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I found an interesting open/free circuit tonight that I wanted to price out on OSH Park.  The circuit designer was awesome enough to make the design files freely available on the interwebs...but unfortunately (out of the box) they fail the OSH Park upload checker.  "Ok, that's fine, you get what you pay for" I think...I'll just open the files in Eagle and save into a newer version or investigate what's missing...

I haven't installed Eagle PCB in a while (certainly not since I had to reinstall this laptop after the most recent HD failure).  So I go to the download page, grab the installer and run it and.....of course, it fails.

But it fails due to missing 32-bit libs.

20150117-rage-face.jpg

It's 2015!  Seriously?  I've suffered with Eagle for more than 15 years now, and in spite of all my persistent gripes about usability flaws and UI cruft, we still sometimes have to use it...but now there's now this problem?  

Seriously CadSoft, it's 2015...

This is great.  If you're interested in active listening, field recordings, soundscapes, or amibent sound/music, this is a pretty good primer and talks about the origins of the term "acoustic ecology" as a movement.

S1 show
Thursday, November 20th 2014 8:59am
Tags: s1 pdx noise portland mshr

Fantastic noise show at S1 tonight.  Excellent sets all around!  I didn't capture much, but the MSHR set was absolutely amazing and I offer up a few clips:

PIL -> Pillow?
Monday, November 17th 2014 7:05am
Tags: python, code, software

I was pleased to learn that the Python Imaging Library (PIL) has a modernized fork called Pillow.  From the Pillow site:

The fork authors’ goal is to foster active development of PIL through:

This is great news for me, because there are several projects (this site included) that use PIL, and I have been worried about its future.  In addition to the infrequent PIL releases, the lack of Python 3 support in PIL was starting to be a real drag...and it was the main thing that kept some of us on Python 2.7.

So yeah, it's nice to have a path forward...time to embrace the fork and move on.  I will miss the PIL acronym.

Child's Play, huh?
Monday, November 3rd 2014 7:08am
Tags: movies, horror

Somebody is being either clever or naive -- spotted this at the checkout line:

childs play

"Childs Play" -- not a kids movie.

This instructable is rad
Sunday, September 28th 2014 11:29pm
Tags: instructable creepy mask face
Terror child in kabuki mask...
Friday, September 26th 2014 10:58pm
Tags: horror terror illusion

This video doesn't do it justice...but I was shocked to see this terrifying child in a kabuki mask staring in the window earlier:

Spoiler: It's not actually a child...it's a mop.