Oct 22nd 2006 9:53PM If you guys have not been following, this is not a historic french bubbly, but a knockoff from some dirt-champagne maker that's entirely a marketing ploy funded in part by JD. Basically like if Paris Hilton came out wearing LEI Jeans from JC Penny saying, "these are hot" so they start selling LEI Jeans at Kitson for $300 a pair. Sad. Very sad. And I'm sure it tastes like taint. I think Dom tastes like sandpaper though... so that's just me.
Jul 6th 2006 12:08PM PhotoTool, listed directly above is amazing. It's one of the few programs that does lossless jpeg rotates, allows you to batch rename files (faster than the similar automator script I sometimes use for other filetypes), view EXIF data, etc etc.
[ http://free.abracode.com/cmworkshop/file_utils.html ]
The FileUtil from abracode (the On My Command people) allows you to copy filepath and set creator, but does one thing that I used to hate opening terminal to do - TOUCH. If you've been downloading .sit or .zip files and the folders they generate seem empty, usually you have to touch them to update the directories. This does it in a CMM, which is a grea time saver.
[ http://www.pixture.com/software/macosx.php ]
Pixture used to be king of the 32pixel icons.... and they created my favorite CMM back in like the 10.1 days - FinderICON CM. It allows you to copy, paste, and clear icons with a right-click instead of having to go to get info (yes, + C does copy the icon these days...) which is pretty cool for a GUI junkie like me. You can also create a STOCK, or a bank of icons you use a lot to paste from and copy to. very very cool.
Also, lets not forget automator CMMs. I have scripts to set desktop BG (like in windows) from selected image, batch file rename, edit IPTC data, un/mount disks and set prefs based on mounted disks, create email with selected files attached, send to blog, etc etc... Lots of fun.
Jun 19th 2006 2:05PM 1. I got a 760 on my SAT vocab / reading comprehension. I'm not sure what big or intimidating words I used that make you think I'm concerned with impressing anyone, but I'll make sure to only use words from D4L songs from now on as to not offend you.
Everything you've said can be summed up in A to B does not equal B to A. You're a big fan of reading comprehension, see if you can figure this out: The fact that all bears are mammals DOES NOT mean that all mammals are bears. Even if hip-hop was solely a Black thing, that does not mean any statement made about it applies to an entire race!
A statement made about the Hip-Hop Community IS NOT a blanket statement about the BLACK race, which is why Rouzaud's comments about the section of the hip-hop that features his product have ARE NOT about hip-hop in general, nor about Black people. You can try to imply that he used coded terms to imply something greater, but that's your opnion... and since I cannot speak about hip-hop because I don't know what it's like to be a Black woman, you cannot try to interpret the words of a French business director. "You're not black, so you don't know what it's like to be treated poorly because you're black." I guess that's true, but I am mexican and I've spent my life dealing with racism, so please don't make any assumptions about what I do or do not understand.
I spent three semesters in class with Todd Boyd, on of the country's foremost authorities on hip-hop (do an Amazon search if you're not familiar)... I've kicked it with Del, Cube, and Snoop... I saw Biggie on stage before you were watching his videos on THE BOX or MTV, so again, please don't make assumptions about what I do or do not know.
I'm gonna say this one last time and hopefully you'll get it this time. A statement about hip-hop IS NOT a statement about the black community.
Hip-Hop is not black. From MC Solaar in France to QBert in the Philippines and every Slug (atmosphere), Bobbito, Babu, Z-Trip, Rectangle, et al in the middle... and to the millions of kids from Tennessee to Tokyo that listen to and live hip-hop, it's not a BLACK thing. Like KRS said, "take that pillow from your head and put a book in it stupid."
Jun 17th 2006 6:10AM Nice thesis, but this isn't cultural studies, this is about a comment that was made, which you didn't address. Rather you made assumptions the intent of what was said and offered your own over-generalized opinion about a number of things that also have nothing to do with the issue being discussed.
Hip-hop and the "black community" are not synonymous. They're not the same thing, not similar, and in no instance does one equate the other. They are two overlapping populations - statements made about "hip-hop" do not apply to the "black community" as a whole, and vice versa. I've read tomes of romanticized history of hip-hop, some more informative than others, and I've taken numerous courses on Hip Hop at a top-tier university... No generalizations can be applied to the varied history of the genre or the culture, as it has spread across many decades and many continents - *BUT* Arrested Development was not spilling Cristal in the club in their videos. KRS One does not walk around with a bottle of Cris glued to his hand. Chuck D has never appeared on CRIBS with a fridge full of Cristal bottles.
Big Tymers, No Limit, Clipse, Nelly, et al on the other hand - they have. THEY are the segment of "hip-hop" that is associated with drinking Cristal AND those specific individuals that do name check Cristal DO refer to women as bitches (over and over and over) and DO identify themselves in the drug game (in many cases in a braggadocios way, in many in a precautionary 'dont do this' way) and DO boastfully describe themselves as thugs.
When you say, "so does ROCK and HEAVY METAL [degrade women]," what's you're point? Where do they enter the conversation? Rouzaud was not asked about the relationship between ROCK music and Cristal (possibly because Cristal has virtually ZERO visibility in ROCK videos, or in ROCK music) - he was offering a direct answer to a directed question. Other music genres are not part of the conversation, though your argument - "but HEAVY METAL does it too!" is a very mature one... As long as everyone degrades women it's alright?! (that's a rhetorical question).
This is not about the plight of a fictional impoverished prostitute and Jay-Zs charitable donations have nothing to do with this comment in the least bit. "Looking at his complete story" does not contribute at all to this situation, unless you're insinuating that there's something in his past, some sort of brain damage or mental retardation that prevents him from objectively looking at a statement without colouring it with his own [self-serving] assumptions... But I kinda doubt that's what you're implying.
"Racist white people...make comments..." "People who think Jay-Z pulling a race card are racist." No one here has identified themselves as being white (i'm mexican for the record), and you're using ignorant ad-hominem attacks, petty name calling. But more directly you did not address the Rouzaud comment at all, rather used this space to call people who disagree with you as racist white people. Very intelligent.
Jun 15th 2006 11:11PM This is simply a terrible case of logical fallacy.
Disaccociating with hip-hop makes NO claims, implied or explicit, about race, a race, or a racial community. There's no reason for an argument about this.
Infinite analogies can be made, but the only racial implications made were done so by S.Carter. He, and he alone, has equated hip-hop to Black, which I find offensive as a [hispanic] member of the hip-hop community. It's a matter of brand image and personal preference and nothing else! Goddamnit, the petty attempt to use fabricated racial impropriety to castigate this man / company annoys me!
If I had a couture apparel line and I said I wasn't thrilled about Toby Keith wearing my clothes during a concert, it would not be because I hate white people... (it would be because I hate republicans). Cheers
Jun 12th 2006 1:49PM I recently graduated from USC (#1 film school in the country / world) and the vast majority of the cinema / tv rigs are mac configs running AVID. Different needs / different programs for different poeple, but in my camp, even when it's AVID, it's still AVID on a mac.
Aug 10th 2005 5:35AM I think the best use for this is to set a different background picture for every startup disk. Not that it's that big of a deal, but it personalizes bootable FireWire HDs or alternative boot disks for quick reference. My main startup background is from pixelgirl: and my "Oh Shit!" startup disk is a 3d render of the kernal panic/restart screen that I can't seem to find at the moment... all in all, fun.