Friday, October 31, 2008

Left 4 dead pt.1

You must see the video! I say this game looks better than a horror movie.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The indamixx has me thinking.

Discovered through the magic of RSS. I have been looking at the Indamixx, and I like what I see. I wasn't sure the day would ever come, but I actually see potential for linux as a music creation platform. I've used EnergyXT before, because it is cross-platform.
I used the windows version of Hydrogen, and it was really cool. The windows version isn't as up to date as the *nix version, so the fact I liked it, I feel, is a good sign. Actually after using Hydrogen I found myself wondering why no developers for windows haven't created a drum machine like it. To me, the design is so obvious and user friendly. I haven't used the other applications yet, but the screenshots look promising. However I am torn about using linux only. There are some windows music applications that I am quite taken with. I suppose that means I will have to try out wine, or else I may have to dual-boot.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Disturbing Youtube Video

This person is obviously one disturbed individual...

New Star Wars MMO

If you are a Star Wars fan, and a gamer, you've probably heard that EA is releasing a new MMO developed by Bioware. Bioware developed the much loved Knights of the Old Republic, an rpg that is still an enjoyable game today. In this article EA and LucasArts make their intentions clear that they are targeting World of Warcraft with their new game. This is a pretty bold statement, as I believe they are the first to say their goal is to challenge Blizzard's MMO stranglehold. My impression is this: If any game could, this is the one to do so. Star Wars has a humongous fan base to draw from, and as I mentioned previously Bioware has already proven they can do Star Wars right. I look forward to watching the progress of The Old Republic.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nord Modular Workaround.

In researching the Clavia Nord Modular G2. I've run across some complaints about the company not supporting new OS's. Well, I can recommend one work around. It involves virtualization software. You could use Microsoft's free one, or you could use Mojopac on Windows, and Parallels for Mac. Basically using either of these softwares you can run XP forever! If that doesn't thrill you, bear in mind you don't have to commit an entire hard drive to either software. Mojopac will happily run on a thumbdrive, and parallels can run inside of Mac OS. Teaching you to use these software's is beyond the scope of this article. If you have decent computer knowledge it shouldn't be too tough. I've used Mojopac before, and the installation was totally guided, requiring minimal user input. So hopefully this helps anyone out there who has had to upgrade OS's, and found their editing software unsupported.
-Steve

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lack of feng shuei

Even for someone as unorganized as myself, I have a new appreciation for those who have mastered the art of feng shuei. Right now I am typing this entry on my PC, which is on the floor, my monitor is on top of the PC, my keyboard is in my lap, and my knee is a mousepad. I think I'm going blind from eye strain, as I'm squinting to see the screen. Since all my money has gone into moving and bills, I can't get a desk for a few weeks, so I will have to make due with this strange setup till then. I really miss my laptop! I never posted about how my faithful laptop gave up the ghost, it was a sad day indeed. But I digress. I forgot how insane moving can be, and don't look forward to doing it again!