Dear Lazyweb... I was able to save this
video as a WMV with:
mplayer -dumpstream -playlist http://...
But now how do I convert that to a Quicktime? ffmpegX 0.0.9t
writes a 0-length file with no error messages.
Update: It would appear that this simply cannot be done, as there are no decoders for WMV3.
Dear Japanese People
, or, What Would Charles Babbage Think?
Photos are up of the Stromkern + Battery Cage
, Madad belly dance
, and Stendal Blast
A funny thing about the Stendal Blast show: admission was free. This is because, despite the fact that the show was being promoted by the German Consulate, even they weren't able to talk the United States into issuing work visas. So instead, the band came on tourist visas. This is legal if they don't charge any money.
In other words, the German Government rented out the DNA Lounge just to let a band play for a couple dozen people, because they consider it part of the function of government to promote the arts.
Can you even imagine the U.S. Government doing something like that? What if your little industrial band could get an NEA grant to pay for your European tour? With free admission to every show?
Those wacky Socialists. What will they think of next.
(And the band wasn't even any good!)