Archive for August, 2010

DJing on the move

I bought the Tonium Pacemaker (http://www.pacemaker.net/) because my wife kept on complaining about the amount of space my old CD decks and mixer took. It’s like an iPod on steroids. More importantly it does automatic beat matching, as well as a host of other effects. It’s flashable too, so extra functions can be added.

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Posted by admin - August 27, 2010 at 15:47

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Finnish Language Links – 1

If you have ever lived in Finland, you will know the language is more encrypted than a 512-bit AES https session. Below are some of the links I have found for learning Finnish for free: 

http://opettajatv.yle.fi/teemat/aine/816/817 = supisuomea
http://yle.fi/selkouutiset/ = selkouutiset (5 minutes, finnish news read very slowly and with transcript… can also get podcast)  

http://areena.yle.fi/ohjelma/Selkouutiset./feed/podcast
http://areena.yle.fi/ohjelma/Selkouutisten+viikkokatsaus./feed/podcast 
on itunes search for selkouutiset

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Posted by admin - August 27, 2010 at 15:44

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VOIP Calls

Living abroad, it’s crucial to be able to make cheap calls back home. I also don’t always have my laptop with me, so some of the traditional solutions have been out of the question until recently.

For my Nokia E71, the best solution I have found is Vopium (some time I will try to work out if I can get any money if someone then subscribes off that link, but for now it’s purely charitable :-)). This allows me to ride over my data-unlimited plan, display my own number to the caller (as well as on sms). Every time I dial it asks me if I should use Vopium or normal phone, so really well integrated. Best of all, calls to the UK landlines are about 3p a minute. Start of connection can be a bit funny – friends have complained that there are a few random beeps. But otherwise it works fine.

I have tried it out on my new HTC Desire (with Froyo). However it is not as well integrated on that phone, so I will probably not use it there.

Another essential for phoning is a global sim card. I guess that will be the next post.

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Posted by admin - August 22, 2010 at 12:12

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Getting Started… Blogging

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Posted by admin - August 22, 2010 at 12:07

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Introduction

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Posted by admin - August 21, 2010 at 16:04

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