Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cool Apps - Video2mp3

Video2mp3 lets you easily convert Youtube videos into mp3 files. This app could've really saved my hide a few weeks ago. I wanted to make a cd from something I heard on there. But I'm about as web savvy as I am girl savvy, wait... tmi?

There are some nice possibilities with this app. There's a speech at the end of Memento that I love. Now I can carry it around with me. Charlie Rose episodes, movie clips, university talks, old music where no cd's exist. All available with the app now.

(A clip from Memento that I'll def convert. I skipped to the good part.)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Start Your Days Right

From Self-Improvement Blog:

Behind a successful man, is not only a successful woman, but a regime of good and regular habits. This means that to be successful in life, you have to keep and eye on and modify your habits.

Basically, the habits you follow in life develop through actions that are done repeatedly enough for the neurons in your brain to create a pathway. It is through this pathway that these neurons tend to move quickly when triggered. And this is how your habit is formed.

Habits can be developed consciously, or by choice where your repeated action slowly creates pathways without your knowing it. The difference between these two types of habits is that those which are followed consciously have room for modifications and improvements while habits that develop sub-consciously don’t offer much room for development as you had started it unknowingly. So it is better to start these 6 habits consciously, as they will then give room for improvement in yourself, and your life.

1. The first habit to develop is to maintain a great morning routine. With a great start to your day you will be able to do much more in a day. Start your day with rituals that are most beneficial to you like stretching, giving thanks and connecting with and to others.

2. The second beneficial habit to develop is to take time out in your day to exercise, go for a walk or to do some yoga. By devoting time to physical exercise, you can not only improve your health, but also develop more clarity in the focus of your life.

3. Develop the third helpful habit of periodically checking in on your work. This habit helps you know where you stand, and what you can do to make improvements in your work. To help remind you of these periodical checks, you can use an organizer to pen down your schedule and notes.

4. The fourth healthy habit to develop is to devote developmental time every day or week. This developmental time works at developing and reaching your goals with regular practice and hard work.

5. Habit number five is to maintain a weekly organizing session. It is through this session that you understand and realize what you are actually doing in life, and find out how it is possible for you to take things to a new level.

6. And last, but not least, maintain a habit of healthy eating. It is your food that makes you; so by eating healthy food, you remain healthy enough to reach your goals and be successful in life.

I agree with most of that. I hate exercising though. And I eat like a raccoon: whatever is around will do.


From Rasmussen:

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better....

So the country thinks its a toss-up between socialism and capitalism. There are some arguments that aren't even worth having anymore. We can go ahead and stop defending free-markets and start getting comfortable with holding our hand out so the government can take care of us.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Jam Out With Jam Legend

Have too much time on your hands. Waste a bit of it with JAmLegend. Let your inner Hendrix out with 100s of songs to choose from. It's fun, it's free. Rock out. here

So Fresh and So Clean!

Don't you love the feeling of new batteries in your electric toothbrush. I brushed for like ten minutes. The day got even better when I found this Swedish band. MOVITS baby!

Thanks Aurgasm!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

They're not just Pirates

Who says the pirates are just after money. Quote from Somali pirates.

"Our latest hijackings were meant to show that no one can deter us from protecting our waters from the enemy because we believe in dying for our land,"

Fighting for our land? Doesn't sound like Captain Jack to me. These guys are serious terrorists. Al Queda with a tan. story

Palm Beach, How Could You Be So Heartless

I got pulled over the other day and was informed that my license was suspended because of a ticket I didn't pay. I couldn't remember the last time I had gotten a ticket. Come to find out it was from 2003! Yes, it was lurking in the system for six years. And I thought my ex couldn't forget stuff!

The clerk rep told me that they hired someone to root through the system to find any unpaid fines that people forgot about. I think the county is running out of money and some consultant came by to show them how to get more funds. It's technically money that they're owed, but it still felt like I was being scammed. If this happens to anyone else please let me know. If it happens to enough of us, we can march to city hall and throw bricks through the window. We haven't had a good American riot in a long time.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Eat It Kanye

South Park dealt with Kanye West last night with its episode Fishsticks. He even wrote a blog this morning saying how they might be right about his ego:

(His caps, not mine)

America has given Kanye an intervention. Now it's time for asshole rehab. The "voice of our generation," as he described himself once, might finally shut his trap for second. Watch the episode when you have 20 minutes to spare. Fishticks

Thursday, April 09, 2009

From StumbleUpon

They say the internet is making information available quicker than before. How's this to prove them right:

Zappos has made shoe sales available online in real-time. You can see what shoes people are buying at any moment around the country. Zappos Map

Cool or Pointless, you decide?

Rock Out

What To Do...

The internet is a big place. There is so much going on. Sure, everyone knows it's big, but I didn't know there was so much good stuff happening that no one's ever heard of. It's tough to keep up with everything.

Finding something good on the internet is like finding a needle in a haystack. The solution: a huge magnet. Passing a huge magnet over a haystack will pull the needle to you.

Stumbleupon, Google favorites, Youtube favorites, Google Reader, and Twitter are just a few of the magnets out there. I'm shocked everyday when I find more new sites to check out in my inbox. It'd be hard to post them all. Here's a good one.

8tracks - Users make playlists with eight songs. I have a few mixes on there myself. search Beautiful Music for Beautiful Women.

Here's some decent photography from alice

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Words of Wisdom

Stop In the Name of My Law

I try to mouth off to every cop that I come in contact with. It's almost Pavlonian, the way I switch to an anti-government revolutionary as soon as I get pulled over. So when I hear a cop lost his job becuase he abused his authority, I feel that justice is finally being served.

Officer Robert Powell has resigned after he held NFL player, Ryan Moats, outside of a hospital while his mother-in-law was dying inside. Moats passed a red light and ignored the officer's lights and sirens. His mother-in-law did die and the cop is in a lot of trouble now for being such a prick.

The cop probably got pissed when the player ignored the lights and kept driving. I know because I've done the same thing. I drive an extra mile or two when I think a cop is pulling me over for something stupid. They hate that.

I was late for work once and I was being pulled over. My job was only a mile up the road, so I didn't stop. The cop stuck his hands out of his window and started violently gesturing me to pull over. I stuck my hand out of my window and started pointing forward as if to say, "Let's keep going!" I finally pulled in to work. The cop jumped out of his car. And I jumped out of mine. He pointed his gun at me and screamed, "Get in the car!" Whoops.

I didn't get a ticket, but I see how that cop would've went all crazy on the guy. They hate being ignored. Power-hungry bastards.

The cop has apologized and resigned. Good. One less piece of fuzz on the road. story