June 30, 2008
Get Your Code Refactored

This is kinda a cool idea, taking the "dear interweb"/groupthink idea to coding. RefactorMyCode.com lets you submit code and have people look at it and refactor it for you. Very cool idea.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:28 AM
James Bond - Quantum of Solace Trailer (+HD)

Digg has links to the First 'Quantum of Solace' Trailer, along with HD Links in the comments. I'm not sure if it's a localization thing (isn't the internet supposed to be universal?) but I couldn't see anything on the main site, so I used the links in the digg story.

For direct links to HD, you want the following (thanks to hoSSo for posting them):

1080p: http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/moviefone/movies/2008/quantumofsolace_026922/tefam_trlr_01_1080p_dl.mov
720p: http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/moviefone/movies/2008/quantumofsolace_026922/tefam_trlr_01_720p_dl.mov
480p: http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/moviefone/movies/2008/quantumofsolace_026922/tefam_trlr_01_480p_dl.mov

Enjoy! Can't wait until my download is done so I can actually watch the darn thing :)

Update: Just watched it..... OMFG Best looking movie ever..... where's my time machine to get me to November 7th right f-n now!!

Posted by Arcterex at 08:27 AM
June 27, 2008
Rogers Announces Canadian iPhone Plans

Rogers Announces iPhone Plans in Canada.... well, I'm waffling between not hugely impressed and thinking "this might be ok". Us canucks are definitely getting the shaft compared to the US in terms of data plans though, that's for sure. No unlimited data, and a minimum cost of $60 for the base 150 minutes / 400mb data / 75 sms sent seems unreasonable to me. Maybe they'll get enough kickback to change it?

Posted by Arcterex at 10:58 AM
June 25, 2008
Holy Leia Batman!

Now that's a lot of Leia! Bonus: pillow fight!

Posted by Arcterex at 09:35 PM
Hypnotoad (image)

I now have this image as my wallpaper at work. All hail hypnotoad!

Posted by Arcterex at 09:15 AM
Computer Use - Document vs Streams

Very interesting look at a new paradigm for computer use, or rather, an examination of how we (or the author anyway) tends to use a computer. Check out On Documents vs. Streams over at Infinite knots.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:08 AM
Best "Still Alive" Ever (So Far?)

Video of Still Alive on Carillon..... just awesome!

Posted by Arcterex at 06:45 AM
June 24, 2008
Holy Home Theatre Batman!

The site calls it the Most Expensive Home Entertainment System. I call it @#$@#$Q!@$% amazing!

Posted by Arcterex at 11:23 PM
June 23, 2008
Call of Duty 5 Trailer

Got an email today about the Call of Duty 5 (aka CoD World at War) trailer now online. It looks interesting, but other than the addition of a flame thrower and some nice explosions, it really doesn't tickle my fancy all that much. It's back to WW2, which is quite frankly, a bit played out. Hell, the first three CoD games were WW2 based! I thought that the success of CoD4:Modern Warfare would have inclined them to move into the modern age, or heck, move a few years into the future.... Oh well, the game is (I presume) using the CoD 4 engine (or a derivative of it) so the visuals and environments should be very nice, but I'm honestly not sure if YAWWTG (Yet Another WW2 Game) will get a good reception without something really amazing to bring people into it. Wikipedia has some more details on some of the technical details of CoD5.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:47 PM
13 Hottest Sci-Fi Babes

Saw this over at digg.com.... Top 13 Sci-Fi Babes. I don't know if I 100% agree with their order (though it totally depends on your own personal preferences) but it's still a very nice list, bringing back some fond memories of babes of sci-fi days of yore....

Posted by Arcterex at 04:21 PM
June 21, 2008
Full Mummy 3 Trailer

Full Trailer For The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:39 PM
June 20, 2008
Play Teamfortress 2 For Free (Full Game)

This sounds interesting (not so much for me as I already have the game).... this weekend you can play Team Fortress 2 for free (other than a Steam account of course). You get access to the full game for the weekend.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:12 AM
June 18, 2008
Teletubby Edited...

Funny as hell, though if you're at work you probably want to use headphones.... Teletubbies: Shake That Ass Bitch. Thanks B!

Posted by Arcterex at 01:35 PM
June 17, 2008
R2D2 System Monitor

R2-d2 Server Monitor via slashdot.... what you get when you cross the R2D2 projector with a bunch of nerds needing to monitor servers.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:10 PM
Wine 1.0 Released

So in other release news, Wine HQ has the news that Wine 1.0 has been released.

The Wine team is proud to announce that Wine 1.0 is now available. This is the first stable release of Wine after 15 years of development and beta testing. Many thanks to everybody who helped us along that long road!

Of course, as with much open source software, the 1.0 moniker doesn't mean this is the first usable version, I've been using wine for years. Glad that the team has tagged and released this 1.0 version.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:26 PM
Firefox 3 Finally Available!

Firefox web browser version 3.0 is finally available. Good job mozilla team, this release looks and works great!

Posted by Arcterex at 01:21 PM
Skateboard Ouch!

Someone introduced me to fail blog, and my introduction was this Skateboarding Fail. Ouch.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:57 AM
More Parkour Video From District B13

This /Film post has some information on Luc Besson's newest movie, but really, all I care about is the video from District B13 at the bottom :) What a great chase scene!

Posted by Arcterex at 08:52 AM
Firefox 3 Download Day Today

So today is June 17th, which makes it Firefox Download Day. Looks like they are still doing some final release steps as the download link is still pointing to firefox 2. Still, looking forward to the final release, as the RCs have been very stable and very good to me. XKCD has some perspective for you though.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:34 AM
June 15, 2008
Firefox 3.0 Field Guide

In preparation for the big June 17th Download Day for Firefox 3, here's a Field Guide courtesy of Dria.org, covering the new features in depth.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:56 PM
June 14, 2008
BMW "Gina" Video

I don't normally go ga-ga over car videos, but this one has been making the rounds. Hit this BMW's fascinating GINA Light Visionary Model design study over at 37 signals.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:59 PM
Rails 2.1 Free eBook

Riding Rails: Free Rails 2.1 Book - via the riding rails blog.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:06 PM
Clone Wars Trailer #2

Another Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer is out.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:17 AM
Star Wars Dance Off

OMG, /film points to Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars, a hilarious take on Dancing with the [whatever] type TV shows. Chewie dancing with a Jawa, that's all I'm going to say! :)

Posted by Arcterex at 11:14 AM
June 12, 2008
Opera 9.5 Released

Saw first on OSNews that Opera 9.5 was released. Here's the press release from Opera themselves. Sexy new look, the new sync feature called Opera Link, malware protection, and more speed, along with all the other bits that make opera good. Sadly I haven't really been able to switch, Firefox is far too engrained in me in terms of my fingers knowing all the sortcuts, plugins, etc. Opera (at least the previous 9.x version) also still feels a lot like the old original opera 4 or 5 that I first tried with just a bunch of new paint thrown on, which hits me basically as soon as I go into the preferences or sub-menus. I'll give it another go with the 9.5 version and see what it's like now though.

Regardless of that, good work and congrats to the opera team (doubtful they'll ever see these kudos though :).

Posted by Arcterex at 09:16 AM
June 11, 2008
More Banshee 1.0 News

With the Banshee 1.0 announcement yesterday, here's a quick wrapup of Banshee stuff (mostly via banshee planet).

Posted by Arcterex at 10:40 AM
Google Gears with Firefox 3

Just saw that Google Gears is now compatible and works with Firefox 3.0 RC2.... whooo!

Posted by Arcterex at 07:02 AM
Adium Beta Released (Mac IM)

For the mac people out there, the Adium Blog notes that beta 1.3 is out, with a revamped UI and some new stuff, such as facebook chat as an account option.

Posted by Arcterex at 06:46 AM
June 10, 2008
Banshee 1.0 Released (Linux Audio Player)

Miguel announces that Banshee 1.0 is out. Banshee is an itunes-like audio/video player for linux that is similar-but-different from Rhythmbox, the other itunes-like software out for the GNOME environment. Banshee has gone through many changes from the first 1.0-like release, going from audio player to super-fast (the searching of the song db is now immensely scalable) and fully manages your video collection as well.

Looking forward to checking this out!

Posted by Arcterex at 04:29 PM
June 08, 2008
Steven Segal as CockPuncher (Onion)

From the Onion, Steven Seagal’s CockPuncher Movie Trailer.... finally a role I can get behind Steven Segal in!

Posted by Arcterex at 01:19 PM
June 07, 2008
History of the Jobs Keynote

Just to get everyone riled up for the Apple keynote on Monday, here's a link to the “Just One More Thing…” Timeline which includes videos from back to the late 90's of all the "just one more thing" moments (and other historical stuff :)

*come on iphone 2.0 available-in-canada-and-non-sucky-data-plans!*

Posted by Arcterex at 11:13 AM
June 05, 2008
Starship Troopers 3? Really??

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Movie Trailer? Really? Argh.... please, the first one was awesome, the second was crap, I can only expect this one to be utter crap. Via /film. And is it just me or did they reuse a bunch of effects from the first and second movies?

Posted by Arcterex at 10:13 PM
Random Video of the Day

The Girl Who Silenced the World at the UN, video from 1992 of a Vancouver born girl's speech at the UN.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Severn Suzuki has been working on environmental and social justice issues since kindergarten.

Very powerful IMHO, the most being the random shots around the UN of the delegates from around the world sitting and listening, I can only hope in rapt attention. I'd love to see her speak today and see if she thinks anything has changed.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:03 PM
Duke Nuke Footage

New Duke Nukem Forever Footage Released it's only a few seconds, but it seems it exists. Doesn't look overly special, lets hope the content is good... you know, like handing money to strippers and drinking out of toilets and stuff.

Posted by Arcterex at 07:59 PM
June 04, 2008
Ubuntu for Mini-Notebooks

Ars got a nice Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Looks like a shexy little os! Some of the menu design almost look like the GNOME 3.0 mockups.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:55 PM
Video Memory as Swap

Haven't seen this before (I think)... the Gentoo Wiki has instructions on how to Use memory on video card as swap. Gentoo specific, but should be easy enough to do on other distros as well.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:44 PM
June 01, 2008
Mathamagics from TED

Holy crap... this guy from the TED Talks who did a presentation on mathamagics is amazing..... good speaker too! Worth the watch. Thanks Robert for the forward.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:42 PM