The hardware and software demoed in this video Multitouch Light Table and outlined here doesn’t actually exist yet. But what if it did? In an age where anybody can download a program and call themselves a DJ; Would something like this multitouch table/software combination move things back to a situation where performance and skill intertwined perfectly with taste to launch the craft of DJ’ing to new heights? It’s a nice thought.

The mind behind the concept Gerg Kaufman is hoping that something like this will allow DJs to become even freer equipment wise than they are now. At the same time allowing them to hook up traditional equipment in order to further the unique performence aspects of every individual DJ. Someone who used a 1200 would be equally at ease beside someone who used a KP3 or an MPC. Or a Monome for that matter.

It is exciting to think that the art of DJing might take off in ways in which we can’t even imagine with tools that allow us to become closer to the people we are playing for as well as the music we are playing. We can only hope really.

Or.. Umm something.. I’ve alway been really bad at titling things. Regardless, I’m done with my first set of hair falls. I know I look a bit goofy and the hair falls don’t sit perfectly where I wanted them to be but to be honest.. I’ve only been trying to practice being a girl for around two years.. I pretty much have had to learn this stuff on my own and with no peers to tell me what I am doing wrong. When I get a job I will also be finishing off the look with hairbands that cover up my hair line and fall strips that will look like more attractive bangs. But I am extremely happy with how the falls themselves turned out and am looking forward to creating more.

Another plus is that getting glammed up for taking the pictures was really empowering. I know the clothes aren’t pressed. My entire life is pretty disorganized right now but getting dressed up and putting on stockings and highlighting my femininity feels really good. It emphasizes to me that I was never meant to live my life as a guy and how confident I feel in really girly clothes. It also emphasized to me that all I really need in order to pass is a good deal of laser and that I should get my ass in gear and get a job so I can start progressing in transition. Because.. God damn I look sexy!

I know that sounds pretty dirty, but it really isn’t. This post is a little how to on getting the most possible out of your address bar. This particular set of instructions is for firefox but can be easily adapted to any current browser. Yubnub is a website that is basically the internet’s version of a Command Line Interface. What this means is that Yubnub has all sorts of functionality that users have built in just by creating commands. You don’t have to create any commands to get a lot of power out of Yubnub though. Most of the dirty work has already been done. There are multiple thousands of commands waiting to be used. They highlight the best commands by calling them “Golden Eggs” and listing them on a page. the most simple commands look something like this: “g your search query” or “gi kittens” for a google image search of kittens.

Now, Lets get started.

  1. Type about:config into the address bar of firefox and hit enter. You will probably want to do this in a different tab.

  2. Search for keyword.

  3. Right click the key that has a google address and select modify.

  4. Replace the google address with “http://yubnub.org/parser/parse?command=”

  5. Save and close the about:config page.

  6. In your address bar type “g kittens”.

  7. Go to yubnub.org to find tons of other commands that are available.

  8. Profit.