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Chester Bennington: March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017

It’s been over 24 hours upon hearing the death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer to my favorite band, Linkin Park.  I am at a loss for words for this, and to be honest, it did hit me harder than I thought it would.  I have been listening to Linkin Park and Dead by Sunrise (his side project from a few years ago) since yesterday, and to think that incredibly unique voice wont be belting out harmonies deeply saddens me.

Our deepest condolences to Chester’s family, and his close friends.  We hope you have found your peace.

For now please enjoy some of our favorite Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise, and for the most part Chester’s body of work.

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Earworm: Michael Franti & Spearhead – I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)

I don’t hear this song much, but when I do, it lifts up my mood.  It’s just a catchy song, and it gets me whistling through out the day.  I hope it lifts up your mood to as it does me.

Question: Do you like the new YouTube layout?

YouTube seems to have taken a major step in pushing subscriptions. When you subscribe to a YouTuber, their new videos get sent automatically to your subscription inbox. You primarily see the videos they upload.

You’ve always been able to do this. YouTube has always been about the user and the subscriber, sharing videos, ultimately in a way that you get to watch things that you want to watch without having to try.

Usually, YouTube does a great job with their subscriptions, albeit there are some discrepancies. Sometimes the videos don’t get pushed to your subscription inbox.

What has YouTube done that makes me want to spark this discussion? They’ve changed their entire layout. They’ve introduced something called the guide, where they are heavily pushing your subscriptions to avoid these discrepancies.

I personally like this guide concept. The new minimalist approach to YouTube is stellar. I love the way it looks (on different computers, it may look different. On my Google Chrome on my Windows 7, it looks beautiful. It happens to look horrendous on Google Chrome on my Linux Ubuntu 11.) and is definitely a good improvement.

I really do wish, however, that they implemented the use of themes. Maybe a dark theme, because there is so much white space, and that looks terrible on HD monitors.

What do you guys think? Let us know how you feel about the new YouTube layout in the comment section!