Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Limitless Potential – NIN Remix Album from Open Sourced Tracks

Awhile back Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails released tracks from the album Year Zero for remixing by fans. The source files were released free of charge in Logic/Garage Band formats for editing by those with those programs (or programs capable of interpreting/converting their file formats). After the release of the tracks by Trent, 9inchnails.com, a community based NIN fan site, announced a “remix competition” based on the released tracks. After several months of entries and votes, a compilation double CD set has now been released – FOR FREE!!!

Although the main 9inchnails.com site has been forced to restrict direct downloading of the album due to excessive bandwidth consumption, the album can still be nabbed at several torrent sites, some of which are listed below. (Of course you will need a bit torrent client to download (technically, to use) the bit torrent files – my current flavor is Azureus (though I am not claiming superiority on the client, I can simply vouch for its relative safety. There are several other great clients out there, but there are also a lot of BAD ones as well – consider yourself warned.))

Credit where credit is due: I initially found out about this via lurking in the UbuntuForums (forum to my (current) favorite free OS)

 

I will be interested to see where this graph goes over the coming weeks.

EDIT: omnivector @ digg pointed towards NINRemixes.com for more remixes of the tracks…

Alabama in the news – and for once, its positive… and tech… go figure.

Thought that this was kinda cool. Popped into Digg for ‘one last fix’ before I call it a night and what do I see as the 3rd story link on Digg’s main page (aka most popular stories) but good ol’ Alabama. Yup, thats correct – Geneva, Alabama on the front page of one of (likely the most if we are talking mainstream) the most popular tech social bookmark sites on the Internet.

Apparently a librarian in Geneva, Alabama reads Digg and discovered Ubuntu Linux though the site. Since Microsoft stopped supporting Win98, the librarian decided to swap all the library computers over to Ubuntu (so happens it is the Linux flavor I am currently running) because its cost effectiveness – a.k.a. ITS FREE!

Just thought it was neat to see Alabama in the popular media for something positive for once!

Unfortunately the Geneva Library site is down due to the mass amount of traffic generated by front page exposure on Digg (usually hundreds of thousands of hits). You can check out the story at a local Dothan news station here.