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It’s officially Spring here in Minnesota. And, yes, it’s pretty late for the snow to be melting.

On a related note, this picture perfectly captures how people in DC freak out during every winter storm.

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This is pretty crazy. Someone mapped tweets that included location information and colored them on a map based on the device used. iPhone is red, Android is green. Here’s DC:
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And Chicago:
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And NCY:
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I don’t know a lot about Wheel of Fortune, but I think he lost a million dollars here.

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This is my new favorite website.

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I’m not sure what the situation is here, but this young officer is protecting the dance floor and definitely serving.

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Head over to this website to give the song a listen. It’s pretty impressive.

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

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I’m not sure what’s going on, but the hackers are really beating up the festivus server lately. I had to roll back to a backup from a few months ago, which means I’ve lost quite a few posts again.

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If you watched the entire pCell video yesterday, you probably noticed the ending of his talk was kind of a cliffhanger (starts at 55:25). Most people on the internet think he was talking about wireless power. If that’s the case, it would be insanely revolutionary.

The only thing keeping stuff like wearable computing, mini-drones, and paper-thin iPads from becoming viable products are bulky, heavy batteries. If you could beam power and data to devices, our world becomes an awful lot like a science fiction move pretty quickly.

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This is one of the more exciting technologies to come out in years. If you don’t want to spend an hour learning about a technology that will change our world, just watch the short video clip starting at 9:00.

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