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It's Over

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2010-05-31 6 comments

Thanks to everybody who made it out this Saturday - it meant a shit ton to me to see that many friendly faces out for one last schbang! Major props to Josh, Kim and Kara (it was their first - and likely last - all electronic/DJ show). ScrewLoose, SteveO and the ultra old schoolers, wow... just wow...

You guys are the best.
(There will be some video and sound coming - links for those who ask for it)

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Dum Dum Dum

Posted by James Davie On 3 comments

Dah Dum Dum Dah Dum Dum...

R3 Radio Spot

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2010-05-22 0 comments

Check out the link.

Fuck Me

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2010-05-20 6 comments

Vinyl is dead.

Oh, BTW, my last show DJ'ing (probably ever) is the last weekend of this month. That's right, on May 29th I'll be playing as Psience DJs for what is sure to be the last time EVER.

Call/Email for details if you'd like to go out with a bang - I know I plan to!

Get rid of IE6 or else

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2010-05-17 1 comments

Nothing like bizarre Monday morning news. Microsoft's current campaign for getting people to upgrade supposedly includes sending 9 year old milk to your friends

The Story of Electron Boy - I Almost Cried

Posted by James Davie On 2010-05-03 4 comments

This is such an amazing story.
The short version is that a boy in Seattle is suffering from liver cancer and the Make A Wish Foundation made his wish, to be a superhero, come true in one remarkable day.
I'm just dumbstruck at the lengths to which they went to make this boy's dream come true before he died.
Read the story and have some faith in humanity restored.

Geek, Nerd, Dork: Finally Explained!

Posted by James Davie On 2010-05-02 0 comments

Destroy All Locked Files

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2010-05-01 2 comments

So, I use rar, zip and 7z across my PC and Mac, and recently after password protecting an archive, copying it to another machine and unarchiving it, I discovered that I had somehow set the "Locked" attribute. When unpacking files on my Mac I was suddenly having a couple of problems... I couldn't delete the files or manipulate them in a editor (Logic in this case) without getting various 'file is locked' / 'insufficient privileges' messages. Annoying.

We're not talking about 2 or 3 files here, but a directory full of samples and loops that I use for music production. The thought of manually going through each files "info" dialog and unchecking a box made me throw up a little in my mouth - there is ALWAYS a way to script or automate this kind of shit.

After a little digging I was able to uncover this little gem:

sudo chflags -R nouchg ~/

What the hell does that mean you ask? I know it looks like it has the word douche in there, at least, that's all I could see initially, but I'll explain.

sudo will run the chflags command as root (this prompts you for your root password, so I hope you know it).

-R will cause the command to affect every file in the directory and all of its subdirectories. Make sure it's uppercase, as it's case-sensitive.

If uchg is the flag for "Locked" in the info dialog, then nouchg is the syntax for removing the uchg flag.

The tilde (~) indicates that you want to run this command against your home directory. If you have only a subdir inside your home directory you can path it out (I used ~/Music/Resources/SampleBank23/ and it worked a treat).