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Best Stuff of April 2015

Best Stuff of April 2015
05/05/2015 darren mcchrystal
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The Best News, Links, Music, Reads and other cool s**t of April 2015

This is the 1st edition and there are all kinds of cool stuff going on and yeah, we got ourselves some Star Wars stuff.

STAR WARS

You may have heard this already, the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released bringing tears to the eyes of middle age geeks everywhere, I may or may not have been one of the geeks though I have watched it a few million times. I manage to avoid all comment sections and critique, just enjoy it you gang of bellends…..

More Star Wars stuff, and an issue close to my heart. A fan going by the name of Harmy is currently in the process of developing his own version of the original trilogy. It’s called Star Wars: Despecialized Edition and basically its Star Wars without all the terrible added CGI, Greedo shooting first, Han Solo’s terrible step over Jabba….. I could go on, personally I have ‘attained’ the original Star Wars films but would not hesitate to get that good stuff on Blu-Ray….. Get it done Lucas Film.

WEB DESIGN STUFF

I bloody love my web design stories, because I’m really sad and got nothing else to do, here is some of the best web design related stuff I shared this month

TO READ

I don’t many books or comics at the moment as I’m so damn busy and my head can’t quite grasp the concept of not thinking about work and chocolate but here goes….

How They Got There by Khol Vinh

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I just purchased the digital version of this and had a brief skim through it so can’t really comment to much but its getting good reviews from the good people so check it out, also available in print too

Get it here

6 Ways My Standing Desk Is Making My Life Better

I recently experimented by spending the day standing up while working, felt like sitting down a after a while to be fair.

Here is one mans experience

MUSIC

I actually made a conscious effort to listen to new music this month instead of the soundtrack playlists I have been listening to on Spotify, not everything here necessarily came out in April

Jamie XX – Loud Places (feat Romy)

It just occurred to me that I ain’t watched a music video for a long long time, anyone I listened to this on a constant loop for a period of 7 days.

Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)

I was way behind the curve on Future Islands, I keep hearing the name but it just didn’t register with me, anyway I’ve been consuming their back catalogue and this has been my go-to shower track, I can’t really pay a higher compliment than that

Petite Noir – Chess

I fell in love with this right away, I have no idea who he/they are as I don’t really bother with finding out about artists or reading interviews but anyway, this may be old, it may be new, I son’t really care I just like it, a lot.

Lower Dens – To Die in L.A.

Again I know nothing about this, it don’t even have a video but i been listening to it a lot

IOS APPS

I’ve been getting a grasp of the Adobe Creative Cloud apps on my iPhone and iPad. It may be worth getting a decent stylus for some of the apps but thus far there is a ton of potential.

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I’m actually in the process of creating my first logo solely on an iPad. You can do website mocks on Adobe Comp CC, draw stuff in Adobe Illustrator Draw CC and create shaped in Adobe Shape CC and there are tons more available to download. These are free if, like me you subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud. Check em out yo

 

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