Alesis IMULTIMIX 8 USB

Took delivery of one of these yesterday as I’ve sold my old mixer & updating my ‘studio’.
It basically works like a posh soundcard, linked to your PC (or mac) via USB.
The big plus is that you can record everything going through the mixer to you iPod 🙂
Listed at £220, I found it for £184.99 (link below).

Alesis IMULTIMIX 8 USB

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Soundflavor DJ

Soundflavor DJ is a unique companion for iTunes that analyzes your currently playing music `by sound` and automatically suggests similar songs and albums from your library, as well as from online stores. It can even suggest and download free songs from similar (unknown) artists, notify you of upcoming concerts, display user reviews (from Amazon.com) and more. You can also use Soundflavor DJ to create iTunes playlists (from your library content) based on sound of the music you are currently listening to (same era, same style, sounds-like), or the songs you have recently played. If you have a website, mySpace or blog, you can generate the code for a widget that allows you to display your playlists on your web page. Soundflavor DJ is a great gadget for people with large iTunes libraries and those eager to explore related content.

Pros: Find similar music by sound; get free music from similar artists; generate intelligent playlists; share your playlists on the web, it’s FREE

Cons: Only works with music played from within iTunes

Soundflavor DJ on Snapfiles

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Baby Handling Guide

Some of these are quite amusing, but be aware that there are smutty ad’s on the site.

Baby Guide

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beatsource

Beatport is one of my favourite sites, and they’ve now produced a spin-off site for urban music.

beatsource

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Smokers Island

Got a smoker in the house?
Well there is now an alternative to killing them, with this funky ashtray just light the candle in the middle and it eats the smoke.
Or something.

Smokers Island

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A brief history of kettlebells

There’s a lot of argument about the origins of kettlebells, with the Russians and Scots both laying quite vocal claim to developing them. The most plausible reason for their existance was that they were used as a form of certified weight on scales around 150 years ago for measuring grain and other agriculture foods in markets. It is thought that a test of ones strength in those days was based on how heavy one of the kettlebells you could lift over head. As famous lifters of the time moved into using dumbells for developing muscle as well as testing strength, the explosive power benefits of Kettlebells got left behind. Mankind has always been fascinated by tests of strength and training with weights in some way, shape or form has always fascinated men ever since we stood upright. What can be said, especially in recent times, is that the Russians have taken kettlebell training and developed it into a highly technical and extremely demanding sport.

There are many training drill on YouTube etc, but where can you buy one 😕

Al’s Gym sells Kettlebells

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Customise your car horn with .mp3’s

HornTones plays 256 megabytes of MP3s and comes with a USB slot so you can add new ones.
The device can store up to ten different tones, so you can find one for every occasion.

I could have a lot of fun with this.
How much fun?
A LOT

Story from zapnat.com

Car horn from thinkgeek

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Vapbong

Healthy and pleasant
With a Vapbong you´ll be able to extract plant substances by a stream of hot air, without combustion.
The vapour you inhale contains everything a plant can offer, but you avoid exposing yourself and others to toxic combustion, by-products and odours.
A Vapbong extracts a higher level of substances than any normal pipe, that’s why it pays for itself very fast.

Vapbong

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a cabin in normandy

Cabin, Fourneville (near Honfleur), Normandy, France.
This rustic looking cabin may look ordinary enough from the outside, but inside is all beautiful, warm minimalism, with plywood walls and black rubber floors.

Normandy Minimal Cabin

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Steak Toaster

And the best bit?
It leaves behind neither smoke nor smells in the kitchen!

Ariete Steak Toaster

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Grooverider Gets 4 Years Jail

A Dubai court sentenced drum & bass king Grooverider to four years in jail, three months after he was caught with cannabis.
The 40 year old BBC Radio 1 DJ was arrested at Dubai airport on 23rd November 2007 after customs cops found a bag containing 2.16 grams of marijuana in his luggage.
He was on his way to play a gig at a club.
Grooverider – real name Raymond Bingham – was not in court for sentencing and has two weeks to appeal.
The United Arab Emirates has a zero tolerance drug policy, and under UAE law drug trafficking carries a sentence ranging from four years jail to death.

Full story on Beatportal

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