Random observations, teachings and musings of a well trained cubicle superhero.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Sony PSP video capabilities roundup
Memory Stick TV Tuner: not specifically for PSP, but proof of concept.
Vague Streaming Video Announcement: via IGN "Voodoo Extreme"
Korean Launch to include Online access:(gamespot)browsing, streaming movie/music player inc
Sony to port LocationFree TV to PSP, laptops: via engadget
Sony Connect Video Official encoding/downloading tutorial: from modojo
ps Futureshop now has a bundle for $299.00 CDN here.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Introducing QNext: Java Universal Messenger
Jaysay:I've been using this at the office, basically because Mr.Grimm refuses to use MSN. Plus it still supports "person is typing a message" indication for MSN. I was able to install it without admin rights. It apparently has advanced music streaming and video/audio conferencing features built in. As we are firewalled up the wazoo, when my wazoo gets onto the other network i'll try these features out. If anyone has a username on this let me know.
-also anyone tried using those pc drivers online to install a Sony Eyetoy as a webcam yet? They look so much cooler than most.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
42 episodes of AquaTeenHungerForce
All shows listed below are in free wmv format. Hells ya.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 42 episodes
Arrested Development 22 episodes
Harvey Birdman 9 episodes
Space Ghost 34 episodes
Family Guy 10 epsiodes
The Venture Bros. 10 episodes
Join and gain access to the downloads area.
So very awesome. shhhh
Saturday, March 26, 2005
PSP Video 9 1.1 / DVD to PSP encoding
When combined with another application, Videora + PSP Video 9 form the first PSPcasting solution, allowing you to download, convert and copy video to your PSP, automatically using BitTorrent and RSS technology
PSP Video 9 was developed by Sajeeth Cherian, a communication engineering student at Carleton University eh.
Once your have the software installed, follow this guide for dvd to psp ripping and encoding
then follow this faq to setup your Memory stick.
-now someone buy me a PSP please.
Steamboy at the Carlton Toronto
Carlton Cinemas, Toronto Steamboy [PG]
20 Carlton St. 416-598-2309
TIMES: 1:40 4:05 7:25 9:40
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Yahoo / MSN / Decadence
Toronto's sproingy people invade the Guvernment / KoolHaus(Warehouse) /OrangeRoom (where I'll be).
Carl Cox, The Bassbin Twins, Evin Nine and Atomic Hooligan (& others) perform at Decadence.
oh and MSN also raised the maximum numner of contacts in Messenger to 300. Remind me to send a OMGLOLWTFBBQ, to my whole contact list 3 times tomorrow with news of same.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
you must never summon the robot for frivolous things.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Windows Essential Software Updated
rather than duplicate...follow the above link
Added on some music, video and networking links
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Yahoo BUYS Flickr! No.SERIOUSLY
Jaysay:If you haven't noticed, pretty much every photo here is being served to j1.ca from Flickr. I honestly love the interface and features, I post maybe once or twice a week with the sophisticated art like robots and angry monkeys cartoons. I'm of course frightened of change (see Screensavers post below) but old Flickr Pro holders (me) are being eased into the change with promises of "super mega bonuses" for our early adoptive good faith. I'm just wondering if they'll be keeping the units seperate, how flickr will become a part of Yahoo 360? I'll update as this all shakes out....
You're not going to become a bunch of suits?
No, no, no! The
precious DNA we've got -- that of the Ludicrew -- is on side and revving up for
building Flickr. Having the team building out the team's vision for Flickr has
been stressed as our number one priority, and keeping us around -- in spite of
our wiseassery, tomfoolery and tendency to hoot spontaneously -- is crucial for
preserving the Flickrness that is Flickr. They're not going to replace any
of us with suits, nor induce us to wear them. Lapel? I don't know what you mean.
Are you going to become Yahoo Photos?
No. Yahoo Photos will get a lot of
Flickr features, and there are alot of other areas around Yahoo that will also
be Flickrized where Flickrization would be good. Yahoo Photos and Flickr have
different kinds of users with different needs, and will remain separate for the
foreseeable future. Flickr would also suffer from a sudden deluge of
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg! so we're going to grow it carefully.
Comment from Yahoo's Jeremy Zawodny: http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/004362.html
Evil Nine on the BBC Essential Mix.
Happily, the Evilest of Nines are on the Essential Mix this week. Study up novice, these mixers have much to learn ya.
(note this is a permanent link to the EssMix, so if you check this in a week, you'll be hearing someone else)
-If you're looking for an MP3 of the above mix, perhaps you could read through this post from the lovlies on the Tribe board....
Saturday, March 19, 2005
The ad wizards behind the worlds most inane channel have decided to "revamp" The Screensavers and thus rename the show. Kevin Rose and wifey will still head up the program, with bitchface Kevin Pwhoever but henceforth it will be dubbed "Attack of the Show."
Brilliant. If I wasn't so painfully addicted to this tragedy of programming, I wouldn't mind so much, but I am, and I do and so I set my Snapstream for another (probably brief) round of recordings under the new moniker.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Mobile Cam ROB-1
Ever dreamt of having a camera on wheels? ROB-1 is the ultimate phone accessory – a video camera you can control with your Bluetooth™ mobile phone. Take ROB-1 for a spin around the office, race down the corridor, make a quick turn around the coffee machine and parallel park next to your colleague’s briefcase. Product Page: http://snipurl.com/sonyrob1
Jaysay:This is creeping me out
Spike Lee spoke out.
A kid got up and asked the difference between depicting the struggles of the hood, versus exploiting the violence for box office sales. Spike requested a specific example. The guy noted some thought "Boyz in the Hood" was exploitative in this way. Out of the back of the theatre a voice screamed "I was going to ask that!"
Spike Lee then invited the voice to the stage. John Singleton, director of Boyz in the Hood then joined Lee onstage, responded to the question, and spoke about the inspiration Spike was to him him growing up.
Great great moment I felt priveleged to see.
A better review than I could write here. The event was especially nice having scored front row center seats from Ryerson.
As a writer-director, actor, producer, author and
philanthropist, Spike Lee has revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema.
Widely regarded as today's premier African American filmmaker Lee is a
forerunner in the do-it-yourself school of independent film. Lee's films, Girl
6, Get on The Bus, Do The Right Thing and Clockers display his ability to
showcase a series of outspoken and provocative socio-political critiques that
challenge cultural assumptions not only about race but also class and gender
identity. This speaking engagement will be followed by an exclusive Q&A
Monday, March 14, 2005
pitchuuurs and more text soon...evil work.
Migrate this homeslice.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Max Weinberg saves the day for DFA 1979
Realvideo above. On Conan fri Toronto's own DFA1979 performed half of "Romantic Rights," then Mr.Grainger hops off the drums and Max Weinberg careens through the stage to fill out the rest of the song, catchinging his arm and bashing the cymbals with his coat for the first few bars. Rock n' roll.
Craig Charles' Funk Show.
Back to the Basics.
As per the chris, links to many things that sound good to ears
And this is WARNING 1 to pencil in downtime the morning of July 1st for severe hangover.
Thursday June 30
Toronto Opera House
Bonobo, Live & Herbaliser, Live
Friday, March 11, 2005
Good vs. Evil, Web vs. TV
Channel 101, "House of Cosbys" Channel 101 is a web based forum for short low budget films. Screenings are held monthly in LA and polls online and at events determine who gets cancelled and who rolls on to produce a new episode.
Tragically hip live at the Mod Club. The new MSN beta doesn't allow you to kill the crap MSN today, but thankfully today, it actually had something useful.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Who's dropping what now?
Mylo - Drop The Pressure (2)
From the one like Jay X1
This is going to kill at Republik or crack ppl up.
More music links soon, compliments of ChrisBiscuit.
Mylo will be appearing on BBC's Essential Mix 10/04/05
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Weaselball meets Roomba = Ghetto floor duster
Friday, March 04, 2005
http://www.theswitchboard.ca Java VoIP sans install
Our plan is to create the easiest to use, free, browser to browser internet phone.How is the switchboard different from other internet phones?
-it does not run silently in the background using up resources
-it does not allow third party access to your computer
-it does not require any installation
Many other internet phones use your computer as a node in a vast computer network. This may seem like a good idea, except for the fact that they are using your bandwidth and CPU resources to route other people's calls through your computer. This means that even when you are not using these other internet phone applications they are still using you! Slowing down your computer, and your downloads. The switchboard only uses your internet connection and CPU when you are placing a call. Plus, when you leave the site the switchboard does not run covertly in the background. We are dedicated to preserving your computing privacy, thus our revenue streams will consist of advertising on the site, and licensing to other web sites, not utilizing your computer as a resource for other customers. Therefore, the switchboard will always be free for the individual user.
Minimum requirements: Java 1.4 enabled web browser, internet connection, microphone and headphones
Browser recommendations:Windows: IE, Mozilla; Mac: Safari ;Linux/Unix: Mozilla
upgrade to Java 1.5
Steve Alba narrates 25 years of skateboarding
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Michal Levy "Giant Steps"
Maya software, 2001, 2 min.
Levy translated John Coltrane's jazz standard into an animated visual--a geometric structure that stretches and careens to Coltrane's sax. In so doing, Levy illustrates the architectural thinking behind Coltrane's work, in which a musical theme defines a space.
Levy, who lives in Israel, created this short as a school project and did not get permission for the music.
www.michalevy.com "Architecture is crystallized music". Goethe.
WATCH IT NOW:
"Giant Steps" (4.67 MB) Flash (swf)
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