I am a DJ on CHIRP Radio Wednesdays from 3-6 pm CT. My show is called Foxbase Gamma and it is about music from Chicago. You can follow the show on Twitter @foxbasegamma and interact using the hashtag wavelength #chirpfbg. My blog about global pop music is called popbomb.
I still do database and design consulting by request, as my schedule allows. If you'd like to contact me for that or any other reason, please do so clicking the envelope below.
I occasionally watch a film or TV show on my laptop with headphones at night so I don’t disturb my sleeping wife. My wife, though, started complaining about the screen waking her up, so I started watching it with headphones under a blanket wrapped closely around me, and the experience was nothing short of a revelation.
If you create a ‘small room’ in this way, with the opposite wall consisting entirely of your laptop screen, the effect is essentially the same as sitting in a big cinema auditorium with a big cinema screen. The buttons are like the rows of seats.
So I then made a cardboard cinema interior complete with curtains and minor audience obstructions and side wall paneling (all cardboard with pictures printed and mounted from the internet).
I tell you, when you trick your eye with optical illusions like that the intensity of the experience is EXACTLY like sitting in a big cinema. It was uncanny. I would still be using that virtual cinema today only I fell asleep during that George Clooney film about Hawaii and when I woke the next morning it was crushed all around my throat like a piece of jewelry.