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ISSN 1496-3221

Category: High Fidelity

November 17, 2008

The sound of one drive clunking.

Actually, what you’re about to hear is the sound of multiple drives clunking, clicking, knocking, and otherwise kvetching. Canadian data recovery experts Data Cent have compiled an impressive number of disturbing audio snippets documenting various hard drive failures and mechanistic death throws. My teeth hurt just listening to a few of these. Via Daring Fireball

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 16, 2005

Dion gone wrong.

Oh no! What has Celine done with the rest of the Belmonts? That’s no teenager in love by any stretch of the imagination. This afternoon, my iTunes playlist appeared to have been infiltrated by some unwanted Francophone audio dreckage. Fortunately, it wasn’t a terminal affliction. I grabbed this screen capture of Synergy displaying the wrong … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

March 7, 2005

The worst just got worser.

I’d like to personally thank friend Jon for pointing out this charming Jefferson Starbucks story and its related musical accompaniment — but I can’t. Up until today, I had managed to completely avoid this rampaging audiomeme. Sadly, that point in time whooshed past me at the speed of sound. This evening I seem to have … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

December 1, 2004

Link love removal machine.

That fact that URL Removed exists doesn’t surprise me in the least. Why it’s showing up in my referrer logs is another question altogether. Here’s a screenshot and the background audio file archived for posterity. And on a related note… Replace Me!

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.