Now I have the He-Man intro speech stuck in my head. Thanks, Dan.
- The Guitar Zeros are a band that plays rock music using
Guitar Hero controllers hooked up to a synth instead of
guitars. Which kind of adds a new layer to the whole "why don't you learn
to play a real instrument instead?" question.
- For $250, you can get a tiny Linux-based computer called the Zonbox.
It would be a great live musical tool--if it didn't run Linux, which is
just not a viable audio platform as far as I'm concerned, for a variety of
reasons: poor driver support for pro-level interfaces, limited plugin
variety, almost no MIDI support, and an audio infrastructure that's a
usability nightmare. Maybe in a few more years, but I have my doubts.
- Slate asked several award-winning writers what font they prefer. Most of
them say Courier New, because they either learned on typewriters or wanted
to learn on typewriters. Luckily, nobody says Comic Sans. I write
everything in Notepad, personally, and so the font is usually either
Lucida Console or Tahoma, but I specifically write in Notepad so that I
won't have any options to distract me. When I work on this site, it's all
in a terminal window, so I guess that's Courier. How about you?
- You can hear one of the IFC podcasts that I edited on the World
Bank's Private Sector Development blog, here.
I think it's the one that the interviewer conducted over Skype, so the
audio quality is not fantastic.