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Turbo Gene Test- Gorgeous site.

8 Sep

Click here to check out the Turbo Gene Test, from agency Lowe Brindfors and Saab. 

Gorgeous site, sound, and movement, and creativity. Take the test, and see where you end up.

Been Awhile Part Duece.

21 Aug

Again, I know it has been awhile since I blogged about much of anything besides a poppy dance show. Ha. Well now that is over, so I will have to think of interesting things to share with you.

Lets start by bowing down to the glorious New York weather. What? August? 80 degrees? Breezy? Amazing. 

I hope you, my fellow New Yorkers, are out enjoying every drop of it. 

Here is a website that I have enjoyed numerous times since its birth. It is called MuxTape. Really cool site where you can upload a digital “mix tape” of sorts of your favorite music. And you get your own URL to share it as you wish. My URL was Going to the site now you will see an interesting post about the RIAA. It seems that all my favorite websites that share music in new ways is going under. 😦

Hint: Enjoy the iPhone Pandora App and website as long as you can!

RedLasso is down too, RIP.

Eventually all this media will have to be available free/mostly free at some point (hello, unsigned bands everywhere can reach millions with their digital music and bypass corps and radio hell), ill just sit with my legs and arms crossed patiently and wait for them to give. Well, sort of patient.

Apple-educate yourself.

9 Jun

The new .Mac service (which I have used for 5 years) is morphing into a service called MobileMe. Push services for use with the iphone, 20GB online storage, and a web interface with a suite of applications functional in any web browser (similar to Google but of course Apple-ized). Check out apple’s website, MobileMe, for more info.

Also out is the iPhone 3G. Basically add GPS navigation, 3G cellular speeds, and a new aesthetic option for a black or white back. Both versions of the iPhone will get the App Store, to buy iPhone Apps right on your phone. It also has a new nifty scientific calculator, if you change to horizontal navigation to use it. Multiple language input, Microsoft Exchange support, etc. I am excited to see them upgrade the phones performance but since it will have similar software capabilities to my own, I think I will stick with my early adopters version.

The Poor Man’s Tivo. Another online secret.

29 May

So, I live in my own apartment, in Brooklyn, and suffice to say it is an expensive town (yet completely worth it). I don’t have cable and I found my large old-school TV in the basement of my apartment building. I have four channels, and that is fine with me. I am not one to enjoy sitting and frying in front of show after show, with ON DEMAND options and completely sedate activity (unless it was a long ass day, or Sunday and raining). But there are a few favorites that I would love to be able to watch without running home the time it airs. In this TIVO-age, who only wants to watch broadcast television, working your schedule around the idiot box? Not me! Nobody else in this new wave of TV does either.

Hail RedLasso, a wonderful website that lets you search for national network television; free. You can search by network, by schedule, or even use keywords. You can view full episodes, news or popular clips. Right now, I have found a popular television show that I am never home for and I am watching the raw media, just as it was broadcast last night. I can fast forward through any part (i.e. bad commercials) and pretty much catch everything I missed while taking a Funk class at Bally’s last night. Superb!

You do need an invitation to join, which can take a bit of time. Then you set up your preferences (which networks you want to record) and that is it! Leave the rest to the genius of the site. It even has many of the networks I could not even catch in my 4-channel line up; Food Network, BBC, Comedy Central, ESPN! Que magnifique.

For Canon owners.

8 May

I won’t bore you with the repetition of paraphrasing this article, but go to Lifehacker at this link and read up about how to expand the capability of your simple point-and-shoot camera. A little more info:

“With the help of a free, open source project called CHDK, you can get features like RAW shooting mode, live RGB histograms, motion-detection, time-lapse, and even games on your existing camera.”

Waterfalls, in NYC?

8 May

nyc waterfallsSo, apparently, as a plot to gain even more revenue from tourism, New York City will have waterfalls along the East River.

From Press Release, “The New York City Waterfalls, a major new work of public art by internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson, will be on view in New York’s East River from late June through mid-October 2008. Commissioned by Public Art Fund, the project consists of four monumental, man-made waterfalls temporarily installed at sites along the waterfront in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Governors Island.” Here is their site

Personally, I think adding a gorgeous flow of water anywhere around the beloved bridge sounds like something I would enjoy viewing everyday on the commute home.  

(thanks to Katie for the lead) 

I love you, Shure.

7 May

So I have had the E4C headphones from Shure for over a couple years now. They had been replaced a few times over the last year because of cord warping or what have you. The same thing happened again several months ago and last week I sent them out to Shure to see what the could do. I was more than prepared to pay the repair fee, because it was about 1/3 the cost of buying a new pair. (and my warranty is expired)

Well, Christmas came early this year, because they sent back a brand new set of SCL4’s, the Pro Audio and updated version of my old E4C’s. The receipt said, and I quote, “No Charge.” 

I am a happy girl. 🙂