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January 28, 2010

The best article I’ve read on the iPad.

What We Learned About Apple Yesterday from Mashable.com.

This is his end point:

Once again, it becomes clear that Apple doesn’t want to sell devices that can do everything; they want to find the best form factor to consume some types of digital content, and then focus on them. If you look at it, you can do pretty much everything on your personal computer; by that philosophy, you don’t need anything else besides a laptop. And yet, you’ve now got smartphones and e-readers selling very well. Could it be that one powerful device is not as good as several less powerful, but more focused ones?

Personally, I’m still blown away that iPhones don’t multitask. I have a Blackberry, and I just assumed all smartphones multitask.

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February 24, 2009

Cat literally “Nom Nom Nom”s!

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February 2, 2009

First WordPress Post

This blog is imported from my LiveJournal blog. I have checked all YouTube videos, and as of this date they are all working. Every once in a while I may go through and check them and edit if necessary. I have also added some YouTube videos to entries I posted before YouTube existed. Right now, this blog is largely dedicated to music and all aspects of popular culture. At a later date I may choose to import my old blog entries involving politics. I’m not sure yet. If so, I have added a “politics” category, and they’ll be easy to find.

January 8, 2009

The spread of Walmart.

Someone used some crazy internet site technology stuff to show how Walmart spread across the US since it’s beginning. Its crazy neat and depressing.

Click this link

BTW, I hate Walmart. It’s evil. I refuse to shop there. I’ve bought three things in Walmart in the past like 10 years: Motor oil in Texas driving here. Radiator stopleak stuff here in Phoenix, because my mechanic said to get it there. And, pepto bismal at 1 AM, because it’s the only place open 24 hours. When I walk in I feel like it’s evil. It’s always disorganized, gross, and I never find what I want anyway. There is a Walmart within 25 miles of every person in the country. That’s sick. Long Island was actually the last major area to have a Walmart, reflected here on this website. Zooming in, you can see the first one pop up in Coram in 1995. Living in Coram, I naturally remember it opening too.

I highly recommend this movie: Walmart: The High Cost Of Low Price

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November 20, 2008

Fuck Web 2.0

All I wanted to do was copy and paste a bit of conversation with my friend Ian on iChat where I commented on something he later blogged about. I just wanted to put that bit of conversation as a blog comment. After a half hour i still can’t totally figure out how to do it. I can’t drag and drop it. I took a screenshot of the window, and it’s in some fucking .tiff format that I can’t upload on to Photobucket. Why is this process so hard? It really bothers me sometimes that so much on the internet is done for pointlessness. Like creating applications like (Lil) Green Patch and websites like Twitter. But when i want to do something relatively practical, like copy and paste a bit of conversation into a blog comment, it’s a fucking chore and a half. Sure, I can post “tweets” about how i’m taking a shit right now, no problem. Fucking great. Fuck Web 2.0. I don’t have a twitter account. I think updating the MySpace and Facebook statuses are (more than) enough. Well the latest thing is Qwitter. It’s some application that tells you who stopped following your Twitter and what tweet caused them to stop. Seriously. So now you can sit there and feel rejected. I discovered it because someone had twittered about someone who stopped following their Twitter. Are you fucking kidding me? Isn’t there enough in life to deal with? I just cannot get on board with this shit.

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November 13, 2008

Fuck Facebook

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November 25, 2005

Please Bill Gates, fill the empty void that is my existance!

All right, this XBox 360 thing is retarded. Waiting on lines in the cold the day before? Buying them off eBay for thousands of dollars because they’re already sold out in stores? People need to seriously reprioritize. First off, you never buy first generation. You need to wait awhile to buy anything like that until they work out the bugs in the system. Secondly, they’re selling it for either $299 or $399 depending on the package. That’s insane. Wait until PS3 comes out, and they’ll lower the price. Thirdly, how empty is your life that you need this thing right now? Fourth, I find it sick that they’re now charging $60 a game. I’m sorry, that’s just greed.

I wouldn’t buy an XBox anyway. How much more money does that asshole need?

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July 14, 2005

GTA:SA and the insanity of this country.

Now the insane of this country is in an uproar because there is a downloadable modification to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that unlocks pornographic scenes in the game. Apparently to some Rockstar (the publisher of GTA:SA) has gone too far, though Rockstar denies putting the content in the game and insists the modification adds the pornography to the game. Whether Rockstar added it themselves or not, who cares. Firstly, the game is rated M for Mature due to “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs”. I think that should cover Rockstar’s ass.

Of course it doesn’t. Why?

“While San Andreas is already full of violent behavior and sexual themes, the pornographic sex scenes push it over the edge,” said David Walsh, of the National Institute on the Media and the Family, which issued a “nationwide parental alert” Friday.

This is what makes America fucked up as compared with much of the rest of the world. To many in America, children seeing violence is relatively OK, but if a movie, video game, et all. has nudity or Heaven forbid, SEX!!!! then it’s something that must be shielded from children. Why is it OK to Americans for children to see acts of hate, rage, jealousy, and/or insanity, but not OK for children to see acts of love, pleasure, fulfillment? Europe is not like this.

Think of it this way: I could throw on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas right now and spend my entire time killing Police, then killing the EMS workers who show up in an Ambulence, then fire bomb their Ambulence, and finally blow up the Fire Truck that comes to put out the fire. According to the gentleman from the National Institute on the Media and the Family, this was OK. Now that apparently Rockstar has put pornography in the game, they have gone “over the edge.” Does this make any sense to you?

It makes absolutely none to me.

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