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 Thank you for creating Milkdrop I have really enjoyed it for YEARS :)
 posted by Robert Mueller on November 17, 2014 at 21:45 U.S. eastern time
  I have 3 ten foot screens that I sit in front of, they are curved in 180 degrees. I can not express how wonderful Milkdrop looks !!! Even better in 3D and with fractal glasses on. I also use a 1 watt RGB laser to overlay my own images. I love it ...


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 posted by seanys on November 10, 2014 at 1:27 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan, I have recently rediscovered WinAmp visualisations and am really enjoying Milkdrop. Thanks.
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 posted by Anon on September 19, 2014 at 21:05 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you, Mr. Geiss. You've really inspired me to pursue an education in graphics.
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 posted by C. Resele on December 30, 2013 at 14:06 U.S. eastern time

I've been using Windows 2000 for quite a long time, switching to Win7 at the beginning of the year. In that process I needed a newer version of Winamp and thereby discovered Milkdrop - a really great plugin! I used the GForce-plugin for many years, but now I definitely prefer milkdrop. Many thanks for producing such a beautiful stuff!

Christoph Resele
Vienna, Austria
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 posted by friv 2 on December 30, 2013 at 6:50 U.S. eastern time
  I've recently been pondering distorting webcam images and I realized that I could use some of the techniques you taught me.
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 Geiss and such
 posted by Jim Youhas on December 21, 2013 at 11:59 U.S. eastern time
  Dear sir, the world you created many years ago, incorporating music and imagery, is literally the only reason I became interested in/wanted/owned/built computers and still is my primary motivation. Your work has inspired me in more ways than you know. In the last few years I have made it a point and have tried to take the time to thank and acknowledge those around me whom have done exceedingly good work and deserve recognition or those that have caused me to change the way I think about things in general or in life. You are a visionary in what encapsulates/expands upon what my mind sees. You are a worthy seer and I appreciate whatever magic or madness you have written into this. Please accept my humble rant of adoration for what has changed my life irreparably. Thank you, Jim Youhas.
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 posted by Ryan Geiss on December 13, 2013 at 20:13 U.S. eastern time
  ...the guestbook now uses a real captcha. Took a whopping 15 minutes to set up... I wish I'd have done this ten years ago! :P
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 geiss, you're stuff is awesome :)
 posted by clinton on August 24, 2012 at 5:28 U.S. eastern time
  Shame to see so much spam here ...

Anyway. For the first time in a few years you sprang to mind (having been a massive fan of Geiss back in the day).

So I checked out what you have been up to, and I really should'nt have been surprised that you have been involved in some of the most exciting tech to emerge in the past decade.

But where you make me jealous, is with those incredible renders you do with your own fractal/ray-marching code. Keep em coming!

Rock on man.

clinton, sydney australia.
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 I'm not dead - yet
 posted by Jerry Wasinger on May 27, 2012 at 5:15 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan! I've recently been pondering distorting webcam images and I realized that I could use some of the techniques you taught me. So I thought I'd drop in to see how you were doing. Congrats on your marriage! I'm in the bay area about every six months so let's get together and eat some more tempeh.
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 posted by Steve on April 30, 2012 at 1:00 U.S. eastern time
  Hey, was watching an episode of six feet under and saw your vis geiss running- season 3 ep 7. Anyway just thought it was kinda cool
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 posted by Robin - UK on March 27, 2012 at 11:23 U.S. eastern time

Just wanted to say much respect for all the brilliant apps/progs over the years.

First saw Geiss about 12 years ago being used as a screensaver in a computer shop in Hereford UK. I noticed it was reacting to a mic plugged in an had never seen anything quite like it (and quite so cool) as a 14yr old boy interested in computers.

I asked the member of staff behind the counter about it (who was an american) and he said he had loaded it on and had it on a floppy out back, he went and made me a copy for free!

Such effective visuals from so small a program, only 176kb!!!! great coding!!

Keep at it, your amazing at what you do.

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 posted by joki on February 10, 2012 at 20:05 U.S. eastern time
  for all the aeons spent looking at Milkdrop :-)

.. srly, thanx and all the best!
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 Awesome (yeah, really)
 posted by askywhale on December 13, 2011 at 12:17 U.S. eastern time
  Just to let you know that Mankey is my favorite plugin, and I stared just 15 minutes on your last 3d artpieces.

I know somedays you'll be the high-rated, award-covered artist of the moderns galleries
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 posted by Nathan on September 8, 2011 at 9:46 U.S. eastern time
  Your page on becoming a graphics programmer was very helpful.
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 posted by Sam on July 6, 2011 at 21:49 U.S. eastern time
  I appreciate all the hard work you have put in over the years, but is there any chance we are ever going to get a modernized version of Drempels? A lot of people would be very happy. If it took a kickstarter page or something to make this work, I know I would be glad to donate a little.
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 Nice Works
 posted by Larry Fine on July 3, 2011 at 15:42 U.S. eastern time
  Your site is very interesting and your graphics works impressive.
Good Luck! :)
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 100% agree
 posted by Kravo Lor on June 15, 2011 at 0:08 U.S. eastern time
  when you write that people should fly less, because it produces much more CO2 than driving, you should also tell that the CO2 produced by flights is much worse because it is emitted directly in the atmosphere, while CO2 emitted on the ground cannot reach and damage the
atmosphere by 100% (some if it will always remain in the ground).

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 posted by Terr on June 12, 2011 at 15:28 U.S. eastern time
  Milkdrop is by far the best music visualizer. Looking around your site it seems like you are just as beautiful person as your programs. The average hamburger fact blew me away.
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 Milk drop and living off the grid
 posted by Bill on March 30, 2011 at 18:31 U.S. eastern time

Milk drop is crazy amazing! I love it! I been watching it for years. You are seariously talented.

I drive a Yaris and it gets 44 mpg overall. Its tires are at nearly 50 psi. if people would just keep their tires cranked up hard they would cut their fuel consumption by 20%.

Seomthing that most people don't know is that the average tire can handle 50% over its max pressure rating. Hard tires have little friction and increase fuel mileage greatly.

I would love to live off the grid.

I like your philosophy.

Bill from Rochester NY.
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 try not to be an over acheiver....
 posted by heidi watton (lowe) on February 21, 2011 at 2:26 U.S. eastern time

ran into your article on the front page of the business section in the dispatch tonight at work. looks like you've been busy! just thought i'd say hi, and hope you're using sun screen in sunny california! maybe you'll be in town for our big 15 year reunion this year if they have anything. of course i will probably have to decline.

take care,
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 eco footprint article
 posted by cal on February 6, 2011 at 14:01 U.S. eastern time
  Hi geiss,

when you write that people should fly less, because it produces much more CO2 than driving, you should also tell that the CO2 produced by flights is much worse because it is emitted directly in the atmosphere, while CO2 emitted on the ground cannot reach and damage the atmosphere by 100% (some if it will always remain in the ground).

best regards!
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 Just dropped by
 posted by sundowndos on February 3, 2011 at 4:59 U.S. eastern time
  I just wanted to drop a note in here to say that I've been a big fan of yours since the days of your Geiss viz on Winamp. Milkdrop 2 is even better. But the sense of awe and wonder I got the first few times I ran Geiss still can't be matched by any other viz out there. It blew my mind away just as much as things were progressing out of mp2s into mp3s, at the time.

I graduated BS Computer Science back in 2000 as well but from a way different college. But I admire your career growth since graduating. I wish I had a career path history like yours.

Just wanted to give you some props which I've been meaning to do for years.
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 posted by John on February 2, 2011 at 23:53 U.S. eastern time
  Please don't tell me you're a fan of Zeitgeist. I refer back to your "eco-samurai" page for something more realistic.
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 You are fascinating,entertaining and an inspiration
 posted by Carl_Westman on February 1, 2011 at 22:05 U.S. eastern time
  Since I was around 14 I've been blown away by whatever u put your hand to. I'm 28 now. Keep on keeping on! You've been a big inspiration for just over half my life already.
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 Thank you
 posted by Pavel Variat Kepski on February 1, 2011 at 3:19 U.S. eastern time
  Mr. Geiss

Milkdrop is by far the best music visualizer. Looking around your site it seems like you are just as beautiful person as your programs. The average hamburger fact blew me away.
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 One more thing
 posted by Marty on January 31, 2011 at 13:09 U.S. eastern time
  Are your renderings in an HDR format? If so do you share them?
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 New renderings a friggin great
 posted by Marty on January 31, 2011 at 13:08 U.S. eastern time
  Im a New Media student at Academy of Art- loved your stuff for years- first became a fan when you did the work for win amp. LOVE IT. The new 3d renders are amazing- when are you going to get a show together for San Fran to see!?!
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 posted by thankful traveller on January 29, 2011 at 12:46 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan! I've just watched your fractal renders. They are just outstanding!!! very, very atmospheric, especially the 3rd batch. I'll definitely cut them to wallpapers for my desktop:)) thank you for them.
And oh, the milkdrop, I was and am always wondering how the transcendent face of the Universe shines through what is thought to be just pure mathematics (which IS the transcendental law indeed :)) Always thinking, ow, it just couldn't be true that the author of the preset really consciously coded all that whole dimension of feelings I feel when audiovisually tripping with milkdrop:)
i once listened to squarepusher's 'do you know squarepusher' wearing red/blue 3d glasses with milkdrop in 3d mode while being in some kind of 4d mode myself, and man, that was a journey!!!

ok, stopping by now,
thank you for making wonderful things!
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 Congrats from Paris
 posted by Bruno on December 25, 2010 at 10:49 U.S. eastern time

I re-re-rediscovered MilkDrop (you know sometimes I dont use it for 1 or 2 years and then come back to it).

Even knowing it, I'm stunned every time.

I just wanted to congratulate you for having written, to my mind, one of the most beautiful piece of code ever.

(FYI I'm a mathematician as well as an "algorithmist")


Bruno from Paris
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 Facts page
 posted by Frank C. on December 21, 2010 at 12:38 U.S. eastern time
Found your "facts" page a good read.

"BEATING A COLD: I've found two things that work incredibly well for beating a cold when I feel one coming on: Zinc and Elderberry."

FYI: Zinc also helps the urinary "flow" in us older guys. I take 50mg a week, works like a charm. Haven't tried Saw Palmetto and definitly would not want Flomax etc.
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 Starting at Google?
 posted by Oriel on December 1, 2010 at 15:31 U.S. eastern time
  Congrats on the job, but I thought they only hire programmers with PhDs, and I wouldn't think you would be doing something that wasn't graphics / gaming oriented.
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 Oops.... L-Systems, not LDraw
 posted by Lael Daire on November 15, 2010 at 20:41 U.S. eastern time
  LDraw is a Lego building/rendering program...
L-Systems is what I was thinking of:
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 SuperSlide & exif orientation flags
 posted by Lael Daire on November 15, 2010 at 20:31 U.S. eastern time
  Many cameras have built-in orientation sensors, and set those values in the image EXIF data. I see you have the option for lossless rotation, but I would think that is largely unnecessary, if you pull the EXIF data. While the orientation field is optional, it would be a cool addition to SuperSlide.

Thanks for all the cool visualizations over the years. The 3D fractals are awesome. Really amazing how the fractal geometry mimics nature (or perhaps vice versa). Reminds me of my first impression of LDraw fractals, so many years ago.

Thanks again,
Lael Daire
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 are you the milkdrop guy???
 posted by kevdod on November 15, 2010 at 2:34 U.S. eastern time
  just got here... looking for the meca of computing ground zero for milkdrop... great math...good programing ... I have been a fan from the beginning of putting music to light... you are the hero of milkdrop...right??? ryan... congrats with your new venture with Google ...
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 posted by Markus on September 7, 2010 at 12:46 U.S. eastern time
  Super piece of software! Only thing I miss is mousewheel support. It would be nice to be able to browse or zoom images with mousewheel.
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 posted by antimitja on September 7, 2010 at 5:31 U.S. eastern time
  thanks for inspirative moments!
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 posted by Mane on September 7, 2010 at 0:59 U.S. eastern time
  I love SuperSlide! Very nice program! GIF support would be nice.
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 posted by Zee Delaz on September 1, 2010 at 8:07 U.S. eastern time
  I have loved your work for many has given me a lot of pleasure and a lot of a new thoughts and have expanded my universe!
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 your the man
 posted by boston on August 31, 2010 at 22:47 U.S. eastern time
  i just got the crazy smiley face a bit ago, and MD2 is just crazy insane, and has been for years, BUT i never actually googled you. I used tripex until i found out you made MD2.

your a lunatic.

fuck 9s how about 10s
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 How is everything going lately Geiss? : )
 posted by Sir Jiminy Cricket on August 24, 2010 at 3:19 U.S. eastern time
  Just wondering what's new in your world?
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 posted by Adrian on August 16, 2010 at 12:47 U.S. eastern time
  Hi, always loved your winamp plugins..

How come Milkdrop 2 isn't available for single download? I would love to put in on my Winamp-Lite.
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 milkdrop complation
 posted by Jim Butler on July 13, 2010 at 0:03 U.S. eastern time
  Like everyone else, I love milkdrop. Whenever I get the latest winamp
it has new milkdrop routines, but I miss some of the old collections from
the past. Can you tell me, (as the author) is there any way of getting the old stuff. I understand since the pseudo-randomness of it comes from combining the routines in various ways so there may be a limit to how many routines could be in memory at once,but maybe not. You would know, I don't. All I know is it would be great to at least be able to load in old collections. I'll bet it would be a snap for you to do. Thanks again for making the best visualisations out there. The one that the microsoft media player has is sooooo primitive next to yours. With all the money they have, I can't believe they don't have yours or one as good.
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 posted by Oriel on May 14, 2010 at 2:04 U.S. eastern time

You say that Green Tags will cost $20 to fund one megawatt-hour. I pay around $0.13 per kilowatt-hour where I live, so if I'm calculating it correctly, that translates into $130 per MWH.

How is that possible? I've come to understand that green technology is more expensive/less efficient based on what I've been following. If my assumptions are valid please specify on your Green Tags page.
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 posted by nelson west on January 26, 2010 at 18:01 U.S. eastern time
  hey ryan its nelson.. your cousin email me sometime if you can at
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 posted by Myles on January 21, 2010 at 19:17 U.S. eastern time
  I've been a long-time fan of all of your work--especially the screensavers.

Is there any chance of Cascades running as a screensaver, or is there a special way of running that program when Windows goes to screensaver mode? That program is an awesome display of digital art, it would be nice to see it on my computer more often. :)

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 thanks from Russia!
 posted by on January 18, 2010 at 12:54 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you for your amazing program Milkdrop. It was a revolution for me some years ago to understand what things computer can draw automatically, using scripts!..
thank you for open source code of this program!
now I'm programmer too, and I will try to make something like MilkDrop - so beatiful, astonishing and opensource))
))Sorry for my english))
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 Support for multiple monitors?
 posted by Oriel on January 5, 2010 at 22:25 U.S. eastern time
  Any support for them in future screensavers / plugins?

Keep kicking ass!
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 posted by AndreK on December 14, 2009 at 12:19 U.S. eastern time
  At first... greetings from germany!

I know your winamp plugins for a log time, they are great.

For 2 month i am searching for a better picture screensaver then the xp integrated, i found superslide.
I think superslide could be a great screensaver... could you generate the code for an screensaver!

This is a wish for christmas ;-)

Sorry for my bad english... i use it rare... and school is out for a long time ....
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 posted by Poros on December 11, 2009 at 15:57 U.S. eastern time
  Milkdrop is my favorite winamp plugin, I use it daily. Thanks for making it and congratulations for being so creative!
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 Milkdrop - incredible
 posted by John Millard on November 27, 2009 at 20:30 U.S. eastern time
  I'd just like to congratulate the author(s) of Milkdrop on creating the most amazing software I've ever seen. Every time I turn it on, I see something new and amazing and inspiring. I often think how much any single snapshot would fetch if it were paint on a canvas. Milkdrop has amazed and mystified me for years, and it continues to do so. It's simply unbelievable, the sheer visual beauty that can be brought forth from music using algorithms and mathematics.
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 SuperSlide version confusion
 posted by Daniel R. H. on November 22, 2009 at 7:01 U.S. eastern time
  I've been trying to download the SuperSlide V1, but when I install it, the installed version is 0.99. Is it right?
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 Where's 3d mode on Milkdrop 2 ?
 posted by Liam on November 19, 2009 at 9:37 U.S. eastern time
  Hiya Ryan! Been happily watching Geiss & Milkdrop with my music for 8 years now and love it. Still haven't found anything that comes close. Milkdrop even encouraged me to give up television all those years ago.

Anyway I have a question.. in Milkdrop 1 there was a 3d glasses mode which looked great but it seems to have disappeared in Milkdrop 2 ?

Please tell me I am missing something as I'd love to see Milkdrop in 3d again.

Cheers, Liam
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 posted by Anon on November 2, 2009 at 23:11 U.S. eastern time
  I absolutely LOVE Milkdrop for Winamp! Thanks so much for creating it! It's absolutely beautiful, and some of the stillframes truly qualify as art! Keep up the good work.
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 Super + Super
 posted by Ahmet Shish Kebab on September 20, 2009 at 14:56 U.S. eastern time
  We looked at you pictures with deniz...

Everything is look perfect


Say Hello To Nes

Love from CMH

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 Guestbook fixed
 posted by Ryan G. on August 29, 2009 at 17:39 U.S. eastern time
  Oops, guestbook went out of commission when I changed hosts... should be fixed now!
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 you are AWESOME!
 posted by Hex on July 18, 2009 at 4:55 U.S. eastern time
  Milkdrop is one of the greatest things ever produced by mankind. Seriously, you are a genius. Keep up the amazing work!
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 You are a genius.
 posted by Kim Byung Dug on June 15, 2009 at 8:57 U.S. eastern time
  I am an user of your creative product, Milkdrop2.
Milkdrop2 is the best visual plugin I've ever seen.
Thank You for your efforts and devotions.
Good Luck!


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 posted by fish on June 12, 2009 at 8:23 U.S. eastern time
your milkdrop is very good visualiser, seems is especially sensitive to goa/psytrance and 60years;-) i look to pages about you and is very inspirative regarding ecology, thank:-)
lovely day and lovely life wish zbyso:-)
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 Project Natal
 posted by Ilyes Gouta on June 2, 2009 at 4:44 U.S. eastern time
  Congratulations, Ryan for Natal!

I've been watching your blog for a while now and didn't find any updates but now with this amazing achievement, it's pretty clear that you were busy bringing up a new revolution! :) Keep rocking!

-Ilyes, your genuine fan since 1998, from Tunisia, north Africa. :P
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 posted by David Spurgeon on June 1, 2009 at 9:55 U.S. eastern time
  Mr. G.,

You have been for many years an inspiration, and a depression pulveriser, when things got tough. Winamp for me would never have been the player of choice, necessarily, without you. Thousands of hours with "geiss" and millions with Milkdrop 1 and 2 have made me believe in an afterlife filled with colour and movement, and sheer good vibrations!

Thank you magnificently for all the pleasure. Thank you indeed for being born!
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 Geiss, the screensaver
 posted by Dave Overbeck on April 1, 2009 at 10:30 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan,

I just happened to stop by your site for the first time in a while and downloaded the latest version of Geiss: the screensaver, and I love the new HD resolutions and multiple monitor support! I have an HDTV connected to my computer, and it's really cool being able to run Geiss on the big screen.

I've been a big fan of Geiss for quite a while now... I copy it onto every PC I use. Actually, the site says it was released in 1998, but I could have sworn it was more like 1995-6 that I first ran across it, but memories fade. Anyway, it is easily my favorite add-on of all time.

I'm writing to report an apparent bug with 4.28, and to toss in a few questions as well.

First, when I set "Frames between map changes" to 1000, it doesn't get saved. If I click OK and go back to Advanced Options it's still set, but if I click OK twice and start over at Settings... the slider is back to the middle. And it definitely doesn't seem to be set to 1000 when it runs. I've always thought this setting should go up at least another order of magnitude anyway, so having it un-adjustable is kind of a bummer.

I have some questions about the features. Earlier versions had q/s/e/u/g/d/a. This one says q/e/u/g/d/a/y.

First of all, what happened to s? I love s. S rules! It's totally my favorite, along with q. (My standard favorite map is 24 with s, 2 q's, and maybe an a, d, or u thrown in). The odd thing is, sometimes it still shows up with a new map, but the s key doesn't do anything.

Second, the a and y keys don't work either. I like a sometimes. I've never heard of y. Still don't know what it looks like.

Third, there should really be a way to set the number of q's, and to have more than 2. (I know you can set 0,1,2 in the ini file--at least I used to, haven't tried in a while). Maybe successive q-presses could cycle through 1-2-3-4-0 or something. Probably a pain in the butt and no one else cares.

Fourth, there should really be an option to prevent "blank screen mode" (I probably should have sent this in ten years ago). I almost never use Geiss with music, I just like it as a screensaver. But often, when it changes maps it just displays a blank screen because no features were turned on. It would be great to have a setting for minimum number of features. Maybe there could be a way to rate them, like the maps.

Finally, as a vegetarian for over 30 years, I appreciate you providing info and taking a stand on this subject.

Well, that's about all I can think of for now. Thanks for the really cool computer art,

Dave Overbeck

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 MilkDrop for Mac
 posted by Taylor Sharpe on March 30, 2009 at 14:27 U.S. eastern time
  I LOVE milkdrop. I've been a huge fan since its release and since switching over to Mac, I've missed it greatly.

I wish you the best of luck at Microsoft.

Hope to see MilkDrop on the Mac soon!!!

Much love.

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 thx for supporting Geiss for SO LONG!!
 posted by seamonkey420 on March 30, 2009 at 10:30 U.S. eastern time
  you rule! i remember geiss back in windows 98se and winamp v1.2. :)

still one of my fave eye-candy apps for when i'm in that 'out of this world' mood. :P

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 posted by Benjamin on March 28, 2009 at 6:18 U.S. eastern time
  You sir, have got to be the greatest artist known to me.
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 posted by Jez on March 12, 2009 at 16:44 U.S. eastern time
  Just a quick message - your Milkdrop visualizer is absolutely fantastic! It's the best I've seen.
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 Keep it up!
 posted by Ed' on February 11, 2009 at 14:31 U.S. eastern time
  am a big fan of your vis since since the old geiss, i just discovered superslide.

thank you ^^
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 posted by Koul on January 18, 2009 at 21:20 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for the awesome eye candies.
I've actually been using superslide for comic viewing because it's so darn light and fast. Although I have two small request suggestion for the future development of the programme.

Firstly, I wish Superslide can handle archive formats like zip and rar (or in the comic scene often renamed as cbz and cbr) on the fly without users having to manually extract the file and then delete the extracted file afterwards. Secondly, it would be nice if there is a slider function so navigation through the images can be done really quickly.

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 You Made the Workd a Better Place
 posted by Buzz Payne on January 8, 2009 at 22:55 U.S. eastern time
  your visualizations are nothing less than art in its purest form, I can not tell you how much I enjoy them.. They slow so smooth and just seem to be part of the music. Truly soothing to the mind body and spirit and I wanted you to know I appreciate you time and hard work its amazing.

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 Geiss4.28 and Milkdrop2.0
 posted by Flexi on November 16, 2008 at 23:23 U.S. eastern time
Aah old days memories came back. Nice to see you active again lately.
I've been composing tons of presets for MD2 - mostly shader stuff. It would be really nice to see you back in the forum again too. ...And... I'd love to get the Milkdrop2.0's source code. :) Did you notice the wiimote-driven modification?
Just imagine a ride through a reaction diffusion landscape controlled by a magic wand. But i also think of a version history / auto-credit extension to the mashup feature.

I'm looking forward for any reply
Cheers, Felix
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 posted by Wolf on October 23, 2008 at 15:13 U.S. eastern time
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 fan mail
 posted by mo on October 19, 2008 at 5:57 U.S. eastern time
  ). Thanks for the contributions you've made to graphics, and best wishes for the future. Would love to talk with you oneday.

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 Milkdrop 2.0
 posted by Dre on October 6, 2008 at 8:48 U.S. eastern time
  Just wanted to qft that "An admirer of more than just your visuals....." Guy

Awesome work dude.

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 posted by Drempels "virus"? on October 5, 2008 at 11:34 U.S. eastern time
  Drempels is now being labeled as a virus by AVG, and AVG keeps trying to get rid of it. Can something be done about this?
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 An admirer of more than just your visuals.....
 posted by Sherwin Maxawow on September 28, 2008 at 5:14 U.S. eastern time
  To start off.....I was first astonished by Milkdrop- which for me was not only the just simply BEST music visualization program on the planet, but the reasons went beyond just the visuals themselves. It seemed to have some kind of hidden quality or "GLOW" about it that made it special, and caused me to see it as almost divine or something. I have always joked about it being "A Visualization after GOD's own heart!" as if you could find a verse in the Bible that actually said something like---- And GOD did LOOK down upon Milkdrop, and smiled...and HE said with a great voice of thunder.....saying that indeed...IT IS GOOD! ---and all who watcheth it shall be glad and blessings will be unto their imaginations! --(and there was much rejoicing! "yay yay!")

But seriously I was for a time a bit fanatical over Milkdrop, to the point that some of my friends would tease me about it, suggestion once that I should make it my religion or something! But nowdays I feel I have come to know, what gave Milk its divine glow. Of course, it would be you! The man behind the curtains, or behind the show. It was you all along-- your light which I saw. So now I know, the source of that Glow!
Keep shining bright, because GOD loves Ryan Geiss!
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 posted by bill on August 28, 2008 at 12:17 U.S. eastern time
  Mildrop 2 is the bees knees, well done.

date September 22, 2008
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 Thanks and ideas
 posted by Zeph on August 17, 2008 at 0:36 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for the awesome eye candies.
I've actually been using superslide for comic viewing because it's so darn light and fast. Although I have two small request suggestion for the future development of the programme.

Firstly, I wish Superslide can handle archive formats like zip and rar (or in the comic scene often renamed as cbz and cbr) on the fly without users having to manually extract the file and then delete the extracted file afterwards. Secondly, it would be nice if there is a slider function so navigation through the images can be done really quickly.

There was once a image viewer similar to Superslide called MangaMeeyaCE, but it doesn't support unicode and development was discontinued. I'm not saying Superslide should emulate other programmes, but certainly there are ideas worth noting :)

Once again, thank you for these software.
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 posted by Zac Richards on August 14, 2008 at 9:07 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan, I've been a fan of your work for quite a while, ever since I discovered Milk Drop about 6 or so years ago. Excellent stuff, truly inspiring. I've always found it hard to stop staring at Milkdrop, testing it's effects on certain different styles of music and seeing how it matches. Turning visuals into music is a large interest to me. I actually do my own music as well, if you'd like to check it out ( Thanks for the contributions you've made to graphics, and best wishes for the future. Would love to talk with you oneday.
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 posted by Thomas Schulz on July 19, 2008 at 19:24 U.S. eastern time
  You are the #1 in graphics effects! Massive Respect! TS

Lets Rock!
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 posted by gaylan on July 5, 2008 at 2:09 U.S. eastern time
  I just love mildrop2 what a great find.

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 posted by J Zs�rik on June 30, 2008 at 20:52 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you for providing us with such great visualizations. love to see something based on the Mexican trip.
Great work!
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 posted by vjcharm on June 16, 2008 at 15:35 U.S. eastern time
  i thought the original milkdrop was good, then I saw milkdrop 2 and my jaw fell out of my head. my hat goes off to you sir, and the most brilliant part was making it open source. keep up the good work, and perhaps add midi controls to milkdrop 3? :)
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 posted by Chris from Gamelan on June 11, 2008 at 19:53 U.S. eastern time
  I felt like making some heavy gamelan beats, came for the Gamelan simulator, and ended up with MilkDrop 2. It is awesome. Nice work.
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 posted by Flavian on May 27, 2008 at 1:59 U.S. eastern time
  The visuals for winamp are great, but you need a new age computer to make them work as they should !
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 posted by on May 25, 2008 at 11:50 U.S. eastern time
  i am from Australia and have been a massive fan since I 1st found your shit in like 1997 when I was in unicollage and DUDE! U r tha ma funkin shit, I just wanna put it 2 ya cuz! The best piece of coad I ave eva come across. ART dude art. .. how tha fuck does chaos work???? Dude respect bbro . ur program leaves me speechless ever time I look at it.
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 posted by Marc on May 14, 2008 at 17:47 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan,

visiting your site is always a pleasure, even if I already know most of the plugins and the information & discussion of the more global topics.
Stay fresh,


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 posted by Albert on May 12, 2008 at 11:42 U.S. eastern time
  How come you don't accept friends on Myspace?
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 posted by Peter S on April 1, 2008 at 9:08 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Geiss 3 Release
 posted by Matheron on March 28, 2008 at 14:44 U.S. eastern time
  Dear Mr. Geiss:

Thank you very much for your truly outstanding visualization plugins.
I know I am not the only one eagerly awaiting a Geiss 3 release. Your work means a lot to many.

I would happily donate if this would help the release progress.


Matheron, Sweden
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 Milkdrop 2
 posted by Dirk from Germany on March 27, 2008 at 16:48 U.S. eastern time
  Just want to thank you for the "Greeeeeeat!!" Plugin. I am high on Milk!. Flashing Lights, crazy Colors, Twists and Turns combined with my own Music taking me higher and higher. Long time ago that a piece of Software makes me so euphoric even sucks a tear out of my eyes. I wish i would have learned more maths in school years ago. So all i left for me is using Software - not making it. But you made it for us. THX a lot. Dirk from Germany.
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 posted by funkdoc on March 26, 2008 at 13:08 U.S. eastern time
  I just wanted to drop a huge thanks for makeing all the visualizations for winamp! From making my music more visual, my partys more visual and just stare into space for unlimited amounts of time I THANK YOU!
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 Glowing praise
 posted by Overand on March 13, 2008 at 16:41 U.S. eastern time
  I sent a long message filled with glowing praise. It was vaguely personal, though, so unless it didn't make it through (gasp! write me for it, my 'name' above at gmail), I'll save it.

Suffice it to say that milkdrop and your other projects have made the world a more beautiful place.

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 Dank U wel !
 posted by Max Wichern on February 7, 2008 at 23:14 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for the visualisation of my moods !

For years the Geiss plugin was the most wondefull thing a computer could generate: playing my favorite songs (really loud) while looking at something which could keep up with my alcohol comsuption. Or even better: stay ahead of my drunkeness...
And than came Geiss2. I alsways said I bought my PC's for the games. But the real benefit of upgrading: running Geiss in a higher resolution.
And, only just now, I have found Milkdrop2.
It is unbelievably pretty.
I have to call in sick tomorrow (or in two hours, when I should start work), but I cannot help myself: "It is scaringly good" (sorry: I am Dutch: "Het is verschrikkelijk goed!"): I just have to see how "my music looks" ...

Please, never stop?
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 posted by andreas b. on February 2, 2008 at 14:08 U.S. eastern time

to me, drempels is still one of the coolest scrsaver inventions ever

so i've finaly made it happen and created a online gallery containing my favorite dr.s' screenshots, to be found at the 'Renderosity' community (

Kind regards!
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 great plug-in
 posted by Mary-anne davis on January 4, 2008 at 13:12 U.S. eastern time
  Do you also do software for i-pods?

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 posted by Marcus on December 28, 2007 at 22:06 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by Mary-Anne Davis on December 21, 2007 at 7:30 U.S. eastern time
  Hello! Thanks for Milkdrop.
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 Talent Used Well
 posted by Julian "Kold Fusion" on December 18, 2007 at 19:07 U.S. eastern time
  I just wanted to say I'm glad to see someone that is environmentally oriented making something so powerful (Milkdrop, Geiss, etc.) and thereby making an impact on so many people. I just wish more people that download your programs would actually see what you have to say too.

Cheers and ~PLUR~
Kold Fusion
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 Milkdrop use in entertainment
 posted by Bailey on December 12, 2007 at 18:39 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan,

I want to personally thank you for all your effort to bring music to another level with your Milkdrop plug-in. I have found it so useful in night spots, especially on projectors. The ability to customize text, pics, presets all adds to the majesty of your work. You are trully a genius.

Thank you for your work and dedication with winamp!!!

Bailey St. Louis
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 posted by Jerome Joseph on November 21, 2007 at 2:44 U.S. eastern time
  Dear Ryan:

I have been using Winamp for longer than I care to remember, for 2 simple reasons: 1) I'm used to its simple interface 2) Your visualizations!

I have shown the many visualizations Milkdrop has to offer to so many of my friends and family... I can honestly say that my choice of music is almost always some form of Electronic, whether it be Trance, Techno, or Progressive. Your visualizations truly enhance the experience and take it to another level!

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication to your software, and I wish you the best of luck in the future, as I am sure all your fans (INCLUDING MYSELF) continue to support your excellent abilities in this regard!

Yours truly,

Jerome Joseph
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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 thx for MD2
 posted by Starfire on November 19, 2007 at 15:53 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan

thank you for all your great software, especially Milkdrop v2. You made the best visualization even better, by far!

Keep up your outstanding work. All the best

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 gamelansimulator Anak
 posted by Marcel Rouweler on November 10, 2007 at 10:57 U.S. eastern time
  I recently discovered you have a gamelansimulator...WOW.
Alas.. I didnt get it to work..!
System-message roughly translated: "Bill says:
"Oops we cannot launch this app..something wrong with the config..
Installing it anew might (or might not) solve this slight annoyance."
I saw you play in a Balinese gamelan-group,
as I did some years back (Gong Tirta: kebayar-style).

Do you by any chance have a suggestion of what is missing, wrong, etc. why I can not use your software-anak?

If you are journeying (far away) at the moment
have a wonderfull time. I will wait (im-)patiently..

As for my travel experiences see:

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 MilkDrop 2
 posted by sFlori on November 9, 2007 at 15:14 U.S. eastern time
  Hi ! Thanks for developing this software. It's simply ingenious. :)
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 You�re really special!
 posted by Romulo Silva on November 2, 2007 at 9:45 U.S. eastern time
  Definitivelly you are a special person... producing great plugins, or writing great codes for Nvidia... but what defines you special is your dedication for your family, the animals and our planet. It makes you special and different... it�s a good example for us. Congratulations!

R�mulo from Brazil
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 Milkdrop 2
 posted by Terry on October 21, 2007 at 2:31 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you so much for updating Milkdrop to v2. I didn't think the original could be topped, but you did it. You are extremely talented. As always, I look forward to your next graphical release!

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 You are a fine upstanding human
 posted by Leigh Johnson on September 26, 2007 at 15:21 U.S. eastern time

I have enjoyed your work since my first download of a WinAmp beta back in... was it 1996??? Wow!

My wife and I have always enjoyed your Drempels program - it made her the envy of the accounting department at her office.

Prior to Drempels I ran the Geiss screensaver for years... somehow it always looked slicker and smoother and more interesting than any other screensavers or visualization programs out there.

I appreciate the personal and other information you've added to your site. It's very interesting and informative (Note the correct apostrophe usage).

My only request: Drempels2 that will run on a dual-screen setup without crashing. :) - But only if it doesn't interfere with your day-to-day life.

Thanks for all your work!


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 Electronic Music
 posted by Alex on September 14, 2007 at 7:20 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan, I see you went to Raindance and liked some of the electronic tribal stuff. I listen to this kind of music a lot with your visuals, you may not have heard of them but these groups are excellent:

Electric Universe (Silence in Action is amazing)
Infected Mushroom (Classical Mushroom and the Gathering, ignore everything else)
Astral Projection
Laughing Buddha
Deviant Electronics (very cool chilled stuff as well)

If you listen to them on very good quality headphones after a herbal cigarette you can create your own "inner visuals".

Hope you enjoy


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 Drempels rocks
 posted by Zen on August 24, 2007 at 5:22 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan.

Drempels is by far the best desktop toy ever. Any chance of a Drempels 2 sometime?

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 And we say "Thank you for the visuals and all the joy they're bringing"
 posted by Alex on July 19, 2007 at 10:04 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan, I'm a fan of your work from London UK, I watch Milkdrop and Drempels a lot just chilling at home with friends who are all as equally impressed as I am, sometimes I notice a pause in the conversation and everyone is sat there completely transfixed by the patterns swirling around in front of them. I take my hat off to you for giving us many a mesmorised evening and for creating something that truly creates some beautiful images.

All the best

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 Killing time on your site at the airport :)
 posted by Julie on July 8, 2007 at 18:12 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ry -
Missed my flight so now I'm hanging out in the airport killing time. Unfortunately, this lovely wi-fi that I just paid for can't handle sites like, oh, gmail so I can't email you. Got your message though, and I will be in Columbus next Sunday, so we should definitely meet for lunch or dinner.

Loved all your pictures from Mexico. Looked like a great adventure!

- Julie
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 thankyou and anticipation
 posted by Matthew A on July 6, 2007 at 20:32 U.S. eastern time
  geiss is good
milkdrop is great
your next audio project? please share your thoughts, you must have many after travelling! ime very interested in the domain of expression you consider, somewhere between sound and vision. Make your ideas into a system, and that system into
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 posted by Underscore on June 5, 2007 at 13:21 U.S. eastern time
  Been a Gueiss fan since almost the begginig. Hope to see more of your work.
Cheers for a nice job !
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 Ryan awesomeness
 posted by Ben on May 18, 2007 at 3:35 U.S. eastern time
  Just wanted to make known my sheer awe for the maker of Geiss. Having enjoyed your creations since early versions i am suprised to learn you also created the newest and most awesome Nvidia demos.

Rest assured, anything with your name on it is merely seconds away from being gratefully recieved and enjoyed by myself and countless fans.

Much respect

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 screensavers etc
 posted by john on May 5, 2007 at 8:19 U.S. eastern time
  i have downloaded your stuff since i first found it many years ago and i wil never tire of your work its absolutely fantastic ! I have never downloaded another screensaver since i found yours there is just no point. Thanks for everything and keep up the good work. john.cooper AT
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 geoforms - no audio detection
 posted by hm on November 16, 2006 at 17:25 U.S. eastern time
  geoforms demo is great - except the audio detection does *not* work at all on my rig. i tested with virtually every player and configuration, only when the 'p' button is kept being pressed constantly, i sometimes see the jiggle-effect (seems like bug to me).

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 someone's trying to break your guestbook
 posted by Big Fan on July 18, 2006 at 15:48 U.S. eastern time
  I had to make my own HTML just to post to your guestbook but when I posted it seems to have fixed the problem somehow. You should get some MAC filtering going on or something. Looks like you've got a trouble-maker on your hands.
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 best winamp plugins since Chtulhu vis
 posted by Big Fan on July 18, 2006 at 15:45 U.S. eastern time
  I don't know what's up with your guestbook but I wanted to say that I admire your work and have to send out my kudos especially for the vegetarianism / environmentalism thing. You mentioned Helical Flourescent edison-mount lighting, so I thought you might like these: they're LED spot lights for track-style lighting. They aren't american made so I don't know if you'd go for that but they just started shipping the 120VAC models and they've had 12VDC MR16 type for a while now. However, I would recommend re-enforcing them with some super-glue, had a $14 light as bright as the sun break apart on me because it was held on there by about 4mm^2 of glue...

keep up the good work :)
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 guestbook is back... hopefully
 posted by ryan geiss on January 31, 2006 at 2:17 U.S. eastern time
  The guestbook got clobbered by spiders and bots a few months ago and I've just gotten around to cleaning it out and adding new protections. Hope this works!
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 Thanks ever so much.
 posted by Johnny Comelately on November 16, 2005 at 1:51 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by Marco on August 31, 2005 at 19:17 U.S. eastern time
  Hi there,

i would thank you for developing milkdrop. it's the best visualisation programm i ever seen. i use milkdrop since 2 or 3 years.
i told evry friend of mine about this progamm and all of my friens appreciate that and use this progamm.
my compliments ....... please develop more.....

best regards from gemany/...... frankfurt am main


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 A Holler from the East Coast
 posted by Lori Goode on August 30, 2005 at 17:41 U.S. eastern time
  Hello Ryan. Great use of webspace. And I couldn't agree with you more on Kucinich. I think I'll pass this along to the Miller sisters. Have a good one, kid.
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 mad skillz
 posted by Christiane DeLeiss on July 16, 2005 at 7:31 U.S. eastern time
  you think you have skills?
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 Great work
 posted by Colin on July 15, 2005 at 13:45 U.S. eastern time
  Awesome plugin, personal fav and solid site to boot. Keep it up.


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 Very nice site
 posted by Invernomut0 on July 4, 2005 at 7:07 U.S. eastern time
  Wow! very nice site!
and good plugin...
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 Ryan Geiss is a God
 posted by Chris on July 2, 2005 at 18:11 U.S. eastern time
  GOT SKILLZ? Yes you do! Your visualazations for winamp have been blowing my mind for years. It just gets better as Im able to upgrade and apply better technology! THank you, THank you, Thank you.
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 posted by Craig on June 6, 2005 at 17:09 U.S. eastern time
  Your plugins are the best. I've been getting hypnotised by them for years and only just came across your site... to find you're an American who's actually turned on.

If I was American I'd vote you for president...

But as I'm Scottish I'll just have to say Slainte (cheers)
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 /. mentioned Milkdrop
 posted by SteveG on June 3, 2005 at 15:59 U.S. eastern time mentioned that Milkdrop was popular opensource plugin for winamp.

Unfortunatly they didn't mention your site, only had links to the sourge fource site.

Glad to see this plug in and you getting attention. I've been following you since '98 when a customer's system had your plug in installed on it. I thought it was the best ever!

Keep up the good work!
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 Really nice (work) guy...
 posted by Asteroulis on June 2, 2005 at 8:47 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Ford Escape Hybrid
 posted by Doug Geiss on May 30, 2005 at 17:35 U.S. eastern time
  I thought I'd mention the Ford Escape Hybrid, which you failed to list on your webpage about hybrids. I found your information interesting, the main problem we have in the auto industry is that everyone thinks a better mousetrap is easy to build, but no one outside the industry has devised one yet (while they ridicule those that are a least trying.) I worked on the University of Michigan's Solar Car team back in the early 90's, and am committed to helping Ford find a better solution. We're currently working on getting more batteries from our supplier for the Escape, Mariner and Mazda Tribute Hybrids to increase production.

Keep up the great work on the plug-in's, I've enjoyed them since they came out.

-Another Geiss!
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 posted by Markkyboy on May 27, 2005 at 14:20 U.S. eastern time
  oh,did i mention how well the range of Geiss plug-ins compliment Winamp Radio,especially Groove Salad,check out for some wicked "piped mp3" internet radio stations!
i`m off to go and get drunk now,byeee!

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 Great Stuff
 posted by Markkyboy on May 27, 2005 at 14:17 U.S. eastern time
  Keep up the good work Ryan,love the EYE CANDY.....i`ve spent many an hour gazing at Milkdrop(my fav) while stoned out of my tiny little mind!
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 mac os x versions
 posted by swarmboy on May 5, 2005 at 12:55 U.S. eastern time
  these things are so awesome. i've asked before, and i'm sure there's other guys out there who'd agree. mac os x versions/ itunes versions. please please please. i run virtual pc just to run this stuff!
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 posted by Jimmy on February 26, 2005 at 13:23 U.S. eastern time
  I just got my new computer and as always the first thing I did is download your visualization programs. After all these years they are still the best! Thanks and much respect.

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 posted by DR MAGA on February 22, 2005 at 11:07 U.S. eastern time
  i love this site guyssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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 posted by Hamza Kubba on February 16, 2005 at 16:21 U.S. eastern time
  Quint said: "Thank you very much for all of these free and expansive universes that I can stare at mindlessly after smoking a lot of pot. Seriously, thank you very much :D"

Yeah really man, I've been trying different visualizations for quite a while now under different, uh, mental states, and I've recently run across Milkdrop by chance and I was just blown away. Does your software read my mind? Sometimes I think it's just way too awesome to be really there, happening with the music in front of my eyes.

You should put a "Donate through Paypal" button somewhere on your website, as I came here to do that and couldn't find one. You know, I just wanted to remotely buy you a couple of pints for the free entertainment you've provided. I hope you keep up the awesomeness that is Milkdrop (and I'm sure your other endeavors are just as cool too).

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 posted by Quint on January 26, 2005 at 12:16 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you very much for all of these free and expansive universes that I can stare at mindlessly after smoking a lot of pot. Seriously, thank you very much :D
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 posted by Ben on January 24, 2005 at 3:54 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan, I am sure you have already been asked a ton by people when you are going to create a whole new version of the best music visualization program of all time? I am speaking of Milkrop, what else?
I'm sure your new job with Invidia is taking up a lot of your time these days, and perhaps updating Milkdrop requires more time and effort than you have to spare. But could you say whether or not it will happen, or will it be in your next life?
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 posted by Oli on January 22, 2005 at 19:48 U.S. eastern time
I just wanted to tell you, that you are an real artist. Especially Milkdrop is so beautiful and nice to look at. I can't stop looking at it!

Keep up the good work. Viele Gr��e aus Deutschland!

So long

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 Hey master!
 posted by music enjoyer on January 22, 2005 at 16:59 U.S. eastern time
  Hey master,

just want to tell you that your plugins are the best of all (speed & graphics)! respect!
and also the Documentation to the "vis_megasdk" is very good!
love your work.

greets from switzerland

hate this fucking ROBOTS like the one under my post!!!
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 thank you + GPL status request
 posted by Alexandre-Jean Reille on January 19, 2005 at 11:30 U.S. eastern time
  thank you:

I have drempels as my wallpaper since ever, i could go without it, but it thrills me every time i minimlize a windows.

request for GPL status:

i can understand thou have not the time to upgrade drempels to support some niffty new features (as those asked on the forum)
and since you do not require payement for your work (*)
GPL status of the source code would be a benefit to everyone, as far as i can see.

Alexandre-Jean Reille.
early adopter, ever thankfull user of drempels.

the non payement requirement of drempels is part of its success.


run drempels with low priority (on win 2000, XP, 2003)
CMD.exe /c start /low drempels.exe

use the windows desktop apparances to change some colors to the overlay color.

for exemple, all my scrolling bars are the overlay color, so when drempels is launched (yes that all the time) i can see its nifty effects.


once last time :



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 cool stuff !
 posted by Albert Osborn on January 18, 2005 at 17:41 U.S. eastern time

I am diggin the dremples. cool stuff. I just sit and look!
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 thank you
 posted by MBV on December 31, 2004 at 6:56 U.S. eastern time
  I want to thank you for your very nice visualization plugins.

And thank you for trying to make this world a little bit better...

Humanity evolves very slowly...
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 posted by Mania_C on December 13, 2004 at 3:55 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Dude. why not make some updates to milkdrop,monkey,geiss I and II, Drempels and smoke. it�t the nicest Winamp Viz that excists. But its realy unfriendly to an AMD, lagging "piles" at the lowest res.

My system:

AMD Athlon 2800+ XP
Geforce FX5600/TG (256mb)
512MB 2700(333MH/z) RAM
WinXP Pro SP2
and lots of other shit.

if you have a solution or tip just mail me :)
Pleae Visist :)

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 Brain is for Lovers...
 posted by La Llanita on December 7, 2004 at 14:44 U.S. eastern time
  Hola! Came across your site thanks to Mr. Southgate. I like it! Your personal responsability theme is very catchy and your arguements sincere. I guess the general public appear to have put wings on their prize pig but its good to know you recognise that it will not become an eagle.

Before I sign off, perhaps you should be aware that apple cider vinegar would scar your skin should you proceed to use it for sunburn. As an experienced latina, I would suggest calomine lotion - no pain, no scarring and your colour will be reduced from an angry pink to delicious cocoa brown in no time!


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 Keep it up Ryan!!
 posted by Pin){mad on November 30, 2004 at 15:25 U.S. eastern time
  Been following your progress for a couple of years now. These are possibly the most hypnotic graphics applications available, but I really need something to test my mind. Come on Ryan, you can do it!!!!
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 posted by Rue Davies on November 26, 2004 at 19:08 U.S. eastern time
  Just want to say that SMOKE and MONKEY absolutely rule!!!
No other visualizations have ever come close...
First downloaded SMOKE a few years ago - and despite experimenting with loads of other fullscreen visualizations, have never used another one since. (that is until I discovered MONKEY - which is just too good!!- 75fps - wot can i say?)
Keep up the good work man...

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 posted by DAVID THOMAS on November 18, 2004 at 7:15 U.S. eastern time
  The only way to see milkdrop on giant screen is by dragging the window from the monitor desktop. Unfortunately the FPS drops to 10-12
Can you help ?
Milkdrop is very much appreciated

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 posted by Qualith on November 11, 2004 at 7:42 U.S. eastern time

Don't forget us, your plugins users, as we don't forget you ;)

Greetings from Spain.
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 Updating Milkdrop?
 posted by Josh on November 1, 2004 at 5:54 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan,
I know this is probably not possible, as you are no longer an employee of Nullsoft/AOL, but there are many people who would love to see an update on Milkdrop. There are just a few bugs that are trying to stop the Milkdrop experience from being as fulfilling as it could be. Check out the winamp forums.

Anyways, good work on all your plugins for winamp. They are awesome, but it would be so awesome if you could give them even a little update.

Good luck with your employment with nVidia,
Thanks for all you have done.
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 posted by phentermine on October 31, 2004 at 0:31 U.S. eastern time
  Good page, but the colors are not picked up, in my opinion! The best regards!
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 posted by Ivar Bernes on October 28, 2004 at 17:05 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Mildrop through S video
 posted by Phil on October 24, 2004 at 5:27 U.S. eastern time
  dude, ide just like to say that milkdrop running though a nice video card on a 50 inch samsung plasma tv as got to be the best thing since the last time I dropped a stamp of acid. I really appreciate your work man keep with it!
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 You are one cool dude, Ryan : )
 posted by Ben..... on October 24, 2004 at 3:10 U.S. eastern time
  By the way.....I only use aol because I get it unlimitedly for free through a friend who works for that evil empire...hehe.
Ryen I wanted to say that I totally love the way you think and see life. I admire people who are like you, and that is pretty much how I am too, other than I dont know computers and programing at all like you do. But I can see that you have one bright mind and very clever when it comes to writing good software, and I admire the level of creativity when it comes to your work. That is a real gift of God you know.
I believe it is people like you who can help change the world for the better. God knows we need that.
Lets just hope (and pray) that we can vote that half brained, greedy little weasle of of guy out of office.
by the way....all who read this might think I am crazy when i say I recently had a very powerful chain of spiritual experiences in my life. The first of which happened when i nearly died in the hospital after a surgery.....and I was sort of shown some things about the world that were scary, but good because it has really helped me to wake up and start doing my part for the world. I also know some secrets I am willing to share with anyone......which i believe can vastly help bright people like Ryan have more of an inside edge in making a difference on earth for the good. So now, after typing all that, if you think I am crazy, that's OK. But if you dare put me to the test, feel free to email me and I will be most happy to freely share all that I have been given.....and then you can decide for yourself if what I have to offer in insight has true worth. I already know
does simply through the kind of feedback I've gotten from the ones I have shared with.
I just want the future to be a lot brighter than what I am scared might happen for real. But we as a collective body must fight with real heart and spirit in order for the future to be changed correcty. Its all based on the spirit of man.
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 posted by HGH on October 23, 2004 at 8:39 U.S. eastern time
  The most interesting site, FREE ITEMS!
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 posted by bastian on October 22, 2004 at 8:07 U.S. eastern time
  respect for monkey - another very nice plugin !!!

and by the way:

about 4 years ago i found a link to a mp3-file from a friend of you here on you website. i don't know the artist-name, but the song was called somethin like "frobenius norm" or so ...

unfortunatelly i lost the file and don't know where to get it again. maybe you remember ?
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 Thank you for the screen saver
 posted by Alan Finn on October 20, 2004 at 13:23 U.S. eastern time
  Thanking you in advance for the screensaver, as I typically forget to return to the creator's site to express my appreciation.
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 GREAT !!!
 posted by Francesc on October 13, 2004 at 14:29 U.S. eastern time
Thanks to Johan I found out about your webpage and I have not even a full word to say ,
... as I only can say WOW !!!

Now I enjoy music not only with my ears, but much better with my eyes, thanxs to your creations. It gives a new dimension to trance & underground.

Greetings from a catalan in Amsterdam.
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 mm Trance n Bass
 posted by Arvenius on October 10, 2004 at 7:21 U.S. eastern time
  im just listening to va_-_trance_n_bass_-_mixed_by_john_b-2002-smc and i must say its very smooth, especially in combination with milkdrop.
so every junglist out there: grab that mix (if u can find it) and go for it!
uhm.. i know its sorta OT here but whatever...
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 posted by Body Piercing Jewelry Search on October 3, 2004 at 10:42 U.S. eastern time
  Nice site
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 ryan's visualizations
 posted by halyna(helena) on October 2, 2004 at 16:07 U.S. eastern time
  hey ryan i have been view some of your visualizations on winamp.
and i have lots of ideas of creating my own, but i dont have a clue what software you use to create them or know the programming languages.
i am an a level computing student and only know programming languages like visual basic and pascal.
could you give me any adive?
i think your work is great and i would love you to email and talk to me how to create them.
hope you get back to me soon thanks
love halyna (helena) 17, female, bradford
if you would like to know about me my webpages are and
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 Screensaver mode
 posted by Joe on September 23, 2004 at 21:13 U.S. eastern time
  Is it possible to have milkdrop be your windows xp screensaver and have music play at the same time from your playlist?
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 Milkdrop 1.04
 posted by will on August 18, 2004 at 16:22 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan -

Thanks for Milkdrop. I hope at some point you will continue to develop and/or support it.

Hows about a day or so of your time to fix the multi-monitor issue with 1.04? plz? You'd make a lot of Milkdrop multi-monitor users vary happy. Check the winamp md support forums for more info...

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 the one and only Ryan!
 posted by on July 28, 2004 at 21:31 U.S. eastern time
  we all owe you big time Ryan much more boring would my PC be without you :)
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 nice job
 posted by mickey on July 24, 2004 at 19:10 U.S. eastern time
  keep up the good work.

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 posted by JIM CRUIKSHANK IN OHIO on July 23, 2004 at 11:34 U.S. eastern time
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 very fun and interesting
 posted by George T on July 11, 2004 at 13:44 U.S. eastern time
  I love the work that is put into making something out of the ordinary as far as screen savers go. I gives visuals to my music that i play on the home stereo that is hooked up to my computer. Thanks and keep on keepin on. George Portland, Oregon U.S.A.
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 Future Plans?
 posted by Rob Pennycook on July 9, 2004 at 7:36 U.S. eastern time
  Just a quick note from Northern Ireland. (yeah we have computers here, albeit methane powered)Err also, not from ALL of northern ireland - that would just take ages.

Just wondering that as we move into the next major phase (i think the new generation of cards is the biggest leap in a number of years) of gfx hardware do you plan to take advantage of this and code some more mindbending-rhythm-action geometry?

As games slowly grind through every possible genre and war available and we draw ever closer to real REAL REAL photo realism i grow weary. Ive been playing games since i was old enough to reach up and grab a hold of the Defender joystick and while i still enjoy a good blast (im still playing q3 at div1 level) im finding i enjoy chilling out more and more while your funky shapes do their funky thang to the music.

Alright i'll shut up - just make another plug in. please. before my eyes grow fat and lazy as we move into the year of "normal mapping WOW!"

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 keep off
 posted by guyman maga on June 30, 2004 at 5:35 U.S. eastern time
  keep off you guy man
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 Thank You for years of trippy graphics...
 posted by Eric Muehlstein on June 27, 2004 at 16:45 U.S. eastern time
  Just wanted to say Thank You Ryan... I've been using your winamp plugins for years - it was the original geisswerks winamp plugin that sold me on the artistic value of music controlled visualizations.

I've been on hiatus from winamp use for about two years because I've been using linux exclusively on my desktops. I was pleased to discover the MilkDrop plug in for winamp when I last toyed with windowsXP. I do believe that your skill in creating computer graphics programs/plugins is unmatched by any group of Free/Open Source Software developers.

It would be wonderful to have some of your code licensed under the GPL or LGPL - if for no other reason than that some of us dying to know how it all works. I think I'd really enjoy learning about graphics programming by reading through your code (eh, maybe not, you could write uncommented chicken scratch).

Congrats on your nVidia position,
Best of Luck,
Eric Muehlstein
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 linux support
 posted by Arvenius on June 24, 2004 at 18:17 U.S. eastern time
  hey ryan
ive switched from windows to gentoo linux recently and must say im quite satisfied. the only thing which really bugs me is xmms.. winamp is so much better, plus it can run your amazing plugins.
if you could port at least one of them to X/xmms or let seomeone else do it, that would be fantastic =).
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 posted by Koopatrooper on June 24, 2004 at 13:45 U.S. eastern time
  I like Milkdrop and Geiss2 very much, but there a some bugs, I hope, you Mr. Geiss, can fix some of them. :)
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 Intelligent software
 posted by Rigdon on June 20, 2004 at 4:37 U.S. eastern time
  It's just amazing what Geiss 2 does. Its timing is impecable and the artwork is just beautifull.

It's ALIVE!!!!
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 from glenn
 posted by glenn on June 12, 2004 at 3:27 U.S. eastern time
  Man oh man thanks for the most beatiful stuff u are awsome love u man thanks agian i dont know how u do it but u are the greateasts thanks for the beutifull stuff
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 Dempel, a desktop vision of the future?
 posted by Ether on June 11, 2004 at 14:35 U.S. eastern time
  wow, i finally made my way back here after needing to install geiss on my new computer, never been to the real site before since i got the original from some 3d screensaver site.
Man your work is increadible especally Dempel being able to run though black backgrounds so its like browsing the internet on acid.
it makes you wonder about all the potental hidden in the little features of operating systems like xp. and what computers would be like if they where properly uterlised.

as they say the future is here, it just hasn't spread around yet.
and i admire you for being one to be bringing it on.
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 posted by Rottencrotch on May 27, 2004 at 21:25 U.S. eastern time
  i was starting to wonder if that nvidia thing ever panned out and wow i guess it did.

if you ever need a tester or ideas or anything lemme know!
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 posted by YappY on May 20, 2004 at 6:11 U.S. eastern time
  Nice site! Hope, you'll work on it more and more. Thanx
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 Port to XBOX Media Center
 posted by Patrick on May 13, 2004 at 4:02 U.S. eastern time
  I see that my request has already been posted. I second this. If you have any interest in porting MilkDrop to XBOX Media Center I would like to hear from you. I love your work.

"I never let my schooling interfere with my education," ~Mark Twain
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 Source code!
 posted by GratuitousLlama on May 6, 2004 at 15:32 U.S. eastern time
  This is exactly what I stopped by to ask about - seeing if there were any way I could get my hands on source for any of the stuff here on Geisswerks. I'm just starting off in programming, and I would learn a lot from being able to sift through your source this summer (while classes are off). Dremples in particular - I have absolutely no idea how you pulled off anything that that does (integrating with the desktop/all other programs, loading/distorting/fading textures, all with so little CPU/memory load, how it occasionally confuses task manager into thinking it's a much higher CPU load, ect).

Even if it's all sloppy, mostly-incomprehensible assembly code, it'd be fascinating, and a bloody amazing resource.
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 Winamp plugins for XBMC
 posted by jungle + milk = Mmm mmm good on April 28, 2004 at 22:07 U.S. eastern time
  I ditto the suggestion to port your winamp visualizations esp. MilkDrop to the XBOX media center!!!

If you don't already have a moded xbox let me know, I am sure enough people would be interested in using your great visualizations for the Xbox Media Center that we can get one sent to you. Not saying that will repay all the hard work, but hey its worth a shot :)
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 Drempels open source?
 posted by Greg on April 28, 2004 at 12:05 U.S. eastern time
  Do you think you'll ever make the source code for Dempels available? I'm sure jillions of people would like to play around with it. E.g. one thing I'd like to do is get running on multi-monitors or on my secondary monitor.
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 The veggie page
 posted by peter on April 24, 2004 at 8:49 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by mouser on April 16, 2004 at 16:13 U.S. eastern time
  Please port some of your visualizations to the Xbox Media Center! The existing ones are indeed woeful.

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 posted by Axel on April 16, 2004 at 14:37 U.S. eastern time
  Hi out there,

the visualization plug-ins and the desktop are great! Really good work, man. Since years this site has a fixed place in my linklist.

Bye from Germany, Axel
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 posted by NGC1977 on April 16, 2004 at 4:06 U.S. eastern time
  MilkDrop is the best. Thanks a lot - Absolutely Amazing! It looks as good as the stuff at Sonic Vision at the Hayden Plantetarium in NYC. Keep up the great work.
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 just a line
 posted by Ntwiga on April 15, 2004 at 21:18 U.S. eastern time
  just wanted to drop a line and let you know that Geiss is quite something.

I started using in way back in the 20th century when I had a 266 Mhz PII laptop which Geiss cranked the bejeezuz out of but even then, like now, it was the only screensaver that I used.

thank you
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 Thanks for MilkDrop
 posted by Sean on April 15, 2004 at 2:17 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for creating MilkDrop. As I'm sure you've been told many times before, things like that are going to greatly influence visual art. Hopefully sonic as well. I love sharing your visuals with people and seeing their faces when they experience them for the first time. I can't believe this is just the beginning! Keep up the wonderful werk!

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 posted by nikamo on April 6, 2004 at 4:33 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 smoke and sound winamp plug-in screensavers
 posted by Lyn on April 1, 2004 at 21:32 U.S. eastern time
  Excellent software...thanks for providing such interesting viewing.
I found you Website by accident, and I'm glad I did. You are very talented and generous individual. I wish you well and success in your future endeavors....a greatful computer addict.
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 posted by jfbriz03 on March 28, 2004 at 23:44 U.S. eastern time
  Is dremples able to work on a windows xp operating system. I resently bougth a new computer and the desktop mode refuses to work....i need help!!!
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 Interesting things here.
 posted by Massimo on March 24, 2004 at 15:25 U.S. eastern time
  Oh well, this is not about the plugins. Ryan, I read some interesting facts in your home page. I bookmarked the page, I want to take a closer look in a second time since I can't do it right now.

Well, I suggest everyone to read something from Ryan's page because it's really interesting.

Thank you for assembling so much interesting facts. There's much other than technical (google pointed me to the page bacause I was searching for RDTSC timing instruction) and this is very good.

Great page, really.
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 posted by Davekenny on March 15, 2004 at 13:06 U.S. eastern time

I just want to add my own personal contribution to this page of praise for milkdrop, thanks for improving my music experience with your cosmic imagery.. And you sound like a pretty cool guy too which helps!

So keep it up, you're already a hero.
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 Milkdrop on XboX
 posted by chiller on March 15, 2004 at 4:58 U.S. eastern time
  I know the Idea was posted here before but I would really like to encourage you porting Milkdrop to XboX!
Milkrop simply is the world's best visualization ever! I have never seeny anything like it. If you would participate in the XBMC Visualization Competition, you would blow away every other plugin! And I think it wouldn't be that hard to port it since the xbox is PC-based and programmed in C++.

Keep on the good work!
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  Question for Mr. Geiss
 posted by Seth on March 14, 2004 at 21:13 U.S. eastern time
  Your visualization Plugins are by far the best I have ever seen! I was just wondering if you have ever thought about programing stuff for the modded xbox. The scene is huge! Anyway there is this program that is open souce called Xbox Media Player "XBMP" or Xbox Media Center "XBMC" and they both have an audio visualization plugins but they are sooo bad. I dont think anyone knows what they are doing with them. I was talking to a bunch of guys on there and we would all love to see your plugins like milkdrop on there!

So if you have a chance please check it out sometime.
the main site is or you could email me for any questions. There is also a competition going on till this april. Check out more at;f=1;t=1077

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 winamp plugin developement
 posted by Arvenius on March 1, 2004 at 6:33 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by mugu on February 29, 2004 at 6:32 U.S. eastern time
  keeep offfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
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 Tom Robbins & Ryan Geiss
 posted by Robert Shepherd on February 26, 2004 at 12:53 U.S. eastern time
  The world is indeed round-o.Tom Robbins' writing and Milk Drop are 2 of my Favorite Things.Tom Robbins is the only writer who has the ability to Tickle our Brains! I cannot thank you enough for Milk Drop and The Geiss Plug Ins.I have always been amazed that you have taken all the time and effort to create these pieces of Eyeball Candy and put them out there for free!! If you take donations,By all means,Please let me know.Thanks so much,Robert
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 monkey 1.02 - wireframe
 posted by TiE on February 24, 2004 at 4:42 U.S. eastern time
  Dear Mr. Geiss,

I love your programming!

But Monkey 1.02 troubles me...
Somehow the programm can't switch off the wireframe-mode back to a high detailed texture. Everything changes to low quality, as well as the framerate drops.
I searched faq and readme for this topic, but had no luck solving this problem.
All I can do to prevent this, is to block randomized textures, but the only thing needed to be blocked would be the wireframe-view.
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 Brilliant work.
 posted by Johan on February 9, 2004 at 8:42 U.S. eastern time
  On a global scale I rate you under the top 10 visualization writers.
Please keep the good stuff coming.
All the ppl at work loves your work.
Well done brother Ryan
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 My name is NOT Ryan Geiss
 posted by wally on February 4, 2004 at 22:51 U.S. eastern time
  Mister Geiss,

I have an idea for a visualization product and I think your visuals are OUT THERE so, if you're interested, please contact me at the above address and leave your phone number.

Mister Wally
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 posted by Ender Wareham on February 4, 2004 at 1:27 U.S. eastern time
  I love to watch your milkdrop plugin for hours. Please if you accept donations or if you have better versions that need funding... I would be more the willing to give money for the further development of this wonderfull piece of software.

You really have gold on your hands with milkdrop
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 posted by swarmboy on February 3, 2004 at 19:37 U.S. eastern time
  i've said it before. goddamn your stuff is good. i run virtual pc just to watch this stuff. please, please, mac versions.
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 jah, rastarafi...
 posted by the mad hippie on January 31, 2004 at 23:25 U.S. eastern time
  Smoke some sceletium and watch Geiss 2. Now!
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 Absolutely Fantastic
 posted by Alex Leonard on January 29, 2004 at 23:03 U.S. eastern time
  This is wonderful. I've been glued to milk drop whenever i put it on. nothing else matters. It really is art in motion. incredibly responsive, massively varying and so subtle when it deems it necessary. It is by far and away the best plug in i have ever seen, and you just seem to keep on making it better. keep it up, and damn it is very much appreciated. you certainly make me happy.

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 posted by Ryan on January 28, 2004 at 15:01 U.S. eastern time
  My name is also Ryan M. Geiss isn't that cool?
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 if i were gay i'd have a crush
 posted by donato on January 24, 2004 at 3:28 U.S. eastern time
  yeah i figured whoever built those winamp visies had to have some clue... by the way nice links, may i suggest checking out if you haven't already. sometimes a bit left slanted, but i don't think that's a problem. special thanks for dissing the glam/celeb mags, what tripe! it's nice to see some one so in tune.
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 One thing missing...
 posted by Harald Forstinger on January 23, 2004 at 10:13 U.S. eastern time
  I'm very pleased by all the great stuff you created so far. I'm sure you have more then enough ideas to improve your plugins and savers but - to me - there is one thing missing - I would like to have a plugin /screensaver that simulates the good old oil projector effect from the 60s/70s... There�s a saver for mac called "fluid" but nothing simular for pc

I guess you would be the right man for that Mr. Geiss (I guess it would only take a few minutes for you to do that)!!!


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 posted by Robin on January 22, 2004 at 8:22 U.S. eastern time
  Interesting points on cattle/fish Ryan. I think in the UK there's less intensively farmed meat than there might be in the US. Certainly, I try and eat free range meat (and organic if I can afford it). Interestingly thought there's signs that this attitude might be catching on with fast food chains. For example, McDonalds now only use free range eggs in their Egg McMuffins and if you order a carton of milk it'll be labelled as organic and approved by the Soil Association.
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 you rock
 posted by hopz on January 22, 2004 at 0:48 U.S. eastern time

desktop mode is the most genius thing I have ever used! Dont use it with transparent windows though :D

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 posted by Ryan Geiss on January 17, 2004 at 19:03 U.S. eastern time
  (Testing: Is this thing fixed now? Sorry about that, it was broken for about a month there...)
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 Very pleased...
 posted by Andrew Clute on December 10, 2003 at 10:21 U.S. eastern time
  I am very pleased to see that you are still living your life the way you feel is best!

Keep up the good work!

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 Read this mr :P
 posted by Thrillpill on December 8, 2003 at 0:37 U.S. eastern time
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 Geiss 2
 posted by Nighthawk on December 3, 2003 at 8:55 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan Giess, you are the man!
I downloaded Geiss 2 for winamp yesterday, and turned on desktop mode today, poof, there goes my productivity at the office :)
Keep up the good work!
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 posted by Christian Gloger on December 2, 2003 at 21:28 U.S. eastern time
  God bless you my friend... this is the best stuff I ve ever seen... I thought tripex was cool... AVS is nice... Geiss424 is cool... but milkdrop... woa... KEEP ON ROCKIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


greetings from germany... hold yo head up high!
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 grr, arrg.
 posted by Angry Spider on November 29, 2003 at 18:04 U.S. eastern time
  For the love of god! Somebody needs to pay Mr Geiss some serious greenbacks to port Milkdrop to XMMS.

Or at least release the code to some other hacker so he can.

In other news, Milkdrop joins the FDA list of banned substances :)

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 it is good
 posted by mugu maga on November 28, 2003 at 7:06 U.S. eastern time
  i dey here ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo guys
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 posted by S�bastien Fauconnet on November 23, 2003 at 18:08 U.S. eastern time
  The Ryan Geiss' website is a model for all the homepages makers. I regulary visit it since 3 years now and I'm admirative of the job Ryan have done. The people around the world who thinks that all US citizens don't care of environmental issues is wrong. Here is the evidence.
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 posted by Thomi Ess on November 21, 2003 at 22:08 U.S. eastern time
  Regards, Respect & Peace!=)
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 you are god
 posted by roll tide on November 15, 2003 at 11:31 U.S. eastern time
  thank you RYAN GEISS
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 milkdrop 1.04b
 posted by Arvenius on November 15, 2003 at 5:43 U.S. eastern time
  actually 1.04b is newer then 1.04.
but ryan didnt add any code, justin added some code to make it support the winamp5 modern skin and called it b, easy as that.
i doubt if ryan will ever code a vis plugin for winamp again since hes now busy doing nvidia stuff.
but i'd like more stuff, od course =)
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 Question for mr. Geiss
 posted by Seth on November 13, 2003 at 3:09 U.S. eastern time
  Your visualization Plugins are by far the best I have ever seen! and I was just wondering if you have ever thought about programing stuff for the modded xbox. The scene is huge! anyway there is this program that is open souce called Xbox media player "XBMP" or Xbox media center "XBMC" and they both have an audio visualization plugins but they are sooo bad. I dont think anyone knows what they are doing with them. I was talking to a bunch of guys on there and we would all love to see your plugins like milkdrop on there!

So if you have a chance please check it out sometime.
the main site is or you could email me for any questions.

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 Your Awesome
 posted by Justin Stockdale (YO) on November 13, 2003 at 0:24 U.S. eastern time
  your visualizations are the Shiznit. will you help me with my C++ class
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 posted by Richard Gagne on November 12, 2003 at 22:47 U.S. eastern time
  MilkDrop is the bomb......up till then it was geiss...keep up the good work...
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Matt on November 12, 2003 at 12:55 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 You Rock!
 posted by Alex Iverson on November 10, 2003 at 7:41 U.S. eastern time
  I just wanted to say I use your program at every single party I throw, and have actually put it on at larger venues with vj mode on a projector. I gave you a shout out in the text messages. YOU rock!! if your ever in Los Angeles hit me up I'm a Magician I'll entertain ya.
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 posted by drew on November 8, 2003 at 17:14 U.S. eastern time
  i see that there is a 1.04 non-b out lol...can't wait to watch it now.
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 best audio visualization EVER on ANY PLATFORM.
 posted by drew on November 8, 2003 at 17:10 U.S. eastern time
  mr. geiss, you did it again with milkdrop 1.04b. that plugin is pure genious and i thank you for allowing me to experience it first hand. :)

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 Serious ASM it is: Now Chris has an idea
 posted by John on November 6, 2003 at 1:15 U.S. eastern time
  Burn geiss into rom! I'm sure Dell, HP, or whoever would not mind running with that one... Keep up the good work Ryan!
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 Serious ASM it is
 posted by John on November 6, 2003 at 0:34 U.S. eastern time
I just wanna let you know that I am an avid programmer who wishes more folks knew their platform's native language and wrote their much needed subroutines with the native language of their processor. Maybe then we would see a bloom with the software industry. Hey I'm tired of the bloated software and I think it's time to get back to our roots, not some compiler based on several other compilers to get the job done! I applaude your effort! It's a job well done. When you KNOW how to program a machine and not a compiler, the sky is the limit...



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 posted by Frederic on November 5, 2003 at 17:01 U.S. eastern time

MilkDrop ist verry good and thank you!

Bye, Frederic
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 Your Plugins Rock
 posted by Rafi Khan on November 2, 2003 at 15:52 U.S. eastern time
  Just wanted to let you know I think your plugins kick some serious ass. I've been using them since back in the day when they first came out. As a fellow programmer I give you mad props.

Keep em coming man...

-Rafi Khan
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 need some help
 posted by dave hawk ie. roadie dave on October 24, 2003 at 18:37 U.S. eastern time
  like milk drop cool shit.
i'm not so smart. i can't get sprite thing to work. and messages thing is not working righ for me. i down loaded mdme thing and the messages are cut in half. i changed the size, font, and effects. it still cuts words in half. was going to use with projector at party but can't find pc to tv converter for my lap top. i live in oklahoma in the country so that could be the problem there. later you rock
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 Joder tio, creo que te admiro....
 posted by Feanor on October 23, 2003 at 19:37 U.S. eastern time
  Saludos desde Espa�a... Te escribo en este idioma porque creo haber leido por ahi que lo hablas un poco. Solo me gustaria decirte que admiro mucho tu trabajo, pero despues de ver las fotos tuyas, de tu familia, de amigos... tras leer por curiosidad tu trayectoria, he visto que aparte de un informatico loco, eres un tio genial... me imaginaba algo mas arrogante, tratandose de un genio como tu.

en fin, sigue con tu buen trabajo, y que te vaya bien en Nvidia... mucha suerte..

precisamente laura es el nombre de la chica de la que yo mas he estado enamorado.... jajaja, genial...

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 Are you ready to make a million on this stuff yet?
 posted by Chris Beury on October 18, 2003 at 1:54 U.S. eastern time
  Love the Guesswerks! All you need to do is invent a stand alone system that would be plugged inline to a audio source and provide output of video to a tv. Then you could put this on the big screen with whatever you are playing on the stereo at the time.

Think about it. $$$

The market would be ready for it.

Better yet combine a MP3/CD player that would have this built into it.

Well keep up the good work. Love the eye candy!

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 A Milkdrop for an iTune....
 posted by Amy on October 16, 2003 at 3:14 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 drempels drempels...
 posted by Erdinc Danaci on October 14, 2003 at 5:18 U.S. eastern time
  Love the drempels, man!! Genious...
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 Convince nVidia to..
 posted by weev on October 13, 2003 at 2:59 U.S. eastern time
  let you write an awesome 3d accelerated xmms visualization plugin!

linux is in very bad need of good visualization plugins. you are the one undisputed king of visualizations. i beg of you, give linux users some joyful visuals.
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 posted by Hone T on October 10, 2003 at 19:43 U.S. eastern time
  thanks for the plug ins.

they make winamp so much more enjoyable.

the ones built into the microsoft media player are so lame, why did they ever bother?

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 posted by GUYMAN on October 8, 2003 at 8:12 U.S. eastern time
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 Milkdrop + Stardock's WinFX = Stunning!!
 posted by Michael V. Miller on October 6, 2003 at 2:41 U.S. eastern time
  I just wanted to say how much I love your various WinAmp plug-ins, and how much I love Milkdrop now that I have v1.04 (1.03 ran like a slideshow in desktop mode on my comp unless I turned everything WAAAYYYY down). Also, if you have Stardock's WinFX 2.x and Milkdrop 1.04 or Geiss 2 1.0 running in desktop mode, you can set windows on your desktop transparent (I recommend 60%) so you can see the whole of your visualizations while working in other windows THROUGH the windows! Awesome!

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 posted by anvilsoup on October 3, 2003 at 10:14 U.S. eastern time
  Here's a few solutions:
1. Try typing linein:// into the open location box (Ctrl-L). This will take
input from your sound card microphone and Geiss will dance to it.
2. Use G-Force vis instead: it can run in stand-alone mode without winamp at all! Of course, it's not Geiss, but I reckon it's better in lots of ways. (but the Geiss variety is faster though!)
3. Play an MP3 at zero volume. It's hard to tell whether it's responding to
the live music or the MP3 anyway.

Tell me how it goes.

Love your work Geiss, you greenie hippie hacker you!
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 Thanks Man
 posted by Jim on October 3, 2003 at 1:06 U.S. eastern time
  Hey, Just to let you know I appreciate all the work you put into beautiful visualizations. Geiss was the very first plugin I ever used for winamp. I was blown away when first fired up winamp and geiss back in, I think it was 1998, on my old Cyrix 133mhz machine. Today is 2003, and I still get the same joy of the eye candy, but now in higher resolutions, thanks to faster computers and your tireless work. Again, thanks, and keep up the good work to bring visual treats to my audio bliss.

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 posted by Nate Long (TRON) on October 1, 2003 at 21:49 U.S. eastern time
  Assuming makes an ass out of me: I thought that I could use Milkdrop to enhance a show for my friends band Via live sound from the sound board into my computer and projector output from my video card I told my pals LivingInTentCity Missoula MT I would be able to do this for them at thier next show at the University theatre UM (they have a pimp projector) but only to find out that winamp AVS only works with a recording(MP3 WAV etc.) I need it to work live, It would be so cool if you or any one could clue me in on how to go about doing this I have tried to contact nullsoft but my mail keeps getting sent back (a problem w/ e-mail server?) The show is free and so is the best AVS plugin MilkDrop (PROPS A++++) These guys (LivingInTentCity) are vey cool and Consious and would fit your musical taste (judging from your list of music on your website) please help me!!
my e-mail is natev_long AT i check it every day
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 An alternative to mainstream alternative fuels(automotive).
 posted by Dan on September 30, 2003 at 21:03 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you first of all for your incredible plug-ins and screen savers, they are by far the best I have ever come across. I just wanted to let you know about biodiesel in case you didn't already. It is a renewable energy source and is far more efficient than gasoline. Plus, any standard diesel engine can inexpensively be converted with a little time and effort. The fact that diesel engines are generally much more simple and reliable than gasoline engines is another plus. If you do a web search you should find out much more.

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 Geiss for Media Player?
 posted by Jeff on September 30, 2003 at 4:15 U.S. eastern time
  Ever thought of doing a Geiss for Windows Media Player? I know, I know. Microsft, the man, M$, evil incarnate, yada yada yada. The thing is I find Media Player quite handy, with no use for WinAMP, as it stands, any longer. Except for, of course, Geiss. Best. Plugin. Evar. So please make my consolidation complete, and do a version for WMP. Pretty, please. With sugar on top. And possibly a fruit topping of your choice.
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Ryan Puch on September 26, 2003 at 21:29 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 The monkey rules!
 posted by Johan K on September 25, 2003 at 17:50 U.S. eastern time
  Your Monkey-plugin for winamp is mind numbingly baffling! Its the coolest thing Ive ever seen :)A parameter for varying the view distance and wouldnt be completely wrong though, and greatest of all would be some parameters to let the "user" tinker with the shape of the "caves" (maybe some way to alter the size/sway amplitude/(number of) blobs you seem to use to build the tunnels?

Now I Gots to get me a pair of them Ulgy 3D glasses :P
Thanks for a Great plugin!

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 Milkdrop IS the best!
 posted by kelltech on September 24, 2003 at 1:35 U.S. eastern time
  Dude Milkdrop is the absolute BEST plugin EVER! Milkdrop 2 maybe?
Would make a great screensaver!
I only wish I could take screenshots :(

Great work man!
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 Viele Gr��e aus Deutschland von einem Namen-Verwanten
 posted by Mathias Klaus Geiss on September 17, 2003 at 6:38 U.S. eastern time
  Jetzt weiss ich warum ich Schwierigkeiten hatte ein E-Mail-Adresse mit
M.Geiss nicht eingeben konnte.
Leider kann ich kein Englisch.
Vieleicht sind wir ja sogar miteinander Verwandt
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 posted by moo on September 13, 2003 at 20:00 U.S. eastern time
  Geiss 2 sucks, 256 colors?
pfft, give me 32 bit shit..
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 posted by raymond on September 10, 2003 at 14:52 U.S. eastern time
  [removed - spam]
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 milkdrop screensaver
 posted by erik on September 10, 2003 at 2:10 U.S. eastern time
  I would love to see Milkdrop made into a screensaver like the Geiss plugin :D

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 posted by Nathan Hardwick on September 7, 2003 at 2:36 U.S. eastern time
  I came here, of course, for the plugins, which are incredible... and then I browsed your personal site. I thought it was very intelligent, open-minded, and... thoughtful, for lack of a better word.

Thank you very much for expressing your opinions.

On another topic, I wanted to ask you if you have ever programmed or thought of programming for Linux. I might find the answer as I continue sneaking around, but I'm an idealist in all things (although not a programmer) -- I am always curious how many excellent programmers I see writing Windows applications and plugins and such are also moonlighting in the Linux community.
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 Go as far as you can but watch your step
 posted by Panzerschwanz on September 7, 2003 at 0:41 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Thank you
 posted by le_pirate_space on September 6, 2003 at 22:00 U.S. eastern time
  your winamp plugins are very cool. i could stay all the day to watch it.


excuse my english, i'm french.
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 posted by Babulu on September 4, 2003 at 14:27 U.S. eastern time
  Great Plugins............I LOVE MILKDROP *g* Chill Out ;-)
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Ryan Punch on September 3, 2003 at 9:51 U.S. eastern time
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 Curious... to what you will be doing for/with nVidia?
 posted by teleGUISE on September 2, 2003 at 20:39 U.S. eastern time
I have been a owner of many ATI boards not for any one particular reason, it just worked out that way, but with the recent addition
of your 'Graphic Wizardry' to nVidia do I need to consider a new
graphic board supplier? :)

So does this also answer your decision in a new position within the
company (AOL/Nullsoft), none ?

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 blah blah blah
 posted by ryan on September 1, 2003 at 1:14 U.S. eastern time
  have you ever seen the maya fluid effects screensaver? that's one awesome screensaver... too bad it doesn't work for operating systems lower than win2k. i'm one step below: winme. so, could you make something very similar to that screensaver, but meant for all windows operating systems? i've just been using the geiss screensaver for about three years now... kinda want something new. i thought that'd be a cool idea.
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 foobar2000 also has vis API...
 posted by McLone on August 29, 2003 at 20:02 U.S. eastern time
  so why not port MilkDrop to foobar? This player evolutioning VERY fast and is EXTREMELY useful. BTW you may know Peter better than me... Whether am i mistaken? =;-)
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 milkdrop and sprites
 posted by Wim on August 29, 2003 at 7:52 U.S. eastern time
  I like milkdrop very much. And I tried to use the sprites in version 1.04. Is it possible to download somewhere the image files you used for the sample sprites? They must be placed in c:\z, but the jpg are not there :-).

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 The Genius that is ryan geiss
 posted by Clyde Banks on August 25, 2003 at 20:24 U.S. eastern time
I just wanted you to pass a thank you on to your mother for giving such a wonderfull and intelligent person...I also thought that since ive been following mildrop since i think v1.3 or so and i had never taken the time to thank you for letting me show it off and impress so many of my friends with your creation and yeah i made sure that i didnt take all the credit ;-) lol .... in summation THANKS SOO much for creating such wonderfull visualisation your truly a man ahead of his time.... And "where do you get such wonderfull toys"

Clyde Banks.

Phoenix, AZ
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 Question for the Master
 posted by STraT on August 25, 2003 at 11:06 U.S. eastern time
  Just wondering if you were ever gonna make the winamp plugins (monkey, milkdrop & smoke) there own stand-alone screensaver or desktop visuals (like dremples) ! Your work is incredible !

The PosiTive ViBraTion MoveMenT

OnE LoVe ! PeAcE, UniTy & 1~neSS !!

KnowLedge, WisDom, & Over-sTanDing !!!

ReSpEcT ~

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 Winamp Plugins
 posted by Sam on August 24, 2003 at 7:10 U.S. eastern time

You are a true genius, milkdrop in desktop mode is unbelievable, the GEISS efffects included in milkdrop are amazing as well,

Well done and looking forward to new plugins..

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 posted by me on August 22, 2003 at 19:01 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 well, well :)
 posted by yoav zilberberg on August 21, 2003 at 5:51 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by yoav zilberberg on August 21, 2003 at 5:43 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by GUYMAN on August 19, 2003 at 12:52 U.S. eastern time
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 Thanks and link
 posted by Gregg on August 18, 2003 at 12:33 U.S. eastern time
  Dear Ryan,

Thanks for all your Winamp vis plugs over the last few years, I have enjoyed them all, and the new Milkdrop is just unbelievable!

Good luck with the new job.

Your animal rights rant was very interesting, I am a lapsed vegetarian with many veggie and vegan friends, and am strongly considering a change in diet again (it will be difficult here in Japan though, as most people have never heard of vegetarianism, let alone veganism!). Here is a link I think you might like, looks like things might slowly be changing for the better:,3604,1019899,00.html

Best wishes for the future and keep up the good work,

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 freagin amazing!!!
 posted by Roberto Andrade on August 17, 2003 at 11:22 U.S. eastern time
  Hiya Ryan!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say "thanks" for making Milkdrop work for XP:) By far the BEST vis. in existence! Looks awesome on my new 21" flat screen.!

Keep up the good work. I hope you will still have time to continue enhancing Milkdrop and GiessII (not that it needs it).

Oh..I didn't know whether or not you try to collect I'll just post here. I keep getting this error while in full screen mode (Milkdrop) and advance (B) to the next song...not always though.

"got release with no lock record"
Expression: 0
File: c:\projects\studio-488d\studio\svcmgr.cpp
Line: 105

You think it's just my machine?

Good luck at nVidia

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 You are still the man
 posted by Andy on August 14, 2003 at 17:03 U.S. eastern time
  Geez. You sure don't waste any time! Congrats on the nVdia contract. A few days ago I was wishing my entrepreneurial plans (er... ok, dreams) were farther along than they are, just so I could offer you a job.

I must have fallen asleep, beacause I didn't see that Geiss II was out until last week! At first, I thought it was cool, but not as huge an improvement as I was hoping for..... but it turns out that I was just smoking crack that day and needed to look again. GEISS II IS INCREDIBLE! Well worth the wait, and by far the most mesmerizing thing ever to grace my monitor.

Oh, and muchas gracias for turning me on to SIMD.

-- a fellow gfx & asm nut, and fan
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 Some remarks
 posted by Philip SION - France on August 14, 2003 at 16:32 U.S. eastern time
  Hello Ryan !

Sorry to be classical but I am also a great fan of your work for years ;)

Some remarks about your plugins :

1 - What about adding an option to disable screensaver when in desktop mode ?
2 - I am using glass2k - an utility to make windows transparent - and it works well only with geiss II - milkdrop and monkey fall down to 2 fps :( (short setup - ati 9500 128mb+p4 1.8mhz+xp)
3 - Geiss II seems to use a kind of old pixel trick (checkers) to simulate transparency instead of using transparency, is it normal ?

Thanks for the good work and congratulations for your new job !!!

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 posted by Josh on August 14, 2003 at 12:59 U.S. eastern time
  Good Job,
Love your work been a fan since 98, wondering how hard it would be to adapt geiss plugin (or any others) for for windows media player. Winamp just doesn't like my system anymore :p Keep up the great work.
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 posted by Mike on August 14, 2003 at 2:43 U.S. eastern time
First off your visuals make the world a better place! Sorry to hear that the AOL thing didn't work out, but nVidia is exactly where you need to be although ATI could really use the help more, because their drivers SUCK, they can't seem to get the 8x AGP figured out with XP.

If you have the time please, please, please give Dremples DUEL MONITOR support, at least for the screensaver portion. You haven't touched it since 2001 and I keep checking back every month hoping someday a new version will be there to download.

I'm a big, big fan of your work and love the new Milkdrop, I can't wait to see what you can accomplish next.

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 posted by on August 14, 2003 at 1:25 U.S. eastern time
  congrats with the nvidia gig. :)
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 good luck and such
 posted by on August 12, 2003 at 21:10 U.S. eastern time
  y0 ryan =)

great work with md 1.04 there... as i understand most of the improvements came from the "scene"? its a pity to lose such a great plug-in coder. making the plugins open-source would prolly violate some licenses, eh? what a shame...

sorry to hear you lost your job but i doubt you would end up in doing what you like at AOL anyway... so i wish you look finding a new employer or some other way to do for a living. Ever thought about founding your own company? =). Whatever you chose, even if you go into politics (heh) don't forget to code some good stuff then and when, just for the taste of it =)

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 Greetings from Spain
 posted by Squonk on August 11, 2003 at 17:25 U.S. eastern time

Since long time ago I wanted to say thank you for your Geiss plug-in for Winamp; it has been always in my computer during the last years as one of my favourite programs.

Many greetings from Spain!

P.S. Nice your pictures from your travel in Europe!

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 Bad luck mate.
 posted by GALAHs Australia on August 11, 2003 at 8:39 U.S. eastern time
  I say good luck and good riddens!!!

AOL doesn't deserve you. If I had a job to offer you I would but I don't so I won't.

Something will come your way. Thought of making a commercial version of your plugin's for the dance scene?

If you do decide to do this, please leave us poor underprivelaged users the awsome freeware plugins you have been providing.

Cheers, and good luck from down under!
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 The BEST thing ever!!!!
 posted by Rodrigo on August 8, 2003 at 23:54 U.S. eastern time
  I hope you can keep the goodwork, because is bloody fantastic!

El mejor visualizador de todos los tiempor, gracias por deleitarnos con un poco de tu ingenio... FAN THE GEISSWERKS!!!

P.D. Espero que tu espa�ol siga mejorando
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 posted by tox1c on August 7, 2003 at 8:33 U.S. eastern time
  I just installed Milkdrop 1.04. As far as I am concerned Geiss has been a genius since I first stumbled across geiss 1 so many years ago. The new milkdrop is a mesmerising thing of beauty. You are a god among men. Never stop making visualisations. Yours are simply the best!
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 Milk Drop
 posted by GALAHs Australia on August 3, 2003 at 20:24 U.S. eastern time
  I thought 1.03 was good.
Then you had to go and launch 1.04.

My 3dfx Banshee Hates it! (lack of DX8 support maybe to blame)
But my GeForce3 does a little dance, shakes alittle tale, and mesmerises me. Fantastic!

Big fan of your work.

Tell AOL to get stuffed!!!

If they can't see your genius, they don't deserve you!

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 Milkdrop 1.04
 posted by Kirkwood on August 3, 2003 at 5:56 U.S. eastern time
  Finally, after waiting a year, Milkdrop, the best thing to hit parties since beer, has been updated. The best things in life are usually free and you have helped prove that. The speed improvement is a wonderful thing in itself, so I look forward to the presets to follow. I thank you for your hard work and coding abilities that allow a geek party to become a kickass geek party. Good luck with finding a new position. Corporate employment......sigh. You might want to pray to the Gods of severence. It worked for me at Delta.
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 Great job!
 posted by Ben Walker on August 2, 2003 at 11:21 U.S. eastern time
  I love your software and love your Legislative Wish List even more. I am so glad you decided to keep your wonderful programs free. Keep up the good work!

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 Geiss and Milkdrop
 posted by TFA on August 1, 2003 at 15:36 U.S. eastern time
  Milkdrop and Geiss are superb visualisation software! I like them very much! Thx a lot for such great stuff! Battle on!

Greetings from germany! ;)
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 posted by Baldyeaglehead on August 1, 2003 at 12:55 U.S. eastern time
  A half hour of Radio Paradise and Milk drop can remove even the toughest stains. Thanks and good luck to you.
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 Fortunate ...
 posted by Mauro on August 1, 2003 at 9:53 U.S. eastern time
  hi there

i just came over to the site because i once used geiss 1 and hoped to find something new when looking at the iTunes-visual-thing running beside me right now, which alas looks by far not as nice as your plugin does. it's a pitty that your plugin doesn't run on linux/xmms to which i switched quite some time ago for technical and philosophical reasons ;) ... but i'm thinking about switch back to windows with one of my comps in order to run your plugin.
but anyway, i just read the comment "Unfortunate" and wanted to give some feedback that goes into the other direction: i'm a vegetarian myself since 6 years now and i agree very much what you do and how you think about things, philosophically and politically - at least as far as i can have a clue of american politics, since i'm swiss!

mauro at student dot ethz dot ch (feel free to drop a mesg anyone)

PS: sorry for my poor english
PPS: running the risk of punching anyone to the head (you guys wouldn't say it that way i guess but i hope you know what i'd like to express): geiss and cannabis/marihuana is a very good combination!!
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 posted by DiSkY on August 1, 2003 at 9:09 U.S. eastern time
  Do not give up there are other good jobs as aol.
Aol sucks anyway!

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 posted by Xman on July 31, 2003 at 23:20 U.S. eastern time
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Metlergy on July 31, 2003 at 21:50 U.S. eastern time
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 Geiss 2
 posted by Enfurno on July 31, 2003 at 21:37 U.S. eastern time
  man, you have taken the cake once again.. all hail the greatest animated eye candy creator on the net, a couple things on geiss 2 though, are you planning on incorporating the "rating" feature as in geiss, where you can set the rating of the certain vis to show more ofted or not at all. also i miss the vis where the soundwave move towards the upper rear of the screen, with the solar palettes that looks like a rolling river.. good job though.. keep up the awesome work.
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 i look for mugu white
 posted by mugu on July 31, 2003 at 16:56 U.S. eastern time
  keeep offffff 000000000000000 mugu 0000000000 maga :::::: 0 ...nonlitdyxn�o�_jh$e�y��-(ejhoobbyzssscvfgkljsvgbb000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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 posted by jack delong on July 31, 2003 at 10:43 U.S. eastern time

i jsut wanted to write you and let you know that your visualizers have gotten me and my friends through some pretty long nights in college. bugging us out and exploring theinner depths of our minds. keep up the good work. im looking forward to the next milkdrop, since you said it will rock our socks off....hope it does.


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 posted by Mando on July 31, 2003 at 9:50 U.S. eastern time
  Dood i have to say your the WHOLE reason i use Winamp. Milky and Geiss have to be the two most fav eye candy ever in my opinion. Ive been using Geiss since my first PC.

milkdrop through my works projector is simply the best eye candy ive ever witnessed in my chilling room being run under a p4 2ghz wi 1gb o ram and a gf4ti4600 128mb.

Dood seriously you should create your own media player/vizualiser and implement your own visual wizardy as i know I for one would pay for such a fantastc A/V eye candy package. How about a mp3 mixing app like winamp but mixing and eye candy display at same time utilising the dual output display. (ive just bought a pci gf4mx440 64mb ddr for that exact purchase)Oh and possibly a kettle built in too dood heheh ;)

You are Da Man Ryan please if you leave winamp (which i would cos its AOLHell but thats up to you.) continue development of your eye candy even if it has to be mediaplayer 9 :S

Im sure all the readers and members of will be saddened (i know i am by the news dood)

Keep up your magic that you weave.

There is no other eye candy in my opinion im a devotee and try to convert as many people as possible to use winamp/milkdrop.

Have you ever considered the wider market for your products dood. I know for one a lot of big breweries here in UK already have plasma screens installed which are used for crappy adverts and media clips which tbh yours would ROCK!
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 Sorry to hear...
 posted by Martin on July 31, 2003 at 3:47 U.S. eastern time
I'm sorry to hear that AOL is treating you this way! I've always been a great fan of you and your plugins since Geiss. Even if I don't use Winamp anymore (I converted to Media Center by JRiver to get more structure on my music) I'm visiting your site to see what's new, both for the plugins and your healthy views!

If you're up to it some time, please check if there's a possibility to make some money on creating viz's for JRivers program, I know I'd hang on the lock to buy it the second it comes out :) You know you are the best on creating those trippy lil' things don't ya?

Take care and good luck with your future careers!

/Martin from Sweden
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 Kudos & Huzzahs!
 posted by The Glibblenards on July 27, 2003 at 11:24 U.S. eastern time
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 monkey for winamp3?
 posted by MrdrDthKll on July 27, 2003 at 6:33 U.S. eastern time
  yo.......i LOVED monkey...but alas winamp2 errors out on my system so im forced to use 3. Is 3 unpopular or something? ive been using musicmatch for the last year or so, so im not up to date on the winamp situation. seems fine to me but nobody has been creating plugins for it. i LOVED monkey though! i wish it was a screensaver too....nothing fancy with sound detection or anything. just a simple screen saver would be nice.

lemme know if you got any future plans for monkey!

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 Good Stuff
 posted by dJ on July 24, 2003 at 7:33 U.S. eastern time
I like your Winamp plugins.

I drive diesel, accelerate gently, change gear at low revs and try not to brake hard or often which results in lower fuel consumption (=less tax to our government). I can't understand why the US dudes need to drive about in soft suspension 5.0L V8 petrol guzzling monsters to do 55Mph when a nice ~1.4L direct fuel injected variable vane turbo charger diesel engine would cruise at that speed just nicely.

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 about the hallucinogen milkdrop winamp vizu
 posted by yaen on July 23, 2003 at 10:07 U.S. eastern time
  hello Mr Ryan Geiss... the great Mr Ryan.
i'm out of my mind with ur krazy plugin. i love to work on a screen seing the other one moving as fast as flash supa heroe.
hope there'll be one for linux one day.
thanks for my twisting n swirling eyes wide open
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 mr mugu went to market in africa,usa,japan
 posted by mugu on July 18, 2003 at 12:09 U.S. eastern time
  guymen i do land here make una keep off00000000000000000000000
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 posted by Ryan Geiss on July 14, 2003 at 16:16 U.S. eastern time
  oops - sorry, I made a few changes to the code that runs this guestbook, and I put a bug in there, so entries have been ignored for a few weeks. sorry about that - it's fixed now.


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 Milkdrop problem under XP
 posted by Noo Nemo on July 5, 2003 at 13:44 U.S. eastern time
  Hi your vis. plugin/MilkDrop/is really cool
and runs great on Celeron AT 400MhZ ;-), but I
have a very strange problem with it underXP:

under win98SE there are no problems everything
is working properly, but under XP it is loading
very slowly/it takes around 1-2 minites to load the
core-the viz window./ it doesn't matters if it
loads in fullscreen mode or in windows. And aroun
30-45 seconds to load the config window


Hope you'll help me, I relly want to use your
plugin it's just great for my machine. ;-)

Keep developing it!!

P.S. What's the difference between all your vis. plugins for WinAmp?
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 Coole Programmierk�nste die du an den Tag legst!
 posted by tocoshroom on July 4, 2003 at 13:37 U.S. eastern time
  Hi du bist wohl der Programmierer dieser tollen Winamp-plugins!
VERY GOOD I like it!!!
Ich hoffe du wirst in zukunft noch �fter deiner Kreativit�t freien lauf lassen, in der gleichen weise wie du es bisher auch immer getan hast. WEITER SO!!!

Cu Tocoshroom
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 posted by Ben on July 1, 2003 at 17:46 U.S. eastern time
  Every time you get arround to releasing a new plug-in or some update I am completely overwhelmed: your work is awesome! Geiss2 has the best Desktop Mode ever (if Milkdrop were able to do that too it would be cool ;-) ).

And looking at your legislation wish list: it may be a bit too "green" for me to sign that as it is, but it so wonderfully liberal (liberal in the sense that you are not afraid of new ideas adn of critizism of the current situation!)

Greetings from Germany!
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 I've loved you for years!
 posted by Lusty Laura on July 1, 2003 at 2:11 U.S. eastern time
  You are a God! I want to marry you and have your babies. How can anyone get so cute off of french toast? Please reply if you are interested. my love always LL
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 posted by Mike on June 25, 2003 at 15:11 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by Arvenius on June 25, 2003 at 9:07 U.S. eastern time
  great work on geiss 2 there ryan.. as always im eagerly awaiting new stuff from you.
your views on american ploitics are also quite refreshing. i read so much nonsense on us-webpages it makes me wanna scream.
oh yes, and please delete this stupid spam in your gb and ban this guy (if possible).
so long
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 winamp and desktop plug-ins
 posted by James Nguyen on June 17, 2003 at 1:25 U.S. eastern time
  Absolutely amazing! i love the drempels desktop plug-in. Simply incredible!

Keep up the brilliant work!
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 posted by Sam on June 16, 2003 at 8:03 U.S. eastern time
  besides the fact that milkdrop rocks more than any of the other plugins, visualization or otherwise, it would be that much better if i could have all of my monitors running milkdrop all at once, possibly all with different resolutions, and diffferent things going on at all times, but all interacting as seamlessly as milkdrop does on one monitor!

you just cant make something awesome without people screaming "MORE MORE!", can you?

Great work... keep it up!

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 Raaaaaah, I want multimon support
 posted by Shivan on June 12, 2003 at 7:33 U.S. eastern time
  I love milk drop, it's the best, but I cannt pushed any winamp button while in multimon fulscreen, pleaaaaase, correct that, and then it will be perfect.
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 not as good as sex.
 posted by FatalDischarge on June 11, 2003 at 5:42 U.S. eastern time
  as good as sex.......
damn good.......
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 Geiss 2 in desktop mode is better than sex
 posted by Jeremy Thornhill on June 11, 2003 at 3:09 U.S. eastern time
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 Peace, Power, & Abundant Prosperity to you Ryan!
 posted by CollusiveMadnessRedirected on June 8, 2003 at 16:46 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you for your generosity. It is about giving after all! Milkdrop is an amazingly kind gesture; however, your efforts toward helping humanity exceed all else. Thank you for being the first one to share Dennis Kucinich with me. (I don't watch t.v.)
"Yes you can!" -Nick
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 posted by swarmboy on June 6, 2003 at 17:39 U.S. eastern time
  your plugins/visualisers are the coolest things i have ever seen. any chance they could be ported to a mac/itunes/screensavers? i'm running virtual pc just to use them. which i am still fully prepared to do.

thanks anyway.
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 love the winamp2 plugin converter for winamp3
 posted by tiles on June 5, 2003 at 0:13 U.S. eastern time
  only one thing i wish that it could work with the preferences window closed. everytime i close the preferences it shuts off the plugin... this is annoying when im running milkdrop on my active desktop..
other than that i think you are god... j/k
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 posted by U.F.Man on June 4, 2003 at 1:55 U.S. eastern time
  ....Drempels is a good Art generator !!
....Thank you !!
....Good Friends !!


....if you want some visual , just e-mail me !!

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 Milkdrop Stand Alone?
 posted by Aaron on May 29, 2003 at 13:17 U.S. eastern time
  Hi, i like your milkdrop plugin for winamp and was wondering if it would be possible to get a stand alone version of the plug-in, basically so it could work independant of winamp, and source audio off of the wave out on your sound card.

I would be willing to pay you, as it would be for a business related application.

If you're interested, please contact me ASAP at aaron AT

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 Milkdrop is very milkaliscious
 posted by Ryan Waters on May 29, 2003 at 4:03 U.S. eastern time
  Any new ad on's for milkdrop in the works?
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 The Visual Master
 posted by Naviro Teskelson on May 28, 2003 at 20:30 U.S. eastern time
  Excellent artistic abilites and coding skills. Patience and dilligence has worked well for you.

AVS is my personal interest, although I can't figure out much coding yet. Did you see UnConeD's AVS duplication of "Geiss"? It's near perfection. Geiss is okay, but the real stuff is in milk drop. You did some incredible stuff in that one.

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 Geiss 4.23 on of my all time fave it awsome work
 posted by oz1967 on May 28, 2003 at 12:39 U.S. eastern time
  I look forward to seeing the final release of geiss 2. well done buddy
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 Dual Projection 3d....
 posted by Avi Gallant on May 25, 2003 at 7:47 U.S. eastern time
  Does anyone know which of Geiss visualizers will work in a passive 3d stero projection system where audience members wear 3d polarized glasses. Any help would be wonderful.

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 Nice site
 posted by Paul Gnuyen on May 23, 2003 at 5:57 U.S. eastern time
  Nice site, I'm going to add a legislative wish list to my website to follow in your example.

Paul Gnuyen
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 Holy fuckin' shit!
 posted by thirdeyedilated on May 22, 2003 at 21:04 U.S. eastern time
  Every one of your visualizations is better than any other I have ever seen. You have increased euphoria in the lives of many people. One of my favorite pastimes has become Smoking a bowl and watching Milkdrop with my friend for unknown lengths of time. Stoned or sober it is the best visual ever! I hope to one day be able to program things half as well you do. Thanx for everything.

The one improvement that could be made: installers should not force 'correct' install directory. I use winamp3 and had to install winamp2 just so I could install the plugins and then copy the files to the winamp3 directory. Well worth the effort though.
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 posted by GG on May 22, 2003 at 8:53 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for doing what you can do...and sharing it with us
I spend more time watching Monkey than I do watching my girlfriend....
(kind of sick, but i just can`t stop)


GG, Germany
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 My god, Im not human!
 posted by k-0z-4m on May 17, 2003 at 18:55 U.S. eastern time
  Geiss! You are the shiz. I think watching all of this stuff is evolving my mind. Its kinda like the monolith from 2001. Peace.
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 keep off
 posted by chiboy on May 16, 2003 at 11:49 U.S. eastern time
  i have done this place
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 Monkey 1.02 - Great VIS, AGAIN!
 posted by Glibblenards on May 14, 2003 at 1:17 U.S. eastern time
  Thanx Ryan, as always, you've done a top notch job. Very cool VIS, IMHO the best I've seen yet. I can could sit for hours and watch this thing. It would be most cool to see some kind on "above ground" travel. I.E. canyons? a forest? the ocean floor? Kudos Bro
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 mmh... milkdrop?
 posted by Bertrand Raguet on May 12, 2003 at 8:58 U.S. eastern time
i'm in love with milkdrop... Please, make of it a scrennsaver, PLEEAAASE!! i'll help, i'll give you money...!! oh, please...!

(plus: you didn't talk about Max Havelaar in your link... Do you know it?)

Good luck with everything.
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 posted by mugu on May 10, 2003 at 5:35 U.S. eastern time
  guymen keep off
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 posted by nick b on May 8, 2003 at 15:50 U.S. eastern time
  dude.. i have been a fan of yours since i first saw geiss, then smoke and milkdrop.. although i couldnt get monkey to work very well on my old computer... sadly it took me until yesterday to find drempels.. holy shit dude. you are THE man.

nick b
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 posted by Fred Mertz on May 5, 2003 at 15:22 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by Draco on May 4, 2003 at 15:57 U.S. eastern time

Your Milkdrop program wont let you install. The button is inaccessable. Could you please check this out and fix it? Thanks.


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 posted by Martin on May 3, 2003 at 16:56 U.S. eastern time
  The Drempels Desktop really comes alive if you go into Display Properties and change the color of some of your desktop items to RGB(8,0,8) - Hex #080008. Thanks for the great program.
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 unix port?
 posted by dan on May 1, 2003 at 23:10 U.S. eastern time
  Hi there, love your plugins for winamp and I'm just wondering if you will ever be porting any these (or at least attempting) to unix? I can understand why you wouldn't want to release the source code as you probably spent many many hours writing the stuff. However if you did, people would still recognise you made it and no one else would take credit. Trust me :)

XMMS is like a winamp clone almost, but alot nicer in the way of functionality and atm it seems we have no (what i would call) descent visual plugins. I am absolutely sure that many skilled coders would be willing to help you make the port to unix.

Anyway, it's up to you in the end.
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 Drempels rules... and seems u too ;-)
 posted by Seaway on May 1, 2003 at 19:29 U.S. eastern time
  Hi there Mr. Geiss

I downloaded today an screensaver to give it a try and then remember how cool was one I used to run some time ago (nearly and year). Of course it was Drempels.

I think what is more amazing 'bout this state-of-the-art gadget is I can put it directly on desktop and work around with it running backwards. It's very cool!

Like Mr. Hendershott says downwards, I think too you're a very good programmer and an artist. How much time until you take Monkey and Milkdrop to the desktop? I'll come here from time to time looking for them so I hope you get the time and will to convert them.

By the way: I have a TOSHIBA Satellite 1750 notebook w/ 10gb HD, 196mb, Celeron 700mhz. After some time running drempels the fun start to cool the m'board (and whole case). What can be happing? Is Drempels a so-much CPU cicles consumer?

Best regards man!

Mart�n (aka Seaway)
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
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 Praise and a request
 posted by Mr. Geiss on April 28, 2003 at 22:34 U.S. eastern time
I think you're an artist, and you sculpt color and light with code! Giess 2 is much more responsive to frequency changes and "beats".

As I've indicated, I'm a fan. However, I when playing with Milkdrop, Dremples, Geiss, etc., I often find myself wishing the "experience" was more dynamic and dramatic... almost as if major shifts in the tone and pattern of a given piece of music invoked a major change in visuals... that is shifting from Milkdrop-type visualizations to Monkey-type based upon some major pattern shift. I'm *not* a programmer, and can be really naive as to what it actually takes... still, music is pattern and variation; it would be nice if the compter could detect consistencies in the occurance of various frequencies and certain intervals... and then when a pattern break is detected, a major switch in visuals occurs.. and a new pattern is then established/detected.

The mind craves form and will unite elements (e.g. Pink FLoyd & the Wizard of Oz), and the minds "desire" to see patterns and relationships often overcomes so-called inconsistencies.

So, in spite of all your hard work, and generous sharing of your work... I find myself asking for more, and better.


B. Hendershott
Portland, OR

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 posted by Narayan Pavgi on April 28, 2003 at 6:08 U.S. eastern time
  Great Great site!
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 Geiss 2
 posted by -=JeNrY=- on April 27, 2003 at 5:48 U.S. eastern time
  COOL stuff!!! good programming skills :)
Looking forward to full version of Geiss 2

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 the post above by John Ballard
 posted by Buck Meadows on April 23, 2003 at 18:10 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by Patrick on April 21, 2003 at 14:19 U.S. eastern time
  TechTv suggested your site for some cool software but I wasn�t able to get to it because you are currently filtered by surfcontorl as a "personals & dating" site, making it impossible for some us to view your site at work.

I've submitted that to be change.

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 geiss 2
 posted by dustin on April 18, 2003 at 13:31 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for the steady supply of awesome visuals. i really like what you have so far w/ geiss 2, i think you should try to make it a little more colorful. also, will it have a preset editor like milkdrop did?
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 What I think
 posted by The Real Jesus on April 17, 2003 at 23:19 U.S. eastern time
  For some reason I come time after time and visit your site cause I think the stuff you create is great. I agree with many of your views and I think you should keep on keeping on!

BTW, one bitch, people who leave their website URLs in guestbook signings should look for hits elsewhere.. No one visits they?

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 the plugins
 posted by bent on April 15, 2003 at 23:19 U.S. eastern time
  I've been a fan for years, like all the great work. looking forward to monkey as a desktop.

thanks for all the views.... :o)
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 Classic Vis
 posted by arif on April 15, 2003 at 0:44 U.S. eastern time
  Could you make the windowed classic vis to stay working even if the preference menu closed?
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 posted by Erik on April 13, 2003 at 6:12 U.S. eastern time
  I myself love to play on computers and a know a little, but other than that, I am a novice. The art you create with your programs is nothing short of amazing. I think that every person that I have shown Geiss or Milkdrop has been stunned. They watch it for no less than an hour! I just want to say thank you for adding to the realm of computer art.
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 See thru folders??
 posted by "slimjim" woods on April 11, 2003 at 14:22 U.S. eastern time
  ive recently downloaded your drempels program (which may i say is excellent and just what the doctor ordered) but was wondering if it's possible to make folders transparent so that the desktop can be seen swirling in the background?
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 posted by zoz on April 11, 2003 at 6:11 U.S. eastern time
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 Media Player interface...
 posted by Jason on April 9, 2003 at 22:09 U.S. eastern time

Your stuff is so good, I don't need drugs anymore!

What are the odds that a wrapper to allow Media Player to use Winamp visualizations would work? I'd love to get Milkdrop or the classic Geiss vis to run with ShowShifter. (

Thanks for all the wonderful trips!


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 Dissemenating inaccurate information and obsurd comparison.
 posted by John Ballard on April 8, 2003 at 0:24 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by mugu on April 6, 2003 at 7:25 U.S. eastern time
  mugu the site is good
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 posted by Cory on April 3, 2003 at 22:13 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you sooo much ryan geiss. I've been smoking a lot of pot over the past couple of years, and I don't know what I would've done without Milkdrop. Right now, I'm on a drug called DXM. It's found in most common caugh syrrups, but taken at high dosages can make an amazing experience. Go to to learn more if you are interested. Anyways, Milkdrop has been amazing over the past few hours. And all I wanted to say is thank you sooo much man.
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Ben on March 31, 2003 at 17:59 U.S. eastern time
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 Thanks again for all your work
 posted by Rottencrotch on March 26, 2003 at 16:22 U.S. eastern time
  As many of the others here, Im a big fan of your visualizations. I plan on keeping up with what you release in the future.
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 Milkdrop request.... make it a screen save plz....
 posted by Keith on March 25, 2003 at 18:47 U.S. eastern time
I'm a fan off all of your visual programs and am begging you to make milkdrop a screen saver.

I realise that your probably a busy person but if you update milkdrop please consider making it posible to autostart it as a screensave.

Personaly i only use milkdrop after i've had a few drinks and want some visuals. I belive lots of people are the same but if there was an ability for a screen saver mode thousands of man hours could be wasted!

Thanks for a great program

keith (keeping my fingers crossed)
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 thank you
 posted by sam on March 24, 2003 at 22:30 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by Joboo Montoya on March 24, 2003 at 15:18 U.S. eastern time
  I just had to tell ya that you are the man. Milk Drop is one of the most amazing things I've seen. You are King!!
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 Hey Sumit B
 posted by Nate on March 24, 2003 at 12:47 U.S. eastern time
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 milk drop
 posted by Ryan (Not Geiss LOL) on March 24, 2003 at 0:52 U.S. eastern time
  you've done it again geiss. milkdrop is absolutely amazing. blows away anything you've done in the past IMO.

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 Awesome Visualization!
 posted by Sumit B on March 23, 2003 at 14:38 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Jeff K on March 23, 2003 at 4:15 U.S. eastern time
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 So I'm a conservative...
 posted by Nate Jahncke on March 21, 2003 at 0:39 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by Chelsea on March 20, 2003 at 17:18 U.S. eastern time
  I'm a friend of Meaghan K's. I don't know if u remember me.
Chelsea from next door to meaghan's house? O well.
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 posted by Chelsea on March 20, 2003 at 17:17 U.S. eastern time
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 views from abroad
 posted by Wolf on March 19, 2003 at 13:42 U.S. eastern time
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 Ryan you rock...
 posted by Ulrich on March 19, 2003 at 10:22 U.S. eastern time
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 whats up?
 posted by Arvenius on March 18, 2003 at 5:17 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by adam on March 17, 2003 at 20:39 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by Phil on March 16, 2003 at 13:52 U.S. eastern time
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 Vis Heaven
 posted by Repoman on March 14, 2003 at 21:11 U.S. eastern time
  Firstly i must say thanks for Monkey. A lovely little prog that i love to bits (oh, and my daughter of four is quite taken with it also).
When are you gonna get it together with Billy Joe and do us a new version of Milkdrop? I love that prog better than anything.The best Vis in the world. Please keep up the fantastic work. Drum n Bass has never been so good.......
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 posted by bob on March 14, 2003 at 16:36 U.S. eastern time
  Wassup Ryan. Checked your pages. Deep stuff goin on here. Damn !

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 posted by lisa on March 13, 2003 at 14:11 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks SO MUCH for this program!! I absolutely love it! I can't use it as a SS anymore, for some reason it just won't trigger itself on my Win2000 compaq PIII at work, no matter what combination of options I try...but I use the Desktop mode all the time. I just found Peapod Designs and put a bunch of their textures in, and WOW!!

If you can ever bring yourself to do it, please make the SS program compatible with Win2000 and Win XP.
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 posted by Sephless on March 13, 2003 at 8:56 U.S. eastern time
  I love you man! Keep coding!
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 Of the things I miss when I switched to linux.
 posted by CrazyDuke on March 10, 2003 at 21:31 U.S. eastern time
  ...I miss your plugins the most. I know I can WineX'm though. :/

Milkdrop: best. plugin. ever.
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 posted by Chris Vogelzang on March 10, 2003 at 4:53 U.S. eastern time
  Have you heard about the ancient Mayan cosmology and the 2012 prophecies? If not, check it out ;)
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 You are in inspiration
 posted by Chris Vogelzang on March 10, 2003 at 4:47 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks very much for your tireless work with the visualizations. But even a bigger thank you for reminding me that there are people out there that are truly inspired and following their higher purpose. You are truly inspirational.
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 posted by Brinkley Warren on March 6, 2003 at 16:57 U.S. eastern time
  Hey man, sweet site. I checked it out for an hour -- we have similar tastes man. I did the renewable energy/green literature/music recomendations. I found your site because I'm trying to hook up a production internship at Tiburon this summer. I'm a junior at UGA. I was wondering if you know who I could talk to about that and if so if I could get an email address or phone number. It'd really help me out man. Preesh.
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 Geiss has been my fave viz ever since u publicized it...
 posted by dkkev on March 4, 2003 at 0:31 U.S. eastern time
  god... what is that.. 5-6 years ago ? cant remember.. but im glad your still active - kudos man... mondo respect! - and allthe luck in the future
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 A PRAISEWORTHY program!!!!
 posted by Jon D. on March 2, 2003 at 6:32 U.S. eastern time
  I'm absolutely astonished with the programs you've created! My roommate and I are currently programming a computer for our living room-- for the sole use of playing music while producing great visuals with Milkdrop for parties.

Keep up the awesome work and i'll make sure to spread the word about your program.

Your programs are GREAT!!!
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 THX Man!!!!!
 posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox on March 1, 2003 at 7:19 U.S. eastern time
  THX for your great plugins! I had the trip of my life (c:
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 Holy ish...
 posted by Anne on February 28, 2003 at 18:30 U.S. eastern time
  Man, I don't know what to say. I was stunned with Drempels, then I found Smoke, Milkdrop and finally Monkey. Everytime it was the best thing I ever saw! Over and over again. This is a 'must do' for all ppl while tripping. Great work! Dude let me paypal you some money! (mail me, I can't seem to find your mail addy around the website).
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 Geiss works!
 posted by David on February 25, 2003 at 3:09 U.S. eastern time
  Thanks for these various viz items. I've been using Geiss software since I *bought* Winamp back when it was shareware. (When was that?!)

Here's a thought for Drempels, etc: would it be possible to have random (or timed?) "pop-ups" of the time which then swirl/fade/merge with the background (much as titles pop-up with Winamp)? For desktop or screensaver use, I would find that quite helpful.

Meanwhile, you've provided some wonderful eye-candy that has made the world a better place. Thank you!

D., Mennonite.....
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 posted by Rob Eissens on February 21, 2003 at 10:52 U.S. eastern time
  First off all, like all the others: All hail to milkdrop! best plug there is!
One question though, is it normal that one some presets the fades are not all the way to black but stay at a dark grey? on other presets the black is fine..
Plz help?
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 Your well too cool man!!!
 posted by Hubert on February 19, 2003 at 21:57 U.S. eastern time
  Your drempels screensaver is absolutely wonderful. And your links are great too. I'll try to visit your site often. Thanks... :)
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 A little challenge for you, a great plug-in for the Winamp world
 posted by YLB on February 17, 2003 at 18:53 U.S. eastern time
  After Geiss(best 2d oscilloscope), his brother Milkdrop(best 3d oscilloscope), Smoke (Best 2d plug-in) and finally Monkey(best "Vortex" plug-in), please make us the best "virtual aquarium/things floating in space" plug-in (i.e the Voodoolights style)

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 posted by Drew on February 13, 2003 at 7:06 U.S. eastern time
  All your plugins are great man, but MilkDrop is remarkable. The beat detection is perfect. Visualizations switch perfectly on cue and are f*in amazing. Nothing I have seen for Winamp even comes close to MilkDrop.

p.s. winamp3 sucks. keep winamp 2.81 :)
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 posted by Mynd on February 5, 2003 at 10:42 U.S. eastern time
  HI geiss. I've been a fan of your work ever since ur 1st crappy little plug for winamp. Just wanted say the thanks for all the good times and whatnot, not to mention the countless ppl i've impressed the hell out of with "Milk Drop" (1.03 is pure genius i tell you!).

BTW - Tool (my fav group) goes amazingly well with Milk Drop, u should give it a try.

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 Problems Downloading
 posted by Andrew M. on February 3, 2003 at 1:59 U.S. eastern time
  Sorry, This is my e-mail address... Schlimstealbtraum AT
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 Problems Downloading
 posted by Andrew M. on February 3, 2003 at 1:58 U.S. eastern time
  I am running Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 4100 and am having trouble downloading Milkdrop. I saw it on other's computers and was very impressed. When I click download, the installation directory opens with the request that I select the proper location for the file, but even after setting this option to Winamp3, the INSTALL button does not activate. I downloaded the latest versions of DirectX and Winamp in hopes that this would solve the problem -- unfortunately it did not. Do you have any idea what may be wrong??? Thanks for your help.
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 excellent work
 posted by Julian on January 27, 2003 at 15:41 U.S. eastern time
  I have been using your winamp plug-in for about 3 years, always hoping that another one will catch up. But no, yours keep being the best. Great work, and thanks for offering to the community.

I am also happy to see that some people in the US are aware of the external world. Like many countries, the US is a great place, but it is also full of trash. I admire your ability to show both things.


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 nwa guy
 posted by guyman on January 27, 2003 at 5:51 U.S. eastern time
  i don enteroooooooooooooooooooooooo
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 Ryan Geiss is a Cosmic Phenomenon
 posted by Balin Hansen on January 26, 2003 at 3:04 U.S. eastern time
I just wanted to say that I appreate all the hard work Ryan has done. I barely know how to make a winamp plugin but of all that I've seen Geiss takes the cake. I'm a C programmer and I have a great deal to learn about it. OpenGL looks tough, I've had quite a difficult time trying to learn it. All I know is a little about Direct-X which to me isn't really good enough but I don't know how to do it any other way. I think Ryan Geiss has a very promising future ahead of him in terms of interactive simulation.

Balin Hansen
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 Update Drempels for us!
 posted by PlasmaFire on January 25, 2003 at 13:46 U.S. eastern time
  Love Drempels, use it all the time. One favor though, could you update it for us? I know some new features are lingering in the back of your head somewhere... lol. Could maybe try and smooth it out for win xp.
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 posted by Bobbagoose on January 22, 2003 at 20:57 U.S. eastern time
  Please please please Mr Geiss, make a winamp 3 compatiable Geiss plugin. It was the best plugin for Winamp 2.X and i loved it. Maybe I took it for granted that it was there sometimes and now I know that i need it. I was part of what makes winamp so great. Please Ryan, for the love of God and all that is great in the world make it work for Winamp3.
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 Password disabled on Drempels screensaver
 posted by dave on January 22, 2003 at 11:59 U.S. eastern time

The Drempels screensaver is great. I have just one question, the password function has been disabled. Is this a problem on my end or is it a feature Drempels does not yet support?

Many thanks!

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 posted by eln on January 22, 2003 at 0:16 U.S. eastern time
  (I readed that one of your hobbies is the spanish, so...)
Felicitaciones!!! Realmente impresionante su trabajo!!!
graficos exelentes... fluidos... psicodelicos... multidimensionales... maravillosos... !!!...
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 dude you rock!
 posted by eddie cox on January 20, 2003 at 11:46 U.S. eastern time
  man you do the best stuff on the web. Drempels is amazing. now all my mates want it too. Keep up the good work. Much appreciated. :)
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 one word
 posted by Robert Sparshott on January 19, 2003 at 20:45 U.S. eastern time
  YOUR GOD...........KEEP UP YHE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Screen Saver
 posted by Fuad on January 16, 2003 at 17:47 U.S. eastern time
  you visuals are great but i have a small request if possible could you have the geiss screen saver work with XP and any other visuals thank you

keep the good work
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 posted by fetzo on January 14, 2003 at 20:11 U.S. eastern time
  I loved winamp. and so I searched for an updated. i found your mildrop......incredible!!!!

keep up your great work! very spectacular...nice response to the music.

thx 4 this
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 U da man...
 posted by Patrick on January 13, 2003 at 0:21 U.S. eastern time
Your visualizations are awesome!!! I am constantly amazed by the many colors and displays that are shown as I play my music. Keep up the great work, man. Hope you never stop creating shit for my amazement. Next item...that sportemberke guy.....he's got a good idea...but rather imaginative. A virtual internet coffeehouse...hmmmm.
well, I put my two cents in...have fun everyone...and don't forget to download all the shit there is to offer on

Oh ...last piece of my mind...wondering if you have thought about doing some kind of plugin similar to the Wildtangent plugins on Is it too much work? is there work in progress? Just keep the fans posted, ryan. Have a great week!!!
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 posted by Niels on January 8, 2003 at 14:26 U.S. eastern time
I like the 3d Mode of Monkey very much but i think the Chromatek mode isn�t real 3d! Then i viewed Milkdrop with Chromatek Classes and it was nice!
I don�t know much about programming but would it be possible to create a plugin that makes Milkdrop using only the Chromatek colors with all presets?
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 posted by Arvenius on January 7, 2003 at 17:26 U.S. eastern time
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 Virtual caf� for everyone
 posted by sportemberke on January 5, 2003 at 21:51 U.S. eastern time
  Hello there, I was just wandering and speculating... :)
Nowadays everyone can have a personal internet radio throug winamp's shoutcast system. It's also common that people meet other via online chat. I've heard about online rpg-s, where you can have your 'avatar', virtual personality, and meet other (Everquest is somthing like this, I think). The biggest problem with this, is - surprise - money. Than I imagined a virtual coffe house, streeming music via shoutcast, giving the opportunity to everyone to see a virtual environment, have their avatar, chat with others, with the so nice visualisations tearing on the virtual walls. As many shoutcast stations are out there, there could be many virtual internet bars. If You want to listen to other kind of music, You just click the door to the next chat room.
What do you think?
If such a project is going to grow any time, I can offer all my free time, programming experience (mainly networking, some C++ and theoretical computer graphics) and resources to make it real.
Yours sincerely,
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 System requirements
 posted by crowre on January 2, 2003 at 1:46 U.S. eastern time
  I know what your minimum system requirementes are, but what are your maximum system requirements? Basically, What do I need to make your plugins run as fast as possible? Suppose I am building a machine to do nothing but run Milkdrops, what would you suggest I buy?
I may be crazy, but knowing that purchasing one brand part over another to help your plugins run faster is enough to sway my purchasing decisions. Would a GB of 133mhz SD ram be better than 512mb of 1066mhz RDRam? Would an ATI Video Card be Better than an NVidia card? Does having dual processors help? What about a larger L2 cache, a faster system bus, ect ect ect....?
Maybe you can't tell me specifics, but you probably know if more processor helps more than more ram, or faster ram is better than more ram, or maybe there is a specific feature of a 3d accelerator that I should look for?
I know this sounds like a lot to ask, but I'm sure I'm not the only one with this question.

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 Geiss kicks ass
 posted by Jeff McMillin on December 31, 2002 at 21:11 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 A Million Thanks
 posted by Rocky Lee on December 30, 2002 at 22:59 U.S. eastern time
  I've spent the last year in absolute awe of Milkdrop! You are a visual GOD! I can't begin to thank you enough! -Rocky
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 Won't you be my neighbor?? PLEEEEASE??
 posted by Bob on December 24, 2002 at 3:03 U.S. eastern time
  Mister Drempels-popdiddy-Gwerks-monkeyamp-diddypop, or whatever you're calling yourself these days... will you PLEASE be my personal slave programmer person and provide me with free, unlimited 24-hour technical support in your GUESTBOOK?!!!! PLEEEEEEASE??! I'll even send you my *current* system specifications, of which I am *highly* proud of and sure that *my* system setup is not causing any problems whatsoever... it's surely your imperfect, bloated and highly overlooked spaghetti code... and will you PLEEEEASE tell me your innermost programming secrets and send me your e-mail address and personal telephone numbers so I can have you on my very own ball and chain?? Yes, I would like to know those more than anything, Mister special programmer! I'll also tell you how I'm using your special programs that you spent countless hours writing for ME and only ME for my own personal financial gain! Yes, so once again mister programmer, will you PLEEEEEASE do all of those things for my special Christmas wishes... PLEEEEASE??
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 Milkdrop... the best music visual effects I ever seen! but....
 posted by Nik on December 23, 2002 at 8:36 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan, I've a question for you.
Why don't you make a Milkdrop edition for "Foobar 2000" player?
It's actually the best player i ever seen, simple, fast and hightest quality audio (better than Winamp3 and MediaPlayer and others, much better).
So, for audiophile people who wants connect PC with hi-end sound system and a good TV/Monitor to make some party it'll be the best choice!

Foobar 2000 is here:

:: nik :::
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 posted by Javier on December 19, 2002 at 9:29 U.S. eastern time
  Just thanks for Milkdrop...
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 visualizations on desktop
 posted by Nick on December 11, 2002 at 5:38 U.S. eastern time
first off, your visualizations are kick ass... but you already knew that. i was wondering if it would be possible to develop a version of drempels that uses audio input and/or could display the images from smoke or milkdrop... or any other winamp plugin for that matter. im sure that you've probably thought of this already, but i just wanted to suggest it on the off chance that you hadnt. yeah and milkdrop is amazing. keep up the good work man.
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 posted by frank on December 6, 2002 at 6:43 U.S. eastern time
  hello ryan,
first of all: thanx a lot for your plugins. amazing!!! i use milkdrop on big parties with a beamer at a 3x3 meter-screen. you have to see it. the people realy get crazy about the visualizations. they dance with it. it is very nice to see the happiness in their faces.

and ryan: be sure, that i inform the people who wrote this program.

with best regards


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 Sound for model.avi
 posted by meep meep on December 5, 2002 at 17:16 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Mr. Geiss,
Your programming is some of the best I've seen, and I'm sure many people have thanked you for the winamp plugin and screensaver, so my thanks will seem meaningless. One question though: what's the title of the music in model.avi? It really adds to the presentation, so I was wondering if I could use it (assuming it's public domain).
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 posted by Luke on December 4, 2002 at 18:04 U.S. eastern time
  how much do you make an hour working as a programmer mr.geiss???
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 make u dey go ur o!
 posted by guyman on November 30, 2002 at 19:57 U.S. eastern time
  abeg waka go front small.
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 posted by casey on November 30, 2002 at 15:40 U.S. eastern time
  Another quick suggestion for Monkey...

Monkey should speed up for faster songs... If it already does that, then I don't know about it...
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 posted by frank halena on November 30, 2002 at 7:28 U.S. eastern time
  hi ryan,
just wanted to say, that i am absolutely amazed with the milkdrop plugin. imho the best piece of programming around. very stable, beautyfully looking - brilliant. so far i had no chance to take a look at the others *sigh* , but i am sure, that they are as great as milkdrop.
thanks a LOT! and all the best.
mailto: frank AT
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 Any way to save visual as an avi- or mpeg-file?
 posted by Joachim on November 30, 2002 at 4:52 U.S. eastern time
  First of all: The plugins are great!
Ist there any chance to save visual and audio as an avi or mpeg - file in order to burn it on video-cd?
Would be great!!
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 posted by Ben on November 29, 2002 at 13:52 U.S. eastern time
  Nice work man!!!
keep on goin'
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 posted by brjason on November 28, 2002 at 6:03 U.S. eastern time
  I love your plugins... the best I've found.

I've been having some issues with monkey... I'm curious if you've run into this b4:

Radeon 8500LE 128M
Athlon XP 2000+

(I'm unfamiliar with some basic graphics terms... so forgive me)

When I run monkey the visual quality of the tunnel surfaces gradually deteriorates and always ends up (within at most 2-3 minutes) as a lagging wire-frame "structural" view of the graphics. When it hits that point the fps drop down to about 1 or 2 (!!). Not quite sure what to make of this, but am playing around with drivers to see if that might solve it.

Any ideas/whatever would be appreciated.

Keep up the *excellent* work.

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 posted by Rottencrotch on November 25, 2002 at 19:18 U.S. eastern time
  This is incredible because I just downloaded Monkey on Friday and that same night i was thinking, "i need to redownload those Nvidia Stereo display drivers that do the anaglyph (red/blue) separation so I can see this in 3-D!" I even have two pair of the red/blue flip-down clip-ons for my glasses that I bought from that a few months ago. I've enjoying watching Milkdrop with them in the 3-D mode. So I bookmarked the Graphics page in order to check for any new updates to the plugins. Then I went on to download those Nvidia drivers. Well they must not work with the newest detonator drivers or i screwed something up because after installing them, i couldnt see the stereo options in the display menu. So i figured oh well. I then come back to the website today to find out the functionality is being built in! Geiss you are my hero. Ive even made my wallpaper from a Photoshopped printscreen of Monkey after a simple texture customization.

So far though, the link for the vis_monkey.dll seems broken.

So I havent been able to try out the 3-D yet. :/

Ill be checking it often until it works. ;)
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 posted by Dan Higgins on November 25, 2002 at 11:04 U.S. eastern time
  Thx for monkey,
brilliant stuff
Keep it goin that way!

Greets and Respect,

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 slight problem
 posted by David on November 20, 2002 at 1:41 U.S. eastern time
  I just remembered to that pressing F1 does nothing. i do not get any menu of any sort.whats up with that?
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 textures on monkey plugin
 posted by David on November 20, 2002 at 1:27 U.S. eastern time
  How do you get other textures that you (in general) have. cause ive tried it..and all it does is show blackness, no image. ive even made it the same size as the others. what do i do? please contact me a.s.a.p. thanks.



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 textures on monkey plugin
 posted by David on November 20, 2002 at 1:25 U.S. eastern time
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 amazing work
 posted by tripp on November 19, 2002 at 6:12 U.S. eastern time
  i loved the song, i love your creations... man yer a genius... dremels is absolutly amazing... so realistic in a chemical kind of way... acid dreams... sweet

ps.. keep up the great work man
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 Demo pics
 posted by Johnty on November 18, 2002 at 3:28 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan, Great to hang with you in SFO the other day I have some good pics of you. send me your real email and I'll send em to you.
Now I am on you site I am looking forward to checking it out.
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 posted by Scarkist on November 13, 2002 at 17:18 U.S. eastern time
  I finally got to see Milkdrop in 3D, it was amazing... I think you should try it with Monkey too, I mean, just think about it.
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 posted by Kula (Colin Jury) on November 13, 2002 at 17:07 U.S. eastern time

Did you create Drempels? If so I need to talk to you as soon as possible regarding a commercial Rock Light Show application. If not, do you know another Ryan Guiss who did?

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 U Rock
 posted by EZG on November 12, 2002 at 22:44 U.S. eastern time
  I've enjoyed geiss for years, I have 3 tv's hooked up to my pc, with some bad ass amp and some nasty speakers, we hang out and party, and the visuals are truely entertaining, but this new milkdrop totally takes the cake, U kick ass bro

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 posted by nebu on November 9, 2002 at 14:12 U.S. eastern time
  Thx a lot for MilkDrop. It's the best visualization plug in i knew. But there's one thing..release it for Winamp3! Please!
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 posted by Khagan on November 7, 2002 at 9:56 U.S. eastern time
  thanks for many great hours with milkdrop and now with monkey.

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 classic vis studio
 posted by Morgan Matin on November 5, 2002 at 0:14 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you so much for developing this badass component. Now, instead of waiting for each programmer to redo his/her program, ALL my visualizations (including yours) work with winamp3. Just way more than I expected.


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 posted by Persiphany on November 3, 2002 at 21:08 U.S. eastern time
  I can't describe how great Milkdrop is.

Pretty much...I sat through so many varieties of songs...and each one matched perfectly. It's like therapy. It's better than sex.

Bluntly: IT WORKS and it is truly wonderful.

Keep it up, we all love you over here.
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 u rule
 posted by samurania 3xl on November 2, 2002 at 8:03 U.S. eastern time
  i've seen em all and you rule-don't let any0ne tell you you're less than the best-thanx Mr G - yours forever=meek humble and with love - will trance in eternity whilst the flame of such as ye burns for the pure and burns the puritan.s3xl honours you.
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 Simply the Best
 posted by Luke on October 29, 2002 at 17:31 U.S. eastern time
  Simply the best F&*(* all the rest
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 Your plug-ins rule
 posted by Andy on October 29, 2002 at 13:06 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan, your vis plug-ins are simply awesome. I remember the first time I saw Geiss, I was simply amazed. Since then, I've used everything you've put out and recommended your site to anyone that would listen.

The best part about your plug-ins is that they not only look amazing, they're actually *useful* because of all the extra features you put in.
Keep up the awesome work.
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 Your plugins and my thesis degree...
 posted by Paolo Coppini on October 29, 2002 at 3:55 U.S. eastern time
  First of all: sorry for my very bad english, but I'm Italian and I don't know this language very well...

Congratulations for your plugins: all are beautiful!

I'm writing to you because I need to ask you a permission.
I'm making my degree thesis. This one is an oral pathology internet site, but it will not goes on the net, but only on CD-ROM. Then, this work will be distributed (Free, without any payment) in a future to all municipal doctors of my province.
I've used your "Geiss" plugin for WinAMP a lot of time. It's one of better plugin! I would like to use some of his screens as presentation of my internet site structure. Can you authorize me to use them for my degree, please?

Thank you very much!
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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Coconut Crab on October 28, 2002 at 22:22 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by richie rich on October 27, 2002 at 20:16 U.S. eastern time
  you rock i've loved your visulizations for years now i even pipe them to my big screen thru a extra s video output i got its completely awesome to get the chicks. but heres my prolbem now just got the new wimamp3 which in my opinion really sucks a big ! AT #$%^&&*(*( espically since i cant get any of your plugins to work espically "geiss" which is my favorite
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 posted by Evropej on October 22, 2002 at 1:48 U.S. eastern time

Once again, great work on another winamp
plug-in "monkey". Question, can you make
one as a screen saver? My favorite plug-in
is milkdrop. In my opinion, milkdrop is the
best plug-in of all time, i have not seen
anything better, ever - in terms of performance,
style, beat detection and ......
Keep up the good work

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 Wow... uh... yeah... tenfold.
 posted by Spud on October 21, 2002 at 21:06 U.S. eastern time
  Your stuff (programs/plugins) is awesome! How long have you been programming? (dumb question) I am just starting out with C++, and plan on using CodeWarriorIDE as my compiler and E-books to learn the language, but i most of all want ot get into visual C++. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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 Wow ... you MUST be god ...
 posted by Veltins on October 21, 2002 at 19:14 U.S. eastern time
  I just looked at your page again to find an update for milkdrop and was totally amazed when I found monkey. Now I really don't like to interrupt myself from watching these wonderful tunnels, reacting to the music but I MUST thank you for this experience.

Back to the music ... keep on your great work!

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 posted by Dinesh Sharma on October 19, 2002 at 23:26 U.S. eastern time
  Your work is just EXCEPTIONAL. I wish you would make these plugins to work with other music programmes. Best of luck and keep up the good (sorry best) work.
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 posted by Pauline on October 19, 2002 at 20:05 U.S. eastern time
  i got here from and just wanna say that these little things that we have never thought of having before have made a huge difference to my eyes' enjoyment of the screen. THANK YOU and keep up the great work!
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 Just Browsing....
 posted by David Ewing Jr. on October 18, 2002 at 13:45 U.S. eastern time
  I got the link to yous site from winamp...I always dig your work! Keep it up!

I was reading the articles and some of the links tro your site. I am impressed by th elevel of intelligence and research that you put into your arguements for/against a given cause. I agree with some and disagree with others.

Democracy is about intelligent debate and I am glad to see that you are with the program!! :-)

Take care!!!

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 posted by matt on October 17, 2002 at 5:06 U.S. eastern time
  just a quick note to the "Undisputed King of Free". I don't care how you do it but it's so much better than "Any" ever...
Drempels is G O D
and winamp should pay you for making them look that good

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 posted by bed22 on October 16, 2002 at 17:25 U.S. eastern time
  u r my personal vis god...
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 posted by on October 11, 2002 at 13:31 U.S. eastern time
  danke f�r die sch�ne animation
gruas uss d� schwiz
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 Geiss, you did it again, dammit!
 posted by Shawn Johnson on October 4, 2002 at 21:58 U.S. eastern time
  I was and will always be a huge fan of your vis plugins, and your newest one, Monkey, is frickin' awesome! That vis could probably be used to train NASA astronauts for motion sickness!!! I often find myself playing music in Winamp JUST to watch it. I'm addicted to your plugins, man! Don't stop making them!
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 Monkey 1.0
 posted by Journeyman on October 4, 2002 at 21:54 U.S. eastern time

Monkey is magnificent. A fine piece of work sir!

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 A Good Suggestion
 posted by Eyal on September 26, 2002 at 10:11 U.S. eastern time
  Mr. Geiss, houw about having an option to use your winamp plugins as a dynamic desktop.
I would love it if my desktop moved like smoke..
There are already things that do that, but i think that smoke is a peaceful and calming background.

They should use it to heal cancer and shit! It's so relaxing.

You should also offer dance clubs to project these plugins with big projectors while everyone is dancing and high. It's just great!
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 posted by James Warren on September 20, 2002 at 16:55 U.S. eastern time
  THANKYOU - You have an amazing talent for beautiful visuals (Or possibly an acid habit {only joking!!) :o) - and coding skills to match - A few of us are playing with vj-ing at the moment and were wandering if we could use milkdrop on live sets?? (Pleeease??)
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 posted by Lightning on September 20, 2002 at 13:43 U.S. eastern time
  PLEASE !!!
Never stop writing those great plugs.
...and by the way: Drempels Rules!!!
great job
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 i love it
 posted by seraphin on September 15, 2002 at 17:28 U.S. eastern time
  i love all your plug ins! they are great. i do the screenshot thing - great for windows backgrounds and so much more. i have recently captured one that i put on my person website. i have also linked to you. hope thats ok.
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 posted by Niclas on September 14, 2002 at 3:25 U.S. eastern time
  When do we get a new version of Moneky? Together with Milkdrop and Acidspunk, they are the best plug-ins for winamp, ever!

(Monkey has some bugs though)
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 ummmmm.......well what evr i feel like at the time?
 posted by cybersimon on September 13, 2002 at 8:23 U.S. eastern time
  some times when im lonely and blue,
puters where i look for new.

and then a milk drops in my eye,
attention drawn up to the sky.

Psychedelic drips softly down,
small melting towns are all around.

dripping crap onto my face,
burning through some inner-space!!!!

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 Milkdrop is Smokin'
 posted by Geoff on September 6, 2002 at 20:39 U.S. eastern time
  I've been using Milkdrop and Smoke for a long time now (love the 3D! especially projected onto a huge screen or wall) and just wanted to say your stuff whips ass and can't wait for winamp3 treats!!
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 posted by swarmboy on September 5, 2002 at 6:29 U.S. eastern time
  this is just about the coolest thing i have ever seen. how about a version for macintosh users? itunes, xback, screensaver support maybe?
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 Winamp 3.0
 posted by Shahrokh Hafizi on September 4, 2002 at 19:57 U.S. eastern time
  Mr. Geiss,
I love your work. THE BEST. I'm waiting to see a visualization for Winamp 3.0 soon with your name on it. YOU ARE SECOND TO NONE.

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 posted by Rockford on August 31, 2002 at 6:26 U.S. eastern time

I really liked geiss and milkdrop for winamp 2.XX. Now I have updated to Winamp 3.0 I hope you will make a version, for this new winamp, too!
Your work (drempels, milkdrop, geiss) is really great. Keep making such great stuff.

BTW: Is there a way to make a donation for your products? They are great so I think its worth something.
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 posted by JohnnyC on August 29, 2002 at 16:44 U.S. eastern time
  Milkdrop is the height of human achievment. Somebody give this guy a Nobel prize.
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 MIlkdrop and WInamp3
 posted by Nate on August 23, 2002 at 15:25 U.S. eastern time
  I loved Milkdrop but I just recently installed Winamp3 and realized that I can't get Milkdrop to install for it. Are you planning on releasing a Winamp3 verison?
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 posted by Eyal on August 21, 2002 at 19:31 U.S. eastern time
  first, i want to say that i think all what you do is really awesome! ive been a fan of your plugins since the first version of the first geiss winamp plugin came out. i consider you as a genious.
your plugins are the reason i buy better video cards.
i can spend an hour just sitting infront of the computer screen staring totally immersed in 'milkdrop', and i like to connect a big screen tv to the video out and go to sleep with 'smoke' on. its very tranquilizing. i hope to see some of your plugins used in dance clubs, projected on the ceiling or walls. it can contribute to the atmosphere.

some suggestions if i may:
i think it will be great if you could add more features to 'smoke'. its a great plugin with a great idea at its base. maybe you can add black holes that swallow the smoke lights in its radius. and maybe they can spit the smoke back out after a while. also, it will be great if you could add user interactivity. if the user strokes the screen across with the mouse pointer, it will be like swinging a finger across the water surface and it can cause waves and stuff. i got some more ideas but this message is becoming tooooooo longgggg.
bye for now and thank you for your great work. you are a true genius!
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 posted by quazi on August 21, 2002 at 1:25 U.S. eastern time
  we need more monkey! :)
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 gratulations from germany mr. geiss
 posted by michael on August 19, 2002 at 17:57 U.S. eastern time
  you�ve done a good job - and i hope you�ll continue your work for wa3 - cause i�m really, really, really missing milkdrop for wa3!!! since i got winamp (started using winamp in 1999 - i think), i allways had plugins from you.

-- so - i�m looking nearly every week for a new plugin for wa3 --

-- so i have to use both - wa2 and wa3 --

-- fantastic (milkdrop) - so all i could say is written down before --
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 Im in love with drempels
 posted by climbhyer on August 19, 2002 at 14:18 U.S. eastern time
  this may sound like im asking you to sin.. but ive fallin' in love with drempels, but im a mac user... i was wondering if there is even a hope among hopes that one day you will come out with a mac OX version of dremples?
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 Nothing but...
 posted by Spellsinger on August 18, 2002 at 13:41 U.S. eastern time
  I loved the Geiss Plugin but MilkDrop can be described using a single word. Perfect.
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 posted by Jeff C. Jensen on August 17, 2002 at 13:20 U.S. eastern time
  Mr. Geiss,
There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said. Your work is truly brilliant. The Geiss plug-in was revolutionary, but MilkDrop blew everyone away. I must agree with several of the other posts that Pink Floyd is an awesome selection; Echoes has such a broad range of beats and tones that you get to see a number of different visualizations.
You rock. As a software engineer and thank you for making your software available to the public.
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 Winamp3 needs Geiss
 posted by Medic on August 14, 2002 at 9:55 U.S. eastern time

I know that you have had mulitple requests launched at you for this but let me say on behalf of the Emergency Medical Services comunnity that...WE NEED OUR GEISS IN WINAMP 3!!!!! I love your work and would like to se it added to the winamp3 setup. I agree with other posts that talk about withdrawls from Geisswerks in WA3. Show us the business brother...
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 posted by Herr Ibert on August 7, 2002 at 21:15 U.S. eastern time
  Watching Milkdrop is like having sex. Sooo many transitions, so many effects, so many wonderful pictures. I am just sitting here and keep saying "Woooooo-ha" ... totally drunk, cause I won't have sex for some time as my girlfriend just left me, but this is really compensating (well ...). At least it is really great and a wonderful experience ... thank you.
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 posted by guy from someplace cold on August 2, 2002 at 23:26 U.S. eastern time
  Geiss and milkdrop are godlike i am saddened by 3.0 but i love your work and hope 2 c more from you
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 posted by joan on July 28, 2002 at 23:45 U.S. eastern time
  I'm fascinated. I love math (graduated in May with my bachelor's in it) and was introduced to your site by a fellow math nut. We are quite curious about the equations you used... he is most fond of Smoke but, as I don't have Winamp available to try it out, I've stuck with Drempels.
My own site is, but it doesn't even come close.
Again, I'm very impressed. Best!
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 You should be rich.
 posted by Pigeon Tim on July 27, 2002 at 2:44 U.S. eastern time
  If you're not already, you should be raking in the dough! Milkdrop could be showing in high class, ritzy, exclusive Art galleries that serve Champagne and caviar on normal weekdays. Any still photo taken from this magnificent work could be sold for millions! And you're GIVING IT AWAY!!! Not that I'm complaining, of course...

My advice to Mr. Geiss is to find or invent a machine that can produce stills of Milkdrop on canvas. I suggest Oils. :)

Oh, and I also suggest watching Milkdrop to Either Bjork, V.A.S.T., Beethoven, or (it almost goes without saying) Pink Floyd.
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 plugins for wa3
 posted by Arvenius on July 24, 2002 at 11:40 U.S. eastern time
  well, winamp 3 dont has native plugin support no more and never will. but there are wacs now.. back in the earlier alpha days a "classic visualation component" by justin was around... all it did was to emulate the plugin-structur so that old wa2 plugs would run. but then wa3 changed and this wac got incompatible.. its still more than possible to do such a thing, but the one in existance wont work on new wa3 build.
however, i dont think ryan has missed the fact that theres a brand new winamp version at the door.. and because he works for nullsoft and the classic vis thingy is kind off a workaround i would b more than suprised to learn that there aint gonna be a winamp3 visual styles pack... wait for the final to come, we'll see

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 geiss sucks!!!!
 posted by Arun Shankar on July 22, 2002 at 4:25 U.S. eastern time
  what? did i say that. how cld I? wld not dream of saying such a thing in my dreams!!!

u r fantabulous, geiss!!!!!!

way to go man!!

drive ur passion and excite our passion!!

I love geiss. whoever said otherwise.

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 Milkdrop 1.03
 posted by Cpuroast on July 18, 2002 at 15:41 U.S. eastern time
  All I can is DAMN :)

Milkdrop at 1280x1024x32 with a texture size of 2048x2048 and a mesh size of 48x36 is AWESOME, and it's very smooth on this GF4 Ti4600 128MB :)

Keep up the great work !!!


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 posted by HeX Smith on July 17, 2002 at 6:31 U.S. eastern time
  I just realized that Winamp3 doesn't support plugins for visualizations yet. Ouch. This is very painful. I think I'm going to die of MilkDrop withdrawl.
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 MilkDrop for Winamp3?
 posted by HeX Smith on July 17, 2002 at 6:25 U.S. eastern time
  Is there going to be a plugin for Winamp3 that does MilkDrop stuff? I can't get it to install to the Winamp3 directory. I might just try monkeying around with the plugin files and see if I can get it to work, but a cross-compatible version would be nice for the lazy/inexperienced people. Thanx.
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 posted by Tom on July 16, 2002 at 7:22 U.S. eastern time
  I've just discovered your Dremplets, and it is a work of bloody genius! Well done that man!

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 posted by Arvenius on July 11, 2002 at 7:17 U.S. eastern time
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 Just need to say...
 posted by yllwsmly on July 10, 2002 at 13:20 U.S. eastern time
  ....I'm a fan.

You may be happy to know that your 2% (or 3.25%, I think personally) is used routinely for the live visual backdrop of Ohm in Portland, Oregon. But I could swear I saw it running off the screen of a Mac (?! -- hmmmm.....). Kewl, eh?

So I suppose I don't have to say "keep up the fine work"; it's sublimely obvious. Thank-you for your excellent contributions to the continuance of optically mind-melting amorphism. ;) Oh..., and ROCK ON! he he he


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 Oh, yeah, I'm learning to spin, too.
 posted by Jess Rhodes on July 2, 2002 at 5:42 U.S. eastern time
  BTW, a little addendum to that last one... I'm involved with a lot of people who throw parties and are DJs (D:FUSE was my roommate for a year, for example, and I'm working on finishing up my first album under the moniker TRUST), so I'm planning on having Smoke and Milkdrop make an History Eraser Button appearance of sorts at some Austin, TX parties. Commander Hoek would flip the fuck out all over again, if he only knew what I have planned. Cadet Stimpy would just be stupified, even more than normal.

So, thou Geiss of Ryan, wouldst thou mind?

Peace in your Middle Crease, once again, from a Texas Friend,

The Jess of Rhodes
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 you the man
 posted by Jess Rhodes on July 2, 2002 at 5:37 U.S. eastern time

both milkdrop and smoke have been makin' me all exhuberant and jizzified for a few months now. The Geiss of Ryan art truly the miznan, yo.

Word to the Motherbird.

The Matron Fowl doth most approve. Yea, verily, she doth just so.

Jess Rhodes

CS/Japanese AT UT, Electronic Musician, and person of good personhood.

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 i almost forgot
 posted by Arvenius on June 27, 2002 at 10:42 U.S. eastern time
  hey, i also wanted to state a small feedback about monkey
the new version sure does rock... but it still hasnt enough variation in it to keep me look at the screen for longer than 15 minutes, hope new styles/features will come =)
what i REALLY like about monkey is that it looks very plastic... you can see a real three dimensional cave youre flying thru... milkdrop also offers stunning visualz, but it is so overloaded you can never get the whole screen before it changed all over again, total gfx-overflow if you want... but still MD offers FAR more variations... i believe its this that makes it your most successfull plug-in (along with geiss). Just keep adding cool stuff to monkey... the basic idea of a morphing cave you fly thru is great! I bet a lot of game programmers are very jealous about your 3d-alghorythm-skills =) just imagine to explore these caves with some kind of manouverable vessel and shoot some enemies ;=)
well, another post done, more content this time (at least i hope)
but fear not, for you know, fear only leads to the dark side ;=)

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 ha ha
 posted by Arvenius on June 27, 2002 at 10:33 U.S. eastern time
  I just want to point out my amusement that milkdrop even powers a whole company-concept =)
however i wish i had a projector or could effort one, im dreaming of doin this since my early geiss-days... i even saw geiss once on a local "day of open door"(?) at the DASA (Daimler-Chrysler Aerospace) here in bremen/germany... so it really has the power to fascinate the masses. I just hope it spreads more through the clubs and such... im tired of all these cheap "blue lights" "red lights" "and now moving green lights" stuff they present =)
yeah.. milkdrop rox... a password-lock would b very cool.. problem with parties and a b0x with aprox. 2000 mp3s is this: there are always a number of ppl in front of the pc and every song is played for like 10 secs, till someone finds something he thinks is better =)
well, you know im at work, so im bored =)
just another stupid i-love-geiss-text it seems
but it just so r0x, r0x, r0x...


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 milkdrop 1.03
 posted by Alex on June 26, 2002 at 21:04 U.S. eastern time

Why the mouse cursor is not hidden in fullscreen mode??


Peace & Love
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 Drempels on multi-screen
 posted by Christopher Patton on June 25, 2002 at 14:27 U.S. eastern time
  I have to say that drempels is the most awesome desktop ever, but when will it work on PC's with multiple monitors? Since I have set my overlay color to purple (so that drempels won't make my text change colors) I have to look at one screen with drempels on it and one bright purple one. Maybe we can look forward to it in 1.5?
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 Milkdrop & other werks.
 posted by Evan on June 24, 2002 at 0:05 U.S. eastern time
I've been following winamp plugins since you first released Geiss, the end all for nice visuals. I was always sorting through the internet for the best real time visuals i could find, and you never let me down. About the same time I purchased a 1000 lumen projector, you released milkdrop. Scary coincedence. So many friends complimented me on my 10 foot high wall of visual eye candy, which was powered by your program. As the years went by, and the features were added (text, jpeg, preset authoring) my show got even better. I started taking my projector and laptop with me to parties, and everyone's interest sparked. I've even started my own visuals company, The Digital Fire. After sitting in front of your plug-in for hours and being hypnotized as if it were a campfire, I felt the name was appropriate. On July 14th I have my first live show at a club, and it's going to be powered by Milkdrop. Complete with DJ handles floating across a screen full of pictures of the artists, these people will be floored. Consider me your ambassador to the states, i guess. Just curious... where would you like me to send your check to?

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 Mac..., pleazzzeee
 posted by Dave on June 21, 2002 at 5:28 U.S. eastern time
  I ve seen Geiss in a smoky bar in Berlin... I was amazed...unbelievable beautiful... tunes sucks totally compared to this grace...

As I am not one of those radical Macusers anyway, but don t wanna have two systems...will there ever be GEISS for the Mac, pleeeeaaaaaseee....

Best regards David
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 posted by Jeff on June 9, 2002 at 3:44 U.S. eastern time
  I've been using GEISS as my vis. of choice for some time now.... still looks great on old pcs! Your new stuff is incredible, but my poor old pc cant handle them :(
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 Smoke / MilkDrop
 posted by Sandro Noel on June 8, 2002 at 13:23 U.S. eastern time
  Just to say i am amased by your talent.

{for a lack of stronger words}
Amazing work.

keep it up!

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 Geiss - Smoke - MilkDrop
 posted by Rene / Germany on June 7, 2002 at 18:35 U.S. eastern time
  I am using the Geiss-Plug-in 4 Winamp 4 years now...

But the new ones Smoke and Milkdrop are the best i hav ever seen.
BIG BIG Thanx 4 so many hours of watching your plug-ins on after-hours or on partys.

try prodigy with your MilkDrop and
try enya with your smoke.

rgds rene
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 If you're an environmentalist, check out these sites too
 posted by Rachel Cabrera on June 2, 2002 at 12:39 U.S. eastern time
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 Milkdrop whips ass
 posted by owl on May 31, 2002 at 17:07 U.S. eastern time
The normal presets are jolly kewl, not to mention the 3D ones. With a cheap pair of colored lens you can see something WICKED coming out of your monitor.

Simply put, it rox.
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 posted by Norbert on May 30, 2002 at 20:45 U.S. eastern time
  ... Milkdrop is by far the most beautiful program I've ever seen. Thanks for the many hours I just sit here and stare at it. It really is an amazing art creating program, you are a genius :-)

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 Geiss for mac?
 posted by Darkode on May 23, 2002 at 23:23 U.S. eastern time
  I have been using the winamp plugin for years when i used to have a PC. Recently, i had bought a Mac, and i haven't found any cool plugin for itunes as geiss for winamp, so i was just wandering if you ever though to release a itunes version of your plugin. I think it would be great.

Your work is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with everybody.

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 posted by Catherine on May 18, 2002 at 18:12 U.S. eastern time
  Ok, I don't normally get involved in online forums,chats etc. but I have to speak out and say I've been using your screensaver simply named 'geiss' for 2 yrs and I'm still fascinated with it. I have passed it on to countless friends and they all think I'm some internet 'pro' who finds all the cool stuff. So thanks for making me look good!
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 Milkdrop Fantastica
 posted by John Hale on May 14, 2002 at 23:49 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan,
I feel compelled to tell you that your Milkdrop program is the best and most beautiful I have ever seen, and I have seen them all! I'd rate it at least a 10 on a 1 to 5 scale. It works perfect, looks perfect and respondsperfect to music. Your other stuff is quite nice also. You must be a genius, because others have written a so called 40,000 line code visualization program and still pale in comparison to Milkdrop. Good job!
Thank you for making it available for free.
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 milkdrop with xp
 posted by on May 14, 2002 at 16:28 U.S. eastern time
  sorry, don't mean to turn this into a forum, but thought I'd address the message down below about XP....I'm running XP and milkdrop runs perfect on my comp, could be one of your settings, probably a display setting.
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 posted by Stan on May 14, 2002 at 16:26 U.S. eastern time

Great work you're doing. Since old school Geiss you've been making my winamp playing an experience. And man, keep up the good words for the world, cause there's nothing more respectable than conscious, moral minds.

Stay high....peace
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 Milkdrop for XP
 posted by Jamie Clark on May 14, 2002 at 16:26 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan-
I have been following your work and have used your stuff (with much thanks to you) at several big parties. Everyone is always amazed with it. The thing is I have a new system with XP. If I had known Milkdrop was not going to run on it I may have gone otherwise. LOL -anywho-just wondering if there is a XP patch somewhere in the works...thanks for all you do bro-peace-j
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 dude who made this site
 posted by Mr. Chris on May 12, 2002 at 8:13 U.S. eastern time
  Interresting site you have here, Mister =D

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 Thank you!
 posted by Alex on May 12, 2002 at 6:35 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you!
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 thanks for the continued work :)
 posted by droneboy on May 8, 2002 at 0:05 U.S. eastern time
  Haven't checked for any new GeissWare for some time -- and now BANG! 2 new progs! "Smoke" looks particularly intersting :)

thanks again Ryan -- truly wonderful to see you continuing to develop new and beautiful image generating software. I recommend your work to everyone.

all the best, and thanks again :)

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 Where did you learn this stuff?
 posted by Jeffrey M Wheaton on May 6, 2002 at 21:05 U.S. eastern time
  I'm a sophmore CS major in NY and I like to keep my summer reading list full. I'm hoping 'maybe' you could point me in the right direction to some books or other documentation that could give insight to the outstanding graphics work you do. Great programming!! Sincerely, Jeffrey Wheaton
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 posted by Arvenius on May 6, 2002 at 9:22 U.S. eastern time
[looks left]
[looks right]
[looks at monkey(tm)]

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 i almost forgot
 posted by Arvenius on May 2, 2002 at 9:40 U.S. eastern time
  yep, smoking a joint, listening to aphex twin and watching MD IS pure love.. but moby also kicks in =)
i can see we're family =)
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 Amen brotha
 posted by Arvenius on May 2, 2002 at 9:38 U.S. eastern time
  yeah, its me.. once AGAIN
i can't help but cheer at your writings, it doesnt matter if the file extension is .txt, .html, .cpp or whatever i just love it. And I love your view of things, especially your view on U.S. politics. I just wish you would appear from time to time for a little bit of conversation, but oh well... you dont have to (you know where we hang out, so =).
Protect your head, its a wonderful thing inside there, your brain =)

Keep it up, and hurry up with another great plug-in release ;=)

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 Thank you
 posted by Stefan on April 25, 2002 at 14:51 U.S. eastern time
  You touch our souls with your pictures of music!

Thank you!
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 I can't believe this
 posted by Shawn Johnson on April 24, 2002 at 23:23 U.S. eastern time
  All the Winamp plug-ins you make are frickin' phenomenal! They are what make Winamp the best media player on the planet!

Shawn Johnson

- "The light at the end of the tunnel is a train."
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 Mr. Geiss...
 posted by Joe on April 24, 2002 at 16:39 U.S. eastern time
  Sir Geiss,

Thought I would check out your site to see what was up. Working for Nullsoft eh? Glad to hear it. How did that come about? No more Creative for you? They were good times at HRL. Thanks for all the rides.

seems to be a bit of intensity in this forum. Perhaps I should read more before commenting. Ryan, you do seem to attract a good bit of diversity in the comments though. And that's an understatement.

Joe Goldsmith
Richmond, VA
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 Ah Very nice
 posted by Brad on April 19, 2002 at 8:47 U.S. eastern time
  I first downloaded the Geiss screensaver when Ryan was but a pup at Ohio State and I remember thinking "this guy will go far". Good to see the Ryan has embraced the responsibility of using his renown to educate the masses on the state of our planet. If we can get enough people to chill and watch Milk Drop listening to Moby or Marley maybe we could make some healthy decisions as a global culture for our worlds' future.

And by the way Ryan... damn boy! where'd you learn to do that!! :-)
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 aphex twin and milkdrop kicks
 posted by u_zique on April 13, 2002 at 23:56 U.S. eastern time
  just thought id say that you fucken rock for making milkdrop
it is the best euphoric experience ive ever tripped int.
smoke a joint, play some aphex twin and stick on milk drop
thats my life...

by the way, if you want to experience milkdrop to the max you MUST play aphex twin
never heard of him?

hell yeah
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 Wow, GREAT work !!
 posted by Nit on April 13, 2002 at 23:12 U.S. eastern time

just wnated to say "thank you" for your great work on Milkdrop. I think it is by far the MOST IMPRESSIVE graphical experience I've ever seen. I am watching this thingie for hours and have the feeling of "watching" music, totally amazing!

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 [removed due to political content]
 posted by Ben Turner on April 12, 2002 at 17:51 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Visualization and Human Growth
 posted by Russell Kick on April 4, 2002 at 2:08 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan,
I think your work is of the highest quality and integrity.
I am very interested in the potential of visualization to help people
to achieve mental and even spiritual growth. Because the imagery
communicates with the "right side of the brain," the possibilities
for enhanced well-being and creativity are significant.
I would be interested in knowing if you have ever researched into this
dimension of visualization and the integration of sound and sight.
Russell Kick, Ph.D.
National University
San Diego

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 geiss what else ;-)
 posted by geiss_fan on April 3, 2002 at 1:57 U.S. eastern time

Just wanna say that GEISS rules! good job man!

greetings from germany,
geiss_fan :)

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 posted by Franco D'Alessandro on April 1, 2002 at 20:02 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Thanks From Across The Pond
 posted by Rodders on March 31, 2002 at 17:51 U.S. eastern time
  Hiya Ryan,

Nice to hear you've got a sensible job at last. I expect the haircut will also be nearing the top of your 'To do' list. Thanks for melting my eyeballs -- luckily, I happened to find a spare pair in my trousers.
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 Re: Thoughts on Green
 posted by Ryan Geiss on March 27, 2002 at 22:45 U.S. eastern time

I added a section on fuel cells to the article. I'd been meaning to do that, and it had just slipped my mind. =) Thanks for pointing it out!

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 posted by RDF on March 26, 2002 at 8:02 U.S. eastern time
  Thank you very much for making such a beautiful plugin for winamp. I used it in meditation this morning and found it to be extremely helpful in obtaining concentration. There are so many intricate subtleties in how the wave patterns are transformed and how each picture flows into the next- it's really quite an experience just to sit and watch it to peaceful music.
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 Thoughts on Green
 posted by observer on March 25, 2002 at 10:40 U.S. eastern time
  I found your piece on alternate energy sources interesting, but how can any energy discussing exclude Fuel Cells as a topic? Good or Bad theres little doubt that this is the hottest energy topic for everthing from auto to home. Keep up the good work!
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 Congrats on a job well done
 posted by Obuseme on March 18, 2002 at 14:10 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by Arvenius on March 15, 2002 at 5:47 U.S. eastern time
  rehi ryan =)
i can only repeat i love to see that some ppl still have their sanity (according to your news posts)
and of course i love to see new fancy visual stuff.
ryan youre a great man, maybe theres still hope for this world, keep it up (everything)
ah, ok, i will stop bitchin about your lack of appereance on (would b cool, u know) =)
we love you

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 posted by Frank on March 14, 2002 at 13:05 U.S. eastern time
  While I play my favorite CDs, I sit there transfixed on the Geiss Screensaver. I am in a hypnotic state and probably prone to some level of brainwashing. :o) Your work is of the highest quality. Keep up the good work.

"Oh, and I owe it to you to tell you this: either the BBC is sensationalizing this story, or the American media is being censored."

You are just now figuring out that the American media is being censored? hehe. :o)

I see that you posted some more news while I am writing this. So I guess you are not an Xbox person? hehe. The playablility is better but the graphics do not look as good on a PS2 than the Xbox.

BTW, Santa Cruz sound card sends audio from an audio CD over the bus so I have to rip the audio to the hard drive first before I can get Geiss to react to an audio CD.
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 posted by C. GAVIN ROBERSON on March 11, 2002 at 19:36 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by speNcer on March 7, 2002 at 14:41 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan you're the best. A BIG BIG thanX for this plugs! WildTangent's SPY-Plugs SUXX!!!
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 Excellent work
 posted by Marko on March 5, 2002 at 17:37 U.S. eastern time
  I'm glad to hear that Nullsoft has hired you!

I enjoy your Geiss screensaver and am quite glad
that you have changed it recently (especially the
frequency-independent change-- I never asked for
this, but I am very glad that others have because
it's been a minor request that has been in the
back of my small mind).

Best wishes for the future! It is nice to visit
a place that has good things, but even better when
it is run by such an active, in-tune (on all levels),
and conscientious person such as you!
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 posted by Positive Outlook on March 4, 2002 at 12:59 U.S. eastern time
  Any chance of re-releasing the geiss screensaver for win XP and possibly support higher resolution?

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 posted by E on March 4, 2002 at 3:15 U.S. eastern time
  you should own disney.
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 you are a god
 posted by Jason on March 4, 2002 at 2:39 U.S. eastern time
  if you ever need a mindless underling to do your bidding... i'm not worthy, but... PICK ME... PICK ME...

you really do amazing work... milkdrop has been my favorite plug-in since day 1... i love you man...
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 posted by CAROL on March 1, 2002 at 8:16 U.S. eastern time
  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!
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 posted by Carlo Cola on February 23, 2002 at 1:16 U.S. eastern time
  Dear Mr Geiss
I must commend your work in Geiss Screensaver. This is THE best sound to graphics software I have seen. I mix and produce electronic (dance) music and would love to use this at a performance (can you grant me permission, please?).
You asked for suggestions so hear goes: (Not that the program isn`t perfect or anything), but, would it be possible to create a version where the user can determine some frames for themselves which will appear in (n) new screens - so that I can mix through my own images? I apologise if this is a silly suggestion but I have no understanding of how the program works so I do not know it`s limits.
Thank you for making it free.
Carlo Cola
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 Cool work!
 posted by Claus Hohlen on February 21, 2002 at 22:28 U.S. eastern time
  -cool work man.
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 Yeessss man....
 posted by WilL on February 20, 2002 at 10:17 U.S. eastern time
  Greets to the Geiss visual professor!
Been watching ya visuals for time now, fuckin wicked mate.
Just checked your homepage, nice one.
The world needs more thinkers like you.
Keep that vibe alive ;)
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 Amen brother
 posted by Arvenius on February 15, 2002 at 4:21 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 posted by sara on February 8, 2002 at 5:00 U.S. eastern time
  i remember the first time i saw geiss i dont know how many years ago - not sure if it was "the origional" or just an earlier version - but i was amazed by that - when milkdrop came out it was 100 times better. fabulous work - very talented you are.
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 My genius nephew
 posted by Auntie Donna on February 5, 2002 at 18:16 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Kid:

Uncle Al loves geisswerks for our screen saver. Long time no see. I can see by the e-mails you have alot of fans. It's no wonder! Our resident computer guru at work said it is one of the top ten screensavers among those in the know. I personally think it is number one! Take Care,

Love Auntie Donna & Uncle Al
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 Dude You Rock!
 posted by on February 2, 2002 at 12:49 U.S. eastern time
  ~It's great there are people like you on the net...making the Experience worthwhile..THX!
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 Geiss is the ice!
 posted by Robmaster on February 1, 2002 at 22:16 U.S. eastern time
  It's one hell of a visualization when listening to my favorite CD's... puts you in another world, especially after a long weeks work. Unbelievable. Rock & Ice just go together. Peace brother!
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 oooh - this shit ROCKS!
 posted by frosty on February 1, 2002 at 11:09 U.S. eastern time
just wanting to offer my congratulations and thanks for all the great work you've done.

i finally got a decent graphics card - i was long a fan of geiss at 320x200 in winamp, but now i get to do DREMPELS DESKTOP as well! hooooooweeeee! DAMN!

FYI, on my duron1.2/512DDR/matroxG550 system it drempels away at average 1%-2% of CPU capacity, occasionally peaking at 25% when it does something particularly complicated. or at least that's what windows says ;)

so thanks again for all the eye candy you've given the world. when i show geiss/winamp to the uninitiated, they always say the same thing: "man, why don't they just have a bunch of projectors with this at every rave???"

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 posted by Arv on February 1, 2002 at 6:14 U.S. eastern time
  well, plugins should come for winamp3, winamp3 will come for linux... wheres the problem? =)
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 posted by d�vid on January 30, 2002 at 5:11 U.S. eastern time
  same ? as marble...where is the linux version

windoze hating
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 posted by Angus on January 30, 2002 at 3:05 U.S. eastern time
  I have used your screensaver/plugin years ago
Thought I'd ckeck it out again and it blew me away
Great work !!!!!!!!!
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 posted by J.R. Raith on January 30, 2002 at 2:34 U.S. eastern time
  You so rock it's not even funny. You're amazing as a coder and I am really jealous.

I see you know x86 assembly... you wouldn't want to help a bunch of guys with 3dfx video cards who only have reverse-engineered drivers out, wouldjya? :)

In any case, your winamp stuff is awesome, and I have fallen in love with Dremples. Is there any way to get it to display more things? (my own textures, perhaps?)

Keep up the fantastic work.
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 posted by Arvenius on January 28, 2002 at 10:34 U.S. eastern time
  y0 ryan!
nice to see theres now a easy way to give some feedback (except for the forums, of course)
I absolutely love geiss and milkdrop (to be honest geiss is still my favourite... sometimes i think as fast as 3d-acceleration is, it makes effects look more alike than just software), the other plugs are also quite good.. but those 2 beat it. I Hope they (at least MD) are still developed... or maybe you are just sitting on the next big thing, who knows... i'm still a little sad we get to hear so little from you.. just the readme.txt which comes with the releases along with some (mostly technical) forum posts... but well... you know where we hang out (lolirc), so its up to you...
keep in mind we love you for what you are and do, not for what you say =))
so long

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 You are awesome
 posted by Damien on January 27, 2002 at 21:04 U.S. eastern time
  Love how you bring the thrill of trippin' out to me while I'm sober, Smoke is very cool but I still love Milkdrop the best!

Keep up this cool shit
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 posted by greg on January 18, 2002 at 11:39 U.S. eastern time
  you are a star ryan. now i dont need to take LSD25 or psylocybin to get my visualization hits, this is a good thing as it means i can concentrate on my nanotechnology bioelectronic hybrids - for read dude.

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 Drempels BG's Rule!
 posted by Marble on January 12, 2002 at 17:52 U.S. eastern time
  Is there a linux version????
Peace Out.
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 non-English font with Milk Drop
 posted by Hankaku Eisu on January 5, 2002 at 15:52 U.S. eastern time
  How are you doing? I am a Japanese WINAMP user.
Milk Drop is most wonderful plug-in in my knowing!
However, it is regrettable that Japanese font is not displayed even if it specifies a Japanese font by plug-in setup. Would you correct so that non-English font may be displayed?

(Since this sentence has changed using translation service of, it may be strange English.)
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 Milk drop....
 posted by Helmuth Stegemann on January 1, 2002 at 14:44 U.S. eastern time SPACY - never seen such a great vis (except geiss &

Greetz to all those, who have the opportunity to
craeate these progs and paint our world.

Keep on :-)

HEBISTEG from Osnabrueck (Germany)
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 rock on, mr. geiss!
 posted by the sad punk on December 29, 2001 at 17:00 U.S. eastern time
  your works have always been incredible. you sure don't need to be told to keep up the good work...

but please do keep up the good work.

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 milk drop
 posted by Caate on December 26, 2001 at 22:59 U.S. eastern time
  that program (milk drop) is soooo cool! Kudos to you for it! By the bye, I use print screen thingers as bgs on my site: for the most part. Those and scanned shirts (see funthings).
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 posted by Zereg on December 24, 2001 at 19:57 U.S. eastern time
  TS Eliot is an anagram of toilets.
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 posted by lieven on December 21, 2001 at 18:31 U.S. eastern time
  For over a year i've been using your plugin geiss on my computer with winamp. All that time i thought "this is the best plugin there is !!!".
Till today I discovered Milkdrops. Whooohoohoa, this one's even better. It's like it feels the music more and reacts even faster to it than geiss. Plus the effects are a lot more fascinating. This is a new standard in visualition-plugins.
Keep up the good work and greeting from belgium.
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 posted by lieven on December 21, 2001 at 18:21 U.S. eastern time
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 dual monitors?
 posted by scyphrd on December 18, 2001 at 17:51 U.S. eastern time
  im a huge fan of all geisswerks. i was wondering if you had anything that would run dremples, geiss, milkdrop, and smoke on 2 monitors?
any ideas would be great!


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 greetings from germany
 posted by mark on December 17, 2001 at 18:15 U.S. eastern time
  Probably you'll hear this every day, but...

...your visualisation plugins are so great!
I've used geiss for years now. No other plugin reaches it's perfection by far till now.
Now there is milkdrop and it really beats the geiss plugin.

Please do not stop making plugins as long as possible. I suppose this is your vocation :-)

Thank you very very much!!

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 Damn zwoopy
 posted by stunned monkey on December 17, 2001 at 0:55 U.S. eastern time
  Geiss plugin for winamp is the closest most of up will ever get
to a religious experience. I'm giving my age away here, but if
this thing (and PCs, and winamp) had been around in the 70s,
my life would be *very* different.

What is the verbification of "Geiss"?? Geissing?? Geissify?
Geissology? Is this an appropriate label for those under the influence
of Geiss? What is the correct name for the drool on my shirt
after 30 minutes of Geiss? Geisstream?

Exactly what kind of computing horsepower do I need to get it to run
24+ FPS AT 1280x1024x16, or better?

A high-res Geiss test should be added to all benchmark suites. All
elected officials should be required to chill with Geiss for 2 hrs
per day. The pope needs to be Geissed. I'd like to order a round
of Geiss for everyone on the western spiral arm of the Milky Way.

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 RE:screen captures
 posted by Paul on December 17, 2001 at 0:49 U.S. eastern time
Just thought this might be interesting. Just playing around with my computer, I like active desktops and like to hide the Icons. Drempels does not work if you have your desktop Web active by showing wen contents. Playing around with my screen capture in Paint Shop Pro 7, I took a partial screen capture of the Drempels desktop and then re=adjusted the screen size to 800 x 600 and made it my desktop only to find I couldn't use it unless I made My dektop active(Show web content).
Now with my screen capture it is still operating the ray tracing program even with the web content showing and I can hide the desktop Icons. Thought this might be of interest to someone.
Great work and good program. Have a great holiday season.---Paul
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 posted by Essi on December 10, 2001 at 20:45 U.S. eastern time
  [removed due to political content]
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 Your stuff rocks!
 posted by Andius on December 7, 2001 at 9:29 U.S. eastern time
What can I say - your stuff is the best. I've been using Smoke for the last couple of weeks and then yesterday I dicovered Milk Drop. Im a professional coder and I've seen a lot of 'professional' visualization software but MIlk Drop blew 'em away. I must have spent hours, watching Milk and listening to Goa Trance. Awesome ! Can't wait to check out Geiss and Drempels.
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 a fan
 posted by Mark Neil Konrad on December 6, 2001 at 11:58 U.S. eastern time
  high i really enjoy your plugins for 2 years now, great work, thin your a pioneer in this, how do you feel now that microsoft copied your ideas into media player8?
proud or angry?

never the less your one of my heroes :)

keep up the excellent work


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 posted by ben stowe on December 4, 2001 at 19:51 U.S. eastern time
  i told all my friends bout giess and dremples, and we all got in trouble for dling all ur program'. but u have the koooolest imagery ever,giess is tha shyt, u rule dude
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 Great Work !!!!
 posted by Dirk on December 4, 2001 at 10:54 U.S. eastern time
  Your plugin is the most important invention for mankind, since the
invention of fire.

keep on watching :)
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 I'm not sure what else to say..
 posted by ProtoCat on November 30, 2001 at 2:43 U.S. eastern time
  I've been using your programs since Geiss, and I can't stand to look at other plug-ins. I've tried all sorts of supposed 'Geiss' killers and the only ones I've found are ones you've written yourself. Milkdrop produces some of the most amazing visuals I've ever seen, although some of it's hard zooms and jerks seem out of place when I listen to my more ambient stuff.. And for that, I have Smoke.

It didn't even end there.. My desktop wallpaper had for the longest time been an empty black void as I couldn't find anything that suited it.. And along came Drempels. It was almost like I was -waiting- for it to arrive.

I suppose I have nothing else to say but thank you. You've given your time, your brilliant creativity and artistic expression to the world for free. Keep up the good work, and know, even if your work with these toys come to an end, at least publically, you've earned a home on my computer and future ones as long as there's a place to find the install files (that is, if I lose backups) as I doubt I'll ever find replacements that'd match your style.
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 thank you
 posted by jack mullikin on November 21, 2001 at 17:43 U.S. eastern time
  thank you,thank you!
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 Textures for Drempels
 posted by jommeke on November 21, 2001 at 6:00 U.S. eastern time
  Take a look at for about 120 excellent textures. They really look great in Drempels.
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 Drempels rocks!
 posted by Greg on November 15, 2001 at 12:20 U.S. eastern time
  Drempels is very cool. Kudos to you! I love running it as my desktop wallpaper. Also, I put some photos of my 8 month old daughter into the Drempels folder... it does very cool things to photos. I had thought they might be too distorted to recognize, but no!
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 posted by Vivacious Honkey on November 14, 2001 at 19:04 U.S. eastern time

I'm sure I don't have to tell you this, seeing as you have more than likely been told this countless times, YOU'RE A GENIUS!!
My friends and I LOVE your work. for god's sake, you're a mad man. i'm not sure where you pull this stuff out of, but keep it up, you're amazing.
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 Phew, That was crazy
 posted by Ando on November 11, 2001 at 16:12 U.S. eastern time
My frends have told me about Milk Drop. Unfortunatley I never had a video card that could support the thing. After picking up a GeForce3 Milk Drop was the first thing on my system. Wow. It is amazing, I am a hard core coding man, but the math behind what you produce is beautiful. Take care, and it looks awesome through my projector.


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 Geiss screensaver
 posted by Chuck on November 11, 2001 at 16:05 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan!

Downloaded Geiss, but am having trouble with it. Freezes when I click mouse to escape. Just thought you'd like to know.
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 A humble request for Ryan
 posted by Pasha on November 10, 2001 at 18:13 U.S. eastern time
  Dear Ryan!

I am writing an article dedicated to audiovisual (AV) programming.
It�s gonna be published in the most popular industry Ukrainian magazine
�Computer Review� (I pormise to drop here a link to the electronic version of the issue with the article).

I (and the supposed audience of almost 20,000 readers) would be
grateful if you would find it possible to answer several
questions related to your splendid achievements in realtine AV programming.

- Until now real-time AV programming was done primarily for fun
and used primarily free of charge. Is it possible to make money
on AV now and how do you evaluate prospects for future in this area?

- How would you esteem (assembler coded instructions executed per
second)/(C coded instructions executed per second) average quotient for your WinAmp plugins?

- What is the contemporary area of application for your programs and how it will grow in future?

- When you believe we have to expect realtime AV programs capable
of producing broadcast quality images (with proper fields, antialiasing, motion blur etc).

- What do you think are the key paths of future progress for AV synthesis?

- Cyrillic transliteration of your last name can be based on English or German rules of pronunciation - which one do you prefer?

Thank you very much indeed
Pasha (Kiev, Ukraine).
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 posted by G on November 9, 2001 at 21:27 U.S. eastern time
  Man, your Drempels is the coolest desktop I've ever seen. Just wanted to give you a few strokes for an awesome product. I'm spreading the word about your work!

Thanks and keep it up,
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 Nice work dude
 posted by Grant on November 9, 2001 at 15:33 U.S. eastern time
  Amazing work over the last few years - have followed geiss and the newer plugins since the beginning. Milkdrop is amazing.

Thanks Dude
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 sweet as a nut
 posted by lean as a bean on November 9, 2001 at 10:41 U.S. eastern time
  ahh man, that dremples thingy. mind blowing, especially when kained. nice one you clever clever people. form J
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 posted by Ben Larson on November 6, 2001 at 13:56 U.S. eastern time
  Long time no el speako, Ryano. :) Just thought I'd stop by the site and see what's cookin. Pretty usual!

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 smoke 1.02 not so good
 posted by shockzor on November 4, 2001 at 6:12 U.S. eastern time
  i just downloaded the new version of smoke..
1.0 worked good, 1.01 too.. now when i tried 1.02 it made the the screen go black, but the music to continue and i couldnt get back to windows (2000), so i restarted.
runned it again, and then it worked. but the menu system seemed to work bad. the buttons didnt always do effect, and sometimes when i pressed t, then the help menu did come up, or the fps didnt want to be alone, it always wanted to be with the menu system.
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 posted by leon on November 2, 2001 at 11:34 U.S. eastern time
  greetings from china, nothing else:)
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 posted by -=Skunky-Spliff=- on November 1, 2001 at 18:12 U.S. eastern time
  .. .. .. splendid plug-in ;o)


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 smoke works good
 posted by shockzor on November 1, 2001 at 3:09 U.S. eastern time
  Smoke works good (maybe a little slow)
nice to see MilkDrop 1.0 out, it owns :)
btw, Ryan, make the guestbook check if the name, subject or message field is empty..
if($name != "" && $subject != "" && $message != "") {
} else {
echo "fill the fields";
bye.. :P
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 Problems with Smoke
 posted by Drew on October 30, 2001 at 23:13 U.S. eastern time
  How does smoke actually install? I unzipped the .dll file to the Winamp plugins directory, but Winamp doesn't seem to recognise it, any suggestions?
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 milkdrop & geiss
 posted by alexey on October 30, 2001 at 19:23 U.S. eastern time
  hi from odessa, ukraine
milkdrop and geiss is greatest plugins that ive ever seen
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 posted by syquest on October 29, 2001 at 16:23 U.S. eastern time
  Hi, I used to have a "normal" PC with winamp and milkdrop.
Now I switched to MAC Os X.
One thing I really miss is milkdrop :(
Is there a port coming out for os x ?
well, i don't think so but thought i give it a try.

milkdrop is the best plugin I' ve ever seen.

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 Your stuff!!
 posted by Mal Hubert on October 28, 2001 at 11:32 U.S. eastern time
  Me and my friends here in the United Kingdom! love your stuff, and 1 have said that you are VERY CLEVER!!! Milkdrop is amazing!! alli need now is some 3D glasses!!! wahoo!!

- Mal - a.k.a "HUBZ" a.k.a "Network Dude" ;)
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 posted by Burn on October 28, 2001 at 4:12 U.S. eastern time

(Hard to say anything with your mouth hanging open in awe!)

I've told all my friends about milkdrop, they all say the same thing. DROOL!

This apps ability to sych with the music is unnatural...NOTHING even comes close!


Thanks Mike! great work!
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 nice work
 posted by shockzor on October 26, 2001 at 14:40 U.S. eastern time
  nice work man.. i have been Geiss, Drempels, MilkDrop and Smoke for a while now, and all three is very impressive. Smoke is in its early versions, so it isnt my favourite, i rather like Geiss, Drempels and MilkDrop more.. and of those 3 i like Geiss and MilkDrop best.
I only hope to see a new version of Geiss (which looks like a stopped project). I like it very much.
I also looked at other stuff, that i found on your site, and if you have more stuff that you have coded, it would be fun if you released that too.
keep up, your stuff owns
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 posted by ���ǥ�ҮG��� on October 25, 2001 at 21:26 U.S. eastern time
  As a programmer myself, I love your work. Was also wondering if you might share a tip from your knowledge base? How and what steps was you able to get drempels to run on the desktop taking place of the background image behind the icons ???? Any site that discuses this action of coding?

sweeet!!! please share =)
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 Cool werks!
 posted by Thomas on October 25, 2001 at 12:00 U.S. eastern time
  Hey Ryan!

Your Milkdrop-Plugin is the best i ever saw!!!!! Great worx!!

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 Hey dare
 posted by Casey Voris on October 24, 2001 at 13:13 U.S. eastern time
  Hi Ryan,

I often think about you, Chip and your mom, how is everybody doing. I would like to extend and invitation to show off Chicago if you ever come visit. Tell Chip the invitation is extended to him also. I always liked you guys and new something good would happen to you. My best to your friends and family.

Casey Voris
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 Milk Drop, Drempels and Geiss
 posted by Zane on October 22, 2001 at 14:07 U.S. eastern time
  I don't know how you do what you do, but I absolutely love everything you've done. Milk drop is my favorite visualization plug-in for winamp and my desktop has Drempels ever since I first downloaded it. Right now I'm trying to get it to work on a school computer -- not much luck. I just wanted to thank you for making these gloriously beautiful programs.
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 Kick "ass" Website
 posted by Dude on October 19, 2001 at 22:39 U.S. eastern time
  This website is sweet! I really like the rollovers.
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 Great work.
 posted by cfern on October 15, 2001 at 15:44 U.S. eastern time
  Hi, and thanks for the most mind altering software I've seen so far. Using computer software, preferably audiovisual, as yours is, in combination with winamp, for the purpose of altering one's mind is a great field I feel should be explored, and I'm greatful for what you're doing. However. I've gotten more and more interested in free (as in referring to freedom) software ( and I've started using a completely free Debian ( GNU/Linux ( -- &c.) system, and I'm thinking of switching to using this on all my computers, as a matter of preserving the liberties and freedoms of computer users and programmers. Anyway, have you ever considered releasing your code under the GNU GPL (

I would very much like you to consider this, and even if you decide you don't want to use it, I would very much like to know why, and what you think of free software.

Please mail a response. Thanks you for your work.
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 You are the man!
 posted by Connor Roberts on October 13, 2001 at 14:15 U.S. eastern time
I have been a big fan of all your works, and I believe that my favorite visualization for Winamp, is Milkdrop, and my favorite overall is Drempels. I believe that Geiss is good, and I only wish that Milkdrop could have the constant song title popus, rather than just at the beginning for a period of seconds. I am an animator myself, and I use 3D Studio Max 4, and Bryce 5, and Maya 4. I do not know C++, but I wish I did. Is it wasy to make those? Thanks alot!
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 posted by jon cooper on October 10, 2001 at 14:58 U.S. eastern time
  extremely attractive but unbearably slow on a p3-1000 laptop.

love your work, though! i'm sure after optimization it will be slamming.
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 posted by jon grappin on October 10, 2001 at 0:25 U.S. eastern time
  your viz is fucking awsome i had your very erly versions and they were awsome and they keep getting better. keep it up.
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 Oh man!
 posted by Nicol�s Arteaga on October 9, 2001 at 12:49 U.S. eastern time
  Ryan, you're the master!!!!!!!!
Keep the good werk!!!!
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 posted by Morgana Starr on October 6, 2001 at 15:51 U.S. eastern time
  You know, usually I thought X windows was the BEST, but I have FINALLY found something that makes windows actually bearable to use.

THANK you for this should charge for it.
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 posted by scytale on October 6, 2001 at 13:41 U.S. eastern time
  ryan... i like your work
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 Wow, wow and wow!
 posted by Alon on October 3, 2001 at 19:47 U.S. eastern time
  In one word: YEAH!
In two words: HELL YEAH!!!

Keep this up and people will start sacrifying cattle in your name!
I think in my top 5 programs EVER - you hold 3 places - you keep amazing me again and again!
Thank you for doing all this!

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 Thank you for all this!
 posted by L'oracolo on October 1, 2001 at 19:57 U.S. eastern time
  I truly understand your interest and passion in computer generated images. I know what it feels like when a piece of code generates a new interesting pattern, or a strange-looking fractal...

I would like to thank you for your effort, and for having written the best winamp plugins in years to come.

(And I also hate you because now I do not do anything else other than watch Drempels on my desktop... ;) )
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 You've done it again....
 posted by Eddie Dubourg on October 1, 2001 at 17:54 U.S. eastern time
  What can I say.....

Every now and again something special comes along - mostly from your unbelievably creative imagination.

This is what computers were designed for

The only problem I have is not being able to run both Geiss and Milkdrop at the same time.

Thank you.


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 Still amazing!
 posted by Adam Feldman on October 1, 2001 at 0:28 U.S. eastern time
  i have been comming to your website for one year so far and every time I stop by there is always something new and amazing. Keep programing!!!

Peace & Love
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 posted by Bruce on September 27, 2001 at 22:51 U.S. eastern time
  i love your program thank you
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 posted by Joseph on September 23, 2001 at 19:13 U.S. eastern time

All your progs are simply the best. Pure beauty.


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 posted by Dave Newcomb on September 19, 2001 at 21:23 U.S. eastern time
  Dremples is one bad ass peice of equipment!
I love to see the source code.

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 posted by Jonas on September 16, 2001 at 3:19 U.S. eastern time
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 posted by Einar jonsson on September 14, 2001 at 5:18 U.S. eastern time
  geiss is absolutly the most vonderfull thing i have ever seen
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 posted by Einar jonsson on September 14, 2001 at 5:16 U.S. eastern time
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 or "Thanks," rather.
 posted by Chris Child on September 13, 2001 at 3:06 U.S. eastern time
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 Thank you.
 posted by Chris Child on September 13, 2001 at 3:05 U.S. eastern time
  Your creative efforts have legitimately improved my life. Thank a lot.
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 I love Geiss!
 posted by Test_Drive_Man on September 8, 2001 at 12:59 U.S. eastern time
  I love you!!!!!!

Your WINAMP-Plugin Geiss is fantastic. I am watching it everyday and i am astonished everytime i see these moving pictures *ggg*

Thats the best plugin and entertainment i know so far.


Continue updating it please.

Greetings from Munich!
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 You slut.
 posted by Alex on September 6, 2001 at 13:14 U.S. eastern time
  Hey man,

Thanks for putting up with myself and Brendan for a couple days. We are much obliged!!! Let's see if we can't get together for that BC snowboarding trip. Send me an email with your AIM name btw.

Pics from trip to follow on spondooliks shortly.


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 posted by sphear on September 3, 2001 at 2:52 U.S. eastern time
  Slooking good.
Let's rap bout that email thingie.
BTW snowboarding is potentially only 2 months away.
Let's pray for a rainy fall.


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 posted by NatureBoy on August 29, 2001 at 23:26 U.S. eastern time

I just want to say "Thanks"! I am a long time fan. After viewing the new version Milkdrops for the past hour I am at a loss for words.


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 Great work!
 posted by MN Karthik on August 29, 2001 at 10:02 U.S. eastern time
  Hello Geiss,

I've been a great fan of your works for more than 3 years, ever since I saw the first version of Geiss screensaver. You really are an inspiration for anybody, more so your works! Dude, Milkdrop and Drempels are truly amazing!

Your graphics programs (even that cheeky game engine :-) are really awesome. Keep up the great work, and could you please churn out eye-candy at a li'l faster pace pls ? :-) Bye!

--Karthik -//-
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 posted by Ryan Geiss on August 29, 2001 at 2:21 U.S. eastern time
  let's see if those annoying "double quotes" and 'single quotes' and slashes (\) (/) are fixed now... thanks in advance, Jesse, for pointing me to the simple solution!

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 Wow Kazzow!!
 posted by Gary Adler on August 29, 2001 at 1:52 U.S. eastern time

I am totally blown away by your work. I personally cannot get enough of Drempels... Neither can my 14 year old neice who I just turned on to it...
sometimes I just stare at my monitor... I am a muscian and artist who has recently returned to college to study computer engineering. Your programs inspire me! There is clearly a way to remain creative in the Techno-world.

I noticed in Drempels readme that it should not be slowing down my CPU... can you please reply with a reassuring word if I am indeed correct? I noticed in my Windows 2K Pro \"Task Manager\" that Drempels appears to be fairly processor taxing. I am inclined to belive that Task Manager is being duped by Dremels\' \"in between\" (or however you described it) functioning. Can you help me out on this one? I never want to shut it down!!

Thanks and keep up the good work!!


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 By the way..
 posted by Jesse Thompson on August 28, 2001 at 22:50 U.S. eastern time
  You might want to add a call to stripslashes() on your text data before saving it in your guestbook.

PHP setup defaults with \"magicquotes\" turned on, which essentially means that it will addslashes() any form data coming in through GET or POST. On my sites I\'d love to just turn it off, but there is so much legacy code compensating for it already that I\'m trapped :)

Actually.. since I\'m bounds checking your forms anyway, lemme try a thing or three.

Bold text, Unreasonably large text, A Javascript alert --><--, and some funny characters:
! AT #$%^&*()_+-={}[]\\|;\":\'>
Let\'s see what this looks like.
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 Ungodly raster manipulationz
 posted by Jesse Thompson on August 28, 2001 at 22:43 U.S. eastern time
  Dude! Geiss and Milkdrop are wickedly cool. Nobody has any right obtaining such framerate on decade-old workstations :)

Stop by for a look at my flagship Win32 app, that I\'ve been slowly growing since \'99. It\'s an IFS Fractal Generator that requires no understanding of math to operate, and utilizes a snazzy 32 bit coloring algorythm.
It can keep up pace with Fractint\'s IFS plugin, but I\'m no demo programmer so it\'s all written in C with lots of floating point math. I\'m certain you could glance at my code, chuckle politely, and write an asm/direct draw app that could fluidly render at 30 frames per second fractals it takes my engine 5 minutes to draw, but I could PHP you into oblivion, so let\'s call a draw :)

- - Jesse Thompson
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 posted by Ryan Geiss on August 24, 2001 at 19:59 U.S. eastern time my PHP guestbook.
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