Awesome editing work

This guy can play the piano and drums as well as I can’t. But his video editing skills more than make up for the deficiency. Enjoy!

-Kamen


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You tell me, shall I start an Innsbrook Blog?

Attention RVABlogs readers! I have recently purchased a house and it happens to be located in an Innsbrook neighborhood. I am thinking about setting up a new site for Innsbrook and the surrounding area. There don’t seem to be many West End blogs and although many people are anti-west end, I tend to think there are good people and things to meet and see everywhere. I will not claim any responsibility for the horrendous driving habits of my local neighbors, but I will do what I can to find the good stuff, bad stuff, and odd stuff and pass it along for all RVAers to enjoy. The site, like many other Richmond sites, will focus on whats happening, where to eat, what to see, and what to stay away from. Let me know what you think. I will post a poll momentarily.

-Kamen
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Think Different…….

I ran across this remake of an old “Think Different” ad by Apple. I had not seen the original in a pretty long time and it’s still awesome. The remade version was well done, I wonder who did it.

Original Ad

Remade Version

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-Kamen
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Microsoft Surface

Am I the only one that thinks the “zoom” function of the Microsoft Surface bears a striking resemblance to the “zoom” function of the long awaited, nearly here iPhone? Before you get all annoyed at me, I’m not yelling ripoff or anything, I just think it’s funny when “new” ideas come out in multiples. It’s not really the same , but it’s close enough to notice and have a quick chuckle.

By the way, I am totally amped about the Microsoft Surface, but it better be sporting a retro joystick on each end and running Mrs. Pacman when it comes out!

The Microsoft Surface

The Apple iPhone

-Kamen
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uncrate N+ew Stool

It’s a might pricey @ $2000, but I would LOVE to have one of these. Quite the conversation piece and time capsule all in one sweet resin sealed package!
Think I could convince Mel to add it to our wedding registry?
Nah, didn’t think so.

-Kamen
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A Schrutebuck and a Stanley Nickel

For those of you that enjoy The Office, this is funny.



And so is this….

But for those of you that do not watch the office…………this post was pointless.

-Kamen

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Linerider takes on Super Mario Bros Level 1-1

As it turns out Mel and I have been enjoying some retro NES gaming action recently and I just stumbled onto this today and it takes two very cool things and makes one really dorky but awesome video!

-Kamen

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10 Simple Ways To Save Yourself From Messing Up Your Life



VIA Lifehack.org

This has to be one of the best bits of advice I have read, heard, or otherwise for a long time. Being a twentysomething, plodding through life, trying to figure out which ways is up can be a little overwhelming at times. I am a few short months away from being married, just bought a house, and am working my butt off to get somewhere in my career. The following ten ways to save yourself from messing up your life is a very appropriate list for those out there like me. The list has a sort of wisdom that is usually offered by Grandpa while sitting on the porch after a big family meal or something. I encourage everyone to give it a read and think a little bit about it.
Keep it simple stupid.

-Kamen
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I have no voice and that’s no good!

So for about a week now I have been experiencing an increasingly annoying issue with my throat. Early last week I borrowed my step-dads truck and loaded it up twice with yard debris and took it to the dump. The first load consisted of an entire bed of bushes we ripped out and some big boxes from the new crap we have purchased for the new house. The second load was 100% pine needles. And I didn’t even get all of them! Stupid pine trees and lazy previous owner! Anyway, by the time I was done with that bit of work I was exhausted. I felt like crap that night and the next day and by Wednesday I was loosing my voice. I wasn’t feeling bad at that point, but my voice was on the outs. So I suffered through it for the rest of the week and dove right into the weekend.
The weekend was very busy, what with all the driving to OBX and back on one day, and by yesterday afternoon, post grass cutting, I was ready to drop dead again.
I think I see the error in my ways, but had little control over the schedule.
So as of today, my voice is still screwed up! And now it is beginning to interfere with work. I am in the middle of trying to land two huge jobs on my own and when I make phone calls and have meetings with these people I sound horrible. They are all being good sports about it, but I really hope I can get past this soon. Something tells me I need to break out the herbal tea and honey and stop talking so much!

-Kamen

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Doctors May Be Third Leading Cause of Death


Doctors May Be Third Leading Cause of Death
I ran across this article on Digg and though it frightens me, I think it does more to support my already present fears of the health care industry in general. For years I have been avoiding doctors, dentists, and the like, and though it is mostly to my detriment, this article does not help the situation.
As it turns out, my job gives me a unique look inside medical facilities and, like the article, it also keeps my fears going full force. Most of the time, my work experience allows me to see just how complacent some nursing staff and doctors can be. To some of them, this is just a job, punching the clock to get a paycheck. That scares the crap out of me because “just punching the clock” does not provide the kind of care and compassion that the sick, wounded, and otherwise need to heal. I think the complacency issues stem from the shift the medical industry has experienced. Health care is now big business, where the almighty dollar rules above all. Care is still the product, but in my opinion, the product has saturated the market. Therefore the quality of the the product has suffered. Look around next time your out and notice how many health care facilities are present in the community. They are becoming as common and visible as McDonalds, 7-11, and Starbucks.

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