Pharrell is a PC

October 13, 2008

What the hell is going on. Pharrell might be cool, but I’m still going to be a Mac.

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I’m a PC

September 28, 2008

After being repeatedly dogged by those ubiquitous—and now pretty annoying—”I’m a Mac” commercials, PC has finally struck back with a left hook (or maybe a soft jab) of its own, launching a campaign of equally annoying ads. The new commercials feature individuals of varying ages, professions and lifestyles telling the camera “I’m a PC” and offering descriptions of their jobs and ways of life, in an effort to disprove the stereotypical glasses and tweed jacket-clad PC user. For example, there’s a woman in a cage sumberged among sharks, a grafitti artist, and even an appearance by Pharrell. To me, the ads are just a lame attempt to earn PC cool points and actually serve to acknowledge the effectiveness of the Mac ads.

See for yourself:

Not to be outdone by my counterpart in adding value to this blog, I would like to announce that I just implemented e-mail functionality to vanillabomb.com! Oh, I know, my socks flew off too. A few days ago, I was goofing around on gmail and found a great little link regarding setting mail servers for domains. After a few confused attempts, I sent and received my first e-mail from vanillabomb.com.

Now you wondering, what does this really change about vanillabomb? And I’ll be truthful, it doesn’t change anything except that I find it cool to be able to send mail with the handle “@vanillabomb.com.”

Below are the e-mails for both vanillahead and I. Definitely send us emails about comments, concerns, or whatever you have on your mind. It would be great to hear from you.

soybomb@vanillabomb.com

vanillabomb@vanillabomb.com

Last week I received terrible news from my friends down in D.C., the Windows Media Center that we all enjoyed is no more. Apparently, the Media Center was unable to survive the short relocation to a new home across the street. I guess the greatest things in life are fragile. For those of you who might be thinking that I’m overreacting have probably never experienced the joy of Media Center.

Let me start by introducing Windows Media Center, in which Microsoft integrated their Media Player software with the XP operating system to provide users with a home entertainment hub. In non-dork terms, this means that your normal PC can become a movie-showing, mp3-playing, tv-watching, panty-dropping machine. All you have to do is connect your PC, running Media Center, to an HDTV and a decent sound system.

Our Media Center was setup over the LAN for our townhouse, and we were able to access everyone’s music (ranging from Weezer to Ratatat), movies (Finding Nemo to Koyaanisqatsi), and pictures (drunk college pictures to…drunk college pictures). Granted, there is a lot more functionality to Media Center, but we were pretty content listening to music while random pictures scrolled in the background. Most nights out ended with us coming back and blazing up the Media Center for a late night music session. I especially suggest this if you just spent the last 4hours at a bar listening to Guns ‘N Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd

Anyways, as a tribute to our lost friend I dedicate this post to Media Center (2006-2008). However, plans are already in works to rebuild the server with a Linux Media Center edition. OpenSource FTW! I’ll update once things go live.

The New York Times reported today (incorporating the spooky image to the left) that three prominent scientists reopened the debate about whether or not cell phone use can be linked to cancer. Interviewed on “Larry King Live,” the neurosurgeons noted that they do not hold cell phones to their ear during conversation, opting instead for those obnoxious headsets that blink. I’m fairly confident that these “scientists” are being paid off by AT&T or Motorola in an attempt to scare the American public into buying another useless gadget…but maybe that’s just me. The article also mentions Senator Ted Kennedy’s recent diagnosis of glioma, a type of tumor that has been associated with cell phone use. The article fails to mention that Senator Kennedy is pretty old.

Call me a skeptic, but I feel as though I’m always reading a new story linking cheeseburgers or Cheerios to cancer. I’m of the belief that it’s either in the cards for you or it’s not, so you might as well stop worrying about it and enjoy yourself in the meantime.

Either way, read the full Times article HERE.

Technic SL-1200

April 22, 2008

The Technic SL-1200 is the holy grail of turntables. Since its original release in 1972, the Technic SL-1200 has been the go-to machine for DJs and turntablists worldwide. Known particularly for its durability, the SL-1200’s superior design virtually eliminates wow and flutter, yielding extremely accurate table speed. Higher torque allows for more intricate scratching techniques that just aren’t possible on other turntables.

I first got a pair of Gemini turntables when I was 16 because they were within my budget. I loved them to death, but always coveted the beloved Technics. I’ve still yet to purchase a pair, because at roughly $1000 for a set, they aren’t exactly too kind on the wallet. But with Technics, you get what you pay for. As soon as I can afford them, I’m gonna pick up a real pair of 1’s and 2’s.

So Sleek

The Apple iPhone

March 7, 2008

I wish I could afford an iPhone. My friend has an iPhone, and he’s always showing me how he can check his stocks, go on facebook or take a picture of a cute girls’ ass. Not to mention he can put all of his favorite Nickelback songs on there. All of that stuffed into an ultra sleek, ultra hip stainless steel case. Plus it’s totally cool when he talks to me with his earbuds in; I know he’s listening to me and his music all at once!

If I had an iPhone, I would randomly text message people asking them “What’s up?” just so I can insult them about how slow they type text messages on their cell phones. If I had an iPhone, I would also brag at parties about how much I paid for it. Not only did I pay the price tag of $400, but I also had to cancel my previous wireless plan for $200, and start a new plan with AT&T for $200 more. People would ask me stories about my iPhone, what my favorite bookmarks are, and whether or not I have the new Panic At the Disco album.

If I had $800 to spend, the first thing I would buy would be a brand new iPhone.