Tuesday, May 30, 2006
EW's Lost theory
I'm not sure of all of the Lost theorizing here
but I am thrilled by The Prisoner
reference in the theory. The mysterious black monster strikes me as very similar to Rover, the "security system" in The Prisoner
Only a few more months to see what is really going on...
Friday, May 26, 2006
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
I'm in the middle of reading Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
-- and while you can down load it for free
, I'm perhaps old school enough that having the physical book
to read is nice, and worth paying for.
I'm really, really intrigued by the Whuffie
concept. It strikes me as putting a numeric value on something that really does drive people in their hobbies -- a numeric tally of your egoboo. We sit bits of it already -- I've seen it on Linked In
, sort of, and there are lots of other reputation-based systems out there. And in it's own way, the ranking system of Google is sort of like that as well.
Labels: books, scifi
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Lost in your Jobsearch?
Looking for a job at the Hanso Foundation
Friday, May 12, 2006
I'm thrilled to see that BBC America is going to show Spaced
later this year. The people who made this show moved on to make the funny zombie movie Shaun of the Dead
. I've had the Region 2 DVDs for several years, and it's awesome. If you're at all Geeky, it's the story of your life. It's a couple of years old -- one whole episode deals with the disillusionment those of us who grew up with Star Wars
found in the prequels, after all.
I'd like to see a Region 1 DVD release happen at some point, but my understanding is that the music clearances are very, very expensive for this country.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
, a weekly podcast that has audio science fiction short stories, is going to have a real treat over the next couple of weeks -- they're going to be going through several of the Hugo nominated short stories. This means you'll have some of the very best recent science fiction short stories out there to listen to on a commute or a walk.
I've been listening to stories for a month or two now, and there are frequently really good short stories. And if you're like me, you don't read as much as you really wish you could.
Lost and subLYMONal
is another strange page if you're Lost and looking for more information about the the Hanso Foundation
....keep clicking on the screens, in a familiar and ever-increasing pattern.
Monday, May 08, 2006
I love that the upcoming episode of Lost
is called ?
. Many years ago I was involved with a Doctor Who
fanzine also just identified with the symbol ?
, and used that as the title of my Doctor Who pages until Torchwood
came along. And in both cases, apparently, it wasn't really "Question Mark", but the actual symbol.
Am I the only one that gets seriously weirded out when they start looking at Lost websites like And Found
, or looking for information about Alvar Hanso on the Hanso Foundation
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
There's an interview with two producers of Lost
that is of course very, very spoiler ridden if you haven't seen that episode yet.
And I try to keep the main contents of these things relatively spoiler free, because I know that there's a good chance of international readership...
The End Times Are Here
Apparently, the original, pre-Special, Han-solo-shoots-first versions of Star Wars are actually coming out on DVD.
Good to see that financial motives finally trumped George's artistic sensibilities, because this was the version we all wanted anyways. [And I think it makes the Special Editions easier to accept -- as an alternative, it's a great thing, but it's not really what we want as the original if you're trying to recapture childhood memories.]
The Hanso Foundation
The Hanso Foundation
has one of the more impressive front pages I've seen -- of course, I still have to dig into all of the details of it.
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