Thursday, October 29, 2009

Metallica: Master of Puppets

After work I decided it was time to purchase another album. So I hurried myself on my bicycle to Graywhale and bought Metallica's Master of Puppets album. I've never listened to it before but have always been curious about Metallica's older stuff. I figured the stuff is classic, like Pink Floyd, so I couldn't really go wrong.

I wish it had a digital download option like my Health album did. Guess I'm going to have to transfer it to digital format manually.

I purchase my music in LP format whenever possible. I like the idea of music on a very tangible and almost obsolete medium. The quality is there, unlike cassettes and will not loose it's magnetic properties like cassettes tend to do. Over all, it's just WAY better than cassettes. However, when comparing with CDs it's different. The audio quality is there but something else is missing. Perhaps it's that I can manually place the needle at any place on the song that I can visually see, in effect, like a sampler. Or perhaps it's that the album art is HUGE when compared to the tiny liner notes found in CD cases. Sometimes albums come packaged with posters that are quite respectable. I'm not exactly too sure what the attraction is, but whatever it is, I feel more connected to what the musician(s) intended the listener to experience whilst listening to their art.

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BBerry updated their browser and although it's not as glossy or fantastic as the Opera beta it's integration with the newest BlackBerry Storm OS is amazing!

Closed case. Opera beta is getting deleted.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Opera Mini 5 Beta for Blackberry

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I use the Blackberry Storm and Opera Mini 5 Beta for my device is amazing.
It's the most dynamic app I've had. I've used the BB browser, Bolt, and the previous version of Opera. Not much of a diverse range of browsers but enough to establish that Opera Mini 5 Beta is probably better than them all. It has smooth transition animations when switching to various functions, definitely a plus to the overall feel.

The crackberry forum talks about Rim updating the BB browser and it might eventually be better than Opera 5, but for now, this browser is great. 
I've only been using it for 2 days and my opinion might change but I doubt it. For a Beta version it seems pretty solid.