I’m not posting this entry to review or give my impressions of the latest James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. I’m really just posting this here because I felt that the intro sequence would make such a stellar image on the front page 🙂
Truth be told, I enjoyed the movie but it definitely strayed from the traditional 007 style movies. I don’t think there was a single cool gadget. Oh well.
Forget about Steve Job’s keynote speech. Never mind Bill Gates’, either. If you see one speech, if you watch one movie or documentary this year, if you care about this planet we live on at all, watch An Inconvenient Truth. Never mind that Al Gore got screwed out of his presidency, whether you like him or not, this is too important to ignore. There is some truly astonishing predictions here that if they come true, and so far they all have, could leave cities like New York, San Francisco, the whole of the Netherlands, and more under water in as soon as ten years. Please, do yourself a favor and educate yourself, and then start to change.
What is a MyCast from Orb? Well they have a great description and many details on their website so I won’t go into the details. But let it suffice to say that with this software, running on my home PC, I can view all of my videos, podcasts, music files, photos, and anything that’s either a video, audio, or media file, from anywhere I can access the web.
This stuff even works on my Dell Axim pocket pc. It’s somehow amazing that I was able to walk around the office, watching “The Office” in the palm of my hand, knowing it was streaming via the wireless LAN and then via the Internet, all the way from my computer at home. The current version is a little buggy, it tends to crash but it does a great job when it’s running. Streaming quality is excellent, of course dependent on your network connection, and the new flash player allows for even more flexibility than before.
I would highly recommend this for anyone who is on the go a lot and just doesn’t have enough time at home to watch their media stored on their PC.
Even if you don’t play Battlefield 2 you’ll still enjoy these movies. Created entirely in the game and using some hilarious sound tracks and voice overs from such comedies as Monty Python, these are truly entertaining. The first one is quite a bit funnier than the second one, so I actually suggest you watch Mine 2 first and leave the best for last.
This is really funny. It’s a video remake of the Simpsons intro clip. That’s right; real people acting out the actions that happen in the cartoon. It’s quite well done even though the actors could have looked a little more like the Simpsons, but I suspect that this was a rather low budget project.
The story is this. A group of college students got together and decided to hold I-285 traffic to the posted speed limit (55). (I-285 makes a complete circle around Atlanta.) The Atlanta Journal quotes a spokesman for the DOT as saying that if the students werenâ€™t blocking emergency vehicles and were going the speed limit, â€œthey didnâ€™t do a thing wrong.â€? He added, â€œIn Atlantaâ€¦ we expect the people going 75 to move over so the people going 95 can have the right of way.â€?