Entries from January 2008 ↓

Redwings Ticket…WOOT

By luck I found that there was one ticket left for Redwings vs. Coyotes at Joe Louis this Wednesday right in row 1. That’s right, I’ll be watching the Redwings right on the boards, roughly next to the face-off dot on the penalty box side (not sure if it’s the home or away end though). Whilst I hope the Redwings win, I’d really like to see a good close game. Now I’m off to buy a Redwings jersey and a novelty foam hand.

The One-Sided Game of the Night…BORING

Just got back from Detriot Pistons vs. Orlando Magic @ Detroit. This is the second (and probably last) NBA game I will go to. It was one sided from outset, just like the Pistons v Clippers game I went to last year…Detroit killed them in that one too. When basketball is that one-sided, it may as well be golf…Zzzzzzzzzz.

Video of the Week – Hockey Fight

I am trying to get tickets to a Redwings game next week, so here’s a little video on the theme. The best bit is the goalies get involved!

Wiimotes, more than meets the eye…

Oh, more than meets the eye…well that’s actually Transformers.

Anyway, people keep coming up with more unusual/crazy/stupid things to do with Wiimotes. Over a year ago TechEBlog has compiled their ‘Top 5 Most Creative Uses for the Wiimote’. They’re not all that great, so I guess in the last year more have come about.  In fact, the last one on the list (the home automation) looks more like it is simply a web page being run through the Opera browser on the Wii than a fully fledged bridge to something cool with a Wiimote.

I am now on the hunt for more cool things that have been done with a Wiimote!

Waterford Oaks BMX Track – Michigan, USA

I was in Detroit late last year for work, and decided I had to check out what constituted a BMX track over there. The nearest track I could find was Waterford-Oaks BMX track in Waterford (county?). I would suggest it is in the greater Detroit metro area and as such the only track I would consider anywhere near metropolitan Detroit. From downtown Detroit to Waterford it would be similar to driving from Melbourne CBD to Lilydale.

The track has mostly ashphalt berms and a good range of jumps. The jumps started from something as big as say first double at Knox down to rhythms, as well as a medium size pro-line (no where near as big as Park Orchards though). I have no idea what the track and jumps were like, but there were a couple of fairly good riders and the track appeared to flow for them. I do think their rhythms and smaller jumps were a bit flat, but Eastfield’s rhythms look flat to me then it all changes when I ride them!

Waterford Oaks BMX Track

Waterford Oaks BMX Track Rythms and Berm

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Wiimotes – The nerdiest way to DJ

I was looking into the software I use to make mix-tapes (MixMeister) and found there was a a way to control it using Wii remote controller (AKA Wiimotes). Upon looking further into, I found out you can use Wiimotes with Traktor to do all kinds of things like scratch. Check out DJ ! scratching which I found on DJ WiiJ

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Video of the week

OK…let me see if I can get a video of the week thing going here. Odds are I won’t get past this week.

I’m going with some aggressive inline for my first one ever, with a clip from AV Media out of New York featuring Anthony Velez. As it turns out, you can royale a tree. Enjoy…Â