Ubiquity (the power user plugin for Firefox) .13 is out. Hit up the Release Notes for screenshots, download, etc.
Apparently a lot (hundreds? thousands? All of them?) of 1st Gen 30G Zunes are failing all at once. Gizmodo has the story with updates. No resolution from Microsoft at this time though.
ObSarcasm - there are "hundreds" of people with Zunes? Seriously?
Update2: Seems the real fix is to wait till midnight.
Here's a cute little hack from Jeremy Zawodny.... using Twitter as a Dynamic DNS Service.
I always know there are a lot of people out there way smarter than I am (a lot) but I'm still amazed after seeing Portal - Advanced Chamber 18 done with 0 Portals. Check out the 'related videos' as well for other similar accomplishments. These guys do things like lean security bots against doors to keep them open when they open, exploit little bugs in the HL2 engine to climb walls, and other such coolness. Very impressive!
Voice Activated, Interactive Dancing R2-D2 Astromech Droids. I'm not sure what else to day. It's awesome!
Scott Thompson sent along word that he had created a User Friendly Ornament for your tree. Very cool, thanks Scott!
Three new screenshots have surfaced in the last few days from the latest round of DNF media. I hear that this is one year after the first "new" set of media from DNF came out proclaiming that they were back, there was indeed a real game there, it was being worked on, etc etc.
This is like 2001 all over again. We were jazzed up by the promise of DNF not being forever and a day away last year, now a year later they are reminding us that they're still working on it, no, really, we are.
The screenshots of course look lovely, and completely pre-rendered and doubtful to look anything like it in the final game (except for the last one maybe).
Bottom line, I'd say don't get too excited and wait for the announcement next year that they're switching game engines (or platforms).
Remember the trailer for the new Star Trek where Kirk leaps from a car just before it goes over a cliff? Well, /film notes that Popular Science has done The Physics of Kirk’s Star Trek Car Jump and found that once again, Kirk is da man!
11th Doctor Announcement Imminent?
A happy birthday message to the beautiful and talented Milla Jovovich.... exactly one month younger than I. Milla, if you see this, you're welcome to come by Vancouver and say hi anytime, ok?
This video from JWZ brings up the question of "why are you morons driving?" Seriously, just stay at home....
I'm actually taking the day off of work for this...
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer Now Officially Online! - ComingSoon.net
I think I need to add a nerd category here for myself ;)
Found this via Reddit... looks like Apple's new online ad does that page destruction thing that wii did a bit ago. Kinda cool. Annoying as hell I'm sure to encounter in the wild though...
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From Darren comes: Multikill Vehicle Hover Test. How much will it take to get one of these for myself to keep those damn kids off my lawn?
Lifehacker points out that Thunderbird 3 Beta 1 is Now Available.
In this ikea hacker post I saw something I don't know why I hadn't thought of... putting the powerbar in the cable tray! Will have to do that when I get home.
I actually found some neat tricks in there, duplicating tabs being one of them...
Firefox 3: 8 Untold Secrets - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech
Mozilla Firefox 3.1 is ready for download. This version has some nice new features, the new uber-fast JS engine, the detachable tabs (yay, finally!) and a
porn private browsing mode (whohooooo!!!!) and special syntax for the awesomebar (ie: '+' will restrict to only tagged pages).
It is still a beta of course, and most plugins won't work with it, however, it's still worth a look if you're not super dependent on your plugins.
Passed on from an ex-coworker, as I'd missed it in my travels: Amazing Digital Surround Sound demo using a virtual haircut. Definitely need headphones for it to have the full effect of course. Actually a little freaky when it first starts up. Guess I'm used to really crappy sound coming out of my headset :)
The google has spoken.... Square is the new round. That and they have updated the google reader to be faster/better/less calories. Not sure I like it just yet, but I'm sure I'll get used to it fast enough. They have discussion forums if you need help. If you're not seeing the new interface just logout/login or hit the refresh button to see it.
Lifehacker has some details on What's Inside Vista SP2, based on a flurry of blog posts lately (apparently, I've been out of it). Sadly nothing hugely exciting is in there other than fixes and tweaks.
It may not look immediately as minimalistically-sexy as the iPhone, but based on the videos and images, the Nokia N97 media that Engadget got their hands on does look damn interesting. The scrolling and touch screen appear to be fast and responsive like it's apple cousin, and lets hope that it learned some lessons from some of the niggles that people have had with the keyboard, responsiveness and accessibility complains with the G1.
OK, so my vote for the coolest looking Half Life 2 mod has to go to Black Mesa, which is, ironically, a HL2 mod to make it look like... wait for it.... HL1! Sure you can get the "Half Life: Source" program with HL2, which puts the HL2 textures into the HL1 game, but it doesn't put any of the new physics, character models, etc.... gosh wouldn't that be cool huh? (This is in fact, what I said the first time I played it).
Well, looks like this is it.
12 Of The Best Payback Moments in Film from Geeks of Doom. Great list, now I need to watch a bunch more movies to see all of them.
Five words. Chainsaw Strapped to AR-15 Rifle. Hells yes, zombie apocalypse come get some!
Now this is nice.... one of the big deficiencies that the Canadian version of Amazon.com has had is that they don't carry all the electronics goodies that the main dot com one has. However, this has changed, as they now have electronics. If for nothing else you get a nice place to track the differences in Canadian vs Us prices :)