This weekend in between my other job and family obligations ill be studying. I’ve decided to join the UnCollege.Org movement and apply it to my life. I started a side blog that’s here just in case your interested. However, I also plan to do some research on some of the newest consumer technology out like the Wii-U for instance. And of course I’ll be devising more provocative questions about the modern world today.
Thank you for continuing to check out the blog. I appreciate you all!
See you next Monday Audience.
Thanksgiving and Christmas have retailers bringing out the early deals. After that fork hits the plate for the last time and the turkey gets devoured we prepare for that Friday. We call it Black Friday. And while I’m not sure why that color I know one thing. It now has digital competition with a certain Cyber Monday.
On the one hand, Black Friday has always been a day of sales. If you can muster the energy and the courage you can save countless pennies on new tech. I’ve seen game consoles, handhelds, computers, laptops, tv’s and other electronics fly off the shelves. Seeing the gratification and personally feeling that after shopping successfully definitely makes me happy. Then again there is a dark side to this day.
Humans lose their entire mind shopping at midnight. I’ve heard of trampling, fist fights, and hospitalizations happening on this day in a consistent fashion. People lose common decency and may even snatch a product you’d like to rightfully buy out of your hands. A man has even attempted to bribe me on Black Friday.
Then again, now we have Cyber Monday. This is the same sort of thing except for you will see ads all over the place online. I had close to 10 emails from different companies telling me of their best deals and then deals the next day just in case I “forgot” to buy something. This idea can lead to double gratification because you can buy something and get exactly what you want. And at some particular moment when it arrives you get to have that feeling again by opening said package.
But, is Cyber Monday worth the 20 emails in your account all harassing you for your hard earned cash? What do you think audience? Should we all just hop online so we don’t get beat up by our fellow man? Perhaps having to ask a question like that already makes traditional deal shopping antiqued. But as always I will leave this up to you. Is Black Friday addled or advantageous?
Ps. – Support “Small Business Saturday” next year!
Do you still visit Youtube? They’ve some truly brilliant shows hiding all over the website. Here’s a new favorite of mine. This show is about Gav and Dan. They perform wild silly antics and then show you the subtle beauty with the power of slow motion video. I’m hopelessly addicted to their videos. If you enjoy them subscribe to them! And if you found this video to be up your alley, click that follow button at the bottom of this post or leave a comment!
Technology is truly astounding. It has the power to give us information we need at the tips of our fingers. We can search for places we’re looking for or find out how our friends are doing while out of the country. What if your technology could boost your confidence too? The Mind Master system wants to empower you digitally.
MindMaster.tv has a couple of ways to empower you while you sit at your computer or while you’re on the go. The first product they have is the Mind Master Application. When installed and programmed the software simply flashes subliminal messages at you as you work at your desktop. What this does is send the subconscious tons of positive feedback for whatever area you’d like to improve.
The second product they have to help you enhance your life are the audio files. These files can be found here. What makes these files so helpful is their versatility. You can play them off your computer or when you travel. Perhaps you need to shop at the store and while you’re there you can enjoy the “millionaire mindset” track.
My feelings on these kinds of applications always stem from curiosity. Seeing this site for the first time was exciting. I love things, especially technology that can make your life better in some way. I have tried a few of the audio files to improve creativity and I can admit that I did some wonderful art pieces around that time too. However, I think everyone is different and it may have alternative results with other people.
Audience, have you ever tried something like this to improve your life? Did it work? Or, perhaps you’re using the mind master system right now. If so, are you happy with your purchase? What changes have you made in your life? What do you honestly think of this regardless of using it or not? I would love to know.
Education is a huge part of our society today. It’s very casual knowledge in America to know that you need a degree. If you want a career in any given field you’ll have to go get some higher education and earn a degree. However, there are people who don’t agree with the system and are continuing a movement to learn from life instead.
Go ahead and give yourself a look at UnCollege.Org. This is a website dedicated to helping anyone in life get an education without the loans or physical campus to travel too. They can’t make you physically further your education. That’s up to you! Although, the resources here are top notch. You can find so much to get you started.
If you’re having trouble not knowing where to start, snag the Uncollege manifesto and give it a hard read. You may want to take some notes. After that, you’ll gain some structure to your new style of education. There is also a dynamic and well thought out reading list. I have at least 5 books from this list that I must to attain!
Nevertheless, there is even more to discover and read on this website. One of the most powerful pages is centered around resources for education. And there is a digital ton of content that will truly push you to further your knowledge. One great example from that page is Coursera, a website with real life professors who lecture and teach digital classes so anyone can learn.
This is an amazing website. If you know someone who can’t afford an education or just wants to get more out of life, point them over this way. We need as many educated people as we can get in our world today! Intelligence is a commodity we can’t afford to waste. I am glad to be apart of such a movement!
I have a food coma so bad. I hope you’re all being very careful out there if you decided to go shopping. Black Friday is one of those fun but scary days that exist in America. However, I do love a deal so capitalize you’re able to find everything you’ want. I have been musing over getting an Xbox360 now that they’re 99$. It’s Something to think about anyway.
Next week will have more of the fun content you love. Maybe a let’s play with my girlfriend or a couple friends. You’ll have to find out next week!
Enjoy your weekend Audience!
You may not know this about me but I love Thanksgiving. It’s the one day where I think most people really contemplate what makes their life awesome. So, I am thankful for a ton of things in my life. One is the opportunity I have to write this during the week. And another thing I’m thankful for is all of my friends and family, especially the ones that support this dream of mine. But, and you may have seen this coming, I’m incredibly thankful for you Audience. You have been amazing.
I have 4,175 views, 351 followers, and a techno belly full of pride. And it’s all because of you that this is possible. You’re the reason ChrisDemas,com is still a thing!
Thank you, I hope your turkey day is spectacular!
Movies take us to far away places, creative worlds, and mysterious lands. But most films don’t create that child like wonder for me. Wreck-It Ralph does that. It takes many elements from nostalgic video game you’d remember and imagines this world where these characters can meet when they aren’t being used. Does it work? I’ll give you the good, the bad, and the ugly of Wreck-It Ralph!
What’s good about Wreck-It Ralph? The atmosphere and the characters are going to captivate you right away. They’re great, and made more believable by the voice acting. This is an excellent performance by Mr. John C. Reilly. However, I think what sells this flick the most is how real their fake digital world feels. You really want to think that a place like theirs could exist!
What’s bad about Wreck-It Ralph? There aren’t too many things about this movie that I didn’t like. But if you had to ask me Id say the plot twist at the end is obvious. It’s still cool and it works but you’re not in for a clever Sherlock Homlesian plot point. And in the second act of the movie when they introduce us to Sugar Rush, there are these donut cops who chase down Ralph to try and capture him. It feels like someone with the strength of Donkey Kong wouldn’t be easily taken down and the whole chase idea is meh.
What’s ugly about Wreck-It Ralph? Not much looks bad actually in this film. In my humble opinion I think they could have made the “real world” people look a little less cartoony to better differentiate between worlds but that’s just me nit-picking. Although, I will say the music is forgettable and mostly just serves to fill in the moment. Lastly, you don’t get much screen time with the characters you know and love like Sonic.
On a whole Wreck-It Ralph is a well thought out and fun piece of cinema. I don’t think it will win any major awards but it deserves some praise. It’s not easy to capture a world such as this. And I don’t say this in my reviews much but, I really enjoyed the message that it’s trying to convey. Finding yourself can be hard but even a bad guy has his place in the world. I dig that. Go see this movie!
I tend to stay away from subjects that aren’t technological. Drugs, something very physical, has now become something quite digital. Have you ever heard of the I-Doser? It’s not an Apple product. But apparently through the power of noise it can make you feel high.
I-Doser is made by these people. It’s in essence very similar to iTunes. However the biggest difference is it holds both music and audio drug files that simulate their real life counterparts. They play at the same time and the music masks the frequency of the drug file. Actually, its a very simple process.
You’re supposed to choose from over 100 or so drug files and you can upload your own music to the system. That way you’ll enjoy the music since it’s all your preference. The partaker of this software is supposed to lie back and listen to the files in their headphones. But, the real questions are “does it work” and “why would you create this?”
The I-Doser is supposed to help you brain simulate a drug through the power of frequency. However, once you stop listening to it the feeling ends. So, I believe they made it as a safer alternative to physical drugs. And to answer the other question, I must say that I don’t know. A several months ago before I graduated I was in a class where a guy shared his experience with it and he said it worked powerfully on him. But reading some internet forums has brought me a myriad of varying answers.
Have you ever used the I-Doser or software like it? Would you use it if it worked and was safe? I admit the idea of having a digital trip does sound kinda cool. Unless you somehow get stuck in the matrix. Anyway, parents be careful what your kids are doing on the internet! If something like this exists it can be pirated and used quite easily I’m sure. We don’t want little Johnny to find this by accident!