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Variety.com - 'Halo' pic loses its studios [tag]Fox Studios[/tag] and [tag]Universal Studios[/tag] have backed out of their deal to finance the [tag]Halo movie[/tag], based on the popular [tag]video game[/tag] by'Halo' - Game Over?

So we've got a new look here at the old blog. Not too drastic, but updated. I'm not finished tinkering, so things might change again soon. See if you canCh-ch-ch-ch-changes...

Long-distance callers have some money coming - MarketWatch Make any long distance calls in the last three years? Claim your cash in 2007! The repeal of the Federal excise tax (initiated inClaim some long-distance cash!

[update: I've since started using the Anarchy plugin, which also makes standard hyperlinks playable, and though I'm on the fence about which technology I like better for audio (I gotMaking MP3s playable on a website, the easy way

Let's get this out of the way: if you stare too closely at the details of a Russell Davies' Doctor Who story, you might fall through a plot hole andReview: Doctor Who 2008

I don't know a whole lot about Wolverine's origins other than what is in the X-Men movies. For some reason I never read the comics versions. I'm pretty excited toWolverine movie trailer

The Smothers Brothers have the classic team act perfected. They are right up there with Abbott and Costello, and Laurel and Hardy. I remember loving their TV show when ITuesday TubeWatch Contest: Smothered in Classic Comedy

In Minority Report, Tom Cruise's character was able to interact with a very cool looking computer desktop that he could manipulate with special gloves just by waving his hands around. [captionTuesday TubeWatch: Minority Report to Sixth Sense to PHUD - Interface Advancement and Integration

Okay, supposedly everything is migrated. If you don't get notified of this post, let me know... ;)Testing the new feed

When I returned from my vacation yesterday, my computer would not recover from hibernation mode (i.e., it wouldn't turn on). I went into a local computer store today to askA child's view of computer repair

Set up your own free storefront (referral included) It seems like there has to be a catch to this, but I haven't found it yet. Zlio.com is a service that allowsMoney for nothing, and discounts on online purchases - Zlio.com

Here's something to keep in mind... If you're ever cooking a frozen dinner in the oven, don't reach in and pull it out without oven mitts on. The plastic container getsHot Tip!

Robert Downey Jr. has been touted as the perfect choice to play Tony Stark. When I first saw the trailer I was doubtful about that choice. I always pictured StarkReview: Iron Man

Lee posted his "Nerd badge" score recently. He failed to get it, and rightly so. Not because of any lack of nerd-dom on his part, but because of the idiocyThe Nerd Badge is invalidly valid, therefore I get one

Where do you fit? [caption id="attachment_1210" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="Do you hit the tri-fecta?"][/caption] Come on, if you read this blog it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that you're at least a geek.Geeknerddorkdweeb

Serenity/Firefly — End of the line

Comcast ran an “exclusive” interview with Joss Whedon, creator of the scif-fi series, Firefly and it’s follow-up movie, Serenity.

Fans of the series have been talking about a movie trilogy and/or a resurrection of the story on TV, but Whedon set the record straight.

In short: it’s over. And there was never any trilogy.

Here are some relevant quotes (in case the page goes away at some point):

So is the story finished?

. . . → Read More: Serenity/Firefly — End of the line

“Interesting” idea

Kathy Sierra has a great blog (Creating Passionate Users). I’ve only been following it for a couple weeks, but I’m really impressed. She writes about (predictably) making people passionate about your subject matter. In her case, that’s computer – and more specifically programming language – documentation and training. As luck would have it, that’s one of my interests.

Her latest post is about keeping your writing interesting. Here’s a quote, but I encourage you . . . → Read More: “Interesting” idea

“Gaze Tracking”

Just saw this and had to share it. I hear it’s been around for a while, but it’s really cool that we can track where on a computer screen the user is looking. This obviously has huge implications for usability (hence Nielsen’s interest). It can also help us see how effective we are at building our content. Very cool technology, though, regardless.

Check out this link: Jakob Nielsen’s AlertBox

Training vs. Learning

Would you rather be trained, or learn? Industry navel-gazing. . . . → Read More: Training vs. Learning

X-3 trailer up

Well, what do you know? The first trailer for X-Men 3 actually looks good! I was really worried with all the rumors I’d been hearing. Now I’m looking forward to it! Looks like some really interesting stuff.

Plus, it looks like we’ll see a little more of Collossus, Beast will be prominent, and Jean might be the Phoenix. They’re setting it up so it looks like Cyclops might die, which I have mixed feelings about. . . . → Read More: X-3 trailer up

Check it out…

Looks like I am officially blogging. I am too cool for words. (Ironic, isn’t it.)