June 26, 2008

Pride Month! Music to help celebrate

gayndieclosesdajfksjdnkvnxcews[Photo Credit: Hypeful]

I'm a huge fan of HypeMachine and today I ran across a blog post on the music blog Hypeful.  Follow the link and you will be rewarded with a trove of gay-related artists and music to help kick-off this year's pride festivities :D

[mp3] The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control

Couldn't Have Said it Better Myself

Here is a great article from one of my favorite blogs.  It pretty much sums up why I will (probably) always be a Windows guy.

(not counting my numerous ipods and lust for the iphone)


June 25, 2008


I just wanted to write a little shout-out to TorrentFreak.com.  It's a great blog all about file-sharing.  It highlights everything from the top 10 tv show torrents, to new P2P software, to news articles about fair-use and the positive impact of file-sharing in today's market.  See this article about Joss Stone, who by the way I have a new found respect for.

Basically I'm an avid downloader.  My weapons of choice are uTorrent (and somtimes Azureus) for bittorrent and FrostWire for old-fashioned napster-like downloading.  I believe firmly in piracy and its benefits on the market as a whole.  When I love something I pay for it, when I like somthing I pirate it.  In my opinion most of the stuff that is being released nowadays is crap, but I am still influenced by the major marketing machines and compelled to want to listen to the most recent Rihanna single, or Steve Carrell film.  So to redeem myself from the crap and show my defiance at the same time, I pirate.  If you're not going to take the time to make something of quality for me to buy and just try and feed me some canned, unoriginal, uncreative song then I'm not going to be handing over my hard-earned dollars.  My rule of thumb: if I'm not willing to pay for the concert ticket then I won't pay for the album, simple as that.  Oh and as for movies, I basically am only going to watch it once and I'll probably want to do that on my ipod, so don't be so shocked that I'm not willing to shell-out $25 for the copy-protected DVD I'll never use...especially since I know you're just going to change the whole format on me again in 5 years so I have to re-buy all my movies, a new player and probably a new super-HDTV to boot.

Bottom-line, if I felt any value in paying for media then I would do it.  Unfortunately I don't, and that's not my fault.

Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech @ Stanford 2005

"If you live each day as if it were your last someday you will most certainly be right"

- anon

"[I ask myself] if today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I am about to do today. And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row I know I need to change something. Remembering that I will be dead soon is the most important tool I have ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life."

- Steve Jobs

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish (by Alol)

June 17, 2008

JK Rowling's Commencement Speech @ Harvard 2008

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

"What we achieve inwardly, will change outer reality."
- Greek Author

"As is a tale so is life. Not how long it is but how good it is, is what matters."
- Seneca, Greek