Wedding Invitations

by AngryRobot

The days of boring wedding invitations are gone. Nowadays brides have hundreds of different choices for their wedding invites. They can choose by color, theme, season, specific features - bows and ribbons, borders, monogrammed, etc. -, by type - pockets, tea-lenght, seal and send, square, plus many more.

Best-selling designs:

Common colors:



Beach and Tropical:



Solar Energy in Massachusetts

by AngryRobot

Massachusetts is in the forefront of solar energy installations in the United States. Actually Mass is number 6 nationwide in number of solar panel installations for the year 2012, with 129 MW installed.

Who would think that a northeastern state would beat sunny states like Florida, New Mexico, Hawaii.

There are a few reasons why Massachusetts is growing so much - government incentives and tax breaks.

For example, SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates or Solar Renewable Energy Credits) . See video on SRECs



AngryRobot DJs

by AngryRobot

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 24th, when Mies van der Robot and myself will be spinning some tunes at Factory People on South Congress. There's no special event or party, so it'll just be two geeks playing Kompakt records and Pet Shop Boys remixes for shopping hipsters.

In August we are going up to Boston, MA to DJ a wedding for some good friends of ours. We usually do not do this, but they asked nicely :)



What Mies will be up to....

by Mies van der Robot

First of all, go read AngryRobot's last entry if you haven't already.

Second, if you're wondering what will happen to the rare Mies van der Robot contributions...well, they'll continue to be rare, but in the near future there will be a Mies van der Robot music blog, at a location yet to be determined.

Here's the catch: this will be a blog about the processes of making music, not the consumption of it. No reviews, and no MP3s unless they're relevant to something being discussed.

Over the past few years I've been gradually learning the ropes of a variety of digital music-making tools, and I'm finally at the point where I begin to feel enough of a sense of mastery to start releasing my creations, and the lessons I had to learn while making them, and the insights I gained along the way, all into the wild.

As rare as my entries have been, I've actually been spending too much time writing about music instead of writing for writing's sake and making music for music's sake, both things I love to do. I've been "dancing about architecture" when I should have been architecting.

So don't expect much from the new blog, apart from an occasional glimpse of what's making my creative mind tick, and maybe a few works in progress. If that interests you, then watch this space for a URL in the near future.

As a preview of what's to come, here's something neat. This is a demo of a language created to enable programmers to make music in real time, while the audience watches the code on a big screen. Normally this is frightfully dull, because most programming languages are boring and arcane and full of erratic punctuation that makes no sense. Yawwwwwwwn.