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This is what happens when you delete the recycle bin.

24/10/2010 Leave a comment

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I had to post this, I would’ve been absorbed by a black hole if I didn’t.

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Top 10 songs to test your car stereo sytem

09/10/2010 Leave a comment

bigstockphoto_Sound_Waves_1345039General Motors audio engineer Matt Kirsch, who led the sound work on the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, has released a playlist showing which are the perfect songs to test the audio system on a vehicle.

GM also posted the list on iTunes so you can buy and download your own audio test drive CD.

Here are Kirsch’s "10 Songs for an Audio Test Drive" and what he says to listen for in each track with a link to the videos on YouTube for each song:

  1. "Don’t Know Why" by Norah Jones. Listen for Norah’s voice to sound natural, and centered in front of you.
  2. "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez. Listen for strong vocals, and for the instruments to be set across a wide sound stage
  3. "No One" by Alicia Keys. Listen for clarity in Alicia’s vocals and spacious background sound.
  4. "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Listen for the clarity and dynamic range during the opening guitar solo, and of course the powerful drum beat.
  5. "Boom Boom Pow"by the Black Eyed Peas. Listen for powerful, accurate bass beats, even at full volume.
  6. "Rock that Body"by the Black Eyed Peas. Listen clear, intelligible lyrics over the powerful, persistent bass beat.
  7. "Hide and Seek"by Imogen Heap. Listen for the enveloping ambience of the song, building on the openness and dynamic vocals.
  8. "He Mele No Lilo" by Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu from Lilo and Stitch.Listen for the ambience and staging as the children’s chorus is offset by powerful bass.
  9. "Bird on a Wire" by Johnny Cash. Listen for the clarity in Johnny’s distinctive voice, and his guitar to sound natural and free of any coloration.
  10. "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box"by Radiohead. Listen for the punch from the percussive bass, and the ring of the steel drums.
    (Via: USAToday)
Categories: Ramblings Tags: preview tool for firefox and chrome.

15/09/2010 Leave a comment

imageURL Shorteners are great tools, specially for twitter. One thing that I don’t like about them though is that you can’t tell where you’re being sent to.

Luckily for us there are these tools that help you visualize where you’ll be taken before you click.

You can download the extension for Firefox here and for Chrome here. Also you can find out more about the preview tool here.

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I don’t wanna wait in vain for your *insert ficticious something here*

10/09/2010 Leave a comment
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#EAv: if you need to explain someone about how share price works this may help

01/09/2010 Leave a comment

I guess this may be better explained in the FAQs but I’ll give it a shot 😀

Share price changes due to 2 main facts (there’s more to it but this is the broad explanation).

1) Daily activity. This happens only once a day at 8AM GMT time . (your daily activity is what pays dividends to your shareholders)

About daily activity: This comprehends pretty much anything you do on EAv except trading (buying selling by you or in you)

Plus, your actitivy in twitter, facebook, flickr and Feeds that have the status of blog (orange icon)

With activity (except blogs) what counts the most is the audience and engagement (comments in facebook or flickr and retweets in twitter) than the amount of posts in each service.

2) People buying or dropping your shares.

This is pretty simple, people buys you, you get 50% of what they paid less the 5% commission (there’s more details to this but this is the main idea).

If people sells you, you don’t lose any money but your share price will drop accordingly.

I hope this helps!

‘Check-in apps’: The Future or an Invasion of Privacy?

01/09/2010 Leave a comment

‘Check-in apps’: The Future or an Invasion of Privacy? | Gabi Warren.

Very interesting points of views and nice comment discussion about how Location based applications may or may not be an invasion to privacy. What’s your take in this matter? Do you use any of this apps? If not why? imo they’re pretty fun, at least foursquare is, even though I’ve been ousted as the mayor of my local McDonalds, I’ll get the title back. *shakes fist in anger* 🙂

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Changing avatar? Make sure you do it Everywhere

30/08/2010 Leave a comment

And after thinking for a while about all the services where I use my avatar.

I’ve come to the conclusion that they are way too many, so I’ve made a list for the next time I’ve go through this exercise 🙂

This may come handy to you as well… who knows 😀

Empire Ave || Twitter || Gravatar || DISQUS || Foursquare || Flickr || Formspring || YouTube || Blogger || Google || Digg || Picasa

I’m pretty sure I’ve left other sites out of the list, so if you remember something that should be here but it isn’t, please let me know in the comments 😀

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