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Sun Oct 28 2001 15:52:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Well, yesterday I finished up the core hardware in the Ghetto Drum system. It's all mounted nicely in the SyQuest case, and frankly, I think it looks pretty sleek! You can find links to the Ghetto Drum page from the art, computers, and electronics categories (because I think it really fits into each). Now I just need to finish the software for it and build some decent drum pads... Oh yeah, and thanks to Nappy for the SB Live hook ups! Got it installed today and it's a definite improvement on my integrated sound card I was using before.

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Thu Oct 25 2001 11:22:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Well, apparently I forgot to post a link to my ulta sweet artsy fartsy ilab flyby animation that I made a while back. I didn't quite get it as small as I wanted, but I still like it. Check it out and get familiarized with my comfortable mess that is known worldwide as The Infiltration Lab.

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Fri Oct 19 2001 20:13:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

One word: KOMPRESSOR

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Mon Oct 15 2001 23:57:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

I write this a little before midnight, and I just feel that there aren't enough hours in a day. Work, in general, sucks because it consumes at least 1/3 of the day, sleep (now that I'm older and actually feel tired if I don't get some decent zzzzs) takes another 1/3, and eating, driving, shitting, smoking, brushing teeth and showering seem to consume the rest (you know, aside from that other milisecond spent doing mindless relaxation). My mind is filled with projects...it just seems that I can never find time to tackle them all! Arg. I should make a bulleted list somewhere.

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Wed Oct 10 2001 20:18:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Work on the dirt cheap electronic drum has started. Piezo elements are used as triggers, conditioned/amplified by an op-amp circuit, then sent to a PIC16f84 which tracks the inputs and sends the appropriate information via RS232 to a Winderz PC running a custom DirectX (8) application. Of course when more progress is made, you will be able to find schematics, pics, sounds/samples, code, etc. here.

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Thu Oct 04 2001 12:26:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Ok, the infiltration lab weblog now has an ultra elite old skewl tfile luvin ascii mode, in case you're into that kind of thing. There's a little link up in the right hand corner for future reference. If you notice it's slower than the normal mode, that's probably because the formatting was a major bitch. Anyway, I was thinking about adding a cookie mechanism to store the mode and perhaps adding additional modes in the future...but that's a project for another rainy day (which is RARE in this town).

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Thu Oct 04 2001 09:09:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

I've been ignoring my web page way too much. I guess I just haven't been in the mood to post. Perhaps this will change. My trip to San Diego to see Peter was great! While I was there, toorcon was taking place. We didn't stay for too many talks, but I made sure we got back there to check out freedom downtime...it was an excellent documentary! We had a wonderful time overall, and it made me hate coming back to Lubbock that much more....bah! I still have the VTech driving tutor/teacher toy torn apart on my desk. To my surprise, I found several reliable ways to get it into ultra hyper glitch mode...I'm going to take my time on this one though and make sure I'm not overlooking any great bends. I still can't believe I haven't found any decent pitch bends in this motha.

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Tue Sep 25 2001 17:57:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

You know how sometimes songs just seem to fit??? "After years of waiting....I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case. I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case. I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case. I'm a reasonable man, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case, get off my case" Thanks Thom.

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Mon Sep 10 2001 21:02:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

I once had interesting quips to throw in here. There was the story of the old sleeping bird on the wooden fence and tale the exploding squirrel... ...but alas, this page is CRUSHED.

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Sun Aug 26 2001 23:26:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Well, I went a week without updating anything on the web page, so I guess it's about time. I finished work on the lab rat today. I thought I was finished about a week ago, but I actually had to open it back up today to finish the output resistor stuff so it would be line-out compatible. After I got the line-out stuff working, I took some pics and made some recordings and put up a quick and dirty page for it. Links from the art section. Hmmm...now to choose which one to mod next. Shall it be the Elmo Guitar, the VTech Driver, or the Cool Keys guitary thingy? I think I'm gonna do the VTech Driver because the case is nice and big and the circuits inside are relatively complex.