Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hieroglyphic Text editor

I am always interested in old languages like the Maya writing system or Egyptian Hieroglyphs. I've found a nice program for editing hieroglyphic text. Jsesh is a Java project from Serge Rosmorduc. Before you really can use this very handy tool you must inform yourself about hieroglyphs and the coding of hieroglyphs on a computer. The program uses the Manuel de Codage, a standard for coding hieroglyphs on computers. And ofcourse you must know something about the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system. A good source is Alan Gardiners book

Daily sketchbook #031

Tally Ho, pip pip, and your uncle George .... an english officer from WWI

Zen and the art of Ipod-docking....

.... the I-stone Sabi with USB, battery charging, audioconnector and S-video connector. Check also the I-stone Wabi here.


Very cool application here! Or must I say screensaver. I already knew seti@home, the screensaver that helps researchers to find extraterrestial life, but here a more realistic research topic:

Einstein@Home: "Einstein@Home is a program that uses your computer's idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations."

Einstein@home and Seti@home now use a new type of client: BOINC. Install instructions and how to set up can be found on the Einstein@home page. NB: If you use an ATI graphics card you must download also the -stable- beta version of the screensaver.

Filling your Ipod | Jesse van Ruller - Circles

Alluding to funk, soul, as well as a number of modern jazz styles, guitarist Jesse Van Ruller's quartet functions in a space of its own making that is outside of any familiar category. Both difficult to define and hugely enjoyable, the music features a few significant characteristics. Despite the presence of the leader's electric guitar and Sam Yahel's Hammond B-3 organ, the band maintains an essentially traditional acoustic jazz sound. Further, Van Ruller, Yahel, tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, and drummer Bill Stewart are all virtuosos who never try to show off or stand out. Although each of them is also a fine ensemble player, they nonetheless maintain a certain, individualistic distance from one another that gives the music a cerebral, somewhat detached feel.
source: AllAboutJazz
download: (Rapidshare / no pass)
Part 1
Part 2

Track Listing:
1. One
2. Circles
3. Here Comes The Sun
4. Black Dahlia
5. 33 Waltz
6. Zoab
7. Gone With The Wind
8. Secret Champ

Jesse Van Ruller-guitar
Seamus Blake-tenor sax
Sam Yahel-Hammond B-3 organ
Bill Stewart- drums

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Daily sketchbook #030

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

JustBlogIt with a simple right-click.

JustBlogIt with a simple right-click.: "JustBlogIt is a Mozilla / Firefox extension to allow easy right-click posting to a weblog. From any website your new blog post is only a right-click away."

Very cool Firefox add-on: This post is actually made with JustBlogIt ;)

Customizing | Ipod skin for Mediaplayer

Tired of your standard Windows Mediaplayer skin? Check here a cool Ipod 5th gen skin for Mediaplayer

Daily sketchbook #029

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Daily sketchbook #028