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 […]

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 […]