Wednesday I met up with Jana and April to sign the lease for our new place and then ended up hanging out with them, Sarah and Pam for a while. I have a most fantastic and pleasantly bizarre circle of friends (and beautiful too, as you can see in example of April and Pam in the above photo). September should be the start of an exciting year since I’ll have a great place to live and even better people around. Things are looking grand.
I’m hooked on Democracy! Democracy Player is an open source media player that grabs video feeds from the web and delivers them seamlessly to you, no matter what operating system you happen to be running (for me it’s Ubuntu). With the player I’ve found some great new content, with Geek Brief being one of my favourites, and keep up with shows like Ask a Ninja and Rocketboom. It’s my first source for video content now, and has left me enthusiastic for the future of free online video delivery.
Remember when I mentioned being about to fall in love with Silversun Pickups? I did and am listening to them now. I’m deeply impressed with this band, and not just for the nostalgic hit of the feel of music I love from the 90s. There’s an energy to this band that is very refreshing, a strength in the emotional pull and bone-stirring instrumentation. This is not to be missed.