July 30, 2014
Animals In Space Talk By The Oatmeal

I am here to teach you about animals in space: 13 minutes of hilarity from the creator of The Oatmeal.

Posted by Arcterex at 04:45 PM
July 29, 2014
Kevin Smith's New Movie: TUSK - Official Trailer

So finally a trailer for Kevin Smith’s new movie, TUSK, has hit YouTube. Here it is.

If you have no clue what is going on, this is a horror movie that came about on Smodcast Episode 259, where he and his podcasting co-host discuss weird stuff, and in it was a Craigslist post of a guy offering free room and board in exchange for spending one hour a day dressed, and acting like a Walrus. Smith and Mosier joked about it and came up with the back story in the podcast. At the end he asked twitter followers to tweet either #WalrusYes or #WalrusNo to see if there was enough interest.

I can’t wait for this movie.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:02 AM
July 28, 2014
Border Patrol Officer Points Gun at Boy Scout after Events Following the Taking of a Photo

Border Patrol Officer Points Gun at Boy Scout after Events Following the Taking of a Photo:

A boy scout coming back into the U.S. after a trip with his troop to Canada found himself at the other end of a pointed gun when he reached for his suitcase without permission.┬áThe situation unfolded when the boy scout took a photograph of a border patrol officer as they were crossing back into the U.S. The officer he was photographing “immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000, and receive 10 years in prison,” Troop Leader Jim Fox said in a statement to KCCI.

The gun was drawn because the child reached into his suitcase “without permission”. I didn’t realize that when you’re waiting at the border / talking to a border guard you need to ask permission for anything.

Seriously, WTF people.

Posted by Arcterex at 05:30 PM
Supercut of 80s Computer Hacking

Really, not a lot compares to 80s Computer Hacking, and here’s 4:22 of it.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:15 PM
The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover From Comic Con

The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover. Not much more to say than that.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:43 PM
July 25, 2014
Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5

Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5

Oh HELL YEA.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:00 PM
GOG.com Now Supports Linux

News - GOG.com Now Supports Linux!

A while ago, we’ve announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We’ve put much time and effort into this project and now we’ve found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We’re still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we’ve decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It’s not about them, after all, it’s about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!

Great news!

Posted by Arcterex at 11:36 AM
"No Cameras Allowed" - Fascinating Movie About A Guy Sneaking into Concerts

This Guy That Has Broken Into Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Grammys, check the trailer below and the interview on the page.

Amazing footage and a great story. Now I want to break into concerts.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:18 AM
How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive via Macworld.

Great advice if you’re looking to avoid what I did yesterday trying to do this and ended up installing it onto my main work computer drive. Ooops. Thankfully I had a recent time machine backup and 5.5 hours later I was back up and running. Luckily I had lots of meetings yesterday afternoon so it didn’t affect anything!

Posted by Arcterex at 11:13 AM
July 22, 2014
The Imitation Game Trailer

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as 0Alan Turing breaking the German Enigma machine during World War 2.

It really looks fantastic, and it’ll be very interesting to see how they deal with the whole “condemnation as indecent (for being gay) and chemical castration” thing (thankfully the UK government apologised and pardoned him, though 55 years too late.

I think that Mr. Cumberbatch can do justice to this role however.

Here’s another (lower resolution, but longer / different) trailer.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:40 AM
July 21, 2014
Ars Explains Apple's New "Continuity" Technology

In Explaining Continuity Ars Technica puts together a ton of info about Apple’s new technology for handing off tasks from mobile to desktop.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:44 PM
A People's History of Tattooine

A People’s History of Tattooine

I also imagine Tosche Station as some sort of affluent suburban mall where Luke just goes to loiter when bored. […]

Posted by Arcterex at 03:42 PM
July 18, 2014
Amazing First Person Race Footage

Via The Loop comes this amazing first person race car footage of one car flying over the other.

Yowza.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:53 AM
July 17, 2014
Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs over the next year

Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs over the next year :(

Software giant Microsoft plans to lay off up to 18,000 workers around the world over the next year, mostly related to the company’s purchase of handset maker Nokia last year.

Not surprising, given the redundancy after merging the 25k people from Nokia, but still pretty sucky. On the upside, there’ll be a lot of smart and talented people looking to make their own cool stuff.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:04 PM
July 16, 2014
How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet

Great article on How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet.

This is a modern update to a classic confidence game—find a risky scenario with limited possibilities, bet on every single combination, and then hide your failures. The result is that you look like you’re either psychic or a goddamned genius.

It’s simple, silly, but the sort of thing that when you don’t know how it’s done, sparks craziness on the Internet.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:41 PM
Overcast 1.0 Ships

Oh wow, Marco finally shipped Overcast.

It’s been a long road, but 1.0 is finally done. I’m proud of what I’m shipping today.5

Posted by Arcterex at 12:21 PM
Listen to Comcast torture Ryan Block and Veronica Belmont as they try to cancel service - Boing Boing

Listen to Comcast torture Ryan Block and Veronica Belmont as they try to cancel service.

Trigger warning for anyone who’s ever been through this. You will have a raging PTSD episode.

This has been going around the last day or so and I had to link it. The PTSD trigger warning is apt, and I’m four minutes in and feel ready to go into a rage. I can only imagine how many calls to Comcast go like this that haven’t been brought to the Internet’s attention by Internet-Famous people.

Wow…. just…. wow.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:06 PM
July 15, 2014
Doctor Who Series 8 trailer

Doctor Who Series 8 trailer

Oh my this looks good.

Posted by Arcterex at 05:04 PM
July 10, 2014
Elon Musk Helps The Oatmeal With The Tesla Museum

From The Oatmeal: So, I had a call with Elon Musk earlier this week:

Within a few hours of posting my review, Elon Musk tweeted that he’d be happy to help. Earlier this week I got to speak to the man directly, and he promised two things.

… head over to the page for the two things.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:16 PM
July 09, 2014
Behind the Scenes with the Air Force Thunderbirds' Official Photographer

I’m pretty sure that this guy has the world’s greatest job.

Posted by Arcterex at 05:01 PM
iOS 8 Privacy Updates

Really great overview of the iOS 8 Privacy Updates, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:56 AM
July 07, 2014
Swift Object Oriented Programming Primer

My buddy Darren has published an Object Oriented Programming Primer.

Also available on Medium.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:26 PM
How a password changed my life

This great post on Medium.com is making the rounds this morning: How a password changed my life. I won’t spoil the article, but it’s short and worth the read. Maybe it’ll work for you too?

Posted by Arcterex at 09:20 AM
July 06, 2014
Watch a DJI Phantom Fly Through Fireworks

My brothers to the south just had their July 4 celebrations, and while a lot of the posts and videos coming out are a lot of the same, this one of a DJI Phantom Flying Through Fireworks is probably the coolest of the bunch. Happy belated Fourth of July!

Posted by Arcterex at 08:44 AM
July 04, 2014
Pictures To Make You Laugh

What picture ALWAYS makes you laugh? is an old but good thread on reddit. I suggest you install Reddit Enhancement Suite or a javascript bookmarklet to show them all at once.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:17 AM
True Detective - Rust Hates Everything

True Detective - Rust Hates Everything will probably only be funny to anyone who’s watched True Detective. Still great.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:39 AM
July 03, 2014
Bookbinding Tutorial

The Best Article Every Day has a book binding tutorial. Neat to see how it’s done, even if you never plan to do it yourself.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:06 PM
Day One iOS journaling app goes free Today

Day One iOS journaling app goes free

The award-winning iOS journaling app, Day One, is temporarily available as a free download. This is the first time in nearly a year that we have seen this app go free.

This is a great app and a great example of iOS design. The app is for iPhone / iPad, and for $9.99 there’s a companion Mac app (not required, but helpful if you have a mac). Also if you really are into journalling and a bit geeky, check out Slogger, which is an automated script that will put your checkins, saved articles, tweets and facebook posts into DayOne.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:27 AM
July 02, 2014
Photographing Fireworks Tutorials

A couple of links for my friends in the US who might be setting up to do some fireworks photography this upcoming Fourth of July. * Joe McNally has a great writeup on how to take some great shots of fireworks. Joe’s the man, so you know he knows what he’s talking about. * There’s also another great fireworks tutorial over at PhotographyBB.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:29 PM
Custom Built Oculus Rift & GoPro Rig Lets You Experience Life in the Third Person

Custom Built Oculus Rift & GoPro Rig Lets You Experience Life in the Third Person.

I don’t know what to say about this.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:03 PM