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GNO moved to new address!!

(Important Update about the new RSS feed appended!!!)

Dear readers:

Global Noise Online is now part of the Chinese New Ear project – a portal that maps out and documents the development of contemporary Chinese experimental/electroacoustic/computer/avant-garde music and sound art – which will be unveiled on Jan 29, 2006, i.e., the Chinese New Year.

The address of GNO thus has been changed to:

http://www.chinesenewear.com/gno

The new RSS feed is:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlobalNoiseOnline

Please update your bookmark and feed.

This place will no longer be updated. All the posts and comments will remain indefinitely.

best,

Lawrence R.Y. Li

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ClearType Tuner for PC users

Tip for PC users: Microsoft’s ClearType Tuner seems to be the tool of choice if you find GNO‘s typeface intolerably ugly.

Related:

Why the font of GNO looks like shit on PC, but not on Mac? (1, 2)

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A note to PC users reading GNO

(Important correction appended, 16:13, Jan 4, 2006)

Dear PC users:

I can imagine how you hate the typeface of GNO, but as I said in this previous post, there seems to be no way to adjust the font on this blog hosted by WordPress.com (I would be appreciated if you can prove that I’m wrong). For the time being, if you’re looking for a visually more appealing reading experience, please use this feed (provided by Feedburner, not the built-in feed provided by WordPress) to subscribe so that all the formatting here will be preserved. As for the RSS readers of choice, Google Reader‘s “lens-like” AJAX effect of the left panel looks formidable; Bloglines is still the most popular web-based reader (especially convenient for those with tons of feeds to read).
You can subscribe to GNO with Google Reader and Bloglines by clicking on their respective buttons in “subscription” link category of the right column.

PS: Mac users won’t have this problem, the reason of which I couldn’t understand.

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ESWN Culture blog featuring Lawrence

I just started writing ESWN Culture together with Roland Soong, the man behind the stalwart EastSouthWestNorth. For me, ESWN Culture is an outlet for Chinese cultural topics other than sound art/experimental music/new media art. For instance, when I wrote about The 1st Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism here (post 1, 2), I confined the topic to “sound art on the Biennale”. Of course there are much more to discuss about the exhibition since it’s mostly about architecture (sound art is really marginal content), this is typically good material for ESWN Culture. While GNO will remain cutting-edge, ESWN Culture doesn’t reject anything mainstream.

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ADMIN: 1-click RSS subscription buttons added

In the right column you’ll see 4 new icons, those chicklets enable you to easily add Global Noise Online to your favorite RSS Readers. Right now there are links to Bloglines, Feedburner, Google Reader & My Yahoo!, all you need to do is to click once on them and follow the instruction.

Among the above 4 readers, my personal favorite is Bloglines, although its frame structure is kind of out-fashioned. It also occurs to me that people interested in sound art are not necessarily tech-savvy, to the point that many don’t even know what an RSS Reader is. If that is the case with you, I strongly recommend that you click on the Bloglines link and have a taste of it. RSS Reader is like your postbox, I’m pretty sure that once you have a postbox, you wouldn’t want to call all the magazines that you’ve subscribed to check if they have new issues out. It’s pretty much the same with RSS Reader: it’s just a “soft” postbox that saves you the trouble of ploughing through all the blogs and news sites in your bookmark.

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