December 17th, 2008

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YuleTube: Mannheim Steamroller

Yes, I listen to Mannheim Steamroller. I've listened to Mannheim Steamroller going all the way back to their first album, Fresh Aire. Sure, it's pop-y, new wave-y, synth-y, and at times schmaltz-y. But I enjoy it. Call it a guilty pleasure.

And the holiday music is nice, just the thing for putting on in the background and feeling all gung-ho at Christmas. Here's "Joy to the World"

Besides, without Mannheim Steamroller what music would overachieving techy house decorators use for sychronizing their lights? Light displays behind the cut, for brevity.
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There's plenty more "house lights and music" displays at YouTube. Plenty more. Believe me.
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Greatest. Demo. Ever.

December 9, 1968: Douglas Englebart and his SRI group do a demo called "A Research Center For Augmenting Human Intellect".

You name it, it was in that demo. The mouse. Cut and paste on-screen text editing. Hyperlinks. File links. Real-time collaboration with audio and video conference. Computer developments that have become commonplace in the last 40 years but were revolutionary back then.

The demo is available online at a Stanford-run site, both in parts and as the entire 100 minute demo. Stanford News had a recent article about the anniversary of the demo and an associated association last week.

Want to know how you do the future? This is how you do the future. Check it out!
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm also "jeffsoesbe")

  • 06:14 awake, running the morning, wondering if there's a dock on the horizon. #
  • 14:40 work holiday party was run (played Rock Band, ended up with a cheese serving tray). Now it's planning out my future time. #
  • 16:30 Jack Sparrow may just have found a dock. #
  • 21:05 @kevinkenan Nothing official yet, but all signs point to good. #
  • 21:07 @StoneTable Excellent! I bet it feels wonderful... #
  • 21:07 @JeremiahTolbert Ethiopian food is marvelous. Injera. Doro Wat. Yummmm #
  • 21:07 listening to Nutcracker, eating cookies, preparing for doing more work! #
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