the GGB turns seventy five

…in which history repeats itself…. Couldn’t let the day go by without noting the event, though thousands of others have marked it already. A few of my favorites: Golden Gate Bridge Opening May 27, 1937 Pedestrian Walk Golden Gate Bridge Under Construction Golden Gate Opus with the Marin Symphony The SF Chronicle’s take

confessions of a project junkie

…in which I admit to beating around the bush. To the end, I will insist all this hemming and hawing may lead to meaningful accomplishment. Over the course of two weekends, I’ve managed to hammer the wikiGong site into a slightly more approachable—or at least more familiar?—form. A few things are starting to work as […]

a little more content

…in which we put some more stuff out there. Just uploaded some more files, more for amusement than anything. The first composition based entirely on Assay content is here, plus some older materials for your listening pleasure. Look out, they’re large files.

at last, a little fun

…in which we lose our YouTube virginity. Thanks, Robin! Let’s see if that works…. We’ve replaced the old video embed with a YouTube player and playlist. You’ll note the video had to be re-edited to get down to under-ten-minute segments, so there’s a break between the two sections that hopefully won’t be too annoying. Well, […]

broken QuickTime

…in which the video doesn’t work any more. Well, I’m not sure whether it’s me or file sizes or what, but now that we’ve got GGB Assay #2 published — yay! — the movie isn’t functioning — ack!. In fact, it’s been suggested by new visitors that it stopped working a couple of weeks ago. […]

the second bridge walk

…in which we explore the Marin end and our new contact mic. Well, it happened! Sunday, Jake Dickinson and I spent four hours walking the bridge again, putting the Schertler mic to the test and shooting beaucoup rolls of Fuji 400 color print film. The weather cooperated nicely, starting with a gently clearing mist that […]

preparing for the next assay

…in which we consider scrubbing the upcoming mission for health reasons. Well, it’s time for the next assay of the Golden Gate Bridge. The crew this time out will be Jacob J. L. “Jake” Dickinson on still photography, documentation, and personal protection with Dave Ayer once again over-focused on audio sampling. The weather forecast looks […]

fixing links and pondering wiki

…in which we discover some cc links pointing to null pages. How embarrassing. The link “David Ayer” in the gongs cc attribution actually pointed to nothing at all. So much for suavely pointing recursively back to the site. And it happened twice! This upload should fix it for now. And it appears the tools required […]

checkin’ in

…in which we spend our time upgrading tools rather than our content. Well, it’s been a month of web stats and we remain a sleepy little site, a largely undiscovered country. After downloading a few web tools, including Google’s, and submitting sitemaps for crawling, we can see that we’re…well, crawled, but hardly popular. That’s OK. […]

another day, more wonderfulness

…in which the mail does not come. Well, it turns out the contact form edits yesterday were a trifle ham-handed, so if you emailed today — that would be 2009-July-28 — well, it probably got lost. All my fault. Try again if your patience allows…. And we will repost the GG bridge assay #1 one […]