Big Cheese

Slow times and an Earworm

Hey all,

 

This is getting to be too frequent.  We are all just too busy, between the three of us, life keeps getting in the way.  It gets harder and harder to get some stuff up.  We do have stuff, but just haven’t been able to wrap it up.

Hopefully we can finish a few of them up.  Next week should be fun with E3, and more news on the the next gen consoles.  Also, The Last of Us drops, so maybe we can give you some stuff.  Again, we promise to give you more content, just bear with us a little bit as we try to shuffle our schedules around some.

For now I will leave you with a video of Icona Pop‘s ‘I Don’t Care’.  I have been hearing it a lot, and it’s stuck on my head.

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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #1

The first. The only. The song that brought christened me into the world of music.

Numb, by Linkin Park, off Meteora, their end-all, be-all best album, no matter how much I love Living Things and A Thousand Suns (and hell, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight. I love them all).

The Big Cheese, yes, him again, got me to listen to this song when I was quite young. I listened to it all the time in his trooper of a red Dodge Neon.

This needs no explanation. This song… is epic.

Top 30 Favorite songs of All Time: #2 “Blackout” by Linkin Park

How do I follow up with a post about arguably the most famous band of all time?

With my favorite band, of course. Linkin Park has been questioned and taunted and praised and heckled, much like any good band. But they are the sole surviving band of the nu metal era, aside from Korn, who made an album with Skrillex. And we all know how people hate Skrillex.

Blackout is off of LP’s 4th album, A Thousand Suns. I remember the concert The Big Cheese and I went to, and how I had lost my voice to this song. Damn, what a good osng.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #6 “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind, & Fire

You all knew I’d throw in some damn boogie, don’t deny it. You saw it coming. Even I saw it coming. But who can forget boogie?

God, growing up with old parents isn’t too bad when it comes to music if you just accept it. I was willing to listen to anything. Literally, as a child, I was only exposed to music that wasn’t old or shitty Filipino music when I was in a car with JezzaNorris

This though… I remember The Big Cheese dancing to this in DDR in his old house. I remember the epic fails I had at attempting to dance to this.

Listen, and boogie on down. (This was the first music video to appear on BET in 1981)

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #11 “Crush” by Pendulum

I remember vividly the day The Big Cheese and I saw Linkin Park at Madison Square Garden a couple of days before my birthday two years ago, February 4, 2011. The concert was nationally televised on Fuse.

What wasn’t televised, however, were the opening bands. Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Pendulum.

People I know have heard of DIOYY, but seldom do I know of anyone that has heard Pendulum before.

The guy sitting behind The Big Cheese and I didn’t stop pestering us about Pendulum. Telling us about how his sister had introduced him to the band and about how they’d be the best part of the concert. He was wrong, but nevertheless, Pendulum did turn out to be a fantastic band. Too bad they couldn’t get a good crowd reaction, the only crowd there to enjoy it was the pit.

Here’s a song from them for you to listen to.

Oh, and Pendulum has gone on hiatus.

Laggy Computers: Rant

Cheap computers. The Big Cheese hasn’t exactly built a cheap PC, but he’s built one he can afford and not scream at himself for it.

I, on the other hand, am here typing on my extremely incompetent hunk-o-junk purchased by my father two Black Friday’s ago.

While yes, it can handle everyday tasks like browsing the interwebs, typing up documents, watching movies/listening to music, all that stuff. But it can’t handle any of it if you run two at a time.

I personally opt for Google Chrome as my web browser because I know it’s damn stable. I usually have Facebook and Tumblr open at all times and using Spotify for my music needs. Maybe I’ll have Google Drive open on a third tab so I can type up a report or draft a new article or blog piece. That’ll all be fine, but if those 4 things are happening, scrolling up and down becomes a shit hole, typing has a 4 second delay, and music will buffer about 95% of the time. What’s the point of being able to have multiple tabs open if you can’t seamlessly go through the multiple tabs? I might as well be using a 90’s Mac.

The worst, however, is trying to edit pictures. Lightroom is a big, big, big, big, big application. I understand that. But if I have Facebook open (JUST FACEBOOK), Lightroom will cause my computer to overload. I can’t scroll, I can’t type, I can’t do ANYTHING but wait for the thing to load.

If the computer could run more than three applications at a time, I’d be so happy.

I failed to mention earlier that the computer didn’t even come with built in WiFi. Since it is in my basement, it has no ethernet cable to connect to either. We had to purchase a separate WiFi key, which upon start, does not even connect to the correct WiFi location (and trust me, I’ve tried COUNTLESS times to reset it and get it to connect to the correct one).

I wish I could afford to build a new computer like The Big Cheese.

As an impatient teenager, this is hell. No one likes hell.

HTC and Verizon FINALLY Bring ICS to HTC Thunderbolt

It’s too late now, though.

The Thunderbolt, the first 4GLTE phone on Verizon, has always been a disappointment in the Android community. It’s processor was nothing to write home about, it’s connectivity issues were definitely something to complain about, and it’s bulky (and faulty) design made this phone one of the most hated in America.

It came out of the gates with Android 2.2, and only now in 2013 has it been confirmed to have an Android 4.0 update ready to roll out any time soon. At this point, 4.0 is 2 updates behind the second iteration of Android Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 (and it seems as though Google is prepared to launch Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie [or, and I’m dreading the name, potentially Kandy Kane] in the coming months at Google I/O 2013).

It’s been 5 months already. 5! The Thunderbolt (and it’s younger sister, the Droid Incredible 2) were promised to have gotten the ICS update by September 31st!

I think people have finally come to grips that HTC on Verizon has been a failure and have actually given up hope on both devices, leaving for newer, more premium devices on the carrier (or even on another carrier, or even worse, to an iPhone on another carrier).

–I am very much for Android. I am fascinated with how much better it is overall than other mobile operating systems; however when companies fail to appease the customer, it makes me very angry. HTC and Verizon have failed me in the department of customer satisfaction, and in the future, I shall not be purchasing from HTC. At the moment, I cannot do anything about being on Verizon (in fact I would not want to leave VZW because of how amazing their service is), but when upgrade time comes, goodbye HTC devices. I’m really hoping I can grab a SG Note II or an SIII, maybe even the GNex like The Big Cheese. And if worst comes to worst, if my mom sees that an iPhone 5 is on BOGO come upgrade time, iPhone 5 I shall settle.