Oh my

Mar 26, 2008

“The fact that you can use Control-click to open URLs in Gnome Terminal is not very discoverable.”

dgh, I think you might have revolutionalarised my life!

Self-knitting lamp

Mar 25, 2008

I’m not that bothered about lamps in general, but lamps that can knit themselves are quite good:

How Not To Benchmark

Mar 24, 2008

No, I’m afraid it’s not sensible to attempt to benchmark OS performance by running it as a VM. Please don’t (unless you’re damn sure what you’re doing).

Armageddon Technik

Mar 23, 2008

This video will most likely give you terrifying nightmares, but at least they’ll be really cool nightmares.

Fujiya & Miyagi

Mar 20, 2008

For some reason only just now getting around to listening to Fujiya & Miyagi album, though I’ve got a couple of their 10"s. They’re on Tirk, which obviously means they’re great by default. If you like LCD Soundsystem or !!!, or whatever, and that, go get the album. I liked it so much I bought it twice. Admittedly by accident, but still.

New Portishead video.

Mar 19, 2008

New Portishead video: Machine Gun. Sounds like a ghost DJing dubstep.


Mar 19, 2008

My musical inbox is getting a little out of hand:

The pile of CDs in the background is especially daunting.

How To Create A Running Gag

Mar 18, 2008

How To Create A Running Gag, courtesy of one of the few webcomics I like,
Basic Instructions. I feel like I know the characters in it personally.

When Things Explode

Mar 18, 2008

When Things Explode is a new site about Manchester music, although it’s currently only a blog.
Looks like it’ll be good.

And I'm lost in confusion...

Mar 17, 2008

I’ve moved my blog to blogspot.com, so I can add pictures and the like without having to bugger about too much as I did on Advogato.

Just back from the US. Somehow I spent 3 weeks there last time without noticing my hotel was practically next to Rasputin Music. Anyway, I finally did this time on Saturday morning and thankfully had time to do some shopping. At the exchange rate, the 2-disc 12" of Underworld’s Jumbo was a particularly good buy, though I was most excited over this:

That’s the 12" of Trash. Yes, I went all the way to the US to get a record by a local Manchester band. I missed it first time around, and they’re all bought up over here, so I think that’s why I didn’t own it yet. But it’s a great tune.