Archive for date: May 27, 2005

How the THX sound was made…

May 27, 2005 | Music | By: Mark VandeWettering

Andy Moorer’s story on how he created the THX sound. He did it the old fashioned way: he wrote 20,000 lines of C code! Music thing: TINY MUSIC MAKERS: Pt 3: The THX Sound

MAKE: Tonepad – DIY Music Projects

May 27, 2005 | Music | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of (you guessed it) the Make Blog, check out Tonepad, a website which offers all sorts of PCB patterns for DIY music effects. Ring modulators for your Dalek project, anyone?

Seamless Data Distribution System

May 27, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Google Maps is pretty cool, but they watermark all their images which makes their satellite data a little less than entirely useful for goofing around with. That’s why I’m pleased to see the USGS has the Seamless Data Distribution System, which allows you to download high resolution imagery, maps and all sorts of other data. […]

The Problem With Government in a Nutshell

May 27, 2005 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Governor digs fixing potholes / San Jose crews destroy part of road for staged event Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger traveled to a quiet San Jose neighborhood Thursday, and — dogged by protesters — filled a pothole dug by city crews just a few hours before, as part of an attempt to dramatize his efforts to increase […]