Ultra Nate: Grime, Silk, Thunder

June 8, 2007 at 6:12 am | Posted in dance, music | 1 Comment

Grime, Silk, Thunder

You’ve just got to check out this new CD from Ultra Nate. Packed with awesome vocals, great lyrics, and catchy beats, this album is sure to please.

Ultra Nate on Rhapsody
Ultra Nate on iTunes

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Pre-paid iPhone?

June 7, 2007 at 6:43 am | Posted in Apple, iPhone, technology | Leave a comment

Now that would be something. Believe it or not, I use a TracFone. If I do end up getting an iPhone, it would be a huge step in the opposite direction of what I have been pursuing of late — saving money. But if there were a pre-paid option for the iPhone, that would be really cool!

Here’s the article that turned me on to this rumor…

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/06/contract-free-iphones-again/

I don’t watch many commercials on TV anymore (thanks TiVo!), but add a comment to this guy’s post if you’ve noticed the “2 Year Contract Required” disclaimer from the bottom of the ads disappear.

Personally, I think that the whole cell phone “contract” practice is predatory and providers should be held accountable; but that’s a whole other topic.

Fun Game: Blocky

June 7, 2007 at 6:29 am | Posted in Blocky, culture, games, internet, technology | Leave a comment

You’re going to kill me for showing you this — but you’ve got to check this out! Total time killer but lot’s of fun!

http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/blocky.jsp#

Here’s a screenshot…

Blocky Screenshot

So embarrassed…

June 6, 2007 at 12:17 pm | Posted in America, Bush, environment, G8, global warming, government, politics, society | 1 Comment

Will America ever get it’s act together? It’s times like these that make for one to be very ashamed to identify as an American. I mean, what’s the hold up?

“The United States said on Wednesday it opposed setting firm targets for greenhouse gas cuts at a G8 summit but offered reassurance that its plan for fighting climate change would not undermine U.N. efforts.”

Scientific American

I’m not saying that the world is going to end tomorrow, but come on! Kyoto went into effect over two years ago and America has been the biggest holdout – yet we’re the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases.

“Summit host Merkel has been pushing for cuts of 50 percent in greenhouse gases by 2050 to curb a rise in temperatures that scientists say could cause more droughts, heatwaves, floods and rising seas.

But Washington said it was not ready to sign up to such fixed goals in Heiligendamm where Bush will meet leaders of Japan, Russia, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada.

“At this moment in time on that one particular issue we do not yet have agreement,” said James Connaughton, a senior White House adviser.

“Will we have agreement, the answer is yes, from the U.S. perspective we want agreement on that point, we want it within 18 months, so stay tuned,” he said.”

Scientific American

So were talking 43 years from now we have to cut greenhouse emissions by 50%, and American can’t “sign-on” and be a team player?

There’s just no excuse.

 

 

Troglodyte Mode on the Mac

June 6, 2007 at 6:49 am | Posted in Mac, MacBook, Nocturne, OS X, productivity, technology, troglodyte | 1 Comment

Did you know about this? This is the coolest thing since…well, since the last coolest thing! If you’re a Mac user, press:

CTRL-OPT-CMD-8

Voila! How cool is that!?

One of my pet peeves when watching television and using the laptop was it seemed like I was staring into the Sun. If I turned the brightness down, it helped, but then it just seemed as though I was squinting at every little thing. I wish I had known about this cool feature a little bit sooner! If you didn’t know about it already, then enjoy!

Thanks Merlin Mann for pointing this out to me (check out his article here)! Also check out Nocturne by Blacktree, another troglodyte mode application.

For a great song pointed out by my officemate, Harvey, check out this Rhapsody link: Troglodyte (Cave Man) by Jimmy Castor (Soul).

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