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Jan 25, 2008

Savant asks “What’s not to like about Cloverfield?

Quite a lot in my opinion. But then again, I actually liked Episode I (although it was by far the weakest of the six movies), so what do I know?

Regarding comments on my blog - I don’t have comments for two reasons: 1) I don’t have enough time to monitor the commenting system for abuse by spammers, and 2) I don’t think I have enough traffic (a few thousand hits a day) to warrant a commenting system. But feel free to drop me a line if you want to respond to anything I write here and I’ll get back to you one way or another.

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When all else fails: write an obscene message to the FAA on your rooftop.

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Blacksburg VA’s noise ordinance specifically prohibits yelling, and is being challenged on First Amendment grounds:

“If he finds that the volume of a speaker’s voice is not protected by the First Amendment, Williams said, he will overrule Hill’s motion to strike the charges, he said. But if the judge determines it is protected, the charges against the men could be dropped — and that could affect the town’s noise ordinance.”

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Jan 24, 2008

I’m apparently the only person on the planet who hated Cloverfield.

Then again, I’m apparently the only acoustical consultant that hasn’t fallen head-over-heels in love with B&K’s 2250.

It’s not easy being different.

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Jan 12, 2008

One of the things I don’t emphasize nearly enough is that my firm is DBE/MBE certified in several states. I often have discussions with various colleagues and acquaintances at state agencies or engineering firms; when I mention (usually in passing) that I’m a DBE everyone starts asking for my business card.

So, as a public service announcement to any and all interested parties: Cross·Spectrum Labs holds Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Minority Business Enterprise certifications in the following states:

Most state DBE programs have an expedited approval process for firms certified in their home state which means that I can get certified in most other states quickly if need be. If you’re a prime working on a project involving noise control, vibration, audio or acoustical engineering and you need a DBE-certified subcontractor (I specialize in acoustical measurements of all types) feel free to give me a call.

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Jan 09, 2008

Because there are a lot of people who fantasize about this exact scenario:

xkcd comic

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Looks like I spoke too soon:

It’s not been a good month for HD DVD. I’m still sitting this one out.

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