Monthly Archive for March, 2008

antarctic ice shelf disintegrating…

A huge chunk of ice roughly twice the size of Manhattan is “hanging by a thread” to the main body of the western Antarctic. Satellite images show the process over a period of a few weeks. Huge chunks of ice breaking away from even… huger chunks of ice isn’t unheard of these days, scientists are directly blaming global warming. It is unlikely that this event will cause any premature extinctions of low level communities.

via New Scientist

Flippo Mix (dub, techno, dubstep etc)

Flippo has done a new mix. It is very nice indeed.

Starts off slow 80bpm eventually works through super-minimal dub techno, a bit less minimal-ish techno, and dubstep and miscellaneous beats. Thought there might be some sounds in there some of you haven’t heard so decided to upload and share it. I don’t smoke anymore but if I did I’d definatley blaze up before listening to these tunes, particularly the first half :hint: Very Happy

Rhythm & Sound w/ Jah Batta — Music Hit You — [Burial Mix]
Flippo — Flood — [dub]
Pole — Rondell Zweii — [Kiff]
Pole — Silberfish — [Kiff]
Deep Chord Presents: Echospace — Aequionoxiuim — [Modern Love]
Deep Chord Presents: Echospace — Aberaxas — [Modern Love]
Gus Gus — Sleepytime — [4AD]
Thom Yorke — Cymbal Rush (The Field Late Night EssenUnd Trinken remix) — [XL]
Rhythm & Sound w/ Shalom — We Been Troddin — [Burial Mix]
Maurizio — MØ6A — [M]
MLZ — M-brane — [Modern Love]
Rhythm & Sound — See Mi Yah (Hallucinator remix) — [Basic]
Deep Chord Presents: Echospace — Empryean — [Modern Love]
Rhythm & Sound — See Mi Yah (Basic Reshape) — [Basic]
Burial — Distant Lights — [Hyperdub]
Pinch — Lazaus — [Tectonic]
Shackleton — Blood on my Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocolypse Now Mix) — [Skull Disco]
Lusine — Weaver — [Ghostly International]
Spherix and Flippo — .001 — [dub]
Ruckspin feat. Ras Spear — Ceasless — [Ranking Records]
Quark and Ruckspin — Tablage — [Ranking Records]
AC23 — Love Her (Flippo’s Winter Dub remix) — [forthcomming Formant Recordings]
Lusine — Haze — [Ghostly International]
Flippo — Sleep — [dub]

1:08, 192 kbps, 94 meg

http://dubstep.com.au/mixes/Flippo_March_08_Mix.mp3 < for the lowndoad..

… but, having said that, this is what it would look like if you were a small water-proof dog living in a bowl of lime cordial, in a dark warehouse under a lamp. You look up into the light, waiting for the monkey people to sprinkle shortbread crumbs in to feed on…

The true history of Australia – AFL 150 Years

Here is a new ad for you all. This is The True History of Australia. Never mind the history books!

Enjoy!

The making of Schweppes: Burst

Check it. no sound.

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carlton draught – skytroop

So those advertising dudes famous for groundbreaking beer adverts such as The Big Ad and Flashbeer, have come up with yet another similarly outrageous advertising campaign for Carlton Draught. As we have come to expect from these guys, probably Ant Keogh and Grant Rutherford, the ad is very ostentatious and will, i am sure, sell quite a lot of booze to yobbos. Since leaving George Patterson Y&R and following Creative Director James McGrath over to Clemenger BBDO quite a while ago now, i think this might be the first major campaign for Carlton Draught they have done. I could be wrong however, no one really tells me anything hah!

Anyway, here it is. In great viral tradition i think peeps over at Clems must have just been told today to release it to the masses.

or to see it in all it’s Vividas glory head to the official site.

EDIT:

Full credits:

Agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.
Executive Creative Director: James McGrath
Creative Director (& Writer): Ant Keogh
Creative Director (& Art Director): Grant Rutherford
Agency Producer: Julie Rutherford
Film Director: Paul Middleditch (Plaza films)
Producer: Peter Masterson (Plaza films)
Editor: Peter Whitmore (The Editors)
Digital SFX: Animal Logic
Flame Artist: Angus Wilson
Sound: Park Road Studios. Nigel Scott/Michael Hedges
Fosters Marketing Director: Cameron McFarlane
Account Director: Paul McMillan/Phil Baker/Helen Fitzsimons
Strategy Planner: Paul Reese-Jones

guitar hero 3 guitar violates gibson patents, or something…

GH3 Wii Les Paul

What? I wonder why it took them so long after giving the go ahead to license all these Les Paul guitar hero controllers?

via Engadget

the vatican’s new seven social sins

After around 1400 years, Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary decided that The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, required a bit of a modern update to include some of the more pressing threats to that crazy Vatican crowd.

The seven social sins are:

1. “Bioethical’ violations such as birth control
2. “Morally dubious” experiments such as stem cell research
3. Drug abuse
4. Polluting the environment
5. Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor
6. Excessive wealth
7. Creating poverty

The original deadly sins:

1. Pride
2. Envy
3. Gluttony
4. Lust
5. Anger
6. Greed
7. Sloth

The old ones are way cooler imo. Maybe they should make up some rad word for “Contributing to widening divide between rich and poor” and i will be more interested. hah!

via Bloomberg

the million dollar website re-opens!

So! After yonks and yonks of just sitting there quietly and very slowly making me a millionaire (hah!) with Google Adsense ads, I have decided to relaunch the Million Dollar Website.

As many of you may recall this is a site i created to blatantly ride the coattails of Alex Tew, who on August 26 2005, created a website called The Million Dollar Homepage. This sparked a media frenzy in the months to come. I myself was almost a part of this frenzy after i was contacted by a reporter for the Financial Review for an interview, but alas for reasons i can’t recall the the interview fell through.

The idea was simple, and it worked exceedingly well, taking only 5 months for the last pixel lot to be sold. This last lot was actually auctioned off on eBay for a total of $38,100.00 USD. He had made a grand total of $1,037,100 USD by the end. Amazing. I have made… a smaller amount, not by selling pixel space but purely by advertising revenue. It has actually paid for the hosting of all my sites for the next 2 years! Quite good i think haha!

So, head on over and hit me up for some free advertising for your website!

Croissants

I like Croissants. We buy them pretty much every weekend for breakfast so i thought i would see if i could make them myself! Shouldn’t be too hard i thought. Well as it turns out, it probably isn’t too hard, just that it takes THREE DAYS to make the dough. Three days. i had no idea. Anyway, i found a pretty good video on youtube by a chef called Pino Ficara, he makes it look incredibly easy and i am about to find out.

Here is the video:

Now his measurements aren’t entirely easy to get so here they are translated into sensible metric.

350ml whole milk, warm (38ºC) – i think 38ºC might be a tad too warm for the yeast so i would say somewhere between 25 and 30ºC should be OK
1 teaspoon dry yeast
450gram all purpose flour (heckers or king arthur) – i’ve no idea what these brands of flour are so i am using just ordinary plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
70gram sugar
285gram butter (plugra or french butter) – just using normal supermarket butter, i am sure this will be my downfall.
for egg wash: 1 eggs, 2 yolks, 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of sugar, 2 tbsp whole milk

Here they are in crazy talk:

12oz whole milk, warm (100F)
1 tsp dry yeast
1 lb ap flour (heckers or king arthur)
1/2 tsp salt
2.5oz sugar
10oz butter (plugra or french butter)

Ok so what i did was pretty much follow that video. Mixes all the ingredients together and wrapped the dough in plastic wrap. This is what i got. Crappy photo sorry got only phone camera here.

croissant_dough

Nicely wrapped up bundle of dough. It is now in the fridge for the next 8 hours. See you then.

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Schweppes: Burst

So the creatives here at George Patts came up with an ad i like! Slow motion water balloon popping isnt a new idea but it looks damn cool and this ad is reet classy.

Good work Jim and Cuz and crew.

Is that the Vic Hotel sign?