Fincher's Dragon Tattoo Lady trailer
leaked trailer. Pretty great.
leaked trailer. Pretty great.
bad news for Hollywood – their biggest customers are losing interest in theatrical
Man, look at this badboy. Sitting there all pretty-like. Causing drool and wallet problems.
No, I’m not buying one, but I’ll be working on a project with it, which is exciting. I feel a camera phase coming on, as presaged by the photos that have been cropping up here again, which is a side effect of me actually taking photos, after what seemed like a year-long break. What can I say, these things go in cycles.
I was tempted by a lens though, a lovely Olympus 12-60mm f2.8-4. I’ve been looking for a faster zoom, as my camera’s kit lens is nice but slow. This one is a beaut. Here’s a shot I took with it on my camera:
Would be nice to have something that wide (24mm equivalent) with a pretty blurry background like that.
The GH2 is out, which should tempt me to upgrade, but I’m more interested in new lenses, as the new body doesn’t seem crazy better.
‘i came in to work today and told the security guard that my girlfriend broke up with me and he said “i’m so sorry man, really” and i said “thanks but it’s not like that” and he said “well fuck that bitch anyways” and i said “it’s not really like that either” and then he said he’s gonna take me to a strip club after work and i said “okay let’s do it”’
had this in my instapaper cue for ages. Anyway it’s pretty fascinating.
Minnan-Wong’s conversion to bike advocate is fascinating. Still lots of potential pitfalls including incomplete lanes and the proposed Richmond lane, which I can’t imagine will get built without a big outcry.
not in Canada they ain’t. I love netflix, but a few months in the shallow catalog is starting to feel pretty constraining up here.
David Mamet is now officially right wing. Contains this gem: ‘When the battery of his hearing aid failed during our lunch, he yanked the earpiece from his ear, looked at it sternly, and said: “F— you.”’
“Around the world there is a growing understanding that suburban sprawl is unsustainable, and that, for cities to survive, they must shrink back in on themselves, tightening up, promoting density and pushing their growing population into space already served by existing infrastructure and social services.”
L.A. Noire comes out tomorrow. I’m ready.
aqua-superman, more like. It sprays water.
in which the author rails against the rhetorical dishonesty of the term ‘gamification’. That’s because points, badges, etc. are external rewards systems (or as Bogost puts it, gestures that provide structure and measure progress), whereas the addictiveness of games comes largely from intrinsic rewards, i.e. enjoyable game mechanics.
“OBL’s grubby lair would have been far more impressive if it had really turned out to be a cave in the mountains, as we’d been conditioned to expect.”
“a journal written in seeds” (via BCL)
damn, son. Hope none of you torrented The Expendables.
prediction from The Mace. (Also note: I am testing some changes to the feeds, so if stuff starts to go wrong, bear with me, k?)