Footsteps in Berlin [Soundscape]

Discovering an underpass on a damp, cold night. The Wedding neighbourhood is unfamiliar, and i’ve just come from a mausoleum turned art gallery. Ghosts of hedonists long gone linger in the air. The city flies under the radar of the rest of the country, and lives by its own rules. For this moment, I am flying beneath the surface of all that is real, in …

Blood Panels

This morning I went to LifeLabs. They wanted to take my lipids, so I told them they can have them. The woman behind the desk calls out the name “Harvey Finkleberg”, so I go into the cubicle and start to ruminate about how awful her pronunciation of Jewish names is, or that maybe she just can’t read, which makes me more afraid that she’s handling …

Consistency Trumps All

I am on a new burst of projects, which is probably a result of regrouping after the new year’s season. One of them is writing on this blog, and the other is making YouTube videos for the Spaghetti Lab channel. Something that I haven’t really embraced in the past, which i’m really working on this time around, is working on my ability to be consistent …

You Don’t Have to be Great to Do It

Watching the Olympics with mom, she reminisces about how she used to figure skate. I asked her if she was any good, and she said honestly, “no”. It was what she followed up with which made for the sage advice though. “You don’t have to be good at something to do it”. I think this is really good for adults in particular to keep in …

Take a Mega Breath

Sometimes just three deep breaths is all you need to reset yourself. I also like to take one mega breath. The way it works is as follows: You breath in, and try to think of anything that is worrying you at the moment, all the stressors of life… and then get rid of everything on the big exhale. Try it, and your state should improve …

The Women of Atari

There’s a great article on the workplace environment over at Atari in the 1970s. None of it should be surprising to you, but there is some debate as to whether or not the founder, Nolan Bushnell, should still be celebrated in a positive light. Read Sex, Pong and Pioneers – What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There

Audible Conversions – Sound Art Performance Using Wind Sensor

Performed at NAISA’s TransX Symposium in 2015. This performance uses an anemometer used for measuring wind speed (running on Raspberry Pi), which then in turn changes the station on a radio (a simple arduino motor). The sounds are further processed by the performer. Performance by Elliott Fienberg Anemometer provided by The Patching Zone in Rotterdam Videography by Stefan Rose Sound Spatialization by Darren Copeland and …

Laser Vend: The Original App Store

In the 1990s, one of the best uses for the computer was to play games, and specifically there was a whole world of “shareware”. They were basically demo versions of a larger game, and usually it was fairly simple in scope. An example of one such game would be Doom, the original first-person-shooter. You might get the first few levels of the game in its …

The Best Way to Build Your Own Website in 2018

For many years I didn’t touch websites with a ten foot pole. I find them frustrating to build and manage, and my job at the time didn’t require that I build sites from scratch. So I picked up some more useful skills instead, like learning about email marketing, and more recently I have been learning about paid advertising with facebook ads and google adwords. However, …

In Praise of Audiobooks

I spent many years shunning the practise of listening to books on tape. I associated them with people who are too lazy to read. Lately I changed my tune on this issue. They are a great way to take in a book while on-the-go. Plus I can always go back and re-read the book in text form later on if I so desire. As a …