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Popular posts 2010

Here’s a list of my top 15 posts this year so far, that is the posts that got the most hits in 2010. Which just goes to show that no matter how popular you might think a post might or might not be, it always turns out different. Some of my most popular (if you measure it by hits anyway, I like comments too but that’s pretty much dried up after the forum closed) posts are one line shorties linking to a new service or interesting site.

622 hits Pixdaus
492 hits Last.fm wallpaper generator
198 hits Glims; make Safari act more like Firefox
180 hits Top 50 atheism quotes
133 hits Ikea smorgasbrod names
94 hits Happy 30th birthday Pac-man
92 hits Tilt-shift maker
91 hits Transparent Mac-Book
84 hits Drobo & DroboShare
82 hits MailServe Snow
71 hits Witch Hunter ROBIN Original Sound Scores
71 hits Gmail Custom Time feature
70 hits Line attenuation and SNR
65 hits Inuyasha Wind -Symphonic Theme Collection-
65 hits Amiga nostalgia

Weird selection indeed. Maybe I should cater more to these? Or just post randomly and keep my fingers crossed as usual…

Warcraft Cataclysm countdown 1

The big countdown has begun as the Warcraft servers just went down for 12 hours of maintenance for the big patch that’ll herald the start of the new Cataclysm changes.
And a lot of people got together to say bye bye around midnight.
I haven’t read up on how the talent trees are going to change but I’ll leave that as a surprise for tomorrow. Assuming all goes well.

Blackberry Playbook coming next year

I wouldn’t call it an iPad killer because a) I’m rather tired of everything getting called an iPad or iPhone killer and b) it’s going to be released next year. Meaning by the time you’ll actually be able to buy one there’s going to be at least the iPad2, with possible more models being released if any of the rumors are true.
Also, no 3G in the Playbook, nor any mention of battery life.
But hey, competition is good, it’ll push Apple to keep making more awesome stuff.

Specs:
1024×600 multitouch screen, DualCore 1 Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM and two cameras: 3 megapixels on the front, 5 megapixels at the back. Add a usb and hdmi port and for those who consider it a feature; it can use Flash.

Note how the video doesn’t really show the thing being used at all. Rendered fakeness ftw.

Rappelkiste

I should do a series on all the kiddy tv shows from days gone by. I watched so much german tv I actually learned the language that way.

Eene Meene Miste, es rappelt in der Kiste

Machste mal Zuhause Krach,
kriegste gleich eins auf das Dach
willste übern Rasen laufen
musst Du dir ein Grundstück kaufen
Spielste mal im Treppenhaus
schmeißt dich gleich der Hausmann raus

Eene Meene Miste,
Eene Meene Meck, und du bist weg!

Jean Michel Jarre – 101010

Jean Michel Jarre has been dropping teasers both on his official site and on his blog, after the third one it now looks like he’s going to be broadcasting a concert live on the interwebs this Sunday, 10-10-10.
Seeing as this is Jarre we’re talking about it’s undoubtedly going to be awesome, and I’m wondering seeing as he mentions connected if he’s somehow going to merge the web into his concert.

Spirited Away: Yumi Kimura – Always with me

or 木村弓 いつも何度でも in other words.
Beautiful lyrics, beautiful song.

Soundtrack version

Live version

Always with Me

Somewhere, a voice calls, in the depths of my heart
May I always be dreaming, the dreams that move my heart

So many tears of sadness, uncountable through and through
I know on the other side of them I’ll find you

Everytime we fall down to the ground we look up to the blue sky above
We wake to it’s blueness, as for the first time

Though the road is long and lonely and the end far away, out of sight
I can with these two arms embrace the light

As I bid farewell my heart stops, in tenderness I feel
My silent empty body begins to listen to what is real

The wonder of living, the wonder of dying
The wind, town, and flowers, we all dance one unity

Somewhere a voice calls in the depths of my heart
keep dreaming your dreams, don’t ever let them part

Why speak of all your sadness or of life’s painfull woes
Instead let the same lips sing a gentle song for you

The whispering voice, we never want to forget,
in each passing memory always there to guide you

When a miror has been broken, shattered pieces scattered on the ground
Glimpses of new life, reflected all around

Window of beginning, stillness, new light of the dawn
Let my silent, empty body be filled and reborn

No need to search outside, nor sail across the sea
Cause here shining inside me, it’s right here inside me

I’ve found a brightness, it’s always with me

Itsumo Nando Demo

Yondeiru Mune no Dokoka Okude
Itsumo Kokoro Odoru Yume wo Mitai

Kanashimi wa Kazoekirenai kedo
Sono Mukou de Kitto Anata ni Aeru

Kurikaesu Ayamachi no Sonotabi Hito wa
Tada Aoi Sora no Aosa wo Shiru
Hateshinaku Michi wa Tsuzuite Mieru keredo
Kono Ryoute wa Hikari wo Dakeru

Sayonara no Toki no Shizukana Mune
Zero ni Naru Karada ga Mimi wo Sumaseru

Ikiteiru Fushigi Sinde Iku Fusigi
Hana mo Kaze mo Machi mo Minna Onaji

Yondeiru Mune no Dokoka Oku de
Itsumo Nando demo Yume wo Egakou

Kanashimi no Kazu wo Iitsukusu yori
Onaji Kuchibiru de Sotto Utaou

Tojiteiku Omoide no Sono Naka ni Itsumo
Wasure takunai Sasayaki wo Kiku
Konagona ni Kudakareta Kagami no Ue nimo
Atarashii Keshiki ga Utsusareru

Hajimari no Asa Shizuka na Mado
Zero ni Naru Karada Mitasarete Yuke

Umi no Kanata niwa Mou Sagasanai
Kagayaku Mono wa Itsumo Koko ni
Watashi no Naka ni Mitsukerareta Kara

(hat tip)

Pixlr.com – Online picture editor

If you blog on the go, or need to do any kind of quick photo or image editing on the go, you could do worse than take a look at Pixlr.com.
A ‘full’ image editor right there in your browser. It’s surprisingly functional, I for one often use it to edit pics I want to use on my blog because, like Photoshop, it not only offers to resize the image but the canvas as well, making it easy to get it just right. That’s not all that’s nicked from PS, the whole toolbar looks surprisingly similar.
But hey, if it ain’t broke…. don’t turn it into the Gimp.

Android fail

Android apps are found to be sending your gps data to advertisers. And that from Google, the company that makes money by shoving ads in your face.
Wow, what a surprise.
I’ll stick to the phone from the company that makes money by making quality products. Much better business model.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.