Phish 3D, filmed at Festival 8 – the band’s three-day festival which took place on October 30th, 31st and November 1st at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California – will be in theatres nationwide in 3D on April 30th. The band performed 8 sets over the course of the weekend, including a special Acoustic Set on Sunday afternoon. Keeping the tradition of past Halloween shows, they donned a musical costume on Halloween night, covering The Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main Street.
So I finally got to touch an iPad the other day, at work no-less. I originally thought the iPad was just going to be a larger iPod Touch, it’s more then that.
Like with many Apple products is sleek and sexy, it’s also really light. Since I only had a few minutes with the Jesus Pad I wanted to check as many things as I could out, before handing it back. First thing that came to mind was Safari, so I fired it up. I have to say that just the web page or two that I looked at look great on this thing. It’s all the joy of touching around websites in the palm of your hand, only on a much larger scale with less pinching or double tapping to see things correctly. Sites also seemed a bit sharper then on my iPhone, no doubt due to the better screen on the iPad.
Next up was the iBook reader. So I launch it and find Winnie the Pooh for my reading pleasure. Again the words are nice and sharp and the work done to make it look like a book are pretty amazing. If you hold it up and down it makes it one larger page, tilt it and it becomes a sexy looking really book with a spine to divide your pages. I gotta say it blew me away a little. The app also included some basic controls you would expect; the ability to increase and decrease font size, and the ability to adjust contrast being the big two. I’m not sure about long term reading on it, but just the sexy factor have it looking so much nicer then most ebook readers.
The Google Maps app and Photos app also looked nice, but the above would be my main reasons for getting myself and iPad. Oh and the thing will run your iPhone/iTouch apps and you have the choice to run them full screen or original scale to maintain their proper resolution.
Anyways, even if your an iPad/Apple/Steve Jobs hater I think you owe it to yourself to stop by an Apple store (or Best Buy) and actually touch one of these bad boys.
Thanks to Kevin Rose I’ve found perhaps a new addiction. Not being part of the whole FaceBook thing (as the guy in charge is evil and you basically give away everything about yourself) I’ve missed out on the phenomenon known as FarmVille. Anyways even better now, We Rule. I’ve only been playing for a bit but already hooked for some silly reason. 🙂
So, I’ve been working toward perhaps going back to school. I’ve now been excepted but before I can actually “enroll” I must first complete this stupid essay, the essay of doom. 🙁 I have no idea why schools do things like this (an essay was part of the application also — and I’ve been excepted so my writting can’t be that bad).
I guess I just don’t understand why schools choose to base things on an essay written on a subject nobody, I would guess, cares anything about. I see education as a way to better ones self, to learn new things that interest them. I feel the “system” is designed in a way that the result is much different. It’s just a shame …
I was recently asked “what is their most famous song” when I mentioned I was going to the moe. show the other night. I wasn’t sure what song to say as I know that at least in the Syracuse, NY area (where the show was) that the radio stations don’t play moe. at all and I love most all of them.
For anyone wanting to get a taste of what moe. brings here is a track I really enjoy and was from the July 11th show I attended. The name of the track is Mexico.
As for the show it was GREAT! I had a really good time with some friends and my brother. As the band started to announce that they were going to hurry up with the encore the sky let loose and soaked everyone with a nice driving rain. 🙂
So by now everyone around the worlds has heard the news of Michael Jackson’s death. If you turn on a TV it completely overshadows everything else going on in the world. I guess what I found most interesting is how this has effected the internet, news sites specifically. I just read over on Slashdot about how the average responsiveness of major news sites had dropped from 100% to 86%. Now thats an awful lot of traffic.
I know the guy made an awful lot of great selling music, but I had no idea people would be so crazy about his death. I guess I figured since you didn’t hear any news of him in the US ,unless he was doing something crazy like hanging a baby over a railing, he was pretty much forgotten about. I stand corrected though.