Monday, April 30, 2007

customize and share your own google maps

Google has added a new features to its Maps application that allows you to landmark your favorite spots. This post by, the urban travel guide, lists some public maps. I still don't see a dive bar map for San Diego...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Nine Inch Nails Year Zero CD Changes Colors

So I've been listening to the new NIN album, Year Zero. I took it out of its case this morning when I brought it over to listen to it at work. I popped the cd out of its case and noticed the CD label was black. Odd, i thought, yesterday afternoon after I got it in the mail, I could have sworn the cd label was an off white. I remember making note of that because I expected Trent, being the master of darkness that he is, to decide to print black cd labels on the new album. Sure enough the cd label is thermally sensitive, it turns white when exposed to heat. Play around with it yourself!

This is a great example of how artists can keep physical media alive. I.e., by keeping their packaging creative and turning it into a work of art. MP3's are here to stay, they may even become the primary form of music distribution, but there will always be a market for collectors, and here's where the record companies can keep their physical unit sales. Load the CD with memorabilia and turn the CD market into a collectors market.

If you are a fan of great album packaging check out compact discs by artists, Sigur Ros. These guys are artists to the core.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sex in the NYTimes

An article in the NY times discusses recent discoveries on sex and genes.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I couldn't help but post another PhD comic. Cause this is how I feel, right now!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Frontier Psychiatry

Recommended by my good friend Milan,

Monday, April 09, 2007

Seminar Bingo!

Sorry, I go to a lot of talks. I think this is the fucking funniest thing I've seen in a month!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Listen Up! A new online multiplayer music game.

My lab just came out with a new online multi-player music game called listen. It's ultimately tied to our explorations on the words people use to describe music. Check it out if you have a chance, its pretty cool.


Computer Audition Lab
University of California at San Diego

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

How to Archive your Gigantic Gmail Inbox

Monday, April 02, 2007

Google TiSP beta, get internet access through your cammode now!

Google TiSP beta, get free internet access through your commode now! April Fools!