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How to control iTunes with headphones

April 28, 2010

If you own headphones with a built-in remote, such as those that come with the iPhone (or these), you can control iTunes directly from the button when it’s plugged into your Apple laptop.

To launch iTunes, press the button once.

To play/pause, press the button once.

To skip to the next track, press the button twice.

To go back to the previous track, press the button three times.

Amazing, I know.

I have these by Etymotic, and they are fawesome.

Black Friday is almost here!

November 23, 2009

Yeah, but I saved $50 on a Sony Bluray player (after rebate) and got The Notebook for free!

Starbucks Coffee Pun Movie Titles

November 17, 2009

Dear Starbucks,

Don’t hire this guy. While his movie titles are pretty good, the approach is completely unscalable. Plus, his $500,000 fee is ridiculous.

A better approach is to write software that generates these titles (which is exactly what I’ve done). Here’s a taste:

  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Froth (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle)
  • Creamer: Inspired by a True Story (Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story)
  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits With Milk (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within)
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Cider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)
  • Legally Blended 2: Brewed, White Tea and Blended (Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde)
  • Master and Commander: The Far Cider of the World (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
  • Misto Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Tea Pearl (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Creams (Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams)
  • Team Americano: World Police (Team America: World Police)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Macchiatos (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • The Nutty Espresso II: The Klumps (The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps)
  • 28 Days Latte (28 Days Later)
  • 8 Milk (8 Mile)
  • A Beautiful Mint (A Beautiful Mind)
  • A Misto of Violence (A History of Violence)
  • A Knight’s Tall (A Knight’s Tale)
  • A Pike Place in the Sun (A Place in the Sun)
  • A Walk to Crema (A Walk to Remember)
  • Tall About Eve (All About Eve)
  • Tall Quiet on the Western Front (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • Tall the President’s Men (All the President’s Men)
  • Along Caramel a Cider (Along Came a Spider)
  • Along Caramel Polly (Along Came Polly)
  • Caramel (Amelie)
  • Americano Sweethearts (America’s Sweethearts)
  • Americano Beauty (American Beauty)
  • Americano Graffiti (American Graffiti)
  • Americano Misto X (American History X)
  • Americano Pie 2 (American Pie 2)
  • Americano Wedding (American Wedding)
  • An Americano in Paris (An American in Paris)
  • Annie Tall (Annie Hall)
  • Arsenic and Old Pike Place (Arsenic and Old Lace)
  • Black Tea Hawk Down (Black Hawk Down)
  • Froth Bear (Brother Bear)
  • Chocolate (Chocolat)
  • Cider de Deus (Cidade de Deus)
  • Cold Milk Mountain (Cold Mountain)
  • Chocolate Damage (Collateral Damage)
  • Darkness Tall (Darkness Falls)
  • Das Leben Cider Grande (Das Leben der Anderen)
  • Cider Untergang (Der Untergang)
  • Diary of a Mad Black Tea Woman (Diary of a Mad Black Woman)
  • Double Tazo Awake (Double Take)
  • Easy Cider (Easy Rider)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mint (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
  • Froth Hell (From Hell)
  • Froth Here to Eternity (From Here to Eternity)
  • Full Mocha Jacket (Full Metal Jacket)
  • Scone in 60 Seconds (Gone in 60 Seconds)
  • Scone with the Wind (Gone with the Wind)
  • Grande Torino (Gran Torino)
  • Cider and Seek (Hide and Seek)
  • Hot Tea Rwanda (Hotel Rwanda)
  • Venti (Identity)
  • Latte and Leopold (Kate and Leopold)
  • Kicking and Creaming (Kicking and Screaming)
  • Legally Blended Mocha (Legally Blonde)
  • Lemonade Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Ventis (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events)
  • Little Misto Sunshine (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Men in Black Tea II (Men in Black II)
  • Misto Congeniality (Miss Congeniality)
  • Mocha Lisa Smile (Mona Lisa Smile)
  • Monster’s Tall (Monster’s Ball)
  • My Big Fat Green Tea Wedding (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)
  • Not Another Tea Movie (Not Another Teen Movie)
  • Once Upon a Time in Americano (Once Upon a Time in America)
  • Scone Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
  • Scone Hour Photo (One Hour Photo)
  • Ciders of the Lost Ark (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • Cream Window (Rear Window)
  • Red Tea Dragon (Red Dragon)
  • Requiem for a Cream (Requiem for a Dream)
  • Schindler’s Misto (Schindler’s List)
  • Cream 3 (Scream 3)
  • Snow White Tea and the Seven Dwarfs (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Some Like It Hot Tea (Some Like It Hot)
  • Cider-Man (Spider-Man)
  • Cider-Man 2 (Spider-Man 2)
  • Tea of the Sun (Tears of the Sun)
  • The Americano Queen (The African Queen)
  • The Bourne Venti (The Bourne Identity)
  • The Count of Monte Misto (The Count of Monte Cristo)
  • The Cider Hunter (The Deer Hunter)
  • The Green Tea Mile (The Green Mile)
  • The Jazz Gingerbread (The Jazz Singer)
  • The Scone (The One)
  • The Tazo Passion of the Christ (The Passion of the Christ)
  • The Polar Espresso (The Polar Express)
  • The Cookie (The Rookie)
  • The Scone King (The Scorpion King)
  • The Sum of Tall Fears (The Sum of All Fears)
  • The Texas Chai Massacre (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • The Time Macchiato (The Time Machine)
  • The Wedding Latte (The Wedding Date)
  • Undercover Froth (Undercover Brother)
  • Vanilla Bean Sky (Vanilla Sky)
  • TALL·E (WALL·E)
  • West Cider Story (West Side Story)
  • White Mocha Chicks (White Chicks)

Hire me instead. I’m only asking for $250,000.

Sincerely,
Jesse

Laptop Burka

September 23, 2009

Laptop Burka

Stay classy with the Laptop Burka:

Laptop Burka lets you work or watch movies in your own portable private space, and its made from high-quality, breathable, lightweight fabric. Take it anywhere, anytime. No more eye straining or battery draining from glare. Take your Laptop Burka to the pool … the patio … the park … ANYWHERE!!

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Happy Saturday

August 15, 2009

Wordle

August 10, 2009

Wordle is a tool that generates beautiful word clouds based on inputted text. To experiment, I ran Wordle on a few of the writers at Techcrunch.

Erick Schonfeld writes about information, links, and URLs:

erick

Jason Kincaid likes something called Yammer:

jason

John Biggs has an obvious man-crush on Steve Jobs:

john

Michael Arrington loves Google Voice:

michael

MG Siegler:

mgsiegler

Interesting results.

Words of wisdom from John Daly

July 20, 2009

US OPEN

“I believe nicotine plus caffeine equals protein.” – John Daly