Monday, January 28, 2008

It's time to get Lost!

I'm between assignments at the moment. I've been home for two and a half weeks, and I'm still waiting on my next assignment. Hopefully, within the next week and certainly no more than two and I'll have something.

On a positive note, season 4 of LOST is airing this Thursday, woo hoo! They are airing the season 3 last episode plus some extras on Wednesday evening.

Their website is full of teasers and extras, too. Now, go get Lost! LOL!

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Audacity

So I've discovered a music editing program called Audacity the other day. It's really cool. I searched for one because I have purchased a book "The Everything Learning Russian Book", and with it came a CD to accompany some of the exercises in the text. One of the tracks was the Russian alphabet included. The speaker went from one letter to the next in fairly rapid succession. With Audicity you can import that track or file and analyze it. You can delay parts in the track or you can cut them out or repeat them. Totally Cool! Now I hear the Russian alphabet letter 5 times before it goes to the next letter, all in the same file. That is Cool! Depending on my success at learning Russian, I intend to tackle Japanese, as well. Just not looking forward to the Kanji. That just screams intimidation.

If you've ever watched Carl Sagan's Cosmos series, then your somewhat familiar with Vangelis's Musical Score for the films. It usually appeared as the show was beginning and ending. Very smooth and haunting feel to it. Vangelis's whole version has a lot of extra music to accompany that. So I took the whole track and imported it to Audacity. I cut the extra music out and repeated just one 3 minute and 30 second section. That's where the real goods are anyway, in my opinion.

Ahh.... I feel like I'm floating out there in the non-Earth Cosmos.
I suppose it could be a combination of the two beers and Ambien I had.
All, Well; Good night or Good day.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bionic Eye Contact

Source: Science Daily

An important step in overlaying visual graphics over the physical world has been made. Scientists have created a contact lens with embedded circuitry and an LED. The prototype lens was not a corrective lens but that won't be a problem. I've never been able to wear contact lenses, but I think I would give it another shot to be able to surf the Net with a contact lens.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


I slept nearly all day. I hope that's not any indication of what all of 2008 will be.

I worked all Sunday night and decided to stay up all day Monday so I could go to bed early and get up early on Tuesday. You know, to write my new years resolutions, etc. And possibly begin the attack on my volumous projects. I woke first around 8 am and set the snooze for 90 minutes. Hit the snooze again, then finally ignored it altogether. Woke up at 3:30 pm but was inthused in a myriad of dreams. Finally woke up around 6pm. Been up since, but guess I'll take an ambien (sleep med) so I won't be up all night. Got things to do in morning.

Here's to waking up.

Happy New Year