Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mar Dubstep mix - That Street Sound

been a minute since I posted a new dubstep mix so here you go.  

Fresh for 2009 I give you That Street Sound

Kryptic Minds - One of Us - Swamp 81
Sigha - Expansions - Hotflush
Tes la Rok - Bwwooy - Noppa
Noah D & Roommate - Street Sound - Thought
2562 - Embrace - 3024
23Hz & Numaestro - Zumo - 2nd Drop
Komonazmuk - Bad Apple - Hench
F - Untitled Dub - 7even
Skream - The Shinein - Deep Medi
Kryptic Minds - Six Degrees - Swamp 81
Truth - The Fatman - Deep Medi
Seven - The Darkness - Aquatic Lab
Chasing Shadows - The End - Hench
Cyrus & Distance - Violate - Random Trio
Loefah - Disko Rekah - Deep Medi
Joker - Digidesign - Hyperdub

Good Eats - La Chaya Bistro (brunch)

I had read a review of La Chaya earlier in the week and was intrigued by the concept of a Mexican-Italian restaurant. 

Once I saw the brunch menu, I knew I was going to have to try it soon and since brunch ended up just being Liane and I today, it was a perfect opportunity.

It turned out to be a great choice too as we both had fabulous meals.

We started with a pecan scone that was excellent and a fresh squeezed glass of blood orange juice.

Liane had the huevos rancheros which were simple but very tasty.  a single homemade corn tortilla topped with a fried egg and then a red salsa.  it had fried black beans and a small salad on the side as well.

I had the mollete, slices of bread topped with fried black beans, chorizo, and topped with cheese.  all of this run through the oven to make it nice and toasty and melty.  this also came with a salad that was a nice complement to the meal with its bright lemon dressing.

I am looking forward to trying their dinner menu, but they are definitely going to be a regular part of our brunch roster from now on.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

things we lost in the digital transformation

We moved a filing cabinet from one room to another and I spent the morning going through old paperwork figuring out what we needed to keep and what could be shredded or recyled.

as we approached newer dates, there were fewer and fewer pieces of paper because we went to online billing at more places.  This started me thinking of all the things that we are going to miss with the conversion to a digital world that we are in the midst of.

going through this kind of stuff (especially if you have stuff as out of date as we did),  you are reminded of old addresses, old hangouts, old friends, and on and on. once all of this stuff is digital we won't have this.

sure in theory you could pull up your account history and find some of this or have some sort of random slide show but it just isn't the same.

it's not like I'm some sort of anti-technology crazy, but once everything is upload, tagged, and searchable our world will be a different place, and I think that there is something kind of sad about that.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

people really fall for this kind of thing?

just got back from a couple of days out of town and this email was in my inbox.  apparently more and more people are falling for this kind of thing lately but I just can't figure it out.

PHONE NUMBER +229 97 017443.

I am MRS MARY DANIEL the Audit Manager & Accounts dept. in the AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB). I am writing to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $22.300, 000.00 (Twenty Two Million, Three Hundred Thousand United States dollars) into your accounts. The above sum which belong to an American national who is now late Mr.Raymond Beck Mrs. Dorene Beck who died on Egypt Air Flight 990 and since then the fund has been in a suspense account.

After my further investigation, I discovered that Mr.Raymond Beck Mrs. Dorene Beck died with his next of kin and according to the laws and constitution guiding this banking institution stated that after the expiration of (5) five years, if no body comes for the claim as the next of kin, the fund will be channel into national treasury as unclaimed fund.

Because of the static of this transaction I want you to stand as the next of kin so that our bank will accord you the recognition and have the fund transfer to your account. The total sum will be shared as follows: 50% for me, 50% for you and expenses incidental occur during the transfer will be incur by both of us. The transfer is risk free on both sides hence you are going to follow my instruction till the fund transfer to your account.

More details information with the text of application form will be forwarded to you to breakdown, explaining comprehensively what require of you. 

Your Full Name...........................


Your Sex.................................

Your Age.................................



Monday, March 09, 2009

they get paid for this? comcast edition

missed a couple of anon comments but here is my response...

fairplay anon 1 & 2. once I posted this I noticed the URL on TV as well, but in little bitty tiny type that is next to impossible to see unless you are looking for it. also why would you have a version on the website that is different from your tv spot in that small of a way. seems like a waste of money to create two versions that differ only by the URL being on screen.


we were discussing the new comcast ad campaign in my psychology of advertising class today and noticed a huge miss that I can't believe neither the agency or client noticed.

If you haven't seen the ads yet they put real people in to a habbo-like virtual environment and they speak-sing about the benefits of integrating tv/internet/phone with comcast.

I find them annoying personally and I think they miss the mobility boat but I think they do a number of things well:
  • they touch on benefits that you should look for and that comcast provides
  • they show a variety people with different needs benefiting from the product
  • they make it seem like it is easy to get these benefits
However if you watch the end of the commercial you may notice something missing (have you noticed it?)

what's missing is may not be obvious unless you realize that this is a fully integrated campaign with a dedicated website, but the URL is never shown.

also the commercials have the tagline dream big but that has nothing to do with the website name.  If you search the googles for "dream big" a paid ad shows up on the right, bit the comcast town website doesn't even make the front page.

I know I am still in school for this stuff, but this just seems like junior league mistakes here for such a big client and campaign.