Archive for May 19, 2008

Doctor Who Jumps The Gay Shark

May 19, 2008

DrWhoUW000

Yes, dear. I’m afraid it’s true.

Spoilers ahead — and vibrant adult language too. So if you haven’t seen this episode …

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… or you are a-feared of the F-word, do not click through!

The brave will click here to continue

The Daily YahooMail Still Sucks Post

May 19, 2008

It still sucks.

Thirty second delays for everything again.

Why not just come out and admit that you’re raping our time, Yahoo?

Previously here:

I Accuse YahooMail Of Deliberate Delays
Is YahooMail EVER Going To Be Fixed?
YahooMail Is Still Screwed
YahooMail: Redefining Suck

HTC Advantage Running Google Android OS!

May 19, 2008

Android on the HTC Athena (x7501)

Not much of a demo. Google’s coders are Cylons?

What’s particularly disgusting is the HTC is next to an iPhone!

A Reminder: Homey Still Don’t Play Dat

May 19, 2008

Someone today — someone with the initials Judie Lipsett — asked if I would be interested in doing a hardware review of some undescribed — but probably pocketable — device.

I sent her to a prior post: The “Columbo Moment” Is Killing Me!

That still stands.

There are tech posts here as I collect information and think out loud about future hardware purchases.

As purchases are made, the tech posts will drop off.

Writing a review is a black hole that sucks up every minute of time and which also produces nights of ill sleep as my mind churns and churns and churns over What I Might Have Missed or What I Think I Should Also Try.

Because I take reviewing seriously.

Reviews are supposed to be used as guides by people parting with their hard-earned (or easily stolen!) cash.

That’s a heavy burden to ask me to carry.

It’s one thing if I buy something for myself and then happen to blahblahblah (or bitchbitchbitch) about my use of it.

I’m simply describing what I’m doing, not what a review demands: which is permutation upon permutation.

Many said permutations being what I have no interest in doing or would never ever do (hello, you Exchange Mail server users, I cast my evil gaze upon you!).

When it comes to, let’s say, the HTC Advantage, all my questions are personal use ones. I have no interest, for instance, in how it’d perform as an MP3 player. I have no interest in swapping mail with a distant server via a specialized client. My interests are narrow and specific and task-based.

Some of those questions are ones I’ve had for the iPhone too.

So, no hardware reviews here — or anywhere.

Now, if only Steve Jobs would save my frikkin soul by revealing an iPod Air next month!

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Damn you two!! Stop that!!!

Invincible Iron Man

May 19, 2008

I came across this first at vtap (iPhone/iPod Touch users, check this), which was funneling it from Metacafe. Of course, I looked on YouTube, since that’s what I can easily embed here (both at WordPress and Blogger “here”).

When billionaire industrialist Tony Stark dons his sophisticated steel mesh armor of his own design, he becomes a living high-tech weapon, the world’s greatest human fighting machine : THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN.

2D frame by frame Animation, fast paced action, enormous fun, THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN is a non commercial fan film inspired by the famous Marvel Comic character and directed by David Guivant with practically no Budget.

A must-see for all Marvel Comics’ die hard Fans !!
(Special appearance by Excelsior)

IRON MAN CAST & CREW

Anthony Stark…………………….Paul Lasserre
Virginia Potts……………………..Tiphaine Bousquet
Harold Hogan…………………….Olivier Houdan
Natasha Romanoff………………Rosanne Ringenbach
Nicholas Fury…………………….Fabrice Wenger
Carol Danvers……………………Emilie Denis
Gene Khan………………………..Jean Pierre Perreira
Janet Van Dyne………………….Laetitia Wenger
Excelsior…………………………. .Stan Lee

Director………………………….. ..David Guivant
Producer………………………….. .David Guivant
Storyboard Artist………………..David Guivant
Script……………………………. ….David Guivant
Special Effects…………………….David Guivant
Pupeteer………………………….. .Jean-Claude Liou
Pupeteer………………………….. .Amandine Pillaut
Pupeteer………………………….. .Julien Leconte
Director’s Assistant……………..Julien Leconte
Director’s Assistant……………..Stephane Rigal
Drapesmaster…………………….Mar ie-Therese Chung
Drapesmaster…………………….Jer emy Chung
Music…………………………….. ..Immediate Music

OFFICIAL IRON MAN TRAILER 2008 (NICK FURY)

Looking at this, I just — no pun intended — marvel. What Ed Wood Jr. could have accomplished with today’s tech and a bunch of eager college interns!

Now click to see the blooper reel