The Sun Expands

On the 26th of last month, Sun Microsystems announced a significant acquisition, that of  MySQL, a developer of the most commonly used open source SQL database manager. If that previous sentence is mostly gobbledygook to you, then you can either jump over to your Facebook page and preen or, read on and learn a bit about the machinery that makes the […]

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Ever Larger Acronyms

Hello, happy reader…For this entry, I’d like to veer ‘round to audio again for a time. Specifically, MPEG, audio and lossless coding. The Fraunhofer page for HD-AAC mentions that, “Lossless audio coding schemes offer audio data compression, with the decoded audio data being bit by bit identical to the original audio data.” You should already be familiar with […]

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Dr. Tongue’s Monster Chiller Horror Theatre

The program, 3D House of Cats, that was schedule for this time slot has been preempted to make room for this blog…Hello, happy reader. Today I’m discussing 3D, a technology whose time has come, and gone…countless times. Wave theory says that, when the crests or troughs of two superimposed waves happen to occur at the same instant, […]

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Big Red One

Sorry, no Sam Fuller here folks but, this time ’round, I’m talking about what Mr. Fuller called “pictures.” This past Saturday, I attended the inaugural meeting of the Northern California chapter of the Digital Cinema Society. The focus of the meeting was the RED ONE camera from the RED Digital Cinema Camera Corporation. :: For those who […]

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