In2Deep – a deep house mix tape

I’m proud to say that I used to be DJ Tim The Groovedigger and from about ’91 to ’98 used to have residencies and run club nights playing all manner of dance music.

My favourite spell was running a regular Brighton night In2Deep which I brought down with me from Oxford (where we had a great Sunday night at PoNaNa). Heavily influenced by Paul Trouble Anderson it was a proper US deep house and garage night. Here is one of the best remaining mix tapes for your delectation.

In2Deep – a deep house mix tape

Tracklisting: Read more »

Classy Robotic CGI Showreel

Beautiful Staff Pick from Vimeo – Box from Bot & Dolly, featuring some great CGI, clever robotic program design, a lovely black and white mood and a great soundtrack. Watch on a retina Mac if you get the chance – beautiful!

Tech Round Up Aug 16th

51471-chromecast

Google have stolen the spotlight back from Apple with 2 new developments in recent weeks. First and most importantly is there move into the space most commonly dominated by Apple since it’s conception of Airplay. Chromecast is a cheap new, small plug in device that works with any TV with an HDMI jack and allows you to stream content from other devices to it. The most common platform for streaming is likely to be Youtube and you can easily start a video playing on your computer Read more »

Drum and Bass – Lost in Space & Divaz n Bass

Still love this old late nineties drum and bass mix tape of mine which is now up on Youtube. For me this was a golden era of drum and bass, after all the ragga and attitude of the dying rave scene had petered out and a new era was heralded by the likes of LTJ Bukem, Photek, John Beltran, et al. It was an era of non-cheesy, non-chipmunk female vocals and hanging chords, and as much about the space between as the bass extremes. I think the sound has stood the test of time but maybe that’s just my nostalgia wafting over me again. Hope you like it – Big Up Yer Ches’

Urban Outlaw – Magnus Walker Porsche

How much of a legend is this guy! And what a great video. Simple story, but something really different. A very lucky guy who’s been able to do exactly what he’s wanted to do. He’s kept the faith and is earning quite a reputation for himself and his wonderful work.
Full video credits here: http://www.reelhouse.org/mos/urbanoutlaw/urbanoutlaw

Amazing 4k Video Showreel

Stumbled across this on the FatSand blog and had to share. Hyperreal video using the H.265 codec.

Solving the world’s financial/debt system

I don’t normally write financial related blog posts but I was inspired by a friend of mine, Tom Nixon after a coffee and Twitter conversation we had recently (as you do). He pointed me in the direction of a documentary from a couple of years back called The Secret of Oz.

No excuses – watch it. It’s embedded below.

The revelation of the documetary (which really shouln’t be a revelation but more just common sense/knowledge) is that there isn’t enough money to go round. There never will be. Why – because all money is created as debt. Read more »

Technical Counselling Support

Dear Technical Support,

18 months ago, I upgraded to Girlfriend 1.0 from DrinkingMates 4.2, which I had used for years without any trouble. However, there are apparently conflicts between these two products and the only solution was to try and run Girlfriend 1.0 with the sound turned off.

To make matters worse, Girlfriend 1.0 is incompatible with several other applications, such as LadsNightOut 3.1, Football 4.5, and Playboy 6.9. Successive versions of GirlFriend proved no better. Read more »

The Kermode Awards 2013

Best Actress - Alicia Vikander

Best Actress – Alicia Vikander

An annual favourite The Kermode Awards has just rolled round, coinciding with The Oscars. Mark picks the films that they omit. I can’t embed but it’s on the Culture Show on iPlayer right now. Here’s the full list of winners and runners up: Read more »

Knowledge Management aka Social Media aka Cultural Change

In his brilliant article over on Cognitive Egde today Dave Snowden ties together my great passions in a coherent way that reflects a point in the divergence of thinking that has been dawning on me.

Having schooled in Social Media under the brilliant Antony Mayfield I’ve seen first hand how the simplest enterprise social network can change the culture of an organisation for the better.

Dave Snowden’s 3rd basic rule backs up this simple theory: “Social Network Stimulation is one of the most important methods I ever created for doing this [cultural change] and it can transform culture both by action and by achieving a network density which solves problems without the need for explicit definition.”

I know it’s a tool and the needs analysis should come first, but if you want to get started with change allow people to share whatever they want, and watch it grow to become something – it’s fascinating.

Full article here: OMG, its culture change time

Not in the least bit copyrighted by Tim Aldiss 2012
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