I’m still trying to get all my software installed on this new machine. Waiting to hear back from Sonic Foundry about if I can get my software put on this machine (I feel like putting it on a fourth machine in nine years is on the cusp of not being reasonable & to be honest I can live with it only being on my music computer, it’s just convenient to be able to have it on my laptop if I need it) & then getting a friend to help me with a few things that I had on the old machine & couldn’t find my installation discs for & then hopefully I’ll be up & away. I’ve actually been thinking a little bit about abandoning the Microsoft Office Suite for Open Office. But I guess it’s easier to stick with my 8 year old versions that I know how to use. I did upgrade from Netscape Composer to Seamonkey Kompozer (or whatever it’s called) & I suppose in a week or so I’ll figure out if that’s going to work or if I need to try to track down Composer for my HTML WYSIWYG. The reason to try the upgrade is after editing files I needed to adjust the code by hand every time to accept some of the slightly fancier code I have in the site. I am hoping Kompozer (theoretically the continuation of Composer) doesn’t add a ton of extraneous code in the way things like Dreamweaver do.
I got in my copy of Coupling from Silent Media Projects & it looks pretty stellar. I was talking to Ben Collins (former Silber intern gone Silent Media label owner) about how great it looks & he was saying it ended up costing a lot more than he thought & he essentially needs to sell them all at full retail to break even. So if you have $14 extra dollars you should buy a copy. Also he did a series of interviews with a bunch of the people involved with the comp about how they came up with their contributions & their relationships with Stan Brakhage; here are the ones from Brian McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise), Brian John Mitchell (Small Life Form), & Ben Link Collins (Silent Media).
Did a little research on some flash music things that I’m going to add to the games section of the Silber site soon. I don’t know if anyone but me will waste their time fooling around with them. But I like the idea of one day having an office job & making beats on a drum machine all day long.
Last Night’s Dream:
I’m watching an interview with James Hetfield (Metallica) & he’s wearing the same dress shirt that I am (one with wavy lines in black & gray).