This is band that I joined. We rehearse every Thursday. This is the reason why Thursday is the new favourite day of the week. We’re getting dangerously close to having enough material for a five-track EP. Exciting stuff. :-D
i grow weary of this constant toil these countless trips in the boiling sun and the freezing cold this life term you awarded me, forced to slave my life away, with no chance of parole.
my wings can take me anywhere in the world, anywhere at all… yet the further I will myself away from you confirms how much further I’ve yet to travel right back to the confines of your hive.
by the hemolymph that courses the inner machinations of my open respiratory system, I will make you love me. I will be more than just one of your faithful subjects who’s constantly subject to your indifference.
i do this all for you.
these treacherous altitudes and latitudes I traverse hardly impresses you. the lilacs and daffodils I am cursed to plunge my worthless proboscis into couldn’t hope to generate a nectar sweet enough to erase the bitter nature of my existence. I do it not to keep the machine called planet Earth firing on all cylinders; I do it not for my brethren and sistren of the colony…
damn it, i do this all for you.
fill these pollen baskets with your gratitude warm the cockles of my dorsal aorta with your love and approval I fight for your love with every millimetre of my being; with every two hundred beats of my beat-up wings with every drop of saliva I secrete, it’s all for you.
arising aroused the tension overshadows a hazy love affair, swallowing my aura encouraging beads of sweat to trickle down my forehead and crash into my eyebrows this tamarind coloured love elixir poisons me… the euphoria it produces annoys me…
how sweet it is that love isn’t boring rather, it leaves emotions soaring like a peregrine falcon this passionate drug they call love takes action O, to take nothing but the sweetest satisfaction lying here - everlasting and eternal eyes closed and lips moving, words inaudible and understood
stoking the towering inferno leaving the body gorgeously twisted like a raging tornado this erotica is romance in its third and final trimester: born-again love, so sensual and warm o, and how amazing grace and mother nature did open mine arms wider than the skylines of London wide enough to embrace this bliss
take hold of this bottle uncork this tryst let love’s champagne bubble up to your brain let it linger on your lips like amaretto love me… and I, in you…
The lovely missmarybrave asked me to justify the rather hefty price tag on the Motorola Xoom. I said I’d have a go but I wouldn’t go about making this post all about the Xoom, as appealing as that tablet is.
I actually thought about my original review points for the Xoom specifically and I immediately noticed that you could - quite honestly - say the same things about any Android tablet currently on the market right now. So in taking a different approach, I will highlight why you should waitbefore going all-in on a Xoom… or an second-gen iPad, for that matter.
The Wi-Fi Only Advantage: Not everyone will want to take on the burden of a lengthy contract for a service that they would only realistically use during the commute to and from work and/or whenever they aren’t using a Wi-Fi network other than their own (i.e. coffee shops with free wi-fi, out in B.F.E. visiting Granny and Grandad, etc.). Thus, Motorola has decided to release a Wi-Fi only tablet that will be $200 (UK pricing TBD) cheaper than the Wi-Fi/3G beast; the aforementioned currently setting you back an eye-watering $800. You’ll also notice a rather similar pricing pattern with the first-gen and second-gen iPads - the cheaper ones were ALWAYS the Wi-Fi only versions. Other than the cost benefits, Wi-Fi is faster than 3G/4G speeds, which will allow you to get your apps/movies/music/etc. downloaded a whole lot faster.
Honeycomb and NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Ain’t Just For One Tablet: A lot of Android enthusiasts are dubbing 2011 ‘The Year of the Android Tablet.’ When you consider what’s on offer already in the Xoom and what’s coming to the market very soon, it becomes increasingly harder to detract from that statement. Currently, the Xoom is the only Honeycomb 3.0 device available but by this summer another Honeycomb device will enter the arena: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. By the fall and Christmas holiday, we’ll literally be spoilt for choice: LG, Acer, ASUS, Dell, and even Toshiba would have entered the Android tablet fray with the Optimus Tab, the Iconica Tab A500, the Eee Pad Slider & Transformer, the Streak 7, and the yet to be named Toshiba tablet, respectfully. They are all powered by NVIDIA’s mobile-computing powerhouse(a dual-core processor with a GeForce GPU built on-board the same chipset) and all of the aforementioned tablets will either be released with Honeycomb or be upgradable to Honeycomb, the latter being the case for the Dell Streak 7. There’s even a rumour flying around that Sony will make a little slate of there own.
Bells Will Jingle This Christmas… And So Will The Excess Change In Yo’ Pocket: If there’s one thing we can always count on from late October through New Year’s, it’s the prices being cut, making these unnecessary devices even more appealing and financially viable. I’m no market-analyst, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Motorola come down further on the price of the Xoom once the competition starts to get a little sticky and sales start to slow down considerably. The Xoom is an awesome tablet but the price of admission is something we as consumers come to expect from Apple every time a new iThing rolls out. The key for any tablet to be as commercially successful as the first-gen iPad was is to be exactly on par in terms of price OR cheaper. Of course, for the companies making these things, that means selling it at a loss, initially… but that shouldn’t matter for manufacturers if the kit is decent-to-mind blowing spec and has the performance to match. If there’s good value for money, people will buy it.
PlayStation Suite:This is probably the biggest reason why you should wait until for the loveliness that is autumn. Sony announced earlier this year that they have made a multi-platform software framework that will feature PSone and even PS2 quality games available for download… and this platform is exclusive to Android devices and the upcoming Next Generation Portable. Alongside NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone, this should ensure that - as far as gaming is concerned - there is only one place where you can have this much fun on a tablet. Currently, the only PlayStation Certified device is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. By years end, I would expect the Motorola Xoom to be apart of that list. As I mentioned earlier, rumour has it that Sony is currently developing a tablet of there own. If that’s the case, this will make Honeycomb and PlayStation Suite even more accessible. Quite frankly, if you ask me, a Sony tablet with this much capability sounds a lot more appealing than that of the Next Generation Portable.
Research In Motion: A lot has been speculated and a bit has been demonstrated about the forthcoming Blackberry Playbook. From what I’ve seen it do - as far as web browsing and multitasking is concerned - this tablet looks like a real contender. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
And believe it or not, all of this is just the tip of this here iceberg. NVIDIA have already unveiled Project Kal-El: essentially the “Tegra 3,” only this time it’s a QUAD-core chip and the on-board GeForce GPU benchmarks outperform the current Tegra 2 chip by country miles. It’s uncertain whether Windows Phone 7 will be featured in tablet-specific devices. In my opinion, Nokia and Microsoft’s recent partnership would stand to do very well if a WP7 tablet was produced. Between the excellent Zune streaming services and WP7’s given access to Xbox LIVE content, the software end is already there. All that would be needed would be some tablet-exclusive tweaks to the mobile OS and some rock-solid hardware made to handle WP7 with ease & play some of the better Xbox LIVE Arcade games like The Dishwasher or Shadow Conflict. Also, Microsoft may be out of the media-player market but turning the Zune HD into a tablet would generate some serious interest.
It has to be said: the tablet computer is one of the most unnecessary devices ever made. However, given it’s practical uses and it’s entertainment-oriented ones, 2011 could see the tablet succeed the netbook. Given my aforementioned points, I will also make the somewhat bolder claim that the second-gen iPad won’t be nearly as dominant as it’s predecessor. The competition has well and truly locked in and are going for Apple’s throat. Apple had the opportunity to set the pace again with the latest iPad but fell well short of the mark. Android and the various manufacturers that use Android in tablet form now have the opportunity to take the reins… and from what we’re seeing, this just might be the Year of the Android Tablet after all.
“You should know that if you launch a military invasion of any of the North African and Middle Eastern countries, the nations of the region will rise up and dig a grave for your soldiers.”—Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Some call it a warning, but when you consider the current state of Iraq and Afghanistan, I’d be inclined to call that a reminder.