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我的同事达林给了我这个链接
The Poetic Systems
website. How is that for a work environment? I
want one. We’ve got four guys in a not huge office, two of whom are
受屁,咯咯地笑着,赤裸裸的女人
pictures and other fratboy behavior. Maybe if I worked in
光环
这不会打扰我。

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电视主题一世ended up up going toWREK在我的午餐时间。上周A.
lightning strike caused some damage to the station, and this morning
遥测仍然疯了,刚关闭电台。我碰巧了
be calling the shack robotic information line when someone picked up –
这是克里斯,我的康乐WREK校友。他也做了很多
在那里工程(我们在车站的本科上有了回来
the 80’s) and he was in the shack fixing things. His problem was that
在检查事物的同时,他不能从车站签名
窝棚。没问题,说我,并跳到我的车上的车站。他
signed it on, I played the legal stuff and got us back on track. It
只是及时发挥12:30 - 下午1点的计划,虽然关于一个
minute early so I cut on the mike and briefly explained that technical
问题让我们整个早晨脱离了空气,并“机器人抓住了一段时间的控制台,但人类现在已经回来了
charge". I was only in the station 22 minutes as measured by the
停车计数器前面。它帮助这发生在午餐期间
when it was easier to pick up and go.

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OK, I am definitely going with CSS for this site. Yesterday I decided
“I want all the timestamps to be bold, not italicized.” I’d rather
在CSS中进行一个更改,而不是重写所有该死的标签,因此它
goes. I’m going to alter the BlogMax templates to reference logical
名称并将所有人均移动到样式表。这样,我可以改变
something in one second and have it apply to every page the next,
without regenerating anything.

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Music Topic今天的乐队是linked toyesterday’s
, both musically and personally. Well, the “band” is actually
一个人,Diana
Obscura
。She plays cello, amongst other instruments, and her music
是中世纪,环境,令人难以忘怀和美丽。我拍了一些mp3
和added them to绞车
Atmospherics rotation. I really like her music. Years ago I met her
when she was the one working the Changelings table at
Dragon*Con
和later when she was doing her Creepy Puppet
Theater. She’s very nice, cool and I love her music. Here is
她的mp3.com下载页面。

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我已经是一个叔叔!Emily Nicole早些时候出生于这一步骤。道路
to go! I’m so excited!

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技术主题At work one of the tools I’ve used recently is
GMT - 通用映射工具
。这是令人难以置信的酷!您可以
几乎生成任何可以通过此工具思考的地图。一世
generated all kinds of maps with this, changing the colors, adding the
国家或国家边界,改变投影类型。如果你想要
您的外部数据文件与人口密度相关联
coordinates, you could generate a 3-D topographic map where height
与少数命令行中的人口有关
陈述。不合理!我真的很喜欢这件事。

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今天早上5点从我哥哥接到电话。在接下来的24岁 -
36 hours I will be an uncle! I can’t wait. This weekend we’ll be going
和访问。

Changelings

Music Topic今天的乐队是The
Changelings
。我已经知道了一段时间了,我曾经用过他们的音乐
作为我的收音机的保险杠展示了很多。他们有哥特式,
环境,中东的影响。我真的挖掘
他们。您可以从他们的页面下载他们的一些音乐
MP3.com
。唯一的虚拟是我最喜欢的歌曲 -
“Johnny Ethers在伟大的eashia exceive”没有。检查一下,你会
喜欢他们。

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Got mail from Bill St. Clair, who added me to theblogmax.链接页面
today. Thanks, Bill!

我的意思是在白天做一个进入的条目,但我没有。我曾是
planning to set up every computer that I use during the day with the
mode and my templates, but that didn’t work. I carried the stuff to
在邮政磁盘上与我一起工作,我的邮箱里没有一个拉链驱动器
office! If I had thought this through, I’d have set up my Linux box
首先,并单独博彩。如果我想做一个条目,我是ssh
进来并为此。我仍然可能会这样做。我也要做一些
shortcuts to icons. I was going to hunt some up, but I think instead
我只是偷走它们
诽谤
topics page. Those already have the associations I want
无论如何,读取Weblogs的人口。

而且,要加入我的笨蛋的一天,我把自己锁在房子里
走狗。Wowza。

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Mmmmm, just had dinner at
Rocky Mountain Pizza
over by Georgia Tech. I’ve never had pizza
there, only their Smokehouse Burger. We’ve taken to always getting the
甘薯薯条。可口!一部分的交易是我们也必须
播放南方园柱拼球机,我的最爱之一。

Haven’t yet mentioned it here, but I’m on a mad dash to finish the
next Reality Break book. It will have interviews withMichael Moorcock,卡格贝克,风暴康斯坦丁
可能也是第四作家。我的长度是目标,所以如果
it runs short I’ll add another person in. I’m leaning towards James
Patrick Kelly,但伊丽莎白手也在名单上。我试图
对它们进行分组,使其在同一个方面使其有意义
volume. I just don’t know. This part is hard. To think that at one
point I thought I could put out three volumes a year. Ha! I’ve been nine
months on this and I’m not done! I so want to be done with the text by
下周末,但这看起来不太可能。

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Music TopicFor as many days as I can maintain it, I’m going to try to make an
entry every day about a musician I love. To keep it all webloggy, I’m going to
将其限制在提供MP3的音乐家。除了wrek,这是
how I find out about new bands nowadays. I was going to start with the
上e I like most, but since this is a new weblog, I’ll hold off and
目前我刚刚发现了几天前。


Kropotkins.
caught my eye while looking upMulatta Recordsfor WREK. They have
Dave Soldier (of the Soldier String Quartet), and !!Mo Tucker!! of the
!!Velvet Underground!! in the band. Wow! Mo used to live in Georgia,
也许她仍然这样做。我下载了他们歌的mp3Sissy Wa Wa和一世’ve
在过去的几天里听了30次。它有一根跳绳
节奏,质朴的吉他和低音,只是平原的岩石。我必须了解更多
关于这个乐队。

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电视主题Over the coming weeks I will write here aboutWREK 91.1 FMin Atlanta a fair
位。在我看来,它是一个广播的辉煌白痴拯救
企业。我在80年代工作了几年,然后做了
Reality Break there in the 90’s, and upon returning to Atlanta in 2000
got back involved. The idiot savant bit is because the station is
soooo good at presenting interesting, challenging programming –
traditionally the hard part of a station. Where they fall down is on
the simplest things, like returning phone calls, showing up for shifts,
faxing in things that need to go somewhere. Dealing with them is
同时令人振奋和令人沮丧。

虽然我去年被挑选,但我重建了一些系统
station. In my day, we had an automation system that was like a
Steampunk事件。包含多个卷轴到卷轴
“oldies” on them, a set of “current” rotation songs on carts that were
在一个大链驱动的球员。推车包含一首来自我们的歌
旋转加上它是什么,团体,专辑等等
声音是分组和colorcoded(理想情况下)ll the same voice
throughout. So, you’d load up 50 carts of one voice, matching genres
to the current format. When automation was running, it would play a
cart, then cut to a reel, then back to a cart, then to a different
卷轴。因为声音是一样的,所以它近似了一个dj做了一个
shift.

This was typically done overnight, during breaks or finals week, or
other times when manpower was scarce. Because Georgia Tech has no
communication/radio and TV type major, WREK has almost no one who is
looking to radio as a career path. This is in stark contrast to our
psuedo-rivals
Album 88
, the
格鲁吉亚州
station. Because they are manned by radio/TV
students who are burning to go into the music business, they have a
曼宁更容易。有一个等候名单可到达
在2-6周日下午2-6岁搬家,手里无法填补保存
他们的生命,尤其不是真人纺纱记录。所以,
通过自动化,您可以通过装载购物车,睡觉时设置它
冉,如果有问题,警报会唤醒你。这有助于
减轻人力情况。

Somewhere around 1997 or 1998, the chain-driven cart changer
破产并被视为一个不合计的。这立即意味着死亡
automation as they knew it, which then caused a domino effect of
failures throughout the organization. To do an overnight required one
to not sleep so as to spin CDs and records, so people stopped doing
他们。当无人驾驶时,该电台将击中电源按钮即可
off!!!空气!这似乎不打扰刚耸了耸肩的人,但是
it made my head explode. I couldn’t seem to explain to folks how
incredibly loserish this was, and why any reasonable listener –
after turning to 91.1 and getting static enough times – would stop
turning there.

Fast forward to May 2001. I get laid off from my software
engineering job on a Thursday. The next day, I begin work on the new
automation system. Luckily, a team of us who were tasked with rebuilding
it had spent that spring discussing the requirements
和设计。我开始工作的那一天,我开始转动
requirements into a design that met them and doing all the things I
normally do as a software engineer. I did all this for a complicated
一组原因,具有利他主义和自私的组合。

  • 一世wanted WREK on the air, all the time
  • 我的粉丝所有的粉丝都喜欢它的爱情格式听起来很好
  • 我不想坐在房子周围嘲笑
    unemployed, and this kept me working (albeit without pay)

  • 它允许我在简历上写下我想要的东西,
    像Oracle和PHP体验

  • 它让我感到很酷。

A very brief overview of the system:
The heart of it is
Audiovault
,用于无线电的电子数字音频管理工具
stations. The raw songs, promos, PSAs, etc are recorded in this. I
将数据库删除以更好地缩放并允许定义
songs, automation, etc. I built a management system in PHP that lets
他们处理记录,编程,添加歌曲等。通过一个很酷的com
object, Javascript on a web page allows one to press a button and load
up Audiovault with the correct information. Finally, I built a Java
process that takes the “business logic” information from the Oracle
数据库,来自Audiovault的“物理清单”信息
correlates it into a coherent library. At that point, it knows what
songs it has, what formats they are, when they’ve been played, etc. A
调度器然后填写时间表的24小时块,播放
ambient cuts at the right time, mixing it up for the diverse formats,
在一小时的顶部玩ID。

因为我的工作哲学涉及有一些事情
任何尽快(而不是一个system that doesn’t
do anything until it can do everything, which is freakishly common)
automation was on the air doing test shifts in less than 5 weeks from
项目开始。它具有工程问题,但它可以做基础知识
调度歌曲和2001年6月播放它们。通过夏天
努力工作,基本上发展,数字化和做出各个方面
在这个项目中,我将它们留下了一个强大而良好的系统。它
听起来很棒,与旧连锁的乱伦不同,几乎从未有过
问题。它是如此稳定,通过在发射机处添加一些东西
shack, automation can run the station without a DJ. In fact, other
上周雷击后一个小时,车站没有
自4月以来签约。这对重建丢失是必要的
倾听,现在他们有24 x 7的操作,几乎免费。如
a listener I love it. I can get in my car at 7 AM and there they are,
providing me pygmy drums and free jazz. I love it! Not only does the
station sound great and operate fulltime but I think I did the best
我职业生涯的工程工作。事实上,我还在这样做。

他re are some cool links associated with the station.

Listen livevia MP3
溪流

看看最近的歌曲automation has played (that’s right, the
automation playlists are on the web while live DJs are not.) This is a
看到绑定的光彩的好地方。今天早上
around 8 AM, a Chicano version of “Sugar Sugar” segued into a folky
guitar thing into the Residents. That’s pretty typical of what you get
in the night and weekend formats.

看看
most recent albums programmed

这就够了。Check them out. Later, I’ll even tell you the
成绩的故事成为第一个无线电比特卡斯特。

为什么邪恶的天才?

Before I go too far with this, I should explain this “Evil Genius”
business. Does this mean that I think I’m a genius or that I think I’m
evil? Do I want to be in the axis of evil? Although I’m reasonably
bright, I’m not a genius. I’d even call myself pretty far from
邪恶。所以为什么姓名?

实际上,这一切都来了
回到
威尔·米托特
。Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved the
character. Where the Roadrunner is the essence of smug superficiality,
the Coyote is plucky, indefatigable, continuously willing to keep
试。失败不会阻止他。我喜欢。20年来,当我需要某种业务的名字
冒险,我总是在致敬的“邪恶天才”中使用一些变化
到威尔E.当我
did myradio show, I
referred to it as happening at “The Evil Genius studios” (my house)
它是一台计算机生成的Macintosh语音的外向
“这是一个邪恶的天才生产。”

Early September of last year, I was considering getting some of those
free VistaPrint business cardsfor Evil Genius and I wanted a
口号。我正在考虑“统治世界,一个读者
a time” or “Global domination at affordable rates.” Come the eleventh
9月,它似乎不再那么有趣了。作为整体的一部分
“returning to normal life” process, I have decided that it remains
funny. So “Evil Genius” it is, remains and will be forever. So mote it
是。此外,我已经拥有邪恶的渊源域名。

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Another modification to the timestamp – I’m having it put in an anchor
标记与时间戳相同的名称,以便您可以链接到
this entry as 020727.html#20:38. Of course, I’m not sure if a colon is
有效的角色,所以我可能必须改变它。

电视主题我的妻子正在看贸易
空间

TLC
马上。我无法忍受这个节目。我发现它比这更残酷
Jerry Springer, harder to watch than the surgery shows. Yipes.

一世looked at the web (access) logs, and I actually have had a visitor. As of
今天下午,至少有一个人实际上阅读了这个日志!它的
官方,我不跟自己说话!

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技术主题好的,我有点辨认出现时间戳。以上完成了
by pressing Ctrl-Alt-t. I put this in my
XEmacs init.el file:

;;插入时间戳(Defun Insert-Timestamp()“插入电流时间戳”。(交互式“*”)(插入(concat“" (substring (current-time-string) 11 16) "
")) ) (define-key weblog-mode-map "C-M-t" 'insert-timestamp)

The only problem is that something about this current-time-string
doesn’t get loaded automatically. Until I actually evaluate the buffer
explicitly, none of this works right. I’ve used Emacs almost
自高考以来作为编辑(现在近7年)和
然而,我仍然觉得我几乎不知道它,我不擅长。

一世’m e-mailing to get some permission to quote an SFF Net post. Someone
there posted a week or two ago about the state of current music, which
从那以后我一直在想。我想反驳和反驳部分
她所说的,但如果我能引用她会更有意义
post as context.

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技术主题其他博客模式需求的东西是时间表。亲爱的上帝,我
需要学习更好的Lisp,就像我需要一个洞!一世
looked at Bill St. Clair’spage of other
博客Max WebLogs.
。About half haven’t touched the template, leaving
它直接开箱即用。也许我应该有页面
参考CSS样式表,然后我可以编辑并具有更改
happen immediately without having to do a lot of page regeneration.

我要去邮寄账单。也许我可以得到该列表。我真的很开心
with BlogMax so far. I do think I want it to use scp rather than
FTP。叹息,在充满生活中的另一个人身上。上传命令
不适合我,所以我从Cygwin Bash shell中scp。

Now that this log exists, I might as well link to it and include it in
my
MT-Newswatcher
旋转签名。

开端

朋友和邻居,漫长的公民,我现在也是一个
blogger. I’ve been interested for some time in the phenomena but being
一个有选择的懒人,我还没有这样做。上周我听了一个
片断
kpbs在圣地亚哥
(via their audio stream) about blogging. Mitch
Wagner, who I know from online various places, was a guest and talked
about his blog,24小时
drive-thru
。我仍然好奇,但昨天发现了
比尔圣克莱尔的
Emacs blog mode
blogmax.
和that was all it took. Barrier to entry now leaped.

一世n these first few days, I’ll tell you a little about me. I have been
通过我的新闻组做一些类似的事情
SFF网

Dueling Modems
有一个象征日记。也许一旦我得到了
rolling I’ll extend BlogMax to automatically post to those
groups. Wouldn’t that be something? This blog will probably be a
仅仅因为这些群体而不是那些群体的性质
things. When you know you are addressing a crowd, things are
different.

Quick synopsis, and then we’ll call this entry good. I’m still working
我旁边的关键绑定 - 我没有进入“emacs
zen” of this mode yet. I am married to Darlene, a PhD student at
格鲁吉亚理工学院。我是一名软件工程师,今天工作
computer security firm in Atlanta. I got my BS in Chemistry atGeorgia Tech和我的电脑中的ms
科学The University of Louisiana
在拉斐特
(USL when I was there). I did a science fiction
采访计划呼吁
Reality Break
for many years. I’m currently collecting some of
those interviews intoan
电子书系列
for
虚构
。我做了很多工作
WREK 91.1 FM
,佐治亚州科技广播电台。我会枚举一些
of it later (because it wasverycool.) I did that work whilst
looking for a job after getting laid off by the evil bastards at
钟表
,即使我们交付了一个安全出版系统准时
和under budget. Oh well.

这就够了。不能孤注一掷the first
entry. Maybe by the next entry I’ll edit the templates so this looks
与其他所有Blogmax网站不太相同。我的笨蛋!