Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Notes in Layer III

Strange. The CD burning program that came with the laptop seems to be able to fit more mp3 folders on a disc than I was ever able to previously. The size of the files haven't changed - I have been using LAME to encode my mp3s for years now (the program itself is CDex, which has several platforms, including Ogg Vorbis, which I use in Artoo, which is a great space saver) - it just seems to be squeezing more onto the disc somehow.

Speaking of discs, on a sadder note, I have finally come to the very end of this particular batch of blank discs I have been using of late. They have no label on them whatsoever (which means that if you aren't careful, you won't know which way is up), and they came in a clear plastic wrapper with no markings. I didn't buy them, my grandfather did, and my grandmother never uses CD-Rs, so she gave them to me when he died. These discs are fantastic. They're very reliable and deal just fine with overburning, but I have no way of knowing where they came from. Damn.

Technically, I'm working today, but there are no jobs out there anymore. There were two earlier, but they were AT+T/Cingular cell sites that required an AT+T/Cingular tech to accompany me... but the only AT+T/Cingular tech that was scheduled to work was unreachable. Hopefully, nothing will open up for the afternoon. I'm hoping to see a few movies with Raz today.

Speaking of movies...

This is a key scene in The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 re-imagining of Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, only with sound instead of photography. In addition to being one of Gene Hackman's best performances, the film poses fascinating questions about privacy, isolation and subjectivity. A major question being raised in the following clip is how involved Harry gets with his projects, and how much he might be manipulating possible interpretations.

Tags: audio, cinema, david shire, movie moments
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