Minimoog 2 
Thursday, March 22, 2007, 06:52 PM - Music, Personal, English
A new craze is going on: building miniature versions of analogue synthesizers...



Follow the links:
Matrixsynth
Rick Wakeman's keyboards
Barbie @ Music Thing
Synthgear (Moog Modular pdf)



Four-year prison sentence for blogger “Kareem Amer” (2007, EG) 
Friday, February 23, 2007, 10:34 AM - Personal, English


Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the four-year prison sentence imposed today by a court in Alexandria on Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman for “inciting hatred of Islam” and insulting President Hosni Mubarak in his blog, for which he used the pseudonym of “Kareem Amer.”

“This sentence is a disgrace,” the press freedom organisation said. “Almost three years ago to the day, President Mubarak promised to abolish prison sentences for press offences. Suleiman’s conviction and sentence is a message of intimidation to the rest of the Egyptian blogosphere, which had emerged in recent years as an effective bulwark against the regime’s authoritarian excesses.”

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The Mad Mystery Sound - It's a Super-Spectacular Day (1979, US, weird) 
Saturday, December 23, 2006, 11:25 PM - Music, - US, Fun, Personal
According to Wikipedia this is a multisided record. Strange name, it is only playable on one side, but it has at least seven grooves. Each groove has it's own version of the same song. They all start the same but the ends are different. Which version you hear depends on where the stylus of your turntable starts. The flexi disc was included in an American edition of Mad magazine in 1980. I digitised the seven versions of the song I could discover on this record.



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We need Rock 'n' Roll! 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 08:20 PM - Music, - NL, Personal, English
You can say that!
I mentioned in my post of Chris and Cosey that I played in the basement of Paradiso.
Some recordings are made, and you can listen to them on YouTube at your own risk.
If you think my web radio is vague, try this.



It was a 'headphone concert'. We played in the bar, but you could only hear us when you put on a headphone. Brilliant idea, most of the time I find live music in bars very annoying and too loud.

Ate M Hes was also playing with us, it's worth while watching his videos on YouTube.
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Greetings from Marseille 
Thursday, November 9, 2006, 06:52 PM - Personal, English


I have wi-fi now and then near the door of my hotel room.

No posts this week 
Sunday, November 5, 2006, 04:05 PM - Personal
I'm in Marseille now (yes, I have a live).



Next week I start off with Claude Denjean - Moog!
Thanks to Gio.

My blog system is broken 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 11:09 PM - Personal, English
Something strange happened to this Simple PHP Blog system.
I cannot choose November as entry month (???).



Have to find out what it is.
Till that time no posts.

:-(:-(

Solved half an hour later.

:-):-):-)

Luckily PHP programming is my daily job.

The error happened today: October 31.
No months were shown with less than 31 days.
So it had something to do with the algorithm to make the timestamp in scripts/sb_texteditor.php line 413:
$timestamp = mktime(0, 0, 0, $i, date('d'), date('Y'));
If date('d') is 31, an incorrect timestamp is produced when $i is 2,4,6,9 or 11.

I changed it in
$timestamp = mktime(0, 0, 0, $i, 1, date('Y'));
And now it works.

date('d') is anyway useless if you only want to make a month drop down (and so is date('Y')).

The posts will continue.
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