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In an effort to soften the tone of my blog, I have posted this fine work of art, created by moi at coulorboxonline.com.

Created at ColourBoxOnline.com

Created at ColourBoxOnline.com

Tune in next week for the sodoku, crossword puzzle, pull out ads, and dashes of right-wing-nut columnist posing as legitimate commentary….

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I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Some Assembly Required (RSS feed) hosted by Jon Nelson (Minneapolis, Minn.), when I first heard my new favorite digital artist. Her name is Buttress O’Kneel (or B’O’K) and she is rad.

It was her song, Breaking Windows (#14 in SAR #188), made from the default sounds of Microsoft’s world-dominating operating system. Listening to it called forth a number of responses which evolved into varied and conflicting emotions. Initially I thought, “Oh, hey, that’s how Windows sounds when you turn it on.” ….I liked where it was going. Next, I noticed how deeply ingrained and instant my recognition was of these Windows sounds (“Oh, that’s deleting a file,” “Oh, that’s an error”). (more…)

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