Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New look, AdSense...

As noted below, I've been doing some virtual freshening up. As you can see, this site hasn't been spared -- we've got a new template, and I succumbed to the promise of vast riches that is AdSense...in the past I've been mostly OK with the sort of material Google suggests, and I'm actually quite interested in what they'll throw up here. If there's a huge public outcry, I will happily remove it.

My other blog...

I've been organizing some stuff on my website...and since I've been in school, I've actually created some amount of content...so I've started putting it in Found Sound, the blog section of the site. I'll be leaving a link on the right side of this page.

I've been doing some video stuff recently, and that's what you'll see if you go there now. It's a mixed bag right now, some interface stuff, a music video, and something that's sort of in-between. Check it out if you're interested.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I just back-graded.

If you weren't already aware of this, new cellular phones are totally lame. That expensive iPhone or Nokia N90, and the heinous bluetooth dongle on your ear say only one thing: douchebag.

No, no. Why spend $400 on a brand-new phone when you can spend nearly $200 on a Motorola Dynatac, the first cellular phone that one person could lift alone. Retrobrick.com will sell them to you for only around a hundred pounds: not bad considering that they cost around $4000 in the early '80s.

Ok, I am not that elite. I can't quite get down with an expensive phone that only runs on an obsolete technology -- but I have gone back about half a decade, to the Nokia 3390, a classic GSM dual-band phone with a glorious green-screen monochrome display. No BS .5 megapixel camera, no stupid screen savers or background that makes the text unreadable. Just telephone and text messaging. Sure, it's no DynaTac, or even MicroTac for that matter, but it's not a bad backgrade.