Thursday, August 23, 2007

The photo Dr. Jeff does not want you to see

Many have wondered about the Rabin Household’s IT. Some, well one anyway, says it rival’s Google in terms of innovation, scope, and capacity. While details (and ultimate purpose) are a closely guarded secret (some have suggested Skynet or the Matrix) the above photo (date unknown) was recently smuggled out. What we do know is that the operator is not Louise.

I don't know who the people are who build these websites, but their work is much enjoyed.

Welcome to Spamradio

"Serving up delicious helpings of spam to all who are hungry."

Using a complex arrangement of pipes and funnels we turn the junk mail that we receive into a streaming audio broadcast that can be enjoyed from anywhere on the Internet.

Could you ask for more?

Why does today's music sound like (not that it is) crap?

Compare the two waveforms above.

Is it merely nostalgia – and by enjoying such nostalgia are you only showing your age – or did music use to sound better? (I am not saying that the music was any better, only that it sounded better.) Well, it’s not just nostalgia – though there is a bit of that – there is reason behind the claim: compression. Here’s a good article laying out the problem:

There’s also a very good ‘multi-media’ presentation at:

You see, I am not making this all up.