easy links to iTunes content

Just a quick post to highlight the funky little tool on the iTunes website for automajickally [sic] generating links to specific apps with the iTunes store. The appropriately named iTunes Link Maker is able to be targeted by Country, Media Type, or Genre/Category; as well as being able to be searched by name.

It has been out for a while, and is not guaranteed by Apple at all. In fact, they go so far as to state

The Link Maker tool is provided by Apple as an accommodation only. Apple assumes no responsibility for your use of any links, and makes no representation regarding their accuracy or performance.

amongst other parts of the disclaimer. But, hey, it’s easier than trying to figure it out and do it yourself. Right??

OK Go does it again (White Knuckles)

OK Go brought us the viral YouTube hit music video using running machines. Here they do it again, with over 5 million views already since release on 19 Sept.

Is there nothing they can’t make totally cool???

The Final Countdown – 3 part documentary

A brilliant documentary on one of the greatest songs of all time, Europe’s The Final Countdown, posted by SteinVidarEUROPE. Here are all three parts in all their glory.

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Nothing else needs to be said really except, here’s the entire official music video!!

quick update: still studying….

Labour Weekend here in New Zealand. No rest for the wicked though, and I guess that includes me….
Another day of studying hard for exams this week. Although I did get a little “break” from study this morning to paint part of the house (fun, fun, fun!!!). I’ve got my next underwriting delegation exam tomorrow afternoon, then uni exams throughout this week and the next two after that. All over by mid-November then into full-time work and also some fun coding and web-dev times too.

No exciting news to report, so I’ll just throw up some sexy tunes from waaaay back in the day:

Loving the smooth dude’s of the 80’s; and the ladies weren’t ashamed to flaunt it either. I really love the way music vids back then weren’t all special effects, but actually were just film of the artist singing – maybe with some track-spots or other lighting effect.

I really shouldn’t start posting eighties music videos, because I’ll never manage to share all of the great ones. The eighties was DEFINITELY the best era for music. Loving it all!!!

Anyways, best back into the study, so I’ll update again tomorrow.

procrastination, that’s what I do

So, I am currently “doing an assignment”. It’s actually frustrating how banal they can make an otherwise interesting subject….it’s meant to be a database paper, however we spend more time being forced to use a tool/software than we do actually dong database work. The current assignment could be done in about 10 lines of SQL, but it’s, so far, taking days to get part way through it. It is even starting to make me dislike DBs (joking!!).

It’s now the final week of lectures at uni, and then it’ll be exam time. My final set of exams for this degree too!! I’ve already started contemplating returning in a year or so to do a Masters in International Business, but first I need to get back into the real world and earn some $$. Also get sqwi.sh fully running, and then the other few sites too. That should hopefully be pretty much done by Christmas….

I’ll just insert a lovely couple of mixes by d-t3ch here, they’ve even got sampling from Entourage in one!!

Men at Work, Land Down-Under. We’re gonna get drunk with Russell Crowe, we’re gonna head-butt some kangaroos!

Anyways, I’m just polishing the API for sqwi.sh then that can go public. I’ve got a couple of sites by other people already waiting to use the API which is very cool. I found an excellent discussion of implementing an API for your web service here. And I’ll be doing a bit of my own one as well, because I have tricked up a few things that aren’t mentioned in that tutorial.

Once assignments are over at the end of this week, I’ve got the IEEE Extreme Coding competition this weekend. 24 hours of code!!! We just get in there and code, sleep in lab if we need to, and code some more. I’m gonna be giving a big shout-out to Mountain Dew and Red Bull for my team, and if either of those lovely companies want to send me some freebies, I’ll ignore the other from now on…..

I suppose I should get back into the assignment now, but at least I got a little bit of procrastination out of the way. I’ll be getting a bit more regular with my posts again over the next week or so.

I’ve got a couple of sites by other people already waiting to use the API which is very cool. I found an excellent discussion of implementing an API for your web service here. And I’ll be doing a bit of my own one as well, because I have tricked up a few things that aren’t mentioned in that tutorial.
Once assignments are over at the end of this week, I’ve got the IEEE Extreme Coding competition this weekend. 24 hours of code!!! We just get in there and code, sleep in lab if we need to, and code some more. I’m gonna be giving a big shout-out to Mountain Dew and Red Bull for my team, and if either of those lovely companies want to send me some freebies, I’ll ignore the other from now on…..
I suppose I should get back into the assignment now, but at least I got a little bit of procrastination out of the way. I’ll be getting a bit more regular with my posts again over the next week or so.

quick update: some more nice tunes

how about this

and then this

‘Nuff said!!

another quick update: nice Ibiza afternoon mix

Hey, hey. Now that we can embed SoundCloud tracks stright into WordPress, I guess it’s time to share some nice tracks out to the world. Here’s a beautiful dreamy mix from Michelle Owen.

I can see a nice sunny day out the window, and between the sunshine and tracks like this, I feel inspired to drop everything and just go chill outside with a nice cold beer.