Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New quote of the Month!

From the always interesting Douglas Rushkoff.

Consuming bad media degrades our ability to perceive.

Read why here.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cat and Girl versus Legitimacy

Because I've come to realise that I really shouldn't be leeching images off other sites, and I think you would be best served visiting the actual site and trawling through the archives when you have time, I'm only proffering a link. Besides, I learned my lesson from a Doonesbury cartoon, "Are Women capable of Torture?" that I keep getting hits on from Google Images from sickos searching for "Women" and "Torture". No more sickos for me, thank you very much.

Go, read, enjoy.

Aah, Cat and Girl. They make me chuckle like no one else does...

I have so much I want to talk about, and no time to talk about it in. What good's a public space for an individual voice if there's no time to speak?

Monday, May 22, 2006

New ABC MD - A good thing or a bad thing?

It's not official, but the trade papers are saying the ABC board has picked the editorial director for Fairfax, Mr Mark Scott, to be our new Managing Director.

Bad thing: A newspaper guy to run a bunch of television and radio stations? Does this make sense? Possibly. Might be good to get someone who can step outside that axis.

Good thing: Apparantly Mr Scott has been quite key in the inception and growth of Fairfax's online holdings. That's a step forward as far as I'm concerned right there.

Of course, it's pretty funny when your current employer uses this headline to announce it.

Welcome Mr Scott. I look forward to seeing where we go from here.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Trailer Remix goes "De-Mille"ian

Who says trailer remixes need to be for modern films? Remix the Cecil B DeMille classic "The 10 Commandments" with a high school teen flick and this is what you get.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

9/11 Pentagon video released - now that was smart

So a group called "Judicial Watch" files a FOI request to get access to the otherwise suppressed video of Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon on September 11 2001. Having received it, they post it on their site.

The site crashes.

So they rebuild and pare down the site so it won't happen again. Then, to really cut back on their bandwidth, they ditch both videos onto YouTube and let them deal with it. Now that's clever.

YouTube - Judicial Watch September 11 Pentagon Video -- 1 of 2

YouTube - Judicial Watch September 11 Pentagon Video -- 2 of 2

Personally, I can't see a jet in that timelapse footage, but that's not why I posted this. It highlights a growing trend of content producers placing their material on 3rd party sites so they don't have to worry about maintaining the back end.

Friday, May 12, 2006

(Cue "Out-of-breath panting")

Back from Sydney.

Too much at work to do.

No time for posting.

Maybe next week.


Friday, May 05, 2006

No time for posts

Nothing this week. Been too busy.

Last weekend was much fun, not because of the games (although some of those rocked without limit) but rather the people I got to hang out with. Huge thanks to Col, Brad, Steve, Helga and Troy for making the weekend so enjoyable.

Collectable Card Games. Who knew they were so much fun? Shadowfist is very quickly turning into a new obsession.

Yesterday was the Adobe Fully Loaded Tour presentation. Some interesting stuff, although the video and web segments left a little to be desired.

Off to Sydney Monday and Tuesday for the New Media Systems Conference where I'm supposed to give a talk on the Brisbane facility. Then it's back to it in the build up to next Friday where I have far too many things due to comfortably name.

Back to the coalface.