Archive for February, 2003

at precisely midnight moments ago…

on Monday, February 24th, 2003 ... ob: geek + pre 2005

At precisely midnight moments ago, this sequence of numbers was boradcast over 90.3 kexp in four number blocks seperated by approximately one second pauses:

0096 0056 2251 2110 8105 0096 2251 2110 8105 0096 2251 2110 8105 0096 2251 2110 8105 0096 2251 2110 8105

unsurprisingly, google manages to turn up a few odd results. Though, according to the playlist — it is apparently The Conet Project – Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations, track described as – ‘Nines and Zeroes’. A collection of numbers recordings from places like kansas.

thelocust.org was kind enough to provide a pdf of the project booklet for a nice overview. Though, for how web conscious the source record label, Irdial recordings, claims to be on the bbc, their old site appears dead or moved with no apparent replacement. 2008: thisyab updates: Find the pdf booklet and further irdial information on good ‘ol hyperreal. discogs.com and kompaktkiste.de have the most direct additional information available. I’ll be looking further and finding some copies.

As a pleasant aside, that whole process turned me on to geourl.org. I’ve not been alone in talking for a while now about the exciting possibilities arriving with the combination of highly portable cameras, bandwidth, and gps units allowing individuals to index the nearest and newest images while literally walking around downtown. The key to the power of these ideas is quick, accurate, and dynamic indexing by geographic location. I’ll be back to explore this orbit of the web shortly.

william gibson was wonderful to…

on Sunday, February 9th, 2003 ... ob: pre 2005

William Gibson was wonderful to hear in person. Among his responses during the q+a, he mentioned his character development process beginning with a typographic name in many cases. I encourage those later on the tour to pursue the line of questioning further.

I won tickets on expansions tonight (excellent once again) for the Thursday badHUMAN Tour at Chop Suey! We were just debating whether to head out for it or not… right on! ;). Thanks kid hops.

my thoughts dreams and thanks…

on Saturday, February 1st, 2003 ... ob: pre 2005

My thoughts, dreams, and thanks go out to all those who have dedicated their lives to space programs around the world.