Monthly Archives: May 2011

Maker Faire 2011

Maker Faire 2011 is this weekend! If you are anywhere near the San Mateo County Fairgrounds (er, Event Center – whatever they’re calling it now), you should really come check it out. It’s insanely cool and it’s only $25. And should tomorrow actually be the Rapture and the dead emerge from the ground, at least […]

Sir Paul Does It Again

Paul McCartney did a great job remastering Band On The Run, releasing 24 bit 96 kHz, wide dynamic range digital files. The album was released under the “Paul McCartney Archive Collection,” suggesting that there would be other releases. The next in the series is McCartney and McCartney II, Sir Paul’s two one-man-band albums from 1970 […]

CMKT4 Bottle-Cap Contact Mic Workshop

CMKT4 is a rather prolific circuit-bent band that makes awesome contact mics made from recycled bottle caps that they sell through the GetLoFi store. But they also teach workshops on how to make them. They’re going to Maker Faire next weekend and did a hackerspace tour on the way there. Saturday night they stopped at […]

Bottle-Cap Contact Mic Workshop At CRASHspace

CMKT4 is coming to Maker Faire and they’re visiting hackerspaces along the way, showing how to build their awesome bottle-cap contact microphones. They’ll be at CRASHspace on Saturday, 14 May 2011, from 6-9 PM. Build a contact mic and learn to use it. $15 gets you one mic. Another $10 gets you a second. While […]

Newspaper Album

Radiohead is now offering an “upgrade” to the “newspaper” edition of King Of Limbs. Of course, they’re not being particularly clear about what, exactly, that is. The description is “Newspaper only.” To get the upgrade, you have to log into their site. Their site has improved, but still sucks. After you log in, it shows […]