Beyond The Wire

Beyond the Wire is scheduled to premiere on Monday October 19th at 19:00 on Flirt FM 101.3. or on the web -

Beyond the Wire -- Sneak Preview

Tune in Tonight, Friday 14 Aug @ 18:00 on Flirt FM 101.3 or for a sneak preview of the soon to be award-winning documentary .. BEYOND THE WIRE ... the story of Belfast's world renowned punk scene.

Finshed! Beyond.

Well folks, finally the documentary is finished. We have to master it, and clean up a few bits, but yeah, its done! ...

We're working now on its premiere date, which has been complicated slightly by Flirt FM's move to new premises at the end of next week. But stay tuned, we'll be sure to give u a heads up on when/where u can hear it first.

Beyond Twitter

check out my new twitter service for checking up on the developemnt of beyond the wire ...

Pirate Bay New Biz Model

Interesting new biz model from the new Pirate Bay .. viva los piratas ...

The Pirate Bay 2.0: Subsidized Downloads, Crowd-Sourced Cloud Rosso describes the new Pirate Bay as a "resource-supported" model where royalty fees and other costs related to file sharing are subsidized by tying your PC's computing power into The Pirate Bay's network. "In short, the more computer resources the user contributes to The Pirate Bay, the more his content consumption is subsidized," Rosso wrote. The Pirate Bay will also charge a small mothly fee to its users; however, that fee can be reduced depending on how much of your own computing resources you contribute to The Pirate Bay.

The Pirate Bay would then use all that user-contributed computing power to develop a cloud network to compete directly with cloud services like Akamai and Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), according to a CNET report.


Beyond the Wire is almost complete. Just putting the final touches to it this week. You can check out the accompanying web site to see how we're doing. The web site is still under construction, but you can see what's going on ...

ROXETTE - DR Feelgood

1975 from Dr. Feelgood.

DR. Feelgood

Mutha's a muthafukkah

Radio Radio ... Flirt FM

Hey folks, I know you haven't heard from me in a while, I've been pretty busy with my masters and my new video biz, so music has taken a bit of a backseat for a while, but I still get my kicks every friday. Yes, I still have my radio show every Friday night on Flirt FM 101.3 @ 22:00hrs. I haven't be providing playlists as usual because I've been using CDs again instead of online/MP3 etc .. and I just get too into the music to start typing ... so, just tune in to to hear what I'm playing ...

Thursday May 14 - Research Continues

Convert streaming media to MP3 .. Tried this ... ... works, but is slow enough to convert to MP3, and has to be done real time.

Jamendo API is really a non starter, as Jamendo does not allow access to established artists' material, which would severely limited the appeal of the system

CreativeCommons - may be useful at some stage to the project, but doesn't really provide any technology to mix the media, its all download only.

JSON - Not really sure how JSON helps at this stage. but do need a way to interface with and/or search music sites.

Front End - Probably the easiest way to implement the front end is using some sort of playlist function. this could be fairly easily designed using some combination of HTML, Javascript, Flash and possibly XML or JSON.

1st Supervisor Meeting

Met with Alexandre Passant (DERI) today to discuss initial approach.

Look at:
Firefox Plug-in (Mp3 encoder) - because this approach would involved some sort of downloading or songs, will there be legal issues to this method? Is there anyway to circumvent?

Jamendo - Loot at using Jamendo API to see if we could build a website to interface to

Check out for free reusable music sources

Also look at JSON dat format APIs.

Report by to Alex by Thursday PM on findings.

Alex also let me know that he will be out of town from June 9 - 28.

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