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Display Name: diamonddnice
Member Since: 10/11/08

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bedroom and living room are nice but the kitchen looked much better before. not my style and the blue is to country looking for me. too old looking. like that chandalier? Not in my house.


Before After: Will's Toronto Rowhouse Transformation | Apartment Therapy Chicago
7/6/10 01:24 AM

"light and healthy"?

No way. This is football. It's beer and bad food like fish and chips, Beer, buffalo wings, tequila, hamburgers, Quesadillas, and Beer.


Readying Your House For A Month of the World Cup | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/15/10 01:37 AM

Oh and the only thing you really need to ready your house is a big ass HD tv, a good supply of beer, and a Jozy Altidore Jersey!


Readying Your House For A Month of the World Cup | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/15/10 01:34 AM

It's fine to watch games by yourself. i watched all three today by myself. But trust me. millions of people in America care. I've followed the game for 35 years in the U.S. And LA is full of bars, and specifically soccer bars like the Fox and Hounds, Kings Head, Cock and Bull, not to mention regular sports bars, all show the games. Standing room only and singing and a shit load of beer. i watched U.S. vs England, of course, and the bar was packed at 6:30 AM. it was a party until all day. i'd highy suggest you check out a local pub that's a soccer pub during the games. lots of fun. Oh by the way. I'm a person of color too. i don't post too often though.


Readying Your House For A Month of the World Cup | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
6/15/10 01:33 AM

Some of this stuff just strikes me as utterly forced and contrived. Maybe it's just cause it seems so out of place on this site. Not that some of it isn't creative. The plates are creative. just seems forced


Writing on the Wall: Domesticating City Graffiti Inside Man | Apartment Therapy Boston
6/9/10 01:26 AM

If you can't admit you read something while taking a dump that's utterly fake. Be who you are.

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret, everybody already knows you read on the can. Even you're friends. Guess what else they know? You're farts stink and at some point in you're life you've masturbated in the shower.


Simple Bathroom Magazine RacksRoundup | Apartment Therapy DC
5/27/10 04:50 PM

"Gross" "Horrified"

I love the faux outrage. You're all too damn prissy for you're own good. Take a dump, read a mag while you're doing it if you darn well want to. It's you're fricken house. Don't listen to these guys. Just a bunch of pompous and pretentious people.


Simple Bathroom Magazine RacksRoundup | Apartment Therapy DC
5/27/10 03:33 PM

GRAND THEFT AUTO

Can't believe nobody has mentioned it. guess it's a different demographic. Comic book? Looks just like GTA to me. San Andreas. Anyways i'm bout to head to San Fiero. lol.


On Not Taking Dessert So Seriously | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
4/30/10 05:54 AM

The only one that interests me is the first one, the dark tile bathroom with the white tub, and sadly there are no more pics for the rest of that bathroom. What gives? The other's Not really my style.


10 Serene Spaces | Apartment Therapy Boston
11/13/09 09:21 PM

i have everything on that list except a landline and AC.

I have no use for a land line. I really want some AC but my ipod and plasma rate and cable a hell of a lot higher then a land land and clothes dryer.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Do You Really Need That?
11/4/09 08:06 PM

where i'm at the heat just laughs when you pull out a fan. it just move hot air around. No effect at all on 100 degree heat.


Apartment Therapy Boston | Rent an Air Conditioner?
5/12/09 03:04 PM

sorry but fanboy isn't a bigotted term but it appears you seem to be the very sort of fanboy impressed by a useless feature. Don't care if i offend. And sorry you can't handle snarkiness. Grow a pair and get out of mom's basement. How ya like that for snark.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | What Does a Unibody iPod Mean For Us?
4/13/09 04:02 AM

well maybe not twice but it is bigger.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/11/09 01:23 AM

small? hell it's like twice the size of my place. damn i gotta move.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Small Cool 2009: Soleil9's Art-Filled Home Small Division #08
4/11/09 01:22 AM

matters not. I'm no more likely to buy it cause this' made from one piece of metal. who cares except fanboys easily impressed. Now if it had more features maybe.

someone will find a way to open it


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | What Does a Unibody iPod Mean For Us?
4/10/09 08:34 PM

These aren't media rooms they are rooms with a tv in them.

These are media rooms:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7446978@N04/2596761910/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21057795@N08/2092678153/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnreese/2426852471/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnreese/2426851957/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25345115@N08/2383578219/sizes/o/

Step your game up!


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Roundup: 10 Best Media Rooms
12/4/08 02:26 AM

i'm a 360 user. not exactly on point but i'd suggest just converting all your movies to a compatible format. They end result is similar.

first find out the compatible formats for your ps3 or 360. look the web. certain audio only works in certain container formats and i don't think 5.1 surround works in most formats. personally i use xvid in an avi container or h264 in mp4 container. once you learn what a ps3 can play without issue, then get a process that works and soon it's easy. so if you think you did everything perfect and the file still doesn't play you may merely have your audio or video encoding at an imcompatable setting.

I personally converted all my dvds and stream them from my computer to my tv without tversity which i had issues. I now have 211 movies and several folders of videos, home movies, all of Entourage, La Femme Nikita, and the Wire.

I even steam near HD. I consider it hd cause i can barely tell the diff and it looks monumentally better then dvds. i've converted blu ray rips. I'm sure you can figure out where to get them if you apply yourself.

It may sound a bit daunting but once you figure it out and do it two or three times it's really easy.

for ripping dvds i use:
dvdfab 5 to rip the dvd to my hd.
handbrake to encode the iso to an h264 in mp4 container.

For HD conversions.
They are anywhere from 4 GBs to 8 GBs.
You need your end file under 4 GBs because xbox and PS3 have difficulty playing larger files
i use a program called Ripbot http://www.bontragerphotography.com/psp/RipBot264.php made for converting mkv to mp4 for use on a ps3. if you get confused look at this massive thread for new versions and for lots of help.http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=127611 the creator posts here often.
Note these conversions will take a long time on a good computer. think 8 hours so do these overnight or set it before you go to work. come home and it's done.

other tools i occasionally use

autogk a handbrake alternative, has hidden features for adding subs too. useful when i needed to add subs for asian language seens in Kill Bill.

GotSent - another mkv to mp4 converter
xvid4psp - mkv to mp4 converter. may do even more but i haven't used it fully. seems really powerful.

another note. Mkvs often have perfectly compatible h264 video inside and you can make it playable by putting it in an mp4 container by demuxing it and remuxing it. this can save you hours of reencoding time. there are plenty of software out there so down the road you should inform yourself about that process. it takes a few different software and sometimes requires downsampling audio from 5.1 to 2 channel audio to make it compatible. again it's a pain but once you do it three or four times it easy.

the end result of all of this is quite satisfying.

word to the wise back up every movie you rip or have so you never have to do it again.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | How to: Stream Any Type of Video To Your Playstation 3
10/11/08 02:06 AM