It’s time to finally officially introduce a new list to `The Penguin’ says… : my compositions. Yes, I know I’ve already posted one before, but that was because it was mutual post of sorts.
About two years ago, someone asked me to make a simple arrangement of a song of my choice for his high school music class to play. For the fun of it, I decided to arrange Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up“.
A “thank you” goes to everyone involved in the original song, to Ben Landis for the sheet music, and the MuseScore team for making the great software I used to make my score.
View the score on MuseScore.com.
This was my first serious work. For my level, I’d say it wasn’t too bad, although looking back on it, I can see many things that I could have done to make it better. In the spirit of showing improvement, I’ve decided to leave it alone.
For the impatient, you can listen to my other pieces on SoundCloud. Links to their respective MuseScore.com pages are in the descriptions.
Sorry for the late post. I had an idea for a new composition and I just had to write it down.
I wish I had this man as a guest instructor back in my day! His video tricks are amusingly quite clever.
Math Class Trick Videos by Matthew Weathers
I do have to admit, though, the tricks lose some of their impressiveness after watching a few of them, but they’re still clever nonetheless.
Seriously? Who uses a Taskbar that’s three icons high?
Internet Explorer 11 was released two weeks ago (no, I haven’t heard of it just now; I just haven’t had the time to really write anything for it). Accompanying the release, Microsoft Singapore unveiled a moe personification of IE to promote IE. Ever since Madobe Nanami was made for Windows 7, it seems that Microsoft has really taken a liking to these anime characters.
Her name is Aizawa Inori / 藍澤 祈 (the family name is Aizawa).
Aizawa Inori on her desktop
(There are many references hidden in that image. Bonus points to anyone who can point them all out!)
Read more and watch the video →
Someone once told me a clever way to remember the indefinite integral of :
Read it as The indefinite integral of three ice squared is ice cubed plus sea. In other words, an iceberg.
I find the history of Windows fascinating. I’ve gone through it in multiple ways, including screenshot galleries, startup/shutdown sounds showcases, and even watching someone upgrade from MS-DOS to Windows 8 (I didn’t link to any of these because I plan to share them here in the future). Today, I will let you walk through the history of Windows through its commercials over the years.
The best of Windows Commercials 2013, A special coverage of Christiandominicsjsm by ChristianDominicSJSM [YouTube]
Here’s one with a few different commercials:
All Windows Commercial 1.01 – 8 by Gabriel36451 [YouTube]
Did you notice anything familiar about the Windows 95 commercials?