Thomas John Digweed is a British DJ, record producer and actor. DJ Magazine voted him World No 1 DJ in 2001; as well as achieving success as a solo act, he has collaborated with Sasha as Sasha & John Digweed, with Nick Muir as Bedrock. Digweed began DJing at the age of 15, made a name for himself in his home town of Hastings, where he put on successful club nights, the most famous of which were his successful raves on Hastings Pier, where the likes of Carl Cox and The Prodigy performed, his breakthrough came in 1993, when he sent a mixtape demo to Geoff Oakes, founder of the Renaissance nightclub in Mansfield, who played it to fellow DJ Alexander Coe. The two DJs struck up a long-term friendship and working relationship, despite Sasha twice failing to turn up for gigs that Digweed had booked him for in Hastings. In partnership with Sasha, Digweed is known for promoting progressive house and notable for producing the first commercial compilation for a nightclub, when they released their 1994 compilation of mixes from Renaissance entitled Renaissance: The Mix Collection.
Until mixtapes from clubs had only been circulated by DJs on an amateur basis. The Renaissance CD was the first time that a compilation CD had been planned strategically for marketing, from artwork to promotion; the two DJs famously followed this up with their Northern Exposure compilations and those on Global Underground. Digweed started the record label Bedrock Records to further promote the music that he was playing at the time, he and his friend Nick Muir went on to produce under the Bedrock alias, getting their big break when their first track "For What You Dream Of" was used in the film Trainspotting. The Bedrock duo produced the soundtrack for the MTV adult cartoon drama Spider-Man in 2003. In his sets, Digweed is noted for adopting tracks with different styles. Between 2000 and 2005, Digweed promoted his "Bedrock" sound with monthly club nights for club members and newcomers to the electronic music scene, he played on Thursday nights at Heaven in London, on Friday nights in a smaller club night at The Beach in Brighton.
These nights featured numerous guest DJs, including Danny Howells, Phil Thompson, Hernan Cattaneo and Chris Fortier. As Digweed's international schedule increased, these events drew to a close, although occasional reunions have been held at Heaven since, he celebrated ten years of his Bedrock club night on 10 October 2008 at Matter in London, with a near on ten-hour set. Digweed has enjoyed popularity throughout North America as well as Europe, he and Sasha established a monthly residency at the now defunct New York club Twilo, which proved a key location for the American electronic music scene. The residency began in 1997 with a lukewarm reception, but grew into one of the most popular club nights in New York City by the end of its run in 2001. Sasha and Digweed played at Twilo on the last Friday of every month, playing sets that lasted between eight and twelve hours. In early 2001, Sasha suffered an ear injury and was unable to play for their last four dates before Twilo was closed by the New York City authorities.
Digweed continued to play the time-slot by himself until 6 May 2001, when Twilo was raided by the NYPD and subsequently forced to close down. Digweed has a cameo of himself playing music in Greg Harrison's 2000 movie Groove, which tells the story of an all-night rave in San Francisco. In early 2002, Digweed along with Sasha and Jimmy Van M undertook a six-week countrywide tour of the United States called Delta Heavy; the tour was promoted by Clear Channel and attendance reached 85,000. It took place in a variety of venues but was self-reliant from a technical point of view. In 2002, Digweed curated and compiled the soundtrack to the film Stark Raving Mad. From September 2000 to January 2011, Digweed hosted a weekly two-hour radio show on Kiss 100 in the UK, in which he played the first hour of music and a guest DJ played the second hour. Beginning in September 2006, his show was available on all three Kiss radio stations. By that time, the show's name had become Transitions, the name of a four-volume series of mix albums by Digweed, released every six months during 2006–2008.
In January 2011, Transitions aired for the last time on Kiss 100, but the show continues to be broadcast online. 2008 saw Digweed and Sasha reuniting for a Spring Club Tour that once again featured performances all over North America. In 2011, Digweed's music was featured in the film movie adaptation of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, he featured among the top ten artists from 1998–2008 and was voted DJ Mag's number 1 one DJ won in 2001. In 2010, he was voted number 29 in DJ Mag's annual Top 100 DJs vote. In 2013, Digweed was ranked the number 17 best DJ in the world in Resident Advisor's top 100 DJ charts. John is the brother of 26 times World Clay Shooting Champion George Digweed, MBE. 1994: Journeys by DJ Volume 4: Silky Mix 1994: Sasha & John Digweed – Renaissance: The Mix Collection 1995: Renaissance: The Mix Collection Part 2 1996: Sasha & John Digweed – Northern Exposure 1997: Sasha & John Digweed – Northern Exposure 2 1997: The Winning Ticket 1998: Global Underground 006: Sydney 1999: Bedrock 1999: Sasha & John Digweed – Northern Exposure: Expeditions 1999: Global Underground 014: Hong Kong 2000: Sasha & John Digweed – Communicate 2001: Global Underground 019: Los Angeles 2002: MMII 2003: Stark Raving Mad |Stark Raving Mad
Transitions (John Digweed album)
Transitions is a DJ mix compilation album by John Digweed released on Renaissance Records in 2006. Partial Arts - "Cruising" Every - "Feelin'" Popnoname - On The Run Margot Meets The Melody Maker - "Torch" Tigerskin - Neontrance Catwash - "Plastic Rubberband" David K - "Beautiful Dead" Diringer - "Flake Escape" Rocco* - "Roots 4 Acid" Trick & Kubic - "Easy" On Spec - "Knights Of Columbos" John Digweed - "Warung Beach" Michel De Hey - "Jetchi" Dana Bergquist - "McEnroe" Paul Kalkbrenner - "Gebrünn Gebrünn" Transitions at Discogs
Transition (computer science)
Transition refers to a computer science paradigm in the context of communication systems which describes the change of communication mechanisms, i.e. functions of a communication system, in particular and protocol components. In a transition, communication mechanisms within a system are replaced by functionally comparable mechanisms with the aim to ensure the highest possible quality, e.g. as captured by the quality of service. Transitions enable communication systems to adapt to changing conditions during runtime; this change in conditions can, for example, be a rapid increase in the load on a certain service that may be caused, e.g. by large gatherings of people with mobile devices. A transition impacts multiple mechanisms at different communication layers of a layered architecture. Mechanisms are given as conceptual elements of a networked communication system and are linked to specific functional units, for example, as a service or protocol component. In some cases, a mechanism can comprise an entire protocol.
For example on the transmission layer, LTE can be regarded as such a mechanism. Following this definition, there exist numerous communication mechanisms that are equivalent in their basic functionality, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee for local wireless networks and UMTS and LTE for broadband wireless connections. For example, LTE and Wi-Fi have equivalent basic functionality, but they are technologically different in their design and operation. Mechanisms affected by transitions are components of a protocol or service. For example, in case of video streaming/transmission, the use of different video data encoding can be carried out depending on the available data transmission rate; these changes are implemented by transitions. Through analyzing the current processes in a communication system, it is possible to determine which transitions need to be executed at which communication layer in order to meet the quality requirements. In order for communication systems to adapt to the respective framework conditions, architectural approaches of self-organizing, adaptive systems can be used, such as the MAPE cycle.
This central concept of Autonomic Computing can be used to determine the state of the communication system, to analyze the monitoring data and to plan and execute the necessary transition. A central goal is that users do not consciously perceive a transition while running applications and that the functionality of the used services is perceived as smooth and fluid; the study of new and fundamental design methods and techniques that enable automated and cross-layer transitions between functionally similar mechanisms within a communication system is the main goal of a collaborative research center funded by the German research foundation. The DFG collaborative research center 1053 MAKI - Multi-mechanism Adaptation for the future Internet - focuses on research questions in the following areas: Fundamental research on transition methods, Techniques for adapting transition-capable communication systems on the basis of achieved and targeted quality, specific and exemplary transitions in communication systems as regarded from different technical perspectives.
Transition (literary journal)
Transition was an experimental literary journal that featured surrealist and Dada art and artists. It was published in Paris, they were assisted by editors Elliot Paul, Robert Sage, James Johnson Sweeney. The literary journal was intended as an outlet for experimental writing and featured modernist and other linguistically innovative writing and contributions by visual artists and political activists, it ran until spring 1938. A total of 27 issues were produced, it was distributed through Shakespeare and Company, the Paris bookstore run by Sylvia Beach. While it almost featured poetic experimentalists, it accepted contributions from sculptors, civil rights activists, carvers and cartoonists. Editors who joined the journal on were Stuart Gilbert, Caresse Crosby and Harry Crosby. Published quarterly, transition featured Surrealist and Dada art. In an introduction to the first issue, Eugene Jolas wrote: Of all the values conceived by the mind of man throughout the ages, the artistic have proven the most enduring.
Primitive people and the most civilized have always had, in common, a thirst for beauty and an appreciation of the attempts of the other to recreate the wonders suggested by nature and human experience. The tangible link between the centuries is that of art, it joins distant continents in to a mysterious unit, long before the inhabitants are aware of the universality of their impulses.... We should like to think of the readers as a homogeneous group of friends, united by a common appreciation of the beautiful, – idealists of a sort, – and to share with them what has seemed significant to us; the journal gained notoriety in 1929. He asked writers to sign "The Revolution of the Word Proclamation" which appeared in issue 16/17 of transition, it began: Tired of the spectacle of short stories, novels and plays still under the hegemony of the banal word, monotonous syntax, static psychology, descriptive naturalism, desirous of crystallizing a viewpoint... Narrative is not mere anecdote, but the projection of a metamorphosis of reality" and that "The literary creator has the right to disintegrate the primal matter of words imposed on him by textbooks and dictionaries.
The Proclamation was signed by Kay Boyle, Whit Burnett, Hart Crane, Caresse Crosby, Harry Crosby, Martha Foley, Stuart Gilbert, A. Lincoln Gillespie, Leigh Hoffman, Eugene Jolas, Elliot Paul, Douglas Rigby, Theo Rutra, Robert Sage, Harold J. Salemson, Laurence Vail. Transition stories, a 1929 selection by E. Jolas and R. Sage from the first thirteen numbers featured: Gottfried Benn, Kay Boyle, Robert M. Coates, Emily Holmes Coleman, Robert Desnos, William Closson Emory, Léon-Paul Fargue, Konstantin Fedin, Murray Goodwin, Leigh Hoffman, Eugene Jolas, Matthew Josephson, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Vladimir Lidin, Ralph Manheim, Peter Negoe, Elliot Paul, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Robert Sage, Kurt Schwitters, Philippe Soupault, Gertrude Stein Some other artists and works published in transition included Samuel Beckett, Kay Boyle, H. D. Max Ernst, Stuart Gilbert, Juan Gris, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Alfred Kreymborg, Pablo Picasso, Muriel Rukeyser, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams.
Paul Bowles, Bob Brown, Kathleen Cannell, Malcolm Cowley, Hart Crane, Abraham Lincoln Gillespie Jr. Eugene Jolas, Marius Lyle, Robert McAlmon, Archibald McLeish Allen Tate. Christian Zervos' article Picasso. No. 26, 1937, with a Marcel Duchamp cover, featured Hans Arp, Man Ray, Fernand Léger, László Moholy-Nagy, Piet Mondrian, Alexander Calder and others. A third to half the space in the early years of transition was given to translations, some of which done by Maria McDonald Jolas; the most famous work to appear in transition was Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce. Many segments of the unfinished novel were published under the name of Work in Progress. List of literary magazines McMillan, Dougald. Transition: The History of a Literary Era 1927–38. New York: George Brazillier, 1976. Hoffman, Frederick J; the Little Magazine: a History and a Bibliography. Princeton
Without a Trace (season 3)
The third season of Without a Trace premiered September 23, 2004 on CBS and concluded May 19, 2005. There are 23 episodes in this season; the third season of Without a Trace was released on DVD in region 1 on May 15, 2012, in region 2 in Germany on July 14, 2006, in the UK on July 24, 2006. In region 4, the third season was released on May 2, 2007. Anthony LaPaglia as John Michael Malone Poppy Montgomery as Samantha Spade Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Vivian Johnson Enrique Murciano as Danny Taylor Eric Close as Martin Fitzgerald
Transition (Steve Lukather album)
Transition is the seventh studio album by Steve Lukather, released on vinyl and as a jewel case CD on January 21, 2013 by Mascot Records. In Europe a limited edition Digibook was released, containing a booklet with studio pictures and liner notes from Lukather and producer C. J. Vanston. "Judgement Day" – 7:17 "Creep Motel" – 5:46 "Once Again" – 4:57 "Right the Wrong" – 6:20 "Transition" – 5:32 "Last Man Standing" – 5:21 "Do I Stand Alone" – 4:10 "Rest of the World" – 4:01 "Smile" – 2:30 Steve Lukather – vocals, production C. J. Vanston – keyboards, background vocals Steve Weingart – keyboards Renee Jones - bass, background vocals Eric Valentine – drums Lee Sklar - bass guitar Nathan East - bass guitar John Pierce - bass guitar Tal Wilkenfeld - bass guitar Gregg Bissonette - drums Chad Smith - drums Toss Panos - drums Lenny Castro – percussion Trev Lukather - muted guitar Phil Collen - background vocals Jenny Douglas - background vocals Richard Page - background vocals Kristina Helene - background vocals Jack Raines - background vocals Engineered and mixed by C. J. Vanston Tina Lukather - Assistant Producer Album page on stevelukather.net
Rational Unified Process
The Rational Unified Process is an iterative software development process framework created by the Rational Software Corporation, a division of IBM since 2003. RUP is not a single concrete prescriptive process, but rather an adaptable process framework, intended to be tailored by the development organizations and software project teams that will select the elements of the process that are appropriate for their needs. RUP is a specific implementation of the Unified Process. Rational Software developed the rational unified process as a software process product; the product includes a hyperlinked knowledge-base with sample artifacts and detailed descriptions for many different types of activities. RUP is included in the IBM Rational Method Composer product which allows customization of the process. Philippe Kruchten, an experienced Rational technical representative was tasked with heading up the original RUP team; this journey began with the creation of the Rational Objectory Process in 1996, when Rational acquired the Objectory Process, written by Ivar Jacobson and company.
This was renamed Rational Unified Process in subsequent releases, in part to align the name with that of the Unified Modeling Language. These initial versions combined the Rational Software organisation's extensive field experience building object-oriented systems with Objectory's guidance on practices such as use cases, incorporated extensive content from Jim Rumbaugh's Object Modeling Technology approach to modeling, Grady Booch's Booch method, the newly released UML 0.8. To help make this growing knowledge base more accessible, Philippe Kruchten was tasked with the assembly of an explicit process framework for modern software engineering; this effort employed the HTML-based process delivery mechanism developed by Objectory. The resulting "Rational Unified Process" completed a strategic tripod for Rational: a tailorable process that guided development tools that automated the application of that process services that accelerated adoption of both the process and the tools; this guidance was augmented in subsequent versions with knowledge based on the experience of companies that Rational had acquired.
In 1997, a requirements and test discipline were added to the approach, much of the additional material sourced from the Requirements College method developed by Dean Leffingwell et al. at Requisite, Inc. and the SQA Process method developed at SQA Inc. both companies having been acquired by Rational Software. In 1998 Rational Software added two new disciplines: business modeling, much of this content had been in the Objectory Process a Configuration and Change Management discipline, sourced through the acquisition of Pure Atria Corporation; these additions lead to an overarching set of principles that were defined by Rational and articulated within RUP as the six best practices for modern software engineering: Develop iteratively, with risk as the primary iteration driver Manage requirements Employ a component-based architecture Model software visually Continuously verify quality Control changesThese best practices were aligned with Rational's product line, both drove the ongoing development of Rational's products, as well as being used by Rational's field teams to help customers improve the quality and predictability of their software development efforts.
Additional techniques including performance testing, UI Design, data engineering were included, an update to reflect changes in UML 1.1. In 1999, a project management discipline was introduced, as well as techniques to support real-time software development and updates to reflect UML 1.3. Besides, the first book to describe the process, The Unified Software Development Process, was published in the same year. Between 2000 and 2003, a number of changes introduced guidance from ongoing Rational field experience with iterative development, in addition to tool support for enacting RUP instances and for customization of the RUP framework; these changes included: the introduction of concepts and techniques from approaches such as eXtreme Programming, that would come to be known collectively as agile methods. This included techniques such as pair programming, test-first design, papers that explained how RUP enabled XP to scale for use on larger projects. A complete overhaul of the testing discipline to better reflect how testing work was conducted in different iterative development contexts.
The introduction of supporting guidance - known as "tool mentors" - for enacting the RUP practices in various tools. These provided step-by-step method support to Rational tool users. Automating the customization of RUP in a way that would allow customers to select parts from the RUP process framework, customize their selection with their own additions, still incorporate improvements in subsequent releases from Rational. IBM acquired Rational Software in February 2003. In 2006, IBM created a subset of RUP tailored for the delivery of Agile projects - released as an OpenSource method called OpenUP through the Eclipse web-site. RUP is based on a set of building blocks and content elements, describing what is to be produced, the necessary skills required and the step-by-step explanation describing how specific development goals are to be achieved; the main building blocks, or content elements, are the following: Roles – A role defines a set of related skills and responsibilities. Work products – A work product represents something resulting from a task, including all the documents and models produced while working through the process.
Tasks – A task describes a unit of work assigned to a Role that provides a meaningful result. Within each iteration, the task