Sin City – This is the movie you are waiting for…

A slow week this week… well, actually a busy week, but a slow week here. It’s my birthday tomorrow as it happens. The big 3 0, but hey… Anyway, check out this new preview site for “Siny City”, the new film noir spectacular directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, from Miller’s comics. But if ...

Canadian’s Have Guts

After recently being bold enough to refuse US demands to join them in the inane and quite frankly not working missile defense shielf project (something Australia still seems to be all for – naturally), a former Canadian government minister writes an open letter to critics in both the US and Canada. And makes an incredible ...

Boot Camp – Mashing for Beginners

Ah ha! Now this is what I needed to read… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 years, 100 moments of the Web

As part of Yahoo’s 10th birthday – a visual retrospective of 100 top “moments” of the last 10 years. Memorable stuff there, big and small. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Michael Barrier Interviews Brad Bird

An interview with “The Incredibles” writer/director Brad Bird, where he goes into his influences (or lack of), what success with “The Incredibles” has brought him, where he wants to go with things, and where he sees animation in general heading. Excellent stuff. While I’m on the subject, my top five animation director/creators: Brad Bird (The ...

Wired News: Scra-Scra-Scratching Thin Air

I think I want one of these… “HP’s DJammer is a prototype handheld gadget DJs can use to mimic the sound of scratching vinyl simply by moving the device around. So, if the operator makes a scratching motion in the air, arrays of internal motion sensors translate movement into music, and the DJammer “scratches” the ...

Napster creator Fanning strikes Sony Snocap deal

Shawn Fanning always seemed like a bit of a dickheard quite frankly, but I suppose I have to admit that Napster did have some innovations… Now he’s signed a deal with Sony for some kind of new music tracking system called Snocap. What is it? “Snocap is a copyright management and filtering system that allows ...

MythTV Build Party

Take a bunch of geeks and tech activists and put them in a room with a tonne of computers and HDTV parts – all to build their own Linux-based MythTV HDTV digital recorder boxes and thumb their noses and proposed American laws that from July will try to regulate High Definition TV technology. Supposedly to ...

Word of mouth "winner for books"

This pretty much comes under “market research” for me… the BBC has a story up about a study that confirms that word of mouth is the best tool to sell a book, and help it become a best seller. It includes examples such as “The Da Vinci Code”, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” and “The Curious Incident ...

Motivation, comic style?

In response to the news that Marvel has licenced their characters to be used in corporate motivational posters, this site has put up several featuring far more interesting comic book characters. My personal favourite, naturally: (Edit: Well, I’ve either been stopped from image linking to the site personally, or everyone has, so just click on ...
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