Jul 132010

I was searching all over for a decent dial-up modem ringtone for my iPhone for the longest time, but just couldn’t find one that I liked. So I decided to make my own. It was a major pain in the ass. Seeing as how I haven’t used a dialup modem since around the year 2000, and I only had one system that still has a dial-up modem. Then I had to find a dialup service to test with. Then record. Then edit. Then convert. But after much doing and a little geeking out, the result is 10 seconds of retro goodness that will make your friends jealous. I settled on this 10 second slice as my favorite in the modem handshake sequence. I think it makes the best ringtone and is the perfect length too.

So go ahead and download my freshly made 56k Dialup Modem Handshake Ringtone for your iPhone. Once you’ve downloaded the ringtone simply double click and it will be imported into iTunes as a ringtone. Enjoy!

UPDATE: as requested in the comments below, here is a 56k Modem Ringtone in .mp3 format for Android users as well. Go nuts.

ArcAttack Rocks Gizmodo Gallery with Singing Tesla Coils in NYC

 Posted by on 2009-09-24 at 21:08  Events, Technology, Video  Comments Off on ArcAttack Rocks Gizmodo Gallery with Singing Tesla Coils in NYC
Sep 242009

Last night I had the opportunity to visit the Gizmodo Gallery in NYC and check out all the cool exhibits. By far the coolest was the Singing Tesla Coils by ArcAttack. The Tesla coils are programmed to emit various tones and pitches to make music, mostly video game music. The Tesla Coils are backed up by a robotic drum kit too. Check out the videos below for an example. If you ever have the chance to see ArcAttack live, I highly suggest you do, you wont regret it.

(Apologies for the crappy audio and sub-par video… I shot this with my digital camera.)

Watch Battlestar Galactica Online: Season 4, Episode 1

 Posted by on 2008-04-13 at 21:44  Stuff & Junk, Video  Comments Off on Watch Battlestar Galactica Online: Season 4, Episode 1
Apr 132008

I searched long and hard for the Season Premier of Battlestar Galactica. If you too have been searching for a place to watch it online, search no longer. I have embedded the video in this post. This episode is titled “He That Believeth in Me”. It is the season premier of the 4th and final season of Battlestar Galactica. Enjoy the episode.

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