Holy cow check out this video

Posted February 21st, 2012. Filed under Uncategorized

It’s an OK song and an OK video, but the technology on display here is pretty neat - you control the camera.  Check it out to see what I mean.

Obviously, this is an Internet-age video and one has to wonder what they’d do with something like this during MTV’s heyday.  Also, it occurs to me that the 3d viewer-controlled camera concept might be pretty awesome in our AppleTV / Microsoft Kinect powered future…

Album 13?

Posted February 7th, 2012. Filed under Uncategorized

You know what this means, right?


Great video for a great tune from one of last year’s greatest albums.

Also, the reference for the title of this post:

2011 Wrap-up Part 1

Posted January 31st, 2012. Filed under Personal

I just finished December and January trips to Philadelphia and Mississippi. Things are getting back to a state of relative normalcy and I’m playing catchup with some year-end things I intended to do. First up - I brag, I pat myself on the back, and I shamelessly toot my own horn.

In 2011, through a combination of caloric restriction and jogging, I lost 65 pounds.

In 2011, through a combination of paying down student loans and a car loan, funneling money into various savings vehicles, and budgeting in earnest for the first time in life, I improved my net worth by over $11,000.

I am very proud of both of these things and just wanted to brag in public.

Windows Phone vs iPhone data usage

Posted January 31st, 2012. Filed under Personal

WP7 vs iPhone data usage

iPhone users ARE data hogs, apparently and I’m proof. Check out my data usage as an iPhone owner vs my usage as a Windows Phone owner (I bought my Windows Phone in mid-November 2011).  The reasons for the drop-off are pretty obvious I think - I started using my iPad much more and there are very few worthwhile apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace, so I end up not using much data on my phone.