January 15th, 2005

ESA Portal – Sounds of an alien world

The photos and other information about the Huygens probe’s landing on Titan are fascinating enough, but there also exists sound. Specifically, a rather boring track of winds buffeting the probe upon descent, and a conversion of radar echoes that is fascinating. It’s an 8-bit minimalist masterpiece.

2. Radar echos from Titan’s surface
This recording was produced by converting into audible sounds some of the radar echoes received by Huygens during the last few kilometres of its descent onto Titan. As the probe approaches the ground, both the pitch and intensity increase. Scientists will use intensity of the echoes to speculate about the nature of the surface.


September 16th, 2004

Johnny Ramone died yesterday

Instead of sniffing glue to assuage your sadness, how about heading over to Steve’s MIDI Punk Page where you can listen to some “classics” in all their cheesy MIDI glory. Dictionaraoke should have some tracks, but their links are dead and the mirror is down. However somebody else has a mirror with Blitzkrieg Bop and I Wanna be Sedated.

Become a Ramone, yourself, with the Ramone Name Generator.

Does anybody have some better information on
K-Power magazine’s program version of “SLUG” (yes, and it was an article with Joey, but this is turning into a Ramones un-commonplace-book, thankyouverymuch).

Johnny, every time I eat vegetables, I’m gonna think of you.

UPDATE: 2012.05.01

Joey Latimer has a pdf of the SLUG article online. Latimer isn’t credited (that I can see), but based on his other articles, I think he wrote the code.

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