I heard a review on NPR this morning for this movie, Maryam and how it's been hard for the Director to find a distributor because "no one wants to put out a movie that's sympathetic to Iranians". I can't say I'm surprised but that's pretty sad. The good news is that it's been getting all kinds of press because it's apparently a really good movie and as such it's being taken on the road by the director himself. I have a query in to find out when it's coming to Norhtern Cali and will let y'all know what I discover.
I always looked forward to the day when I could my own face on that of my video game character. Let's see, whose faces would my enemies wear? I can see PS3's being confiscated and used as evidence in a court case down the road, "Jimmy Watkins had a clear motive to kick Ricky Fripp's butt as evidenced by Ricky's likeness appearing on every bad guy". Sony plans video interface for Playstation in 2003
This Frech dude wants to jump from a hot-air balloon from an altitude of 40,000 feet. Why you ask? Well, to put it simply he wants to break the sound barrier with nothing but a parachute on his back. Summing it up in a typical understated French way, Michel Fournier refers to all this as le grand saut or, the big jump. The Man Who Will Fall to Earth
I don't have a comment for this one yet...I need to stew over it for a while. Yahoo! News - Razors, Cameras and Soon, Disposable Cellphones
Just got this Blaxploitation CD from our Music buyer and I have to say it's a jam-filled disc. So many of these songs contain breakbeats that have been sampled in other hip-hop songs that it's like a trip down high-school lane.
CNN.com - Study: Living together may lead to breakups. I can't say that I'm surpsrised at this though it is seemingly counter-intuitive.
Apparantly ex Dot-Commers aren't the only one's who have moved back in with parents after their fall from grace. It seems the route is frequented by ex-African dictators as well.
I don't even wanna know. Boy's Penis Stitched Back After Donkey Bite
Hello Mouse-o-moto. Cell phones that ring with "It's A Small World"? David, can you please stop this? Disney expanding its brand to phones, DVD players and PCs.
This sounds like a logical approach to SPAM fighting. Only accept messages from valid addresses.
I knew it! Husbands forget spats, wives never do.
Y'all have read hundreds of "Top 100" lists--even more so with the advent of list-happy channels like VH1. Here's a list of 100 albums you should get rid of. I definitely don't agree with everything that's on the list but it is very well written and thought out in any case.
Here's a good way to make some cash on the side: get your hands on some evidence that a trial lawyer for both the prosecution and the defense would find useful to their case and then play the two off one another in a bidding war on eBay. I wonder how many other odd uses for eBay there are out there
Looks like people are using Amazon's new dev tools to create some interesting new interfaces. I've heard this one described as Amazon's backend with Google's UI. Amazon Light
There's a Dr. Seuss Collection that's housed at the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UCSD that houses lots of the advertising work that Theodore Seuss Geisel engaged in before becoming a rhyming toonist. It's pretty interesting to see the same style as the Lorax being used to push commercial shwag. The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss
It's Evolution baby. Errr...ummm...kinda.
My new cell phone's been acting a bit funny when in the charger ever since I dropped it a while back. I had a hypothesis that it had something to do with thebattery connection. This article supports that hypothesis.
Ever wondered how many Palo Alto's there were in the world? Well, now you can find out. Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names(Research at the Getty)
This picture was taken 10 days before the September 11 attacks. It's a great picture that's gained importance quickly.
The idea of customized clothing is a pretty cool one. I'd much rather have a few items that fite like they're supposed to rather than a closet full of stuff that almost fits (it'll cost about the same too). In that quest, here a few links for your perusal:
Thanks to my friend Mark for pointing me in the direction of this transcript of one of the funnier SNL skits in recent years...Celebrity Jeopardy
Steve Jobs announced a bunch of new stuff at his MacWorld keynote in NYC yesterday. The most exciting ones, though, are Windows support for the iPod MP3 player and the new version of iTunes now with Smart Playlists--something was lacking big time. It's been a while since I was excited about a company's new product offering--Apple's made computers fun again.
I need to remember to us this tool once my wireless network is up and running at home. MacStumbler
Dave Barry is always funny but this column about SPAM touches me in a special place in my heart.
I liked Diesel Jeans for a while now just because they're different. I admit I don't own a single pair (I'm not willing to spend >$100 on a pair of jeans) but I do like their advertising for it's "what the hell is that" component. Apparently their stores follow the same paradigm: "We didn't design our stores to be user-friendly..." A Store Lures Guys Who Are Graduating From Chinos
This seems like a pretty darned good deal for domain registration. I might try it for something soon and see how the experience goes and report back on it. It reminds me of an address I registered while working for Vicinity Corporation.
Google! DayPop! This is my blogchalk: English, United States, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes, Male, 26-30!
I've wanted to buy a turntable for some time now. As I listended to KZSU in Stanford today I was inspired, once again, to dive into this underground world and spin break beats in the comfort of my home. Well, I found a nice research paper on the topic and thought I'd share if with y'all. More to come on this ever-advancing quest for the perfect beat.
These folks are combing the auction sites looking for all the whackiest items they can find. The comments are cute and some of the items really are just plain weird. Who Would Buy That? (auction oddities from all over the web)
I'm not sure if this is a real exchange or not but it sounds too credible not to be. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who finds Carrot Top extremely annoying. AT&T and Carrot Top
I've been to a couple of cafe's recently and found out accidentally that there's bandwidth to be had--wireless bandwidth that is. Well, now you can leave a little signal for those that come after you so the process isn't quite so random. Ever heard of warchalking?.