Group Policy Search is a great online tool from Microsoft for finding that Group Policy setting you’re looking for.
The classic story of a college student who thinks too much and tries to hard, struggling through purgatory towards zen enlightenment. There’s also a god, a trickster, a girl, and a love doll. It’s… I dunno, it’s this whole thing. Classy though. http://www.funimation.com/shows/the-tatami-galaxy/videos
Just got this control surface for use with Sony Vegas 13 – nice piece of hardware, and key mapping’s very straightforward. While getting used to it and deciding how to map the buttons, I found it handy to have a cheatsheet handy. I use a transparent notebook divider pocket with the buttons drawn in permanent marker, and then use dry erase to mark the current button functions.
Patrick O’Brian’s Napoleonic naval warfare saga Aubrey/Maturin is the best fiction series you’ve never read. I also recommend the film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World“, a remarkably good film adaptation that’s largely based on the novel “The Far Side of the World”. It takes some minor liberties, mostly for clarity and focus – a pastiche of several different books. However the sheer length and breadth of the entire series is such that its full flavor could never be captured in a single film without making it a complete mess. The movie is best considered a very brief cross-section of the whole, and gives one an excellent sense of combat and daily life aboard a British frigate of this time period.
Instantwatcher.com uses the Netflix API to provide a much better interface for finding Netflix streaming videos. Allows advanced search and filtering criteria.
Very comprehensive resource for catching-up on album releases for all genres. newalbumreleases.net
Great subreddit for time-wasting: lots of misc. weird or interesting websites, some webdesign examples, etc. reddit.com/r/InternetIsBeautiful
From the album “Cool Dawn Place”. Nenem’s a little-known, defunct Japanese post-rock band from awhile back. I’ve been a big fan ever since I found them, but they’re pretty obscure – good luck finding one of their CD’s if you don’t read Japanese ><
Found this on http://youtubetime.com/#, which does it for you. All you have to do is add a string to the end of the video’s URL specifying the start time in minutes and second, like this:
add: &t=1m28s Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zInEun2y0&t=1m28s Becomes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zInEun2y0&t=1m28s&t=1m28s
From the soundtrack for “The Almighty Johnsons”. I love the rhythm – it can technically be counted in 4/4, but it’s stressed more like 9/8 with the last eight note missing, like: 123, 123, 12.
Good source for free historical footage. www.loc.gov/film-and-videos
David McCullough’s The Johnstown Flood. Well-written story of one of America’s worst, most peculiar disasters. It’s like a Godzilla movie, if the monster was an earthen dam.