I dream of iTunes

I had the most vivid dream last night that the australian iTunes store had (finally) opened, and was so wierded out when I woke up that I had to get up and check that it hadn’t actually happened.

The dream included TV advertising, print promotionals and me downloading from the store.

It really was quite reminiscent of that Futurama thing where companies beamed adds directly into your dreams…

I really am such a disturbing geek (but I also really want some legit option for acquiring music, and one that doesn’t suck arse like the existing australian ones seem to).

More Nifty Stuff (Part 1)

My brother Rob just sent me this, although you non-Kiwi’s out there are probably going to go “Who’s the #*@& is King Kapisi?”.

Some guy is doing animation for King Kapisi videos and he’s put his rough drawings, concept sketches and storyboards online, and they’re funny.

Rejoining the 80’s

Well, in addition to finally getting a web page (which is much more 90’s than 80’s), I also got around to rejoining the 80’s last thursday, in so much as that I went and bought a VCR.

We already have a DVD player (which we seem to mostly use to watch and avidly re-watch the Harry Potter movies), but recent events involving conflicting viewing preferences (Simone wants to watch ER and I’ve become more attached to Lost) meant that we had to acquire some form of recording technology.

Now what would have been really cool to get was one of those new ~$1500 Hard disk recording/DVD writing gizmos (I don’t even know if they have an official name) so that I could record my shows 21st century style, but given the economic (the VCR cost all of $120 – isn’t it surprising, I remember when they were three or four hundred, and constituted a fairly major investment) and technical realities (our middle aged TV doesn’t have input ports for that kind of new fangled technical wizardry) I will have to put off that particular non-necessity until some later stage.