Archive for date: April 6, 2005

Brad Bird on NPR

April 6, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

While driving home today, I flipped on KQED, our local NPR affiliate and heard a voice I’m rather accustomed to hearing: the director of The Incredibles, Brad Bird. I get quite a few requests about what it’s like to work at Pixar, and you could do a lot worse than hearing it from Brad’s mouth. […]

Gift for Baseball Fans

April 6, 2005 | Baseball, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I wanted to get a file with the schedule for all the major league baseball games this season, but remarkably, it seemed difficult. Sure, you can surf over to each team in the league, and by clicking through their websites, eventually get to a file with comma separated values in it, but it’s fairly tedious, […]

Why Blog?

April 6, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Over at Contentious, Amy is trying to answer the age old introspective question facing most bloggers: “Why do you blog?” I meet quite a few people who don’t understand why anyone would write a blog. To them, I mostly ask “Why do you bother talking?” Let’s be brutally honest: most of us don’t have anything […]

Preserving Player Piano Rolls

April 6, 2005 | Music | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of the MAKE blog, here’s a link to Terry Smith’s Player Piano Rebirth page. Terry takes old player piano rolls, scans them and converts them to MIDI files. He has over 2600 rolls scanned already. Wow. Very cool.

Brainwagon Radio: World Poker Tour Game, Sin City, and Acronis True Image

April 6, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host reviews a cool $20 video game, World Poker Tour by Toymax, gives his mixed (even muddled) opinion on ::google(“sin city”,”Sin City”)::, and a thumbs up for Acronis True Image disk cloning software. Still have gmail and Yahoo! 360 invites available, mail me if you want one. Additional gratuitous links: I bought the […]