Sunday, November 16, 2014

Whiskey in a Jar...i Maenpaa

The snow started falling this weekend so, obviously, I broke out the Wintersun. I listened to the eponymous album, then I listened to Time I. Then I thought, hey, we're in the future, so Time II must be coming out. But some quick searching woefully led me to this:

It's fucking long. I read the whole thing so let me summarize certain key points. Jari is not satisfied with Time I, nor anything he's ever done. He states being underfunded by Nuclear Blast (the recording company) and hints at crowd funding, though he seems to refuse it. Shit, if i can afford it, I'll gladly contribute. I know Time I has it's issues but, since I got into it, I can't even listen to the first album anymore. It's that good to me. And it's 3 goddamn songs that were drowned in digital wankery! He justifies Time I sounding like a Pro Tools clusterfuck to the guitars sounding so shit that he had to hide them. In the end, he says that if he can't make albums his way (in his own studio), he won't make them at all. I don't care what it takes, I want to hear what is in this guy's head.

All this to say that I am torn. I get that this guy, at least in my esteem, really is a musical prodigy who seeks perfection at his own expense. But dammit, then I heard this:

It's a live rehearsal played over the album... and it's bloody perfect. Are those guitars shit? Really? Fuck you Jari, you magnificent bastard!

True genius is accidental.

Friday, November 14, 2014



and its fucking fat.

and greasy.


and it sucks.


still gonna see it though.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Humanity has landed a spacecraft on a comet.

Here are the highlights on the landing:

Also I started at MSFT at around the time this project winding down. I miss it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More random shit.

BSG/Danger Zone

What is this I don't even

Speaking of tim and eric this is totally legit and completely mental comercial they made

Sunday, November 9, 2014

So it's not just me...

Recently, I've been trying to better understand the startup world as I felt out of touch and needed some schooling on the current happenings in the tech world. I've been reading a lot and I'm now going to various events and doing some more in-depth research. Don’t ask why, I have my reasons.

I gotta say though, so far, it's not sitting right with me. I can list my reasons but I think that this article does a far better job than I ever could.

This one is about the dire situation in San Francisco which I can only assume is what the rest of us are quickly heading towards. You can probably guess that I found it by simply googling "startup douchebags".

The same goes for this image:

The really scary part, though, is how the author mentions that things were bad before the 2000 crash and that they are now worse. This does not bode well for us, does it? Of course, history doesn't always repeat itself due to varying parameters but you’d think we’d still heed its warning. Is the current crop of tech magnates too young to remember that far back?

I’ll stop here because my head is overflowing with bile on this subject, head bile, I guess. Shut up.

Friday, November 7, 2014

I Can't Get Enough of These Guys

< Tim and Eric FTW!