Here, I fixed a bunch more stuff. The search page looks a lot better now. Also, you can get at the search fast from the menu because I’m hot shit with gratuitous jQuery effects? I guess?
Of course, in the process I broke a bunch of things, so the site currently looks like ass on the iPhone, and presumably other hand-portable general purpose computing devices. I’ll try and patch things up and get this boat out in the open seas again, promise.
Also, I totally promise to post something other than lame site news things like this. While I was testing the search I typed a lot of random things into my own search box and found some real gems like this, from Iraq War times, and this bit of snark. Man. Remember when this site was good. I can’t even think of a joke to go out on, that’s how bad this shit is now.
<blockquote> <p>But now Disney has purchased Lucasfilm for $4 billion and Disney owns more than a couple TV networks. The financials for a big-budget TV show are more compelling if the license fee and other income sources stay in the family.</p> </blockquote>
They are empowering show creators to experiment with the medium.
<blockquote> <p>[Creator Mitch Hurwitz] said first that the episodes would each focus on a different character, that they could be watched in no particular order, and that events in each episode would become clearer as viewers watched more of them. And second, he explained that some of them were different lengths, though they are all roughly thirty minutes long.</p> </blockquote>
As auto sales boomed after World War II, and drivers in powerful new cars increasingly asked service station attendants to “fill ‘er up with ethyl,” they were unwittingly creating a crime wave two decades later.
This is the one film I got to see over the holidays. It is very much a blaxploitation film – a black story told by white people. That said, I loved it, and the interesting difference from historical blaxploitation is that the audience is mixed. Given America’s problem talking about slavery openly, that could be significant.
“A short distance drone delivery service built on an open protocol. Think short haul logistics.” Would be awesome but as far as I can tell a) drones have to be fairly big to carry anything more than a kilogram and b) certainly in Canada, there are significant legal hurdles. Imagine a city in which drone crashes are commonplace.
Kevin Kelly discusses people’s aversion to the ‘High Frame Rate (HFR)’ presentation of The Hobbit. He generalizes it as something akin to CDs – it seems scary now, but soon it will be the standard.
I haven’t seen the thing yet, but I have some experience with frame rate stuff. Perhaps the lighting is an issue as John Knoll explains to Kelly, but I think our associations with different frame rates is a big part of this. The 48frames per second of HFR is much closer to the 60fps of interlaced television than the 24fps of film, so people are associating the look of the Hobbit with soap operas, news etc. More frames isn’t necessarily better.
A year ago I made a resolution to finally learn some programming, and a week later I heard about Code Year. It seemed perfect, so I signed up and right now I stand at 89% complete, which is pretty good in my books considering in 2012 I also worked a full time job, a freelance job, and produced 30 minutes of films and one daughter.
I’m trying to finish the Code Year track – hopefully it will turn out to be Code Fourteen Months. Not as catchy, sure. But I also will go on to do the Ruby course, and we’ll see what else. I am enjoying it, and it feels right, and I foresee a lifetime of side-tinkering with tiny, half-broken scripts.
If you’re at all interested in learning to code, I’d say give it a shot.
<blockquote> <p>I don’t sell that many records. They must think, “Why doesn’t he just work with bands who sell a lot of records?” The mysterious thing is that I somehow like this kind of elaborate lifelong failure that I’ve enjoyed. [Laughs.]</p> </blockquote>