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The things you find…

in the Mac App store. “Help Kiko get the precious totem back!”

Amazing

The Ballad of G.I. Joe from Olivia Wilde

Julianne Moore as Scarlett!
Vinnie Jones as Destro!

hOLY ShIT!

Go here: Plug into The Smart Grid

Follow the instructions on the right side of the screen. It’s so damn cool!

I <3 great ads

EA’s response to the Youtube post above (which seems to be legit considering the titles of his other videos).

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Have any of you been watching this? It’s a three-part webisode thing that Joss Whedon and his brothers put together during the writer’s strike. Pretty cool, very typically Whedonesque, much in the same vein as BTVS’s “Once More, With Feeling” episode. Neal Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day star. It’s only going to be viewable for free for TODAY, so go watch all three parts. After that, it’s available for purchase from iTunes ($4 for all three parts), and there will eventually be a DVD. But go catch it now for free, then come back and discuss!

Testing the Waters

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While cruising around the net, I ran into the blog of a designer here in Japan. They linked to a gallery of their photos. That’s when I discovered Fotologue, a very slick web gallery that’s all Flash based. It has a great interface, both on the front and backends, and it’s even moderately customizable. Privacy controls are decent enough, too. I appreciate the fact that organizing my photos is a function of looking at the folder they are in, rather than going into another whole separate function. There’s also a great feature that lets you replace a specific picture, just in case you’ve made changes. It’s all pretty intuitive. I still do wish that there was a built-in option to sort your photos by name, date, etc., but as it is, the frontpage scroll works as a great, random sampling of photos on your site. At least this makes the “unordered” nature of their presentation a bit more functional.

So, I decided to give it a spin, transferring some of my photos from my Thailand trip as well as photos from my Flickr site. I may just be moving from Flickr to Fotologue if all things go well.

http://fotologue.jp/busywords/