I started this blog primarily to keep track of interesting media I find all across the interwebs. Then I realized that other people might be interested, as well. Occasionally I provide interesting insight and commentary on topics that interest me.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Shadow’s extremely abbreviated iPhone 4 review.

Things I really like about the new iPhone 4:

  • The display: It’s beautiful. Don’t worry, iPhone haters, your preferred mobile device will have this display within a year. But words can’t quantify just how amazing this display is.
  • The camera: The led flash is pretty bright and you can have it stay on when shooting video. I was using this earlier today to get a clear shot of part of my car engine that other parts were blocking. The tap-focus thing helped with that one.
  • The battery: I did all sorts of crazy stuff today while putting it through its paces and could not kill the battery. I know I could by doing things outside of normal use like leave the video on constantly but it’s good to know that through typical use I’m not gonna have to charge more than once a day.

Things I don’t like about the new iPhone 4:

  • The fact that Facetime is wi-fi and iPhone 4-compatible only: While working on my car, I really wished I could’ve used Facetime to call my Uncle and show him what I was troubleshooting in the electrical system so he could give me advice and confirm if I was testing the electrical components correctly.
  • The antenna problem: So I’m left-handed and apparently there is a big deal being made about holding the phone a certain way and bridging the two antennas may cause reception issues and it seems to be mostly problematic for lefties. Goddammit! I mean, I was going to buy a bumper or a case anyway but it really irks me when sinister people like me get overlooked.
  • The display: It’s made me realize just how inferior every other lcd display I look at on a daily basis is now. Tomorrow I am going to be at work but not be able to work because I will be consumed by the fact that I’m staring at a bunch of fucking pixels.
  • The size: I thought the iPhone 3G and 3GS were the perfect size and this thing is significantly smaller. If iPhones were sandwiches, this would be one with the crusts cut off. My Nintendo DS lite always bothered me because my hands would cramp up after using it for extended periods of time, it remains to be seen whether the iPhone 4 will present the same problem but I worry.
posted by Shadow at 12:54 am  

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Blog Update

Hi, I haven’t posted anything here in awhile because this blog used to be hosted from Blogger and they announced a few months ago that they would be discontinuing support for ftp hosted blogs come May. Lately I’ve been knee deep in recording and life’s other calamities and so put off migrating the blog. I believe it’s finally done and I’ve set it up to be very similar in look and feel to the Blogger theme I was using. So if you had subscribed to my blog previously via RSS, you will have to do so again. If you have no idea what RSS is or how to use an RSS reader, well, I plan to post on that someday but you should check it out and get with the times.

posted by Shadow at 2:20 am  

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Autotuned News

posted by Shadow at 12:22 pm  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jones’ Bigass Truck Rental & Storage

posted by Shadow at 1:28 am  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Internet – From The IT Crowd

If you’ve never seen the BBC series The IT Crowd, you need to click on this link (if it ever stops working in the future, just search youtube or the bbc website. Unfortunately, this particular clip does not allow embedding.

posted by Shadow at 1:23 am  

Friday, September 26, 2008

Leopard Screensharing Art

So I keep forgetting to post this picture but it’s a screenshot I took soon after getting Leopard set up on two of my computers.

posted by Shadow at 10:08 pm  

Friday, August 1, 2008

Anyone need a computer monitor?

Anyone need a computer monitor?
Originally uploaded by spittingangels

I’m serious, my work is giving them away. But I also have a couple in
storage I’d like to get rid of, as well. If you would like a monitor
or five, let me know. Free to good homes. Offer good while supplies

posted by Shadow at 10:26 pm  

Friday, August 1, 2008

The ahi sandwich at Fuego’s

The ahi sandwich at Fuego’s
Originally uploaded by spittingangels

So this is a bit of a plug for Fuego’s. The owners of the restaurant
are the parents of one of my coworkers (and he informed me his wife
makes the desserts). They are probably best described as “Baja
Mexican” cuisine. So when Leon Phelps asks you if you’d like a fish
sandwich, you’d better reply, “Yes, I’d like to try the ahi sandwich
at Fuego’s.”

I mean it, this thing is delicious. I keep meaning to try their other
offerings each time I go there but the ahi sandwich wins out everytime.

If you won’t take my word for it, maybe you’ll trust the Austin Chronicle

Where are they, you ask?
Across the street from Kim Phung on N Lamar.
7600 N. Lamar, Ste F
Austin, TX 78752


posted by Shadow at 10:15 pm  

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This is called Wonderful Chicken

This is called Wonderful Chicken
Originally uploaded by spittingangels

…and yes, it is.

This is a test post to my blog from my phone via Flickr.

posted by Shadow at 1:40 pm  

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

posted by Shadow at 11:29 am  
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