Top 10 Creative Music Videos on YouTube

There are many hidden gems on YouTube. True Genius that has been missed by most. Here are some music videos that make my list. I won’t put them in any order. None is the best, or none the worst. Music is all subjective, and I have a weakness for complex syncopation.
Clearly some are more polished than others. Some had budgets, most were made with camera only.












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Streaming music from FreeNAS to Android

First, you need FreeNAS installed on a server. Then you’ll need to turn on a service (under services) iTunes/DAAP. Config this by selecting your music directory and following the logic of the page. If you installed FreeNAS, this config shouldn’t be an issue.

==update Jan 1, 2014 =====  So FreeNAS is no longer FreeNAS, it is now called NAS4Free and some company has acquired the rights to call their bloated NAS “Freenas” and have the old website.  So stick with NAS4Free because it will run on older, weaker hardware and have all these wonderfully mature and stable options like DAAP.

Second, go to the Droid market and download the free DAAP app. Configure it to point to your FreeNAS server and it will read your music library in a minute or so.

That should leave you good to go.


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Common Misconceptions

An excellent wiki entry to annoy people at parties. Everyone should read this.

Like … Napoleon wasn’t short, his height was measured in French feet, which caused the misconceptions.

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Joining the Prime Search

I’ve always been fascinated by large numbers. Math is pure and unhindered by politics, emotions, and the frailties of mankind. Back at Texas A&M, my Greek friend and I got a grant to use the Cray YMP-2 supercomputer to try to compute out Pi past the million digit place. The Cherdnoski (sp?) brothers had discovered a new formula that permitted the computation of it. Alas, we didn’t make it far.

So now there comes the GIMPS project which is looking for special primes. GIMPS stands for Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. So I have joined it by loading it on some server clusters I own that would otherwise be idle. So far, GIMPS finds a new prime about every year and a half. Of course my odds are about 1 in 100 over 10 years. But hey, it is free CPU cycles. I thought of running other BOINC projects like SETI@Home and Rosseta@home, but they make my server unstable, so I can’t run those. So I’m happy looking for big numbers.

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New meteorite video series

Found this to be pretty neat.
Out of a Blue Sky Meteorites

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Modifying a Zi8

I love my Zi8 vid camera but it has a terrible field of view.  So it needed a wide angle lens. Here’s how I did it.

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