Today I am able to give away an uncertain amount of licenses for WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Thanks to the people at WinX. There are 30,000 licenses up for grabs, first come first serve. So hopefully I can create some buzz for them. So click on the link below and enjoy ripping your DVDs while you stuff your face with some Turkey.
A couple of days ago I started seeing posts on Reddit about Pizza being a vegetable. Turns out the story is the US Congress Labeled it as a vegetable for school lunches. Wow things like this keep proving that corporate interests are favored over human wellbeing.
One amazing thing that I love about having multiple Apple products on the network is that they are aware of each other. Today after getting home from work, I was notified that a firmware update for my Airport Extreme was available. Why would I have an expensive router? Because Apple routers are very solid and I still have had to reset one in the three or four years that I’ve been dealing with them. It’s good to just buy one router than to keep replacing one every couple of years.
I watched the third instalment of the Pacquiao Marquez battle, and I was severely disappointed. I honestly would have even thought Marquez won the fight. This probably won’t go over easy, and if possible they would want another one. The controversy won’t come to rest until one of them is knocked out.
Here is the latest video of Carbon City Lights (one of my best friends).
I could have sworn I saw another one, but I guess it was just an online ad. Anyways usually I would not care about posting this, but Apple nailed the uses for Siri in my opinion. Wow what a marketing machine.
Today the news spread around the world really fast, that Gaddafi was captured, then killed. The pictures followed quickly. I remember I thought the picture was really tormenting, reminded me of The Joker as played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. When I see things like this I really cringe at humanity, but I don’t want to get too carried away here. Anyways I feel it’s hard to know how to feel here. On one hand the the guy killed his own people. Wait let me clarify that better, he hired mercenaries to kill his own people. At the same time, I don’t like seeing people get killed even if they were drunk with power. To me it’s really sad when people celebrate a death, and just wrong. I’m sure many would disagree, but that’s how I feel about the subject.
So a work colleague shared an interesting article about the recent Blackberry Outage. From what I understand they placed a Cisco router instead of a switch. I know that Cisco switches are complicated devices however when you are running a multi-billion dollar company, you must have backup plans, or devices in place in case such a thing happens. I work with medium sized businesses that range from 100-500 employees, which clearly don’t have as much money to spend on IT as Rimm does. Yet their IT infrastructures are usually built to withstand multiple points of failure, so how does one switch failing take down a corporation like Rimm? I really have trouble believing that Rimm will continue to sail along. Maybe Apple will buy them out for their patents.
I’m not always the one in my group that finds new cool music. But a couple of days ago I was! Listen to this Electro Rap Mashup. It’s mixed so well it doesn’t sound like an electro track (even the track names mashup really well). Also I would say it sound better than both songs on their own (no disrespect). Jane Doze did a really good job.
A couple of months I was listening to Sheryl Crow’s Good is good. It’s a good song (pun not intended), however I noticed something that is scientifically wrong in the lyrics. Maybe it is suppose to be a metaphor, but if not, then it’s completely wrong. Anyways the lyrics go
“And everytime you hear the rolling thunder
You turn around before the lightening strikes
And does it ever make you stop and wonder
If all your good times pass you by”
However Lightning strikes first, and then you hear the Thunder. Light travels faster than sound. I thought it was funny, and stopped right there and thought did I really just hear that?
Edit: Maybe she is talking about just hearing thunder and then seeing the next lighting bolt that followed. Hmm, why do songs always have to be so elusive.