lifeaftercd

lifeaftercd:

If a headphone maker could ask Magnetic Man, Katy B, and Skream for thoughts on their design, of course they would, and Sony also thought to film it. Headphones are as much about who’s wearing them as it is how they’re being worn, so the video brings this together with a brief discussion of what they look for in an all-around headphone. And the MDR-1R delivers. A favorite of ours for sonics, wide compatibility across sources, comfort, construction, and looks, the MDR-1R hosts a very attractive balance of qualities.

Forget the marketing BS, look at the setup powering the headphones, XD 
Muhahah I love Sony engineers! XD 

retromechanicallabs
retromechanicallabs:

Music and studio gear has been a long time passion of mine. When I learned I could manipulate sound on a micro level with electronic components it was like stepping into an alternate reality I didn’t know existed. I tried to convey my excitement to friends and other musicians but few understood. I’m not sure how many people get why capacitors are cool or how awesome different types of transistors are. But for the ones that do there needs to be a secret nod and handshake so we know it’s ok to geek out. #electronics #guitarfx

retromechanicallabs:

Music and studio gear has been a long time passion of mine. When I learned I could manipulate sound on a micro level with electronic components it was like stepping into an alternate reality I didn’t know existed. I tried to convey my excitement to friends and other musicians but few understood. I’m not sure how many people get why capacitors are cool or how awesome different types of transistors are. But for the ones that do there needs to be a secret nod and handshake so we know it’s ok to geek out. #electronics #guitarfx

If you like a store clerk, write it down!

I have a unusual way of saying thanks to store clerks that I find really
professional, polite and all around nice to me. I ask for pen and paper and
write it down officially with my ID card number and official signature.
I don’t do it often but every time I wrote about a clerk it was because he
or she deserved it.
People only know to write bad things but when it comes to write good stuff
they wont do it because “it takes too much time”, “the manager won’t read
it” and so on.

If you want to make someone really happy at work write it down even if they
say they don’t need it.
Good people need support and words of encouragement to keep it up.
So next time you find the store clerk really helpful, nice and professional
just write it down.

I got a “pay-it-forward” way of doing things, mostly because of my loved
one, I wasn’t like this in the past, I didn’t care about saying good things
but these days I notice that if you are nice to people, people will be nice
to other people and that makes the world a little better.

People enjoy some nice words, at least I do! So be nice and write it down,
you’ll be happy also.

My prescription glasses problem.

So I bought 2 new lenses for my old glasses, after a month they are already
showing signs fucked up treatment, this stuff should last at least a year.
Had to return them to the Multiópticas shop, the funny thing is they will
send them to their lab to see whats the problem. the treatment flaking
isn’t very normal and I didn’t do any DIY work with those glasses so I do
hope they fix the problem, if not I won’t buy any stuff on that store again
even if the staff is really nice.

Warranties do protect the user but the store always has the upper hand.
Sometimes it sucks to wear prescription glasses!

Now I’m using my work ones but they are old and suck to write on a
computer.

I pay for my android apps, reloaded.

I already wrote about this in the past but I still think its a good topic to recycle, I’m one of those people who actually pays for android apps.

I have enough technical skills to actually find and install ANY piece of software for free and without any type of headache but I don’t want to do it.
Why? Because if I can pay for a cup of coffee I can actually pay some Euros for a piece of software that can be installed on any of my android gear.

Paying actually helps the Devs doing some work on the software, plus you pay their bills and that’s a good thing.
I don’t understand how people buy expensive hardware only to run it with shit, ok some free apps are decent but most paid stuff is amazing.

I’m being a bit hard but it’s true, people go all “Oh my God I won’t pay 15€ for a game!, bla bla bla” but they will pay 5€ for a pack of cigarettes…
I think all the “free” apps out there made a hard life for all paid ones, but on the good side the paid ones are amazing because they must face free competition. 

A thing about “free” apps, in my opinion there isn’t free stuff. It’s looks free but along the way I’m sure your personal data is being used for targeted ads…

People are really strange, they don’t mind spending 20 Euros on a cover but they won’t spend them on a office suite because it’s too expensive, makes me think if people really need smartphones for work or only for style and social networking.  

So I bought a Sony Xperia U on a second-hand store…my Nokia will go to my wife if she want’s it. 
100€ with the original box, charger and manuals, note that the original box was the only way I would buy the phone.  
The phone is almost new, it does have some nicks on the corners but it looks and feels new.

Now this thing is old smartphone wise and it does have some problems, it doesn’t have a memory card slot, so this means I only have 4Gb of usable memory, not a problem because I won’t use it for multimedia but if I need it the USB port supports external drives (a thing my Asus tablet doesn’t support and it’s new).

100€ wasn’t much because I can use this Sony as a 3G internet access point for my tablet, a new one costs 50€ around here.
Besides the access point, the phone has the Walkman software and radio, the output jack delivers more power than the Sony PSP for shure.
The audio quality is decent because it’s a Sony and these guys know audio.

It’s a 1Ghz dual-core and it has a decent performance if you don’t enable too much visual BS. It does lag if you push it too hard, ICS on a 2 year old does tax the CPU and RAM.

Besides that it makes calls/SMS and it’s has a short battery life like most stuff from two years ago.   

Garota de Ipanema cover
Voice by Élio Isaac.

I grow up hearing my dear friend Élio singing hard rock, so this is strange to me.

I really miss those Guns N’Roses covers…but they weren’t very nice for his vocal cords if my memory serves me right. 

About terrorists…and this third beheading.

Some words about people who kill in the name of God.

The best way to be hunted down by the public opinion is to kill decent
persons.
My heart aches for the loss of his family specially his kids.
My prayers go to them.

I have a deep respect for all religions that follow the peace path.
I am catholic, my own religion also had so called holly wars and witch
hunts so no religion is free from stupidity and cruelty. I do believe we
learn from past mistakes and hope such atrocities don’t return to the
Catholic religion.

Beheading people is a cruel act for their families and kids that must live
with those images for the rest of their lives.
Sadly only words wont stop the atrocities of this so called new state, a
state made of horror, of child killing, of genocide.

I’m a parent and I love my kids, they are my life and if someone wanted
them harm I would gladly defend the war path to protect my family, I’m not
talking about patriotism or religion, I’m talking about the life of the
persons most important to me, I would actually agree with war if words
didn’t solve the problem. With this this third beheading we see words don’t
solve the problem.

I do believe in peace of all people of the world but I’m not blind about
evil people who go against their own religion by taking life in the name of
God.
Those who show no mercy and make cruel acts in the name of God must be
hunted down not by words but by the dogs of war.
The crusades should be over, Saladin should rest in peace but if this
cruelty continues I do hope a new one comes and stops this fundamentalist
jihad madness.

War brings only death but sometimes evil people must pay for their acts.

If by any chance I offend anyone reading my words, it was not my intention, but this is my opinion and I feel I must share it, because a man that stands silent when others die is also part of the problem.