Archive | May, 2011
Phone

Delete media to make your phone faster

Mobile sanity tip: Don’t keep photos, audio or video on your phone. They’re resource hogs.

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Momotaro

Japanese opera Momotaro set to jazz standards

Here’s a spectacle for you. A Japanese opera about Momotaro, set entirely to the music of famous jazz standards.

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Every word in the English language

You may someday find yourself wishing you had a list of every word in the English language, in plain text. If that sounds far-fetched, suspend your disbelief for a moment and try to imagine where would you find such a list?

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Michael Jackson cover: “Billie Jean”, first verse

I’ve been really digging Michael Jackson lately and wanting to pay tribute to him. Today I recorded a cover of the first verse of “Billie Jean”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Considering Amy Hoy’s product launch class

I keep getting solicitations to take Amy Hoy’s product launch class. They’re compelling emails, but I feel reluctant to register because they’re expensive and I’m sometimes too aware of the tactics she uses in her marketing.

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Top HN contributor compiles best comments

Often when I read Hacker News, I’m be taken by an insightful comment, and only afterward glance at the author and see that it was written by edw519. He has a voice that sounds of wisdom and decades of experience in the software business.

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Elliott Smith cover: “Independence Day”

Another Elliott Smith cover, here is “Independence Day”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Thanks to Albert Alexander for recording, and to Laurel for providing the piano and room.

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“When the going gets tough…” paraphrased

Every hardship brings with it an opportunity to prevail over it in a brilliant way. Your challenge is to seize that opportunity, but a key step is just remembering it’s there in the first place.

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Arcade Fire cover: “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”

Here’s my cover of “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”, by Arcade Fire: [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Elliott Smith cover: “Say Yes”

As a tribute to Elliott Smith, here’s my cover of his song, ”Say Yes”: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Thanks to Albert Alexander for recording this, and to Laurel for providing the piano and room.

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