Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

I am engaged!

To learn more, check my new blog here:
http://www.davidmay.name

Or the Wedding blog here:
http://www.adriannadavid.blogspot.com

Best,
-dm

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Did you ever play “Fate?”

Here’s a link to a “choose your fate” youtube webesode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlZPJChPu8Q

-dm

Zune is better than iPod

If you don’t believe me, view the chart here.

I had a Zune 30, a Zune 80, and my Zune 120 is coming in the mail.  Here are my top 5 reasons that the Zune is better.

Face it.  Zune rocks.

Face it. Zune rocks.

Zune 120 VS iPod Classic

  1. FM Radio Tuner:  The Zune makes listening to the radio possible (which means I can watch and hear TV at the gym – sorry iPod users).  Beyond that, I can purchase/download songs from the radio directly to my cart/Zune.
  2. Wireless:  The WiFi built into the Zune allows for multi player games (I can play checkers/etc with another nearby Zune user; games come pre-loaded and you can download software to make your own games).  Wireless also offers streaming audio to the device (I can listen to whatever song I want whenever I want as long as I am in a WiFi zone and have a Zune pass), and wireless file share/sync to computer (I can send picture albums, podcasts, and songs/albums to a nearby Zune – I can aslo sync wirelessly with my computer).
  3. Build – Screen Size and Squircle: The screen is larger for the Zune making all the difference.  In addition the navigation is easy and logical.  Up means up, down means down, etc – fancy that iPod users.
  4. Zune Pass/Software: For $15 a month, you can  have unlimited downloads, unlimited streaming music on demand, and you can keep ten songs a month forever.  This works on three computers so I’m splitting it with two other people.  That means I get unlimited downloads, unlimited streaming music, and can keep 3 songs per month for about $60 a year.  Incredible.  Not only that, but the software is easy to use, and has incredible music discovery elements, and is very slick looking.
  5. Microsoft makes mistakes, but Macintosh makes intentional, mean decisions and rude (in some cases outright dishonest) commercials.

Zune 120 VS 32 GB iPod Touch

  1. Zune is $250 (about half of the 32 GB touch)
  2. Zune has 120 GB (more than 3 times the size of the 32 GB touch)
  3. FM Radio Tuner:  The Zune makes listening to the radio possible (which means I can watch and hear TV at the gym – sorry iPod users).  Beyond that, I can purchase/download songs from the radio directly to my cart/Zune.
  4. Zune Pass/Software: For $15 a month, you can  have unlimited downloads, unlimited streaming music on demand, and you can keep ten songs a month forever.  This works on three computers so I’m splitting it with two other people.  That means I get unlimited downloads, unlimited streaming music, and can keep 3 songs per month for about $60 a year.  Incredible.  Not only that, but the software is easy to use, and has incredible music discovery elements, and is very slick looking.
  5. Microsoft makes mistakes, but Macintosh makes intentional, mean decisions and rude (in some cases outright dishonest) commercials.

To me the choice is clear – the Zune blows the iPod out of the water.  Where am I going wrong here?

-DM

Christmas Letter – 2008

Merry Christmas!

Please watch this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVqqj1v-ZBU&feature=related

Then go here: http://www.adventconspiracy.org/

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Love,
David May – our water blog (click here)

The Real NFL

A few weeks ago I was serving as a judge for Humorous Interpretation of Literature at the National Forensic League‘s 2008 National Tournament and I was incredibly impressed by the incredible talent of the competitors. While I naturally can’t disclose my personal recommendations or remarks, I can say that it was an incredibly tough round (in a good way) to judge. Other judges included Anthony E. Zuiker, Michael Urie, Jen Kober, Susan Anton, and about 11 other incredibly talented judges that I will soon remember and update…

I had not experienced the “NFL” since High School. I participated in Speech and Debate my sophomore, junior, and senior year in high school (wish I did it my freshman year too) and was fortunate enough to qualify for Nationals all three years (yes, the judges must have been crazy). Speech and Debate is one of my fondest memories of High School.

I’ve got tons more I could say about all of this – perhaps in the near future I’ll do another post.

-dm

Power to the short people!

My friend sent this story to me.  Enjoy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=5314996&page=1

http://members.shaw.ca/harbord/heights3.html

Famecast Profile

Apparently I’m in the mood to join new websites latley – –

I’ve been writing music since high school and I’ve never really taken it too seriously.  When I’m in the right mood, or when I have some free time sometimes I’ll feel like writing one.  I’ve decided I like writing music and I’m going to try to take it a bit more seriously.  There are some spec movie scores, some techno stuff, and some songs with lyrics.

I’ve had a page with myspace music for a while but am not totally satisfied with the way it’s set up.  A friend of mine, Justin Lutsky, is on famecast.com and I recently created a profile.

CLICK HERE to navigate to my page.

Let me know what you think.  I’m really looking to learn – the page is more for my education than public edification.  I’m still learning how to write music and would love some feedback.

Thanks!

-David May

Quarterlife.com portfolio

I created a new profile on quarterlife.com – typically I’m against joining every single social network that comes along, but for some reason I really liked this one! It’s geared toward artists and provides a great place to post photography, videos, writing, music and so on.

http://www.quarterlife.com/yamdivad

-dm

One of the funniest things I have seen in a while

Weiner Poopie!

-dm

Who do you think I look like?

Who do I look more like… Donny Osmond, Fred Savage, Jud Law, or Ryan Seacrest?

(this is me)

David May

(Donny Osmond)

Donny Osmond

(Ryan Seacrest)

Ryan Seacrest

(Fred Savage)

Fred Savage

(Jude Law)

Jude Law

These are the most common folks people tell me I resemble.

-dm