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    This blog now seems to be officially shuttered for the summer. ‘Cause it’s sunny out. Elsewhere, though, there’s this: Metadata, Mark II, an overview of some nifty metadata technologies. Update, 2008:…

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    ProgressQuest blithely offers the users the transcendental visuals of a DOS disk defrag utility, combined with the clichéd narrative of fantasy RPGs. It’s most definitely freeware. So why waste CPU cycles…

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    Rob Swigart’s ’Portal: A Dataspace Retrieval’, originally published as an ‘interactive novel’ back in ’86, has been migrated to the web, complete with Commodore-era graphics. I’m also fond of the (subsequent)…

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    Word of the day is ‘quincunx’, the pattern of five on a six-sided die. A quincunx can also refer to a crude probability-modeling device (animated here), a simple rolling ball that…

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    “I dreamt music” : Yamaha CS80’s and late ‘70’s analog / voltage-controlled synths, to be precise… While Vangelis’ textured soundscape to Blade Runner has long been recognized as a groundbreaking electronic…

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    Meet Audrey: a conglomeration of the command line and the curvaceous, the ubercute and the Unix-y. And while ’Audrey Hacking’ may sound like ‘her’ full name, it’s actually the definitive guide…