The Google Reader blog has notes on some improvements on my favorite RSS reader. Recommendations and drag-and-drop are the two big new features, one interesting, one useful. Looking forward to see how they are all working!
I present to you Italian Spiderman Trailer with no further comment.
Amusing.... 10 Reasons Why Johnny Cash Owns Chuck Norris.
1 - Only one man who has ever lived has been bad enough to be called “The Man In Black” and it wasn’t Chuck Norris
Hit the link for the rest.
Eight Classic Cinematic Verbal Beatdowns.... fantastic clips to watch, especially if you're in a murderous rage :)
Exclusive First Pictures of KITT From The New Knight Rider TV Series... yup, it's a mustang!
Now this is just a super-cool use of technology. Cellphone's slosh and rattle reveal its contents is basically using shaking a cell phone of PDA with an accelerometer can produce sounds / images to indicate things like power level, number of emails, email senders, etc. Similar and different to the color based feedback that was proposed and partially implemented under the GNOME desktop (can't seem to find a link to anything specific about it right now, but it was proposing to use things like a green color in a download icon to represent good speed or orange or red for stalled downloads, stuff like that).
Scoble linked to Some Thoughts on the Facebook Beacon by Carnage4Life.
More Dark Knight news as Empire Magazine reveals the Joker. Finally! Hope his performance is good, thanks Dave!
Latest website found by JWZ is The Ha Ha Ha Times, a site by the joker it appears.
Deus Ex 3 Trailer Released over at Fileshack. I'm not sure about this one.... Dues Ex was not bad, 2 was "meh" for me, and this one the trailer doesn't really have anything "meaty" in it. Very stylistic and what not though :)
Some good tips (all of which I'm sure I violated in my contract work) at the Freelance Blog. 10 Absolute "No's!" for Freelancers... something good to keep beside your phone for the next call that comes in :)
Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone, with info based on trends, how recently things were updated, etc.
Jeffrey has published some Lightroom export-to plugins for Flickr, Smugmug and Zenfolio.
New WoW Ads Recruit Mr. T and Shatner. Hilarious, thanks Darren.
KDE-ers, just a note that K KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 1 is ready for the world, please download, test, rinse and repeat.
Amusing, what happens when an iPhone Equipped Passenger Takes On Flight Crew Over Weather. Turns out that your iPhone telling you it's sunny when you're delayed on the tarmac isn't the definitive answer that you're smarter than the pilot or air traffic controller :)
I downloaded the latest episode of something today only to find it wasn't (apparently) playable without a spyware laden POS software. Luckily I found a blog with good info on a Domplayer 3Wplayer Fix that fixes this. Hopefully others who have been bitten by this will find this (or the linked blog) to get around it. Then send a nuke to the domplayer headquarters, okthanksbai.
Darren pointed me to a proper quality The New Cloverfield Trailer. Whhohoo!
Even though it seems to be getting panned a bit, Don't Link This has the Only reason to see Beowulf.... yup, a new trailer for Cloverfield. I presume though this is going to show up on the Apple Trailers page fairly soon.
Download a Free Issue of Linux Journal. Thanks Tony. Only caveat is that you have to give them your email address (not that that's a huge deal IMHO).
LinuxHardware.org has a nice look at the Intel Core 2 "Penryn" and Linux including what projects will see improvements, and which won't.
'J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield is Back has a new trailer coming soon. Link has some info.
Ars has a nice first look at the Firefox 3 visual refresh for Linux. Very nice and clean and looks like it should integrate nicely into the look of the Linux desktop.
Coding horror reminds you: Don't Forget To Lock Your Computer.
A similar method to what we use at work, which is one of:
Nice early look at Tour of GNOME Online Desktop from Havoc Pennington. Still pre-alpha, but an idea at least about where GNOME is wanting to go with the online desktop metaphor.
Shacknews has a nice full Crysis Review. Benefits: Looks awesome. Downfall: huge system demands to make it look awesome :)
Finally! Battlefield 2142 Patch 1.40 Released. Under 400mb (gah... could be worse though) and includes what appear to be a lot of good fixes as well as a new map. Some details below, but hit the full story for download info and full fix/change/additions.
- Added a new map - Highway Tampa.
- Added an autosave to kit customisations. After you customise a kit and spawn in with that kit, the customisation will be automatically saved until you change it and spawn in again. Note that you must spawn in with a particular kit for it to be saved.
- Titans will now spawn up to two gunships per side
- Squad Leaders no longer have to resupply to re-equip destroyed drones
Dangit! I wanted to get to sleep early tonight! :)
Don't want to pay a boatload for an iMac or Powerbook? Lifehacker show how to Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800.
Darren pointed me to the Engaget early look at the Android SDK. I had originally ignored this story because I figured it was just saying that the SDK was available. However the screenshots and videos look very cool (and somewhat iPhone like for the full screen device). TIght integration with google apps of course, IM, Maps, etc. The second phone demoed looks very iPhone like, though it's a bit confusing if it's a touch screen or button controlled. The demo shows the user touching and moving pages and globes with a finger, but looking at the web browsing almost looks like it's done with button nav.
Course, it's all an SDK demo anyway..... :)
Looks very cool though!
Couple of shots of Zachary Quinto as Spock. Zachary is best know (to me anyway) as Sylar from Heroes.
I'm not sure what Sarah Michelle Gellar did to deserve the title "Maxim's Woman of the year", but lets be honest, who really cares? Maxim + Buffy = Hawt!
Top Gear is a british show that I really love, and hardly ever watch. However, Cute Overload posted this clip of the smallest car ever which is hilarious. Not only is the car small, it's tiny. So small you can drive it to your work front door, then pull it into the office with you, up the elevator, and sit it beside your desk. Just watch it.
If you're a lucky one with an iPhone or iPod Touch and want to upgrade to the 1.1.2 firmware but don't want to lose your custom apps and setup, conceited software has released a windows/linux solution as TUAW. I've as yet untested by myself on my Touch, so read the comments and research before you put your baby at risk. Apparently the big draw to the 1.1.2 release is a speed boost, but that looks like about it (unless you use non-english characters a lot).
Ifurita's ETQW XP Guide tells you what does and doesn't give you XP (points / upgrades) in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.
New Assassin's Creed Trailer looks awesome. Wish it was coming out for PC :( Looks like it could make a great movie though... think "Hitman: Rome".
Scottish star trek. Hilarious (and completely incomprehensible).
Lifehacker has a First Look at Firefox 3.0 beta.
TechCrunch has some commentary on what Ballmer's comments about how Google is Only Ahead Of Microsoft In Search. Guess everyone will have their own spin (or reality distortion field :)
Quick video from youtube of a Supra From Hell.... looks very benign and boring till the last few seconds..... those guys definitely didn't expect that :)
The Vista blog announces that they have "the next generation in Windows Live apps & services". Basically a suite of software and webapps for online tools. I wouldn't call it "next generation" though, more like "catching up with google". Still, competition is always good. I got my live.ca address.... wish I knew how to change it to live.com though :( Doesn't even seem to work even through a US proxy...
Parkour, The Art of Moving From Point A to Point B in Vancouver, BC.
Man I wish I was as fit as those guys! Maybe there's an overweight-computer-geek version I can try....
Interesting... forgetfoo points to the first Firefox3 Beta. I'm adventourous so I'll install it and see how it is. I'm looking forward to see if the new "visual refresh" is in there.
Update: No visual refresh, basically first glance is that it's pretty much the same as firefox2. I'll wait until something more drastic happens.
Update: Not an official beta.
Shacknews has an Unreal Tournament 3 Single-player Campaign Preview along with new screenshots and a nifty looking trailer.
Anatomy of the Linux file system has some good in-depth nerdery of some filesystem internals.
Discover magazine has their list of The 5 Best and Worst Science Based Movies of All Time.
How to Win at Monopoly - some interesting tactics.
YouTube - HALF LIFE IN 60 SECONDS is pretty much exactly what the title says. Thanks Darren!
Funny costumes for Halloween next year.... almost like a Home Zoo!
Fight The Ko-Dan Armada — For Real! with instructions on how to get the resources to build your own cabinet.
Sorry for the more Portal news, but JoCo posted a link to a video of Cute Virtual Idol Sings Portal Song.
Sorry for the lack of news..... been a couple of LONG days here at work.
Also you should check out the song using gmod (where "the song" will ring a bell with anyone who has finished the game) which I've never heard of before, but is a fantastic performance :)