from the voyager, as it left the solar system
the hubble ultra-deep field image
-The Planetary Society's Catalog of Exoplanets, including Earth-likes
-The Drake Equation & Sagan's Explanation
-Watch Sagan's Cosmos
-If you have netflix: 400 years of the Telescope, also a higher quality stream of Cosmos is there too.
noted by erik at 22:59
analog sequencer experimentation by radiophonic
noted by erik at 00:00
The guts of the 10 step analog sequencer I just finished building, which will output control voltages to the moog.
There's nothing digital to be found, just a couple hundred point to point wirings with discrete componentry. I don't build electronics much anymore, but I was inspired by some work by subotnick and others done with Moog and Buchla back when you could buy these from producers. I got a little ways before I moved, but then focused on making that transition and left it until now.
The trend to digital equipment is largely a marketing trend, much like that seen in bicycles (and everywhere, really). Quality manufacturers still exist in this domain though, too, like the aforementioned moog and buchla. This kit was purchased through curious inventor and lends itself the hobbyist.
I also had a great interview today for a position with a housing development project that's just a mile away, fingers crossed!
noted by erik at 22:20