zipstick release

I uploaded something to www.zipstick.be. Actually I downloaded something onto it and uploaded something from it because it’s a host for files with an interface that becomes active as you put your stick in the topmounted usb port. So head over to wherever zipstick is located, grab your USBstick from you keychain (you should have one on your keychain if you haven’t lost your keys since 2006) and grab some nice releases while you are there. Besides the kaotec.zip (obvious choice if you’re into┬ácomputed glitch stuff) I’d recommend “SURF KILL.zip” for easy listening and “Kapotski+othinspake.zip” for the excellent DD#12_B track filed under groovy broken guitar tunes I guess. More kapotski here.

on the kaotec side: the software used for the CA-tracks is homemade and on the release. pure data and probably unstable… go grab it and enjoy

InterBeton

Did some more photos the other day, until I could no longer feel my fingers. It’s an abandonded concrete mixing installation that was recently squatted and then unsquatted for some reason.

Pic of the day

I recently made pic of the day at gentblogt. I guess it can be tagged with serendipity as I was just shooting pictures on my way to work, on a misty morning and I got it all right by accident. It was really worth stopping to watch the waterside with the little clouds rising as the sun rose in the background, although everyone else seemed to be complaining about traffic instead of looking left/right.

Enjoy

NetGlitch

This is a big one. It’s a packet analyzing network sniffer that outputs crazy rhythms, mapped to crazy sounds. We (me and @0xtosh) set it up at HAR2009 were people could log in to a linux VM, run some scripts, ours or their own, to scan the network and netglitch broadcasted a shoutcast stream to which you could tune into to listen to your own packets.

about a glitch

Accidental art, a glitch of the system. Only mildly intended to happen, secretly hoping for it, once in a while it happens. I was lucky enough to have my camera around! It’s a picture of my screen displaying a crashed c64 game, for which I fail to remember the name, emulated on a Dreamcast console.

Ruhr – Germany

Old technology captured with old analogue cameras in a hi-tech age. A view on the past that makes you wonder about the future.

problems uploading to mignon gamekit arduino

I recently got a mignongamekit from a friend. I assembled it, and the demo game is working. Of course I’d rather attach it to a homemade cable and antenna, so I can take control over some space station with it, but that’s not gonna happen until I get the programmer to work. I’m trying to hack one out of an existing FTDI breakoutboard I have. I use it for programing the arduino pro mini. Problem is it has one pin more then the migprog the mignongamekit proposes. the “CTS” pin,

First I just floated that pin, then I connected it to ground, always same ending

"avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding"

The programmer resets the arduino fine, but after the timeout, the demo game just starts. The programmer is not fried as it still programs my other arduinos. I then switched tx/rx cables, so the tx on the programmer connects to the rx on the the gamekit and vv. but stil the communication is not happening. I tried all combinations of board/Serial Port, also the 8Mhz ones… Whats wrong? Is it something with the programmer? or with the gamekit? Am I trying the impossible?

maybe I have to try this, but for now that doesn’t really solve my what the hell is the CTS pin for…

Any input appreciated.