New URL Shortener

This week I decided that I needed a new URL shortener. Ok I guess “need” is a bit strong. I was basically looking for something to do to take my mind off the bar exam which is giving me daily panic attacks. Anyway imagine my surprise when the first domain I tried was available. Ten minutes later I was the proud owner of HE.IO. I did hesitate a bit as .IO domains are pricey, $69 for the first year and $99 every year after that but how many people can say they own a two letter domain name.

Summer 2012 Simulcasts

The Crunchyroll Summer 2012 Simulcasts are looking to be pretty good. One of the most interesting ones is a show called Sword Art Online.

In the year 2022, the Virtual reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the Nerve Gear, a VR Helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. But an unexpected event occurs on November 6, 2022 when Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of SAO, prevents the players from logging out. Akihiko issues them a challenge; if they wish to be free and log out of the game, they must reached the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, should their in-game characters die in the game, so will their bodies in the real world. As the game’s 10,000 players try to accept their new deadly predicament, Kirito, a skilled player who tested the beta version of the game, is determined to reach the 100th floor and be free. Along with Asuna, his partner and love interest, and their friends, Kirito and his allies will face many obstacles and discovers the true purpose of SAO. As their adventure continues, they will also participate in other VRMMO games as well.

Source: Wikipedia

Alfred

I’ve had Alfred for a while but I’ve never set it up. Man have I been missing out, it’s so useful.

Hosted Solutions

Do you know what would be the coolest thing ever? If there was a BuddyPress and bbPress hosted solution similar to WordPress.com. I would absolutely love that. That is all 🙂 .

Vimeo iPhone App

While I don’t work much with the Vimeo iPhone App, I thought this video walkthrough was really nice especially for explaining all the different features of the app. While you didn’t get to see many hi-quality shots of the screen, I think the choice to have a person on camera explaining it really humanized the video and made it easier to watch.

http://vimeo.com/21770650

a show with ze frank

I have to say I am really loving the new “a show with ze frank”. Here is one of my favorite episodes so far.

Exciting News

I have some exciting news that I will share with a full blog post that I am working on but here is a hint in the form of a sign I had made.

My New Shoes

Decided it was time for some new shoes so I picked up a pair of Nike SBs and added some custom lacelocks I got from Speakeasy Goods.

The Power of Introverts

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Really awesome talk on introverts, which I am in case you don’t know me which is highly likely as I’m an introvert 🙂 . I also bought Susan Cain’s book today so I hope to share more with you about it soon.

Treehouse

Ok, the intro video is a little corny but their videos are top notch, they just need to get some WordPress ones 🙂 .

Like your own post

Look at the email you get if you like you own post on WordPress.com, awesome. Hat trick to MT for pointing it out.

New theme project

My school has spring break in a few weeks so I’m sure I will need something to do so I just purchased a new theme design that I’m going to make into a free WordPress theme. Its a niche theme, displaying recipes, so I’m not sure how many people would use it but at least it will give me some good practice.

Full size previews:

Home page
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