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Email Email Revolution?

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ZDnet reports that Microsoft has released a prototype email program that lets users read through and delete email with their feet using a Dance Dance Revolution-esque pad:

The genesis of the footwork project is that computer input is a continual strain on the hands, while other tasks, such as playing the piano or riding a bicycle, use both hands and feet. It’s part of a broader look at the role feet can play in computing, an effort dubbed “Step User Interface” (StepUI).

It seems like rather than making email into a game, the pad just adds another peripheral to control applications. Though I’m sure it could probably lead to even less productivity in the office (playing DDR secretly under your desk sounds like a lot of fun!).

Then again, if you have a really bad spam filter, I bet you could stand to lose a lot of weight playing DDR with your computer.

Check out the official StepUI page here.

Cobalt Flux Donation Fund Up and Running!

Hey there,

So I decided to put up an Amazon.com Honor System Page to help me pay for a new Metal DDR Pad. I think It’s probably about time for me to get one since I’m really destroying the soft pads. The pad I want to get is the Cobalt Flux. It’s commonly known as the best metal pad around, so it’ll probably last me forever.

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The only problem is that the Cobalt Flux costs about $300! Ouch! So I’m seeing if anyone will help me pay for one. It doesn’t have to be much. If many people chip in, it probably won’t take that long for me to get enough to pay for the pad. Even if I don’t get enough for the pad, I’ll definitely use the donations to buy something DDR related, like DDR Extreme 2.

I don’t know if anyone will help donate, but if you would, I’d really appreciate it. Hopefully this page has inspired others to take up regular exercise to become more fit. Even if it hasn’t I know I’ve gained a lot (not weight) just from writing this exercise journal. It’s kept me focused on my goal, and as a result, I’ve lost a bit of weight. I can also say that I feel a lot healthier than before I started.

Thanks for all your support, and good luck with your own ddr diet!

DDR Coming to a Cell Phone Near you?

Word on the street is that there’s going to be a cell phone version of Dance Dance Revolution out this Spring. IGN has a video of the gameplay.

While it doesn’t look that great, it could make for some good Dance Dance Revolution practice while you’re on the bus or something. Now if only there was a way to shink down so you could actually dance on the keypad…

Top Song List: DDR Max!

So the question of how I select songs came up in a comment. Basically, I just go from left to right picking songs that I think are not too easy, and not too hard. At this point, most of the songs I pick are from 7-8 and sometimes 9 food songs. I’ll also pick songs if I like the music, even if the song is too easy. Here’s a list of songs I usually play on DDR Max for the PS2: Continue reading ‘Top Song List: DDR Max!’

DDR Mario Mix: Coming Soon!

DDR Mario Mix

I’ve wanted to get Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix for the Gamecube for a while now. Unfortunately, it’s been out of stock forever. There were rumors it was discontinued because no one liked it. Actually, it was the opposite; they ran out! Luckily, there seems to be more on the way according to this blog.

I’ve noticed a lot of Nintendo games being sold out. I’ve been trying to get Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time and Animal Crossing DS from my Best Buy for a while now. I guess it’s part of Nintendo’s low overhead high profit game strategy…