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Burning CDs

I wasn’t around for mixed tapes, but CD burners were just starting to hit the mainstream market when I was in eighth grade and ninth grade. It was around 1999 and MP3s were still a new thing. I was one of the smart kids who took advantage of the technology to make a profit. I would get a list of fifteen to twenty songs, download them, burn them onto a disc, slap on a label, and sell it for ten bucks. It seems like a big profit, but it would take a long time to burn a single CD. It took about twenty minutes to download a song off Napster with a 56k modem and it would get messed up if anyone picked up the phone. It could take up to six hours to download eighteen songs and another hour to actually burn the CD. Luckily most people wanted the same songs. It was mostly Blink 182 and Shaggy if I remember correctly. Now it takes less than a minute to download a song, and most people don’t even bother to do that anymore because they can stream it instantly or watch the video on YouTube. Technology keeps on pushing forward. Burning CDs seems so quaint but I kind of miss it.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Dead Trigger 2 (game)

Dead Trigger 2 is a free game developed and published by Madfinger Games. It’s available for iOS and Android, so if you have a smart phone or a tablet this is a pretty solid game to download. It’s a first-person shooter game with zombies and pretty decent graphics, especially for a free game. It’s free to play, but you can also pay to progress through the game faster.  You complete various missions and build up your arsenal and upgrade your weapons. There are different types of zombies and different game scenarios and you never know what is lurking around the next corner. It’s one of the best free games that I’ve ever played and a great way to prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Check it out, especially if you have an iPad and want to show it off.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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