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WEEKEND RETROWAVE HITS IN ONE PLACE [PART II]

WEEKEND RETROWAVE HITS IN ONE PLACE [PART II]

Most of you are probably thinking why there are no posts for such a long time. I was quite overloaded with real life events. Anyways, here’s a bunch of atmospheric retrowave tracks for you.No junk, no fluff, only solid stuff. As always. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS ▀ HEARTBEATS VOYAGE ▀ ALLUDE JASPER DE CEUSTER ▀ PATTERNS SHEAF ▀ SOLITUDE SELLOREKT/LA DREAMS ▀ THE A FFAIR DUETT ▀ HIGHRISE KING PALM ▀ RADIO WAVES
WINDOWS 7 CODEBASE WILL BE UPDATED RIGHT TILL 2026

WINDOWS 7 CODEBASE WILL BE UPDATED RIGHT TILL 2026

Good news to Windows 7 users! Operating system will be updated until at least of winter 2026, despite yellow pressed tabloid propaganda that such thing will not happen. Even microsoft official documents show that [system is “dead”] right from winter of 2020. But what moron listen and trust to official and moreover public statements? The main trick here is that Windows 7 is based upon Windows NT 6.0 codebase. This is the same codebase upon Windows 2008 R2 was build.
YOUNG SHELDON [2017-2024] ▀  QUITE GOOD PREQUEL TO BIG BANG

YOUNG SHELDON [2017-2024] ▀ QUITE GOOD PREQUEL TO BIG BANG

As for me, i think that [YOUNG SHELDON] is a worthy prequel to [Big Bang TV-series] . Great warm analog atmosphere of 80s.Watched it excitedly in one gulp. A bit too pop, with rare deterioration in scenario quality but very solid in terms of actor performance and overall design. If you have bad mood for some reason this thing will fix you up at no time. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808 @Adobe Imagery by spacedrone808 @Freepik
ONCE WITHIN A TIME [2022] ▀ ANALOG TALE WITH SUBTLE DIGITAL FLAVORING

ONCE WITHIN A TIME [2022] ▀ ANALOG TALE WITH SUBTLE DIGITAL FLAVORING

I’m not a big fan of [Godfrey Reggio] as a non-verbal filmmaker, because of dominance of marvelous [Ron Fricke] in this category. But [Once Within A Time] surely hit the spot in a right way. Unconventional mind cleaner at it`s best! Surrealistic post-apocalyptic analog tale with subtle digital flavoring introducing reality shaped into inner brain atmospheric vistas. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808 @Adobe Imagery by spacedrone808 @Freepik
USEFUL PLUGINS FOR VSCODE

USEFUL PLUGINS FOR VSCODE

UPDATED ON: 2024-04-03 Here is a collection of plugins for VS Code, which can improve coding workflow dramatically. Currently i’m using [Codium] , it is an open-source fork of VS Code, that is why provided links are heading to [non-ms marketplace] . BENEFITS: performance optimized telemetry can be completely turned off no network connections to servers of evil corpo can be executed on Windows 7 machine [v1.87] FAVORITE PLUGINS:
KINO OKO ▀ THE PIECE OF RUSH

KINO OKO ▀ THE PIECE OF RUSH

It’s weekends people, that is why here is some funky house at yer face! KINO OKO ▀ THE PIECE OF RUSH Imagery by spacedrone808 @Adobe Imagery by spacedrone808 @Freepik
WHO IS BETTER MICROSOFT OR APPLE?

WHO IS BETTER MICROSOFT OR APPLE?

Short answer will be: NONE OF THEM. But if you are not satisfied with that and interested in topic: read below. In this quick blip-note i’ll explain my subjective opinion regarding big corpos and their influence on technology in general. Let’s start from the barebone roots of the problem. There are two people who brought home computing to masses. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Who are they? First one cheaply bought DOS operating system from [Gary Kildall] and resold it to IBM for a waaaay bigger money.
KING OF THE HILL [1997-2010]

KING OF THE HILL [1997-2010]

[KING OF THE HILL] is a hilarious cartoon for adults, which turns rather boring [at first glance] show into complete grotesque action. The most interesting part is that such weird and funny things people are doing in real life. Straightforward hillbilly [Hank] always protects his son [Booby] from everything interesting and unusual, turning his life into complete boredom. Presumably such disposition comes from the fact that Cotton, the father of Hank, counts him as the most miserable man in the world, don’t value his interests and opinions under any circumstances.
FALLEN LEAVES [2023]

FALLEN LEAVES [2023]

It’s been a while since Aki Kaurismaki delighted us with his ultra-realistic dramas about generic people. Movie is surely a gulp of fresh air, clearly marking it among fake’n’plastic main-stream so-called hollywood videos. Despite the low amount of words [it is a calling card of director] Fallen Leaves is so emotionally fulfilled. But enough of this, go watch film if you care. [FALLEN LEAVES] OFFICIAL TRAILER MOVIE OST Imagery by spacedrone808
TWO LANES ▀ LIVE PERFORMANCE

TWO LANES ▀ LIVE PERFORMANCE

Live performance of the Polish duo. Acoustic piano mixed with synthesizers deliver solid musical texture. Very satisfying, to say the least. Video suggested by Belka205. Enjoy! TWO LANES Imagery by spacedrone808
WORMS W.M.D. [2016]

WORMS W.M.D. [2016]

[Worms W.M.D.] is the most successful modern remake of classic turn-based artillery game [Worms Armageddon] . Beautifully hand-drawn 2D art combined with atmospheric backdrop music make wonders and shape game into sedative for a calm and peaceful pastime. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
STREETS OF RAGE 4 [2020]

STREETS OF RAGE 4 [2020]

As a former fan of side-scrolling beat’em up games i surely remember [Streets Of Rage] series on Sega MegaDrive platform. In some regions it was also known as Bar Knuckle. [Streets Of Rage 4] is a modern continuation of vintage trilogy of 90s. High quality hand-drawn animation and brand new soundtrack [with ability to switch to original Streets Of Rage themes] do the thing and mark Streets Of Rage 4 as a worthy continuation of original SOR trilogy.
DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA

DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA

I often asking myself why popular music bands have extremely mediocre drummers and it seems that nobody cares about it. Here is excellent example of really non-conventional drummer. He definitely knows how to provide exceptional grooves. DAMIEN SCHMITT ▀ AFRICA Imagery by spacedrone808
COHERENCE [2013] ▀ DO YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

COHERENCE [2013] ▀ DO YOU TRUST YOURSELF?

Continuing topic of non-boring and more importantly underrated movies. Here is another one. [Coherence] is a super atmospheric mystical thriller, which is taking place in only one house during entire movie. Surprisingly such fact doesn’t make it tiresome. Film was peeked [here] . OFFICIAL TRAILER KRISTIN OHRN DYRUD - EM’s JOURNEY Imagery by spacedrone808
IDENTITY [2003] ▀ HIDDEN GEM

IDENTITY [2003] ▀ HIDDEN GEM

Tired of boring-linear-dumb movies without proper atmosphere at all? Today i’m suggesting another underrated gem of film industry. Mystical detective thriller [IDENTITY] . No more about it, just watch. IDENTITY TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808
LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND [2023]

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND [2023]

Today’s reality is a quite harsh and fast-changing landscape. We’ve got outbreaks, diseases, constant price increase, wars. On top of that there is insane autocrat shaking his suitcase with red button. What else do we need to feel alive? [Leave The World Behind] is a loooong suspense thriller with unusual cinematic style. I like such things, which stands out from the grey crowd of mainstream sh#te. The main features:
BENCHMARK OF EXTREME COMPRESSION TOOLS [2023]

BENCHMARK OF EXTREME COMPRESSION TOOLS [2023]

It’s been a while since i’ve posted any benchmarks, so filling the gap to satisfy your nerd cravings. Today we’ll cover the most extreme compression utilities and find out which one is the best. If [Winrar] and [7-Zip] don’t need any introduction, here’s a list of things that are obviously little known to most people: [WinRK] ► lost compression gem [Cmix] ► 32Gb RAM is recommended [Bsc] ► CUDA enabled compressor [Paq8px] ► highly-advanced command line achiever [Zpaq] ► another highly-advanced command line achiever File D3DX9_40.
SHAPITO SHOW [2011] ▀ ART-HOUSE FOR MASSES?

SHAPITO SHOW [2011] ▀ ART-HOUSE FOR MASSES?

I almost never do reviews of Russian movies, but this one should be an exception. After watching Shapito Show i was quite surprised to see how much efforts were invested. [Sergey Loban] is an author of very experimental [Dust] , which was released previously to Shapito Show. Shapito brings more artistic value and a lot of joy to watch, because of it’s own unpredictability of events. Film consist of four stories, which are happening at the same time and divided into two parts for better watching experience.
WHO AM I? [1998] ▀ JACKIE'S PINNACLE?

WHO AM I? [1998] ▀ JACKIE'S PINNACLE?

You may already noticed that i post entertaining stuff primarily around Fridays, but today is an nice exception and i’m doing it in tuesday. Most of you know [Jackie Chan] due to [Armor Of God 1] and [Armor OF God 2] movies, but after watching them so many times, they’re frankly became such a boredom. As for early Chan’s movies of 70s/80s eras, they are quite weird and not so interesting to me.
RANDOM LIST OF FAVORITE MOVIES

RANDOM LIST OF FAVORITE MOVIES

As you may already know i like: [Black humour] [Zombie comedy slashers] [Beavis & Butt-head ] cartoon Finnish movies [about plain people] Quite strange concoction? But who really cares? Here is a list of more random films, which are worth to watch. From my point of view of course. [Home Alone 1] / [Home Alone 2: Lost In New York] [Terminator 1] / [Terminator 2] [Evil Dead 1] / [Evil Dead 2] / [Evil Dead 3: Army Of Darkness] [Tucker & Dale vs Evil] / [Wild Tales] [Chronos] / [Baraka] / [Samsara] [Office Space] / [Human Traffic] / [It Crowd] / [Idiocracy] [Johnny Mnemonic] / [Nirvana] / [Hackers] / [Speed] [Falling Down] / [Taxi Blues] / [Taxi Driver] [The Shawshank Redemption] Films that i like to watch in not so distant future:
STEVEN SEAGAL ▀ FAVORITE FILMS EVER

STEVEN SEAGAL ▀ FAVORITE FILMS EVER

Despite the widespread opinion regarding [Seagal’s] sanity and his tendency to star in a very low budget trash movies i like couple of his flicks. [Hard To Kill] ► one of his fist appearances on the screen, a little bit excessively touching, but pretty neat [Under Siege 1] ► simply the best movie to date [Under Siege 2: Dark Territory] ► not so good as first part, but definitely worth to watch HARD TO KILL UNDER SIEGE 1 UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY SPECIAL CATEGORY:
NEXT FLOOR [PLEASE]

NEXT FLOOR [PLEASE]

Enough of technical computer rant. Here is some pure video art. A short film by [Denis Villeneuve] . What i love in these short films is how the essential essence is compactly concentrated in a such small video footage. NEXT FLOOR [PLEASE?] Imagery by spacedrone808
ZODIAC [2007] ▀ DETECTIVE OBSESSION

ZODIAC [2007] ▀ DETECTIVE OBSESSION

Need a really gooood detective movie? Here is one: [Zodiac] . No weak acting. No dumb computer visuals. Very long, detailed, quite linear, but solid. Film is watched without any interruptions in one single breath. OFFICIAL TRAILER Imagery by spacedrone808

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