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I finally did it!

I found a cool WordPress Plugin that does URL shortening. So now I have finally got a use for my short domain 🙂

So my question is … should I make this URL shortener public? I somehow need to pay for the renewal of fj.nu, and I’d love to make fj.nu accessible to the public if I can get some donations in order to pay for the 300€ renewal 🙂

An example: This post’s short URL: fj.nu/d

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The best book ever’s movie is about to be launched US wide. Here are most of the facts (if you know the other ones, please tell me :))

  1. Midgets have shallow vaginas.
  2. Drunk Mexicans are not your “amigos.”
  3. Fat girls are not real people.
  4. Scott Peterson killed his pregnant wife. But not in a funny way.
  5. AIDS isn’t funny. Until it happens to someone you hate.
  6. Deaf girls never hear you coming.
  7. Blind girls never see you coming.
  8. It’s not misogyny if you hate EVERYONE.
  9. If it has sugar in it, it’s not a real shot.
  10. There’s at least one slut in every bachelorette party.
  11. Midget jokes are beneath us.
  12. Strippers will not tolerate disrespect (HAHA, just kidding!)
  13. Blind people hate electric cars.
  14. Midgets do not have night vision.
  15. Deaf people hate the Verizon Guy.
  16. Every women has her price.
  17. The best thing about fat girls is heart disease.
  18. Bums will fuck anything.
  19. Whores fuck for money, sluts fuck for free.
  20. Sexism isn’t the same as misogyny, you stupid bitch.
  21. Girls Night Out = Bathroom BJ
  22. Weddings are gay.
  23. Ever heard a deaf girl come? Neither has she.
  24. Pooping on yourself is really shitty.
  25. Bitches are cunts.
  26. Bros Before Hos: Unless she’s deaf.
  27. Bros Before Hos: Unless she’s blind.
  28. Bros Before Hos: Unless she’s a midget.
  29. Ever heard a deaf girl come? Neither has she

They’re just awesome 🙂

So, what about London? Any chance of getting it here?

PS: Read the book! It’s awesome!

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So, I stumbled upon this little Video from Nokia World

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If this is a bit more than just a fancy video, this might just be the next thing. Would this explain that Nokia hasn’t really worked on Multitouch for their mobile devices?

I am convinced that Augmented Reality is the next big step, and looking at this Video, Nokia has figured it out!

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e71First off, I have to say that I love my E71. I think it’s a great phone. The 2 year old design still kicks most of the new phones’ asses. It’s just stylish, beautiful, slim … just great. But like with all good things, there’s drawbacks. The E71’s bigget drawback is Symbian. It’s not too bad, since the E71 is not a touch screen device, but I was thinking about getting the N97 as a follow up.

The N97 looks amazing. Again, very very stylish. I love the slightly tilted screen when the keyboard is showing, it’s just great. But while testing the phone, I noticed that Symbian is just not good enough for the phone. The hardware is amazing. The design is amazing. The OS is shit.

So what’s next? The N900!

Nokia finally realized that it’s time to move on.

The N900 looks amazing. It has nearly everything that a phone needs to compete with the HTC Hero and iPhone.

First of all: No more Symbian. The N900 is Maemo powered. Maemo is Nokia’s Linux Distribution, based on Debian and Gnome. Maemo was a great OS for the N800/N810 for geeks to hack around on. You could literally run nearly anything on it. The formfactor of the N800 series wasn’t great though. It was more a Tablet PC, than a Smartphone. But now Nokia is back, with Maemo 5!

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All I can say about that video: Wow! The UI looks very slick. It looks extremely fast and like something people would want in 2009. The OS has a lot of Web Integration and being Linux, it would allow to be extended to whatever you want by using apt.

There is one thing missing though: Multi-Touch. All the competition has Multi Touch. Why not add that to the N900 too?

Design wise, I would prefer a more N97 look, especially with the tilting screen. But I guess, the N900 will be the first of many Touchscreen phones by Nokia.

But to say the least, it looks like a very promising phone. So if anyone from Nokia is reading this, pleeease give me a test device 🙂

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Now this comes as a surprise.

A few days ago I was talking to Cedric, a friend of mine, about Keri Hilson’s recent success, and I mentioned that I knew her from a track she made years ago, “Energy”.

About 3 years ago, a friend of mine played me that song, which I found surprisingly good. I have to say, she has a great taste in music.

So today, I was watching some 4Music, and I see this:

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Interesting I thought. A nice old song. But a few seconds later:

EyeTVSnapshotNew Video?! This song is extremely old?! How can it not have made it across the Channel, if it has made it across the Atlantic to Belgium?!

Weird country, the UK.

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Hey,

I guess you all heard of Diggnation and Tekzilla. Well, now there’s a third show from Rev3 which you can’t miss!

FilmRiot!

But don’t take my word for it….

Would be fun to see the FilmRiot crew also at FOWA in London this year. Pleeeeease Jim 🙂

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So, this morning there seemed to be quite some discussion around the question: Will Spotify fail?

This was started by a video of Loren Feldman which can be found on YouTube.

The question that comes up: Is it important to own Music? I say no.

With a platform like Spotify, you have no interest in owning Music. You can access all your Music anywhere. So why would you want to own it? With the offline syncing feature coming soon, and mobile apps, you aren’t bound to the internet anymore. So it’s like carrying all your music with, anywhere. Even if there’s no internet.

Concerning the music catalogue: Yes, there are some things not in it, however, at the speed that it’s expanding at the moment, it will have most of the music you’d want soon. And if you want music that’s not in the Spotify DB, then just go out and buy the CD. Like you did before.

Why won’t Spotify disappear though? For one, it’s backed by the Music Industry. They have finally recognized that the world of music is changing, and have jumped aboard the Spotify train. So we won’t have to fear any lawsuits killing it.

And then, people are changing. We listen to Music on iPhones and other Mobile devices with Internet Connectivity. We often have all our Music digitized on a PC, so we already use the right devices to listen to Music. So it won’t be a big change to listen through iTunes or Spotify. Especially because Spotify is so much faster than iTunes.

So all I can say here: Spotify will survive 🙂

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What if Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear / BBC) were to be a human instrument. Well, thanks to Swede Mason we know 🙂

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Awesome 🙂

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Hey,

a very cool way to use post-its.

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Your thoughts?

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