16
Aug 10

Wanderland

I’ve been a fan of Uncrate for a long time. It seems that recently the folks behind that site started another one.  They called it Devour. It showcases videos using a scientifically technologically artificially intelligently awesomely robotically humanly system (their words, not mine). So far, I’ve looked at one video and I’m here to testify that this method of theirs works.

Call me crazy but this video, as seen on their site, is awesome:


04
Aug 10

A Week In Trailers: The Silence

During the last episode of TUMP we were joined by John for the Inception Special. Of course, we all loved Chris Nolan‘s newest offering (maybe a little too fervently) and beer-inspired love-fest ensued… with the movie, not with each other.

As usual, I want to see what you thought about the trailers that I compiled over the week, so I’ve given full public access to the latest Google Wave that I used to keep track of them all.  I’ve embedded the wave below and, in addition to watching all the trailers, you can vote on them using the tools in the wave.

This Week’s Episode

Episode #60: Inception

Trailers Featured on the Show

Drive Angry

Sucker Punch

My Pick of the Week: The Silence

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26
Jul 10

A Week In Trailers: Louis & Company

Both this week and last week, I’ve been keeping track of all the movie trailers that were released in that time. You might say that’s a bit odd but the reason I’ve been doing this, and the reason I’m going to continue to do so, is that I’m involved in a weekly podcast called TUMP*. When we’re on air, we talk about lots of movie / TV related tidbits and we always talk about our favourite trailers that were released in that week.

I thought it might be interesting to see what you thought about the trailers that I compiled, so I’ve given full public access to the Google Wave that I used to keep track of them all.  I’ve embedded the wave below and, in addition to watching all the trailers, you can vote on them using the tools in the wave.

This Week’s Episode

Episode #59: The Long Goodbye

Trailers Featured on the Show

My Pick of the Week: Louis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnO724V1B2s

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20
Jul 10

The iPhone Needs A Band-Aid

Apparently the iPhone needs a band-aid, and the fine folks who came up with Antenn-aid are going to give it to us. I thihnk this is equally funny and stylish.  When I get my 4.0 from somewhere in Canada and can bask in all of its unlocked glory, I think this will be a must-buy.

The band-aid Apple forgot to give us

(via Engadget)


14
Jul 10

Changes: Hosting Servers

It’s official. I’ve left GoDaddy and have now switched servers to inmotion. So far the switch, except for a minor hiccup with the email which has already been sorted out, has been smooth.


23
Jun 10

DTDs Just Got So Much Easier

I’ve been playing around with HTML and various other web technology for about seven years now. When I started I didn’t even know what a Document Type Declaration (DTD) was. Soon I found that specifically declaring one at the beginning of the HTML / PHP file solved so many problems. I’ve gone through various phases, beginning with xHTML and most recently ending with HTML 4 Strict.  Now it’s on to HTML5, and I’m ecstatic with how simple the DTD statement has become.

Before, when I started a new page I would always copy the statement from a page I previously created. Really, who’s going to remember this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN”
“http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd”>
And if you want to see what some of the other DTD statements look like, there’s a fairly exhaustive list over at Wikipedia.

HTML5 has a much simpler format, and here it is:
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
It’s simple; it’s clean; and, most importantly, I’ll remember it any time I need to start a new project.


22
Jun 10

The World Cup Ate My Homework

Yes, it’s true. I’ve done nothing productive since the last non-twitter article I published (all of 11 days ago). I can’t promise that this football induced daze will end but I snapped out of it long enough today to discover an example of rich text editing using HTML5 at http://html5demos.com/.

I hope that dissecting this code will inspire me to formulate a decent attempt at the same (but a bit more complex, of course).


11
Jun 10

Rich Text Editor with HTML5

While toying with creating a rich text editor using the HTML5 <canvas> element I found some interesting tidbits of information.  I think it’s starting to look interesting.


10
Jun 10

Ubuntu: It Just Works

I just read a very flattering article about Ubuntu, the OS I use and love, over at Boing Boing.

Ubuntu 10.4

Ditto.


10
Jun 10

Super Mario: Stop Motion

This video makes me want to dust off that old Nintendo.

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(via Tokyo Mango)