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…dust collection and clamping the work down.

January 11, 2010

    I bought the $85 dust collector from Harbor Freight, and added this to my router setup. It makes a big difference to the amount of “airborne particulates” that get thrown up by this set up.         I also borrowed an adapted the technique described on the www.buildyourowncnc.com site about using […]

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Windows Live Writer

January 11, 2010

I just downloaded Windows Live Writer – this is my first post using a Windows based editing client, so far it’s been very slick, and my blog still works after the initial hook up… Which was nice.

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Little Boots laser harp video – Part III

December 26, 2009

I just got an alert that part 3 of the Little Boots laser harp video is up. I love the line “…makes Laser Harps in his bedroom…” This isn’t entirely correct as all Laser Harps are actually made in my secret underground lair, and I did move out of my Mum’s house several years ago.

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Another Laser Harp build…

December 21, 2009

Jack in the UK sent me this shot of his laser harp build running… He actually has a special version of the firmware running on his with adjusted timing (notice the 8 beams rather than 10) I also like the idea of putting the whole thing into a flight case – very neat. A great […]

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The Times review of the Little Boots gig

December 16, 2009

The Times newspaper published a review of the Little Boots gig in Leeds – “At the centre of the backdrop a giant skull gazed forebodingly over the throng. On the skittering Gothic spook-pop of Ghosts it established the requisite emotional temperature. As Hesketh shed her back shroud to reveal an all-gold outfit in the opening […]

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…examining the Eigenharp

December 10, 2009

The Eigenharp is a MIDI controller + virtual modelling synth engine developed in the UK. There’s a pretty good movie here that explains what it can do: You might need to skip the first couple of minutes to get the “meat” of the video. I posted a comment on the above clip that, in retrospect, […]

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First IPhone post…

December 9, 2009

I just downloaded the IPhone WordPress application. So here is my first posting using a tiny tiny keyboard with no tactile feedback at all. And here is the view from the office window…

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The LOLinator

December 9, 2009

My brother just sent me this… http://lolinator.com/lol/www.stephenhobley.com/blog/ It’s an old concept, but now with LOLCATs… Which was nice.

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The Man Behind the Masquerade

December 4, 2009

When I was 9 years old Kit Williams published a book called Masquerade. It was a children’s story about the Moon’s attempt to give the Sun a gift. She entrusts it to a hare with the instructions to deliver it for her, as she was unable to present it herself. Somewhere along the way the […]

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Paradox

December 3, 2009

There’s a new TV show in the UK called Paradox. It’s very similar to Flash Forward in the US. Set in Manchester, Dr Christian King is monitoring sun spot activity when he starts to receive a transmission via one of the monitoring satellites. The transmission turns out to contain a set of 8 images that […]

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