Thursday, June 18, 2009

2445 Woots, and an African storm

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer."


I've been Wooting! (Ha! Look at me! I made a verb!) If you don't already know what is, check it out. They offer one deal a day, and when it sells out, it's gone.

Last week or so I bought a thingy that you can plug into an analog video output device, like a video cassette recorder/player or old video camera, and it converts the output to digital and will put it on an iPod, or thumb stick or whatever. I have a load of old VCR tapes. Woot! I haven't got around to trying it yet, but eventually I will.

Today my most recent purchase arrived. It's an actual turntable for vinyl records that produces digital output and plugs into the laptop USB. I had tried a long time ago to convert vinyl to CD, using the old stereo in the living room, but the input to the computer was analog and I had to use a program that translated, and it didn't do a good job. Plus there were pops that even Jay couldn't get rid of. I hope this works better.


The following is Kim Komando's selection for Video of the Day. It's Perpetuum Jazzile, an a cappella jazz choir from Slovenia, singing "Africa", but they go a step further. They create a thunderstorm with their hands. Pretty cool.


Same group, doing a Bee Gees Medley:

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