Monthly Archives: January 2010

Store Is Back Up

Thanks to the helpful Hostmonster.com support folks, the Bangsplat Download Store is back online – with enhancements! You can now now name your own price on downloading the full album. Default price is the same $5.00, but you can pay any amount you like, including zero.

Thingamagoop 2 Sounds

Here’s a sample of what the Thingamagoop 2 sounds like: Thingamagoop 2 Sample #2 This doesn’t show the whole range of sounds possible, but I was messing around last night and came up with this. It’s a Think Geek Bliptronic 5000 and the Thingamagoop 2 being played with a laser pointer from across the room. […]

Thingamagoop 2

Dr. Bleep has updated the Thingamagoop, and it’s now called the Thingamagoop 2 (surprise surprise). It’s got new knobs and switches, gives you choice of a digital or analog oscillator, plus new options for the modulator. The original Thingamagoop and Thingamakit are no longer available. The new Thingamagoop now replaces both. In theory, all the […]

Megapixels Revisited (Diffusion And Gain)

I’ve complained about the megapixel wars problem before. My contention has always been that on a typical DSLR sensor, 6 megapixels is about the practical limit. A smaller resolution would be the practical limit for compact point-and-shoot cameras. Here’s a nice blog post on why that is. Because of the wave-like nature of light, there […]

CES 2010 Part 2

Saturday was my last day in Las Vegas. It wasn’t nearly as quiet as I had hoped, but I was able to check out a few things I had missed. Sharp’s new QuadColor LCD line add a yellow element to each pixel. It certainly seemed to make for much more saturated yellows and greens – […]