Archive for December, 2006

Blue screen fixed, darn

Friday, December 29th, 2006

It seems that every piece of windows software that you install these days adds some new crap to your startup. WindowsXP is slow enough to start! I found a nice little utility for discovering the set of tasks/services at startup, finding information on them, and turning them off. I also tweaked the set of Windows [...]

Generative Art Conference, Last Day

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I guess a good measure of the fun of the conference is that I’ve not had a chance to post until now, the end of the conference. I presented my paper yesteday, which was very well received. A miracle, considering how sick I felt. I was out for a few drinks the night before, really [...]

Generative Art Conference, Day 0

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Tonight was registration and reception, hence day “0″. Tomorrow is the start to presentations. The conference is extremely inclusive, which as its grown, is turning out to be a problem in that with all the presenters who were accepted its left us each with 15 minutes each to present, which is not really a lot [...]

I miss London!

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Wow, its just so energizing being back in London. I am staying at a hotel near to where I used to live. Coming up the Camden tube 8am Saturday morning I could smell the fried onions from the previous evening’s hotdog vending fest that fills the bellies of drunk Camden party go’ers every night. It [...]

Milan da’ling, Milan…

Friday, December 8th, 2006

I am off to Milan for the generative art conference to present my paper ArpEgg: a Rewriting Grammar for Complex Arpeggios! I’ll be in London before and after the conference. Why? Because I was just in Milan in the spring and I am so sick of Milan. OK not really, teehee, its just that flights [...]

Pics posted

Monday, December 4th, 2006

As I now have gallery setup on this site, I’ve posted a whack of pictures from Patti and I in Italy and Greece in the spring. The link to the gallery is on the right (“Shared Gallery”), or you can go directly to the albums for Italy and Greece (guest login is “friends”, password is [...]

All this great free stuff!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

This site now has a blog, photo gallery, behind the scenes its running a database, I have a cvs repository set up … and all this software is free. Amazing! And the quality is not bad too, considering. OK the usability is somewhat poor, with Gallery being the most mindboggling to initially setup, but then [...]