What’s this? A new Worthless Genius Podcast Episode?
It’s been forever since the last episode of the Worthless Genius Podcast, so bear with me as I get back into the swing of things.
In this weeks episode, I touch on the following topics:
Thank you for tuning in to the Worthless Genius Podcast. I hope you’ll stick around for Episode 2 of Season 2. Next episode will have a bit more flair, as I get used to Soundbooth and the overall workflow process.
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Or you can download it here: mp3 format
I’ve previously professed my love for the Android platform, and it just got officially better with the release of the full Android Evernote application.
I’ve done quite a few Software Spotlight articles covering various applications that I use on a constant basis. And while each of these applications deserve the spotlight in their own respect, I have come to rely on a service more than others: Remember The Milk.
Remember The Milk is a simple cloud-based task management system that provides all the functionality needed to run a reliable GTD system without much extra overhead. What RTM lacks in fancy features, it makes up for with integration with many other services out there, like Google Calendar and Twitter.
So, why has RTM become such an integral part of my lifestyle?
Worthless Genius recently posted a contest to win a copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC. Contest entrants were asked to leave a comment containing their favorite Batman villain for a chance to win this PC game.
The winner was chosen through a randomized MySQL query, pictured here:
The winner of this much coveted prize is Raptor:
The Winning Comment
Congratulations to Raptor, and to all those who entered.
There were very few entries this time around, and this seems to be due to a DNS issue with Worthless Genius. A few potential entrants noted that they could not reach the blog post, so I will have to be working with GoDaddy to attempt to get this sorted out.
Stay tuned everyone, there will be future contests here on Worthless Genius, so check back for your chance to win!
Today, Worthless Genius is giving away a FREE copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC*!
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the player assumes the role of Batman as he delivers The Joker to Arkham Asylum. There, the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap and an immersive combat gaming experience unfolds. With an original script penned by Emmy Award-winning Batman writer Paul Dini, the game brings the universe of DC Comics’ detective to life with stunning graphics. Batman: Arkham Asylum offers players the chance to battle Gotham’s worst villains with Batman’s physical and psychological strength in a graphically distinct and story-driven game.
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this announcement:
- Provide a valid email address
- The name of your favorite Batman villain
- One entry per person, please.
- Try to keep it on topic.
Get your entries in by September 15th at midnight (EDT) for your chance to win. Comments on this post will be disabled at that time, and the winner will be contacted and announced on September 16th.
*The prize will be given in the form of a promotional code for one free download via Games for Windows Live. The winner will be emailed the code, which is valid between September 15, 2009 and December 31, 2009.
Evernote is a service that promises to help you “Remember Everything”, promising to:
allow you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
Evernote is basically a self-described “external brain” that allows you to store any idea, reminder, memory that you need to remember in a trusted system.
I have been using Evernote for a few months now, and I wanted to weigh in on the system, and share my setup and how it helps me remember things.
It’s Friday night, and I thought I would do a quick review of this week’s Worthless Genius articles, as well as some other things that piqued my interest. Sit back and prepare for a link fest…that sounds dirty. Continue reading
There has been a lot in the news lately about the trial going on regarding popular BitTorrent tracking site, The Pirate Bay. Currently, the Swedish court system is determining whether it is illegal to provide a service that merely allows users to point other users to [possibly] copyrighted material without the rights-holder’s consent.
Much is to be said about this broad topic, and whether or not The Pirate Bay is simply providing a service, and not discriminating against nefarious use by its users; or whether they are running a business that continues to profit from the undermining of the MPAA and RIAA profits.
If one thing is clear from this trial, it’s that the industries are wasting their money. Not only has the prosecution had their collective heads up their asses during this whole debacle, they have proven time and again that they not only do not have evidence one way or the other, but also that they refuse to hire legitimate, well-rounded “expert” witnesses who have done their homework. Way to further dwindle your profit margin there, big industry!
This whole trial is diverting the public from the key point in the “illegal” file sharing mindset: If it is easier to pirate your product than to legitimately purchase, you are doing something wrong.