July 30, 2003


I am so looking forward to this.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:46 PM


Tour de France soundtracks streaming here.

Arse, only soundbites, unlike the Dizzee Rascal album, which was the whole thing. Well anyway, so far it sounds like a Jeff Mills album, with vocoders. Good, but behind the game. but then what do you expect? They've sat on the sidelines during the most creative period ever in electronic music. Latter stuff sounds a bit more like uk electro, Begg, Tenniswood, but more laidback.

...and finish with a rerub of the classic. Which means the original 12" b-side versions are still lost in time. Maybe on the Japanese import.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:36 AM

July 29, 2003

More PSP


Oh yeah, this almost certainly the MIPS64 Sony licensed last year.

Interestingly this indicates that the one of the cores isn't acessible to the 'user' (by which I assume they mean developers). So I guess that's where the OS is going to live, like the IOP on a PS2. I suppose this might make some sense, from a DRM angle, but it does seem to be a bit of a waste of an entire processing core, especially on something as power-critical as a hand held device.

Hmm, it's not really a GameBoy is it. Too large (4.5" diagonal 16:9 screen), and several people have expressed concerns about battery life. Obviously it's not a phone, and it's probably too large to be an iPod. Besides, unless those discs are writable, how would you get music onto it anyway? A 128MB memory stick doesn't really cut the mustard, when placed next to even the smallest iPod, currently 10Gb. Wonder if it's a Palm? Although no touch screen, so unless they've got extensions for joysticks, no PDA angle. You could keep a read-only calendar and diary on it. Maybe some sort of funky dual-stick character entry.

The wireless angle is interesting though.

Really need to see the form-factor, or at least, get a stick & button count.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 08:07 PM

PSP Specs

Wow, this leaked fast! Just waiting on form factor and price now.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:04 AM

July 28, 2003

MeFi swap

So I burnt my MeFi cds yesterday, using the 36x burner in the new work machine. It makes a bizarre pattern on the disc. Actually looks charred, with significant banding, something I've never seen from 4x burners. It looks worse in real life than it does in this image.

How on earth do I stop the image flowing into the next entry?

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:33 AM

July 25, 2003

Pron dogs

Obvious or what?

"People don't tend to suspect young people of doing this. You get a young, attractive, virile 25-year-old man. Nobody's going to look at them and suspect them," says Ms Carr.

Ahh, how sweet and innocent. I've yet to meet a young man without a porn stash. The only thing that varies, is how embarrased they are about it's existence. Mind you, you can take things too far.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 09:31 AM

July 24, 2003

mmmmm tentacles

Weebl goes hentai.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:55 PM


Gallup "Approval" chart for the last 5 US presidents. Interesting to note the similarities between Reagan and Clinton, although Reagans mid 2nd term scandal seems to have affected him more. Also between the Bush's, excepting the six months after 9/11, err, 11/9, oh you know what I mean.

via Oblomovka

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:28 PM

July 23, 2003


These guys are good! Well, at least the robot is good, the cheesy DOS overlay isn't. Almost as bad as discovering that the original Terminator ran DOS.

via mattfraction

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 04:38 PM


Ha, I'm a bigger spotter than Matthew at hollowearth. Mind you, it's an easy mistake to make, early-mid 90s there was a bunch of people who thought that pretty much anything slightly out there, must be the Aphex Twin, because they'd heard something weird, and electronic, and he was the weird electronic guy.

Well, either that or he was so much of a semi-underground cult that you could gain cred in certain circles by claiming you had some sort of rare Aphex track, that was in actual fact, someone else completely. Bonus dodgy spotter points for the taking.


I can sort of see his point about Industrial though. I used to listen to it, but there was always the undercurrent of "Well this is almost what I want, but not quite". I was especially dissapointed when Ministry shifted from almost-EBM to outright heavy metal, and when I found out that the only two Coil tracks I had heard, where in fact, the only ones they'd done that I liked.

I wonder if Al Jourgenson really did urinate on Front 242?

...and I still haven't heard a Throbbing Gristle track I like. I loved Wreckers of Civilisation though.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:18 AM


Nice little article on the indie game success story here.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:47 AM

July 22, 2003

w.bloggar test

Currently testing w.bloggar blog client.

Seems to work, not sure I like the VB controls though. Too much pointless animation.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 02:58 PM

July 21, 2003


So I'm late with my MeFi swap CD. Again.

What's worse, is that I haven't even started to think about what I'm going to put on it this time. I'd love to spend some time, and do a proper mix. However it's going to have to be another selection. Hmm... I could probably put an OK one together from the stuff on my desk.

No, do it right.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:52 PM

Quake IV

Images leaked here.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 12:34 PM

July 17, 2003

Mojib Ribbon

Great pics here. Sadly the focus on japanese calligraphy is going to make this a less likely US release than Brian Lara's Cricket.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:56 AM


Interview here .

He talks about the fun he had at Glastonbury this year. "The police seemed to feel very relaxed, and they were driving Land Rovers. We found two parked up with the cops out chatting to girls on the main drag and I nearly always carry a can of paint, so I just walked up and did a random swiggle on the side of one, and then handed the can of paint to my friend who wrote 'Hash for cash' on the side of another. By the end of that night, we had done seven police vehicles with aerosol."

I'd pay money for a photo of that. I really wish we could have done Glasto this year. Tempted to organise the next trip home around it. Well either that or Sonar, hell, maybe both...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 10:41 AM

July 14, 2003

Real Life reviewed


Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:49 AM

My God! What have I done!

Now I'm actually going to have to generate some content...

I mean, why is this here? I can't really write about my work. All the people who need to know about my private life, already do. Hmm...

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:28 AM

July 13, 2003


Despite living 15 mins from the coast, this is the first time I've been to the beach this year.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 05:35 PM

July 12, 2003


This is all experimental.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:50 PM


Has been archived here.

Posted by inpHilltr8r at 06:45 PM