The latest result of my sound visualization project. Run on pronunciation examples from a learn-english web site. This sound sample has turned out to be a useful benchmark for testing, and it shows off the range of colors nicely too.
Then I wondered how much of earth's land had land also on its opposite side. Little did I know, the whole problem (and answer) can be expressed in a single, simple picture.
Some reasonable sounding music subscription streaming service returns to the market, since Yahoo Music Unlimited's tragic demise. That, and it's not conducted by devil's spawn. (Best Buy acquiring Napster is also news to me.)
Readers who know more than me - is the comparison to last.fm and pandora a fair comparison here? I want thoughts on this. (Also, I haven't seen if this works from Japan yet, but that's just temporary anyway.)
As some of you know, I grew up in a house with a herding dog - from the day be brought her home, she tried to herd the cats, and she'd frequently direct our childhood friends into the basement. At soccer games, she'd occasionally try to herd the linesmen on to the field where the rest of the flock was.
So, for the last 2 days at work I have listened to nothing but the podcast from youlooknicetoday.com/ . And it's done something like hit a reset switch for my sense of humor. My emails have gotten funnier. I laugh more. People stop by my desk and tell me that my latest mistake caused the housing crisis to escalate to the point where my church has become a roaming tent-like tabernacle, and I just can't stop giggling. This podcast is 3 guys telling anecdotes and lies to each other. Give them 30 minutes.
I've been reading a book called "Outliers", and now when I see things like the above, I now wonder what preceding sociological phenomena brought them about. (Like, someone will realize the seed was planted when they all started playing with Strawberry Shortcake.)