Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Paid My Dues / Bills bills bills


Nine bills! Nine bills you hear!
Electricity consumtion
Electricity net access
Phone lines, plural
Student loans, plural

Pah, I'll do some SM and then go to bed....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Press play on gmail!

One can play music sent from friends via gmail directly without downloading them! w00t! Google roxxors my soxxors!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I got it


The Logitech Harmony 525 remote that is! Managed to configure up the Xbox, projector, surround system and whatnot yesterday. Unfortunately it messes up a bit when trying to change inputs on the projector, but according to my oh so reliable sources their customer service is good and handles such problems in a jiffy. The issue is that there's three input buttons, with two different inputs on each button, plus that the projector remembers which of those two that was active the last time you pressed that specific button. And if you press the currently active one just once it doesn't do anything but show you the current input. And so forth. But apart from that the remote is KICK-ASS! Works splendidly with XBMC etc as well, which is really nice. Streamline Stefan, streamline.

Don't download this song

Nice song Weird Al :)

Go listen to "Don't Download This Song" over at his myspace page.

Snippet of the lyrics:
You don't wanna mess with the R I double A
They'll sue you if you burn that CDR
Doesn't matter if you're a grandma
or a seven-year old girl
They'll treat you like evil hard-bitten criminal scum that you are
So don't download this song
Pirating music all day long
Go and by the CD like you
know that you should
Oh, don't download this song
Don't take away money
from artists just like me
How else can I afford
another solid gold humvee
I like it :)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Order on the internet ffs...

As I wrote in a previous post, this monday I ordered the Harmony 525. I ordered it from Dustin Home. When doing so I carefully read about their order handling etc.

They have three different statuses on their products; in stock, 1-2 days, not in stock. The Harmony had the 1-2 days status, which, according to their own delivery terms means that they usually deliver it within 1-2 days. In stock means that they deliver it immedietly. Not in stock means that it can take some time.

When looking at my orders status on their homepage today, nothing had changed. So I sent them an mail asking them if I had done something wrong or if there were any problems.

They replied:
We got a preliminary delivery date set to the 25th of august. You should have your order 1-2 days after that.

I, quite irritated, wrote back to them:
Uhm, ok?
So why does it not say "not in stock" on the product description? I will now get my order in 2 weeks instead of in 1-2 days. There's quite a difference.
Not that there's anything I really can do about it. Except get pissed off that is. I'd say they're all jameses. They could've atleast apologized. Maybe they will now that I wrote back to them. We'll see.

They replied:
I see it now too. Our supplier does indeed have this in stock, so the previous stated date seems to be wrong. We should now be able to deliver the remote control early this next coming week.
So why do I have to wait a week then, if the status indeed was 1-2 days and their supplier indeed has it in stock? (which is what I asked them in my reply just now).

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Look everybody, Google is doing stuff!

Your blogs are being moved to the new version of Blogger. For some blogs, this may take a little while, so we’ll email you at your Google Account email address when the process is done. Thanks for your patience
edit: oy! why can't I change the colour of the background? very mature google, very mature.... come on and let me already. And why can't I move the sidebar stuff to either side of the post stuff? otoh, very cool new features. necessary no, cool yes.

Why do analog recordings sound better than digital?

That's the topic. Over at kvraudio.
The Chase explains it perfectly well:
It's like when you're with some dude and like holding his muscles 'cause his arms just are like wrapped around you and you feel like so safe 'cause you're know...not that you're gay or nothin but God you just want to bury yourself in his chest and just live there forever.
Cute :)

Source: kvraudio.

Monday, August 14, 2006



But it will OFCOURSE be a royal pita to set it up etc. That much info I have harvested on the fields of knowledge. Once done though, it, no doubt, will behave like the kick-arse product it is!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Gear Lust Got Me

Dang. And about such a silly thing too.

A remote control.

Me... wants.... it....

The best part is that the two cheapest models are the ones I find the coolest (prices range from about €55 to €350 or so).

With this remote we could replace the current three residing on the living room table. And yes, we have to use all three. All the time... Change from watching a DVD to watching a VHS? You need to click around on all three. And so it goes.

With this remote you could just choose "Watch DVD" and it'd take care of the rest for us. And same goes "Listen to music" and for everything else.

Now that I've looked some more at the two models (the one on the pic, which is the 525, and the one that is a little bit fancier, the 550) I'm quite confident that I prefer the 525! And I know that Anna would like it if it wasn't such a hassle to handle all those electronic gadget (and yes, it is a hassle, I want a simpler solution as well). I just wonder if I can control the Xbox with it as well... (or the PS3 for that matter, when that day comes!)

Alright, enough of the commercial breaks for a while...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's up Sony?

PlayStation 3 must be the first console (slash computer?) that have gotten me excited. Ever.

Take a good look at these quotes:
The "premium" version of the PlayStation 3 will come with an internal 60 GB hard drive, Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI output, and multiple flash memory card readers, and features a brigter cosmetic silver logo and trim.
The PlayStation 3, unlike the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 systems, is based on open and publicly available application programming interfaces.
The PlayStation 3 version of the Cross Media Bar demonstrated at E3 2006 included options for different user profiles, the ability to explore photos, play music and movies from the hard drive, compatibility for a USB Keyboard and Mouse, a full Internet browser and a Friends menu. In a separate demo Sony presented the "Marketplace" where users can buy and download music.

Linux will be pre-installed on the PS3 hard drive. Currently it is unknown if Linux will be the operating system used to run everything, including the Cross Media Bar, or if the system will operate as a dual boot environment, where Linux would be loaded from the Cross Media Bar menu.
And, the most interesting quote of them all:
Because we have plans for having Linux on board [the PS3], we also recognize Linux programming activities… Other than game studios tied to official developer licenses, we'd like to see various individuals participate in content creation for the PS3.
Izumi Kawanishi on the presence of the Linux in the PS3
Wtf? It's been forever since any "game machine" developer acted like that. It was like... In the Amiga days or something roughly like that. It seems the price will be around €600 at launch, which, after all, isn't all too bad (the PS2 was launched at around €500 if I remember correctly). Especially not when you consider what you get. I don't care much about the games, but as a living room media computer it seems it just might spank. Arse that is.

Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

double you tea eff!


And no, "!!#"¤%"¤%#" was absolutely not about Anna. Anna is the best and I love her. There! Take that! You foul fiends!