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Archive for August, 2009

Station Fire at Night

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Tonight, I drove into Sunland/Tujunga while Jenna took these photographs of the Station Fire.

Redesign Throes during the Dot-com Bubble

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Goodbye ugly ads.

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I feel like I’m being bribed by Google. Three days ago, they sent me an email that began… Hi, We’re writing to let you know about an upcoming update in your AdSense account designed to help you generate the maximum revenue from your ad units. You’ll soon be able to allow multiple ad networks to […]


Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The previous blog entry was a little too subtle. How’s this? Wanna hire a krazy dad? Click here to leave a message.

The end of a long commute nears

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The headline: jbum looks for new job. For the past three years or so I’ve been commuting an hour and change to Santa Monica from the Burbank/Pasadena area. First to Yahoo! where I did front-end development for Yahoo! Music, and then to Topspin, a music industry startup that helps musicians acquire fans and sell music […]

Möbius Music Box

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Hey, remember that music box kit I was playing with a few months ago? Vi Hart had the brilliant idea of twisting the paper into a Möbius strip! This effectively doubles the length of the music and presents an interesting compositional challenge. Check out the video!

The color of us (continued)

Friday, August 7th, 2009

In order to understand the MOB Brown / orange shift phenomenon I’ve discussed in the previous post and elsewhere, I produced a series of histograms, showing the relative proportions of images in each set that average to a particular hue. In this collection of photographs of poppy flowers, you can see a clear preponderance of […]

The color of us

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I’ve been doing some new research on the “MOB Brown” or “Orange Shift” phenomenon I first blogged about back in 2006. As part of that research, I’ve produced a number of intriguing composite images, which I thought I would share here. Before I proceed, I should acknowledge that some of this art resembles the work […]

Crooked Waltz

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

A few people recently asked for sheet music to my piano piece Crooked Waltz, which you can hear on my out-of-tune piano in a living room recording here. In this piece the time signature changes all over the place, but when played properly, the changes aren’t too noticeable. Here’s a rough sketch of the piece, […]