Frets On Fire is a free Windows/Linux/OS X game that is very similar to Guitar Heroes for the Xbox 360. The main difference being is that instead of using a guitar you hold your keyboard like you would hold a guitar.
This makes you look very stupid but is great fun to play. Below is me playing:
I couldn't get the current version to work on OS X Tiger which is why I'm playing on my PC. You can remap the controls so you don't have to hold the keyboard like that but where is the fun of pretending to be a rock star then?
The game has three modes of play, easy (as featured above), medium and Amazing (as featured below). I've yet to master easy though some songs are easier than others.
The game comes with three songs however there are hundreds more available to download online giving you hours of fun. At the end of each game it gives you a rating and tells you how accurate you have been.
Also included is a song editor that lets you edit current songs or import new songs. The requirements are basic with the game only needing 128mb of memory and an Open GL compatible graphics card. Frets on Fire can be downloaded for free off their website.
The modern day dating scene is already complicated. But it becomes even more difficult if your sexual orientation or gender identity is different from the more traditional options. For transgender people, dating is an entirely different ball-game and the rules are a lot different. Hence, if you are a man genuinely interested in dating trans women, you need to do more than just get on the best transgender dating sites. There are a lot of basic things you should know if you will find the right person and if your relationship will be successful down the road. Here are some of the things you have to know and do:
Do Your Research
If you intend to get into a relationship with a transgender person, it is only normal that you find out as much as you can about the subject and know what exactly you are getting into. While you don’t have to be a walking dictionary of transgender terms, knowing the basics of what it means to be trans will proof valuable in your relationship later on. By doing your homework before getting on a dating site, you will be free from misconceptions and misinformation and will refrain from asking offensive questions or use the wrong terms during your interactions with a tranny. You can throw a bigoted remark at your transgender lover and try to shrug it off with an excuse that you are ignorant about trans issues. Learn as much as you can about the subject.
Break Off Negative Stereotypes and Wrong Mindsets
No transwoman appreciates being treated like a sexual unicorn. Sadly, many men (an even those who claim to be attracted to transwomen) don’t know this fact. If you will be successful dating a transwoman you have to shake off every negative perception and wrong images you have in your mind about them. Don’t approach a transwoman simply because you have a bizarre she-male fetish. You will only succeed in hurting her feelings and that will make you a terrible human being. Read more about transgender stereotypes that are totally inaccurate here.
Be Prepared for Awkward Situations
If you fall in love with a girl that is still transitioning, then you should prep your mind for some potentially awkward situation both in your private interactions with her and social interactions with other people. For example, don’t be too surprised if you see her wake up with a facial stubble or if someone asks you what sex with a transgender feels like. You have to brace yourself for awkward situations because they are almost inevitable.
Drop The Comparison
There is a very good chance that you have dated cisgender women in the past. You might be tempted to make comparisons between your cisgender ex and the transgender girl you are dating now. Try to avoid making comparisons like this. Saying things like “a normal girl would never do that” is not only offensive but hurtful.
Dating a Trans Woman Does Not Mean You are Gay
We should have probably started with this point since it is one of the foremost questions in the mind of most men that are attracted to transgender women. To allay your fears, being attracted to a transwoman does not mean you are gay. Even when she still has a penis, she is still a female and should be treated as one. Gay men are typically not attracted to femininity as you obviously are.
Be Willing to Discuss
As with every relationship, having honest open conversations especially about important issues like sex is important when you are dating a transgender woman. There are major issues that must be discussed and settled especially when it comes to sex with a transgender person. Don’t hold on to an erroneous belief that a transgender person is down for anything, especially in the bedroom. You must be willing to discuss and decide boundaries and fantasies for both of you.
Read here for more tips for dating a transgender man or woman. https://pairedlife.com/gender-sexuality/How-to-Date-a-Transgender-Person-5-Tips-for-Starting-a-Relationship-With-a-Trans-Woman-or-Trans-Man
It's Not Just About the Sex:
If the only reasons you want to get down with a transgender person is simply for the sex then all you have is a fetish and not genuine feelings. You should understand that dating a transgender person is just like any other type of relationship. It goes far beyond what goes on in the bedroom and if you are unwilling to accept that then you are simply fooling yourself.
There is plenty to do and learn in every type of relationship. Your success on any dating site and in your relationship with a transgender woman or man depends on how much you are willing to learn. The fact that you are willing to accept your attraction to a transgender person is the first step in the right direction. But there is still a lot to learn down the road. Keep learning, having fun and growing with your lover.
Apple's home multimedia suite iLife was recently upgraded, while all apps (iMovie, iWeb, iDVD, iPhoto and Garageband) got an upgrade iPhoto got the best and most significant new features. The most useful of these is Faces.
For a long time now you have been able to tag people on social networking sites such as Facebook linking them to their user profile. Facebook has the ability to detect faces however cannot match them meaning you have to tag every person in every photo. iPhoto takes this to the next level, after first scanning your entire library to detect faces (a job which took around 90mins on my 8418 photos on my 2.4ghz C2D Intel iMac) you have the ability to start tagging people.
Above: iPhoto scanning my library looking for sexy people
Once you have tagged a person in a couple of photos iPhoto will start to suggest similar photos, at first some of the suggestions are wild guesses but by simply clicking a photo once to accept or double clicking a photo to deny makes it very quick and easy to work through your library.
Above: Single click to accept a picture, double click to deny.
The majority of my photos contain people, often from nights out in fancy dress. iPhoto struggled with some of these photo at first and I found myself having to tag photos so that iPhoto could detect the rest.
Above: After a couple hours of tagging I now had a selection of Pete photos. I had to tag myself on numerous occassions, iPhoto could not automatically detect that baby Pete (top right) was the same as sumo Pete (bottom middle).
Above: I now have my three friends tagged in iPhoto.
Tagging photos is all very good but its what you then do with these photos that is interesting. For instance what if I want to see all the pictures of me and a friend or with valentines day approaching all the photos of Laura and myself. I can create a smart album, just as you would in the older versions of iPhoto but this time you have the option of specifying names.
Above: A filter in a smart album.
Above: The filter results of pictures of Laura and myself.
It doesn't end here as iPhoto then lets you print or order items based on those photos producing an instant valentines day present.
Above: Three years worth of presents.
With iPhoto 09 you also have the option for automatically uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr.
Tagging takes several hours especially if you have a large library but its well worth it.
You need to market your brands for them to be well-known and easily recognized in today’s markets, which are flooded with many other similar brands. Custom business bags are some of the tools that your business can use to create awareness about its brands and itself as well as foster stronger relationships with existing and prospective customers. These bags are versatile, which enables them to be used in almost all events or marketing campaigns. They also give good returns on investment by reaching so many people thanks to their longer life and because they are carried to various places.
Here are some reasons that make custom business bags great for marketing your brand.
They are customisable
Do you want a marketing tool that is unique to your brand or that you can make to suit specific clients? Well, look no further than custom business bags. You have a wide variety of designs, sizes, and colours among other factors to choose from to come up with very unique bags. Such unique bags will not only help you to display or communicate your branding message effectively but will also prove to be functional and handy carrier bags for the customers or those who receive them.
Every customer will find them useful
The need for shopping bags is evident from the statistics that show that approximately one person in the US uses 350-500 disposable shopping bags a year. If your business makes reusable custom business bags, then it will have given customers something that they need and will find useful. It will also have promoted your brand.
They enable customers to always remember your brand
Whenever a customer has needs to satisfy, they will typically go for the brand that is at the top of their mind. That is the importance of brand recall or remembrance. With so many competing brands, you need to capture the attention of your customers and keep reminding them of your brand. Nothing does that better than custom business bags such as branded backpacks.
Wide exposure to your brand
As the customers utilize the bags for marketing your brand, they will be disseminating your branding message to all those that they meet wherever they go. Your brand will get seen by family, friends, colleagues, strangers, and everyone else who sees the bags. Furthermore, these bags last several years, so they go on creating awareness about your brand for a long time.
They are cost-effective
You want a marketing tool for your brand that will be within your budget and have a huge impact, right? Then custom business bags are your best bet. Compared to TV, online, and print ads, bags are far cheaper yet still very effective due to the large audience that they reach. So, the bags meet a real need or have a functional use and at the same time are effective brand marketing tools.
Custom business bags are effective marketing tools for your brand since they appeal to all customers due to their practical use, and they can be used for different businesses and marketing campaigns. Moreover, the bags help businesses to promote their green goals, thus forming part of the company's environmental conservation efforts. Make use of these tools and see your brand get incredible awareness that will translate to more sales and bigger profits.