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Archive for January, 2013

Month: January 2013

Or, to put it another way, Yaw Views Nubs Die Hit. Have you ever put your hands on the keyboard and started typing, then discovered that your fingers were sitting on the wrong keys? If you’re a touch typist, probably — and for a moment it feels like the CIA has taken over your hands. […]

Month: January 2013

I’ve continued to tinker with automatic song generation since I posted Nickelmatic as I had a nagging sense that it was shooting fish in a barrel. The project I was intending to follow it suddenly started behaving frighteningly like Scott Walker when I was expecting Gordon Lightfoot — hey, you never know what direction these […]

Month: January 2013

An acquaintance who shall remain nameless has actually admitted to liking Nickelback. Now, I’ll concede that mocking this band has become a populist move and I’d rather ride a bike than take a bandwagon — but as this famous video shows there is something worth targeting here: manufactured, bland, cookie-cutter production masquerading as anything expressive. […]

Month: January 2013

Welcome to the new Cassettepunk. I’ve reluctantly replaced an earlier version of it that was conceptually beautiful — it was written in C for the 6502 processor and ran using a Javascript-based Commodore 64 emulator, thus making it the only web site ever to believe that it’s a C64 — but was just too awkward. […]