One year ago today, Ryan and I were posted in front of a laptop in our 500 square foot studio & merch “distribution center,” staring intently into the illuminated screen as our album The Heist was finally released into the universe. A dense mix of excitement, fear and relief was…
“What would you do to earn money if all you had was five dollars and two hours? This is the assignment I gave students in one of my classes at Stanford University, as part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program”—
From the beginning, all I’ve ever cared about is things being great. I never cared about when they were done. Because I also feel like I want the music to last forever. And once you release it, you can’t go back and fix it, so you really have to get it right. And that takes time.
A chat with Rick Rubin. You may not know the name, but you definitely know the music (and you’ll probably never forget the beard).
“What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they’ll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa.”—Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction | DVICE
The term of art for time lapse videos in which the camera moves is hyperlapse. In playing around with the hyperlapse technique, Teehan+Lax developed a system to make hyperlapse videos using Google Street View. Like this one:
“Many of us do not ponder about the capabilities of our word processors and spreadsheets programs. If the programs do the simple tasks that we ask of them, why bother? This is certainly the attitude that I usually have. Little do we realize that those programs are amazingly powerful and most often justify the large price tags that are attached to them. Case in point; Arena.Xlsm, an RPG created entirely in Microsoft Excel 2007.”—Interview: Cary Walkin, the man who made an RPG in Microsoft Excel - Digitally Downloaded