I’ve been lagging behind posting because I found a local department store in town that’s been quietly getting rid of their entire audio CD department.
Every new shrink wrapped CD with a red sticker is $1.
This is a major brand-name store too, so I know they’re all legit CDs.
Sooooo needless to say I’ve been going slightly bananas. Last night I picked up 77 CDs for $77. If I bought them for their average price of $11.99, I would have spent $923.23 to get these same 77 CDs, so I actually saved $846.23.
The photo has last night’s run stacked 5 CDs high (except for the top left corner with Stevie Wonder).
77 CDs for $77
White Stripes, Ray Charles, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, She Wants Revenge, Parliament, BB King, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Elton John, Black Eyed Peas, MGMT, Paula Cole, Melissa Etheridge, Staind, Static X, Willie Nelson, The Boxmasters… they’ve got everything. Even The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack!
I’m going back later today to see if there’s anything left after the official announcement was made earlier today.
Now I need to get a really big frikin’ hard drive to rip these to!
The ash cloud that’s grounding flights isn’t just your run of the mill volcanic burp.
A wonderful graphic from timesonline.co.uk shows just how bad it is right now and probably will be in a few days. Check out the “6AM Today (Predicted)” image on the upper right of the graphic. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
Be careful what you tweet! A new article on CNN says that… “Twitter and the Library of Congress announced Wednesday that every public tweet posted since Twitter started in 2006 will be archived digitally by the federal library.”
Just think! “Every 140-character snippet of info you’ve ever shared publicly on Twitter will soon have a home next to the Declaration of Independence.”
My big question is if they are they going to link to the photo and web shortcuts that are occasionally referenced in all these archived tweets. Without the link of reference, a lot of tweets will lose their meaning.
I think I’ll have to come up a special commemorative tweet for the occasion! Something for posterity! How about “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rig” (D’oh! That was 140 characters!)
Today is D day for playing games online with the original Xbox.
According to Neowin, “as of April 15, all active servers for original Xbox Live subscribers will be shut off. This means that all multiplayer components of original Xbox games, including those available through the Xbox 360‘s Xbox Originals program, will no longer be accessible. ”
I still have my original Xbox somewhere, and I haven’t played it in years, but I do remember wasting tons of time online with Halo 2.
With everyone playing online with the latest gen consoles, this shutdown isn’t too big of a surprise. Going back and playing a previous generation console after getting used to the most recent games is really only for nostalgia.