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This is the kind of stuff that keeps sucking me back into the world of Star Wars gaming. I LOVE this stuff. I have no idea how the actual game experienceStar Wars: The Old Republic - cinematics

It's over. For four years of my life (which, oddly enough, took six years), I've been watching Battlestar Galactica weekly. This redesigned joy from my childhood became an engaging, exciting, andReview: Battlestar Galactica finale

Lots of movies are coming out this year that I would love to see in a theater, rather than waiting for DVD. Here's the list, in order of release, with releaseWhat I'm going to do with my summer

Uncommon Lifestyles and the Truth About the 4-Hour Workweek: An Interview with Tim Ferriss ∞ Get Rich Slowly This article spurred a long night of reading about virtual personal assistants andOutsourcing your life, and the 4 hour work week

Let's face it... some stereotypes exist for a reason. Even among native English speakers, in general, programmers are not known for their English skills. I know a few who buckProgrammer English

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV / Movie, News, Interviews & more - Jay's Doctor Who Update Well, Doctor Who's second season will air on Sci-Fi in October, as previouslyFuture Imperfect: Doctor Who on Sci-Fi

Looks like the footage I pointed to earlier had been edited to omit the true cause of the scale model X-Wing's demise. Here's the real, unedited, footage. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/QgF9hBL-CuA" width="425" height="350"X-wing follow-up: the real story

Creating Passionate Users: REAL motivation posters This is stuff I've talked about with co-workers years ago: the "fake-ness" of motivational posters. The examples Kathy created are hilarious and truthful. ThereCreating Passionate Users: REAL motivation posters

Last week I showed you something embarrassing: my desk. [caption id="attachment_1463" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="My "Workstation""][/caption] I promised that I would show you a clean desk by Tuesday. Honestly, I wasn't sure itMiracles DO happen!

I've fallen really behind on posting lately. Given the upcoming holiday there probably won't be much for the next few days either. But I wanted to quickly throw a fewQuick Notes on Entertainment News

Ever want to know the difference between a switch vs. a patch panel vs. a hub vs. a gateway/router? HiveMinds :: View topic - New Network Hiveminds is a great web/tech boardSwitch/hub/router/patch panel -- terms defined

[Note: recent events in my life have conspired to prevent me from putting together the vote scheduled for this week. I'll get back to it. It's not like you allTuesday TubeWatch: MacGyvering Star Wars

Finding Neverland wasn't boisterous, or exhuberantly full of wonder. It was, if anything, understated and simple in its execution. Despite the drama of a crumbling marriage, oppression, depression, and death,Review: Finding Neverland

Pixar has an amazing track record with its movies. The quality of animation is superb and their attention to story is a cut (or two) above most studios. Their worstReview: Brave

To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is "off the hook!" I don't like a lot of the "talent competitions" that are on TV. American Idol isReview: The Sing-Off

Drinking games for geeky music majors – Tuesday TubeWatch

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. I remember one party where a bunch of these people tuned their beer bottles to different notes and gathered into a ‘beer choir’ to play ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ (at least I think that’s what it was). They chose a simple song because they only had a few people, so they could only play a song with about 6 notes. It took them a few tries (they were drunk, after all), but they pulled it off.*

(*At this point it should be stated that I myself was not drunk, as I never drank anything but soda at those parties. Just so we’re clear on that, Mom and Dad.)

That memory came flooding back when I ran across this video on Culture Kills. As Matt states, this video is all the more cool because it combines a high geekiness with its music. See, the music is one of the themes from the video game Chrono Trigger. It’s also a technically impressive feat to have edited this video together into something interesting. Think about it: he recorded each note only once (or maybe a couple of times to catch different durations), and then edited it together into the song, pulling the video for each note as needed. That’s a lot of time spent on this, and it came out pretty well.

For reference, here is the original song as heard in the game:

Nice job, Gregg! Now you’ve given music geeks everywhere something to aspire to.

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