The Amazing Spiderman: Thoughts on the Web

If you haven’t heard anything about the movie, you can find some info here.

We saw the movie, unfortunately in 2D only, so that means less web-spinning action for us. But it’s safe to say the movie would have been awesome in 3D. A lot of movies being shown in theaters these days try their best to include 3D scenes as much as possible, so the audience can enjoy the best out of the film. The Amazing Spiderman had alot of scenes involving 3D action, much more than the Spiderman Trilogy had (since 3D was still slowly being released to the public at the time of the Spiderman Trilogy) which was a downside for all of us 2D’ers. But nonetheless, the movie had epic scenery, and the fight scenes were cool. Personally, i think Andrew Garfield had much more spunk in being Peter Parker compared to Tobey Maguire.

And the thing i loved most was Stan Lee’s scenes where he always had to be part of every marvel movie. At some point, i kept looking for him in every Marvel movie, and i was fortunate enough to laugh and snicker a bit when i saw him as a School Librarian with Headphones in this movie. 🙂 so it’s really something to look forward to his roles as well. 🙂

Something interesting enough, there was a secret ending here. I thought secret endings only existed in Avengers – Related Marvel movies, but i was proven wrong by this movie. If you have been with Peter Parker from the start like in the comics, you may have an idea who Dr. Conner was talking to. So i guess from the secret ending it’s safe to say that there is a Spiderman part 2. 🙂

THESIS for Geeks: Things to Consider.

As any college student would consider when he smells and feels the graduating spirit just around the corners of the school campus, there comes one more intense rabbit hole to pass through, and that is where the research paper comes in.

Now a lot of you have been preparing for this a looooong long time, and have already listed up potential thesis topics for you to propose on your deans or superiors in your department, while others just wait for the judgement day to come, as they are masters in cramming. But as one of the unfortunate masters of cramming that i have become, i have learned a few things in making and finishing our research paper in time that we could still make it to the ceremonies. 🙂

When choosing a topic you must consider:

1. THINK ABOUT THE IMPOSSIBLE. work your way from a Space Particle Cannon with Online Coffee Maker into an Information System, Payroll or an AI/K.A.I., or a plausible Thesis Topic that can be proposed. Try to think of the things where the impossible meets the impossible, and how you can add the things you learned along the way to where you are now. Example, think of a web browser as a start. now for starters you’d think that it’s impossible. But through this, you can think of the functions of the browser, and with those functions (like Socializing(Chat, or Network-Based Thesis) you slowly start to think of it as possible. 🙂

2. THE LIBRARY THESIS SECTION IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. in some libraries, they have a section for past research papers proposed by alumni’s of the institute/school. Some of their works require improvement, and tweaks. You may even come to the thought of surpassing their research and maybe constructing a THESIS ver. 2.0. Hey, it’s not impossible. We all have our moments of glory. 🙂

3. THE “ENHANCE MY TOPIC” GAME. In almost ten months of our thesis work, i have never heard or stumbled upon a solo-thesis, unless he/she is in a school that requires him/her to walk the valley of the shadow of death alone. So, if you’re one of the lucky ones, try brainstorming with a twist. Sometimes, bashing each other’s ideas won’t get you anywhere, though it cannot be avoided. Try enhancing your thesismate’s ideas, and fitting yourself into his concept. Like if for example, one of your group mates propose a topic for a Teaching System, try to contribute by say, adding AI capabilities, or UI’s in the system, depending of course on the things you CAN do.

4. FIND A CLIENT / FIND A PURPOSE. Client – Based or not, find someone or something to give life, in your case, find something that needs an upgrade. The easiest way would be inside the walls of your campus. There’s always that department that refuses to convert to automated means because of cost. Sniff them out, and tell them they don’t have to pay for a large amount, and ask them first for a solution. One thing i have learned is that you never give a solution to a person who does not need it. Ask them first if they need a Computerized/Automated System, and how it would help them in their work. A little progress won’t do you any good, it has to mean massive, as in almost 60% of their work made of ease by your proposed research.

5. TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE. Being too confident in one topic? Don’t. Because there is still room for disapproval. Always remember that one epic topic is still no match for three or more topics. Be three steps or more from the error. Expect the unexpected. And hey! If your first topic gets approved, you can be a bro / broette(lol) and share your topic to other groups. In that way you’d have been a really awesome dude / dudette(lol again) for making their think-tanks easy.

And lastly? AIM FOR GOLD. In our group, we used to have this dream of aiming high, so that when we fall, we don’t fall too short behind. I’m not pretty sure if we graduated because of this thought, but it’s nice to think that you aimed to be BEST THESIS, but when you couldn’t reach it, you didnt land too far enough to fail. 🙂

So, i wish you good luck! and hopefully you’ll be wearing the Toga I wore a few months ago. 🙂 Kudos!

New (DECENT) Header! :)

UPDATE: yeah i sorta removed the text on the side. i think it’s better this way, don’t you think? 🙂

Let’s be honest. It’s a lot better than the previous one, right? 🙂 But i guess you’re also wondering how i did it?

Well, first the 3D effect i was going for…I got the idea from here. So if ever you are going to try it, you’re going to notice one thing: This tutorial is made for texts. Good observation there! Well, if you want to use it on pictures like i did, though the 3D effect would subside a bit, but not to the point where it totally disappears, do what i did: use the topmost layer of the eyeglasses picture and set the blending mode to normal instead of Overlay. 🙂 got it?

UPDATE: i still used the Sakkal Majalla font for the text on the right. 🙂 you can try looking at dafont or ffonts for a huge selection of free fonts. 🙂

So i hope you guys like my new header. And i hope i get to know what you think about it by showing some love below the comment section. 🙂 Peace! 🙂

So, idk….just something out of boredom, i guess…

So i got this idea of a cool retro poster tutorial here. It was pretty awesome, especially since some of the pictures used were from shutterstock. I just improvised in the images and the fonts used, since i was only doing this to relieve myself out of boredom. 🙂 So, without further due, here’s what i did:

I still have some creative juice yet, but my back is disagreeing with my current situation. Jeez, ever since i came home from alabang my back just sort of hurts. Ouch.

will try to make a new decent header for this site if i could. 🙂 maybe if i make some tea…..Cheerios!

REVIEW: Beats by Dr. Dre Mixr

Do also check out my friend, kjdomanog‘s review on the Razer Orca Headphones here.

Generation after generation, Music has been a part of any Generation of people’s growth. Instruments to listen and create music have become portable, precise, and available to the market for people who have taste in music. Such one product are the Beats Headphones by Dr. Dre.

Beats Headphones for some have been known as the overpriced headphones in the market. But with it’s pricey touch, comes reasonably eargasmic sound quality. Though there are other alternatives like Sennheisers or AKG’s the beats still remain on top because of the stylish look, and the Bass-Biased Sound Quality. But this review doesn’t cover the whole Beats line, this is just for the Mixrs that i recently had, and these are the latest line of Beats Artist Series by David Guetta.

As i’ve stated, the Beats Mixrs are the newest addition to the Beats Headphone lineup and comes in two colors, black and white. I got the black one, coz for me i think the white one gets alot of dirt easily, and it didn’t look attractive as the Beats Studio’s did for me. These Beats Mixrs are a On-Ear type Headphones, meaning they don’t cover up your whole ear, unless you have really small ones but that’s another issue. These look pretty much like what a Metal-Framed, Beats Solo HD would look like. The ear cups flip to a 270-Degree Rotation for DJ’s or if your just a normal dude like me, and doesn’t want to be interrupted while listening to your music. You could just flip one ear cup and continue listening while talking to someone.

But if you’re not into the “flippy-ear cups” thing, there is also another option, which is the Control Talk HD cable, which has an in line microphone and controls to pause,play and skip tracks. The control talk HD works on most Apple Products, allowing you to fully use the Control Talk’s functionality.

Another functionality of the Beats Mixrs are the Twin Jacks on the Headphones. Since one of the Signature functionality of the Beats Headphones are it’s detachable cables for improved durability, The Mixrs provide two Cable ports in the earcups to allow DJ’s for easy input and output. Or if someone wants to listen to what you’re listening, you can Daisy chain the headphones for easy music sharing.

 When you buy a pair of beats, alongside the package contains an impressively Hard Shell Case, which is a major improvement, since i didn’t like the idea with the Beats Solo / Solo HD having a soft case. I mean, where’s the protection in that? If you want a case for your headphones, you could just slid them in your backpack. For me it sort of looses the purpose of being easy to stow away. But with the new Hard Shell Case on the Mixrs, i’m pretty comfy with my headphones when they slip through my hands and falling straight through the ground that they won’t break. The only downside to the new case for me is it’s slippery texture. I can’t grab it effortlessly, meaning i have to exert a little force to the tips of my fingers to prevent it from slipping from my fingers when i try reaching for them.

 Also in the package is a Microfiber clean cloth which is pretty standard for beats products. Another thing in the package are Two Detachable Cables, the first cable, having a 3.5mm Headphone Jacks with Control Talk HD, while the other has a 1/4 inch Adapter for you DJ’s that need to plug your headphones into an Amplifier or Studio Equipment with a coiled part of the cable near the L-Shaped jack.

Beats products have also been known for excellent packaging. But you didnt really buy them for the box right? You bought them for the headphones, and i think for a headphone, they are insanely overpriced. If style and functionality are what make the beats overpriced themselves, then i guess Dr. Dre isn’t being fair. These headphones are bass-biased, meaning some songs or tracks won’t sound good, as the Bass can muffle the vocals. I like how the ear cups flip, as most of the time i’m talking with people and don’t get to enjoy my music well enough, So the flipping ear cups work perfectly fine with me. Also, i would like to add that as with any On-Ear Headphones these things hurt. as in REAL Hurt. they begin to hurt after 2-3 hours of continuous use and it can be quite a pain since i’m wearing glasses, and my ears are pressed too hard on the frames of my glasses, which adds to the pain. So comfort isn’t really something to look forward to with these Headphones, Generally on all of the On-Ear Headphones.

So if you’re a long term audiophile,dj or someone with good taste in music quality who’s in a really tight budget, then go for other cheap alternatives like AKG’s or Bose. They sound equally the same, based on some of the Headphones i’ve tried on Power Macs and other retail stores here in the philippines, but with less functionality. But if you just wanna show off that you have alot of money, and can afford High Quality Style and Performance, go for the Beats. There’s nothing wrong really with buying beats, i think the tension just goes to the people who can’t buy them, and is incredibly thrown at how many people buy beats because they think they know what sound quality is. Well, i’m here to say that not only Beats provide awesome sound quality.

New Header!

So after several days of concocting stuff to put on my blog, i settled with this header. idk why. but if you want to learn how i did the lights and the blur on the back, you should check this site:

http://www.tutorial9.net/tutorials/photoshop-tutorials/easily-create-a-unique-website-header/

 

for those of you who missed this header, and probably missed me putting it up on, here it is: