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Bookmarks for 16 Jun 2011

  • WX5 – MIDI Controllers – Music Production Tools – Products – Yamaha United States
    "The Yamaha WX5 Wind MIDI Controller – Plays Like a Woodwind, Sounds Like … Anything You Like!" (musical_instrument )
  • EWI4000s
    "The Akai Professional EWI4000S is a giant leap in the evolution of wind instruments. The heart of the EWI4000S is its "first in the industry" built-in sound module that lets musicians plug a wireless MIDI or audio set up into the base of the EWI, and move freely around the stage without being tethered by wires." (musical_instrument )
  • Michael Legge’s Blog: The Brown Blues.
    Damning (but wonderful) review… "Let me make this very, very clear: there are NO jokes in Good Mourning Mrs. Brown, there are just things that people say. It might as well be "Forgot my umbrella. Honestly, I'd forget my own head if it wasn't attached" followed by a rolling hate-thunder of laughter. In fact, when they actually tried jokes they were just bizarre." (humour theatre review comedy )
  • 500 Internal Server Error
    500 Internal Server Error (none)
  • A Hoax: Apology to readers
    Someone who turns out not to be the titular Gay Girl in Damascus apologises: "I never expected this level of attention. While the narrative vo?ce may have been fictional, the facts on th?s blog are true and not m?sleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about…" (hoaxes blogging culture )
  • Why Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8
    "Windows developers have invested a lot of time, effort, and money into the platform. Over the years, they've learned Win32, COM, MFC, ATL, Visual Basic 6, .NET, WinForms, Silverlight, WPF. All of these technologies were, at one time or another, instrumental in creating desktop applications on Windows. [...] Hearing that Windows 8 would use HTML5 and JavaScript for its new immersive applications was, therefore, more than a little disturbing to Windows developers. Such a switch means discarding two decades of knowledge and expertise of Windows development—and countless hours spent learning Microsoft's latest-and-greatest technology—and perhaps just as importantly, it means discarding rich, capable frameworks and the powerful, enormously popular Visual Studio development environment, in favor of a far more primitive, rudimentary system with substantially inferior tools." (microsoft html5 windows javascript programming )

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