Interesting Use of Hardware…

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97cwxxEs6mY

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.

Youtubing

Here’s my newest youtube video.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Fb2Xp1oIo

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.

Its been, what? 5 days?

As many of you know, President Bush had a pair of shoes thrown at him during a surprise visit to Iraq.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uIj0YvDBKE

What made me laugh, however, was how quickly the internet grabbed this story and ran with  it. On the day it happened, youtube videos immediately went up, and most of them received hits in the several hundred thousand. I decided to wait 5 days to see what would happen. Here’s what I’ve found;

Several flash games have sprung up, and other sites have added George Bush Shoe merchandise to their product lists. My personal favorite is “Sock and Awe,” although it would be nice to see a leaderboard. Most ironic of all is the fact that “America” has thrown the most shoes, according to Sock and Awe.

Coldplay? Sued?

I had heard that Coldplay had been sued by Joe Satriani over their newest song, “Viva la Vida.”

Now, I’m a fairly big Coldplay fan. Their older stuff was good, and even Viva la Vida got my attention for a little bit. However, they’ve become overhyped, and in the process, rediculously rich. As my friend puts it, their music is being affected by ‘the rich affect.’ Personally, I can’t wait to see the outcome of this trial, but not to see who wins; I want to see what will become of the loser.


SeeqPod – Playable Search

Humorously enough, another band called ‘The Creaky Boards” claimed that Coldplay had copied “Viva la Vida” from them as well, but those charges have (as yet) to be carried out.