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Hi there. My name is Nick. I'm a mac nerd, a vegetarian, and a fan of music. Sometimes I post things here.

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10 November 09

Dear Internet,

Please stop telling me how offended you are on behalf of Ben Gibbard. Owl City does not sound like the Postal Service.

Ignoring my opinion that The Postal Service is good, and Owl City is not, what similarities are there? They sound pretty similar vocally, but they’re hardly indistinguishable from one another. They are not at all similar musically or lyrically.

You suck at music.

-Nick

2 September 09

In Nomine Jobs, et Woz, et Spiritus Schiller

merlin:

Yes, I will update my apps on five computers. Yes, I will buy or borrow as many rubber chickens as I need to return all my preferences that have magically albeit subtly disappeared. Yes, the new Dock is pretty. Yes, I can’t wait to see all the cool apps people build using the extra gigawatts afforded by the 64-bit flux capacitor.

But, fucking A, guys. I realize you’re having a big, beardy lemon party about all these homeopathically non-obvious new features, but come on.

Don’t wag your finger at people like me for pointing out shit that shipped empirically broken. Let’s not conduct an auto de fe on the heretics who pose sensible, relevant, and acceptably reverent questions about whether parallelization is literally the body of Christ. Even when the screen hangs for 40 seconds for no Godly reason.

My favorite new snow leopard feature is where I randomly get disconnected from my network shares.

This couples amazingly well with my favorite feature introduced in leopard, where I cant reconnect to any network shares I’ve been disconnected from without first restarting my machine.

Reblogged: merlin

19 August 09

kayfabe:

Trials HD looks great for a downloadable game.

This game sucks. Get a motocross maniacs advance rom for the GBA instead. 90% of the fun to be had in this game is front loaded in the demo and as soon as you’re out of demo territory this game becomes one of the most tedious, pointlessly hard and recycled games I’ve ever wasted my money on.

Splosion Man is awesome though. Wish that had gotten as much internet love as Trials is getting.

Reblogged: kayfabe

16 July 09

Haha, puppet Walt Mossberg tells off Mike Arrington.

See, it’s funny because Mike is an asshole.

13 July 09
kayfabe:

droptoehold:

Former WWE Phenom, Brock Lesnar, Retains His Title at UFC 100
Apparently Brock went full heel mode after his victory against Frank Mir last night:

In the post-fight interview, Lesnar encouraged the booing fans to “keep going” before continuing to taunt Mir.
No one and nothing was spared. Lesnar even turned his attention to the UFC itself, which paid him an estimated $3 million for the fight, pointing at the giant Bud Light advertisement in the middle of the octagon.
“I’m drinking a cooler full of Coors Light, Coors Light because Bud Light won’t pay me anything.”
Anything for the children at home, big guy?
“Hell, I might even get on top of my wife tonight.”
With his clown-show antics, Brock Lesnar just became the greatest villain in modern fighting. From refusing to tap gloves prefight in a sportsmanlike ritual to this over-the-top rant that came right out of the silly wrestling circus. (via Yahoo)

The article would go on and say that Dana White was downright pissed at Brock’s antics, but I say it’s great for the business.  Sure it might turn some people off, but who cares!  Get the crowd to completely hate the guy and those very same people will constantly pay to see Lesnar’s next match in order to see him get what’s coming to him.
Dana White is worried about the legitamacy of the sport, and I think that with Brock at the helm, White has a great opportunity for the UFC to go supernova and pull in the mainstream audience.


Except the crowd went from hating him to cheering when he made the bud light comment, and went crazy for the “get on top of my wife” comment, so he epic fail’d if he’s trying to get heel buys for future bouts.
There’s a reason Harley Davidson and Budweiser spend the big bucks on the UFC and WWE has to settle for Skittles (fruity and delicious as they may be). Brock was likely the highest paid fighter on the card, and he’s brain dead if he didn’t realize some of his pay was coming from the UFC’s Bud Light Sponsorship.
Urging the crowd to boo him is one thing, but being a poor sport, trashing your largest sponsor (a sponsor that’s already reportedly pissed at the UFC to begin with) and making juvenile comments (that get a pop because they’re lewd and unexpected rather than because they’re funny) isn’t peaking anyone’s interest in the sport. Brock was doing enough in the battle to get a more mainstream audience just by being Brock Lesnar and winning fights. Getting network TV deals and regulation in the rest of the country will prove to be far more important in the long run than these juvenile antics ever could be.

kayfabe:

droptoehold:

Former WWE Phenom, Brock Lesnar, Retains His Title at UFC 100

Apparently Brock went full heel mode after his victory against Frank Mir last night:

In the post-fight interview, Lesnar encouraged the booing fans to “keep going” before continuing to taunt Mir.

No one and nothing was spared. Lesnar even turned his attention to the UFC itself, which paid him an estimated $3 million for the fight, pointing at the giant Bud Light advertisement in the middle of the octagon.

“I’m drinking a cooler full of Coors Light, Coors Light because Bud Light won’t pay me anything.”

Anything for the children at home, big guy?

“Hell, I might even get on top of my wife tonight.”

With his clown-show antics, Brock Lesnar just became the greatest villain in modern fighting. From refusing to tap gloves prefight in a sportsmanlike ritual to this over-the-top rant that came right out of the silly wrestling circus. (via Yahoo)

The article would go on and say that Dana White was downright pissed at Brock’s antics, but I say it’s great for the business.  Sure it might turn some people off, but who cares!  Get the crowd to completely hate the guy and those very same people will constantly pay to see Lesnar’s next match in order to see him get what’s coming to him.

Dana White is worried about the legitamacy of the sport, and I think that with Brock at the helm, White has a great opportunity for the UFC to go supernova and pull in the mainstream audience.

Except the crowd went from hating him to cheering when he made the bud light comment, and went crazy for the “get on top of my wife” comment, so he epic fail’d if he’s trying to get heel buys for future bouts.

There’s a reason Harley Davidson and Budweiser spend the big bucks on the UFC and WWE has to settle for Skittles (fruity and delicious as they may be). Brock was likely the highest paid fighter on the card, and he’s brain dead if he didn’t realize some of his pay was coming from the UFC’s Bud Light Sponsorship.

Urging the crowd to boo him is one thing, but being a poor sport, trashing your largest sponsor (a sponsor that’s already reportedly pissed at the UFC to begin with) and making juvenile comments (that get a pop because they’re lewd and unexpected rather than because they’re funny) isn’t peaking anyone’s interest in the sport. Brock was doing enough in the battle to get a more mainstream audience just by being Brock Lesnar and winning fights. Getting network TV deals and regulation in the rest of the country will prove to be far more important in the long run than these juvenile antics ever could be.

Reblogged: kayfabe

13 June 09
barefootvinyl:
Looks like all the whining bitches got their tabs back at the bottom. This fucking sucks. What the hell do people have against change?
YAY!
Sorry, the tabs were ugly, and broke fundamental OS conventions. That top bar needs to display the name of the app, or the current document, and if I drag it am I dragging the window or rearranging tabs? We should never have to question things so basic. It was just a terrible idea all around, not to mention unnecessary.
I’m all for change that advances usability or makes the app more visually appealing. The safari 4 beta did the opposite on both counts.

barefootvinyl:

Looks like all the whining bitches got their tabs back at the bottom. This fucking sucks. What the hell do people have against change?

YAY!

Sorry, the tabs were ugly, and broke fundamental OS conventions. That top bar needs to display the name of the app, or the current document, and if I drag it am I dragging the window or rearranging tabs? We should never have to question things so basic. It was just a terrible idea all around, not to mention unnecessary.

I’m all for change that advances usability or makes the app more visually appealing. The safari 4 beta did the opposite on both counts.

8 June 09
7 June 09

kayfabe:

mudwerks:

Leo Laporte Blows up at Mike Arrington on the Gillmor Gang - June 6, 2009 (via MPB326)

This is pretty sad. And a little scary. It’s like hearing Mr. Rogers swear.

This brought me such joy. Arrington is a media whoring, lying, scumbag. The only sad part to all of this is that Leo bothered to apologize. It sends the impression that what he said about mike was in any way incorrect.

http://ismikearringtonadick.com/

Reblogged: kayfabe

7 May 09

What’s so offensive about Tumblarity?

Is it because you thought you were waaay more popular back before tumblr assigned you some goofy ranking? It’s just one line.  A line you never ever have to click on. You can even pretend it’s not there if you like.

See I’m pretending now. POOF! It’s gone!

If your goal in creating a tumblr account was to post interesting things, and follow interesting people, well I don’t see how this change impacts that goal in any way.

Posted: 5:01 PM
applebottom:

geekitoergosum:

The turntable for DJ Hero.
And with that, I can now announce that Guitar Hero / Rock Band have jumped the shark.


How can a turntable controlled DJ game signify the moment a genre jumps the shark, when a turntable controlled DJ game was directly responsible for starting the music peripheral genre in the first place?

applebottom:

geekitoergosum:

The turntable for DJ Hero.

And with that, I can now announce that Guitar Hero / Rock Band have jumped the shark.

How can a turntable controlled DJ game signify the moment a genre jumps the shark, when a turntable controlled DJ game was directly responsible for starting the music peripheral genre in the first place?

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh