Songbird

20.Oct.2009

Songbird 1.2.0

Songbird 1.2.0

i downloaded and gave songbird a try today, i had done this earlier on my old computer, back the UI was slick. it was black, and looked like a really cool music player. that was actually why i tried it. back then, i had a pretty crappy computer and i thought the performance was bad. the player takes to long to load, switching songs is slow and it felt very sluggish. i attributed it to having an old computer, was sort of un happy because its just a music player, why does it need the latest hardware… anyway, gave up on it back then.

i just uninstalled it for the second time. from my new Thinkpad T400. for the very same reasons. Let me tell you what i like about the player. the interface and maybe the farting bird mascot… hehe..
but all that at the cost of waiting for my player to come up just isnt worth it. not on a pretty new computer. i will surely try songbird again. i just hope they make some real improvements in terms of performance. i guess, its one of those pitfalls of using java. the UI has changed a lot, but is still pretty awesome.

until next time.

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food as a grad student is something you will not believe until you experience it. you’ll eat pretty much anything as long as it looks like its eatable and as long as it cooks fast. that’s if ur  home… if you’re out of the house and you remember that its lunch time and if u can manage to squeeze some time between classes.. yes you might have a decent (expensive) lunch.

i feel homesick already. and i miss indian food. chicken tikka to be precise.

I seem to have a lot of time on my hands off late (more on that some other day) 😉 So while I was browsing a random shop I came across the good ‘ol Academy Hobby Model Kits. I remember making a few of these models when I was younger. Feels great to be doing this again.
Tirpitz

Tirpitz - Click to see Hi-Res Image

I really enjoyed making this one. It even has a motor in it, and moves in the water. Maybe ill post pics once I muster up the courage to put all that hard work into the water.

Awesome photo above taken by my brother!

Cheers,

aero