A Web Development Environment on Snow Leopard

February 3rd, 2011

This is an update to an earlier post I submitted about how to set up a web dev environment on Leopard.  A few things have changed from Leopard to Snow Leopard (namely switching to 64 bit code) so it makes sense to refresh this guide. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Wave Cinema

October 16th, 2009

A whole new genre of homage / parody: Google Wave Cinema.

Here’s someone’s take on Pulp Fiction:

You can also watch Good Will Hunting.

This Google Wave thing seems like a lot of fun. Can the rest of us get invites now please?


September 27th, 2009

Woah. Not sure quite what this is, or who these guys are, but this is pretty incredible — if nothing else just for the scale of the whole thing:

Apparently it’s a collaboration between Blu and David Ellis who are… well I’m not actually sure who they are.  But they’re pretty amazing.

Thanks FormFiftyFive.

The ‘In One Minute’ Genre

September 27th, 2009

Apparently this is a big thing. This is the first time I’d seen it. Forest Gump in a minute:

Pretty hilarious. And kind of sums up the way I feel about the movie (and Tom Hanks two (!!!!) academy awards).

These guys have other ones too: 28 Days Later and Kill Bill. I like this one best.

And apparently there’s an ‘In 5 Seconds’ genre as well, although the only ones I’ve found of those are not so funny (which is sad. ’Titanic in 5 Seconds’ seems like a pretty easy layup).

Thanks BuzzFeed

Fool’s Gold – “Surprise Hotel”

September 24th, 2009

Just saw this on Stereogum and I really like it.  It’s just a beautifully shot, fun music video.  Some of it feels a lot like Spike Jonze at his best:

I don’t know much about Fool’s Gold, but they sound like an interesting project…

Microsoft Is At It Again

September 23rd, 2009

Yikes.  Don’t these guys ever learn? Not even after this and this?

Microsoft is now encouraging people to host “launch parties” to honor the release of Windows 7.  No.  I’m not kidding.

Now you too can help usher in a whole new era of mediocrity.  Forget all those parties you threw to help Obama get elected.  This is bigger.  Much, much bigger. And space is limited so you have to act now.  Hurry.  Your multicultural friends of all ages are waiting.

Only Microsoft could make technology look even less appealing than late-night infomercial products.

I swear.  Microsoft, next time you need an idea for an ad campaign or a promotion, just give me a call.  Me and my friends in your target demographic have lost cocktail napkins with better ideas of appearing “hip” and “with it.”

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Taking a Long Weekend, Facebook?

September 4th, 2009

I know Facebook has done some tweaking of their UI lately (most notably to get rid of those spiffy, but apparently very difficult to maintain, rounded corners on the pictures), but they seem to be getting a little careless in terms of what gets out to production.  Working for a large company myself, I know sometimes things can accidentally come out of the oven a little before they’re cooked.  I’m just surprised to see this from Facebook.

Check this out:

1. The logo is blurry.  Maybe they’re trying to reduce the file size?  But man. I think that’s a no-no.  Maybe it’s worth the extra K or two to have the logo be sharp?


2. The borders on all of their photos in the (freaking annoying) Highlights section are totally out of whack:


Come on Facebook! Pull yourself together!  It’s not the weekend yet!  Put down the margarita, re-save your logo, tweak your CSS and THEN you can leave for your rafting trip.  K?