ezmuze+ 2.0 Preview

Man, it has taken forever to get this new version of ezmuze to this point, but I think it will be all worth it once it's out. All new loops (over 1000), new automation modes (lowpass and highpass filtering, bitcrusher, delay and distortion), new Trigger FX (retrigger, stretch, reverse, pitch double, tape stop, scratch and more) and finer slice selection so you can cut stuff up real good. It's crazypants.

Here's a quick preview of all this in action:

Enjoy! :)

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Weightlossin'. 18 lbs. down, 16 to go...

A few months ago, my weight creep* finally got to me and I decided to do something about it. I've been using the FitBit system, which is a combo of their pedometer/altimeter device thing and their calorie tracking/chart-filled website thing.

TL;DR - I've lost some weight. You can too, duder.

That's my weight from February 16th up to just a few days ago. 18 lbs. down, 16 more to go until I'm at my goal weight of 160, at which point I will assess how I look and feel, and determine if I want to stop there or go to 150.

I haven't had to change my eating habits much. I'm still eating burgers, chilli dogs, etc... I'm just keeping track of how many calories it all is, so I know when to stop or how much to exercise to burn some of it off.

I think just being able to see the numbers for how many calories you've put in and how many you need to burn and have burned off is incredibly helpful. Just keep the intake number lower than the burn number and you're all good.

It does some other stuff, like sleep tracking, but you can read about that on your own: http://www.fitbit.com/home

Here's the FitBit on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PUONIK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thehamsalli-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005PUONIK

Or directly from FitBit:

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=286239&U=609014&M=31379&urllink

(Yes, I get a percentage of the sale if you buy it through these links.)

If you get one, we can link up on the FitBit site and you can see what I'm eating. O__O

Oh and they're also available at various IRL stores if you prefer to brave the mean streets of whatever gang-ridden murderland you reside in.

*weight creep: Ever since leaving high school, I've gained around 4 lbs. a year, ever year. It's really not that much, but it was adding up.

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I'm reviewing sodas over here.

I like soda and thus have drank a lot of soda and a lot of different types of soda. Might as well put some of that time spent to use and write about it.
 
I'll primarily be covering glass bottled sodas, often referred to as gourmet or premium sodas, and occasionally the common canned soda.
 
You can consume my soda reviews right from the tap: http://www.hamst3r.com/soda/
 
or filtered through Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Hamst3rsoda 
 
Either way, it's still the great refreshing taste that you know and love.
 
Something like that.
 
If there are any premium sodas you absolutely love, let me know about them so I can try 'em out! :3

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Kick Dudes In the Dick (the remix)


The dick. It's where you kick dudes when you need to defend yourself. You know, the Genitals. The Groin. The Sensitive Areas. The "Genital Triangle". It's like a magnet for feet. 
 
To make sure your kicking technique is on par with the pros, here's a helpful guide:
 
Download MP3: THA-dickkicker.mp3
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Sidescrolling Extravaganza! [Let's Play]

Hello there. I am not a spam bot, but a humans beaing within of that computer used. You used to talk to with.

IT PLAYTHROUGH! Really!

You watch now and believe:

When at video, list is incompletedly. Since list is far wider than previous display. Now many! MEGA!

Below is comes the validated videos, congrats. Directed from working up from the reverse.

With feeling: http://www.youtube.com/hamsteralliance

CURRENT:

 
5. Limbo

  
  

DONE:


4. Blueberry Garden

3. Capsized!




 
 
    
2. Eversion

1. A.R.E.S.




POTENT (THICKLY MEANS FINISHED TAPEING):

5. Limbo
 
6. The Cat and the Coup
 
7. Whose That Flying? 

----------------------------------------------------

ADIOS.

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"The Solution" from Outside Aperture

New music for your face.
 
In the previous blog, I posted the, "Outside Aperture" video by Eisen Feuer. At that point the end credits track hadn't been finished...AND NOW IT HAS. The track is now finished.
 
Bells, guitars, drums, sitar, tabla, piano and synths. GO!
    

  
 
MP3 Download: THA - The Solution.mp3
 
Enjoy!
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Outside Aperture

Hey GB Duders. It's been a while. 
 
Let's catch up. First off, there's this video:

Outside Aperture

 
It takes place in the Portal universe, or alongside it, more accurately.
 
Check it out:
   
I assisted with the GLaDOS voice FX and the end credits music. :)
 
Secondly, I put together a bit of orchestral music recently:
 

Sand Crab Riders

 
I was going for a sort of cartoonishly evil tone. Bassoons and clarinets carried by a thick bed of strings, brass, choir and percussion. There’s also a bit of celesta and harp in there too with a piano wrapping it all up at the end.
 

MP3 Download: THA – Sand Crab Riders (right click, save as) 
 
Thirdly, these movies are awesome:

Recently Watched Movies

 
13 Assassins
Thirst
Gone, Baby, Gone
I Saw The Devil
Raising Arizona
Lucky Number Slevin
Lars and the Real Girl
Bridesmaids
The King's Speech
Four Lions
Chocolate (Fury)
The Chaser
 
They're all worth watching, but I've bolded my favorites.
 
Lastly, I'm back to playing games and stuff:

Let's Play

 
I've kept my playthrough list on GB up to date: 
http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/hamst3r/hamst3rs-lets-play-videos/46-37566/
 
Finished Dead Space 2 a few months ago and I'm about to finish Crysis 2, after which I'll need my indie game fix - or maybe a co-op fix.
 
That's pretty much it. I'm also working on some interesting projects and stuff but I can't say much about them yet. :)
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