CodyLoco's Random Rants… A little bit of everything…

25Jan/120

SAIL – From the inside of an A320 with Avianca

Ever wonder what it's like to see the world from the cockpit of an Airbus A320?  Some of Avianca's pilots created an amazing video using GoPro's mounted from inside during flight around the likes of Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá and Sao Paulo.  They make it look way too easy...

Definitely recommend watching full screen in HD!

23Sep/110

When is it our turn to see this?

Here's something I'm really hoping I will get to see with my own eyes in my lifetime...  -  If you think about it, it's one of those final barriers which most people aren't going to be able to pass - you can travel the surface of the planet, you can fly through the sky, you can scuba dive a hundred feet under water, and you could even go cave exploring inside the earth - but who can say they have seen this view?

With the exponential rate at which technology is currently advancing- I think it's entirely possible in the next few dozen years people will be able to take a quick trip around earth for a (relatively) reasonable price... a price I'd gladly pay.  I know for $200,000 or so you can take a quick trip into space - but that's not quite the same yet...

As a somewhat related side note - any guesses how soon it will be before we develop faster than light drives?  I mean - if the neutrinos have truly been clocked at faster than light, than FTL travel must be possible right?

17Feb/110

The Pioneer DJM-900nexus Official Introduction Video

I haven't even watched this video myself yet, just saw that they put it up finally, and as of writing this has had a whopping 23 views so far...  Check it out it's Pioneer's DJM-900nexus official introduction and unveiling video:

* Update: I have to say, this is why Pioneer can continue to officially call itself the *club standard* gear....  *gasp*!  The Pioneer DJM-900nexus is basically the final part that was missing between two CDJ-2000s - it's essentially a revamped DJM-800 with software controls and an integrated audio card, plus the ability to communicate directly with the CDJ-2000s and get information like the playing track's BPM so that when you play an effect it will stay in sync even if you change the tempo.  Wicked... wicked mixer...

12Sep/091

What Eve Online is all about…

I wanted to share an awesome video that grants a very small look at the universe that is Eve Online...  It's short and sweet and only scratches the surface of the incredibly deep and complex MMO, but gives a good sense in my opinion of the draw and excitement the game has.  Take a look for yourself, and if you're at all interested, you should sign up for a free 14-day trial that doesn't even require a credit card!

Be sure to click fullscreen when viewing (second button from the left on the bottom).  There is a banner on the right side that will take you to the signup page for the trial!

1Jun/090

“Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing yourself.”

I have a problem.  I am a self-diagnosed chronic procrastinator...

Up until I actually bothered looking it up (I had been putting it off), I was under the impression that "procrastination" was simply the act of saying "I'll do it <insert relative time in future here>."  However, according to Wikipedia and several other sites, chronic procrastination is actually a form of psychological disorder that can be caused by several things, among them severe perfectionism (like myself).  It is the act of doing other, much less important things, in order to avoid doing what should be an immediate priority on your todo list. Procrastination can also be a sign of a more severe underlying condition, such as depression or ADHD.

Here's an obvious symptom, quoted from Wikipedia:

People who exhibit procrastination and decreased impulse control appear to be prone to internet addiction.

The hardest part about a serious procrastination issue is being able to recognize the flags that you are procrastinating.  If you find yourself always getting sidetracked, that's an obvious sign.  This video I found on YouTube sums up a chronic procrastinator's day perfectly:

If you want to try a supposed solution to procrastinating, check out John Perry's "Structured Procrastination" method, and read up on what causes and types of procrastinators exist in this Wikipedia article.

Oh, and by the way, yes, I write to this blog as a form of procrastination, like right now!