February 26, 2005

What Goes On

I stumbled across a Beatles fan site called What Goes On today while reading about audio mixing and mastering techniques. Even if you're not a Beatles fan (who isn't? between early and late Beatles there's something for everyone) it's a fascinating read about the mixing/vocal/playback anomalies present in every one of their studio albums. Just reminds me that you don't have to be perfect to sound awesome. Also highlights that some people have way too much free time.

Posted by pinkerton at 3:25 PM

Double Good News

Read Josh's blog. Mozilla could not have done better.

Posted by pinkerton at 12:16 AM

February 18, 2005

Would you like RAM with that?

I'm starting to doubt my current employer's commitment to ever letting me release a product that I've worked on, so today I applied for a position at the Genius Bar at the Tyson's Corner Apple Store. That's right. I'll keep you posted.

Posted by pinkerton at 3:47 PM

February 15, 2005

Sigh. Thanks Apple.

No WWDC for me this year, Apple scheduled it for early June when I already have vacation plans. I'm really bummed. I love WWDC and getting to see everyone.

Posted by pinkerton at 11:05 PM

February 7, 2005

TrollTech Dual-Licenses Qt on Win32

Scott Collins describes in his blog how TrollTech has decided to dual-license Qt for all platforms, including Win32. This is a big day for them, and for open source.

Posted by pinkerton at 8:38 AM

Snap click!

I can't wait for my dishwasher to have a camera in it. That way when all my friends are standing around in the kitchen at a party, I can take pictures of them and remember all the good times we shared!

Posted by pinkerton at 8:19 AM

February 6, 2005

It sucks being...wrong?

Ok, I felt it only fair to re-do my post from earlier today bashing the super bowl picture quality. FOX has shown a definite improvement over the championship games and even over the quality from earlier in the day (I still hold out hope their engineers read my blog).

It looks almost on par with ESPN, which for all intents and purposes looks pretty good. It's still not *wow* like all CBS football games are, but I think that's just the difference the extra 300+ lines of resolution makes. At halftime, I'm almost willing to admit I was wrong....almost ;) The overhead cam needs a lot more bandwidth, you get FOX's infamous swimming grass there on every shot.

The commercials have been pretty weak though ;)

Posted by pinkerton at 2:23 PM

February 2, 2005

Lies, damn lies, and....

So H&R Block claims that Americans overpaid their takes by a billion dollars last year. So if you average it out, that's each person overpaying by about $3. That's right, America. The federal gov't swindled you out of $3. Better run out and pay $75 so H&R Block can save you....$3.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:47 PM