How to Rave Dance

Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance at a rave or a techno club? This video is a complete walkthrough of all the moves you could ever want to know, from beginner to advanced. Master these steps and you’ll carry the spotlight the entire time. I’m dedicating myself to practicing these steps for an hour every day just so I can win over the ladies hearts.

Too real for comfort

Video and computer gaming has long been top choice hobby for young and old alike. And with technology stitching real life and virtual reality closer together, it’s sure to stay at the top for pastimes.

A game that seems to make artificial simulation disappear at the seam is Mirror’s Edge. The game does a great job at making you feel like you are, in fact, Faith, the video game’s persona; living, breathing, running, jumping, and climbing as Faith. It has a first-person perspective, however unlike most games, the camera bobs with her when she’s in action, even showing her arms and legs as she runs.

This game feels so real, it can make you queasy, and even make you vomit- ugh… I watched the demo last night and I, too, started to feel a little dizzy. Though I was lucky enough to not have to watch my dinner in reverse.

Interested in why the game does this to you? Read the whole article here.

Concert Review: The Mother Truckers and Roger Clyne

I just found out a couple of weeks ago that a friend of mine, Dan, likes a type of music that I never knew about. We always listen to Metal and Hip-Hop at my house and he never said anything about it, so I just assumed that’s what he liked to, but he just recently invited me to a concert of a group named Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Dan described the band as older 90’s alternative and country mix. When I heard the word “country,” I immediately became hesitant. I absolutely can’t stand Country music, but Dan assured me that it wasn’t too “country,” so I decided to go. He really wanted to see Roger Clyne too, and wanted someone to go with him, so it was only right that I didn’t leave him hangin’.

We didn’t buy our tickets ahead of time, so we had to wait in a bit of a long line at the will call window. We each paid $18 for the ticket and then headed to the end of an even longer line to get in the doors. The doors opened at 8:00pm, we hit the bathrooms, grabbed some beers and we got our spot at the very front of the venue and waited for about a half hour for the first band to start.

The Mother Truckers were the opening band for Roger Clyne. These guys, and girl, sounded very, very “country,” which made me think that Dan lied to me. After a while, they kinda grew on me though. There are two lead singers, a guy and a girl, and the lady sure could sing. They both played guitars as they sung too, and the guy could wail on that guitar like crazy. This is what made me enjoy this band. I don’t care for country music, but the inclusion of the electric guitar fixed that. Near the end of their set, the guitar player from the Roger Clyne band came out and played with them, and the crowd went crazy. The Mother Truckers played for about an hour and I have to admit that they really put on a great show.

A half hour later, at 10:30pm, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers came out. They started out heated, and I realized that Dan was really telling me the truth. Roger Clyne sounded a lot less like country music, and more like 90’s alternative. I was enjoying the band from the get-go. The crowd was really digging his music and just going crazy. It was funny to me, because I’ve never even heard of this guy. People were throwing up their arms, closing their eyes and singing with the music like they were in heaven. They played until about 11:50pm and went of the stage until the crowd yelled for an encore. Of course they came back out and played some more of their songs. They even played the King of the Hill theme song, which I just found out they created. That was fun. They actually played until about 12:30, so we got a really awesome and long show out it. All in all, I had a great time and I thank Dan for inviting me.

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Ready For Black Friday?

One of the biggest purchasing days of the year is upon us once again. The day after Thanksgiving is one of the best and worst days of the year to buy Christmas gifts. It’s one of the best days to shop because stores everywhere drastically lower their prices for anyone who can get to the actual store early enough to snatch up a limited amount of whatever it is they’ve discounted. I’ve seen some awesome deals before, like last year, when Circuit City had a nice $250 laptop. Now that’s cheap!

Black Friday is also one of the worst days of the year to shop too. Why? Because everyone in the entire world is trying to get their hands on that $250 laptop. I was one of those people last year. I woke up at about 4:30am and went to Circuit City with my brother. There was a line all the way around the building already and it was freezing outside. We got in around 7am and by the time we made our way to the counter in the computer section, all of the laptops were gone and 2 more hours had passed. It was 9 in the morning and I had nothing to show for it. I decided to go to the Best Buy across the street and see what they had. They actually had a lot of good deals on DVD gift packages, so I purchased quite a few of those for Christmas presents.

So that’s why I love and hate Black Friday. Every year, I tell myself that there’s no way I’m going out and trying to get those deals, but every year I find myself waiting in a long line in the cold. Do you know why? Because those deals are just too crazy to pass up. This is what this article is really about. Where do you find these deals? The website I’ve been using for years is BFAds.net, because they post just about every major retailers Black Friday ads before they are supposed to be released. I don’t know where they get it, I’m betting it employees, but the ads are almost always accurate.

Check out the website, hit their forums and write out the items that you want to pick up for your family. If you dedicate the entire day to shopping for gifts, I can guarantee that you’ll have gifts for almost everyone on your list and for much cheaper than you had planned. You’ll probably have bags of stuff for yourself too.

If you’re looking for some more places to shop, but online, I’d also recommend checking out Steep and Cheap, Woot and Amazon’s Gold Box Deals page. Happy shopping!

Get a Free Design Book

If you have any interest in the web design world, you’ve likely heard of Sitepoint. They have lots of great books which you can find at places like Borders or you can buy them directly from their website. They also have some very helpful forums on their site where you can ask questions about design, Internet marketing or anything else related to the web and creativity.

I actually own several of the books that have been released under the Sitepoint name and they really helped me out in my beginning days of becoming an SEO. They are usually my go-to guys when it comes to web design books and I bet their Internet marketing books are just as good, although everyhing I learned as an SEO was from experience.

Anyway, this post isn’t all about kissing Sitepoint’s ass, but about letting you know that they are giving away one of their books for free to anyone who sends them their email address or follows them on Twitter. I would recommend Twitter because Twitter is just so freakin’ awesome 🙂

The book is titled The Art & Science of CSS and you get the book for free for the next 14 days. The book is only in PDF format though, but what do you expect for free. Visit that link above for details or follow Sitepoint on Twitter.

By the way, this entire post was written on my iphone and took quite a long time. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the iphone had copy & paste functionality though. Typing up URLs is just a painful experience.