Posts Tagged ‘Streaming’

Musical tests

This is just a test to see how I can incorporate music and other media links to blog posts here on the Twilight. I hope you enjoy this Open Source Audio from the Internet Archive: Cry of the Celts.

May the road rise up to meet you!

Thobias

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Internet Radio

As a modern internet person, I’ve more or less stopped listening to the regular radio. This is not for any particular reason more than a serious lack of interesting content… But we do have internet radio! Now, with the advent of podcasts, the allure of internet radio might have diminished somewhat, but none the less, it is still around. Now, in this post I am not intending to address the problems, nor the free services you can get via SHOUTcast or iTunes, the independent channels, such as Pagan Radio Network, nor paid-for services like Live365.com. No, today’s subject is AOL Radio.

Now, before you object and rant about the staidness of AOL, hear me out. AOL Radio contains over 200 free radio channels with really very little commercial breaks. These can be accessed either via their web-client or through their app. It seems though that they are meaning to get rid of the app over time, which is to bad, since it is really nifty. It still available here though.

Now, all you have to do is get you self a free AOL/AIM screen name, enter the info and off you go! Hours and hours of free, streaming music, fun, talks, news etc. I have no problem with streaming via my 2 Mbit/s connection, so it should work well even on slower connections. So go on, it will cost you nothing but a dent in your pride at being associated with AOL. But you know, if it weren’t for the name, AOL could be really cool. Actually…

May your downstream never faulter!

Thobias

Something is in the Air, they say!

Well, MacWorld ’08 is under way and Apple has released an new MacBook: the Air! Something is in the Air, was their slogan for the show, but I was kind of left wondering what that would be, on account of it being so damn thin!

Also, the Apple TV finaly has me drooling over it! And it isn’t rudely expensive in Europe either. Adding to that, Apples promise to start delivering movierenals here to before the end of ’08, it looking good for us movie buffs! I just hope there will be some way of watching streaming QuickTime TV on it, such as America Free TV for example.

Vampires

Few things have enticed mankind as horror stories, and during the 20th century those about Vampires seems to have been of a particular interest. Perhaps most well known amongst the vampire depictions are Bela Lugosí and Christopher Lee, both very suave and sexy.

Though I do like those versions, one of my all time favorites is F.W. Murnaus Nosferatú from 1922. This, although wonky acting wise, captures a true horror of the Vampire that most later movies never even attempt. Count Orlok is by no means as sexy as Dracula (in the movies though far closer to Mr Stokers book), but all the more scary for it. There are plenty historic scenes in this flick. When the Count enters Hutters room at night, when he walks up the stairs, and when he drinks the wifes blood.

Thanks to the Internet Archive you can actually download this masterpiece for free, either via the net or FTP. But not only that, there is also streaming! Enjoy it here or at the Archive!

Unpleasant dreams!