Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

I just thought this video was too good to pass up.



To be honest, I’ve never seen stop animation quite like this.

Let me know what you guys think. I personally have never heard of this artist before, but he looks like he’s worth investigating. You can check out his myspace here, and his iTunes page here.

For the record, the video above is in high quality, so the song plays better (trust me, its worth letting it load). If you’re anxious, view the original quality version here.

Youtube Copyright issues?

A little over a year ago, I put up a tutorial on how to control your computer via your iPod Touch. It has since received just under 54 thousand hits. 

Sadly, this morning, I received an email from Youtube that the audio for the video I made was copyright-protected by WMG. The message was this;


Your video, How to control your computer with your iPod touch, may have audio content from Reset by Mutemath that is owned or licensed by WMG.

As a result, your video is blocked worldwide.

What should I do?

Use AudioSwap to replace the audio in your video with a track from our library of prelicensed songs. After you swap, your video will be available globally.

Under certain circumstances, you may dispute the copyright claim from WMG. These may be any of the following:

  • the content is mistakenly identified and is actually completely your original creation;
  • you believe your use does not infringe copyright (e.g. it is fair use under US law);
  • you are actually licensed by the owner to use this content.


Of course, I didn’t make the song. Now, I have to dig through Audioswap, Youtube’s nearly-useless free music library, and find a song thats about as long as my video, or no one will see it ever again.

This really frustrates me, because I would have much rather heard about this, say, a year ago when it first went up. Now that my video has actually been circulated, I can’t simply take it down and post a new one (which I’d much rather do). 

If anyone has any oppinions to this predicament, let me know. A silent video is a boring one, but a video with bad music can be even worse.

Interesting Use of Hardware…


Many of the new macbooks come equiped with built-in sensors that detect if your laptop suddenly starts moving, determining things like if it had been dropped off a table, bumped off a shelf, or defenestrated. This is a video of one of my friends from Youtube named “SeanthaBomb,” and I really liked it.

I know a lot of laptop companies use sudden motion sensors, including IBM and Acer. I wonder if any practical (iphone-like) applications will spring from software like this. I mean, come on. Super Monkey Ball on my laptop?

‘Nuff said.


Here’s my newest youtube video.


You can, say, share it with friends and stuff by copying the following code and pasting it in a blog, forum, or any HTML field.

<object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/36Fb2Xp1oIo&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/36Fb2Xp1oIo&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>

Spread it around. I’m sure people will love it.


This must be, without a doubt, the best use of flashplayer 9 I’ve come across (as of yet).

Yes. Yes, you have.

Yes. Yes, you have.

It’s a simple flash animation that, when clicked, opens a full-screen window that does everything it can to conceal the ‘Press Escape to Exit” message that appears on the screen for the first few seconds, and then follows it up by a Blue Screen of Death. It even includes the source files, so you can embed it in an unsuspecting place, like, say, a blog post…

Oh, and

get Adobe Flash Player 9, or later. Why you wouldn’t just get 10 is beyond me, but suit yourself.