Entertainment Music

Arcade Fire Reinvents Digital Content with The Suburbs

With any purchase of Arcade Fire’s new album “The Suburbs” from, you also now get a digital version of the album (.m4a files) with visuals related to each song, lyrics & contextual hyperlinks.

See this video for what I’m talking about:

Arcade Fire The Suburbs Synchronized Artwork Version from ian rogers on Vimeo.

Pretty cool, huh? Why more bands don’t do this I’ll never know. Then again, it is typical for Arcade Fire to lead the pack.

Entertainment Humor

Monday Morning Marriage Videos

So here are some happy videos to kick off that boring, blue Monday with a bang and prove that there is still fun in the world. And don’t worry ladies/mum – The fact that they’re all marriage-themed means nothing. 🙂

First the invitation (Gotta love Vampire Weekend!):

And then the big-bang entrance:

Computing Technology

Xobni Makes Outlook Rock

Microsoft Office Outlook
Image via Wikipedia

If you’re like me, you often find yourself stuck using tools dictated by corporate policy and tradition. One of my pet peeves in this area is Microsoft Exchange and the enforced use of Microsoft Outlook that Exchange brings with it. Yeah sure, nowadays you can actually use the free Evolution client, but sometimes that is just not an option. So what do you do when you’re stuck with Outlook and Exchange and data hidden in the murky depths that .pst files are? You get yourself a Xobni install. (Yes, duh, that’s Inbox, spelt backwards).

I’ve been using and testing Xobni for about a year now and I will never go back to using plain old vanilla Outlook. Xobni’s mail search feature is the shit, and the attachment handling is a godsend. Xobni takes Outlook and turns it into a useful, responsive and helpful application. It improves your access to the data in your mailbox, rather than hindering that access, which is what Outlook is traditionally so good at.

The latest release alongside LinkedIn also boasts Facebook and Skype integration, turning Xobni into even more of a social tool, and making email that much more useful. And as a cherry on top there’s the analytics features which should prove useful in making your email time a bit more GTD friendly.

If you’re using Outlook, you’d better go download Xobni now.

Xobni Demo Video



Phuza Thursday Project: Skittles Vodka


Mix That Drink points to a delightful looking alternative to the alcoholic‘s daytime favourite. Yes boring plain old vodka gets spiced up with this awesome colour-infusing technique. Enjoy a different colour each day of the week!

I can’t wait to try this one out – it’s a fantastic party gimmick for sure.

Entertainment Humor

Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Als Tos?

Gewoonlik blog ek nie in Afrikaans nie, maar ek ken mos die taal, and het al baie vriende wat Afrikaans praat. Dis net hoe dit is, bra. Hierdie boek is deur twee van daai zeffer vriende geskryf (Griffin en Chopper Charlie van, en dis eintlik poes snaaks (die dele wat ek so ver gesien het). Ja mense, ek kan Afrikaans praat en skryf maar ek weet nie waar die klein fokken ‘e’ met ‘n kappie of a strepie op die sleutelbord is nie. Fokken jammer. Daai karakters is ook mos tos.

So gaan koop die great afrikaans boek nou.

Daar is ook sulke bonus-materiaal – ‘n website, ‘n paar Youtjoep videos en ‘n Gesigboek groepetjie

In English: There are this really great book what you must purchase from kalahari now. It are called “Is it dit net ek of is alles tos?” It are very funny.