Tonight I happened to come across the visuals used during Snow Patrol’s 2009 tour for the album a Hundred Million Suns. Not quite sure what else to say about this, apart from it looked bloody awesome live.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
We’re a pretty mindful bunch at HB towers, and as such can often be found working out our plan for surviving the upcoming zombie apocalypse. However, a company in the Midlands has gone a step further and is now offering a boot camp to train you in the ways of zombie slaying: including such classics as squad tactics, small arms, and grenade use.
You can book such a day on Wish.co.uk for £59. I can’t really express how much I (and I’m imagining the rest of HB towers) want to go on this.
So, these guys from Poland, they decided it would be a great idea to get 1,000 metres of rope, take it down in to a gold mine, and do the following. ”Bat shit insane” was a phrase invented for people like this.
A Google Street View / Robot inspired stop motion short;
Okay so this one is another gem I’ve picked up in the last few days, and it’s somebody that’s made a stop motion video using google street view, and it has a story behind it. Incredibly well made and stitched together. Full details can be found on the Youtube channel, including details of where to find the song, director etc.
Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.
Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can — using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.
Okay, some of you guys may remember not so long back Tom posted a link to the trailer for the up and coming COD MW3. This is a slightly more light hearted look at the game and sees the full length original trailer…in Lego.
It’s been a very long week, and todays music pick has been stuck in my head for much of it. ’Where is My Mind?’ is a cover of the Pixies track of the same name, is taken from the Sucker Punch soundtrack, and performed by Yoav and Emily Browning.
She’s back. Yup.
You’d think after receiving torrents of abuse via Youtube for the past year or so she’d think twice about releasing another video? Apparently not. It’s once again a lyrical masterpiece with poetic lines such as:
When we’re dancing real close, think I like ya
But when the lights go down low, I can’t find ya
Now, I can’t get you outta my mind, yeah
It’s a crime, yeah
When people moan about the state of the music industry nowadays I whole heartedly disagree, however after hearing this pile of excrement I want to shut myself in a darkened room and pretend I’m a potato. It’s mind destroying. A friend of the Facebook friend that posted this video rightly commented “I watched it with the mute on. It still sounded awful.”
I disagree with the amounts of abuse she is getting – if you don’t like the music, don’t listen to it. However it seems that the Youtube page of this video is flooded with ridiculous messages of encouragement for this naive teen. “Mrlovestardoll” (questionable username…) says “ I love this song! I have no idea why 80,000 people hate this,but i think this song is the best of hers!”.
It’s like picking the nicest turd, right?
Okay so may of us may not want to accept the fact, but Christmas is well and truly on it’s way as you can tell by the return of the CocaCola Christmas advert which if you really like you can watch at the link here.
I even know may people that regard seeing that advert as an ‘acceptable time to start celebrating Christmas’, this post however is about a different Christmas advert I’ve seen recently, and is the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011. It’s actually just a really nice feel good advert, one of the best I’ve seen in years, and shows a young child getting excited about the build up to Christmas.
(Because there’s a 99% chance that you’re in the 99%…)
Came across this website yesterday, founded by a group of likeminded individuals who at some point in their careers had the pleasure of coding for Flash. Since moving on and thanks to the relatively recent (in the grand scheme of the internet) unveiling of HTML5 these developers, (and even Adobe themselves) have stated they believe HTML5 and certain components in particular (H264, and Canvas are just 2 that spring to mind) are the future for the internet. Their goal, rid the internet of the Flash Plugin.
Their reasons being the constant need for updates, and the regular security issues that seem to crop up. They state that they aren’t backed by a corporation or a rival of Flash and that this is self motivated.
For someone who is tech savvy or keeps up with tech news, it’s not hard to imagine that someday in the future the internet will be Flash free as websites upgrade.
Their aim is to speed up that process.
My first thoughts on this matter were that will never happen a small organisation like that can’t force change on such a large scale.
Secondly I reconsidered and thought well it’s bound to eventually happen anyway they’re just giving a helping hand… and if just a few large corporations get onboard or choose to back this movement, it could give it exponential momentum.
My most recent thoughts however were, but some websites already do support HTML5 alternatives take YouTube for example, that link taking you to an almost identical HTML5 YouTube. However they continue support for Flash in parallel with it. The only global company that I know to have dropped flash support is Apple for all of it’s Mobile / Touch devices.
My conclusion was dropping Flash is a good thing, it will have drawbacks to begin with, and it will be obsolete / discontinued eventually, but just maybe Occupy Flash could speed up this process.
Let me know what you guys think?