The SouthPark Portraits

Here’s sort of what I would look like if I was on South Park:

Southpark Gangster

You can make your own character by visiting this the The Planearium South Park Studio

My evil friend KJ, decided to use her skills on The South Park Studio and make up some portraits. All names have been changed to protect the identity of her models/victims.

Becky the Customer Service Rep Becky the Customer Service Rep

Undercover Miami Vice Cop Undercover Miami Vice Cop

80's New Wave Girl 80’s New Wave Girl

Sugar High Boy Sugar High Boy

Cool Bar Poet Guy Cool Bar Poet Guy

Mmmm... Samual Adams, It will get you drunk! Mmmm… Samual Adams, It will get you drunk!

Jerk Boy Jerk Boy

Coffee Bear Coffee Bear

Firefox & Fonts

When you spend hours in front of a computer screen, it really helps to customize your environment as much as you can, so that you are comfortable. Today, I’ll cover everyone’s latest favorite, namely The Firefox Browser and how to make web pages look better by changing the default fonts. Changing the fonts of course applies to Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari, but since I use Firefox more these days and I decided to just cover one browser.

In Firefox choose: Tools menu: Options: Content: under the Fonts & Colors section select Advanced… and change the fonts to:

Windows:

  • Serif: Georgia
  • Sans-Serif: Verdana
  • Monospace: Lucida Console

MacOS:

  • Serif: Georgia
  • Sans-Serif: Verdana
  • Monospace: American Typewriter or Monaco

These fonts are designed specifically for screen display, so they should look nicer than the standard fonts.

The Return of Old School Music

I spent most of the weekend watching NBA basketball and looking up old school dance music, when I came upon DigitalDreamDoor.com and their music lists. This was a lot more helpful than most other sites, I’ve looked at cause most music sites don’t even mention dance music, let alone 80’s dance music. I had forgotten about such cool songs as White Lines (Don’t Do It), which incidently, I ended up buying at the local mall music store, cause neither iTunes nor BestBuy had it! DigitalDreamDoor’s 100 Greatest Dance/Jam Songs of the 80’s page was great for making me remember some of my early teen years. Before I got all depressed in my teen years and became a headbanger for Metallica and Iron Maiden music, I was very into the weekend radio dance music shows and Chicago House music, from the likes of Farley Jackmaster Funk, Steve Silk Hurley, and Marshall Jefferson. I’ve been hoping that Hurley would release a remastered CD version of his vinyl stuff, specifically his I Can’t Turn Around record from RCA. I think the original song was recorded by Barry White, but Hurley’s version is the dance bomb.

Even if you have no idea what House music is, or if you don’t like dance music, you should still check out DigitalDreamDoor’s lists, cause they cover other genres of music too, so there should be something interesting for you too. It comes in handy for when you don’t know what to get for your Free Pepsi iTunes.

Speaking of Free iTunes, I’m still waiting on my self-addressed game pieces to come. It’s been a week now. In the mean time I’ve gotten about 10 Free iTunes from Pepsi caps. Here are some of the songs I’ve gotten for free:

  • Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Boy George And Culture Club
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Eric Burdon
  • Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • Jeopardy – Greg Kihn
  • Volver Junto a Ti – Laura Pausini
  • I Don’t Wanna Know – Mario Winans, Enya & P. Diddy
  • Bandidos – Patricia Manterola
  • Angie – The Rolling Stones
  • Miss You – The Rolling Stones
  • Let the Music Play – Shannon
  • The Glamorous Life (Club Edit) – Sheila E.
  • A Fistful of Dollars – Starsound Orchestra
  • Pump Up the Jam – Technotronic

Right now, my personal favorite is I Don’t Wanna Know, by Mario Winans. It’s a cool slow jam.