I was poking around on Google Street View today, and I realized you can actually zoom out fairly far and still get the blue layer that shows you their coverage. They've got a massive amount of coverage in the Chicago area, sprawling all the way out to Milwaukee, Madison, Rockford, and even Dubuque.
I am a developer with fifteen years of professional experience. I am seeking full-time employment in New York. I love making tools work together, exploring data, and finding ways to help people be more productive with technology. I am an avid photographer, a curious musician, and a nature nerd, and I look for ways to apply my skills to my hobbies. I currently serve as the senior developer at a mid-sized ISP.
This is what happens when I put my iPod on random during the walk into work in the morning:
This has got to be about the coolest performance I've seen, and not just because it was bloody cold and windy. The Continuum keyboard by itself is fascinating; it's essentially a piano keyboard with a continuum of pitches and an extra dimension of modulation. But it's clever: It can tune itself so that you don't have to be precise in order to play in tune, but it doesn't get in your way when you want to bend pitches or slide up and down. The output is MIDI, which controls a synthesizer, which in turn modulates a pair of Tesla coils!
Zounds! The crackling of the electricity through the air is music, and not just something you could generously construe as music, but totally rocking tunes, polyphonic, melodic and harmonic, expressive, and dangerous.
Here's one more short video. Hopefully EOH will post some high-quality videos with better sound; it looked like they had some decent recording equipment set up.
Congratulations to the people at the 2008 UIUC Engineering Open House who put this together!
What can I say; you can really taste the goat.
I first had Blue Goat about a year or so ago at Crane Alley, and I've been looking for it (very passively) ever since. It is good stuff. It's slightly fruity in the nose, not too complex, but not subtle either. It's a doppelbock, which I have recently learned means "double bock". So I guess more bock is better.