In this 11-minute video, a series of cunningly engineered custom Mario levels are used as a rhythm section to accompany a spliced-together medley of chirpy anime soundtracks. The maker (IsoTkhs on YouTube) has set up the levels so that various bumpers and objects keep Mario moving, jumping, flying and bouncing over in-game objects at very precise timing, so that each object's bounce-noise forms part of the percussion for the tracks. The clip goes on and on, which is like the Mario percussion version of Chico Marx looking casually away from his piano, cracking jokes, moving around, while one or both of his hands effortlessly continue to plunk out some insanely complex and witty bit of ivory-tickling. Clearly the maker is saying, "I can do this all day long. You thought that was cool? Check this out. And this. And this. And this. Oh, pick your jaw up, there's still more to come. Yeah, this too. Ha, yeah, that one was pretty good. Now, watch this."
If you only watch one 11-minute YouTube of anime music accompanied by custom Mario levels today, make it this one.
The World Wide Web Consortium has announced that its members have until April 19 to weigh in on whether the organization should publish Encrypted Media Extensions, its DRM standard for web video, despite the fact that this would give corporations the new right to sue people who engaged in legal activity, from security researchers who […]
States across America are considering “Right to Repair” legislation that would guarantee your right to choose who fixes your stuff (or to fix it yourself); but they’re fighting stiff headwinds, from the motorcycle makers who claim that fixing your motorcycle should be a crime to Apple, who feel the same way, but about phones.
My latest Publishers Weekly column announces the launch-date for my long-planned “Shut Up and Take My Money” ebook platform, which allows traditionally published authors to serve as retailers for their publishers, selling their ebooks direct to their fans and pocketing the 30% that Amazon would usually take, as well as the 25% the publisher gives […]
All the filters in the world won’t save your smartphone pics from a shaky hand. To really step up your mobile photography game, you’ll need some kind of mount to hold it steady. You could buy a smartphone attachment for a conventional camera tripod, but who wants to carry that kind of gear everywhere they […]
The forced transition from analog to digital TV signals was probably met with relative indifference from people with Netflix subscriptions and the “I don’t even own a TV” snoots. But anyone living in the vast swaths of the country that don’t have guaranteed high-speed internet, broadcast TV is a perfectly valid (and 100% free) way […]
When Apple revealed the new MacBook in 2016, one of the biggest issues raised with the notebook’s new design (aside from ire over the slew of new adapters you’d inevitably have to buy) was the removal of one of its most beloved proprietary features, the magnetic charging cable. Thankfully, third-party peripheral makers have taken up […]