Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

David S. Ware At Vision Festival Xi

June 19, 2006

Managed to get to Vision Festival XI (http://www.visionfestival.org) for the last set of the last night of the festival. If you haven’t seen David S. Ware in person it is definately worth it. I’ve never heard anyone play a saxophone with such power.

 According to the Vision Festival notes it was the Ware Quartet’s final US Performance. I wonder what his planned next. Nothing was mentioned during the show.

David S. Ware has a web site at http://www.neolabtv.com/davidsware/index.htm

Also, check out the AUM Fidelity site. It’s Steven Joerg’s label that has released a number of excellent Ware CDs.


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Sam Rivers At Vision Festival Xi

June 15, 2006

I saw Sam Rivers play last night (Wed, 14th) at Vision Festival XI (http://www.visionfestival.org/)

I saw him once before play with this trio at the ICA in Boston a number of years ago. This time the first set was his big-band which I’ve only heard on CDs. In person you really can feel the power of this band.

 Check out Sam’s site (http://www.rivbea.com/) for his latest CD Aurora which they were selling at the show. It’s the latest from the big-band and is excellent.


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Interesting Diversion

June 14, 2006

I discoved PlaceOpedia (http://www.placeopedia.com). It connects Wikipedia articles with their locations using Google maps (http://maps.google.com).

Here’s my diversion.

  1. Set the map to be at it most Zoomed in. click the + (Zoom In) control box in the left side of the map.
  2. Click on button “Random place”.
  3. Try to guess where the place is as you Zoom out one level at a time (the – box).

 Some entries will give themselves away with their name but others will challenge your sense of geography.


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Anti Sit

June 6, 2006

Interesting

Here is a site showing various ways to prevent people from sitting on objects in the city.

http://www.usemenow.com/web-log/archives/the_antisit/index.html


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Sending Large Files Through A Browser

June 4, 2006

Recently, I built a browser-based application, http://www.senditanywhere.com.

to send large files over the Web.There are a number of these, the most popular being YouSendIt.com.

http://www.senditanywhere.com supports sending any file by sending a link to the file rather than the entire file. What happens in the background is that the file is stored temporarily in an Anywhere Account. Your recipient receives a link in a small email message. If they wish to retrieve the file they need only click on the link.


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