rosedale's blog

17 Dec

The intersection of technological advancement and achievement

in Computers, Music Technology, Technology

We live in a time of change, an intersection of technological advancement and achievement. During such times there is often a tendency for people to take sides. On the one side you have the people embracing the change and on the other you have people clinging to the old ways. Sometimes it is fun to see the two worlds clash and other times it is outright painful.

05 Dec

Phoenix performing on a bus in Paris

in music, Music Video

This is an amazing video by Phoenix performing on a bus. Two things that make this great. First is that it is Phoenix, of course, and second because of the great videography. Enjoy:

04 Dec

The iPhone as a music instrument

in music, Music Technology, Technology

Wired is reporting on the use of iPhones as instruments (see the video below). This is a really neat idea to me. First it goes beyond just the simple playback of notes. In this concert sounds are actually manipulated through the various sensors of the iPhone. The article notes the various sensors (touchscreen, microphone, compass, accelerometer).

30 Nov

Practice Rooms

in music, music education, Music Technology, Technology

I remember in college fighting over different practice rooms in the fine arts building. This was never a perfect system, in fact, it was downright aweful. Some people would park themselves in a practice room for hours at a time. At other times you would have to fight with brass groups or just that annoying trumpeter practicing the same high note for 2 hours straight. Of course there were coveted rooms. Not necessarily because there was anything all that special, but it varied for the reasons.

20 Nov

Open Source Chromium OS

in Technology

Google just announced that they are open sourcing Chrome OS. I've dug through a few things with Chrome, but haven't dug in deep. Mostly because there hasn't been a lot of support for Mac or Linux as of yet. But what I do know is that the browser has been well received. A lot of my friends swear by it, and that includes techies and non-techies alike.

20 Nov

The Power of Twitter

in Social Media, Technology

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20 Nov

Welcome to Rosedale's blog

Welcome to the blog for marknlynn. For the most part this will be a mix of personal and professional development. There will be family updates from time to time, but also expect quite a bit about computers, music, and particularly the mix between the two. Oh and don't forget a bit about photography as well. You can find more information about me here. I hope you enjoy the blog. Come back often and don't forget to sign up for the RSS feed.