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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Mad weekend but some craic

Just had a short weekender in Dublin and got to meet up with some of the lads. We did the whole shopping thing and even the nice dinner too! I'd have to recommend the City Bar and Grill on Kildare St as a very nice spot.

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Not much else to report at the moment, work on IMS Arcs is progressing with the next fortnight seeing some real usability testing beginning on some of service ideas. There'll be some kind of paper probably coming out of this early next year. I'd given a lecture last week to the IMedia Masters on Flash and Streaming but had forgotten to put up the link (here it is!).

A few bits and pieces that have caught my eye were a pre-print draft circulated from the Auditory List on ``The potential of the Internet for music perception research'', hacking a Chumby, the bunnie studio blog - in particular this note on SEG Electronics Market in Shenzhen, how the Linux Kernel actually works, the EnergyJoule for tracking your electricity usage, Worldchaning also has a nice summary article on ``Computers As Green Tools''. I've mentioned Concrete Crickets before, the full code has been made available by Michael Dory (Thanks Mike!) and he's also got a great post on hacking MP3 players.

2 Comments:

  • Hey Eoin,

    Thanks so much for the kind words! I'm actually finally getting around to fixing up the rest of the cricket board, making PCB's and sharing the whole kit — I'll definitely keep you posted about how it goes. I'm planning on doing much more once this whole "thesis" thing is finally over.

    Good luck with everything you're doing as well — looks like you're keeping busy with the physical computing yourself!

    By Anonymous Mike Dory, at 6:58 a.m.  

  • Hi Mike,

    You definitely deserve it as it seems you're kept really busy with work yourself with the Socialbombs at O'Reilly, the push-puller (I've ended up with two or three ideas from that, did you ever see the Firgelli range ?), and more recently the Soundbox! I wish I could keep up.

    I know what the thesis thing is like, I'm in the last legs of my PhD and it never seems to be just right. Good luck with your thesis and if you need a proof reader, let me know.

    By Blogger Eoin Brazil, at 9:57 a.m.  

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