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Rita Redshoes

Curiosidades, English, Mudanças, Porto, Vícios, YouTube 4 Comments »

A new star is born in the portuguese music scene: Rita Redshoes is the name of the beautiful girl who’s bright songs put a smile in all our faces. She plays with David Fonseca and sings in duet with him in the popular music Hold Still, so, she is no stranger to the fans. Her beautiful voice and figure cast a spell on the viewers and it’s impossible not to sing along or smile at one of her shows.

Yesterday I attended one of her first concerts in Porto, at PlanoB, a beautiful and well known bar in the northern city. And it was just marvellous. I’m now a devoted fan. I’ve even registered to MySpace just to be able to send her a comment…

Enough chit-chat, I’ll leave you with the video for one of my favourite songs, Hey Tom.

Enjoy.

Hey Tom

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I can’t belive it II

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Eu sei que é na concorrência… mas porra, se isto se confirmar mesmo, já são duas vezes num ano que os vou ver, quando esperei a minha vida toda para os ver uma única vez…

Agora perfeito perfeito, era vê-los na Queima do Porto. E não escondo a publicidade à Super Bock, é graças ao dinheiro desses senhores que os vou ver duas vezes este ano…

Nem posso acreditar. E só por causa disso, vai uma das minhas preferidas…[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/BGolY8jE-Wo" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

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Sarah Silverman is fucking Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel is fucking Ben Affleck

English, Humor, YouTube 2 Comments »

Well, after Sarah Silverman f*cked Matt Damon…
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Jimmy Kimmel f*cked Ben Affleck.
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Both songs are pure genius. Hilarious.

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Wish you were here

English, Vícios, YouTube 1 Comment »

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This time I improvised along Pink Floyd’s Wish you were here. It was a improvisation with no rehearsal, so, some bits are a little weird. The sound is really bad and the audio is out of sync with the video. However I don’t have any better equipment. And you get the point.

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Take me out

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Now a take me out video. It’s not perfect, not even close. But was recorded in  one take and I was too lazy to do it again. Here I play a mix between the two guitars, but mostly the Nick McCarty bit.

Enjoy.

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40 ft

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I didn’t post a video in a while. Now, it’s Franz Ferdinand turn. In this video I’ve played 40 ft. Unfortunately the sound isn’t synchronized with the video, but that’s a question with the upload, on the original everything’s fine.
Well, check it. I thinks the solo part turned out ok. Then, criticize at will.

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Drumming to Super Mario 2

English, Vícios, YouTube 2 Comments »

I’m not just a guitar man, altough is the only thing that I can play, I love to hear other instruments.
And this drumming, oh boy… Amazing. Played along the Super Mario 2 sound track. It really makes you hear the drums, not just a drum noise in the background of a song. Beautiful.
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7 Nation Army

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Ok, now, in order to test my new amp I recorded a new song: a cover of 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes.

The amp is loud. The camera is shitty. The sound in the video isn’t great, but you get the point. The back track can be found at GuitarBT. Enjoy.

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Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze Intro

English, Vícios, YouTube 2 Comments »

Ok, keep in mind three things:

1. I’ve only owned this guitar since Saturday;

2. I’m in exams season, so I really don’t have time to practice;

3. It was recorded with an 3.1 MP photo camera, so both image and sound sucks;

4. And last, I used my DVD player as an AMP so the sound sucks. Plus it adds that annoying echo effect that you hear in the background.

Ok, that was four things. Sorry about that. So, here it is, my version of Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Intro and Chorus:

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James

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Is it April 7 yet?

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I’ve missed them…

They’re my favourite band of all time. Their lead singer, Tim Booth, lend me my screen name. And they’re about to release their new album. I can’t wait to hear it.

Last year they played hear in Portugal at Sudoeste Festival, however I was unable to attend it. I really hope they come back this year…

This video is from the DVD “Getting away with it… Live”, from their last tour pre-breakup. I just love that bit were Tim stops the music because the feedback was ruining the moment for him. And the fans loved him for that.

They’re brilliant. They made me love music. And I can’t wait to see and hear them again.

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O utilizador será sempre burro.

YouTube 1 Comment »

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Tudo bem, o título é um pouco excessivo, quiçá insultuoso, mas a ideia está lá. É preciso educar o utilizador. É preciso dificultar-lhe a vida porque um utilizador arranja sempre maneira de crashar o software. É dever do programador tornar isso difícil.

À primeira vista, pode parecer uma verdade de La Palice, mas nem sempre os programadores têm o cuidado de tornar as suas aplicações user-proof. Tudo o que pode correr mal, eventualmente vai acabar por correr mal a não ser que sejam tomadas medidas contra isso

Exemplo simples e fácil é limitar os inputs, isto é, se a aplicação pede para se introduzir um número inteiro, o utilizador, de alguma forma, acaba por introduzir “14342r3”, ou, “um”. Obviamente se estes casos não estiverem prevenidos no código, um óptimo programa pode ir por água abaixo.

O FNF ensinou-nos isto na primeira aula de programação, e a minha experiência profissional ainda não o conseguiu desmentir.

Em conclusão: o utilizador é burro; nós, programadores, temos de ser mais.

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