Monthly Archives: May 2008

Project Update

The Ambisonia.com site runs on Plone 2.1.1. This version of Plone runs on Python 2.3. I need Python 2.4 … so that I can use some Amazon S3 libs (that only run on 2.4) to help the Upoader authenticate users … Continue reading

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DTS did not do it.

I was expecting that translating the recordings on Ambisonia would lead to at least a trippling of downloads. It hasn’t. Some tunes have been downloaded as many times in DTS as *.amb, a few have slightly more DTS downloads, but … Continue reading

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Ambisonia Uploader 90% complete

The Uploader is around 90% complete. I’ve interspersed screenshots through this blog post. That said, it wont be deployed for a couple of months yet. This is because the Uploader uploads to Amazon’s S3 (not the Ambisonia Server). What I … Continue reading

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I am not an artist.

For years I masqueraded as an artist. Maybe 10 or 15 years. I could never work out why my work never developed a strong ‘voice’ or ‘path’. I’m an inherently creative person and I have an ease with ‘technical’ work. … Continue reading

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Paying for services with value.

A blogger, Alexander van Elsa, asks “Would you be willing to pay for a Web2.0 service that provides value?“. To which his answer is he suspects that yes. Kevin Kelly, suggested a while ago, that all an artist needs is … Continue reading

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Streaming Ambisonics is everything.

Streaming Ambisonics is what will champion Ambisonics. Its not CDs, not DVD’s, not torrents, not freely downloadable albums, not UHJ encoded CDs, not many things. Why? … because for every minute that passes between someone first being exposed to Ambisonics, … Continue reading

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Would you still be doing it in 5 years if it wasn’t successful?

Warning: this blog post re-iterates an other from a few weeks back. The tide is turning for me. I am dreaming less and less of the possibilities promised by the wide weaving world of web 2. My thirst has turned … Continue reading

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