Archive for June, 2005

new

Along with a new day comes a new and improved design for sizeight. I spent the whole weekend immersed in PHP, XHTML, CSS and Photoshop, even had one of those dreams where you just see lines of code everywhere! Sort of like the dreams I sometimes had on nights before big calculus or physics exams, all you see and think is numbers! Scary numbers!

I think the new design is a bit easier on the eyes. Hope you like it.

June 20th, 2005 2 Comments

64 girls

I have loads of music, yet I only listen to a fraction of it. The problem is that allot of my music disappears into the darkest shadows of my iTunes library and never gets played. If you use a digital music player to listen to your music, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Sure, I can use shuffle, but 10 000 songs is allot of songs to shuffle through. So the other day I thought of a nifty way to create smaller playlists that will dig songs out of my mp3 library that I’ve forgotten about long ago.

All you have to do is take the first word that jumps into your head, say… “girl”, hehe. Now create a smart playlist that contains all the songs with the word “girl” in the song title and instantly you have a playlist that will cover your whole music collection. Here are the results of my girl playlist. Not surprisingly the Beach Boys had allot to say about girls!

1. Air -> Bathroom Girl
2. Air -> Cherry Blossom Girl
3. Arno Carstens -> Neon Girl
4. The Beach Boys – Surfer Girl
5. The Beach Boys – The Girls on the Beach
6. The Beach Boys – California Girls
7. The Beach Boys – Girl Don’t Tell Me
8. The Beach Boys – Surfer Girl
9. Beastie Boys – To all the Girls
10. Beastie Boys – Netty’s Girl
11. Beastie Boys – Girls
12. Ben Harper – Mama’s got a Girlfriend now
13. The Black Eyed Peas – Latin Girls
14. Bo Diddley – Little Girl
15. Bo Diddley – Dancing Girl
16. Buddy Guy – Every Girl I See
17. Buddy Guy – Leave My Girl Alone
18. Bush – X-Girlfriend
19. Chris Cornell – Flutter Girl
20. Chris Isaak – Pretty Girls don’t cry
21. Chris Rea – Stainsby Girls
22. Counting Crows – American Girls
23. Counting Crows – I Wish I Was A Girl
24. David Bowie – China Girl
25. Dweezil Zappa – Bad Girl
26. Felix Laband – Sad Girl in Japan
27. Felix Laband – Girl In The Well
28. Frank Zappa – Dead Girls of London
29. Frank Zappa – Catholic Girls
30. Frank Zappa – The Girl in the Magnesium Dress
31. Good Charlotte – Girls & Boys
32. Good Charlotte – Riot Girl
33. Jethro Tull – Hunting Girl
34. Lenny Kravitz – Little Girl’s eyes
35. Lenny Kravitz – Black Girl
36. Madonna – What It Feels Like For A Girl
37. Madonna – Candy perfume Girl
38. Madonna – Mer Girl
39. Matchbox 20 – Girl like that
40. Nelly Furtado – Baby Girl
41. Nirvana – About a Girl
42. No Doubt – Ex-Girlfriend
43. No Doubt – Just a Girl
44. Oasis – The Girl in the dirty shirt
45. Pearl Jam – Of the Girl
46. Pearl Jam – Bee Girl
47. Prodigy – Girls
48. Queen – Fat bottomed Girls
49. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Breaking the Girl
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Catholic School Girls Rule
51. Springbok Nude Girls – SuperGirl
52. Stone Temple Pilots – Art School Girl
53. Susan Vega – As Girls go
54. Therapy – He’s Not That Kind Of Girl
55. Thin Lizzy – Cowgirl song
56. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl
57. U2 – Party Girl
58. U2 – Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl
59. U2 – Big Girls are best
60. Underworld – Cowgirl
61. Underworld – Pearls Girl
62. The Veils – Talk Down the Girl
63. The White Stripes – Girl you have no faith in medicine
64. The White Stripes – Fell in love with a Girl

June 19th, 2005 2 Comments

green… i am

A couple of weeks ago I went to see Star Wars Episode 3. I found it entertaining, but like many other “critics” a bit heavy on the CG and low on story side of things compared to the previous movies. On the other hand, who needs a story if you have Ewan McGregor and Yoda to beat the crap out of every bad guy in sight!

The funniest thing about the movie is the way it has influenced me and some of my friends sense of humour over the past 2 weeks. What I mean is that whenever we try to be funny, all we have to do is say something in “Yoda-speak”. Recently me and 2 colleagues have helplessly fallen into a hilarious session of Yoda-speak at least once a day. Or rather… Fallen into a hilarious session of Yoda-speak at least once a day, we have!

So compile a list of some useful phrases, I have here.

1. Bring me a cup of coffee, 2 milks, 2 sugars I will take!
2. Drink it black, I will not!
3. The hour of departure is upon us, 5o’clock it is!
4. Do it… you must! Do it… you will!

Now add your funniest Yoda phrases… you must! And build a new Yoda-Dictionary, we will.

June 15th, 2005 5 Comments

uru why

I’m not a big rugby fan, so this weekend I didn’t bother watching the test match between South Africa and Uruguay. If there’s going to be something on TV that involves 1 ball, 2 teams and more than 80 minutes of my undivided attention, then it better be FIFA World Cup or the EURO Cup.

However, as I heard on Sunday afternoon, the match turned out to be quite a spectacle. I’ll say it now; my deepest sympathies go out to the so called “National Team of Uruguay”. The Springboks beat Uruguay 134 – 3, an all time record for the Springboks.

Because this was such a rare occasion in the Springboks career, I decided to watch the highlights on Sunday afternoon. Now with a score that high, there were a lot of highlights to “highlight”. Don’t get me wrong, the Springboks played a great game, but the only thing worst than watching an 80 minute rugby match, is watching a nearly 80 minute long highlight show of a rugby match.

June 13th, 2005 2 Comments

se ba doo

Everybody has a wish list of CD’s they’ve always wanted, but never got round to buying. This weekend I finally bought a CD I’ve wanted since 1994, Metallica Black.

When I was 13, I got hooked on heavy metal. Actually, to me heavy metal was synonymous with Metallica, and more specifically Metallica’s Black album. My brother Hannes made me a tape of this album, and soon me and my best friend Rian listened to virtually nothing else. There probably wasn’t a day that went by when I was in 7th grade that I didn’t listen to “The Unforgiven” or “Enter Sandman”.

I was so addicted to Metallica that I sometimes sang the songs when no one was looking, obviously with a bit of air guitar thrown in as well. One day when I was softly singing one of the tunes, my brother heard me. I was just coming to the chorus and I was passionately singing the words, “Se Ba Dooooooooooo ooo ooo”.

Suddenly my brother started laughing his butt off! I didn’t know why, but when he eventually stopped laughing, he said that if I’m gonna sing the songs I should at least get the words right. I argued with him that I knew every word on the CD and I was singing it correctly.

Then he asked me why the hell would James Hetfield sing something ridiculous like “Se ba doo”? Obviously I didn’t know, but I thought he probably had a good reason.

Anyways, my brother told me that the correct words were “Sad but True”! This made sense since that was the title of the song, but for some reason I never thought about that.

It’s 11 years later and I still love that album, actually I’ve been listening to nothing else for the past 2 days.

Here is my ultimate CD wish list from my childhood, add yours then go out and buy a CD.

1. Anthrax – Persistence of Time (When I started listening to other music again, I found out there were some pretty good heavy metal bands other than Metallica)
2. AC/DC – The Razor’s Edge (Thunderstruck!)
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (My brother ordered this CD from overseas. When he finally got it my mom read the lyrics and wanted to throw it in the trash. I guess my brothers careful explanations of the true meaning behind the music saved it.)
4. Beastie Boys – Check Your Head (Thanks to my friend Jimmy James, I became a fan of these three MC’s and one DJ.)
5. Reef – Glow (My friend Werner bought this album without really knowing what to expect, it turned out to be one damn addictive album for both of us during 9th grade.)

I’m off to bed… Enter Sandman.

June 6th, 2005 4 Comments