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Massive Epic Trance, Anyone?

A State of Trance recently released their 550th episode on March 7, 2012 from Moscow, Russia, and I must say that this is one epic piece of work. Almost one and half hours of nonstop music. My favorite part has got to be the piece by W&W at 24:47 in the track, so if you listen to any of it, listen to those four minutes there!

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Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

Having read Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow years and years ago, I recently restarted the Ender’s Game series with Speaker for the Dead, and after enjoying it immensely, moved on to Xenocide. Orson Scott Card makes some bold moves in his writing, culminating in a thought-provoking discourse. Unfortunately, the story must suffer somewhat as a result. Despite any shortcomings of the work, this book should be read by anyone with a desire to think outside of the box in regards to science, religion, and humanity. Continue reading

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Taking Notes on Android

Today marks the release of an Android app that I’ve been waiting for since my college days. If you have ever explored the full breadth of programs that come bundled in most Office suites, you may have discovered the awesomeness that is OneNote. A virtual, searchable whiteboard notebook of sorts, OneNote is the best way I found to electronically catalog and organize my entire life. And now it’s available on Android! Honorable mentions to Catch notes Google Keep and Google Voice Commands.

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UPDATED: Review of WWW Series by Robert J. Sawyer

My most recent diversion while commuting into work has been listening to audiobooks. I just finished WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer last night. It’s the first episode in an obvious trilogy of W-titled books. The premise revolves around Caitlin Decter, a young blind girl with a rare genetic disorder that distorts the signals entering her brain from her retina. Her blindness allowed her brain to adapt to the environment in which she spent the majority of her time: the Web. When she receives an experimental implant from a Japanese scientist to restore her sight, she discovers her visual cortex is initially only capable of processing website infrastructure and the connections between them. That unique gift helps her discover new and wondrous secrets about our world.

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Readers/News Aggregators for Android

In lieu of lengthy Android App of the Week posts, I decided to devote my time to creating quick and hopefully helpful compilations of curated apps for specific genres. There are many ways to keep up to date on your blogs, news, and other online publications. I will take a quick look at Currents, Google Reader, Pulse, and BeyondPod. I’ll also make a shout out to the “reddit is fun” app.

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