Android Gingerbread?

For those that have followed almost any android forum or blogs there’s been speculation that the new release of the android OS (code named Gingerbread) maybe released the day after “Black Friday” (the day following thanks giving) so, will the rumours be true?

Either way, for most users that have remained with the stock supplied ROM may never see this update be released for their phone! as some have yet to even have FroYo pushed out.

Well let’s hope that the waiting ends soon…

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The Audreys – Wrest Point Casino 20th November 2010

Last night my mother & I went to see The Audreys playing at Wrest Point Casino for their Sometimes the Stars Australian tour. I have to admit but there wasn’t as many people there as I had expected there to be, but hey it meant that most of us got a seat and could simply enjoy the music!

I had my phone with me so I took some happy snaps, I’m going to include all that I took (some are a little blurry) So this is what you have missed out on if you didn’t make the show…

The show was absolutely fantastic, and I even got to speak to Taasha & Tristan after the show   🙂

P.S: After seeing how some of these songs are played live it has given me a new appreciation for the Capo!

Where is Timmy Mouse?

Just recently Maisie’s favourite toy (Timmy Mouse) went AWOL! so after turning the house upside down he’s just vanished, today we have gone and purchased a replacement (actually two of them!) Oh boy, Maisie is now a happy cat… 😉

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Change is a coming to Debian

Today while I was updating both my desktop & Eee Pc’s I now have the new Debian background that has been approved for Debian 6.0 (squeze) here is what I’m talking about (image taken from my Eee Pc)

So as you can see its quite simple and not distracting to the eye! (as some can be) also the default Grub2 splash image has changed as well, and it to is a nice change from what has ben the standard since Grub2 was adopted in Debian testing.

So my uneducated guess is that Debian 6.0 is just around the corner…

The Mohs Scale of Crapiness!

Ever had the need to express your level of CRAP? Well now you can with this little list provided by xkcd.com, so as you can see you can make it very clear just how CRAP you are feeling!

Try it out for yourself…

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Technology terms revealed!

Have you ever wondered what the following terms mean? well I’ve found the answer on xkcd.com (image sourced from there)

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Back on the Cyanogen (mod) train!

I know I change Android ROM’s like underwear! But it’s because there are features in both the HTC Sense UI and the AOSP UI that appeals to me. I wish that I could have the speed of the AOSP with the eye candy of Sense!

The truth of it is that you get a better battery life (per recharge) from the AOSP ROM because it’s not as heavy on CPU usage to render where with Sense it’s all about visual appearence not battery efficiency.

So let’s see how long I last this time! 😀

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This sums up today…

Just look closely!

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The meaning of the word no!

There are times where words seem to loose their significance in context, for example if I say no what is it I’m trying to say? (yes this should be straightforward!)

no1
[noh]

-adverb
1. word used to express dissent, denial, or refusal

-noun
noes,nos
2. negative vote

no2
[noh]

-adjective
not any

No
nobelium


[noh]

-noun
classic drama of Japan, developed chiefly in the 14th century, employing verse, prose, choral song, and dance in highly conventionalized formal and thematic patterns derived from religious sources and folk myths

no can do
-idiom
it can’t be done

Does that seem a fair assumption to the word no? Now I realise that this is a rather strange way to publicly speak, but there is one individual that for whatever reason seems to need reminding of the meaning of the word no

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The Audreys Hobart in concert November 20th

Although its still a while off yet, but the countdown is on for the Australian band The Audreys to visit Hobart for their one night only concert at the Wrest Point Casino. See tour dates here

I’m fairly new to liking this fantastic folk/blues group! as most of my musical influence has been psychedelic (Pink Floyd) blues/rock/hard rock (Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix) and more recently triphop group, Portishead. Another performer and song writer Alanis Morissette. So I have a broad covering of genre here! (some may say not!)

Anyhow, Taasha has a fantastic voice and songwriting style that from the first time I heard “Banjo & Violin” one late night whilst working on my computer listening to RAGE on Triple J. I had to turn on the TV to see the group! (iirc a Banjo isn’t even used in the song other than as a prop in the clip by Tristian!) But this led to much searching of YouTube for further clips and surprisingly at that time there wasn’t that much to be found (since changed)

So a while passed and recently I stumbled across some YouTube clips that got me more keen to get their albums “Between last night and us” c2006 “When the flood comes” c2008 and their latest “Sometimes the Stars” c2010 this was the pre-order special with signed inlay & bonus 4 track acoustic CD.

I’m thoroughly satisfied with all three albums, the good thing is that they are not all the same! The development as a band on the first two is just great, especially the song, Songbird… the third album is a little different as Michael, Lyndon & Toby left to pursue other projects this left the group with founding members Taasha & Tristian to produce a truly amazing album in collaboration with some other fantastic musicians…  😀

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