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Scheduled Downtime: 17 Aug 2006 20:50 GMT for 3 hours

Suith is moving home...

Just a quick note to say that this Thursday, 17th August 2006, the hosteverything.net primary server (suith) that your email and website is hosted on is going to be moved to a new hosting facility. The server needs to be physically moved from one side of London to the other in the process so your email and website won't be available for a period of approximately 3 hours, from 20:50 GMT onwards. I know this is a bit of a pain but the result will be faster, more reliable connectivity. And I won't have to pay an 80% increase in hosting fees.

Any email that is attempted to be delivered during the down-time should be delivered once the service is restored, so the effects should be negligible to those on UK time. Sorry if it's a bit more inconvenient to those in the USA and elsewhere.

published 2006.08.16

O'Death

Liking what I've heard so far.

I was reminded to post a link to O'death because of this email I got from them that made me smile:

hello dorian,
did you ever receive a cd from us? we have questionable records on this. let me know.

I haven't, but I'm waiting for it, o'death.

Ayurveda.

OK, so I'm slightly biased.

Angie, having finished her BSC with a first, has just stared practising at Yoga Place in Bethnal Green (London)

Over the 3 years she has been studying the insights that she's given me have helped provide some balance to my life, whether it's looking at my diet or enjoying an Ayurvedic treatment, such as a relaxing massage.

You can be certain that I'll make sure that, however new-age this may sound, I'll stop Angie from becoming a head wobbling hippie with no insight into what life is really like.

There is more information about Ayurveda , and a contact page, on Angie's site, which I'll obviously be expanding for her over time. She's just doing some initial ayurvedic consultations at the moment, as well as treatements, but she's getting very busy. So if you fancy trying it out... Book in

http://www.angiefraser.com

Colour Sound Records.

psychedelic, noise, free-jazz, and improv freak-out jams.

Colour Sound Records, a CD-R Label from New Jersey, approached as at PostEverything about the possibility of distributing them in the UK, so I've been listening to some of their recordings to get an idea of what they are like.

There is some really badly recorded (and tagged) stuff in there, but a couple of gems as well. My advize is get Firefox, install DownLoadThemAll! and snarf the lot, then decide what you like. If you like this kind of stuff at all, that is.

Network Downtime, Friday 28th July 7.30am to 7.50am

Poundhost are working on their network.

this might affect your access to hosteverything.net services:

Dear Customer,

We need to perform emergency maintenance on our core routers in our Maidenhead Data centre at 7.30am tomorrow morning. [28/07/2006 - BST]
This will unfortunately cause approx 20 minutes of network downtime, which we hope can be reduced if all goes well to just a few minutes downtime, however we are allowing a 20 minute window for worst case.

No action is needed on your part and this will only affect Maidenhead hosted customers, London is un-affected.

We apologise for the short notice on this maintenance, however it is critical to continued smooth running of the network.

Regards,

Matthew

published 2006.07.27

Children Talking

From the BBC Radio Series

Children Talking

Children Talking

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Children Talking - Side One

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Children Talking - Side Two

In 1961 Harold Williamson travelled the United Kingdom asking children questions about life. The resulting interview were broadcast on Radio 4 and later on Radio 2. A selection of the recordings were also released on Vinyl, which is what we have here.

I find these recoding amazing, they are such a fascinating document of the time. The history books are not full of the voices of children, of what they beleived, and their responses, and the questions and statements made by the interviewer, are a great document of what the world was like, through children's eyes, back then.

I originally brought this record as I thoguth it would make great sample material. I have yet to take advantage of that, but having listened to it again I thought it had to be shared.

Side One:
Where do Babies Come From?
(North Wales)
Who wants to be a Millionaire?
(Children of 'Top People')
Ambition
(The East End Of London)
School Life
(Newcastle)
Life in Hospital
(Leeds)
The World of Grown-ups
(Manchester)
Weddings
(Nottingham)
Running the Home
(Sunderland)

Side Two:
The Royal Family
(Northern Ireland)
God and the Bible
(Crawley)
What would you like to be?
(Manchester)
Dreams
(Liverpool)
Getting into trouble
(Burnley)
Christmas Nativity Play
(Sunderland)

Elsewhere In Between

Mixing Narrative

Elsewhere In Between is a project developed by Julie Myers which I helped her in the latter stages of, building a primitive video sequencer in Flash that uses a database of video clips to allow the user to make their own journey through the eyes of five film-makers in five countries.

The composer was originally developed by Julie in conjunction with BT's R&D facility with the intention of making an interactive DVD. At a late stage in the project it became apparent that a DVD would not be able to do what was desired.

This interface was built over 4 days to be given out on DVD to delegates to a conference organised by FACT, and used in a kiosk installations as well. Because it was built in Flash it was relatively trivial to create lower bandwidth video clips that could be played over the internet.

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