Yes, I tried blogging a long time ago and now I’m back. Hello first person perspective, it’s been a while.
So now I think I’ll start a new blog and also keep this one ticking over, just so I can link between them both to make it look more exciting.
Tags: günther kalbitzer, painting
Günther Kalbitzer paints and draws. Very well.
You can see for yourself on Flickr.
Rolling Stone today may be the bloated corpse of rock you won’t even poke with a stick in case you puncture it and accidentally catch a whiff of the fetid gases trapped inside, but once upon a time it paid for some great writing.
But rock journalism, as Frank Zappa said, could be seen as “…people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”
And as with any literary criticism, good writing is good writing. Just because you’re writing about something great (or bad) doesn’t make your writing good (or bad. Or right.)
…Aladdin is less manic than The Man Who Sold the World, and less intimate than Hunky Dory, with none of its attacks of self-doubt. Ziggy, in turn, was less autobiographically revealing, more threatening than its predecessors, but still compact. Like David’s Radio City Music Hall show, Aladdin is grander, more produced: David is more than ever more mastermind than participant. Aladdin’s very eclecticism makes it even less exposed, conceptually, than Ziggy. Three of the tracks, “Pretty As a Star,” “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” and the related “The Jean Genie,” are inferior, they lack the obdurate strength of the remaining songs, not to mention the perfection of Hunky Dory and Ziggy. The calmness of the former, the inexorability of the latter (which manages to subsume the question of each individual song’s merit) are not Aladdin Sane’s.
But The Jean Genie as an inferior track? History is not always kind. I expect it will be equally kind to me.
But there’s always the flip side.
Adaptive transmit eigenbeamforming with orthogonal space-time block coding in correlated space-time channelsPublished June 11, 2009 New Reality , Technology Leave a Comment
Tags: eigenbeamforming, lobster, RMIT research
Conventional space-time codes can provide a significant improvement in system performance only if the signal paths are spatially uncorrelated, a condition that is hardly met in practice. In this paper, we mitigate this condition by combining a technique of eigenbeamforming, based on the channel correlation matrix, with orthogonal space-time block codes (O-STBC) at the transmitter side of the link. No feedback information from the receiver (the mobile station) is utilized in the proposed structure. Simulation results using 4-ary PSK signaling showed that this idea outperforms existing techniques in both uncorrelated and correlated channels in terms of bit-error rate and symbol-error rate.
Now this is what scientific research should sound like. It almost makes sense, but the specific meaning slides just beyond your grasp, like a tethered lobster trying to pick up a large frozen boiled egg.
Tags: concrete poetry, New Reality, wordle
Tag clouds are like the quality of mercy – they swarm like leaf-cuter ants in the heavens, stripping the tree of knowledge so as to feed it to the eternal fungus that rules beneath the earth with its endless mycelium, stretching across the kilometres and boundaries of common sense. Especially is you are reading this on a mobile device. Really?
Wordle tag clouds are of special interest. The gallery seems quite pointless, but interesting nevertheless.
An issue of Web: may have this technology applied to it.
Or the speeches of various individuals. All of who are interesting, but some of more relevance than others.
Automated concrete poetry has its moments.