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My name is Tim Urlacher and I live in Montana somewhere. I am a musician and artist at heart but I work for Charter as a Voice Coordinator III during the day. Whenever I'm not at work I am pouring my heart and soul into music and animations.
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So I was browsing the internet today out of boredom and came upon some really strange information about the Iphone. Apple has a screen saver created by Armin Henrich called "I am rich" featuring the image of a glowing red gem. Oh and guess how much this Iphone screen saver is? It's $999.99 because obviously there's douchebag's out there who are wealthy enough to afford this sort of thing.

Various blogs were able to get the official description, however, which reads in part: "The red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. It's a work of art with no hidden function at all."

This application appears to not be on sale in the USA for some reason but is readily available overseas. When I see things like this I just think "what the hell is wrong with this world?"

Seriously.

W T F ?










For Christians who've always wanted to dabble in "Guitar Hero," but can't bear riffing to songs like "Cheat on the Church," "Cowboys From Hell" or "The Number of the Beast," finally, there's a video game for you.

Look out gamers! There's going to be an extremely crappy version of Guitar Hero coming out exclusively for MAC and PC! Aside from the ridiculous $99.95 price tag this game features Christian bands that most likely none of you listen to. Due in September 2008 Guitar Praise will feature 52 songs by artists like Toby Mac, Newsboys, and Skillet.

Yay?

Personally I don't listen to Christian bands, but I have nothing wrong with them except they suck and just aren't my style of music. I am by no means God-bashing or hating on their message though, it's just not music I can get into. There's a news report about this on Fox News. I know in the past there was a Dance Praise game that ripped off DDR very similar to what this is doing to Guitar Hero. As I understand Dance Praise was the suck.

If you hit that news article you can view some pictures of the game. The notes are triangular instead of round like Guitar Hero or rectangular like Rock Band. Triangles hurt my eyes.

What I would like to see is some more Radiohead in Rock Band. That's the only thing that will give me a true music video game fix! Do you think any gaming sites will even review this soon-to-be catastrophe?











So this morning at work I stumbled upon an interesting article about the upcoming version of Internet Explorer. The new version of IE is going to come equipped with a mode that blocks the internet history making it easier for people to go onto naughty websites without other users of that computer and web browser ever knowing.

The InPrivate feature on Internet Explorer 8, nicknamed “porn mode”, allows users to conceal the sites they have viewed at the click of a button.

In my own personal opinion I do not like
this idea too much. It's not a huge deal to me as I hate IE and prefer Firefox. However I can see how a tool like this can be useful and keep a new level of privacy for people using the internet, especially when sharing a computer with a group of people.

Although casual users cannot see the previous user’s search history, authorities such as the police will be able to access it if necessary.

That's right kids. No looking up illegal things. I'm sure you all know what I'm referring to here and why the police would still have access to that history.

The software may be hailed as a victory for privacy campaigners, but it represents a serious threat to Microsoft’s bigger rival, Google. In allowing surfers to access websites but conceal their browsing behaviour, Microsoft prevents Internet sites from collecting information about their users — data that is then used to sell targeted advertising.

Of course Microsoft is more concerned with money and the stock market than they are with the fact that more people have easier access to porn. Microsoft is always so greedy.

What do you think about all this?










So back in the day I used to make a lot of flash animations. I even have my own section on the Radiohead page of http://www.newgrounds.com/ (Movies by Tim Urlacher). One of my less ambitious animations is called When Bomberman Poops yet because it is featured on the video game parodies page it has the most views out of all of my movies. I was fourteen years old when I made that video and let me tell you, it's something that will always come back and haunt me. I'd have to say that I'm ashamed of all of those animations. I made some silly one's about poop and some serious one's about depression. I'm twenty-two years old now and I have no access to my Newgrounds account to delete my past. I stopped animating when I was eighteen. I wish I still did it but I don't have the heart or the time anymore. Still, I would like to make something some day to make up for the crap I made when I was young.

Do you ever get feelings like this about the past?








With all the buzz about HD DVD death and whatnot it's no surprise that some places are cutting prices. Whether they make it public for those reasons or not. I received in my e-mail today a letter from Amazon.com said:

"Dear Amazon.com Customer,
As someone who has purchased HD DVDs and HD electronics from Amazon.com, you might like to know that right now we have over 100 sought-after HD DVDs on sale for 50% off, with many titles starting as low as only $14.95."

So there you have it. If you're thirsty for some HD DVD hit up amazon.com.

PS: Sorry about the crappy quality of this blog. I'm at work and have no time right now to do this, haha.








If you have Zsnes and love Super Mario world then you'll love Lunar Magic!

The other night I downloaded Lunar Magic and I felt like a little kid again. It's an amazing feeling to be able to customize/design your own levels for Super Mario World. I'm sure all of you know of the program already... But just in case there is someone out there who doesn't have Lunar Magic, do yourself a favor and take the free download.

I had known about Lunar Magic for quite some time and just recently got around to downloading it, and thank God I did. I've made some insanely cool levels for Super Mario World. You can customize everything and it's so easy to use. If you have any trouble you can always check out tutorials for assistance. If you're enthusiastic about the program it won't take long to figure out. It only took me about a day to get a good handle on how it works. It might help that I have experience as a Levels Admin for Classic Graal and warp pipes in Lunar Magic are similar to linking levels in Graal Editor.

So all I'm saying is if you really have a passion for Super Mario World at least give this program a try. I greatly encourage any of you to check it out!