Explosive post queue flush in three.. two.. one....

As one might expect, it's been a busy couple of days (a week, really), which has kept me from being able to post anything. I got back from Philly around 1700 EST5EDT last Friday, and I've been offline pretty much the entire weekend because I've been too tired to do much of anything. After I got back, Lyssa made a wonderful hot dinner (all the more special because temperatures in the tri-state area have been averaging in the mid-twenties Fahrenheit), and then we decided to get together with some friendly faces to hang out for the evening. To that end …

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Pre-order for the new InSoc album announced!

It's official - the new release from Information Society, entitled Synthesizer will be released for general sale the first week of October, 2007. However, there is a limited edition of the album available right now, and like before there are only 1000 copies being made. Once they're gone, they're gone, and you'll have to wait two more months before you can buy it.

Price? $14us.

So... who just got paid?

For you old-school BBS users out there, Jason Scott is putting something familiar online for you.

Over at textfiles.com, Jason Scott is adding to his already voluminous archive by acquiring and putting online the contents of archive CDs, such as the shareware, text file, and artpack CDs that we used to burn our connection minutes on downloading files. Herr Scott says that, because he's downloaded these collections of files from the Net there's no way of knowing if they're complete, but you're likely to find something that you remember from back in the day.

As always, he's accepting donations of files to add to his collection.

InSoc EP Oscillator will, in fact, be sold in physical form.

Todd over at A Different Drum has announced that he's taking pre-orders for the new Information Society Single, Oscillator (the announcement was made on the band's website today). Paul Robb of InSoc has stated that only 500 copies of their new CD-5 will be made - half will be sold through ADD, the other half will be sold at live shows. It's already hit #7 on ADD's sales charts, and the announcement only went out yesterday at 1200 EST5EDT. The official release date of the disk has not yet been announced, though when it is I'll post ASAP.

It should also …

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make_iso.sh v1.0 - A shell script that automagically makes .iso images to burn to CD.

From time to time I find the need to build .iso images of files that have to be burned to CD-ROM disks for storage or transport. However, the
CDRtools, while powerful, can be unweildly to work with because of the large number of command line options that each one offers. They can be downright confusing to keep straight in a hurry, which is why I put the most commonly used options for mkisofs into a simple shell script to help speed up the process. You run it like so:

./make_iso.sh /path/to/put/new_iso_image.iso /path/to/files_to_burn

To …

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