Appologies, more to come.

I’ve been swamped, mates. I’ve been practicing cello like a crazy person, and apparently I’ve qualified for the “All-East” competition. Hey, practicing does pay off.

Well, START POSTING.

All right, All right. Sheesh.

Anyways, you guys can expect these posts soon, in order of likeliness:

  • What is wrong with classical music?
  • Software Review
  • Software Giveaway
  • How To: Multitask, right now, on your iPhone/iPod Touch like on the Palm Pre.
  • iTunes Giveaway *(again)*

I leave you with this.

This is a fantastic pitch.

4chan + Selling a computer = lulz

My birthday, and some new vids.

Yes, it’s my birthday. I’m a dork, and feel the need to post that on my blog. I’ll be doing a giveaway soon, I promise. I was hoping to have it done by my birthday, but I have to finish a review in order for that to happen, so… actually, I’ve run out of things to say, so I’ll end that sentence.

DJ-ing

New topic. Just for kicks, I recorded myself DJ’ing. Again, it’s not great, but I do want some feedback. That being said, tell me why I suck. Here are the videos. (A total of about 18 minutes of mixing).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69wm_PBfucs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW6TvRB1hHw

Here’s the track list:

“Loader” – Shadow Dancer
“Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Fukkk Offf
“Pogo (Digitalism’s Robotic Remix)” – Digitalism
“Boom Boom Pow” – Black Eyed Peas
“Satisfaction” – Benny Benassi
Ghosts n Stuff (Radio Edit) – Deadmau5

Download the 18 minute mix here.

iPad jailbroken, new model announced!

See that "root#"? That means that my interest in the iPad just doubled.

Thats right. It’s been roughly 24 hours since the release of the iPad jailbreak, and it is already jailbroken. What does it mean to be jailbroken? It means that all the files on the iPod can be edited and modified, new files can be created and deleted… Essentially, its file system has been unlocked, or “Jailbroken.” The dev team that engineered the iPhone/iPod touch 3.1.3 jailbreak used the same security loophole to jailbreak the iPad. They ran an SSH server on the device, and then wirelessly logged in through a computer.

Here is the initial tweet announcing it all.

New iPad specs leaked?

According to the Dev Team, a new iPad is already in development. According to an informant, the device will be slightly smaller and will have a speech codec, probably to support audio streaming in things like voice calls. So, think iPad mini with voice (maybe even video) chat.

Here’s a quote from the site.

The iPhone DevTeam has been passed confidential internal information relating to the next version of the tablet computer the ‘iPad’. An upcoming redesign of the iPad tablet computer will miniaturize the device so that it will be able to be carried on the user’s person (such as a pocket or small bag). Also a radical move to add a minimum of a 13 kbits/s speech codec to the miniaturized tablet variant is planned.

The inclusion of the voice codec will allow the user to directly utilize the GSM nomadic network, allowing person to person communications directly using your mini-iPad from anywhere dramatically speeding up the usual typed email or instant messaging capabilities that the iPad offers today.

It is the plan of the iPhone DevTeam to target this device as soon as it is released.

Click here for the Dev Team’s website.

Muse + Jay-Z: Something More to Say

Reposted from September 19, 2009

You’ve gotta listen to this.

So, after doing some listening to Muse’s new album, “The Resistance” (released on Tuesday), I decided that one of the songs, called “Undisclosed Desires,” had a pretty interesting hip-hop-ish beat. After thinking for a little, I wondered if any of Jay-Z’s songs from his “A Capella” album matched up with the Muse song. Sure enough, “What More Can I Say” fit like a glove. Naturally, I wanted to smash both songs together as best I could, so I threw them both into Sony Acid Pro 7.o and played around with them for an evening or so. What did I get? I got a little piece I like to call “Something More to Say.” I am rather impressed with it; Its nothing insane, and I’ll never be as good as, say, GirlTalk or DangerMouse, but at least its something to keep me entertained for a while, right? Regardless, here’s the song. Have a listen, and let me know what you think.

Warning: The song contains adult lyrics that might not be suitable for younger people. And if you’re a younger person, why are you even ON this site? Go play with Legos.

[audio:http://technoheads.org/dropbox/something_more_to_say.mp3]

Share it up!

I slapped a  Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License on the song, so share it as much as you want, edit it (if you really want to), just don’t try to sell it, and just mention that I made it. Seriously, spread the word, mess with it as much as you want, do whatever; isn’t that what the internet is for? So, share it up, do whatever. I believe the content used in this song is covered under fair use, and if I am in any way, shape, or form, infringing on copyright laws, my sincerest apologies, and maybe we can work something out. If you want to download the song, just click here! How hard was that?

Additionally, check out the video here.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehzQeNyHCzI

Review me!

It does me no good to have a song on my site and have NO one tell me whats wrong with it. So, post a comment, be brutally honest, whatever you want. I just want to know what people think of the song. As of right now, I’ve already modified the song to match some people’s critiques and fix some leveling issues (the bass at 0:56 in the song is way too heavy, and causes the song to ‘crunch’).

Links:

Download the song (right click and select “Save As”)
View my album art.
The bare-bones drum loop I used (and modified)

iPad Release, Firmware Download!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_EcybyLJS8

Yes, thanks to the fantastic and mysterious place called the internet, the iPad firmware was released online. Here is the url…

http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/
iPad/061-7987.20100403.mjiTr/iPad1,1_3.2_7B367_Restore.ipsw

And for your convenience, here is the download link.

What else is new?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock/are blind, you may have noticed huge lines around the US for the release of Apple’s iPad. The iPad was pretty much sold out everywhere it was sold (Apple and BestBuy), which, frankly, wasn’t surprising. Greg Packer, AKA iLoser, was first in line at the New York Apple store.

Gizmodo put a TON of articles together, talking about everything from why upscaling sucks to all the different games you can play, made especially for the iPad.

Download the iPad Firmware

Read all about the iPad Release

Today’s April Fools Jokes.

Youtube releases TEXTp.

It saves tons of bandwidth.

Watch a video here. or add “&textp=foolto the end of most video URL’s.

Google renames itself to “Topeka.”

Check it out.

Read about it.

(I don’t think they did a particularly good job of it, though. All the search pages still say “Google.com”.)

Google Wave wave notifications!

Now, you can have a real person notify you of a Wave!

Check it out.

Mike Arrington releases the “CrunchPad Kit!”

Since the CrunchPad failed before it even took its first steps, Arrington has released a $50 kit to turn any laptop into a portable touchscreen device.

Check it out.

Reddit.com: Everyone is an administrator!

Just sign in, and the site is at your control. NOTE: doesn’t actually do anything.

XKCD.com is now a UNIX terminal.

Don’t worry, it isn’t impossible to navigate for the average user.

Check it out.

ArmorGames.com

…I’ll let you figure this one out yourself.

Check it out.

4Chan now has Facebook Connect

STAY THE HELL AWAY.

Check it out.

Google Voice announces Voicemail Standard Mode!

Check your voicemail just like you used to!

Check it out.

ThePirateBay goes retro!

A nice, retro look for the ever-popular torrent tracker, with a twist

Check it out.

Google Books goes 3D!

Now, view any image on Google Books in stunning 3D. All you need are a pair of nifty 3D glasses.

Check it out.

Everything I missed?

It’s probably on TechCrunch somewhere.