audio samples for the XO

There are over 10 gig of free audio samples available for XO users and OLPC enthusiasts on the OLPC Wiki. That’s a lot of audio. According to the top of the page, just added are “Loops, Grooves, Licks, Stings, Hits, Pads, Melodic Motives/Themes/Phrases, Sound-Effects, City and Country Soundscapes, Motors, Machines, Toys, Guns, Explosions, Swords, Armor, Cars,…

Contamination: avoid it.

It’s kind of weird when you talk to a movie buff over a long period of time. They’re hard to excite, for one. It takes serious cinematographic skill to win over the most critical of the critics. So when Elroy talks about a movie for the good part of an hour non-stop, you’re assured it’s…

Windows and OLPC XO

Ben Thompson over at Half Life Source is reporting on the ever increasing talk about the OLPC project’s XO laptop moving away from Linux in preference of Windows. The argument goes along the lines of it being better to expose children to Outlook, Office and other Msoft packages, as these are the software that run…

xo glam

Yet another set of photos of OLPC’s XO. This time I get up close and personal and the cat gets involved…and in theory you should get an idea of the size of the unit. Remember, you can check out this gallery and others in pictures section.

Audio @ BuzzMoo.com

I finally got around to uploading my music back catalogue (as they say in the game). Mostly for posterity’s sake, but if you’re interested in a musical journey of sorts you can easily track my progress here on the audio page. A few fresh beats are on the way.

Dark Forest Babycakes

So apart from birthdays I don’t often get cake (specifically for me, that is..). Well, trust Babycakes to come through with the goods. So we’re celebrating 3 years with deliciousness.   Thanks, sweet!

Gizmodo looks at OLPC and the XO

Gizmodo takes a broad look at the One Laptop Per Child program from inception to now in part one of their “OLPC Untold Story” article. It’s a good overview of what’s come to pass in the years since 2004, with no sugar coating. If you’re new to the OLPC thing, have a read.

Kororaa wraps up.

So the script-based, make-it-easy-for you installer “Kororaa” for Gentoo Linux has come to the end of it’s days. Chris spent a lot of time working on it and managed to develop a sizable community around the software. I know he also learned a lot about open source software and everything that comes with it (Specifically…

iDEF site goes live, CASE gets a FaceBook Page

The latest product out of the e-Shack has been launched today: www.idef.com.au is now live and populated with information regarding the International Digital Entertainment Festival to be held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, from 14 – 16 November. The International Digital Entertainment Festival (iDEF) is the platform for events and activities from an industry,…

Watching Pablo

I sure didn’t watch Big Brother. And while I wouldn’t call myself a voyeur, I do enjoy webcams and even had one running here on buzzmoo.com for quite some time. Well, due to some local government initiative (I guess) some guy is confined to some shopfront in Civic for a week where he lives 24/7…

OLPC XOs at BuzzMoo.com

BuzzMoo.com has been off the air during the time I’ve had the opportunity to play around with OLPC Inc’ XO laptop, and I intend to make up for lost time by providing good OLPC related resources here. There’s plenty to say, but I’ll just start with some links to some bits and pieces I’ve come…

Danny Elfman Scoring Benicio Del Toro’s The Wolf Man

Elfman has been on a bit of a rampage lately. What with The Kingdom, Wanted and Hellboy II.. I guess he’s not letting the (hundreds?) of millions of dollars stop him from writing captivating music. Tim Burton has been keeping a low profile, and Elfman has used the time to make friends. Today it’s been…

Console Mine

After consolidating some domains and upgrading the HYPEmine engine, we’d like to bring your attention (especially if you’re a gamer..) to www.consolemine.com. It collects gaming news relevant to Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft platform and updates hourly. You can easily filter the news for your specific console, and the click counter shows you which news is…

Shikoku, Hellboy II and Clone Wars at EOL

Because of the downtime I hadn’t had the opportunity to link three new reviews over at Elroy Online. Anyone with a love for Japanese horror will definitely want to check out the Shikoku review, Hellboy II gets the thumbs up (I’ll probably mention something RE the soundtrack soon) and Star Wars: Clone Wars most definitely gets the thumbs…