the rhetoric of equestrian bronzes

…in which we start installing the power plant and have a few more bright ideas. Jacob and I have been getting around to installing ccHost — the server engine behind ccMixter — on the wiki site for the last two weeks, in between everything else we’ve both been doing. Slow but steady seems to be […]

just checking the barn

…in which we notice a long time has passed. Mr. Yesterday It’s been a while since I checked in, so I thought it might do to at least indicate I’m still around. I’ve been playing at other tools since December, notably FaceBook and Gimp, which have given me an outlet to publish napkin art. If […]

a gong is retired

Posted by on Dec 12, 2009 in audio, gongs, site history, wikiGong | One Comment

…in which we bid farewell to the former WNIU transmitter tower. Well, it happened just a few months after we captured it. Northern Illinois University’s Kishwaukee Hall was demolished in the early fall, and with it the old WNIU tower whose singing cables we mic’ed on July 20, 2009. Had I been less intent on […]

we are wikied

Posted by on Nov 27, 2009 in site history, wikiGong wiki | No Comments

…in which we admit to a two week obsession and release the hounds. Well, the wiki will celebrate its second week anniversary Sunday. We’ve been dumping much of our spare time into learning the MediaWiki markup language, resizing photos, and re-outlining outlines. The great thing is that it works, and from all over the world […]

the wiki is coming! the wiki is coming!

…in which we find ourselves once again about to cross over. We installed MediaWiki on the site host this past Saturday (scripts on GoDaddy made this trivial). No easy link to the wiki exist on the main page as yet because we’re too busy to set the necessary policies. Even if no one is really […]

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, […]

a satori of sorts

…in which we realize it’s more complicated than that. OK, so this morning I tried out the site from the Beta PC platform (not the Alpha Mac) and got a surprise. The video link resulted — after about 25 minutes of downloading — in video. In a frame, on a new tab, playing like it […]

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 […]