Archive for April 23rd, 2008

Unreleased Madonna songs

There are a number of Madonna rare or unreleased songs out there. Thanks to the remixing community, you will find their video remixes with these (usually leaked) songs on YouTube.

My favorite two are “Revenge” and “Fighting Spirit“. These two songs should have been part of her albums, no doubt.

Then, on a second tier, there’s “History“, “Superpop“, “Has To Be“, “Liquid Love“, “Bittersweet” (based on an ancient Persian poem), and “Cyberraga“.

And two released songs, that they were never released as singles, now get some video support thanks to the video remixers: JBQ’s favorite “Let It Will Be and my favorite “Sky Fits Heaven“.

And of course, if you search hard enough on YouTube you will also find “Gone Gone Gone”, “Like a flower”, “Supernatural”, “Fantasy”, “Shame” and at least 15 more songs that never saw the light of day.

Shuttleworth says it like it is

That’s the kind of people I like. People who say it like it is. Who are not afraid of getting hammered for saying the truth.

When TheRegister asked Ubuntu’s boss, Mark Shuttleworth, about the mess of the new audio system, he remarked: “I am glad you are not into video editing because the story there is worse.”

Exactly. And it ain’t gonna change, unless someone who has millions to spend invests in it.

Hint: Blender is forkable and a good base for a new video editor. 😉

How the bullying stopped

When I was 13, there was this kid (15 year old) in the school that would make fun of me. He would just be right in my nose every day.

One Saturday night, I was out with my parents at a local cafeteria which also had coin-up games. That kid happened to be there that night and he wouldn’t let me play Pacman and Phoenix. So, I go to my father who was sitting outside, and told him to come and reason with him.

My father indeed comes in, and the kid gets a pretty macho pose, thinking that he would be able to outdo (and ignore) any lecture that my father would have to give him. But he wasn’t prepared for what my father had in store for him.

He told him: “If you are going to bully my daughter and dishonor her, you will have to marry her. So, I will be talking to your family to arrange the marriage”.

He never bullied me, ever again. If anything, he was avoiding me for the years to come, even after we were both adults and we knew that my father was joking.

CSI:Miami is pathetic

Watch the latest episodes of CSI:Miami in HD. Then, look carefully at the scenes where Caruso appears. All his close-up scenes are shot with a heavy diffusion filter, while the other actors’ scenes aren’t. They are obviously trying to fool you about Caruso’s true age by hiding his wrinkles like this. It might work with most viewers, but not with me. It totally destroys the experience because it looks stupid. So what if he’s wrinkly?