Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WAX: CALIFORNIA directed by Spike Jonze



This is one of my favourites Spike Jonze music videos. Released on February 8, 1995. It is the first video included in Jonze's The work of Directors series DVD . Today as I was watching it I thought how long would it take if played at normal speed, so I open it up on Premiere and after some minutes I believe I got the result: 1000X faster. Here the resulting 15 seconds.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

REDES #52: Barry Schwartz

     


Barry Schwartz is a voice to listen to, in this times of abundance and multiple choices in which we live, at least in the developed countries. He has given numerous talks all over the world. Here some of his TED talks and a collection of his books:

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing
The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life
The Costs of Living

Monday, January 04, 2010

Upgrade to Windows 7



This is what my laptop desktop looked like until today. On July 22, 2009 Windows 7 was released but I have been waiting for my brother to test it before upgrading, because my last experience with upgrading to a new Windows was pretty bad.

My actual laptop, an HP6710b, originally came with Windows Vista installed on it, but just after a week I downgrade to XP, the previous version. This time however the guys in Redmond seem to have done a good work, and after my brothers approval this Christmas, I jumped to the new operating system.

I took the opportunity to I upgraded the Hard Drive too, from  500GB standard one to a 160GB SSD. I made a backup of all my files and get ready to restart again, this time with the power of the 64 bits technology. Everything boots faster now.