Nintendo DS

I’m away for the new year but I had a moment to post. I just bought a Nintendo DS with some Best Buy gift certificates I got for XMas.. It’s pretty cool if you are looking for a handheld game system. The dual screens are really cool and the Wi-Fi is pretty cool as well. I reccomend you check it out.. If I find any cool games I promise to let you know…

Nintendo DS

I’m away for the new year but I had a moment to post. I just bought a Nintendo DS with some Best Buy gift certificates I got for XMas.. It’s pretty cool if you are looking for a handheld game system. The dual screens are really cool and the Wi-Fi is pretty cool as well. I reccomend you check it out.. If I find any cool games I promise to let you know…

Holidays

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season.. Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwansa all celebrated in a perfet storm of holiday cheer!

I’ve been overwhealmed with family and the like. Gifts all over the place, stuff to return, stuff to read about.. got lots of books so lots to actually read.. Got an amzing CD set too “The complete Jack Johnson Sessions” by Miles Davis.. amazing stuff..

Bought a Nintendo DS with some gift certificates.. I’ll let you know how that is.. I’m psyched.

Anyways, I’m just stopping in to say hi.. I’ve had too much going on to write but I didn’t want you all to think I’d abandoned you.. There are some serious posts in the archives that I urge you all to read while I’m away..

Talk to you after the New Year.. stay safe!

Holidays

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season.. Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwansa all celebrated in a perfet storm of holiday cheer!

I’ve been overwhealmed with family and the like. Gifts all over the place, stuff to return, stuff to read about.. got lots of books so lots to actually read.. Got an amzing CD set too “The complete Jack Johnson Sessions” by Miles Davis.. amazing stuff..

Bought a Nintendo DS with some gift certificates.. I’ll let you know how that is.. I’m psyched.

Anyways, I’m just stopping in to say hi.. I’ve had too much going on to write but I didn’t want you all to think I’d abandoned you.. There are some serious posts in the archives that I urge you all to read while I’m away..

Talk to you after the New Year.. stay safe!

Move voting machine hacking

It is too soon to be using electonic voting machines. We can’t even build safe/unhackable operating systems yet. Letting bad software companies try and build voting machines is simply asinine.. The latest report comes after a test on a Diebold machine but it could happen on any of them.

War in the US

If the fact that wiretapping US citizens wasn’t enough to rouse you out of your chairs and stampede towards Washington shouting “Impeach”, there is an incredible piece in the Washington Post today. Basicly it tells us how in the days after 9/11, W tried to get the authority to Wage War within the US borders! Think about it.. W mobilizing the army to take over buildings that house activist groups.. or maybe military prison camps or tribunals.. who knows.. This guys thought then and thinks now that everyone is an enemy combatant.. He thinks he is a kind and we are all his subjects.. Actually, and there are so many parralells here, the man acts as if he is Saddam. He believes that dissent should be quieted and the military should carry out his will wherever he wishes… this man is sick and has to be removed before more damage is done to our once great nation!!!!

Move voting machine hacking

It is too soon to be using electonic voting machines. We can’t even build safe/unhackable operating systems yet. Letting bad software companies try and build voting machines is simply asinine.. The latest report comes after a test on a Diebold machine but it could happen on any of them.

War in the US

If the fact that wiretapping US citizens wasn’t enough to rouse you out of your chairs and stampede towards Washington shouting “Impeach”, there is an incredible piece in the Washington Post today. Basicly it tells us how in the days after 9/11, W tried to get the authority to Wage War within the US borders! Think about it.. W mobilizing the army to take over buildings that house activist groups.. or maybe military prison camps or tribunals.. who knows.. This guys thought then and thinks now that everyone is an enemy combatant.. He thinks he is a kind and we are all his subjects.. Actually, and there are so many parralells here, the man acts as if he is Saddam. He believes that dissent should be quieted and the military should carry out his will wherever he wishes… this man is sick and has to be removed before more damage is done to our once great nation!!!!

Video Compositing

I was a video editor for 12 years. The thing I loved to do more than anything else was composites. When I did them, I had to do a lot of the work by hand, with 4 video decks running a complicated setup on the switcher, a synchronized effects box and then maybe even more layers on top.. it was incredibly complex work and I loved every second of it. Now a days it’s a lot easier with computers and compositing tools.. This demo reel from R!OT Manhattan (a post house specializing in tv spots) shows you the amazing stuff they are doing these days and exposed some of the secrets that you as a regular viewer never even imagined…

TaskToy

Check out this website. It’s a web application that manages lists of tasks. It’s simple, clean, powerful and simply amazing to me.