Monthly Archives: December 2011
While I do feel tremendously sorry for the individual in the yellow shirt he has the honour of providing a superb example of a two OSS shock principles: ‘poke it with a stick’ and ‘doubleshock’. “Poke it with a stick” … Continue reading
Thought I’d lighten the mood a little. Note that although assets are present which could assist repair they do not choose to do so. Raising important questions about how to predict effective repair.
I was recently reminded of a speech which was originally related to me by a good friend. The so-called “whisky” speech of US politician Noah S. Sweat. “My friends, “I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this … Continue reading
According to this article on the BBC, researcher Tijl de Bie (pronunced ‘Tell’, if you’re interested) and his team have shown that musical hits can be predicted if you include both loudness and danceability. This is an interesting one. Our … Continue reading
I enjoyed Ed’s recent post about modern music, and thought I’d have a bash myself. As I see it we have two competing views. The first, shown immediately below, represents a direct conflict between loud and soft music, expressed at … Continue reading
“A meme is “an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.” During the … Continue reading
“Legends are not created by diaries, but they can be destroyed by them.” – Michael Palin I agree with this analysis, and wonder what this tells us about legends. Further, what does it tell us about creation and destruction?