More Movies I Haven’t But Now Want To See

January 7, 2007

films of the year 06

Children of Men
I remember (gore effects master) Tom Savini saying that when he saw the Exorcist, that he believed this film entirely, and had absolutely no thoughts towards “how did they do that”. Children of Men is the sf equivalent.

The Fountain
No one fucking saw this movie. It’s Solyaris for my generation. It is a stunning acheivement for Darren Aronofsky, who is just going to keep on making great, personal, technically brilliant movies until he can’t anymore. [. . .] This is going to be a massive touchstone in ten years, right now it’s a movie that very few people saw and even fewer understood.

He also makes me wish I’d seen Casino Royale. Go read.

LifeDrive Notes: Some Freebies

January 7, 2007

Some programs from Freeware Palm I want to try on the LifeDrive…

PowerBtn v1.2

With PowerBtn, you can effortlessly remap one of your 4 main hard buttons into a new power button.

Now with a special “Program itself becomes power button” feature!

Kaleida v1.1

A free open-source kaleidoscope program for doodling.

Pneumotox v1.3

There is a continuing increase in the number of drugs that may damage the respiratory system, and the clinical pattern of involvement from drugs is varied.

This program includes generic names for drugs and clinical or radiologic patterns of involvement.

Owner v1.10

Owner is a Palm application that brings up the “Owner” Palm preferences form.

If your Palm Computing® Connected Organizer is lost and then found by an inexperienced Palm user, then this is an easy method (for inexperienced users) for finding the owner preference form.

McColors v1.52

McColors is used to display all colors available on a Palm Connected Organizer.
Great for developers who what to see what the default color palette is.

Stressed! v2.0

The game that allows you to destroy your Palm at the flick of a stylus.

Corporations Want Money From You, Not Hugs

January 7, 2007

1. Brand loyalty is a mental illness


Fanboy Intervention

Keep this in mind with CES and MacWorld assaulting us:

2. Pre-release hype lowers your IQ

A plea to end the war. No, not that one.

Fanboys: they walk amongst us. They’re in our schools. At the workplace. Even at your neighborhood grocery. In fact, odds are that someone you know might be a fanboy — a friend or family member. They are amongst you! Panic! Suspicion! Neighbors spying upon neighbors! Secret meetings in undisclosed locations! Dogs and cats, living together!

Reminder: See The Girls Perform Live On Video!

January 7, 2007

Girls Don’t Cry video on ArtsPass


L-R: Liz, Caitlin, Sora, Rachael, Hannah

Ooh, Myst3ry M4th!

January 7, 2007

Mysterious number 6174

He Must Have Been A Great Kid

January 7, 2007

Teen Dies Trying to Save Cats From Fire

CAMBRIDGE, Ill. (AP) – A teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving his aunt from a fire at their house, but he lost his own life when he went back into the burning building to search for the family’s two cats, authorities say.

Because This Is The Future

January 7, 2007

TorrentFreak added to the blogroll.

Eejit me should have done this ages ago…