Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual – So many choices, so little time

Exceptionally, I am presenting to you a Saturday Morning Special Post.

This was originally intended to be a Facebook post, but I got carried away reading news and stupid stuff. So, here we go with what I found this morning.

Note: I am awake because it appears that some people around here like to talk really loudly on Saturday morning; in my opinion, there should be a law which makes it unconstitutional to speak loudly in the morning – just like one that should forbid having cappuccino after lunch.

First things first: we need some sound. Among the many choices, I think Parov Stelar goes perfectly with this “soon-to-be-sunny” day in Munich:

 

Let’s start then.

1. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal got it right with the comic about the history of technology. NB: the brain representing political analysis made me laugh more than I should have.

2. You can finally block those people that send you private messages/requests on LinkedIn. Thanks Mashable for the how-to part.

3. Many people are getting mad at Facebook acquiring WhatsApp because of “privacy issues”. Am I the only happy one? If they manage to integrate them I will just need one app between Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, which means that I can finally install another app (yeah, I have a really crappy phone with little internal memory). Also, have you ever tried going to the Facebook settings and clicked on the tab “Apps”? You will see how many apps are already connected to your account. Finally, have you already forgotten the NSA scandal? Your data is in somebody else’s hands anyway.

4. Good news everyone: a start-up called Streak will let you know when recipients ready your e-mails. Yeah, I know, this thing is old news, but the pro of this one is that it is free – for the moment. I’m trying it out. Unfortunately, it’s not yet available for Firefox and Android.

5. This is how you pull a prank:

 

Unfortunately, as I read on the article from the Verge about the DHL ad, it was produced by an external company, with no involvement whatsoever from the delivery service.

 

Bonus point – just for Italians though.

6. Superwin di the Jackal, che spaccano di brutto con l’ultimo video su Sanremo. Ecco qua l’epica composizione:

 

Mi sembra superfluo ricordarvi che sono quelli di Lost in Google, Gay Ingenui e millemila altri video spettacolari. Fatevi un giro sul canale Youtube di the Jackal, non ve ne pentirete.

Away

I won’t even try apologizing anymore… I missed my one-post-per-day target miserably – AGAIN.

I’ve been a bit off target in the last couple of weeks. Group projects are countless, and I haven’t been sleeping… Not even shaving (I had to skip a class yesterday just for shaving a bit). I don’t even check Facebook that often anymore, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

My flatmates were quite worried today when they saw me getting back home at only 7pm (instead of midnight, as it usually happens)…

what?!?

…but I’m just three days away from the midterm break, so I’m looking forward to spend the last 3 sleepless days.

Another good thing that has kept me awaken is the fact that in September I’m moving to Denmark (hell yeah, I finally made it) and I will stay there for one year. The bad thing that has kept me awaken, instead, is the fact that I absolutely need to find money, since Denmark is freaking expensive – and I’m getting poorer. And thinner, but just because I’m eating less.

I’d like to go on and write – good and bad – things that happened to me in the last days, but I have to go back on a project (SURPRISE!), so I am just going to post the usual Youtube video and let you enjoy some amazing stuff…

This guy… THIS GUY IS JUST AMAZING! Sorry for the Italian song, but you need to know that we have good singers sometimes… If you’d like to have the translation, ask me and I’ll be more than happy to translate the song:

 

You may even want to check this video… This one’s got English subtitles, don’t worry:

I just forgot the title

Big news today:

1) This (from yesterday):

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2) Spotify is finally in Italy.

That’s pretty much it. I’m still waiting for Netflix though.

Ah, yeah. The Black Keys won the Grammy Awards again… TAKE THAT, LOSERS! I tried to tell you they’re the most awesome band of the moment, but you didn’t want to listen to me!

For those who don’t know them, enjoy THE AWESOMENESS:

 

Also, today it was quite an interesting day at the Uni. The keyword for the whole second semester is “group project”. I lost the count and I think I messed up some groups with some other projects, but no worries, our technicians are working to fix the issue. Nonetheless, the subjects are still interesting.

Apart from Finance, which, as I said yesterday, is the subject that I hate the most on the face of the Earth.

Today’s pick (that my Facebook friends already enjoyed):

 

However, since most of my visitors are also Facebook friends, I have chosen another pick, so as to commemorate the crushing victory of The Black Keys. Kaboom!

Big NERDY news!

Guys,

this post doesn’t bring you great news, unless… you’re a NERD!!!

First one: Canonical (that is, Ubuntu) is going to release a phone version of its amazing Operating Software… CAN’T WAIT!!!!

Here’s the video, I obviously recommend you to watch it from the beginning ’till the very end (the guy has an amazing British accent!!):

 

You’ve got buffering problems or you don’t want to listen to 22 minutes of just chatting?

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Then I’ll briefly tell you the story. Ubuntu will have a faster access, the lock screen isn’t actually a lock screen but rather a welcome screen which gives you social updates whenever you receive them. Being open-source, there will be tons of apps ready for you. It has the possibility of desktop convergence, that is you can connect your desktop computer to your phone (amazing). There are agreements with Dell, Asus, HP and I can’t remember which other companies to provide Ubuntu-certified desktop computers. And last, but not least – actually this should be the most amazing news – , there will be STEAM (on your desktop computer, but give time to time). END OF THE FIRST AMAZING STORY!

Enjoy the hands-on demo (remember, this is not the final version):

 

Another story, that I just ran into, is that Facebook will provide free phone calls to the users (sorry, the article is in Italian). This feature is only available in Canada at the moment, but if everything goes the right way we will all enjoy free calls around the planet!

WAIT! I just found the article in English on Mashable!!!

One thing to remind: even though the call is free, it will be using your Internet data plan, therefore be sure to see how many Gigabytes you have left before making a Facebook call.

And those were the NERDY news for today… I am going to look for other news, but I’ll be travelling for tonight and tomorrow, so I can’t assure you get the latest NERD stuff!!

I gotta go!! Enjoy!!