Nov 08 Reblogged
Okay, here’s the real cover of DWM 454 – as sent to the printers last week, and on sale from Thursday 15 November.
Oooh, the bridge between the Eighth and Ninth Doctor: the Time War, guilt-ridden, genocide-causing Eighth Doctor, short hair and leather coat in tow (is this to say that the Ninth Doctor actually didn’t change his look after his regeneration?). I got a feeling that this will be my first DWM issue in a long while…
Eric had a flash this morning when he woke up, and created this image, which we could call “Dark Side of the Breakout”. :)
Jun 15 Reblogged
Joseph Kuhn, 1944
I can’t find anything at all online to explain these pictures. The caption at the source site says “Joseph Kuhn, alsacien, refuse d’être incorporé de force dans la Wehrmacht et se cache dans la maison de ses parents à Triembach; Joseph Kuhn déguisé en femme lorsqu’il rejoignit les lignes américaines en novembre 1944”
Which roughly translates to saying that he was hiding at this parent’s home and ended up joining the Americans (?) while disguised as a woman. Hmm.
Translation of the quoted caption: Alsacian Joseph Kuhn refused to be forced into the Wehrmacht and hid in his parents’ home in Triembach; when he crossed the American lines in November 1944, he did so dressed as a woman.
Jun 15 Reblogged
Amazon’s markup of digital delivery to indie authors is ~129,000%.
Indie author Andrew Hyde breaks down the dismal economics of selling his book on Amazon. For more on this, check out our publishing show from a couple months back. (via onthemedia)
//This is very much worth reading, if you’re an indie author or someone who wants to support indie authors.
I started going to the gym again, now I have free time again (the month of May was the busiest I’ve ever been, when all I ever did was work, work, work). Anyway, I’m moving on July 1st, and since it’s only a block and a half from my current apartment, we’re moving by foot. Hence the gym — I want to make sure to have enough stamina to survive that day. :P
I was on the lookout for a new pair of headphones for working out. They had to stay in place, be inobstrusive and survive to sweat. As much as I like my Denon buds, they’re not made for this, and it’s not fun to always have to adjust the buds so they don’t fall off. So I got a pair of Sennheiser Adidas MX 680i at Future Shop after a price match based on the Apple Store Canada price ($66 at Apple instead of $80 at FS). It’s the cheapest I’ve seen any of the sweatproof sports buds by Sennheiser, so I picked it up during lunch time.
One drawback: the Apple website indicated that my iPod Classic 80 GB was compatible with the MX 680i’s remote. On Sennheiser’s site, it just says “iPod Classic”. So I assumed that this feature would work. Alas, it’s not the case (the packaging actually specifies “iPod Classic 2009 model”). However, considering the price and the other features (stability and sweatproof), I’ll keep them. Besides, I’ll mostly use my old iPod shuffle (definitely not compatible with the remote) for my workouts, once I update its playlist to something more suited for the gym (ie. high energy songs).
Been wearing them in the office to break them in and get used to wearing them. It’s kinda weird because it feels like they’ll fall off but they don’t, thanks to the fins. The sound is decent to my ears (audiophiles may disagree with me). These buds are the open type, so the sound can leak if the volume is too high. Contrary to other Sennheiser Adidas models, this one has a medium-length cord with no extension.
All in all, I’ll see in a couple of hours how they stand to an actual workout session.
May 03 Reblogged
I… Wh—… Th—…
WTF is “12th place in Zelda”??? Has the author of this image even played Zelda and have an inkling of how the game works? It’s not one of those competitive game where you can end up with a ranking like in shmups or racing games or fighting games… It’s a solo action (RPGesque) game series, so regardless of the actual title being played, you simply *cannot* finish 12th place in the game.
My favorite Doctor?
I’ve been watching Doctor Who since 1993, when I used to watch it late at night on YTV. My favorite Doctor of the classic series is the Fourth Doctor. I like his gentle attitude, I like the eccentricity of the celery branch… but man, I can’t stand his companions. Among the modern series, it’s a tough choice. I like all three of them, although if I must pick only one, it’d be Tenth. I find that whenever a new actor is nominated to the role, I’m initially weary of him until he makes the Doctor his own. It was like that with David Tennant, but also with Matt Smith.