What a fantastic intro sequence for a skateboarding video.

Downloading the high-res version as a result.

This.
1:56 ftw
1:31 runner-UP!
2:21 honorable mention
1:17 best actor

This is probably the best HDR image I’ve seen so far:


My new iPhone desktop. Download it here.

Another cute animal movie… aww!

Didn’t even make this list.
Ok, the Japanese Hornet is BAD ASS.

So iPhone 1.1.3. That was Macworld for me. Some really nice new functionality.

If, like me, you want to customise the icons for web-clips, some people have already worked out how to.

Here’s how you make one.

Here’s a safari bookmarklet you’ll need to point your iPhone towards to add a custom icon for a given URL (after you’ve synced the bookmarklet to your iPhone).

Here’s an icon for TFL (Transport For London) that I’ve uploaded. Zoom in on the “Journey Planner” section of the website (double tap the section header), invoke the bookmarklet voodoo, and add it to your homepage. Viola! An elegant London Transport Journey Finder “app” without waiting for TFL to make their own.

http://www.vectr.net/tfl.png

Easily one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen:

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons.

Douglas Adams

Jan 192008

“ET the Extra-Terrestrial”
Wiki | Video review.

From Wikipedia:

Instead of making ET into a Pac-Man-type game, Warshaw tried a more original idea. He had favored a design that was more story-based in hopes of creating a game that would capture some of the sentimentality he saw in the original film, but eventually ended up scrapping some of his own ideas due to time limitations. Ultimately, Warshaw designed a game based on what he believed could be reasonably programmed in the amount of time he had available to him. The basic design was worked out in two days, at the conclusion of which Warshaw presented the idea to Kassar before proceeding to spend the balance of the allotted five weeks writing, debugging, and documenting about 6.5KB of original code.

ET is also notable for being the first video game to “credit” a graphics artist, with the initials of ET’s artist, Jerome Domurat, being hidden as an Easter egg.”

versus:

“Big Rigs”
Wiki | Video review.

From Wikipedia:

The box of Big Rigs states that the player may “race trucks across the country, with cops chasing them.” GameSpot considered this description of the game to be nothing more than “horrible, horrible lies”, since there are no police in the game. Additionally, they pointed out, the computer-controlled opponent vehicles have no AI and never move from the starting position, making even the description of the gameplay as a “race” questionable.

(Or perhaps it’s this late-comer that steals the gong?)


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Jan 192008

I am lying. Really? Then I am lying when I say I am lying; therefore, I am not lying. Yikes. But if I am not lying then I am not lying when I say I am lying; therefore, I am lying. Double yikes. Not enough yet? Okay, consider the immortal quip of the great American philosopher Homer Simpson: “Oh Marge, cartoons don’t have any deep meaning; they’re just stupid drawings that give you a cheap laugh.” If cartoons don’t have meaning, then Homer’s statement is meaningless (not merely a philosopher, the man is a cartoon character); therefore, for all we know, cartoons have meaning. But then Homer’s point is… Doh! Just say it ain’t true. Ain’t true? No, please, don’t say it ain’t true! Because if it ain’t true then ain’t true ain’t true, and so…

Link

Interesting article that’s taken me a while to digest as someone afflicted by a slight case of NADD.

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