Push it, baby – Beyerdynamic DT150 / 250 Ohm

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore Toto… This is definitely not a pair of headphones you want to stick into a youngsters iPod. Not that you would really have that problem… Really. To make an analogy the Beats headphones from Monster could be considered the Lamborghini Countach of cans: very pretty, but about as useful for […]

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FBI kills Megaupload. Precursor to SOPA/PIPA?

Two days ago, Wikipedia, along with a host of other influential online identities, such as Google, Wired, WordPress and Mozilla (responsible for the advent of Firefox), instated a 24 hour blackout in protest of the SOPA/PIPA bill currently making its way through the US legislature. As of 4.25pm yesterday, authorities in New Zealand acted on […]

New year, new toys, and lessons I learned from 2011 – Part Deux

So, to the second and happier part of this mini-series of a blog post (this is taking forever!). With all of that rage swimming throughout my head during the inevitable downtime in the film making season around new years, I summoned up to courage to finally go “big” in updating my microphone kit. With great […]

New year, new toys, and lessons I learned from 2011 – Part Un

So it is coming around to that time of year again. What?! I hear you say, “New year as already passed you by!” Well, that’s true, and, also not. Being of Chinese descent, I am generally forced to celebrate both the lunar calendar new year (Chinese New Year) and the regular new year, by a […]

Business Card Design

Hey guys, so you’ve probably realised that I’ve decided to take this seriously, hence, deciding to legitimise the website with a proper website address, a proper email, and now, as you can see above, a proper business card (now… all I need to do is get it printed hmmm). Hopefully, there will be a little more regularity […]

Fuji X100 – The new king of the compact cameras?

With Leica, the makers of the almost mythical M series rangefinders and the legendary lenses that accompany them, recently announcing first quarterly profit increases of almost 30% and the continuing meteoric rise of the recently Cosina revived Voigtlander rangefinders and lenses, it would seem that the losing party of the SLR/Rangefinder war of the 1960s […]

Risk Society and Media

Question: what are the implications of Becks “Risk society” thesis for our understanding of the media? This question can be viewed in two parts. What must be first understood is what a risk society is.  Secondly, what must be discussed is how such a societal paradigm’s development could be linked to media and communications practices. […]

Killing the noob – a summary

Recently, I was forced to present the content of my thesis, albeit in a truncated format. Only so much you can say in fifteen minutes. Anyway, here it is Why study it? Over the past year, this thesis has evolved from it’s original concept of power structures in Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG’s) […]