Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Ausiello's thoughts on Linderrman
But in any case, Heroes continues to have some really, really good casting.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
More Heroes Casting
I'll be very interested to see where things go over the next few weeks.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Franken For Senate?
I figure it'll make for a very interesting campaign, at least. I saw Al Franken do a book reading a little over a year ago and I noticed then that despite his jokes, he was much more like someone who was looking at politics than as a comedian.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Pictures from space
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Eric Roberts' heroes character is named
Eric Roberts on Heroes
I wonder -- is Eric Roberts going to play the mysterious Mr. Linderman? Of course, I wondered when the first Christopher Eccleston rumors were running around if that was a character he was playing. (Or Sylar, for that matter.)
Given some of Eccleston's comments in this interview I wouldn't be at all surprised to discover that the role Eric Roberts is taking on is one that they had discussions with Eccleston about as well.
And I have a hunch that it'll be Linderman. Heroes appears to be a show that doesn't leave a lot of strongly hinted mysteries around for too long. And discovering more about Linderman -- who certainly seems to have connections with pretty much every character -- definitely looks like it is on the agenda.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Primatech Paper Company
It's interesting to see how more and more genre television shows are adding that additional piece of detail. I'm curious to find out what the invitation code is...
And it was good to see Christopher Eccleston show up on Heroes tonight as well -- obviously his appearance is something that I've been looking forward to since it was first rumored.
Sometimes you lose interest in a television series when it's off the air for a number of weeks -- but if anything, I'm more excited by Heroes now than I was when the last episodes ended.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The UI is pretty solid on it as far as I can tell as well.
Friday, January 12, 2007
you'll never die:
Robert Anton Wilson
When I visited Emperor Norton's grave in San Francisco last year, it was because of learning about that historical character through RAW's writings. And naming the new dwarf planet Eris is practically a tribute.
He'll show up when you least expect him. And I don't expect that'll stop now.
[Boing Boing Obituary]
Monday, January 08, 2007
Building a SF Convention IT Infrastructure
Unsurprisingly, the SF community is filled with IT professionals -- it is perhaps the most common job category. But then you also have a wide variety of skill sets -- people that are partisans about one sort of technology or another.
You have several departments in a typical convention that might have a need for some sort of data storage need -- convention and organization membership is the first, but then you also have your programming and other event schedules, your art show, and your dealers' room.
You have two environments as well -- you have the environment of 360 or so days a year, where the convention staff is geographically diverse, and unlike a business environment, there's no way to really dictate what sort of operating system people may use. The other 3 or 4 days you are all at the same location -- but it's an environment that you set up there, and in some situations may have need to get at that data at all hours.
One of the other challenges is that your available pool of skills is limited to what you can have for free -- but that means that you don't really want to make something that requires very specialized skills. You need something that just about anyone with IT skills can pick up.
Technology really helps the modern convention -- I can't imagine how this would have been done in the era before e-mail. But many of the pieces in place right now are frequently of the personal computer era; using Microsoft Office applications like Excel and Access. To go buzzword happy -- and as such I deserve serious abuse -- what is the Web 2.0 convention IT architecture for a Science Fiction convention?
Right now I mainly have questions, and don't yet have answers.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
The Joys of an Ice Cream Maker
But this machine is astonishingly fast -- it's quick enough that you can start the machine running after dinner, and it'll be ready in a half hour or so -- just long enough so you've digested your main meal, and are ready for a dessert. And it is portable enough that you can bring it to a party, and it's not terribly expensive -- especially when you consider the price of your higher-quality ice cream.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Google Reader Trends
The most interesting piece for me was to see what feeds I added to my shared list the most.
The top ten over the last 30 days are:
- Robert Scoble's Shared List
- Outpost Gallifrey
- Boing Boing
- Sci Fi Wire
- Digital Spy
- Nate's Shared List
- Tech Crunch
- BBC Entertainment News
What I found was the most interesting is that two of the items on my list are other people's shared lists. And they're the only two shared lists that I have on my subscriptions.
And as a reward to Lifehacker, I just received their book summarizing some of their best tips and tricks.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
The Best Response
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Battle of the Album Covers
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