From Wired News: Home-Brew IPod Ad Opens Eyes — this guy created a really cool ipod mini ad, all by hisself.
I intend to soon unify my old blogger blog, the movable type blog, the leron movies, and some other stuff soon. I’ve lately been trying to assemble and organize my portfolio and all my disparate works — a challenging task — and this is one step in that process.
Just wanted to make a quick post to talk about my new phone, the Nokia 6620 — it’s a smartphone with camera, stereo audio playback and EDGE for pseduo-high speed data.
I’m going to experiment with using it as my day-to-day music player, since it will play back .mp3 and .aac files; however, initially I was saddend to discover that the .aac format it wants is different from those that are generated by iTunes.
More after the click
I just purchased this cool new app for iPod called Talking Panda language translation/training software. It’s a really cool concept, where you navigate to phrases through the notes section on your ‘pod and you can see the English/Spanish (or French or Japanese) translations, as well as hear the phrase spoken by a native speaker. Quite impressive. Definitely check it out!
links to a hilarious dvd commercial — having suffered through lots of ‘affordable’ i.e. crappy gadgets and such (my first dvd player wouldn’t play back my first DVD — The Matrix!), I really appreciate this…
Talking about the previous post about the mini cooper robot made me realize how I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just a big hoax. Then I saw this: Robot Cop which is really great CG and compositing, but definitely NOT real (yet!). Hmmmmm….
And then I saw this Museum of Hoaxes
All a little TOO perfect, huh?
And then there’s this:
No, it’s not my new band name — it’s actually an unbelievable robot! This guy made a robot from “spare parts” from his job building Cooper Mini’s: http://www.r50rd.co.uk/research/internal/v2i/engin/. Be sure to check out the “Car Stopping Test” video!
The one drawback of the miracle of video chat (via iChat AV and an iSight, natch), is that your chat partner can see just how slovenly you really are. The fine folks at MacDevCenter have come up with a guide to solve all your vanity needs: MacDevCenter.com: You Sexy Thing! [Mar. 16, 2004]. Enjoy!
CK over at 3650 and a 12-inchis getting an offer to tradein his Nokia 3650 for a nokia 3200 or other phone — there’s apparently a lot of this going around, I’ve seen a bunch of people being offered an “upgrade” from their Sony Ericcson t68i, to a phone with *fewer* features.
Apparently it has something to do with AT&T changing the network frequency that their phones operate on… Which seems odd.
The only thing I can say about the Nokia 3200 is that its EDGE-capable, which is AT&T’s 2.5g high speed data network. It’s not quite broadband, but it’s MUCH better than the modem-slow speeds of GPRS. Unfortunately the 3200 doesn’t have bluetooth, which sucks, and AT&T still doesn’t have an unlimited data plan, which means that if you’re like me and you have to go two weeks without cable, you’re going to rack up quite a bill…
From Apple’s Web Site
For optimal sound quality and performance, the Apple In-Ear Headphones need to make a good seal with your ear canal. Simply placing the ear buds in your ear without making a good seal can result in less than desirable audio quality.
…Everyone’s ears are different… In some cases, wiggling the ear bud into place can also help. Let go of your ear when you feel a good seal . The ear bud should remain securely in place when there’s a good seal. Repeat the process until the desired fit is achieved.
If you’ve inserted the ear bud as far as is comfortable, but can’t get a good seal, try a larger ear cap size. If you get a good seal with a larger ear cap size, but it is uncomfortable, try a smaller ear cap size.
[ You might also try having your ears surgically altered to fit the size of the ear plugs ]