Thursday, November 30, 2006
The Coolness of Google Reader
Of course, what my long-term wish-list for this feature would be that it would automatically capture my folders -- and then you could theoretically subscribe to someone's shared links *from a particular tag* -- for example, you might be interested in the items that are computer related, but not my entertainment related.
But still, it's very neat -- and it makes keeping an eye on lots of places throughout the web much, much easier...
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
A little more Heroes
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
City Pages and Boots
In other comics news, I'm somehow very comforted that Dave Cockrum died in Superman pjs. One of the things that's great is when you discover that creators share the passion for the history of the form and the material -- and in my mind, that's dying with your boots on in the best sense.
Monday, November 27, 2006
She's Such A Geek (follow up)
Digging through, I saw reference to this list of ten women geeks. It's obvious to me that Paris Hilton isn't on the list because she's really a geek, but as link bait and wishful thinking. I'm also not sure it's a good idea to mix real people and fictional ones on the same list.
In my list of top fictional girl geeks, I'd certainly include Kitty Pryde of the X-Men, and probably the three geek women from Joss Whedon shows -- Willow Rosenberg, Winifred Burkle, and Kaylee Frye. But I suppose since Joss is writing Kitty in Astonishing X-Men, it's really obvious that they're all pretty much from the same mold.
Very quickly as you look at a list like that you are looking at what the definition of geek is in general -- it is not the same as just being smart. And at least for me, it's not quite the same thing as just being a techie -- it certainly includes a lot of the entertainment interests that seem to coincide with that as well. (We're such a stereotype.)
And they've got the best way to introduce episode titles I've ever seen.
And while the episodes are on iTunes -- and looking at the rankings on iTunes earlier today they're doing quite well there -- you might want to take advantage of the marathon on Sci Fi this Wednesday, November 29th. They're showing the first six episodes -- so something to fill your TiVo up with.
So time to get on the bandwagon before Christopher Eccleston and George Takai show up.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I think the issue that immediately springs to mind is The Uncanny X-Men #153, entitled "Kitty's Fairy Tale". In this issue Kitty Pryde retold much of the Dark Phoenix story in a fantasy setting filled with pirates and humor. It could have been little more than one of those standard "refresh the readers on the backstory" issues that you would get in comics from time to time, but it was able to present it in a fresh way that could still be entertaining and moving.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
So using Google's wonderful custom search technology, I've built a MetaWikiSearch. If there's a Wiki site out there that you think I should add -- and I've tried to add several already -- let me know.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Blogger Beta Feeds
But I've had a few frustrations with the feeds that are generated through the system -- it looks like it's breaking the feed into live journal and technorati. And while it hasn't broken them from going into Google Reader, it pushes items as they are edited and labeled to the top of the feed. Which isn't really what I would have ideally wanted.
Upcoming Heroes Casting
In other amusing news on the 9th Wonders site, they're reporting that George Takai is going to appear as Hiro's father. I'm more than a bit amused if the we're getting casting from a primary actor from both Doctor Who and Star Trek announced during days of each other.
While digging around for more information and gossip about these casting I've also discovered a Heroes Wiki -- I think the Wiki format works really well for shows like Heroes or Lost.
Labels: doctorwho, heroes, startrek
Revenge of the Jedi
I'm not as anti-the prequels as many people I know are. They're not the original Star Wars -- and how could they be -- and I'm not sure I can separate my childhood nostalgia when I watch them. And that makes some things work, but also emphasizes every little flaw.
Of course, it is possible for that sort of nostalgic revisit to work in their own rights as well -- the new Doctor Who is still recognizably the series that I discovered as a kid, but is a complete modern upgrade as well. And while the nostalgic elements of Battlestar Galactica are less frequent, it's something that is very good for today, and stands on its one terms despite any distant nostalgic memories.
And tomorrow is another day where nostalgic franchises return, as we go to see the new James Bond movie Casino Royale. It is odd because it promises to be a back-to-basics Bond film, but there was a fair amount of controversy in the past about it.
Labels: bond, doctorwho, galactica, nostalgia, starwars
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Salesforce.com Search Engine
Labels: salesforce, search
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Doctor Who - Region 1 March titles announced
Minnesota voters send first Muslim to Capitol Hill
MapQuest for AppExchange - The Official Salesforce Blog - Salesforce Blogs
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Whose side is your favorite superhero on?
Today is the end of the electronic voting machine
'Real Borat' seeks apology - CNN.com
Genesis regroups for tour after 15-year break - CNN.com
Battlestar Galactica - The Return of Athena « Warp Section
Monday, November 06, 2006
Tracking the elections in Minnesota
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Doctor Who made Robert J Sawyer cry
Torchwood Episode Guide (A Brief History of Time Travel)
Saturday, November 04, 2006
19 Things Republicans Want You To Forget on 11.7.06
Ain't It Cool News Graeme Harper Interview
Lost Producers Explain (Season 3 Spoiler)
Friday, November 03, 2006
The Minnesota Science Fiction and Fantasy Search Engine
The Minnesota Science Fiction and Fantasy Search Engine
Labels: minnesota, scifi, search
MPR: Campaign 2006: Select a Candidate
Schneier on Security: How to Steal an Election
Thursday, November 02, 2006
How Republicans poisoned politics. - By Jacob Weisberg - Slate Magazine
MPR: Campaigning heats up in the 5th Congressional District
Digital Spy - Cult - 'Spooks' actress to star in 'Doctor Who'
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Doctor Who wins more UK TV awards
HammerWeb Tribute: Nigel Kneale
Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments II - The Domino Effect - Google Video
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