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Rocky Roberts & Friends

Rocky Roberts and Friends

Rocky Roberts, long-time guitar technician for Neil Young (and many other fine musicians) has just released his debut album, Rocky Roberts & Friends.

Produced by Rocky Roberts and Canadian musician/producer Chris Brown, Rocky Roberts & Friends features performances by Nils Lofgren, Bill Kirchen, Sarah Harmer, Mickey Rafael, Matt Johnson, Tony Scherr, Anton Fier, Luther Wright, Jane Scarpantoni, Michael Blake, Diane DeWitt, Gary Pigg, Rosie Goodman, Michael Mazor, Ben Rubin, Jason Mercer, Teddy Kumpel, Chris Brown and Kate Fenner.

I am involved in this project in two exciting (and related) ways:

  1. My web design company, KPFdigital, has created and built the website for Rocky’s new album. The website’s visual theme, based on the CD artwork, was created by our graphic designer Michael Kroll, and I hand-coded the site (as usual) in nice clean xhtml/css. We are hosting the site on our dedicated server.
  2. The Music Store section of Rocky’s site is powered by IndieKazoo, a company that I co-founded with Eric Schwartz of Cactus Media in Austin TX. (Using IndieKazoo, any independent musician or band, with no web skills at all, can create their own full-service music download store just by following some easy instructions; and most importantly, receive 100% of their sales revenue, and receive it the same day. Oh, and it’s totally FREE for the entire first month.)

Check out Rocky’s website at www.rockyroberts.com, where you can be one of the first to purchase the CD directly from Rocky’s personal Music Store — powered by IndieKazoo!

Point & Shoot from 117,597 Feet

View of Earth from 117,597 feetWell it took them three tries, but on August 11th, three amateur radio operators and a teacher from the Edmonton, Alberta area succeeded in sending a digital camera to an altitude of over 100,000 feet aboard a helium weather balloon.

After two failed attempts in 2006, the project called SABLE-3 (Southern Alberta Balloon Launch Experiment #3) sent a Nikon Coolpix P2 digital camera and a GPS transmitter aloft, carried by a helium weather balloon. The camera was set to take one picture every minute, which it did for the next 2.5 hours. 150 pictures later and 117,597 feet higher, the camera took its last image (seen above) before the balloon popped. The camera then took 46 more images on the way down as it fell back to Earth slowed by a small parachute.

Read the whole story and see more images here.

(via transbuddha)

Back it up, Mac!

For the last year, I’ve been using a great little application to make safety back-ups of my entire hard drive. It’s called SuperDuper by Shirt-Pocket.com. If you’ve got an Apple computer, SuperDuper is a super easy way to safeguard all of your data in case of a failure of your main hard drive.

SuperDuper makes an exact copy of your entire hard drive onto another hard drive; usually an external drive connected by Firewire. (Since my computer has room for 2 hard drives, I copy to the second internal drive.) But this back up method is different than an archival back up in one important way. …read more →

Hello World

No really, Hello World. My name is Kenneth Feldman and I’d like to introduce myself.

Instead of emailing my friends and family each time I see something interesting out here on the Internet, I figured I should just make a blog.

I’ll have pictures to look at, links to interesting and useful things, answers to life’s easier questions, and news about what’s going on for Michelle and me.

It’s nice to meet you.