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Discovery

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-05-30 1 comments

So, I stopped using my iPod touch a few months ago because the battery life was getting depressingly short. As it turns out, I was just constantly adding battery sapping apps to the list of currently open apps. I'm sure you savy kool-aid folks know about this already but I discovered how to shut down a running app today, thereby saving precious battery life.


A double tap of the home button brings up a list of currently running apps. Hold a finger on them until they wiggle (like the delete app process) and click the round minus symbol to stop the app from running.

A WTF Martini

Posted by Clockwork On 2011-05-29 1 comments

ONE PART Magnum P.I. (may replace "Private Investigator" with "Politically Incorrect" - either will work for this recipe)
ONE PART Enter the Ninja

Shake sparingly.

RESULT: a WTF'tacular taste sensation.

I had a little giggle...

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-05-26 0 comments

Finally...

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-24 3 comments

...a romantic comedy I actually want to see:



No really, you should watch the trailer. All of it.

RIP: Randy "Macho Man" Savage

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-21 0 comments

The incomparable Macho Man has died. Apparently he suffered a heart attack while driving and crashed into a tree.

Dead at 58, but will his legacy live on? Oh YEAH!

Weather not looking good for Friday

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-05-18 1 comments


... if I was a citizen of Alderaan.

The planet features pretty prominently in the novel "Deceived" which I'm almost finished.  Then onto the audio book for "Fatal Alliance" followed by a bunch of Warhammer 40k material.  Talk about your sci-fi explodogasmas!

Bat-smackdown

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-16 2 comments

I died a little inside after watching this video:



Good thing "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," unless of course there's a cell phone with a video camera nearby...

Is Wood Good?

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-05-09 0 comments

"When was the last time you actually finished a game of Monopoly?"

All Along the Frakin Watchtower

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-06 3 comments

The Sacramento State Jazz Singers perform Jimi Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower, as arranged by Bear McCleary in Battlestar Galactica. Better to listen to than actually watch, but really neat none-the-less!

Where Once I Was Blind

Posted by Kyro Sk On 5 comments

This made me tear up, godam advertising.

Crom curse you if you don't watch this trailer!

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-05 3 comments

A Six Foot Water Balloon & a Slo-Mo Camera

Posted by James Davie On 0 comments

Found this fun little video on Gizmodo this morning and it made me laugh.

It also made me want a box of six foot balloons, a slo-mo camera and a cunning plan to drop said balloons onto passerby's. Hopefully without killing and/or maiming them.

When music came first

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-04 1 comments

About 17 years ago, or so, I did a bunch of music journalism for newspapers in Calgary and here at the U of S and I was given some minor insights into the modern music industry. One of the things that has stuck with me is the record label's insistence on a band being pretty and marketable first, and then being good musicians second. I think Ben Folds nailed it when he sang in Rockin the Suburbs, "Some producer with computers fixes all my shitty tracks."
This all came leaping to my mind when I came across the following old video from waaaaay back in the 70's, where the very ugly and obviously stoned/drunk boys from Dr. Hook do a live set on Shel Silverstein's houseboat. These guys are glued, and at points I'm not sure that anything other than dumb luck and sheer willpower are keeping them upright, yet they stay on their feet, and more importantly they nail the live take!



Wouldn't it be nice if we could get back to the music first, and the brand second, or third, or not-much-at-all?

Epic Rap Battles of History

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 1 comments


I found myself thinking that this crowd could enjoy this for so many different reasons. It's a diverse giggle fest.

Real-Life Bert

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-03 2 comments

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Now this is just mean. Some FX dude decided to create a real-life Bert, from Sesame Street.

Now all I can do is imagine him lurking in the alley next to Oscar's garbage can, asking children if they'd like some candy.
Ugh, I think I need to go shower...

May I introduce you to the next 4 years

Posted by Selbonaut On 4 comments

The Abridged Royal Wedding

Posted by James Davie On 2011-05-02 2 comments

This is all of the Royal Wedding that I saw. And it's also the best Royal Wedding video you will see!



"Y'all right geezer?"  LOL

How It's Done (Presonus S1 Pro)

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-05-01 1 comments

Ever wonder how they get that 'swing' sound into music?



How do those external MIDI keyboards work with a modern DAW like Presonus Studio One?