My old trusty Sony headphones broke where the headpiece joins the earpiece a while back. I tried gluing them a couple of time but by the third break I knew they would never work out. I got myself a nice pair of Sennheiser HD25 Mk II’s which I’ve always loved. I took them for a test drive this weekend and recorded the result and named it Wizz, Bang, Boing.
It is 2 hour psychedelic trance journey to a damp land inhabited by heavy wild things stomping about bending balloons into fantastic shapes as robot insects flit between the speaker stacks looking for their guitars.
Update: I have moved this 200+ MB mix to adrive.com. You should be able to download it with no problems now!
linkage: download via the demo mix page
The sixth chakra in Kundalini yoga, the Anja, is located in the centre of the forehead. Also known as the third eye it is a focal point for inner reflection and symbolises a connection to the higher mental powers. With recent (>100 years) discoveries in Western science fingers point to the pineal gland as being the physical representation of the third eye. The possibility that the pineal gland could be a vestigal third physical eye is backed up with research into New Zealand’s native lizard, the Tuatara.
This short informative article highlights research into the pineal gland and the relationship between neurotransmitters like serotonin and melatonin, the third eye and psychactive substances like LSD-25.
linkage: biological function of the third eye
I have been keeping an eye on the compact PC market for a while now, eying the pico and nano ITX form factors but they remain on the expensive side. The micro Fit PC has been slimmed down and will be released in September 2008 touted as worlds smallest green PC. A mere 6W and running at 12V allows for easy hook up to a car or solar collection system running from a self contained water resistant enclosure you can hold in your palm. It features on board components like soldered memory retaining a removable 2.5 inch disk.
fit-PC Slim Barebones (256MB, no WiFi, no HDD) – $220
fit-PC Slim Diskless (512MB, WiFi, no HDD) – $245
fit-PC Slim Linux (512MB, WiFi, 60GB hard disk with Ubuntu and Gentoo pre-installed) – $295
fit-PC Slim XP (512MB, WiFi, 60GB hard disk with Windows XP Home SP3 pre-installed) – $335
linkage: fit- pc slim
Have you ever wonder whether insects are affected by stress? Some researchers have devised an experiment to see if they can find out which uses fake ‘robot’ spiders to capture and then release a bee unharmed so they can then watch it’s future behaviours for signs of stress.
linkage: via science news
If you’ve ever been into card games and have some time to kill take a look at Kongai from Kongregate (an online gaming service). Kongai is collectible – but you get given a new card for winning matches and/or by completing challenges on other games on Kongregate. There are only 50 or so cards – most of which are characters. You take 3 characters into battle and then use a scissors, paper, rock combat system to render your opponents characters to dust.
linkage: play kongai