Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Sigur Rós Music Videos

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:25

There are some Sigur Rós videos available on their official website including the Heima trailers I’ve already mentioned. One video I’m particularly fond of is Glósóli from the album Takk. (The video is available on the DVD part of the special edition Sæglópur EP.) I just love the concept of the video set in a […]

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Iceland: Heima

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:44

Visiting Iceland this summer was wonderful. Seeing the impressive landscape lets you understand the origins of Sigur Rós’s music. Listening to their music while driving on Icelandic roads is just perfect. On November 5th Sigur Rós is planning to release the documentary Heima (at home) about their 2006 tour on Iceland. Watching the trailer makes […]

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Perfect Example for Really Bad Product Naming

Sunday, August 26th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:15

This has to be the worst product name ever: TrekStor sells an MP3 player named i.Beat blaxx. Via Daring Fireball TrekStor removed the i.Beat from the player’s name. That was quick.

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The Latest iPhone Accessory

Friday, August 3rd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:56

The only reason to get your iPhone replaced by Apple: the iClip! Be sure to check out the Google code page for an open source alternative and take a look at the issues list.

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Spacializer — Spherical Sound Clouds

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:42

Spacializer is a flash animation of slowly moving clouds of different colors by Sébastien Chevrel, an artist, designer and programmer focusing on interactive media. The animation itself creates a faint background noise when left alone. Moving your mouse cursor above different colors and the spots where different colors mix results in changing sounds all very […]

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Interactive Jazz Sample Looping Random Techno Sound Chill Out Thingy

Friday, March 16th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:33

Found via digg because of its 3D menu Screenvader‘s flash-based site had a lot more to offer: Interactive graphics and random audiovisual animations using vector graphics, images and short video sequences of Looping Housewife’s Duties. If you thought The Ring‘s video sequence was scary take a look at Easy to Open; fullscreen, in the dark, […]

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Cumberlandsche Galerie Hannover, Friday

Sunday, March 11th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:02
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Virtual Real-World Graffiti — The Geeky Way of Tagging

Monday, February 26th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:43

Introducing a clean, non-permanent and — more than anything else — geeky way of tagging buildings, the Graffiti Research Lab presents a project named L.A.S.E.R. Tag. Using a “blinds-your-eyes-forever”-grade laser, a bright beamer, a security camera and some open software (complete list and instructions) you can virtually tag any build you like (and can park […]

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Some Planets and Stars Compared in Size

Thursday, December 21st, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:31

This is a follow-up to my previous post Even Our Sun is Tiny but this time a video (via digg) shows you how small we really are and which monstrously large objects are “floating” around in our galaxy. A size comparison1 of the Sun to VV Cephei A (the supergiant of the binary star system […]

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The Most Desperate Kiwi

Sunday, November 12th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:54

Kiwi! by Dony Permedi.

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Solve the Rubik’s Cube — Guaranteed

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:14

You can solve the Rubik’s Cube from any mixed up position by following the Doing The Cube instructions.

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Automatically Get the Beats into iTunes

Thursday, October 19th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:56

Tangerine1 is a new OS X application (currently a free beta) to automatically analyze the BPM of your music in iTunes. Potion Factory states: Tangerine lets you easily create playlists with upbeat music, or playlists for relaxing. [...] it analyzes the songs blazingly fast to the tune of more than 3 per second (on an […]

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How to Answer the One Million Dollar Question

Saturday, October 14th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:38

This guy knows how you should answer the final question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire with style. Hilarious!

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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:02

Just four easy to remember steps are required. Who hasn’t been is this situation?

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What Movies Taught Us

Sunday, September 10th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:14

A few things you would never know without the movies. Very true. (Thanks Anne-Marie)

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onAirNow 1.0: “Now Playing” Plugin for WordPress Released

Sunday, July 9th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:06

onAirNow is a simple but functional WordPress plugin. It reads information about your currently playing track from a file uploaded via FTP and displays it on your blog. It includes an options page and template files for your theme.

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Diet Coke + Mentos = ?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:17

By now you should have found out about the secrets of Diet Coke and Mentos. It was and still is all over the internet. If you don’ know what I’m talking about take a first look at this: a basic reaction. Now you’re ready to watch the fun clip at and see what happens […]

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ASCII Star Wars

Monday, June 26th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:17

Though I’ve never been a fan of Star Wars this is very amusing. The people at still operate their ASCII art version of Star Wars after more than four and a half years. (Nearly an eternity for the internet.) Start your favorite telnet client and connect to (use Apple’s, Microsoft’s cmd.exe and […]

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Nur Originale! Aber wo ist das Musik TV?

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:43

Neben besoffenen Elchen und verrückten Fröschen für das jugendliche Telefon gibt es – wenn man der Legende Glauben schenken möchte – auch Musik auf MTViva. Doch wo ist die gute Musik geblieben? Es folgt eine kleine Suche in der deutschen Fernsehlandschaft.

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immergut 2002

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 15:41

Das Festival … gab es 2002 zum dritten Mal. verrät einiges über die Geschichte des Festivals und deshalb möchte ich mich nicht mit trockenen Daten aufhalten (Faulheit? Nein!) und nur soviel sagen: Dieses Jahr (31.05. & 01.06.) gab es 4000 Besucher auf dem Festival. Die Karten (20€ + VVK) wurden limitiert, obwohl noch einige […]

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