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I read a great interview with Ethan Holben aka ‘Contakt’ about his influences. In it he talks about the near dead DJing style embodied by DJs like Terrence Parker.

This video is culled from a performance that Terrence did in 2011 for Ethan’s night ‘Turrbo Tax’ at The Cove New York.

Terrence Parker @ The Cove 2/24/11 part 1, Terrence Parker part 2 from generate on Vimeo.

I’ve never seen him play before, but if I ever get the chance, there’s not much on the planet that will stop me from going.

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If you’re using Github often, and from a mac, you may have ended up with a binary install that doesn’t give you tab complete straight out of the door. I was living without this until one of my colleagues started tab completing through a series of branches on a larger project. Too useful to ignore, I did some digging.

We all know Git is on Github these days right? You can grab out parts of the git source using the hub at any point.

1. Download the bash completion script and put it in your home dir.


cd ~/
curl https://github.com/git/git/raw/master/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash -OL

2. Add a reference to the script in your .profile or .bash_profile


nano ~/.profile

Paste in the reference

source ~/git-completion.bash

Open up another tab in terminal (⌘ + t) and you should be good to go.

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I’m assuming the author of this video wasn’t referring to the London street slang term, rather something that lacks an instantly appreciable semiotic reference (unc is a Russian guy, I believe). Though this is actually quite nang however you read it.

quite – nang from unc on Vimeo.

Also, of course, Machine Drum as an ocular dislocation:

quite – riveurs enjienrd from unc on Vimeo.

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One of my favourite visualisations from 2009 came in the form of a 3D Waveform experiment, authored by the consistently brilliant Mr.doob. Although I’m certain it did the rounds quite a bit at the time, I thought it deserved revisiting, as an example of the earlier developments of the three.js library currently under development by alteredqualia and Mr.doob himself.

I played about with this one quite a lot. You can produce quite eye-meltingly harsh results if you push heightened and randomised integers into the peak values. The endpoint of which, for me, was feasting my eyes on enormous gelatinous blocks of colour over the Occulation pieces by Mark Fell (I would(n’t) recommend doing this). (I’m divided as to whether to recommend giving that a go).

However I reverted back to almost the starting settings of the original experiment for this, backing it with the tough sounds of Pangea – Won’t Hurt. After Ben sent me this I thought this experiment was almost designed for that track. However, you can have a go yourself, as described on doob’s original post you just need a few lines of python and a wav (encode an mp3 as a wav if you don’t have a wav) and you’re away:

This isn’t necessarily sacrosanct. If you have any problems with this, I respond reasonably well to tweets


import math
import struct
import wave
import sys

#w = wave.open(sys.argv[1], 'rb')
w = wave.open('/Users/acastofthousands/web/gl-ob/doobism/wonthurt.wav', 'rb')
# We assume 44.1k @ 16-bit, can test with getframerate() and getsampwidth().
sum = 0
value = 0;
delta = 0;
amps = [ ]

for i in xrange(0, w.getnframes()):
# Assume stereo, mix the channels.
data = struct.unpack(' sum += (data[0]*data[0] + data[1]*data[1]) / 2
# 44100 / 30 = 1470
if (i != 0 and (i % 1470) == 0):
value = int(math.sqrt(sum / 1470.0) / 10)
amps.append(value - delta)
delta = value
sum = 0

print amps

Worth watching into its various breakdowns, here's the demo

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