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  • oneshowatatime 12:46 am on February 8, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: 360 degree panoramas, aerial photography   

    Rad Aerial Panos 

    Aerial Panoramas and 3D Virtual Tours of Beautiful Places and Cities Around the World: http://www.airpano.com/List-Aerial-Panoramas-Top10.php

     
    • absolutelylovely 2:52 am on February 8, 2012 Permalink

      so…….. who wants to go to the maldives?

    • oneshowatatime 3:16 am on February 8, 2012 Permalink

      I do! I totally, totally want to go with you, but I don’t know if now is the best time really: http://goo.gl/EXhQI

      How ’bout Angel Falls in Venezuela? In reality, I think it’s one of the rainiest places on Earth and the jungle is full of kidnappers. Sure looks incredible though!!!!!!!

      I’m going home right now to read books and watch Planet Mother Fucking Earth on this rainy LA night…

  • oneshowatatime 7:04 am on February 5, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: dumb blogs anonymouse   

    jambandortaliban.rage 

    http://jambandfanortaliban.blogspot.com/

     
  • oneshowatatime 6:57 pm on December 21, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , , ,   

    Risk and be rewarded: yeeeeeew!!! 

     
    • untamedyawp 3:39 am on December 28, 2011 Permalink

      boom

  • oneshowatatime 11:09 pm on October 8, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: )'(, 2011, , how many more fucking days til the fucking man burns?, rites of passage,   

    ♥♥♥ )'( ♥♥♥ 

     
    • Ms.Wonderland 2:45 am on October 26, 2011 Permalink

      Swan Lake 🙂

  • oneshowatatime 9:51 pm on September 24, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: good music   

    http://tinyurl.com/3j4nrye

     
  • oneshowatatime 10:30 pm on September 13, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: van gogh   

    steal your face right off your head 

     
  • oneshowatatime 8:04 pm on August 5, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , deep throat   

    if i had a dollar for every sex-for-BM ticket posting on c-list, i would have enough money to buy a BM ticket: http://goo.gl/fQqew

     
    • Ms.Wonderland 2:32 am on August 10, 2011 Permalink

      ha!

  • oneshowatatime 12:19 am on July 23, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , psychedelia, radness,   

    Fields 

    You’ll want to dim the lights, turn up your headphones and enter full screen for this…

    http://fields-tv.com/

     
  • oneshowatatime 9:30 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: advice,   

     
  • oneshowatatime 9:43 pm on June 21, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: backpacking, , , , , ,   

     
  • oneshowatatime 5:30 pm on May 24, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: costa rica, sloth, traffic,   

    Help a sloth! 

     
  • oneshowatatime 3:17 am on March 11, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , flac, lossless,   

    If you like lossless, this blog’s for you… 

    http://holyfuckingshit40000.blogspot.com/

    So awesome. Enjoy.

     
    • adriuntz 1:50 pm on March 11, 2011 Permalink

      Why thank you…any recommendations?

    • oneshowatatime 7:08 pm on March 11, 2011 Permalink

      the best thing to do is to just dive in–the reviews of each album are a great way to dive into all kinds of new music. i’ve pulled a lot of familiar stuff and a lot of unfamiliar stuff including Charles Mingus, Grateful Dead, Autechre, Bluetech, Zappa, Alice in Chains, E. Power Biggs, Outkast, Neil Young, Flying Lotus… the list goes on.

      If you’re looking for something specific, try a Google domain search. Example: http://tinyurl.com/4jxrrjc

    • untamedyawp 6:48 pm on March 16, 2011 Permalink

      holy fucking shit

    • ajnakashic 4:56 am on March 17, 2011 Permalink

      autechre and plaid 😀 two of the best electronic music producers since ever

    • oneshowatatime 9:39 pm on March 17, 2011 Permalink

      thanks for the tip, just dl’d Plaid – Not For Three’s… totally awesome already and i’m on track 1. can’t wait to spend the rest of the afternoon in tribal space. dl’d Hash Jar Tempo the other day, interesting ambient psychedelic rock if you’re into that.

      post any good finds in this thread, this hfs40000 blog has so much to offer! it just needs us to unlock all the gems 🙂

    • oneshowatatime 9:17 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink

      wow, Jean Michel Jarr is awesome. space journey from 1976: http://tinyurl.com/4ebenzo

    • zabba 1:42 am on March 29, 2011 Permalink

      can’t say i’ve dealt with FLAC. any necessary software for listening?

    • oneshowatatime 4:51 pm on March 29, 2011 Permalink

      if you want to play flac files, there are several players that support it (VLC is the one i use), but if you want to play these in iTunes (which i do), you have to use FLAC decoder to convert them to WAV. once they’re in WAV, you can dump them into iTunes (i find that one album at a time works best), add album/song info and then convert them to Apple Lossless (you can select this in your iTunes import settings). This will convert them to ALAC which is more compressed than WAV and allows you to save album info/art and you can play these in iTunes or put them on an iPod.

      Once you’re done converting, don’t forget to delete the FLAC and WAV files, they’re huge so they’ll just eat up space. Kind of a pain in the ass, but you get into a rhythm, especially if you’re sitting in front of a screen most of the day like me…

  • oneshowatatime 6:51 am on February 26, 2011 Permalink |  

    FLAC Decoder for Mac 

    Can someone help me? I’m trying to convert FLAC files to WAV or AIFF (and ultimately to ALAC). The freeware I found sucks, I’ve never felt so dumb. Help friendsies.

    Thanks, love you, bye 🙂

     
  • oneshowatatime 8:55 pm on February 24, 2011 Permalink |
    Tags: , joke   

    A Good Joke from a Good Friend 

    A Congressman was seated next to a little girl on an airplane so he
    turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if
    you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

    The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the
    total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

    “Oh, I don’t know,” said the congressman. “How about global warming,
    universal health care, or stimulus packages?” as he smiled smugly.

    “OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a
    question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff –
    grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat
    patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

    The legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence,
    thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

    To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to
    discuss global warming, universal health care, or the economy, when you
    don’t know shit?” and went back to reading her book.

     
    • homad 7:01 am on February 25, 2011 Permalink

      When I was little I kept talking to the guy behind me…then apparently dropped my shoe in his salad later on, to which he stopped talking to me 🙂

    • Ms.Wonderland 8:18 am on February 26, 2011 Permalink

      niice Homad! 😀

    • deadindenver 8:46 am on February 26, 2011 Permalink

      oops forgot who i was there for a sec…stupid login

  • oneshowatatime 7:21 pm on December 3, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , , experimental, , invisible allies,   

    Invisible Allies – Hyperdimensional Animals 

     
    • oneshowatatime 7:32 pm on December 3, 2010 Permalink

      I just purchased in ALAC format–can’t wait to put it through the headphones and explore the outer stratosphere and dark matter stew in my cubicle.

    • ajnakashic 7:36 pm on December 3, 2010 Permalink

      Mulberry Windows.

    • untamedyawp 5:19 am on December 4, 2010 Permalink

      turquoise rain chant

    • absolutelylovely 5:25 pm on December 5, 2010 Permalink

      techniculus funkularus seems to me to be a heady version of this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gp5Vd44AJQ

  • oneshowatatime 6:46 pm on November 24, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: food safety, local food, michael pollan, S510, small farmers, tester-hagan   

    Keep Tester-Hagan, Protect Small Farmers 

    “S 510 is the most important food safety legislation in a generation. The Tester Amendment will make it even more effective, strengthening food safety rules while protecting small farmers and producers. We both think this is the right thing to do.” Eric Schlosser & Michael Pollan

    Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms

    In the next few days, the US Senate will vote on S510, The Food Safety Modernization Act, which contains a revised version of the Tester-Hagan Amendment–a very important amendment to protect local producers and small farmers like Joel Salatin from over-regulation by the FDA. Some big agribusiness and produce industry lobbyists are trying to eliminate Tester-Hagan from the bill before the vote, so please read about the amendment at the links below and send a message or make a phone call to Michael Bennet/Mark Udall or your state senator urging them to keep Tester-Hagan in the bill.

    Article and call to action from the Santa Monica Co-op, provides some ideas to include in your message to senators: http://www.coopportunity.com/pdf/ActionAlertArticle.pdf

    An update on the where the food bill stands: http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/food-safety-bill-update/

    Colorado Senators Contact:

    Michael Pollan has been posting updates on the bill from Twitter if you’d like to keep up on the latest: http://twitter.com/#!/michaelpollan

     
    • perpetuallyphil 10:25 pm on November 24, 2010 Permalink

      good looking out. thanks dude.

      the farm bill in the last few years has been notoriously horrible for small farmers and those in other countries. good to see that there are some possible good steps coming forward.

      cheers.

      emails, sent.

  • oneshowatatime 9:57 pm on November 20, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: danny mackaskill, , scotland, , trials,   

     
    • adriuntz 11:30 pm on November 20, 2010 Permalink

      incredible.

    • krammark 1:33 am on November 21, 2010 Permalink

      beautiful video and incredible tricks. dig this. redbull makes better movies than beverages.

    • perpetuallyphil 4:39 am on November 22, 2010 Permalink

      all those dusky HD shots make me wanna go to Scotland. pretty. awesome.

  • oneshowatatime 1:11 am on October 27, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: ,   

    Just a few creepy things to keep in mind about the internet… 

    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=138315

     
  • oneshowatatime 4:20 am on October 21, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: , search   

    Is The Internet Making Us Stupid — Or A New Kind of Smart? 

    I meant to post this MediaPost Search Insider article by Gord Hotchkiss a while back. At least one of you has posted articles by Gord here before–he’s the man. This is great food for thought/discussion.

    Link to the full article here (you might have to login to read it so I’ve pasted the text below): http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=135438&lfe=1

    Thursday, September 9, 2010, 11:00 AM

    As I mentioned a few weeks back, I’m reading Nicholas Carr’s book “The Shallows.” His basic premise is that our current environment, with its deluge of available information typically broken into bite-sized pieces served up online, is “dumbing down” our brains. We no longer read, we scan. We forego the intellectual heavy lifting of prolonged reading for the more immediate gratification of information foraging. We’re becoming a society of attention-deficit dolts.

    It’s a grim picture, and Carr does a good job of backing up his premise. I’ve written about many of these issues in the past. And I don’t dispute the trends that Carr chronicles (at length). But is Carr correct is saying that online is dulling our intellectual capabilities, or is it just creating a different type of intelligence?

    While I’m at it, I suspect this new type of intelligence is much more aligned with our native abilities than the “book smarts” that have ruled the day for the last five centuries. I’m an avid reader (ironically, I’ve been reading Carr’s book on an iPad) and I’m the first to say that I would be devastated if reading goes the way of the dodo. But are we projecting our view of what’s “right” on a future where the environment (and rules) have changed?

    A Timeline of Intellect

    If you expand your perspective of human intellectualism to the entire history of man, you find that the past 500 years have been an anomaly. Prior to the invention of the printing press (and the subsequent blossoming of intellectualism) our brains were there for one purpose: to keep us alive. The brain accomplished this critical objective through one of three ways:

    Responding to Danger in Our Environments

    “Reading is an artificial human activity. We have to train our brains to do it. But scanning our surroundings to notice things that don’t fit is as natural to us as sleeping and eating. We have sophisticated, multi-layered mechanisms to help us recognize anomalies in our environment (which often signal potential danger). I believe we have “exapted” these same mechanisms and use them every day to digest information presented online.”

    This idea goes back to something I have said repeatedly: Technology doesn’t change behavior, it enables behavior to change. Change comes from us pursuing the most efficient route for our brains. When technology opens up an option that wasn’t previously available, and the brain finds this a more natural path to take, it will take it. It may seem that the brain is changing, but in actuality it’s returning to its evolutionary “baseline.”

    If the brain has the option of scanning, using highly efficient inherent mechanisms that have been created through evolution over thousands of generations, or reading, using jury-rigged, inefficient neural pathways that we’ve been forced to build from scratch through our lives, the brain will take the easiest path. The fact was, we couldn’t scan a book. But we can scan a Web site.

    Making The Right Choices

    Another highly honed ability of the brain is to make advantageous choices. We can consider alternatives using a combination of gut instincts (more than you know) and rational deliberation (less than you think) and more often than not, make the right choice. This ability goes in lock step with the previous one, scanning our environment.

    Reading a book offers no choices. It’s a linear experience, forced to go in one direction. It’s an experience dictated by the writer, not the reader. But browsing a Web site is an experience littered with choices. Every link is a new choice, made by the visitor. This is why we (at my company) have continually found that a linear presentation of information (for example, a Flash movie) is a far less successful user experience than a Web site where the user can choose from logical and intuitive navigation options.

    Carr is right when he says this is distracting, taking away from the focused intellectual effort that typifies reading. But I counter with the view that scanning and making choices is more naturally human than focused reading.

    Establishing Beneficial Social Networks

    Finally, humans are herders. We naturally create intricate social networks and hierarchies, because it’s the best way of ensuring that our DNA gets passed along from generation to generation. When it comes to gene propagation, there is definitely safety in numbers.

    Reading is a solitary pursuit. Frankly, that’s one of the things avid readers treasure most about a good book, the “me” time that it brings with it. That’s all well and good, but bonding and communication are key drivers of human behavior. Unlike a book, online experiences offer you the option of solitary entertainment or engaged social connection. Again, it’s a closer fit with our human nature.

    From a personal perspective, I tend to agree with most of Carr’s arguments. They are a closer fit with what I value in terms of intellectual “worth.” But I wonder if we fall into a trap of narrowed perspective when we pass judgment on what’s right and what’s not based on what we’ve known, rather than on what’s likely to be.

    At the end of the day, humans will always be human.

     
    • Sampson 5:00 am on October 21, 2010 Permalink

      I got very little out of that after scanning it quickly … : )

  • oneshowatatime 10:12 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags:   

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=… 

     
    • adriuntz 5:04 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink

      it never did that when i lived there

    • krammark 5:22 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink

      so cool. that’s a fiber optic video display. if anyone is every in philadelphia go to the Comcast building, they have a cool fiber optic wall.

    • krammark 5:23 pm on October 16, 2010 Permalink

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