Nerd Watch Museum

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The Nerd Watch Museum has hundreds of nerdy watch models.

Since your hosts are of the LCD generation, rather than LED, liquid crystal display models have been the focus of our collecting. Many LCD timepieces played an important role in the evolution of digital wristwear, and we are striving to present as many as possible in our virtual museum.

Nerd Watch Museum

I’ve been watch-less for about 7 years now. My last watch was a Fossil pocket watch my wife (to be at the time) got me for my birthday, but I have to admit I owned (and wore) a bunch of these geeky nerd watches in my teens as well.

I can’t remember the exact models but they resemble the Casio AE-11, Casio CA-951 and a slim girly-type watch which I couldn’t find in the Nerd Watch Museum.

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JBM releases Calculizer VSTi

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JBM Calculizer

JBM has released Calculizer, a freeware synth made with SynthEdit.

Calculizer aims at creating digital blips and blops similar to these that Kraftwerk did back in the early 80’s in their track Pocket Calculator. The sound is an analog synthesizer with 2 oscilators. To each oscilators there are 2 sliders. One controlling the keyboard range, aka giving atonal results, and the other adds extra pitch to the oscilator.


  • 4 Osc waveforms (Square, Saw, Triangle, Sine)
  • Each Osc has LFO connected to pitch control
  • LFO waveforms: Sine, Saw, Ramp, 100% pulse, 50% pulse, 25% pulse, Fast random, Slow random
  • ADSR VCA envelope

Visit Jobromedia for more information and a link to download Calculizer.


Exponent releases SCal V5 (Universal Musical Value Calculator)

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Exponent SCal V5

Exponent (Exp Digital) has released SCal V5, a freeware universal musical value calculator.

Calculators include:

  • Delay Time
  • Lfo Rate
  • Bpm/Time/Beats/Bars conversion
  • Timestretch and pitch shift

SCal V5 also adds Mac OSX (UB) compatibility.

Visit Exp Digital for more information and a link to download SCal V5.


Online Converters

When I read the headline of this article I thought it was going to be a collection of sites that lets you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, centimeters to inches etc. (I guess Google Calculator does those well enough), but it’s actually a list of online services providing actual file format conversions (i.e. HTML to PDF).

Online converters always come in handy. Once you need to perform some operation with your files, they can save your time achieving the same results online, without installing some specific software. In fact, there are many online tools, which convert formats, files and code snippets for free.

JPG 2 ASC – perhaps not the most useful converter, but cool nonetheless

Some of them are quite specific tools aimed for developers, but some are common “all-rounders”, which manage to convert almost every format to a more popular one. Using them, you can generate .pdf-documents out of images, images out of texts or RSS-feeds out of web-sites. You can also convert any audio- and video-files immediately – the results can be received via e-mail.

Check the list of Online Converters at Smashing Magazine.


Venusian Snail Traffic releases Cheapo-Tone VSTi

Venusian Snail Traffic Cheapo-Tone

Venusian Snail Traffic has released Cheapo-Tone, a freeware recreation of the famous Casio VL-Tone calculator synth.


  • All the sounds are synthesized (no samples were used)
  • Drums and Tone synth
  • MIDI mapped (drums on channel 10, synth on channel 1)
  • ADSR section and other knobs on the front pannel work only in ADSR mode, as the other modes (piano, fantasy, violin, flute and guitar are locked presets)

Visit Venusian Snail Traffic for more information and a link to download Cheapo-Tone.


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