Saturday, February 7, 2009


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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I tried MasterCAM last semester for a final seminar project. Which didn't go down as planned. I found RhinoCAM this summer and it seems way simple. Tons of post processors and just as in depth as MasterCAM, just without the b.s. If you use rhino this is the shit. No 5-axis operations though, even if we had the machines or I knew how to take advantage of it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

WW2 Field Manual

While in New Orleans, I stumbled across this old Soldier's Handbook lying in the street. It was in horrible condition. I could barely turn the brittle pages without them falling apart. Nevertheless, in the manual are some dated diagrams depicting military tactics, nomenclature, and moral codes. Some of the diagrams had a style that reminded me of Dan Hiller's altered engravings. There were also a number of photographs, my favorite is the diagram detailing the body's pressure points.

Cover: Basic Field Manual | Soldier's Handbook | July 23, 1941

Prepared under the direction of the Chief of Staff | For sale by the Superintendent of Documents Washington, D.C. - Price $.35

From a place of concealment the scout observes position for signs of hostile occupation. Then he approaches it by a covered route.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Born in 1937, Peter Campus is an American artist who uses video to manipulate reality. In this video piece entitled "Three Transitions", he uses an effect called Chroma-Key to allow superimposition of multiple video feeds. There are multiple key techniques. This method uses a specific color contrast or shape to "cut out" one video feed allowing the other to be visible. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas

Several companies offer aerial Christmas light tours. I wish I could see this. I remember flying home for Christmas a few years ago and the cities and rural areas seemed brighter. Then I realized it was the Christmas lights. It won't be long before Google Earth is marketing this experience.

Monday, December 24, 2007


In 1958 the IBM 7090 was a supercomputer that required a lot of space to set up and  sold for over 2 million dollars.

 "Music From Mathematics was an album of early electronic music, programmed by the boffins at Bell Laboratories way back in the early 1960s, using the then-new IBM 7090 computer"  -Link
Here is an mp3 from the album.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


These are some of my clips from the bayou in Louisiana. Music by Kan Kick