Archive for October 6th, 2009

The best of the decade

The decade is almost out, so it’s time for my best-of list. Mp3 links are legal. Here we go:

Most influential tech
1. iPhone smartphone
2. iPod mp3 player
3. Mainstream HDTV
4. Digital cameras
5. Nintendo Wii

Most influential camcorder
1. Canon HV20 (has the strongest subculture)
2. Canon GL-2
3. Panasonic HVX-200
4. Canon XH-A1
5. Panasonic DVX-100

Most influential cellphone
1. iPhone
2. Blackberry
3. Motorola RaZR
4. Nokia Communicator
5. Palm Treo

Best album
1. Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor
2. Cloud Cult – Feel Good Ghosts
3. Blitzen Trapper – Furr (3 free songs)
4. Longwave – Secrets are Sinister
5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up from Below

Best song
1. Cloud Cult – The Tornado Lessons
2. Coldplay – Talk
3. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
4. Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
5. Midlake – Head Home
6. Blitzen Trapper – Sci-Fi Kid
7. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
8. System of a Down – Aerials
9. Muse – Map Of The Problematique
10. Madonna – Paradise (Not for Me)

Best TV show
1. Lost
2. Firefly
3. South Park
4. BSG
5. 24 (season 2 only)

Best movie
1. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
2. District 9
3. Equilibrium
4. X-Men (trilogy)
5. Iron Man

Coolest random stuff of the decade
1. Taking the lid off on global warming
2. An African-American President
3. The two Mars rovers
4. Smartphone revolution
5. Creative Commons

Worst stuff of the decade
1. Too many wars
2. Global warming
3. Terrorism
4. Recession
5. RIAA/MPAA against the People

Daily Twitter Update for 2009-10-06

  • Much congrats to Adobe for bringing Flash to major smartphone platforms and adding GPU accel to desktop as well. This is so cool for video. #
  • Apple is making fools of themselves for not working with Adobe on this. It just shows how stupid an otherwise innovative corporation can be. #
  • I think I am a bit sick tonight… Hopefully it's not flu. #
  • After years of searching, I found Greek-style crackers to eat with my Greek mountain tea with honey. Now the experience is complete. #
  • I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am going back to bed. #
  • I was going to get the MSI U200, but after the latest Flash news about accel, I want one w/ nvidia chip. Which means a Macbook or Latitude. #
  • The dropbox iPhone client can only upload pics because there isn't a usb/fat32 independent common file area. One of my iPhone gripes. #
  • Bought 20 Minute Hourglass' EP on iTunes. Local Bay Area band, very good sound. They have potential. @indiequick #
  • Damn you Aaron of Live105's Soundcheck. You're making me buy more music. Just bought the Band of Skulls album too. But, but, it was only $6. #
  • I can't stand "House MD" anymore. After 2 years of cast changes, the cast is back to the original one, like nothing happened. As for his… #
  • …addiction, it went away & came back. In other words, absolutely nothing has changed in the characters in the last 5 years. Terrible show. #
  • Received Premiere Elements 8 in the mail, will write review soon. Just for fun. #