January 31, 2009
Transformers 2 Teaser

YouTube has "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" Superbowl Spot.




Posted by Arcterex at 10:53 PM
GI Joe Teaser

With the super bowl happening tomorrow, all the big movie trailers are appearing. Most interesting for me is this World Exclusive: The G.I. Joe Super Bowl Spot! I'm undecided whether this makes the movie look 100% awesome or 80% sucky. Guess we'll see what happens in august :)

Posted by Arcterex at 10:03 PM
January 30, 2009
Hitler Reacts to the Canucks Missing 2008 Playoffs

An oldie but a goodie.... from Dave: Hitler Reacts to Canucks Missing 2008 Playoffs.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:06 AM
January 29, 2009
More Movies To Destry My Childhood Memories

Darren passed along a page saying that there will be The A-Team film directed by Ridley Scott to hit cinemas in 2010.... why why why must they destroy my childhood memories of awesome action? GI Joe, A-Team..... when will it stop!?

Posted by Arcterex at 10:36 AM
London From The Air

Amazing shots of London from above, at night found via @wilharris on twitter.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:52 AM
January 27, 2009
For Crazy Cat Man Arcterex

IPhoto: iPhoto's Facial Recognition Feature Works on Cats

Posted by aryk at 08:44 PM
GMail Supports Offline Mode

Official Gmail Blog has the details, include typical cool and cute video.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:32 PM
TwitterFon For the iPhone

Just discovered TwitterFon twitter app for the iPhone thanks to @chasejarvis.... lots of features, free, no ads, more functional (IMHO) than my previous one (twitteriffic). Going to give this one a good go and see if it works as well as it looks. Oh, and did I mention it's free?

Posted by Arcterex at 11:18 AM
January 26, 2009

Just to show I'm not totally biased, IEBlog has the details on Upgrading to Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1. Honestly I gave IE8 a shot in Windows 7 (see how progressive I am?) but the interface just seems to have gotten more cluttered and (for lack of a better word), "bleah". Honestly IE7 isn't that bad (for IE), and at least it's less sucky than IE6, but IE8 seems to have gone in an ugly direction and the interface is more cluttered than before. What do you guys think? Anyone going to be using IE instead of Firefox or Safari or Opera?

Posted by Arcterex at 09:56 PM
Tintin Movie Details

Slash Film has some of the Tintin Cast Revealed. Jamie Bell (or Griffin from Jumper) is Tintin, Simon Pegg is one of the Thompson Twins, Daniel Craig as Red Rackham (really?) and the plot will be a combination of Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. Very cool, I'm really excited for this, and hope they are going to do it properly (and not crush another one of my whimsical childhood adventure stories) so I'll let it slide that the release date is sometime in 2011.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:40 PM
Adobe UI Gripes

Daring Fireball has awesome links to Adobe UI Gripes.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:41 PM
Mac Virus Paranoia?

Nice article on the apple blog - More Mac Viruses, Similar Sources: Time to Worry?

Really, as it stands, the only people at risk are those trying to pirate software, so it’s not really a case of “Is the OS less secure?”, so much as it is one of “Are Mac users security savvy?”.

Personally I look at it this way... if you download the iwork trial from apple.com and install it, it'll ask you for your password before it installs itself. If you go to your friendly neighborhood torrent site, download ilife09.torrent, and click the installer it (I presume) asks for your password before it installs a trojan and then installs iLife.

Is this some new form of super-evil mac virus? An age where apple-heads can't surf in peace? An age where you shouldn't suggest an iMac to your grandma because it'll come to life, kick her in the behind, and impregnate her granddaughter?

I'm thinking not. I could put up a shell script that has in it a request for password followed by deleting your system while it plays a clown song and put it up for download and most likely it'd still get downloaded and accused of being an evil mac virus. The sort of viruses we're talking about here are simple trojans (IMHO) and requires no more than the normal (well, perhaps normal by windows and I-surf-pirate-sites standards) amount of care and attention in surfing and downloading.

Posted by Arcterex at 08:11 PM
1970s Sci Fi

I'm a little scared at how many of these I can name...
Scifi Art: Suddenly The 1970s Look A Lot Awesomer Than I Realized

Posted by aryk at 07:48 PM
Ultimate Google Street View

Damn, they caught me!
BEST GOOGLE STREET VIEW EVER | FilmDrunk: The movie blog that hates Colin Hanks

Posted by aryk at 07:45 PM
For the Gamers

Tho I don't seem to see the toilet facilities in these things...

Great Geek Gaming Furniture Designs | WebUrbanist

Posted by aryk at 07:43 PM
Windows7 makes the Windows Key useful!

Windows 7 Tip: The Windows Key Is Actually Useful Now!

Posted by aryk at 07:41 PM
Chrysler / Terminator 4 Tie-in?

Aryk pointed me to an article on how Chrysler To Sponsor New Terminator Movie. Question is will it be as obnoxious as other (*cough*Knight Rider*cough*) show/company tie ins are?

Posted by Arcterex at 09:45 AM
January 24, 2009
Super Cool Cylon Tuque

The Cutest Cylon Centurion In The Galaxy link has a awesome knitted tuque, including link to pattern. I want one!

Posted by Arcterex at 06:58 PM
Microsoft "I Love the Whole World" Spoof

Microsoft Learning spoofs “I love the whole world” via IStartedSomething. Truly awesome.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:08 AM
January 23, 2009
FEAR 2 Demo Available

F.E.A.R. 2 Demo Released according to shacknews. I'm interested in seeing how this does on my new (well, 2 year old now) hardware.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:10 PM
Reddit List of Completely Offensive Jokes

Collection of totally offensive jokes, not for the faint hearted. They are not kidding.... you're going to hell just for clicking that link.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:38 PM
January 22, 2009
Facebook Notifier For GNOME

Found a facebook-notify for GNOME. Works not too badly either.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:30 PM
January 21, 2009
Battlefield Heroes Beta Key Signup

The Battlefield Heroes Beta Key signup is up and running.... fingers crossed I get a chance to get in!

Posted by Arcterex at 07:03 PM
Twitter Under Linux

A bit late, but interesting nonetheless. Linux.com's review of Six Twitter clients for the Linux desktop and one for the road. For those wanting to use the Adobe Air apps under Linux (and amd64) check out this link. This will help you install Twhirl which is my twitter client of choice :)

Posted by Arcterex at 10:44 AM
January 19, 2009
Sundance 2009 Films on iTunes

Apple has released their "10/10" selection of short films from this years Sundance Film Festival on iTunes. Some details are here and the link to the link in iTunes is here (the ones in the article didn't work for me).

Posted by Arcterex at 11:07 PM
Quantum of Solace Review (Funny)

Another review from the most awesome.. I mean thebestpageintheuniverse for Quantum of Solace. It's first line, declaring it "a shitpile" sets the tone :)

Posted by Arcterex at 04:26 PM
Feats of Strength

Youtube video of some Insane feats of strength. Holy crap is all I have to say.... he has big muscles...

Why exactly am I bothering to lurch through 20 minutes on the treadmill tonight again?

Posted by Arcterex at 01:56 PM
Hudson River Landing Simulation

Pretty incredible Flight Simulation of the Hudson River Waterlanding.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:58 AM
Time Machine Backups Through Samba

Thanks to a FUBAR on my part and losing my carefully crafted addressbook on my MBP, I did some looking into finding a way to do time machine backups without spending $600 on Time Capsule and utilizing my already existing NAS device. Turns out that Time Machine with SMB and NFS Shares is very possible with a bit of diddling with settings. This guy got it working with remotely mounted AFP, SMB and NFS shares on a random NAS device.

Also looks like there's an addon for DroboShare via the DroboApps SDK called BackMyFruitUp to add Time Capsule like capabilities, which looks to have potential too.

Now I know what my project tonight will be!

Posted by Arcterex at 09:37 AM
January 16, 2009
I, For One, Welcome out Spelling Monkey Overlords

Via reddit comes Bow and Literacy, an article on a Chimp who can spell words. Freaky.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:57 AM
Merry Frakday! BSG Is Back, Ooooh Yea!

Just so no one forgets, Battlestar Galactica is back with the second half of the final season tonight at 7pm PST on Space (here in .ca anyway). A few things you need to know (at least my Canadian Shaw Cable watching brethren)...

The BSG fun actually starts way earlier, with older episodes playing at 3 and 4pm, at 5 some show called "The Circuit" (playing a special on Battlestar Galactica), then at 5:30 the "top 10 things you need to know" show to get you ready, then at 6 there is a hour long "Battlestar Galactica: The Webisodes The Face of the Enemy" show, which I hope is a compilation of all of the webisodes produced (the 3.5 webisodes were only about 4 minutes long). Then finally at 7 is the new episode "Sometimes a Great Notion".

Then after that, at 8 is a fan forum discussion show to "discuss season 4". It's a re-run, but I haven't seen it yet.

So prep your TIVOs and PVRs to make sure you catch all that you need to!

Posted by Arcterex at 09:15 AM
January 15, 2009
Watchmen Settlement Reached

And the geeks of the world all exhaled, as a Watchmen Settlement was Reached. Movie release remains March 6, 2009.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:27 PM
Useless Superpowers

Darren threw me superuseless superpowers this morning. Awesome.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:04 PM
January 14, 2009
Rockwell RAW Rant (Photography)

Film: The Real Raw is the latest from Ken Rockwell, much loved (and ranted against) photographer. He has some good points on the longevity of film vs RAW, actually anything digital will not be as long lived as an analog object if for no other reason than something like film doesn't go away if the power is off :) A good read for the photogs out there anyway, taken as always with a grain of salt.

Got raw files shot in 2002 on your then state-of-the-art $5,000 Nikon D1H? Enjoy going back to your 2.7 megapixel files! You may as well delete them now.

You can't say he doesn't have a good point there...

Posted by Arcterex at 11:11 AM
Work Poop Survival Guide

I LMAO this morning at the Office Poop survival guide via best of craigslist.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:10 AM
January 12, 2009
New Red Dwarf?!

OMFG.... a Twitter from Robert Llewellyn says they are working on 4 new episodes with the original cast... best news ever (if it's true of course... CNN was twittering the other day that Bill O'Reilly was gay after all!).

Posted by Arcterex at 12:17 PM
Windows 7 on a Macbook

Here's a guide to Windows 7 x64 Build 7000 on a Macbook Pro with bootcamp. I'm almost tempted to do this, just to see how well it runs on proper hardware (I have Windows 7 installed on vmware and don't get all the nice fancy graphics effects).

Posted by Arcterex at 11:29 AM
Ninja Cat Skills [video]

Ninja Kitty has some serious overhang rock climbing skills!

Posted by Arcterex at 11:05 AM
Mother of all Gaming Chairs

I think the headline from reddit.com says it best.... Gaming chair? Sounds pathe-... holy christ! From CES... yowza, that's quite a statement :)

Posted by Arcterex at 10:19 AM
January 11, 2009
BSG Theories

With Season "4.5" of Battlestar Galactica almost upon us, io9 has a metric frak-ton of their Favorite BSG Fan Theories. Some doozies in there too...

Posted by Arcterex at 05:34 PM
January 10, 2009
Teddy Understands...

I'm not sure I totally understand this image, but it is clear that teddy will understand whatever your mood is...

Posted by Arcterex at 11:27 PM
Getting Your Key for Window

Lifehacker has the details (and worked for me) of How to Get Your Windows 7 Beta Product Key.

Posted by Arcterex at 07:00 PM
January 09, 2009
Windows 7 New Features

For those wondering what you may or may not be missing in Windows 7, howto geek has a What You Should Expect from the Windows 7 Beta extensive walk-through of new features. Via lifehacker.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:07 PM
Getting Windows 7 Beta

Wired has some details on How to Get Your Windows 7 Beta 1 on Friday (today) when it's released at noon PST. Course, if none of these work, or you're not one of the first 2.5M people to download it (or get keys, or however it works), there's always bittorrent...

Update 12PST: The page to go to seems to be this one, however, I'm just getting "server too busy". Oh, and I hate myself for being pulled into even wanting to try it.... :)

Update #2: The wired page has been updated with direct ISO links (thanks Oneiros Darren).

Posted by Arcterex at 10:32 AM
January 08, 2009
New Toys From Palm

LIVE CES 2009 Palm keynote has details of what's new from Palm. From what I'm told it's a new "WebOS" and a new handset which will immediately be compared to the iPhone, mostly because it's full screen and small.... oh, and the default wallpaper on it looks a lot like the default wallpaper on the iPhone (WTF?). Oh, has a slideout keyboard, so maybe more GooglePhone like.

Anyway, it's a live keynote URL so watch and enjoy :)

Posted by Arcterex at 11:22 AM
iPhone / Touch Compatible Reciever

Ces 2009: The iXA-W404 is Alpine's First Touchscreen iPhone Compatible Car Receiver. Thanks Aryk. Also, that's one damn sexy receiver!

Posted by Arcterex at 10:00 AM
January 07, 2009
Alternative Target Practice

Laughing Squid has some Essential Target Practice templates for the target shooters among you.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:46 AM
January 06, 2009
MacWorld Keynote

Macworld San Francisco 2009 Keynote Live Coverage is up at Macrumors..... just got in so haven't had a chance to see much. iLife '09 seems to be out though!

Posted by Arcterex at 09:27 AM
January 05, 2009
Picasa For Mac Released

Google Announced Picasa for Mac. Plays nice with iPhoto, native Mac app, edits are non-destructive, lots of easy editing tools, seamless web album integration.

What's not to love?

Now, where's that Chrome for mac? :)

Posted by Arcterex at 09:17 PM
Dude Living Like Jesus for a Year

Not exactly the normal fare of ufies, but I thought this was pretty interesting. ABC has a story about a guy Spending a Year Living Like Jesus.

"I decided since I had read through the gospels at that point over 30 times, I wanted to know who best represented the fundamental teachings of Jesus, and I felt that he more than any other candidate represented the teachings of Jesus, so I voted for him," Dobson said.

Interesting stuff, as it definitely got him to think different (to coin a phrase :)

Posted by Arcterex at 02:06 PM
January 04, 2009
JPG Archives Available

Lifehacker notes that JPG Magazine Archives are Available for Free. JPG magazine made a lot of news lately by closing down.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:16 AM
January 03, 2009
So you thought your last computer upgrade was pricey?

$2500 15 MB Radio Shack hard drive - Colt Rane

Posted by aryk at 09:26 PM
January 02, 2009
Cat Sleeping Chart

A truer chart was never made.... graphing When my cat sleeps on me.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:49 PM
January 01, 2009
iPhone Inline Charging Case

I don't plan on pimping every new iphone or apple accessory here, but this looks interesting... Ars has a review for the Incase Power Slider battery backup for iPhone 3G. It's like a thick case for your iphone, but it has extra battery charge. Hit the article for pics and review. Might be worth the $$..... I already have a thick case on my phone, assuming this doesn't make it too much larger, or unreasonably heavy that is.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:46 PM