Selasa, 21 Juni 2011

Sejarah windows dari awal sampai Windows 7

Berikut ini saya sampaikan sejarah Microsoft Windows yang saya ambil dari beberapa sumber. Dengan mengetahui perkembangan software OS windows ini, semoga bisa menjadi inspirasi bagi kita untuk selalu mengembangkan karya kita agar selalu bisa lebih baik bari yang sudah ada, karena dalam sejarah OS Windows yang akan sharing dengan sobatPC juga tiap dekadenya selalu mengalami perubahan, perubahan kearah yang lebih baik, dan tentu saja penambahan fitur jelas ada, mulai dari fitur keamanan jaringan hingga interfeace yang mampu memikat hati penggunanya dari setiap versi yang dirilis.

Minggu, 15 Mei 2011

Evolution of electric guitar

A long and mighty history, owing itself to a lineage of equally mighty individuals, has brought the Electric Guitar out of the treetops of imagination and into the walking flesh of our lives. The Electric Guitar has survived and thrived through ongoing periods of natural selection, hybridism and fruitful bouts of geographical distribution; creating what we have today; seen as the pinnacle of modern technologies.
Now, let this humble story on the development of the Electric Guitar stand as testament to the true origin of our beloved instrument. May it ne’er find itself cast under the dross of stagnant history, may it ne’er cease to inspire. May we carry forth into the unseen future the continued growth of the wondrous and ever-evolving Electric Guitar.

1931: The Rickenbacker “Frying Pan”

frying-pan-guitarThe “frying pan” was the first electric guitar ever produced. The instrument was created in 1931 by George Beauchamp, and subsequently manufactured by Rickenbacker Electro. The instrument earned its name because its shape resembles a frying pan: it has a flat, circular body, and the neck represents the “handle.” It was a lap steel guitar designed to cash in on the popularity of Hawaiian music during the 1930s. Beauchamp and machinist Adolph Rickenbacker began selling the Frying Pan in 1932; however, Beauchamp was not awarded a patent for his idea until 1937, a fact that allowed other guitar companies to produce electric guitars during the same period.

Sabtu, 30 April 2011

Monalisa, Leonardo Da Vinci code

Who is not fascinated with painting 'Mona Lisa Smile'? A number of scientists from the French art had solved a number of secrets behind the legendary charm of the work of Leonardo da Vinci's. The experts from the Center for Research and Restoration of French Museums found that da Vinci's painting was done by using layers of ekstratipis. Da Vinci applied about 30 layers for an amazing painting. Each layer only as thick as 40 micrometers, half the thickness of hair. "The technique is called sfumato," said one of the researchers, Philippe Walter. Technique is what makes da Vinci managed to create amazing illusions and shadows in his paintings. Not only painting 'Mona Lisa Smile', the team also studied six other paintings by da Vinci is entirely stored in the Louvre museum. Research done by the technical X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to study the layers of paint and chemical composition.

Jumat, 29 April 2011

All About EVO "Steve Vai"

Body Front
Steve writes, "I think a lot of people believe that Evo has special modifications on it and is not similar to the production pieces you buy at retail. Actually it’s exactly the same as any production just beat up a lot more. Things like nuts, tail pieces, frets, tuning pegs, have changed due to being worn out but the guitar itself is intact." Steve will occasionally have to rewrite EVO on the body due to fading. Another view of Evo's re-written name, scars and dings. Also visible here is the bottom strap holder. Because of Steve's sometimes violent approach to playing, at one gig the strap locks actually pulled right out of the guitar. Wood fill was used to create stability and is anchored deep into the guitar. This poor guitar has gone through some serious beatings but Steve likes when his guitars look worn in and does not worry at all about getting scratches or dings. "They add character and tell stories." The tape on the body is used for Thomas (Steve's guitar tech) to identify the guitars when they are standing upright in his guitar rack. As detailed in the bottom strap lock picture, at one gig the strap locks actually pulled right out of the guitar. Wood fill was used to create stability and is anchored deep into the guitar. In this photo you can see where the wood was drilled out and filled. Evo travels almost everywhere with Steve, and her battle scars are a testament to a grueling schedule of constant touring, playing (and dropping.) More detail of Evo's injuries. Also note the crack in the body. More on that ahead...