Thursday, 29 October 2009

Google Music Search

Hot news!. Tried 'whole lotta rosie' just now, but got nothing back. Watch this space.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Monday Blues Cure

Here's the Goons:

Nice animation!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Putting '<' and '>' in blogger




Monday, 19 October 2009

Monday blues cure

Here's pretty baa lambs from Google image search.

Monday, 12 October 2009

What is information?

This might help:

Monday Blues Cure

Here's an old favourite, "Joan Armatrading Love And Affection" - 2nd hit from youtube, Live performance version (1st hit was just the audio):

Friday, 9 October 2009

Application of Image Retrieval

Here's a description of PhotoSketch, a program which uses web search and matches shapes from user input to images retrieved from the web, in order to create composite pictures. Cool!

(h/t: David Thompson)

Search Solutions 2009

Report of the days events can be found at the Information Interaction blog.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Transputer Parsys Machine

Here's a blast from the past!

I did my undergraduate project using Occam-2 on one of these machines - oh, happy days!

(Good lord, I think I'm turning into a Computing Pioneer!)

H/T: Kevin Walters

Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday Blues Cure

Went to a couple of concerts on Saturday, as part of a early improvisation weekend. The first concert I attend was the Orlando Consort, who did an excellent job of providing a history of polyphony from the early 10th century to the 14th, via the music and talking about it. Here's a video of them from youtube (1st hit on query 'Orlando Consort')

The second concert was delivered by Stevie Wishart, who gave a performance on medieval music using the Hurdy Gurdy and medieval violin. She also talked about the music and instruments, and was very engaging - she clearly loves her subject. Couldn't find any examples on youtube of here using those instruments, but this is interesting:

Here's a pic of Stevie playing a Hurdy Gurdy.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Digitial Preservation (DOS)

Mostly for games it seems, but looks like they do preserve other apps.

(h/t: David Thompson)

Friday, 2 October 2009