themes downright gaudy without being tasteful? Sure, the artwork can be just dandy on its own, but having a face full of bright, stupid pattern when I want to browse or, god forbid, actually concentrate on reading something on the web is madness. With some of them you can’t even read the text over the top. Have these people learnt nothing about productivity? Don’t they ever suspect that less is more?