Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

iTunes 8.1 Released Today

On the heels of its announcement of the third-generation iPod shuffle, Apple this evening released iTunes 8.1, a 65.4MB download for Mac users, and a 69.9MB download for Windows PC users. Unusually, a list of the many changes to this new version has been included in the Software Update feature of Mac OS X, noting the following:

“Faster and more responsive, with noticeable improvements when working with large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, preparing to sync with iPod or iPhone, and optimizing photos for syncing.
Supports syncing with iPod shuffle (3rd generation)
Allows friends to request songs for iTunes DJ
Adds Genius sidebar for your Movies and TV Shows
Improves performance when downloading iTunes Plus songs
Provides AutoFill for manually managed iPods
Allows CDs to be imported at the same sound quality as iTunes Plus
Includes many accessibility improvements
Allows iTunes U and the iTunes Store to be disabled separately using Parental Controls.”

Additional improvements and bug fixes are also included in the release.


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Andy Richter’s Nissan Commercial

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Awesome Food Art

Check out this amazing food art created by food art master Edith Zimmerman.









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12-Year-Old Special Effects Genius

12 year old Kevin Lin filmed, acted in and edited this video with Adobe After Effects.



My Morning Jacket Announce Live EP

The EP entitled ‘Celebración De La Ciudad Natal’ will be released on April 18 and will be available exclusively in independent retail stores.

It features seven tracks which were recorded at two Louisville shows the band played last year: an in-store performance at local record shop Ear-X-Tacy, and a performance at local landmark Waterfront Park.

The band say they are “excited to make this a special release that you can only get at your favorite local independent record store, as now more than ever we all need to take the time to celebrate what our favorite local record stores and businesses mean to us – the value of community/human-to-human, non-internet related physical and spiritual contact, and supporting the hardworking people in your community who strive everyday to keep it unique and keep it local.”

The tracklisting is:

‘Evil Urges’
‘Highly Suspicious’
‘Where To Begin’
‘Phone Went West’



24 Ridiculously Expensive Everyday Items

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to win the lottery you probably only thought about which exotic car you would buy or imagined the location of your next gated home.  However, you probably overlooked the details of what type of custom toilet seat would best fit your needs or how many fancy tennis ball cans you’d purchase. HERE are 24 of the most ridiculously expensive everyday items that you could blow cash on.




The Periodic Table of Typefaces

The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world.  This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today.

As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically.  The Table of Typefaces groups by families and classes of typefaces:  san-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed. 

Each cell of the table lists the typeface and a one or two character “symbol” (made up by me simply based on logic), the designer, year designed and a ranking of 1 through 100.





Andre Torrez recently launched Listable, a web service where you can make lists for whatever you want.


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Kitchen & Living Room Orientation of TV Sitcom Houses

Dan Meth created a chart breaking down the orientation of Kitchens and Living Rooms in houses on popular TV sitcoms. It’s the second in his series of Pop-Cultural Charts.



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32 Songs In 8 Minutes

Song list and chord links found HERE.  

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