Saturday, December 13, 2008

YARRRR! Be A Pirate With Me

Word on the street is that this has been around since September 19th, but I just discovered it a few days ago. 

According to the inter-web, every September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day (who knew?) and this year Facebook decided to join in on the festivities, and everyone else can too!!!

Do you want your facebook to talk like a pirate rather than plain old boring english? It's really easy.

All you have to do is go into you facebook settings, and under language there should be an option for "English (Pirate)" like this:

And that, me hearties,  is all you need to do, and then your facebook will be as cool as mine and look something like this:

And that's it. Come be a Pirate with me.

Happy Plunderin'


Monday, December 1, 2008

Listen Once, Wait, Listen Again

*Quick Note* For those of you that check my blog on a daily basis (I know you do) you may notice that this blog I wrote yesterday is completely different today. This is because I had a few conversations today about this topic and feel like I should have given a little more effort to the post, so here goes the second try:

I've been a fan of Kanye since before I even knew who he was. When Jay-Z's Blueprint album came out, it had a new sound to it that rung in my earbuds. Tracks like "Heart of the City" and "Take Over" were a great throwback to when samples in hip-hop were all that was basically done. I didn't know who the producer of those tracks was, but I knew he knew what he was doing. In the years before this album hip-hop had gone the way of funk synthesizers and digital music thanks to people like the good Dr. Dre.

A few years later I heard Kanye's first single "Through the Wire" for his (then) upcoming debut album The College Dropout. From then on I was a huge Kanye fan. I rocked The College Dropout for almost six months straight (there was other thing I also listened to, but was always drawn back into that album). 

I followed him and greatly anticipated all of his releases, from his major ones, Late Registration and  Graduation, to his mixtapes like Get Well Soon...

Through these albums Kanye was always evolving while also keeping things very Kanye-ish. On Late Registration he moved from soul samples to more jazz influenced ones, and then to electronic samples on Graduation.

However, his latest album, is completely different from anything he has previously done.

The first single "Love Lockdown" came out a few months ago and had me completely baffled. This was track with Kanye singing, not rapping, through the biggest trend in urban music today, the vocoder. As well, Kanye was accompanied musically by basic piano and tribal sounding drums. This was a very different path from all of his previous endeavors.

Still, being a Kanye fan, I went out this weekend and picked up the new album 808s and Heartbreak.

I gave the album it's first listening  to while I was doing some school work, and kept thinking "what the hell is this?" The new album is almost all singing, no rapping, and all the music was made from a Rolland TR-808 drum machine. Not at all what I was expecting.

I consider myself to be a real music fan, so I know that sometimes it takes two or three listenings before an album sinks in. So on my way to a friends house later that same night, I popped 808s and Heartbreak onto my iPod and went on my way.

This second listening session on public transit allowed me to pay a bit more attention to the album. It was this second album I was able to feel what Kanye was going for.

He's said while talking about the new album that this was an experimental album for himself. Something for him to breach out of just the hip-hop genre. Some of the experiment worked and others didn't.

On my second listening I was able to pay more attention to the music than the first time. The music on the album is very minimal and digitally sounding, but don't be fooled. It's this minimalist sound that brings out the genius in it. The music is so simple that when you pay close attention to it, it becomes a complex symphony. I know that sounds weird, but you're going to have to take my word for it. Once I heard the symphony come out I haven't been able to put the record down.

That was the working part of the experiment. The failure part comes from Kanye's vocals. I've always admired that Kanye has a quick wit in most of his rhymes, but none of that is present on this album. He sings, a lot, about heartbreak on this album, and the singing just doesn't work. There are a few amazing hooks on some of the tracks, but the verses just didn't do it for me.

Overall I still have to say I love this album. The music from the 808s and the hooks for tracks greatly out power the weakness for most of the verses on the album.

My recommendation: Get this album. Listen to it. Hate it. Wait a while. Listen to it again. Love it.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hoodie Update

I managed to get the hoodie ordered thanks to a good buddy of mine in the states. Never heard a thing from ECKO.

Maybe they don't do stuff like that?
Maybe my social media footprint needs to be larger before they would have seen it?
Maybe they don't care and just think I'm a whinny bitch?

Anyways, none of that matters cause I'm getting my Boba Fet hoodie. Oh ya!

Friday, November 21, 2008

This Is A Test of the Power of Social Media

Yesterday I made a post about some Star Wars ECKO gear I wanted.

Today I decided that I wanted the hoodie so badly that I would order it. Probably one of the biggest factors pushing me into it was finding an order code that is part of their "friends and family" sale, thanks to another blogger, that will get me 30% off. So I set about ordering the Boba Fet hoodie and a cool Star Wars T-shirt (yes, Star Wars is cool).

Half way through my ordering process I get to the address section and it won't let me change the country from US to Canada. ECKO's online store won't ship outside of the US!! The horror. It's not even over seas, we're connected for gods sake!

Anyways, I've heard a few good stories over the past year about people talking about their problems with companies over social media and the companies sometimes respond. Usually positively.  So I decided to give it a try.

I've mentioned my problem several times on Twitter. I made a small post about it on my Tumblr mini-blog, and now I'm writing about it here.

I'm hoping that if I mention it enough, something will get done. That's why I'm asking anyone who reads this to pass it on. Especially Canadians like me who also like ECKO gear, because maybe one day you won't be able to get something you really want shipped to you. Maybe you even know someone who is connected to ECKO in some way. You should pass this on to them.

Help me! 
Help me get my amazingly cool hoodie!!
Help give me faith that social media really works!!!

keep the faith - michael jackson


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Here's my next installment of I WANT IT, just in case anyone wants to get me a holiday present of any sort. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*

This time though it's not one thing, it's a whole collection of things. Hoodies to be exact.

Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I love hoodies. I also love star wars.

While clicking through another site I was taken to the Ecko clothing site, where I found a whole collection of limited edition Star Wars clothes. Everything there is cool, but the hoodies are awesome. Check out the Boba Fet one I have posted here in the blog, or click through to the page and check out the awesome Storm Trooper hoodie.


Tumblr-ing Down the Rabbit Hole

I should be an archaeologist, cause I love making new discoveries. And yesterday I made two amazing ones.

First of all, do you notice anything different here today? Perhaps something new in the side bar?

That's right, there seems to be some sort of a mini-blog feed in the sidebar. This is the result of both my awesome discoveries. Let me tell you all about them...

The other day I got an email from Twitter telling me that some new person is following my feed. As I usually do, I proceeded to check out this new person. And again, as I usually do, I clicked on this persons webpage just to see what they're all about. This is where I found something different. Instead of being taken to this persons company page or traditional blog, it took me to their Tumblr blog. What's a Tumblr blog you may ask (I know, because that's what I did)?

I can only describe Tumblr as a mirco-blogging site. It's not mirco-blogging like Twitter, but more of an actual scaled down blog to put up quick, random, small posts. It seems to interact very easily with mediums like audio, links, pictures and videos. It make's them easy to link to or upload, and then gives you space to write a caption to go along with whatever you just posted. This will come in really handy for when I want to share a link I just found, or a video or whatever, without having to make a full big blog post for it. I'm also fairly sure people can subscribe to Tumblr sites using RSS too.

The second thing I discovered, is what allowed me to feed my Tumblr blog into my sidebar here. I found something called a Blidget. My basic understanding of this device is that you can essentially make a mini-feed for any of your blogs that you can then embed into another blog or website. All I had to do was type my Tumblr blogs URL into a box, then it made the widget for me. I got to customize how I wanted it to look and what I wanted it to show, and four mins after I found it, I had a mini-blog stream ready to be placed inside my larger blog. 

Now it's like two-blogs-in-one!

Enjoy. I know I will.

PS- here's a good song:


Total Audio Freak Out!

It's a well known fact that I may love my iPhone more than a mother loves her first born child. It's also a well known fact that I'm a broke cheap student. However, on the recommendation of my buddy Dave Senior, I purchased my first iPhone app. Everything up till now has been free programs.

I bought a program called RJDJ which stands for Reality Jockey DJ. It's a super cool program that remixes real life to totally trip you out.

The program uses the phones microphone from the earphones (that means it only works for the iPhone, and not the touch) and grabs pieces of sound and plays them back in different manners depending on which track you're using. I know that was a bad explanation, but you really need to try it to see how cool it really is. For instance, one of the tracks takes everything it hears and makes it echo back and forth between your ears at different pitches each time. Another track adds ambient noises to the noise it's already picking up.

I'll let the guy who designed it give you a better explanation:

I highly recommend everyone gets this program, then goes walking through a supermarket, or sit on a busy subway, or walk around the business district around lunch, or start walking around talking to yourself. It's highly worth the $2.99 I paid for the RJDJ Album with all the tracks, but it also comes in a RJDJ Single with only one track.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Random Thoughts on Twitter

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about how it's hard at times to get involved in social media when none of your "real life" friends are into it. Aside from facebook, most of my friends don't belong to other social mediums. I'm pretty sure, out of all the people I follow and who follow me on Twitter, only three of them are friends in real life. And one of them never uses Twitter, she just has an account.

I just wanted to say that not all of my experiences in discovering and learning and interacting in social mediums have been hard efforts. Specifically, Twitter.

When I first joined Twitter, which was late in the game already, I did an email search for my friends and only came up with two people. So what was I going to do?

I started using Twitter's search section and looking for people in Toronto and things I'm interested in, like; PR, marketing, social media, etc. I quickly built up a list of just under 100 people The problem was..., they were complete strangers. I didn't know where to start either, so I just started posting stupid shit that popped into my head. A few people would write the random comment back @ me, but mostly I would just read what other people were talking about. 

After a little while I started to get a feel for some of the people I was following, and would write something to them if I felt strongly about something they had said. The more comfortable I was becoming with this new online world, the easier it became for me to be myself and not just be some online guy. I was me, just online.

I was thinking about that the other day, and it reminded me of something I get told a lot in my PR classes: allow yourself to be fully visible and people will appreciate it. Sure, when my teachers say it they're mainly talking about companies and organizations, but it seems to work everywhere. People always tell you when you're going to meet new people "just be yourself." Apparently it also works online.

Once I started just being myself I've made a lot of friends via Twitter. I'm not just talking about how I've picked up more followers, but more that they're actual friend-type characters. People who know about things going on in my life. People whose lives I know about. People who just say "what up". But I consider them friends. I've learned about all sorts of new things from people on Twitter, and I'm also not afraid to ask people questions about anything. In fact, I've even been looking to get some experience in the PR and social media field and advertising it on Twitter. Some people who could, have been very helpful, and I've even had people who weren't on my list contact me about it.

So now I've totally lost where I was completely going with this post, but I feel better about saying what I did. So if anyone is reading this, I guess my message is if you can be a real person on social mediums people will see the genuineness (I'm pretty sure that's a real word) and you can make some real friends. Some of them may even come in handy to know one day.

Also, since Twitter's search has been down forever now, here's a good site for finding some people on Twitter with similar interests. Just Tweet It allows you to search for tweeters with similar interests, as well as post your Twitter profile under your interests for other people to find you. Check out Just Tweet It here.


Who Watches the Watchmen?...... I Will

In anticipation of next years movie, I read the Watchmen comic book a couple of months ago. 

I now understand how a comic book (ahem, graphic novel) made TIME magazines top 100 novels of all time list. 
It's an amazing story, and I'm really excited to see the movie, because I know they tried to keep it true to the comic.

Anyways, regardless of if you've read the comic or not (but I recommend you do), if you weren't excited for this movie before, the new trailer released this week should get you in the mood. It looks amazing!!!!

Check it out here:

No Excuse is a Good Excuse

I know I've been missing for a while, and I'm sure you've all missed me.

I could blame it on all the school work I've had in the past couple of weeks.
I could blame it on the virus I had that made me sick last week.
I could even blame it on the fact that my good friend just moved out as my roommate, and I've been dealing with getting used to a stranger as my new roommate.

But I won't. It's totally my fault, and I apologize.

I do have a few things to write about that have been kicking around in my head over my absence, so the next week may be a good one for this blog.

But I'm back, and I won't stay away for long ever again (he says hopefully), because I love you all. Boom-de-ada, boom-de-ada, boom-de-ada, boom.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Want It

So, I've been a little busy with school lately and haven't had time to write anything else, but I'm back and I'll try not to stay away for long periods of time.

Anyways, I've decided to add something to my blog. 

I love gadgets. Gadgets of all sorts. Problem is, being a student I can't afford most slash all of them. From now on, every once and a while I'll post a blog titled "I Want It" where I can show something I want, but can't afford, in hopes that someone else will find a way to get it for me. Wishful thinking, I know.

First up is the Motorola Audex jacket.

This jacket is awesome. I'm a snowboarder in the winter, and I love when I can hear music while I'm boarding. Problem is, having earphones on/in your ears can be somewhat "unsafe."
This jacket has bluetooth technology that gets music from your phone and plays it through speakers in the hood. And if that's not cool enough, there's an awesome cyborg-like controller built into the arm so you can control the music without taking your phone out of your pocket. It also works for making calls with your phone through the bluetooth, which is just an added bonus since I was sold on the music part alone.

Anyways, I WANT THIS


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jay-Z vs Coldplay

My buddy tipped me to this yesterday. Thanks J!

Viva La Hova. I highly recommend you download this album. It's Jay-Z mixed in with beats made from Coldplay songs. Highly Worth it.

Check it out here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Who Brought the New Guy??

I've mentioned a few times before, but haven't written to much about, that I'm currently in school taking a post-grad program in PR and Corporate Communication. On top of this, I've recently taken it upon myself to also start learning about social media. I think that social media will continue to dominate technology for years to come, even more than it does now. I also think that being able to understand and adapt to social media will be an asset to anyone who deals with PR and/or Corporate Communications. Social media will become the way most people communicate both to and about companies and organizations. As well, companies will adapt to ways in which they can use forms of social media to promote community within.

I think that by learning as much as I can about social media I will be giving myself an edge next summer when my course is done and I begin the ever feared job hunt. The problem with my goal is that there is so much out there and I sometimes feel like I'm almost lost.

I read a lot of blogs to try and find out what's new and what's cool in the world of social media. One of my favorites is Mashable, as they are constantly looking for new social media products,services, sites, etc. and giving fairly good reviews of what they find (which sometimes include video's of the service they are showing). The problem with this method is that I never know which ones people will use and which ones are useless.

Now, I'm not completely new to the idea's of social media. I even consider myself to be the early adapter of such things with in my group of friends. I was one of the first people I knew to have a myspace (which I have since forgotten about). I had a facebook account before they opened it up to the general public and you needed a university email to sign up.  Aside from the big FB though, I kind of lose my group of friends and am forced to try these things out myself.

One of the best features of social media is creating your own little community, but my community is little over one. Not to say that I don't have friends who use some forms of social media, but in most cases I find myself exploring them on my own.

For instance; I finally got myself a twitter account a few months ago, but when I did the initial "search for your email contacts" I came up with a list of three people and one of them was a person I emailed once I think to send a resume to. I've slowly started to build my list of twitter friends though by searching for terms in twitter like "Toronto PR" and such. Some people have been nice and have become people I speak with via twitter, but I would still say the contact is very minimal.

It's very hard to try and build a social media community when your community truly doesn't know you, or about you. However, I'm going to continue to push myself into more online communities so I can use the social web for it's full potential and learn as much as I can. So, if you ever get a request on a social community from a member named 40deuce, chances are it's me.

Also, if you are interested in getting to know me more via a social network, here's a few places you can find me:

(On a side note before I post my outro music, I had an idea while writing this post. What do you think about the idea of me starting a new blog that just deals with introducing, reviewing and learning about social media? It would be a process where I would learn but as well help other people learn about and use social media. Maybe I'd even invest in a domain name and everything. If anyone is actually reading this, let me know what you think either in a comment or email or any other way you find to get a hold me.)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

REALLY? 17 Years for this??

So, while doing my morning internet surf this morning I came along the new Guns N' Roses song. Take a listen here.

I'm so disappointed right now. 

You would think that there would be something amazing to come out of an album over 10 years in the making, wouldn't you? You would think that if Axel took over 10 years to put something together while still using the name Guns N' Roses, even though it's really just him, better sound like Use Your Illusions III (which should sound like Use Your Illusions I + II + Appetite for Destruction).

I can't even think of the words to describe my disappointment right now. Especially because there was one other track I heard years ago (maybe 2002) that had a bit of potential. It's not a good G'n'R song really, but a decent rock song. I also think that Buckethead was playing guitar for Axel at this time. He's since gone through about 4 others.

Let's hope this one makes Chinese Democracy, the album that people were waiting 10 years for, and then stopped giving a crap for the last 7. 

Better - G'n'R


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The World Loves Social Media

Now, if we could only get them all to love one together.

Check this out. It's a map of the world showing which areas use which social media the most:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Fav

I'm sure I'm not the only one who love's mac vs. pc ads. They're very entertaining. 

And for anyone who watches as much TV as I do, I'm sure you've seen that Mircosoft has been coming out recently with a whole bunch of ads to combat Apple's amazing ads.
This lead Apple to make my new favorite ad. It's relevant and funny. What more could you want from a commercial?

There's just no good way to do it

Last night I went to a networking event put on by the CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society), of which I am a recent member of. There was a few people from my class there, a few other's I recognized from my school and a bunch of people I'd never seen before in my life. All and all, it was a nice little event for people to get to know the board of the CPRS.

Here's the problem I had however:
We were supposed to be going around and meeting all the board members, but it was in a very informal setting. Everyone was just kind of standing around with a drink in hand. The board members were primarily talking amongst themselves, and we the students had to kindly interup all of their conversations just to say hello and introduce ourselves.

Now, I'm usually pretty good about budding into other people's conversations. I usually don't care if I interrupt people in the middle of their thoughts or sentences, but it seems like a whole different ball game at an event like this. These aren't my friends talking about last night's hockey game and I can just jump in. This is the President of the society looking like he's having an intense conversation with the chairman in charge of sponsorships, and I'm just this lowly student who wants to say hello for the one in a million chance that they'd even remember me in the future. I don't usually intimidate very easily, but there's something weird when you're put in a situation like that. 

All and all, I wound up interrupting a lot of conversations last night, and although it felt awkward at times, I think it was worth it in the long run, and hopefully I stood out in a crowd of my peers.

Monday, October 20, 2008

F the FCC

I live in Canada, which apparently means my government is a lot cooler than the government just a bit south of me. For anyone who knows what I mean, you know that swearing on channels higher than 25 happens all day long. It also means that after 9pm, even the lower channels let the cusssing roll through into your living room.

I've noticed for a long time that Canada's law's regarding what can and can't be said on TV are very different than our south of the border friends. One of the first times I noticed how tight they are about things like this in the states was when I was on vacation and caught Weezer's video for "Hash Pipe" except the version of the song I was hearing was about a "Half Pipe."

Anyways, yesterday I saw something else that "got my goat." 

As any good geek such as myself knows, very soon the new Kevin Smith movie staring Seth Rogan is coming out (and it looks f'n hilarious). It's also a well known fact that the movie is called "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." There's posters all over Toronto with the name of the movie up, and there's even a slight bit of oral innuendo on it. However, yesterday, I saw the American FCC strike again.

My roommate is a huge football fan, so he spends Sunday afternoons flipping between every American station watching all the football games. During a break in the Bears game we saw a commercial for "Zack and Miri."

No, I didn't leave out the "Make a Porno" part, the commercial did, and it really pissed me off. People with dirty minds, who always make movies with dirty thought's in them (eg. my boy Kevin Smith minus that one he did with JLo) have to bend to the will of the people who said "you can't say porno on TV." I know it's really not a big deal and I could even see why parents wouldn't want their little 5 year olds to be saying "mommy, what's a porno?", but it still really pissed me off.

Check out the real trailer, porno and all, here:


Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Bond Theme to Die For (Pun Intended)

I'm not sure how long ago this song actually got released, but I just heard/saw it for the first time when I was flipping channels at 4am this morning when I got home from work. And yes, I work at night.

Anyways, check out Another Way to Die by Jack White and Alicia Keys, cause I think they make a pretty cool duet combo.
The video's ok, but the song is stuck in my head.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poor Animals

Just saw this video. It's for an environmental group that doesn't speak english, so if anyone can translate the end for me, I'd appreciate it.

The rest of the video is kinda sad though.


This surprises even me.....

So yesterday, Apple had it's big notebook event. I'm a big mac geek. I love shit like that. The music event they had in September got me so excited.

Last night I watched the notebook keynote and aside from  few things, was not too impressed. Not to say that the new notebooks aren't good, cause I'm sure they are, but I don't care as much about owning one as I thought I would. All day I thought that I'd watch the keynote and then crave a new macbook pro for the next two months. It would've been especially bad because the macbook pro I have now is only 4 or 5 months old. 

They did make the new notebooks cool. There are some things that I would like, like the thinner size, lighter weight, LED backlight (not for the no warm-up time, but just because it's supposed to look better) and better graphics, but really, I can live without them for now. I don't even care about the black keys like I said in an earlier post. I also don't think I'm a fan of the new trackpad. Sure it's bigger, but having the whole thing a button???? iduno.

The only thing I'm REALLY jealous of is the four finger gesture they had for the new trackpad that brought up expose and app switcher. Maybe they can add those to my macbook in a OS upgrade though? I mean mine already supports gestures, it's just an extra finger.

All and all, I give them kudos for really emphasizing how they concentrated more on being environmentally friendly.  I also enjoyed when they said that Apple sales are doing great, and one of the reasons was because of vista.

The new notebooks look great, and I'd recommend to anyone who doesn't use a mac yet. The new one's look good for someone who needs a new computer, but I'm in no rush to get one.

As Jobs loves to say "one more thing...." 
I had this great idea that I was going to play Cake's "I Want to Love You Madly" after I raved about how much I loved the new macbooks and would kill your mom to get one (yes YOUR mom). Since I didn't do that I'm gonna play another fitting Cake song...


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Say It Ain't So Hiro!

So I decided I should write about something different before I write more about my mac obsession. I also haven't had a chance to watch the actual key note from Jobs to get all the info on the new Mac notebooks, so I'll do that while I watch election coverage and then tell you (if anyone actually reads this) all about the new toy I want.

But, first I want to say WTF happened at the end of Heroes lat night???
By the way, if you didn't see last night's Heroes, STOP READING NOW.

So Heroes is one of my favorite TV shows (again). The first season was amazing. Second season almost lost me, but the third has brought me back. Which brings me to last nights episode...

All seemed normal in the Heroes-verse. Some people are dealing with their powers, some people are doing something bad, someone's trying to kill Sylar, Hiro's on a quest, blah, blah, blah. But then, the last 15 mins hits. 
First, Hiro killed Ando!!!! What the fuck is up with that?? He just straight up stabbed him through the heart. He didn't even whisper to Ando something like "don't worry, I know what I'm doing." He just said "I have to do this to save the world" (that's my own paraphrasing) and stabbed the poor SOB. I know there's going to be some sort of thing next week where Hiro uses his abilities to control time and space to save him (I hope), but still, WTF! They can't kill Ando, him and Hiro are an amazing team and sometimes make the show.
The second thing that made my mouth drop was when they revealed the "real" bad guy for this season. For the first few episodes you might think it's Linderman (Malcom McDowell).  Then, near the end of the episode you see that Parkman's dad is putting the visions of Linderman into people's heads, so for about 4 mins I though he was the bad guy. Cut to the last scene when we find out that the real villian for this season is some guy in a bed that's too weak to even talk. But he's just not any guy in a bed, HE'S PETER AND NATHAN'S (and now Sylar's) DEAD DAD. WTF!!!!

Season 3, you've won me back.

Sneak Peek?

found this on the interweb.

It's a spy shot of what may be the new macbook pro. If it's true, I'm jealous already. I like the black keys. The two-tone colour is cool.
we'll see if it's true in an hour.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Anticipation for no real reason

I'll be the first person to admit how big of a geek I am. Especially when it comes to Apple products. On this coming Tuesday (Oct. 14th), Apple is having one of their famous "events" where they release and show off new products. This one looks to be focused on their laptops.

If you remember last month, Apple had an event that had a music theme. They showed off iTunes 8, the new nano's, new ipod touch's, and my personal favorite, they released the iPhone OS 2.1. I didn't care too much about the new ipods because I have an 80gig classic already that works fine and I still have a bit of room on it to fill with more music. I was however excited about iTunes 8, for the genius feature (which doesn't work as well as I hoped it would, but is still cool) and even more for iPhone 2.1 because it really did fix a lot of bugs on my precious. In case you missed it, here's a brief rundown of that event:

I was looking forward to hearing most of that information for so long, that I was actually in class during the event, but was reading live blog updates as it happened. Yes, I'm that geeky that I wanted the info as it happened.

Looks like I'm going to be doing this live blog reading again this coming Tuesday. I get really excited about new releases like this. From the rumors I've been hearing floating around the internet this is what we can expect Mr. Jobs to be announcing:
- new aluminum shells for notebooks
- smaller design (thickness, not screen size)
- and possibly the release of a mac notebook for under $1,000, which is pretty good considering I paid over $2,000 for my macbook pro
- one more rumor is that there's talk of a mac touch tablet (but I highly doubt that one for now)

The worst part about all this is that it has my geeky spidey-sense tingling,  but I'm not going to be able to do anything about it because I just bought myself a macbook pro in April. That means my computer is only 5 months old, and it's already going to be out of date! DAMN YOU FAST MOVING TECHNOLOGY!!!!!! I know I'm going to be craving the new notebooks no matter what's new about them, but there's no way I'm going to be able to afford one. Ah well, it'll still be fun, and hopefully I don't get busted for watching the updates in class (I was almost caught last time).

I'm sure I'll have a post Tuesday night telling you about all the new things I'm jealous of, but till then, here's my ending song. I figure Digital Love by Daft Punk would be appropriate for this post:

Friday, October 10, 2008

FIRST BLOG EVER! (sounds cool if you say it like comic book guy)

So, it's been a long time coming, but I finally decided to start my own blog. 

We'll just call this my starter blog, or blog with training wheels, to get me going in the blogging game. Also, if you're wondering what this blog will be about, well you're looking at it (if you're looking at the title). I don't have a specific topic, so I figure I'm just gonna blog about anything I find interesting, or stuff thats on my mind, completely random shit. 

For this first post, I figured I should tell you all (if anyone's reading this) a bit about myself so you can have some idea of what to expect.

I'm a 26 year old student (sad, i know) in Toronto. I recently went back to school to do a post-grad in Corporate Communication and Public Relations at Seneca College. That's one of the main reasons I decided to start this blog, I figure it will be good writing practice for myself. The excuse of good writing practice is also a good excuse to not have an overall theme for my blog.

I'm a bit of a recent tech-geek. I've always been into computers and tech gadgets, but a few months ago I bought my first mac, and that was the end of everything. I've joined the cult of mac. I'm in love with my mac and love reading blogs and all things apple related. I of course had to get an iPhone 3g to go with that, so that upped my game a bit. ALL HAIL JOBS

I've also recently started to get into learning as much as I can about social media and web 2.0. I figure that's going to be the future of both PR and marketing, so I might as well try to get in on the 2nd floor (I figured I missed the ground floor). Hopefully by next week sometime I'll figure out how to put one of those boxes on the side of this blog that links to my twitter, digg, and other such accounts so you can follow my A.D.D. there as well.

I'm a huge music person. I don't play any instruments, although I did buy an acoustic guitar a little while ago and am teaching myself to play (I can play four whole chords now!). I love listening to music, and I've held many jobs related to music from working in a record store to DJing to working for a small concert promotions company. Music has been, and most likely always will be, my first love. I love finding new music and sharing it with other people. I'll listen to anything as long as it makes my ear drums dance, so please feel free to send me anything cool. Hopefully one day I will find a way to marry my PR/marketing and music loves together.

I'm a pop-culture whore. When I started university I was actually in a program called Popular Culture Studies. I love movies, TV, books, comics, everything pop culture, but I can't stand celebrity gossip.  I'm a crazy LOST fan. If I could only watch one show ever it would be LOST, so don't be surprised in the new year when the premire gets closer if I have a lot of LOST related blog posts. I've also gotten back into reading graphic novels lately. I just finished reading Marvel Zombies, which was a cool idea, but not the best thing I've ever read.

I think that's a good start for now. It gives you (and me) a fairly rough idea of what you'll find in this blog in the near future. If you're still reading, thanks, and I'll quit boring you for now, but come back and check me out every now and again, and I'll try my best to at least make one post every couple days.

Also, feel free to leave me a comment and make me feel loved.

ONE LAST THING!!! Since I love music so much I'm gonna try to put a song or a video at the end of every post, just for fun. I was going to put up something significant here for this first post, since it should be a big deal, but I just had way too many songs pop into my head, so instead I decided to put up this video I saw earlier today, cause it just rocked and it's stuck in my head.
Watch the whole thing, it's worth it, cause you don't even see Prince for the first 4 mins of the song, but then he comes out and steals the show with an amazing solo. enjoy!