I was driving to work today and along Crown St saw in big letters on a pole poster saying: JAMES BROWN. It listed support acts Professor Groove and Doug Williams. I got excited. I’m now not excited. It turned out to be a James Brown Tribute night with Professor Groove and Doug Willams. Bah! Hate it when I get my hopes up like that. π‘
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for 2004 is out, and so are the hats. Looks like there some more restuarants to add to my todo list. harbourkitchen&bar is coming up for my first year wedding anniversary, so that’s one I can strike off the list. Time to start hammering the Entertainment Book.
|Restaurant of the Year: Rockpool
Best New Restaurant: Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Best Country Restaurant: Selkirks, OrangeMetropolitan
Aria *down one hat
Restaurant *down one hat
Catalina Rose Bay
Certo Ristorante Cottage Point Inn
East Ocean *new
Kam Fook Chatswood
Ocean King House Pavilion on the Park
Sailors Thai Canteen
Shun Tak Seafood
Three Clicks West *new
Zenith on Booth *new
Don’t forget ye scurrvy dog that this Friday September 19th be “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. If you need help, you can polish up on your pirate vocabulary or get your sentences translated. For more Talk Like A Pirate Day info, there’s also the The Official British Headquarters for International Talk Like A Pirate Day as well. They also have provided a poster to alert your co-workers to the precense of pirates in the area.
Why? To someone in school now, that may seem an odd question to ask. The mere fact is so overwhelming that it may seem strange to imagine that it could be any other way. But it could. Being smart doesn’t make you an outcast in elementary school. Nor does it harm you in the real world. Nor, as far as I can tell, is the problem so bad in most other countries. But in a typical American secondary school, being smart is likely to make your life difficult. Why?
*sigh* My MAME collection is still sitting back at 0.71, and I haven’t had a chance to get all the updates of 0.72 and 0.73. One day. Looks like 0.74 is more of a minor update/bugfix from 0.73. According to MAME.dk the following has been added:
- Apocaljpse Now
- Bang! (japan)
- Dancing Eyes (DC1/VER.A)
- Hangly-Man (set 3)
- Quiz & Variety Sukusuku Inufuku (Japan)
- MegaTech: Afterburner
- MegaTech: The Revenge Of Shinobi
- MegaTech: Shinobi
- Kosodate Quiz My Angel 3 (KQT1/VER.A)
- Natsuiro Mahjong (Japan)
- Ojanko Club (Japan)
- Miyasu Nonki no Quiz 18-Kin
- Super-X (NTC)
- Super-X (Mitchell)
I’ll have to find the original source of this. A friend sent this on:
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.
Wow! I think I just found my ultimate MIDI controller. It has 24 buttons, 8 knobs, 8 encoders and 8 sliders, a 2 octave semi-weighted keyboard, pitch bend joystick and plugs in via USB. All I need now is a decent laptop of my own and I’ll have a nice portable studio.
Looks like it weighs in at £299.00/418,61, so I guess I’ll have to save up my money for a bit longer than I thought. π
This weekend at tech-ni-kal are hosting former DJ Godfather cohort DJ Assault. September 19th (the week after) they’ve got Speedy J, then at the start of October they’ve got legendary Detroit Dj/Producer Kevin Saunderson of KMS fame. Bloody hell!
Also coming up is the Deep Space hosted night at Bar Europa in the City, Jupiter Jazz. More laid back styles than the usual Deep Space parties. It’ll be a nice selection of house and deeper techno. DJs on the night are Colour, James Bond, Patrick HAF, Phil Chan, RZ-1, Sleepy and XXX. And its free! Oh, its on Saturday the 4th October by the way.
Get on down…. its Stealth Disco!!!
There’s been some murmuring around the web about an upcoming MPC, the MPC1000! Apparently it was uploaded to the Akai Pro website too early. The release date is set for September 16, so mark your calendar! An MPC I can finally afford! π
Here’s the teaser flash animation from the Akai Pro site as well.
pam_usb is a PAM module which allows authentication through a USB storage device such as USB memory sticks/key/whatever you want to call them. It used DSA private/public keys for authentication. Once your USB storage device is setup and your pam.d directory is updated, you just plug in your usb storage device when you login, and the module checks against the public key on the host and your private key on the USB storage device. Nice. π
I’ve finally moved this weblog off gompa.dorja.com over to the main www.dorja.com server. Mega, mega, mega thanks to Troy for putting up with me on his servers!! π
There’s been a bit of coverage on the new Technics SLDZ1200 digital turntables. It plays CD’s and SD-Card. Apparently it is going to be released this weekend:
Technics are set to exclusively unvale the new CD DJ turntable at this years Plasa Show. The SL-DZ1200 is based on the Technics SL1210 turntable motor . The big unvaling will be at 3pm on DJ Sunday (September 7th). In addition they are set to showcase a new 4 channel mixer, with the same look as the SL-DZ1200 Plasa is on from Sunday 7th – Wednesday 10th September.
For more info – www.plasashow.com
Some guy has figured out how to modify the Technics SL-1200M3D to have adjustable pitch ranges.
I got forwarded this open letter:
It greatly saddens me that there are individual/s in our small Sydney techno scene that are playing us all out.
These individual/s pretend to be concerned about our scene, trying to bring the various crews together to make one big, happy community.
Shit will come back and bite them on the ass.
But in reality, the only concern they have is for themselves and how they can advance their own careers by trading off gigs for gigs, payola maybe?
It’s bad enough that our scene is so small and fragile, so when these player haters put their own ego above the good of all, it lets us all down.
Zealous or Egotistical? Make your own decision.
11. Killing the pop-up
10. Hoping the webcam is off
9. Recalibrating the joystick
8. Reallocating the DNA
7. Inserting a card into the HAND bus
6. Banging the space bar
5. Performing diagnostics on the hard drive
4. Commanding the prompt
3. Meeting Mr. Stickykeys
2. Cleaning the lightsaber
1. Lefthanded mousing
Over at iwethey.org, they have setup a SCO vs IBM TWiki. Lots and lots of information to browse through. Also of interest is the We Love the SCO Information Minister website. It has in chronological order, a whole swag of quotes from Darl McBride over the course over the previous year or so on the subject of Linux.