Month: July 2008

Tried out some cool programs today for my pc and cell phone.

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Discovered 2 really cool program reading through a bunch of forums. They are called Orb and Shozu.

Let me start with Orb. It’s a program that lets you remotely stream stuff from your computer to your cell phone. I use a Blackberry curve and have a T-mobile Wing. So i tried the program with both and it worked. Reason I tried it is to stream stuff from my PC to my cell. Can stream my own music through my Internet to my cell phone from anywhere. Meaning as long as I have orb running on my pc I can be at the Wal-mart food section hearing my music, playing my videos even run my web cam. Yes i was watching my bedroom from Wal-mart, lmao.

You can get the Orb at http://www.orb.com or Google Orb networks.

The second program I tried was Shozu. Shozu is a PC desktop or cell program that lets you upload media to more then 30 of the most popular sites by just picking an item from your desktop and clicking the sites you wanna upload to or from your cell phone and again choosing what sites to send it to. As a test I sent a couple of pictures to Blogger, FaceBook and Flickr and it worked great. Even provides access to send stuff to CNN and other news stations. Never know when you might capture a piece of scrap iron flying towards you on camera to prove just how strong the hurricane winds are. =)

 You can find Shozu at http://www.shozu.com 

Last but not least I have been working on a number of sites that you can find as links on this page. Organized khunfyoozhuhn and Edumikation. The first site provides with you with info and discussions about things around the world and a point of view differ from most. The show is pod casted.
The second link is a music/retro gear site or data base if you will of past artists and clothing that help generate our youth of today. My youth of yesterday.

http://organizedkuhnfyoozhuhn.wordpress.com/

http://edumikation.wordpress.com/

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Crackberry fiends rejoice around the world

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Over at crackberry.com they have reviews the new flip phone from Blackberry and man i think it kicks ass.

I myself am a Blackberry curve user and love everything these phones can do. Some of the specs on the new Blackberry 8220 and 8210 flips are listed below.

8220 and 8210 Key Features:

  • Clamshell / flip phone form factor
  • Quad-band radios: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (no 3G)
  • 240 x 320 internal LCD (think Curve/8800 display flipped to portrait)
  • 160 x 128 external display
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • externally accessible microSD card slot
  • OS version 4.6
  • “Next Gen” SureType keyboard
  • 8220 will feature WiFi; 8210 will feature GPS
Both phones will come with OS 4.6 giving you mostly all the ability of its older siblings and more. Below i borrowed some photos from crackberry to show you how it stands next to the pearl.
new 8820 vs pearl
new 8820 vs pearl
the Blackberry 8820 and 8810 both come with the new OS 4.6
the Blackberry 8820 and 8810 both come with the new OS 4.6

To read more about the reviews head on over to crackberry.com

mp3 download….74% History of the mp3’s part duex

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Yes thats my blackberry hooked up with speakers and mini coffins setup. Hold on let me ask my DJ to turn it down a notch. Some reason i couldn’t think about that without smirking.

Ok I’m back and i had so much more to add to this topic i figured i would make a sequel. Lets hope this blog doesn’t suffer from the sophomore jinx of most sequels as i dive into talking about how mp3s effect other aspects of music. Last post I think i covered how it helped us with certain things and hurt us. I think i got the consumer part and the artist’s point of view. This time I’m gonna try and cover the DJ aspect and the behind the scene production aspect. Ah the DJ the backbone to any real party. The man in charge of keeping the crowd into it and making the hotties grind and shake and all that good stuff men love to see while half conscience and wobbling around. When I think of DJ’s tho i think of 2 turntables and a mic or just 2 turntables. I think of the New York street mix tape legends DJ CLue, Kay slay, Ron G, Green Lantern, Doo wop, Tony “Toca” Touch. There specialty wasn’t scratching up records and making new mixes and sounds out of popular ones already out. They provided the unreleased songs of the up and coming or at the moment hot artist. In comes the mp3 like a hurricane about to hit Florida for the gazillionth time and changes that in my eyes. What once was a seek for and buy if you can find it. Mixtapes are now easily found on the Internet or leaked in other words. What was once a easy 10 bucks to buy is now a free click away through a peer 2 peer program. Thus for our enjoyment and their work the trade off is we get the exclusives for free and they lose out on 10 bucks. Not very fair is it? Another point of view is alot of bands, artist’s and DJ’s mainly techno i believe, release their stuff for free or pay what you want deal. Thus either giving you a free download or making a few bucks if the person feels they are deserving of it. Your probably wondering “Aren’t they losing either way?”. Not if you consider the trade of giving you material for exposure. The more people download my stuff and spreads the word the more eyes on me the better. A good following can lead to great things. Now back to the DJ’s. Whens the last time you went to a party not had a friend or some ones friend DJ your party? Thats what i thought. In the place where a DJ would stand waving his hands trying to get you amp or into the party stands a 5 inch 30 gig piece of white plastic with a miniature LCD with options. That now provides not only your music but serves as a data base in memory of a lost art “The DJ”. Thats another story or post all on its own.

AH, yes the production side of the mp3. Audacity, Fruit Loops, Sound Click etc, the format is a staple mark in music period. Whether editing your ring tones through audacity, making your 8-bit nintendo Brazilian bass song, or converting your studio made instrumentals to share or sell over sound click its all about the mp3. Originally and some people today still use or prefer the wav format and it still exists in alot of gizmos and gadgets. My Blackberry curve is my phone, my computer away from home and my portable mp3 player. Think about the other aspect to provided by the computer. Lets face it how many homes in the world today. Add in how many of those have computers and how many of those run windows media player? ALOT. How bout Winamp? How bout the Xbox 360 with its streaming capabilitys through its Zune player on the PC? How bout just the Zune? No matter how you put it mp3’s have changed our way of living and enjoying multimedia. I’m gonna leave you with an image of a concept mp3 player i read over on the gizmodo page. The link is below enjoy. This part of the post was more ranting and personal views of what I have seen or experienced with the technology and I hope you enjoyed the read.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/design-concept-mp3-player-wristband-of-the-future-248361.php

Mp3 download……74% History of the mp3’s

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Ah yes I’m back. I managed to survive a day of being kicked and yelled at and bowing to a complete stranger walking barefoot and barking orders. The the sustained kicks to my scrotum for kids who can’t seem to aim their punches and kicks above the waist I managed to snatch an idea on something to write about. Mp3s. How did i come to that idea well….while taking a shot to the temple they where playing an iPod the kids could train to. Stuff on where it came from and how it has improved and also hurt music.

In 1987 a German company called Fraunchofer-Gesellshaft developed the mp3 technology and now lisences the patent rights to the audio compression technology.  The inventors named on the MP3 patent are Bernhard Grill, Karl-Heinz Brandenburg, Thomas Sporer, Bernd Kurten, and Ernst Eberlein.  The two main names mentioned in the creation of the mp3 is Dieter Seitzer a professor at the University of Erlangen and Karlheinz Brandenburg.  He was a professor of mathematics and electronics and had been working on methods to compress music since the 70’s. In 1991 the mp3 project almost died cause they just couldn’t get the compiler to work till finally they discovered the error in the programing. Imagine that no mp3 in our life today. The above source and following stats I got are from

http://inventors.about.com/od/mstartinventions/a/MPThree.htm

  • 1987 – The Fraunhofer Institut in Germany began research code-named EUREKA project EU147, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
  • January 1988 – Moving Picture Experts Group or MPEG was established as a subcommittee of the International Standards Organization/International Electrotechnical Commission or ISO/IEC.
  • April 1989 – Fraunhofer received a German patent for MP3.
  • 1992 – Fraunhofer’s and Dieter Seitzer’s audio coding algorithm was integrated into MPEG-1.
  • 1993 – MPEG-1 standard published.
  • 1994 – MPEG-2 developed and published a year later.
  • November 26, 1996 – United States patent issued for MP3.
  • September 1998 – Fraunhofer started to enforce their patent rights. All developers of MP3 encoders or rippers and decoders/players now have to pay a licensing fee to Fraunhofer.
  • February 1999 – A record company called SubPop is the first to distribute music tracks in the MP3 format.
  • 1999 – Portable MP3 players appear.
Now that I hopefully managed to pound a little info on something we all enjoy downloading and using. Lets talk about the benefits we get and the disadvantages and some stuff it did provide for us as computer geeks and avid internet dorks.
In my eyes the biggest contributions mp3’s have given us is the fact that we can save cherish our music with a single file that can be used in mearly any gizmo or gadget we use daily. Whether its a iPod or a Blackberry ringtone. It provided a fast way for us to share and *gulp* distribute music. Which Lars Ulrich hated. Google, Napster vs metallica or something.  In his defense as an artist and having friends in the industry I can understand his frustration of poeple not having to pay for something you make your salary off of.  Also I will admit I download music. Wether a p2p program or torrent site, which i wont name cause I’m sure by now you can find plenty of on the net. I get to experience music I would never consider buying. Sorta like a test run.
Let me point out some Pro’s and Cons on the mp3:
Pros:
1. Easy to access its everywhere and free.
2. Most major gadgets & gizmos support it.
3. We can share our music easily over chat clients or preserve or old CD or vinyls and share those to.
4. I’m able to enjoy music of all kinds of genre at my fingers tips, since its a small file i can download or have it sent to me. If it sucks i delete it 😉
5. I would say it also inspired the creation of many other peer 2 peer sharing. Kazaa, Lime wire, torrents, illegal or not I would say mp3s inspired those to be created for people to be able to share easier.
Cons:
1. Artist’s losing a grip on $$ for leaked digital media.
2. Its basically stealing when you think about it. They make no money of a download and the artist get a lower budget from their labels knowing this.
3.  Boot legging is a problem. I download for my personal enjoyment not to make money off the work of another individual.
I’m sure there’s a ton of pros and cons we can all think of but what it all boils down to. Its here its part of our digital life and in a way we hate to love it but we do. In no way am i motivating or implying that you downloading copyrighted material is right. All I’m saying is take a deeper look at what this technology has blessed us with and be thankful. Instead of my Insignia mp3 player I could be walking around with my huge Sony Walkman with fuzzy covered headphones and extra bass switch popping my tape reel when i rewind my favorite song
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control Alt delete……

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Hey guys whats up? I figure today ill tap into something I’ve loved all my life and done since i was a we kid. Since i got my first Atari 2600 till recently when I sold my Xbox I have been a hardcore gamer. My gamer life started on console of course then the arcades as my dad and uncle bowled away me and my cousin blew quarters. Games like Centipede, Space invaders, Golden Axe, Double Dragon, Mortal Kombat, Nba Jam and finally the mother of all arcade games Street fighter 2. I love sf2 to the point where i own 2 arcade sticks to play when company comes over. Somewhere between the ps1 era I started to discover the pc as a gaming platform on line. I had a commodore 64 before that for classics like HardBall and kung fu or was it Sidekick i don’t recall the game where one of the bonus levels you needed to knock out a bull. Anyways, I started to mess with games like Duke Nukem 3d and a demo from ID software called Quake. I fell for Quake in a heartbeat but back in the days without a real isp or connection it was basically unplayable. SO i stuck it out with my elite Packard Bell p166 and 4 gigs of memory. Duke Nukem dial up its on. I played for hours with friends. No lie since i discovered that method of gaming calls where not getting through in my house hold. Lets fast forward now to me playing through games like warcraft 2, diablo, discovering Mirc and other addicts like myself and then getting on to the first crack on the Internet. Everquest…there went my social life and everything else ;). I’m sure i wasn’t the only one as Sony still makes expansions for the game today. I put in a good 2-3 years of hardcore playing , no sleep and countless Internet hassles to just play. I used AoL, Bluelight, NEtZero, till i finally got my own real isp. IDT. I met numerous players on there who went on to travel the world and dominate there region or coast. West and East side of the US. One of the people I met and became friends with was an old evil genius player called Gemini. He went on to visit Sweden in a exhibition between NA and EU. Eu had destroyed our legends bad back then known as deathrow with players like Thresh and Unholy from netquake part of the game. Our quakeworld side of the game faired way better. Later on quake 2 came out and i wasn’t a big fan because my voodoo 1 was a really big fan of it and people where running dual voodoo 2 cards. Those cheaters! 😉 Quake 1 was still going on heavy tho, about the time celeron 300a’s came out. People overclocked those to 450, threw in a Riva Tnt2 card and packed in a whopping 128 megs of ram and we where good to go! Then through all that i was getting more and more hooked on Everquest. I was a halfling druid lvl 50 when ruins of kunark came out. That name alone brings back memories and rivalrys that went beyond the game. I seen marriages come from the game and break up in real life. Amazing huh? I played EQ through planes of power right through gates of discord and quit. SOLD my lvl 65 Shadow Knight to break the habit and get into CS source which I ended up hating and started playing CS 1.6. Through that deal CS was really going strong and Quake 3 was doing great. I found Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004. I never put my heart into 2003 but loved 2004 where i met friends i still talk to today and game with. Played through it till it died and moved on to World of Warcraft another 2 years of social life thrown away =) Made tons of more friends and it rocked. I don’t regret. To break that habit I traded this time for a good video card a x850gt agp card so I can run QUAKE 4! I was disappointed with it, people where more into painkiller had a community of like 20 pro players who where all on the circuit for cpl world tour. Saw a friend travel the world under Fatality’s crew. So after that i got into Call of duty 2 destroyed the single player never really got into the multiplayer until call of duty 4. Between that ordeal i got into half life 2 great single player game, was never a fan of multi. Played source in cal with friends and tried my hardest to get into it, watching demos and demos. Eventually i realized I was making more work out of a game then just having fun. I invest my money in a cyberpowerpc later on in the future fx 62, 7950gx2 and 2 gigs of corsair2 xms ram which I’m still running today with no problems. Welp my 7950 died and i got sent a 8800gts that runs with no problems 😉 Now im here stuck with what i feel is the death of 1v1 deathmatch games. An old fashion showdown that his been replaces with bigger world combat team oriented games. Call of duty 4, Quake Wars, Battlefield’s, Team Fortress 2 the list goes on. This weekend we get taken back to an old Lan tournament known for years with the QUake series. Where im sure most main games will be ID software based and All quake. This time tho they give us a surprise QUAKE ZERO or LIVE for free! Our first look at what i hope will revive the deathmatch genre. If your old school like myself and are hungry for fraggin the life our of people all night like we used to do…then i feel your pain. Now we have games like Halo 3 and nubbish mainstream games stealing the thunder. Whatever. Let me see what systems ive had and what games made an impact like i can play over and over for the rest of my life. Atari 2600 – pong, combat, pac man Atari 5600 – pole position Vectrix – the default game that was a rip off of asteroids but man we had some major family wars with that one. Commodore 64 – HARDBALL Nintendo – Super Mario brothers, Zelda and baseball stars Sega – Rocky, Never had a turbo graphics or the hand held which i wanted bad Sega Genesis – NBA jam, Joe Montana football, madden, nba live, lakers vs celtics, Super Nes – final fantasy 3, street fighter 2, chrono trigger Sega Dreamcast – marvel vs capcom 2, crazy taxi, jet set radio – wish i still play on chankast playstation 1 – tekken, grand turismo, and i cant remember anymore lmao n64 – Mario Kart 64 , starfox 64 and that zelda game and donkey kong 64 playstation 2 – all the games i got now, virtua fighter 4, street fighter 3 and super street fighter turbo, tekken 4, soul calibur, final fanstasy 10 and i haven’t played 12 yet , shoot me xbox – halo , splinter cell, mech warriors, fable xbox 360 – halo 2, halo 3, virtual fighters 5, guitar hero 3, forza 2 pc – quake , everquest, quake 3, world of warcraft, call of duty 4, number free games online but mainly rakion.

just a lil post of the gaming side of me with no real goal or point. Feel free to post what you had growing up and what games you remember the most.

T-mobile blackberry as a pc modem

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Before i go on with the trick to make your mobile into a modem. Feel free to visit me at

fattydakid.listen2myradio.com for some music. Over at Crackberry.com forums spikedzombies posted

this neat trick to make your blackberry into a portalable modem.

Ensure the Connection field displays USB-PIN: and click OK.
Click Start and then Control Panel.
Double click the Phone and Modem Options icon.
Click the Modems tab.
Click once on the Standard Modem then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Type +cgdcont=1,"IP","wap.voicestream.com" in the Extra initialization commands field. (USE THE " AND NOT SINGLE ' FOR THE QUOTES)
Click OK twice.

Setting up the connection

On the PC, return to the Control Panel.
Double click the Network Connections icon.
Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection.
A New Connection Wizard will appear, click Next.
Click to select Connect to the Internet and click Next.
Click to select Set up my connection manually and click Next.
Click to select Connect using a dial-up modem and click Next.
If prompted, click to select Standard Modem over Blue tooth link.
Ensure it is the only modem selected and then click Next.
Enter T-Mobile GPRS in the ISP Name field and then click Next.
Enter *99# in the Phone Number field and then click Next.
Ensure the User name, Password and Confirm password fields are blank.
Click to select from the available options and then click Next.
Click Finish.

Making the connection

On the PC, a Connect T-Mobile GPRS dialog will appear.
Ensure the User name and Password fields are blank.
Ensure *99# is displayed in the Dial field.
Click Dial.
You will now be connected to the T-Mobile GPRS service

Who’s that looking through my window? BLOW … nobody now.

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What better way to start off the monday with a quote from Goodie Mob. Hope you all had a relaxing and good weekend because it is monday and that means i get to beat your brain until it looks like oatmeal with stories going on around the world.

Before i start I would like to ask god to come down and please fix the central air in the state of Florida because I am melting here. Fat Latino kids and heat just doesn’t work I felt like bread pudding when I went to get my mail earlier. Now lets get it cracking.

In entertainment lets see what is up. Ah Ed Norton star of The fight club, recently the incredible Hulk is running around telling people and fans that he wrote the movie. Tsk Tsk ED, Edward Eddie, E, not cool man. Why you would steal another mans thunder is beyond me. What I found more interesting about the whole situation is the original writer of the movie claimed Norton played no part in the writing of the incredible hulk movie and is upset that someone is trying to discredit something he worked 10 years on writing. *Cough* 10 years to write the Hulk…5 minutes to lose credibility for it. Good Job sir.

Now sure if anyone follows the Wendy Williams. Recently she had on Omarosa and it was fireworks from the start. I don’t watch the show really but i found that someone on tv standing up to Wendy Williams was fun. Heres the first part of the video and the rest you can see on Youtube.

OK enough of the Oprah crap lets see what’s in works to better our future.

Not sure how old these concepts are but i found them amusing to learn about and read. I couldn’t get the Youtube videos to load for me but im sure on the main site they might have more then 1 video of the phones you would want to see.

http://www.cellphonebeat.com/entry/top-10-concept-phones/

That’s the link for the concept phones.
Lets see what else we have in the crab barrel to talk about..ah yes. The Microsoft xbox fan boys worrying about the Xbox and Sony wars. Microsoft has already admitted to be working on the next console.
That’s the link to wear i read that little bit of gossip,rumor or insight. I feel its true because any true gamer of consoles knows their life span is on average 5 years at most. Also Apple has been considering or pondering the idea of jumping into the gaming ranks with Sony and Microsoft. I am not sure what they can do with a real gaming console but i already have an idea of what they can do with a handheld. Just look up iTouch and iPhone games on Youtube. One of the biggest concept tho is the iCapopener. I think my family especially my cousin from organized khunfyoozhuhn can make great use of this product. Check the video below.
OK was a bad joke. I found it funny though. Sue me =). Now that I’m done with technology does anyone else find it kinda pointless in the way we are going with it. I mean we are advancing phones and gadgets but nothing major that improves life at home. We certainly showed we can improve life on the Go. Maybe they are telling us something like pack your stuff and GTFO?