Brad Fuller

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OLPC in Nigeria

Jessica Dolcourt posted a great article on the One Laptop Per Child initiative in Nigeria on CNET news. We are finally seeing the beginning of the first deployments of the laptop. I think we're going to be impressed with what... read more

OLPC in Nigeria

Jessica Dolcourt posted a great article on the One Laptop Per Child initiative in Nigeria on CNET news. We are finally seeing the beginning of the first deployments of the laptop. I think we're going to be impressed with what... read more

PayPerNote 1.0 - an advanced note management program

April 10 2009

CONTACT Earl Vickers The Sound Guy, Inc. http://www.sfxmachine.com PayPerNote 1.0 Saratoga, CA - April 1, 2009 The Sound Guy, Inc. has announced the release of PayPerNote 1.0, an advanced note management program. PayPerNote analyzes audio or MIDI inputs and allows performers to view exactly how much they're getting paid on… read more

John Adams Interviewed on KQED

December 23 2008

Michael Krasny gabs with John Adams on KQED's Forum about his music, book and life. A must listen. And don't forget to enjoy his opera "Doctor Atomic" about Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb. Playing now on your local PBS station.... read more

XO Laptop delivered in Columbia

December 23 2008

I haven't mentioned the OLPC XO laptop for kids in a while. But, it's worth noting that Nicholas Negroponte has delivered XO laptops to Columbian children in an area that was once controlled by guerrillas. In this TED Video he discusses the project, on the road, and why laptops are… read more

SF Electronic Music Festival this week

September 02 2008

Tom Duff from the SF Electronic Music Festival committee reminds us of this week's agenda. - The festival is from Wed-Sat 8pm and Sunday 7pm. - Box Office and Installation open one hour before concert time. The 2008 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Project Artaud Theater 450 Florida Street, San… read more

Revolutionary new Audio Product

March 23 2008

I don’t usually recommend audio products in this post. But I think you’ll agree, this is an important milestone. The press release says it works for Windows and Mac, but it'd probably work on Linux as well. INFINITUDE!™ 1.0 Dynamic Exaggeration Plug-in! Saratoga, CA - April 1, 2008 The Sound… read more

Audio Quality on the Web

November 15 2007

I just downloaded the new Miro player (formally Democracy Player). It's very nice, seems to organize videos reasonably well, is free, multi-platform, open source and includes features I believe all video players should provide. But, when I got to checking... read more

TV Ad Sound Designs

June 01 2007

Recent postings in a sound design group have posted some examples of great sound design in television commercials. Here are some of my favorites: ... read more

Pandora's Everywhere!

May 23 2007

If you're a frequent user of the free Pandora music service, as I am, you've noticed their powerful web interface has been updated. Along with the update are two new announcements providing users access to Pandora's large music database, and... read more

OLPC on ABC's 60 Minutes

May 21 2007

If you missed it, see 60 Minutes interview with Negroponte about the teams dreams and the origin of the laptop idea. Also in the news: Negroponte says Intel should be ashamed of itself... read more

Free Open-Source Multitrack Recorder - Ardour 2

May 04 2007

If you haven't heard, Paul Davis and friends have just released the second version of Ardour - a free open-source multitrack recorder for Linux and now for OSX. The intro on the site gives a good summary: "Ardour capabilities include:... read more

http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmedia/blog/2007/03/post_7.html

March 23 2007

The Linux Audio Conference is in full swing until March 25th in Berlin. If you can't make it, you can view the streams during the program. As in previous years, the streams will be archived and made available after the... read more

Audio Sessions of GDC 2007

March 06 2007

I have created a variety of views for the Audio sessions for this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (much faster than waiting for GDC's site). Even if you are not a composer or sound designer, there are plenty... read more

Microsoft must pay in MP3 Lawsuit

February 28 2007

I'm sure you've heard the news that Microsoft must pay $1.5B as the result of a lawsuit brought by Alcatel-Lucent. You can read about it, but it sure is a good lesson. You better do your homework before licensing patents.... read more

Sophie: an Open-source Multimedia Tool

February 19 2007

Sophie, a project to create multimedia books, is now available in Alpha release. Based on Squeak, Sophie is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sophie is not a tool to render traditional paper... read more

More on OLPC!

January 06 2007

Bert Freudenberg found a great video on the One Laptop Per Child initiative. A very informative video created by eSchool news showing the strengths of the laptop and footage of the founder and director Nicholas Negroponte. Bert has more about... read more

Musicovery - a visual radio

December 08 2006

Building on Frederic Vavrille's Liveplasm site (a visual search engine he created 3 years ago), Mr. Vavrille has created a visually-entertaining web radio where listeners select music from a mood-energy matrix or from a genre selection box. Manuel Lima... read more

"a really wacky idea" comes to life

November 30 2006

Good article in today's NY Times about the One Laptop Per Child initiative. "Mary Lou Jepsen, the chief technologist for the project, likes to refer to the insight that transformed the machine from utopian dream to working prototype as "a... read more

Beyond Tivo

November 01 2006

There is no shortage of opinions about the fate of television - be it professionally created or user generated content (UGC.) Views range from the misguided "UGC has changed TV forever! Power to the People!" — to the pensive... read more

Beyond Tivo

November 01 2006

There is no shortage of opinions about the fate of television - be it professionally created or user generated content (UGC.) Views range from the misguided "UGC has changed TV forever! Power to the People!" — to the pensive... read more

New Name: Children's Machine

August 25 2006

If you've been following my blog, you've been aware of the One Laptop Per Child milestones. Last week, The One Laptop Per Child initiative put a name on their first laptop device. The new name is "Children's Machine" or... read more

Bob Moog Foundation for Electronic Music

August 21 2006

I received an email letter today from Bob Moog's daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa. The Moog family has established the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation for Electronic Music. The letter states that they have "...carefully chosen objectives, each tied to his life and... read more

Open-Source Windows Media for All Platforms

August 15 2006

According to CNET, RealNetworks will release open-source software at the end of this year to allow non-Windows software to play Windows Media files (WMV and WMA.) All made possible by ... read more

Magnatune - a step toward fair play?

August 10 2006

John Buckman says he created Magnatune out of personal frustration with record labels and to give artists a fair deal. Does their tagline "We Are Not Evil" ring true for artists? ... read more

Magnatune - a step toward fair play?

August 10 2006

John Buckman says he created Magnatune out of personal frustration with record labels and to give artists a fair deal. Does their tagline "We Are Not Evil" ring true for artists? ... read more

Open Source in 1981 - The IBM PC

August 06 2006

Ever wonder what the world of computing would be like if the IBM PC was originally created in an atmosphere of open-source?... read more

One Laptop Per Child - prototype video

July 13 2006

Following along with our fun adventure of the One Laptop Per Child initiative is a video of the first working model, courtesy of RedHat. Take a look! More videos for those who want to investigate the OLPC initiative. I'm currently... read more

The State of Podcasts & Vlogs

July 11 2006

The technical quality of most vlogs and podcasts today are... in a word... yucky. It's tiring reading about the advances in multimedia on the web only to find, time and time again, pathetic production values in podcasts and vlogs (Scoble... read more

No Stinkin' OS := SqueakNOS

July 02 2006

Following on the heals of my blog "We Don't Need No Stinkin' OS", is a project to do just that: eliminate the OS. SqueakNOS is an aggressive project, to say the least. What makes someone think they can bypass years... read more

First Working Model of OLPC $100 laptop

June 09 2006

Last week I reported pictures surfacing of the $100 laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project. eWeek.com recently reported the first working model made by PC Manufacturer Quanta. Good articles if you are keeping up with the progress of this admirable project. Pictures too! Note that Python and a version… read more

One Laptop Per Child - first photos

May 26 2006

The One Laptop Per Child program has posted pictures of the first working laptop model. Interesting! I trust the OLPC team will seriously consider squeak to be included on the laptop for the ride around the world. (For more information on squeak and learning see the Squeakland site. Also of interest… read more

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