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HP 1000-1122TU Notebook PC Unboxing & Setup


HP 1000-1122TU Notebook PC Unboxing & Setup

HP 1000-1122TU Notebook PC Specification:- Intel® Core™ i3-2370M (2.4 GHz 3 MB L3 Cache ) Chipset Intel HM75 Express Windows® 7 Home Basic 64 Memory 2 GB 160…
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Ableton Live setup (fri-son)


Ableton Live setup (fri-son)
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This is the setup I did for my show at fri-son (Fribourg) in march.
There were 2 obvious parts. For the first part, pretty much improvised, I used the 2 channels on the left and made drones with the guitar, distortion and loop pedals. The second channel has a granulator delay.

I’ll rather talk about the 2nd part (kinda noisy zombie-influenced abstract hip-hop) which you can download by the way:

4 channels:
- beats (midi) : main inst/effects : Battery 3 + Livecut + Ohmicide (or Frohmage)
- bass (midi) : Automat (VST synth) + Saturator
- sounds, instrumental stuff, percussions, field recordings (audio)
- sounds (audio)

Send : Reverb
Master : Beat repeat + Crazy ivan

I write midi sequences in advance but I use two midi effects (random and velocity) which affect the sequences in real-time.
Yellow clips are empty, their labels remind me I have to change the tempo or switch on an effect.
I organize clips by color (green, blue, red, a color for each track). The label sometimes correspond to a preset. I’m using midi controllers but if there are two many parameters to change I prefer using presets I’ve saved.
I do not necessarily play clips in the planned order, I could decide to go back to a previous clip that would anyway sound different because I changed some effects’ parameters.

Some remarks :
I switched from Live 5 to Live 7 but I haven’t yet used the Rack feature which could be very useful.
I’m using a 3-year old Powerbook that can’t run all instruments and effects at the same time. Battery + Ohmicide take more than 50% of my CPU and I’m only using half of Ohmicide’s distortion channels, otherwise it’d just kill my laptop. So during a set I have to switch on/off instruments and effects, and I remove channels as soon as I don’t need them anymore… That’s not very convenient.

apple macbook airhead
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f*ck, this new mb is dumb as sh*t!!!! i was totally ready to drop 3gs on the slim, but after watching the release, what a p.o.s.! funny how they said they didn’t compromise on features, but let’s see…
no expresscard slot- and i just bought all those damn cards! and expandability would have been much better over usb.
no internal drive (well maybe i can live without it)
no 128gb- i gotta admit 64 is pretty amazing for 1/8" drive, but still, that’s a downgrade from my current lappy. and running off an ipod drive sounds like an f’n joke.
no firewire- f*ck!!!!! this thing should be placed under the macbook in the line up
no removable battery- well i guess i never did buy an extra one for my 17, 15, 3400, lombart, but still.
no internal ethernet- so after you get all those extra adapters, are you really saving space/weight???

i don’t know why they compared it to the sony t series, which completely blows it away. not forgetting to mention that that laptop has been around for years. can we please have a real 13.3" mbp?

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Tech Corner – Gaming SetUp (Low Budget)


I am an old school gamer (consoles and pcs) now getting back into the world of it, as of last year really. This is a quick (low battery) video I recorded off my camera of my Gaming Set-Up, more like a Tech Corner. The music through out this video was also produced by me.
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My roadtrip setup


My roadtrip setup
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Portable Light prototypes_2040
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Portable Light pieces are created by women weavers in the San Andreas region of the Sierra Madre, Mexico, who are weaving the portable light technology into textiles using traditional back-strap looms and sewing techniques. Portable Light combines high-brightness LEDs from pedestrian walk signals, water-resistant tactile switches from dishwashers, and rechargeable batteries from the cell-phone industry, all sourced from consumer appliances and standard technologies. A portable, personalized system, the units can be carried with their owners to provide access to light and power when needed. The Huichol shape the light to their particular needs, using the textile surfaces to provide direct, reflected, or diffuse lighting, as needed for cottage-based industries such as community tortillerías, sandal making, repair work, weaving, and beading.…

"Design for the Other 90%
February 17 – May 29, 2009
Of the world’s 6.5 billion people, 90 percent have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted. In fact, nearly half do not have reliable access to food, clean water, healthcare, education, affordable transportation, or shelter. The exhibition Design for the Other 90% features more than 30 projects that reflect a growing movement among designers, engineers, and social entrepreneurs to create low-cost solutions for everyday problems. Through local and global partnerships, individuals and organizations are finding unique ways to address the basic challenges of survival and progress faced by the world’s poor.

Design for the Other 90% showcases designs that incorporate new and traditional materials, and abandoned and emerging technologies to solve myriad problems—from cleaner-burning sugarcane charcoal to a solar-rechargeable battery for a hearing aid, from a portable water-purification straw to a low-cost laptop. By understanding the available resources and tools as well as the lives and needs of their potential users, these designers create simple, pragmatic objects and ingenious, adaptive systems that can help transform lives and communities.

Watch a video about the exhibition and discuss the designs in the exhibition.

Visit the exhibition web site to learn more about the designs on view."

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Work setup (packed)


Work setup (packed)
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This is what it looks like when I’m gone-sorta.

The sorta part is normally my stuff and computer is in my bag and that bag is gone.

In the guts of the machine
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I skipped the step in the guide that said to disconnect the microphone and power cables from the logic board because there was a change of pulling the entire socket off the logicboard, thus rendering it dead (since I’m not practiced in the art of micro-soldering logicboards, I did not want to chance this). Instead, when I pulled the upper case away from the lower case, I just balanced the upper against the edge of the lower. I put the tape and later the battery behind it to hold it upright and close to the edge as to not pull on the cables coming from the microphone and power sockets.

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Mobile setup


Mobile setup
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The Smart Alarm Wallpaper
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Black backdrop to save on that precious laptop battery life

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My new open office setup


My new open office setup
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Blogged in The Woodwork: The open office

My new open office setup
North Beach, San Francisco, California

Leica M8, Cosina-Voigtländer NOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical
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We get rid of our cubes.

These are so popular, I thought I’d show you my new station since we opened up the offices. My old temporary setup and the original setup. Mouseover this photo for creamy goodness.

Come visit us on Friday for free lunch

Blackberry, circa 1983
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Second purchase of the Flea. There’s a small list of things that I’m an absolute sucker for, provided that the price is right. for a Model 100? Yup, I’m in.

The Model 100 was the Volkswagen Beetle of notebook battery computer batterys. Every reporter had one back in the Eighties. It had a big, comfortable keyboard, a big display that was readable in any kind of light, and it ran forever on AA batteries. And like most reporters themselves, the Model 100 was built to take all kinds of abuse.

During a train ride to Penn State last week, I wrote and posted an article right from my iPhone. That’s the legacy of the Model 100: it’s a field computer battery for outbound writers.

What’s in my bag
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What do I travel with? Well thanks for asking. Click through to the large size for a clearer image, but here’s a list of what’s in my now carefully refined, separately stored travel bag.

– All sorts of electronic gadgets:
– Laptop charger; the cable depends on where I’m travelling to
– Multi-converter with USB charger – very handy
– Kengsington backup USB battery – great if the iPhone or Blackberry is dying
– USB hub, as the laptop has only two connectors
– Mouse to counter my incipient RSI
– Ethernet cable for those hotels and offices without a good wireless connection
– Webcam for Skyping with home
– iPod cable and charger
– Sports watch for trips to the gym and telling the time in two time zones
– Torch, because you never know when you’ll need it
– USB cable
– Sports headphones as I have ears that can’t hold anything in
– Tripod, in case I want to capture that night shot or self-portrait (vain? no!)
– Lumix camera (not pictured – I’m using it!)
– Blackberry, regretably, but has its benefits
– iPhone (for music and movies rather than calls when abroad)

– Work documents
– Laptop. This is my work one. Whilst I love my Mac this is probably better as it’s much light, office-compatible and secure
– Index cards, which prove great for notetaking and creating that hipster PDA
– Marmite. Just in case
– Magazines. Flights are a great time to flick through these, and there’s satisfaction in discarding them afterwards to reduce weight
– Books, generally one reading and one to read. I live in fear of running out of reading material. I once took an 18 hour bus journey across Bolivia rather than wait days for a plane as I had nothing left to read
– Crossword book, for longer trips, to relax the mind (really)
– Etymotic in-ear headphones. Really good, comfortable earphones that remove almost all external noise. I sometimes travel with a Bose noise-cancelling set, but they’re bulky
– Goggles for those warm, Middle Eastern hotel pools
– A hotel key converted into an iPhone stand, simple and very useful
– Credit cards and cash. I’m running up to £3k a month in expenses, so would be lost without these
– A host of frequent flyer, immigration and health cards
– Just enough shirts, t-shirts, underwear and socks to see me through the trip
– Sports gear, generally washed in the sink and a little skanky towards the end of the trip
– Toiletries, honed to one bag
– Contact lenses
– Glasses and sunglasses
– Diary and notebook battery, Moleskine of course
– Passport
– External harddrive, since it pays to backup on the road and have some extra movies to watch
– Pencil case
– iPod on some longer trips, for extra entertainment choice
– A selection of currencies. I normally have around five or six in here at a time – UK£, US$ , UAE Dirham, Egyptian Pounds, Kuwait Dinar, Jordanian Dinar, sometimes Euros too
– Trainers, as keeping fit is a necessity when living in hotels, planes and offices
– An extra bag for dressing gowns, trips to the office etc.
– Bonus item on this trip – BA First class pyjamas and washbag, since regifted to friends

This is pretty much the standard packing list for three or four days away. Most of these things now live in a separate drawer so that I can pull them together quickly. It’s not the lightest load, but I’d say I use almost all of these, most of the time. Although at a push I could travel with credit card, passport, laptop and glasses.

What’s in your bag?

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My actual Setup


My actual Setup
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April 2009

msi u100 unboxed
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what’s in the box: laptop soft case, laptop itself, box with power supply, battery (bottom), dvds, documentation

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Batteries Recharged 3
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