killing it, currently on the ReverbNation chart:
#29 Battlefield Earth
better yet, broadcast live today on Audioburger.com:
Episode 41: Rango’s Top 40 (2 of 2) \m/~
Rango’s counting up the top-40 tracks from the first 40 episodes of Rangounmuzzled. This week’s installment covers the last 18 episodes, featuring the best of the tracks from Rango’s guests and the best of Hempfest, as well as a rotation in the spotlight for some of his favorite Unmuzzled Artists.
The People Now
Matthew Meadows & Tim Hearn
#audioburger #comedy #hardrock #indie #indierock #progressiverock #progrock #rangothedog #rangounmuzzled #retrospective #revolution #top40
currently the banner show here (until tomorrow)
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Overheard on Facebook, after closing out two weeks of software engineering interviews in the emerald technopolis of Seattle during which I was given technical screens and phone interviews with more than a dozen people:
horrible interview question:
“suppose you have a pile of bits” – interviewer
things you could do to them:
look for obvious patterns
look for non-obvious patterns
^^^ not as obvious
shift the bits to the right or left (1x, 2x, 3x, etc)
flip the bits with logical operators (AND, OR, NOT, etc)
apply mathemtatical transforms on the bits (linear, squared, quadratic, log’d, etc)
apply computational transforms on the bits (gzip, rar, etc)
treat the bits as every known language.
treat the bits as media: image, video or music
treat the bits as time-series coordinates.
treat the bits as geospatial coordinates.
treat the bits as moves on a chessboard.
treat the offsets of the bits as the data
map the offsets of the bits to time-series axes
map the offsets of the bits to geospatial data
(etc and so forth)
now combine every one of these treatments
in every possible combination
as another steaming pile of bits,
use the results to a seed a training set.
and go back to the top,
lather / rinse / repeat
the ~8,563 of you who heard today’s broadcast of The Nervecast Radio Show know i’m weary of encountering this type of vacuous thinking in the preponderance of blinking-light UFO videos found on youtube and correspondingly passionate testimonies.
a) there’s no terrestrial/earthly explanation for the movements of what i saw / wasn’t flown by a human
a variation of
b) even modern military hardware can’t move that way
c) what i saw defied the laws of physics.
some answers from #rangothedog on the show today (paraphrasing):
a) you can now, today, on the web, buy a drone the size of a kite that can hover, fit it with tiny lights and fly it over your neighborhood at night. this will easily get you on youtube, where people can take a crap on camera and get millions of hits and $$ (but not #rangothedog, banned for life from compensation with no further appeal by Google AdSense).
b) what if there was a concentrated effort, with the full focus of the most powerful military in the world, to understand how insects fly, and scale it up into very small ( <1 meter) survellience and weapons delivery systems <=== if they didn’t do this they would be remiss, but then again they couldn’t reach concensus on a balanced budget, so maybe not. presumably those machines would be flown and tested at night and the cheapest way to measure and improve them would be to light them up with led’s and track them with commodity camera arrays, then translate the video to pixel streams for optimization analysis, looking for lift functions.
c) what if what you saw was a hologram projected on the mist from water balloons that were burst remotely using lasers on the ground, or other balloons highter up, or scaled up to project images onto clouds from satellites. had you thought of that? that’s not even original, i saw it at disney .
what if what you saw was projected into your brain remotely by a government or company that’s extended the thought-translation and memory-construction research done by private-sector organizations like Microsoft Research, delivered publicly to the research/educational community, and turned it into near-field memory-induction mind control weapons delivery systems. that kind of machine can be built, so you should assume it has been, and deployed.
also possible: the camera was “somewhat shaky”, you were “somewhat high/dreaming/drunk”, or experiencing a convincing hallucination predicated on extreme fatigue or one of many, many psychiatric disorders that are so common, there’s a huge bible-sized book called the dsm[iv++] that’s constantly revised by armies of psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, biologists, chemists, businessmen and publishers that are trying to apply a compression function to human behaviors and squeeze out a little margin $$ (can’t blame them, everybody needs bread and i believe they’re trying to help, just not succeeding in alignment with their pay).
“i think my boyfriend has been abducted by aliens” – the tango, on today’s show
“no tango for rango” – rango, all the time \m/~
some of you think i’m paranoid, and i have been, but not now. i’m emotionally stable and on top of my game, all systems go. i simply find the critical mass of uncritcal thinking worthy of an all-caps moment, but not going there, see previous point with back references for understanding reverse polish notation.
“all green lights” - Jonny Smokes
“feeling very programmery” – #rangothedog giving the nod to internationally acknowledged polymath Alexander Miller
Sunday, October 20th 2013
12:00 PM LA 3:00 PM NYC 8:00 PM BST
you all know where, but if i include the link #facebook will bury & extort.
(now on wordpress, it’s ok)
ps: Zucchero Craig you should catch a show, i think you’ll like it, and if you do i’d love to skype you in for an interview and surging indie viral lift. Rocky Milone please punch him in the shoulder and tell him to do it, i share his reel and he doesn’t even know it. the little guys, we stick together around here, it’s like the gang of misfit toys.
Today’s show is dedicated to my daughter.
Happy Birthday, Claire. So very proud of you <3 \m/~
Broadcast LIVE 10/13/2013 on Audioburger.com
Seattle musician JC Flow joins Rango the Dog on the console to spin tracks from his latest remixes, talk about his MTV video, and premiere 3 new songs. Also featuring music from unmuzzled artists Joe Sabatini, Janey Neal, Savage Henry, Spank, Starving Artists, Ben Badenhorst, Tim Hearn, Joe Gande, Sweet Davis, and the international Audioburger darlings the Hentai Babies.
It’s currently the posted show at audioburger, also where the live streams went out:
But that only lasts a day or so, and there was a problem with my mic today. I somewhat compensated for it after the show so the permarnent archives have better audio quality. really the better listening experience are here, i normalized the mic levels best I could and pumped up the signal ~4.5db::
#audioburger, #comedy, #currentevents, #hentaibabies, #hiphop, #indie, #jcflow, #pop, #prog, #progressiverock, #rango, #rangothedog, #rants, #rock
If I could give zero stars to T-Mobile on Yelp I would. The Lake City location, like all T-Mobile locations, enforces some pretty antagonistic customer service policies with zero wiggle room. I went there with my 45-day old Sony Xperia that would no longer accept a charge, my fourth total failure of a T-Mobile device in two years, with the same results as before: I walked away frustrated, with no phone but they had a pile of them behind the counter.
I had paid for the full compliment service warranty when I bought the phone, since my last 3 phones from T-Mobile had all died and I’d had this exact same experience before. In fact the only reason I bought the phone was because 3x fail on the steaming Samsung Galaxy was more than I could take.
The following things happend the last two days:
a) They would not give me a replacement phone there in the store, even though they had them in stock right there. Two days to wait for it by mail, during which I had scheduled job interviews. Same as the last 3 times, total customer support fail, leaving your phone company’s shop with no phone.
b) They told me it would cost $50, then $30, then $5 to “service the warranty” (I talked to three different people). I refused to pay it!! This notion is totally bankrupt and not disclosed clearly during the purchase of the “warranty”. Fortunately the counter help agreed to wave the fee, which means they have the authority and should be waving them for every remotely irrate customer (better: everybody, get rid of the stupid fee).
c) The first day the manager failed to even offer me the option for a loaner phone, even as I was pointing out their horrible customer service policies and how many times this had happened before. When I went in there the second day I had to pay $50 for a seriously crappy phone, but at least the women who handled the transaction did her best to take care of everything (thank you, Elizabeth).
d) After going there twice, they still require me to take home my old phone so that they can ship me a UPS box and then I can get back in the car and go to UPS. Last time this happened I walked through the rain and the cold and brought the phone to the clerk at the Alderwood Mall T-Mobile (also horrible in every way, zero stars), and when he said “How can I help you?” I gave him the box and told him I wanted him to walk and drive through the wind and rain to UPS to return this crappy phone, because that’s what they wanted me to do. Then I left! I related this story to Elizabeth today and she offered to let me bring the phone in there so I don’t have to go all the way to UPS but then explained it was a policy rooted in liabilty so that it was unclear if she’d be able to do that.
e) Some unique images and videos are still on that brick phone with no way to get them off, unless in fact the automatic backups have been working but I doubt it sinse the thing won’t hold a charge and has been spontaneously discharging.
f) I was informed that if there was water damage to the phone, I would be assessed a $130 charge to “service the warranty”. Of course the main reason I bought the stupid thing (regret): it’s a waterproof phone.
Total #customer #support #horrorshow, #epic #fail \m/~
premiering <<< right now >>> in south florida,
very privileged to have taken part in this cutting edge piece of mashup art,
what a great cast and amazing creativity, storyline and execution.
a feature length, animated science fiction opera
from composer Sabrina Pena Young
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera
“one girl to save the world”
quoting the article:
Peña Young, a bubbly, intensely energetic native of South Florida, has created an animated “virtual opera” called Libertaria, a self-scripted sci-fi dystopia she cast entirely online, finding her singers through websites, Facebook and other Internet forums and having them send in vocal recordings of their parts. She’s never met most of the volunteer cast.
In addition to playing the music herself on an electronic keyboard, Peña Young also created about 75 percent of the animation for her hourlong work. Libertaria is probably the very first machinima opera, and its world premiere screening is set for Saturday afternoon at Calvary United Methodist Church in Lake Worth.
“If ‘Star Wars’ had taken place 100 years ago, it would have been an opera,” Peña Young said last month from her home in Buffalo, N.Y. “That’s what I’ve been trying to bring to people, that you can listen to this music, that you can enjoy this music, and it doesn’t have to be something where you’re sitting there saying, ‘This isn’t for me,’ or ‘This has no place today’ …
“It’s a way to bring opera to a wider audience, a younger audience, and then also a way to bring it online,” she said.
Libertaria is set in a post-apocalyptic United States in 2139, which has been devastated by a nuclear war that has ruined the environment and transformed the polity into warring factions. A castoff girl named Libertaria, abandoned in the Lady Liberty Souvenir Shop as an infant, has escaped the Factory (an evil place of test-tube human manufacture) and made her way to the territory of New Miami.
There she meets Simeon, an underground guardian of children who are being victimized by the masters of the Factory, an alliance known as the Collective. The seeds are sown for rebellion, which Libertaria is soon to lead.
Peña Young, who is currently finishing on a novel based on her script, said she could see something along these lines happening.
“Part of the reason I wrote the opera was to be a prophet: This is what could happen, but if we change things now, it probably won’t happen … It’s taken to the extreme-extreme-extreme, but on the other hand, the threads that run through it are threads of what’s going on now,” she said. “For instance, our government is supposed to be representative of the people, but if you ask anybody, they say, ‘What are they doing up there?’”
[ from here ]
what a beautiful day!!! thank you so much, sabrina!!! brilliant!!!
UI Developer at Koverse.com.
I’m a former Microsoft Software Engineer, recently back on the Redmond campus working on contract with Microsoft Research. Last year I left a very promising engineering job on the core development team at PredixionSoftware.com, a startup on its second round of venture capital developing predictive analysis data visualization tools, to work as an independent developer and technology mash-up artist.
I’m also a writer, musician and graphic artist with a significant web presence. I’m a retired ballet dancer (Houston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Austin) and Seattle-area top-10 independent metal guitarist, currently recording vocals for the animated opera Liberteria, rolling out in October 2013. I also enjoy combining graphical collateral with my programming and musical interests to create deeply textured composites, animated stills, and extremely complex music videos with running narratives that cross from Facebook over to YouTube and back again, all of which I wrote, performed and produced myself. As of September 2013, a selection of my images are on display in New York City at the See.Me Exhibition gallery. My radio internet shows are currently reaching 5,000+ live listeners each week with no upper bound on the podcast plays, and my social engagement score as measured by Klout frequently exceeds that of the many of the local radio stations and their DJ’s.
After nearly two decades of programming and a three year output of mash-up artwork spanning ~4000 images, 40 songs and videos, and 34 radio shows, I enjoy work that allows me to leverage the breadth of my talents and contribute comprehensively to projects in order to help drive them to success, whether it’s application design and implementation, analysis and reporting, graphic design and collateral, or multimedia content development. For more information about my music, video and graphic arts content, as well as samples of my writing, music, and imagery, please refer to one of the following websites, or contact me directly for high resolution images.
Profile & Portfolio
Facebook Band Page
Current Development Environment
|C#, ASP.NET, CSS3, HTML5
REST, WCF and Win32 Services
|Visual Studio 2012 & SQL Server 2012
Current Professional EngagementMicrosoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-7329 (425) 882-8080 (425) 706-7329 http://www.microsoft.com
Software Engineer 5/2013 to 10/2013
Previous Development Environments
|C#, ASP.NET, CSS3, HTML5
REST, WCF and Win32 Services
|Visual Studio 2010 and prior
|Silverlight & Excel Clients||SQL Server 2008/2012|
|Win32 API, .Net Framework 2.x-4.0Android Development KitPerl/Mason/Java Development||Windows Clients & ServerUbuntu & Red Hat LinuxKindle Development Kit|
|Azure Web Services||Amazon Web Services|
Previous Professional EngagementsAmazon
Web Developer 01/13 to 04/13
Worked on assignments with the Amazon Prime team. Developed Out-Of-Box-Experience code in CSS3 & Html5 for Kindles in multiple international markets. Also developed new dialogs for the single page check-out experience for messaging Prime in the US and UK on the Amazon retail website.Predixion Software
Software Development Engineer 8/2011 to 7/2012
Most of my work at PredixionSoftware was focused on UI development for their client, primarily Silverlight but more recently Excel. However, I’m comfortable working on the middle and back-end tiers and have significant experience doing both.
Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-7329 (425) 882-8080 (425) 706-7329 http://www.microsoft.com
Bing Maps SDE II 9/2007 to 8/2011
Recent Professional EngagementsVolt Technical Resources 11261 Willows Road, Suite 200 Redmond, WA 98052
|Microsoft Contract SDE4||
10/2006 to 09/2007
|HRIT Performance Management, Developer Division|
|Microsoft Contract SDE4||
02/2006 to 06/2006
|Vista Accessibility Team|
Professional HighlightsCatapult Systems Corp. 3001 Bee Caves Rd. Austin, TX78746 (512)328-8181 http://www.catapultsystems.com
11/1995 to 11/2005
|Catapult Systems Inquisitehttp://www.inquisite.com|
|Application Architect||11/1995 to 12/1996|
|PowerDoc for PowerBuilder / Visual Basic|
For a more exhaustive history and personal background, please contact me directly for a more complete narrative that includes my early work history.
Rango Unmuzzled: Episode XXII – LIVE from the Swamp Deck July 7th 2013
Exclusive World Premiere of 22 24 by Matt Young / John Q. Public
Rango brings spotlight focus on tracks from Matt Young / John Q. Public’s Greed, culminating in the world premiere of an Audioburger Radio Shows / Rangounmuzzled exclusive track: 22 24. Includes songs from Savage Henry, The People Now, JC Flow, Triage Revival Project, Joe Funktastic, Shade Law, Simon James White, Traffic Experiment, Matthew Martinek, Steve Gardner, Kara Johnstad, Patrick Kindy, Tim Hearn, Beth Hart, Volume Conflict, Janey Neal, Parker Bombshell, Civilized Tears, Jed McConkey, Dai Sharkey, Simon Collins, Ariel Eschar, MikeWhitePresents and other artists as Rango pays tribute to Franklin and finally brings an end to the 10 episode run of Season III: Agency.
post-processed and rebalanced for downloads:
for sharing & feedback:
This weeks’ episode for one more day:
Season III – Episode 6 LIVE
#rango casts the spotlight around the room and hits some favorites from prior episodes going all the way back to the first shots fired by Simon James White on Season I – Episode 1, Riot in the UK. We hear from Joe Funktastic, Southern Experience, Six String Woody, guitar heros Katsumi Yoshihara and Rick Rousseau. Amidst random jabs at the sore spots in the UFO community’s most recent disclosure we also hear from John Q. Public, newcomers Janey Neal and Kara Johnstad, as well as staples Savage Henry and The People Now. Includes tracks from Jed McConkey & Tony Floyd Kenna, Simon Collins, Don Sinyo, Shade Law, Shaun Peace, Budd Zunga, Civilized Tears, Anchorage, Alaska, Kevin Byrne & Parker Bombshell along with plenty of messages to the NSA and opaque duck humor for Mike Hartman since we forgot to play his track after a shakey start. Tim Hearn contributes his lead guitar mastery to one of my tracks, as he tends to do \m/
by popular demand, Sunday June 16th ~ LIVE
Rango Unmuzzled: Who’s Your Daddy? (Unscheduled Father’s Day Show)
12:00 PM Left Coast – 3:00 PM Right Coast – 8:00 PM Old Mother Hubbard (UK)
we couldn’t fit everybody into the Season III, Episode 6: Allies, our scheduled season finale. so we’re going back on the air to hear from folks like Mike Hartman, Patrick Kindy and Bullofa Cristix, along with Rangounmuzzled regulars Simon James White, Savage Henry, John Q. Public and The People Now. expect to hear from JC Flow, Joe Funktastic and Janey Neal, as well as more blather on UFO’s, the NSA and other topics of various degrees of irrelevance as we unmuzzle the old black dog and let him roam around the 19th episode without a leash.
also expect: better narrative audio, an angel has given us a new microphone .
“don’t pee there. please? ok fine, that’s your spot now” – rangothedog to rango the <actual><dog>