“Alma Mater” ???

So today I got to visit my “alma mater” – not a phrase I feel comfortable using, turns out it’s a (Latin) American English term, less so useful/used in British English – so what I really mean is I visited my old university. I have an alumni library membership, so thought I’d pop in, for old time’s sake. Turns out that the library layout is pretty much the same as it was >30yrs ago, right down to the location of the books. I struggle to remember what I had for lunch yesterday but found myself involuntarily remembering the 621.3 classification of the books I used to borrow as a student as I walked into the library… it jumped right out at me as I was waking through the aisles, the shelves in exactly the same place as they were back in the 1980s, and the same types of books were right there in front of me.

Just needed a copy of “The Art of Electronics” by Horowitz & Hill and it would’ve been complete…

Build – least amount of effort

Hmmm. Similar technique to how I created "Bra Hair" by Japanese Spam Hammer back in the day…

Try this:

1 – Go to Wikipedia and hit random article. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 – Go to The Quotations Page – Your Source for Famous Quotes and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 – Go to Flickr.com and click on “explore the last seven days”. Third picture no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Winamp on Android – it’s like being back in 1997!

Can't believe it, back in 1997 Winamp was THE media player, mp3 files were just becoming popular… I remember running winamp on the first laptop I ever bought, a hulking big AJP 6200, running win95. Winamp on a portable device is what I longed for in 1997 – imagine winamp on a Psion Series5! I remember my portable digital music back then was on minidisks. Big big big shame the MD & MP3 were incompatible. Anyway, I'm off to load some 1997 mp3 music on my android phone and pretend I'm back working for Steve Dunwoody at GPT…. 🙂 The QR code should take you to a link to get winamp on your android device… or try http://www.appbrain.com/app/winamp/com.nullsoft.winamp