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…

LifeDrive Notes: Saguaro Video

January 7, 2007

Saguaro YouTube video

Due to a technical glitch, I had to watch it on the PC without sound.

At first glance, it looks impressive. But what I see in the demo really isn’t useful to me. What do I care for a bunch of silly headline tickers? Why do I want that shit crawling across my screen? I’d rather have a ton of info in a static RSS pool.

The transparency effects remind me of the dreaded Cobalt version of Palm OS that never happened (or at least never happened to the general public!).

I’ll begin to get all excited if someone releases a kick-ass word processor for it, a kick-ass browser for it, a kick-ass RSS client for it, and a kick-ass video player for it. (While I’m in Psychotic Tech Wish Land, I might as well add I’d like a Flash Player and a P2P client!)

Coming Real Soon Now: My FINAL Nokia Post

January 7, 2007

And it will be a fondle of the N800 goddammit!

I will be soon traveling to a location I will not disclose to put one in my paws and try the hell out of it.

All of you who are soon going to be doing likewise, heed this:

A virgin 770 is speedy. Once you get it home, start to really use it, put files on, take files off, add/remove programs, etc, etc, it eventually becomes as slow as a constipated bowel movement.

That is what my 770 is like right now.

It’s been like that after every OS update too! I don’t expect it to be any different with the Tablet OS 2007 the N800 is running. So I’m not going to be fooled by the speed of a virgin N800. Nor should you be.

I went and saw this YouTube video of the N800 in action. It demonstrates YouTube on the N800. Let’s see if: a) Nokia releases Tablet OS 2007 for the 770 and b) if that brings this near-capability to the 770.

After my last Nokia post, you poor bastards are on your own! None of you have any idea of how many dirty sons of bitches are out there touting for Nokia, not telling the truth about the 770. Don’t cry to me if you get one and then soon feel cheated.

And a word to Nokia: You probably have not liked one single word of what I have written. Tough fucking shit to all of you! You put out a crappy product — repeatedly, if I count OS “updates” (and I do!) — and I’ve told the truth. Had you put out an excellent product, you would have basked in my glowing words. So look in the mirror if you want someone to slap around. I’d tell you to stop releasing such shit, but I no longer care. You had my attention, wasted it, and will never have a chance at it again.

Nokia N800: Still Shit!

January 7, 2007

Stefan Constantinescu Said,
January 6, 2007 @ 10:52 pm


One question: does youtube work?

John Tokash Said,
January 7, 2007 @ 1:47 am

Youtube runs at about 1 or 2 fps, but the audio is great. So, if you don’t care about seeing the movie….

My Nokia N800 Internet Tablet

Imagine putting out a product that doesn’t work with one of the most popular sites on the entire planet.