“Just say what you think.”
Introverts are often mistaken for being shy and therefore are used to comments like the one above.
I just finished reading Revenge of the Introvert, a post by Laurie Helgoe.
Laurie discusses the differences between introverts and extraverts in day to day scenarios and gives pointers on how to approach introverts.
The way Helgoe confronts the topic with personal insight makes it feel a lot more accurate than some of the generalized information provided on the web.
For example Wikipedia claims that: “Extraverts are likely to prefer more upbeat, conventional, and energetic music than introverts.”
While I don’t doubt these behavioural-patterns to be found amongst some introverts, they still sound more like false stereotypes.
I found many of the describing features of introverts to be familiar. I’ve actually been aware for quite some time that I’m a bit introverted myself.
Personally I don’t feel the need to rule either one out. The extravert and introvert within me cooperate peacefully. As long as I get the occasional time for myself to wind down after, I don’t feel distressed by social situations.
This however may not be the case for every introvert out there and I encourage you to take time and discover what makes you tick.
Another quote I found fitting: “Introverts seek time alone because they want time alone.” And if this “time alone” is something that makes you feel comfortable, why not have it?
The music videos work seamlessly together with the songs, depicting great stories vividly. And storytelling is definitely one of the virtues of ESATMZ.
The video above is the second in a series of 12.
You can watch part 1 of the series at: http://vimeo.com/4894006
I’ve had a soft spot for Japan ever since I first learned about the country when I was little. Over time the feeling grew bigger and got me to find out more about the culture. Including both Pop-culture and media, but also more traditional forms, like arts and history.
The aesthetic view of life that’s been present in the Japanese culture since early times has definitely been intriguing to me.
I’ve been wanting to travel there for a while now, but it’s not the cheapest trip and I’d don’t think a week would be long enough to experience the country at it’s fullest. And this may sound a bit obsessive, but I’d want to learn some of the basic language before visiting the country.
The ambition to make the trip isn’t fading. For now it’ll have to remain a dream though, before a better time presents itself.
So I ordered this monstrosity/cpu cooler last week and got it today, along with the Huawei Dual Sim Card phone I got for my dad.
I read a couple of reviews of the cooler and thought I was somewhat aware of it’s size, but I was taken by surprise.
The thing is colossal. After holding it in my hand for the first time, I started to doubt if it’d even fit in my case.
I won’t lie, installing was a pain and I don’t feel like ever doing it again.
All is well that ends well, after an painstakingly long hour, it was finally in place. Now I’m a lot more pleased with the temperature readings than I was before.
The idle temps are still a bit on the rise, close to 40 Celsius (104 F) on a slightly clocked (3,5Ghz) core i7 960, but on full load, I haven’t been close to hitting the 70 C mark yet.
Here’s a cool pack of 17 splatter brushes for Photoshop. It’s free to use in both personal and commercial work. Franz Jeitz stated in his post at Fudgegraphics that attribution isn’t required, but if you’re going to use this set in public work, I’m sure they’d appreciate a comment with some information or better yet, a link to the work itself.
For today’s Tech Tuesday I decided to compile this list with some of the best free programs I’ve used over the years and still do.
This is only the first part, check back later for more free programs in upcoming posts!
Audio & Video
I got into using Aimp2, the predecessor of Aimp3, a couple of years ago when I bought my first set of monitor speakers and got more interested in sound quality.
Aimp (Artem Izmaylov Media Player) was written in Russia back in 2006.
And I know what you’re thinking, but it’s virus free. Aimp3 supports many audio formats right out of the box, including AAC, APE, FLAC and OGG. It even plays most MIDI files. As for the features, Aimp3 rivals many of the other, more popular players. You get Tag editing, Internet radio support and extensive settings fit for the most advanced tweaker, output options even let you choose the preferred driver. The search function is very useful and fast, even with large playlists. The player is also extendible with plugins and skins.
PotPlayer picked up where KMPlayer left off. This video player is feature-rich and prepacked with codecs, so you don’t need to install a codec pack to watch MKV files. Some of the options might be a little difficult to find at first, but once you get familiar with PotPlayer, you wont look back. Like Aimp3, PotPlayer has a ton of special settings, that most people won’t need, but better safe than sorry.
[32-bit download] (If uncertain, choose this.)
“Dovahkiin, Dovakhiin naal ok zin los vahriin
wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan
fod nust hon zindro zaan
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!”
These are the lyrics to the ending part of YouTube user Malukah’s video in which she covers both the bard song and the main theme of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. She also has two other Skyrim covers on her channel that you should check out, and she intends to record more.