The Null Device
Toy of the day: They Rule, an interactive map of the connections between corporate boards. (via Plastic)
This Just In: The Universe is not turquoise, as previously reported; it is a boring shade of beige. (via Found)
I keep getting search engine referrals from Lycos for various random searches which contain the word "null", regardless of whether or not any of the other words have ever graced these pages. The latest is "fieberhitze vielbeschäftigt null tailrekursionseliminierung legierung", which I presume has something to do with eliminating tail recursion.
Tonight was a good night; I went to Pony, to see a number of bands play. First up was Midstate Orange (a project of Tim from Lacto-Ovo), who were good (perhaps a bit Cure-inspired in places, almost shoegazer in others, and they did one song which was best described as Northern Soul with Casios). Then Lacto-Ovo came on, and did a great set, playing various album and non-album tracks; people started dancing at this stage. Finally, an act named Winterville played; they consisted of 2 guitars, drums and a double bass, featured Michelle formerly of Ninetynine in their lineup, and sounded a bit Dirty Three-inspired.
I met a number of people I knew there; Peter from FourPlay was down from Sydney, and Nick and Naomi from Dandelion Wine also came along. A bit later, I ran into Cameron from Ninetynine, and talked with him a bit. Apparently, Ninetynine have signed a distribution deal with News Corp. "indie" subsidiary Trifekta (though retaining their own copyrights and creative control, so they won't end up being turned into the next George), and at the end of the month depart for some 3 months' touring overseas.
Did You Know: You can build a high-performance 802.11b antenna out of a Pringles can?