What’s this then? A post which is not about photography or games? What kind of blasphemy is this!?
I’ve been having a blast using Spotify for the past week. I don’t think I’ve used Winamp more than a couple of times since I installed Spotify, which really is odd, seeing as how I have been using Winamp on a daily basis for years.
For those who do not know what Spotify is, spotify can crudely be described as the free version of iTunes, without the downloads.
Basically, spotify gives you instant access to a massive amount of music, absolutely for free, provided that you occasionally listen to an ad, unless you buy a premium account or a daypass. Like I said, I’ve been using it for about a week, and in that time, I have only come across 3 ads, not including the occasional banner ad which seems to pop up whenever you view the listing of an entire album or an artist’s profile. (It’s still in “closed” beta though, so that might change)
Oh yeah, did I mention they have full albums up there? No? Well they do!
There is also a radio feature which I have grown pretty fond of, especially with all the good old classics which can be found there. (no, not 70′s rock, but 30, 40 and 50′s jazz music!)
Head over to spotify.com and sign up for a beta invite, or do like I did, grab a key of off a youtube comment. ;)
That’s right! We released our new trailer for Black Mesa last night, and during the night, it spread like a zombie infestation through an underground facility! I spent my morning reading reviews and news articles all around the web, and I have to say, it truly is fun seeing something that you’re part of being posted and discussed all over the place. I was especially (and pleasantly) surprised to find a direct mention of myself on Dagbladet.no, one of Norway’s biggest newspapers, where I was not only mentioned, but also quoted! So without further ado, here is our new trailer and a little copypasta from our official website:
The wait was just long enough for all kinds of crazy bets to be made, but time to cash those in, because the Black Mesa Trailer is good to go and up for viewing! You can download it from a few differentplaces, or watch it on youtube. We hope this gives you a small taste of what the game will be like, and we hope it was worth the extra wait!
I spent all day yesterday at an air show up in Bodø, about a 5 hours drive from where I live.
Seeing as how I’ve never been at one before, I didn’t really know what to expect, but one thing is for sure; I wasn’t let down!
After paying the admission fees and making our way in to the actual airport where the show was, the very first plane we (me and my older brother) saw parked on the ground was actually one of my all time favourites. The DC3 Dakota. Needless to say I just had to take a closer look and snap some pictures of it.
And there would be many, many more situations like this during the day…
According to the map posted on the air show’s website, the plan was to have about 1.6 kilometres of planes lined up on the ground, however, I’m pretty sure it was longer than that.
We walked the line of airplanes as I shoot one picture after the other. This place had everything. WW2 planes, old soviet fighters, vintage fighters, choppers, top modern fighters, passenger planes of all sorts, small civilian aircrafts, you name it!
They even had a small amcar and vintage military vehicle section.
Throughout the whole time during the event, pilots were performing aero-acrobatics and formation flying using a wide selection of planes. All hilariously commented by Jan Erik Larssen, a Norwegian celebrity most known for hosting Autofil and generally acting insane. The perfect choice for being a speaker at an air show, in other words. There were also wing walkers, weapon demonstrations and sale stands.
Following the images below, I have posted a link to a gallery where I’ll be posting more images from the show as I convert the RAW files from my camera.
A good way to spend a Saturday.
One thing is for sure. This wont be the last time I go to an air show.