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Monthly Archives: February 2006

>Sweden won the Olympic Gold in Ice Hockey. Ireland won over Wales in Six Nations Rugby.
Cheers! from a couch potato.

>Ha Ha. Ho Ho. Giggles. Hi Hi Hi. Lately, over the last few weeks, I have found myself laughing more than I have in a long time. Not while watchting TV, reading, or drinking – just while having small everyday conversations with family and friends. It feels really good. I wonder what is going on, as I haven’t felt like this for a long time. Is it spring? Is it that I finally am doing things, like design, that really makes me interested and engaged? I don’t know, but whatever it is let’s hope is stays for a while. Who the hell needs all the medical stuff that spammers are trying to sell, when a simple smile and an everyday outlook on life can send you rolling around the floor, laughing you butt off 😉

>One of the students in the Interactive Media class emailed me a link to Jeff Han’s work on multi-touch displays. Very impresseive, I have to say. This is the kind of stuff we need to investigate on for example our spherical displays.

Ronan’s spherical display prototype.

>The Digiweb guys did a great job. First of all, they were on time. Secondly, they were professional and got the job done. Thirdly, the Internet connection works fine, almost at full whack. The VoIP is quite poor though. I’ll have to check if there are any settings that can tweak the voice performance.
I bought a Linksys router in Maplin’s, but the CDR that came with it is for PC/Win (Yuk!) only, and the config attempt failed. I’ll have a serious surf and read and see what can be done.
Still the speed and QoS is fine!

>Finally, after weeks of waiting, the broadband connection to the house is working. So far, so good. Remains to test and fine tune configs.

>Check out the new website of CCMCM – UL’s Centre for Computer Music and Computer Musicology. We’re hoping to do the “offocial” launch of the site shortly. Stay tuned (or, as I would prefer, out-of-tune 😉