I’ve signed up for BarCampRDU.

I’m not exactly a local tech celebrity, and I don’t really do anything interesting with technology, but what the heck.

There are certainly topics I would be interested in participating in, but not that much I would consider myself an expert in. Could talk about work stuff, but *yawn* system management *yawn*.

I see Jay claimed the last open spot before the waiting list ;->

reverse image hunting

anyone know a way to use google/yahoo etc to ask “show me all the pages that link to images off of this site”?

And on that note, a pet peeve. Web forums that set the referral link to be some generic link to the top of the forum, instead of a link to the post/thread that the link appears in.

It’s been a while since I looked though you tube

Talking Heads -Life During Wartime video bootlegg 1980 Featuring Adrian Belew. Awesome.
Adrian Belew (and David Bowie) – Pretty Pink Rose video

King Crimson – Easy Money live 1973, super low quaility
King Crimson – Sleepless video
King Crimson – Elephant Talk Live on “Fridays” in 1981. Awesome. Two of my favorite guitar solos back to back.
King Crimson – thela Hun Jineet From the same show. Great version of Thela.

Merzbow – live in korea
Merzbow – Minus Zero A Merzbow video? Sure, why not.

Killing Joke – Millineum
Killing Joke – 80’s (live>
Killing Joke – Money Is Not Our God
Killing Joke – A New Day. That video is so 80’s it hurts.
Geordie (from Killing Joke) in the studio

Rush – Fly By Night. So 70’s it hurts.
(This is a good point that I’ve thought that Geordie from Killing Joke and Alex from Rush shared some stylistic elements in their guitar playing. Mostly the use of suspended chords featuring lots of open strings, and heavy tones drenched in chorus. Granted, this isn’t a great example of a Rush song like that)
Rush – After Image. A better example of my above comment.

Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles – Live

Primus – Welcome To This World over a Missy Eliot video. W.T.F
Primus – To Defy The Laws Of Tradition Ancient live version from a radio show.
Primus – Too Many Puppies

Screaming Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You on Night Music
Bootsy Collins on Night Music
(The fact that “Night Music” isnt available on DVD, but “SuperNanny” is, is proof the world is not just)

Booker T and The MG’s – Green Onions. Totally. Bad. Ass.
Sun Ra’s verison of “Pink Elephants” from Dumbo with the video synced to his version.
“Some call me Mr. Ra… others call me Mr. Ree [mystery]”.
Fretless Guitar Festival. I have a fretless guitar. I’m a geek.
Mahivishnu Orchestra On “Don Kichsners Rock Concert”
Return To Forever – The Magician. Live.
Return To Forever – Space Circus
Return To Forever – ??
Return To Forever – Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy

Dave Brubeck – Take Five

Midnight Star – No Parking On The Dance Floor Electro much?
Midnight Star – Operator
Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock
Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express. For comparions

Spent most of last week up in Westford. Talking about “work stuff”. Did manage to run into ovrclokd in the cafeteria, which was a bit unexpected.

Last day or two I’ve been messing with an internal livejournal setup we’re been experimenting with at work. Kind of an interesting diversion. But it kind of reminded me why I don’t do perl or ldap anymore. I used to, but I feel much better now.

The livejournal code is kind of interesting. Not often you get to poke around at the code used to run a huge website. Looking at the code and the lj scaling paper makes for interesting reading.

Some Processing work

Some tests of using processing.

Processing is sort of a high level graphics language that compiles into java applets.

Note: These links all contain java applets, and have been known to crash a browser or two.

Processing seems nice. It’s very high level, with a C/java style syntax. Theres a simple bare bones IDE included. I like how it calls source files “sketches”. Kind of a nice semantic touch. It’s also open source.

See processing work at


It seems that this image is being hotlinked alot. Theres at least three different bands on that use it as a page background. I suspect none of them actually play a fretless guitar like that pic features. It seems to show up on the second page of results for a google image search on “guitar fretboard”. I guess thats where people are finding it.

muffin.jpg seems to get linked from a lot of message boards as well.


grumble. One of my mediawiki installs has started getting spammed. Supposedly it’s setup to require a login to edit, but that config doesn’t seem to be taking for some reason.

On a vaguely related note, I’ve noticed that my personal Planet rss aggregator page gets all sorts of interesting hits from google. It’s kind of fascinating the things people search on. Even more fascinating how many people will go dozens of pages deep into the results. I can only assume people are using web based aggregators as an easy way to attract hits for adwords and the like.