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Ice Cream Screen Recorder – Freeware Demo

This program also handles sound but I didn’t feel like talking today. It’s been a busy week so far, including about 10 hours of driving in one day, which takes a day or two to fully recover from. 🙂


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Go with the flow

Some kid left their beach ball on the beach. Video zooms in after a few secs…

Last night about 100 miles East of Toronto, Lake Ontario. I might go into YouTube and rename this Go With the Flow. After all, wind isn’t really caused by gravity but by atmospheric pressure. 🙂


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My summer cyber travels – Moscow and St. Petersburg

I actually watched two videos about Russia last night. But I found this one the most captivating.

This second video is also worthwhile. But, on the whole, I find Russian aesthetics to be a bit clunky for my liking. It’s like they never really get it “quite right.” Totally subjective, I know. But that’s how I usually see it.

There are exceptions, of course, like the still image for this video. Also, the Russian subways are pretty impressive. However, I couldn’t help but wonder how many Russian peasants suffered – maybe starved to death – so the Gov. could afford such splendor.


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Watch Married to the Mob and other golden greats… free!

Image via dollskill.com

I’ve been restoring old computers and learning more about the ins and outs of software and especially hardware. I’ve always enjoyed software but never used to be a hardware person at all. And I thought I never would be. So the only “operation” I did with old computers was remove the HD before tossing them into the electronic recycle bin (we do that in Canada).

I regret that now. Recently a CR-ROM went on the fritz with one of my old computers. And I have thrown out 2 CD-ROMs in the past. One of them might have worked. But they’re gone… because I was stupid and didn’t foresee that I would become interested in hardware too.

I did, however, successfully upgrade some RAM from one computer to another. I was very pleased that I could do that, and it actually worked.

My hardware knowledge is limited, though. So most of my free computing time is spent trying to figure out new ways to get stuff for free, legally. Recently I discovered a Firefox add-on that enables you to do just that. It’s an add-on to watch older or second and third-rate streaming movies. It must be legal because the site that offers these streaming movies hasn’t been taken down.

Anyhow, I tested it out and found an old 80s flick that I never watched: Married to the Mob with Michelle Pfeiffer, who was one of the hottest stars of the 80s. I clicked on the film – via the add-on – and sure enough, it started streaming. Credits over railroad tracks, if I remember right. I wasn’t in the mood to watch the whole thing so clicked if off after a few seconds. But hey, if anyone is interested…

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=free+movies&appver=46.0&platform=windows

 


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Lady Gaga Bowie Tribute


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David Bowie’s (new) Blackstar

It’s not very often that I like a song and the video. Here David Bowie proves that he’s the high priest of alternative… cool… call it what you want.

Of course, all the women are shapely and cute. And I guess the guys too. Perhaps the last kind of discriminatory “ism” we have to overcome. Still, a really great effort from one of my fav. artists.


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lapse it app

I had a few minutes on a rainy day today, so grabbed a coffee. There was no wifi but I’d just installed the Lapse It app before leaving the home. So I thought I’d try it out. This was about 1 minute of footage, crunched down to 2 seconds. Sorta cool. Next time I’ll do it longer. 🙂