January 18th, 2010

Ocean friends

Dj Doboy Music

Hooray, I just figured out how to fix the album art in iTunes! Now all of my doboy mixes appear with their respective album art (with the exception of one mix, which I think was never given official cover art). I found out that my previous problem displaying the covers was caused by missing information in the "album" field. Once I added in that data, the covers appeared in the correct places as I had originally programed them.

Over the years, I've collected Trancequility Editions 1-38, Vocal Editions 1-25, Special Summer Editions I-IV, Eurojams 1-3, and a couple other mixes. I have the two Elements mixes on DVD somewhere, but I haven't transferred them to iTunes yet. As it is, the collection would play for 3.8 days from beginning to end. Ah, nice. This is the stuff that I've been listening to since 2003 when a Dune friend in California sent me a disc with Trancequility Volume 23, Summer Breeze. That was my first exposure to trance/techno and ever since then I've been a fan of Dj Doboy's work. Not only is the music incredible, but the album art is natural and beautiful. I'm wishing him the best and continuing to enjoy all of his music.

I recommend checking out the latest Vocal Edition, if you've never listened to Dj Doboy before: http://www.djdoboy.com/mixes/ For me, it brings back visions of red skies stretched over the Potomac River where our schooner cruised under the broad wings of airplanes.
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Many go to and fro and knowledge increases

I went to the National Museum of American History today. I was darting about the exhibits in my Braille shirt and Capitals sweatshirt, camera and notebook in hand.

Many go to and fro!

Above all, I came to see how much American infrastructure and technology has been advancing since the beginning of the 19th Century. Just consider how different life was during the Civil War (1860's) compared to World War I (1910's). In the Civil War, they communicated via telegraph wires, while in WWI, they used wireless radio and telephone. In the Civil War, the early iron-clad boats fought in a waterway off the Chesapeake, while in WWI, Titanic's sister (Olympic) served as a troopship in dazzle camouflage while submarines hunted for her. In the Civil War, we had candles and oil lights, but by WWI electricity was beginning to spread across the US. In the 1700's, there were no railroads, but by the early 1900's, railroads, canals, ships, and personal automobiles were all present across the nation. The airline industry and space exploration followed not long after.

Knowledge increases!

And just as soon as I got home from the museum, I found an email from my family with a link to this youtube clip that highlights the exponential growth of information over the past few decades.

Daniel 12:4
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
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Quiet evening

Spent the evening reading the first four chapters of Daniel, catching up on news with the schooner's captain, and looking forward to the arrival of my new transcribing project. It was mailed from the UK last Tuesday, so I'm hoping that it'll be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow.