Monthly Archives: August 2015

HOWTO: One big file from a YouTube playlist

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Born To Run, I decided to watch Cory Arcangel perform his classic Glockenspiel Addendum. He’s posted videos from a 2008 concert to YouTube, so it should be no problem, right? Well, the version he posted is in eight parts. Fine for YouTube, but I don’t […]

Computer Chronicles: Internet

Who says online users are a bunch of anti-social geeks? That’s the Icon Byte Bar in San Francisco, one of the first six or eight “electronic cafes” to open in the mid 1990s, according to rec.food.drink.coffee. And this is another episode of the PBS program Computer Chronicles, where today we’re talking about the Internet. First […]

Misogyny on Mars

Even though The Martian was only officially released last year, I felt like it sat in my to-read pile for way too long before I finally got to it this week. And while I really enjoyed the book, I was disappointed by the lonely protagonist’s occasional sexist comments, which were unnecessary, a little cheap, and […]