Beautiful display of sportsmanship.
Beautiful display of sportsmanship.
For the street view nerds out there, you can now buy your own kit. It includes 6 cameras, GPS unit, 12-V power supply, and software. The Price: Contact Seller. DIY Street view+ Read more…
You might have heard that today’s a pretty special day, astronomically speaking. Venus is in transit between Earth and the Sun today, which is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Today only, right before sunset in the United States, if you look up at the sun, you’ll be able to see the silhouette Venus passing between us and our life-giving star. And due to the differences between Venus’s solar year and its orbit around the Sun, you’ll have to wait a hundred years until this event happens again.
Venus Transit, free app on the App Store, shows based on your location when the transit will start and finish.
Watch Venus Transit Across the Sun.
A dog photographed in crazy poses. www.maddieonthings.com
Some of my favorites:
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Headline: North Korean officials executed in staged traffic accidents. Someone needs to put an end to this BS. I don’t care if they are allied with China, this is ridiculous.
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The country used firing squads or staged traffic accidents to execute 30 officials involved in talks to unite North and South Korea, according to the 2012 Amnesty International report released Thursday. It also notes that the country had been questioned about another 37 reported executions between 2007 and 2010 for "financial crimes."
MIT creates a ketchup bottle that pours like milk.
Uncle Drew… Pepsi Max. Do I have an Uncle Drew?
Called the Leap, available for pre order for the Mac platform, makes the Kinect look like a child’s play.
So it looks like Kodak has a secret small nuclear reactor in their NY headquarters to test impurities in their chemicals. No wonder their film stock is consistent.+ Read more…
A little girl teaches her new puppy how to poop.
Blue Busters – Apple’s ’84 spoof of Ghostbusters
Harvard Baseball 2012 Call Me Maybe Cover
Maurice Sendak, the renowned children’s author, has passed away on Tuesday from complications caused by a recent stroke. Sendak wrote and illustrated more than 50 children’s books–including “Where the Wild Things Are,” his most famous, published in 1963. He was 83. Maurice Sendak dead: ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ author was 83+ Read more…
One presidential debate I would watch.
In memory of Adam Yauch.
Computer Beat by MysteryGuitarMan.
SloPro is a video app for the iPhone that records 60fps.
Katie’s Take: The Skinny on Veggie Chips
After being mugged and beaten, Jason Padgett becomes a genius. I wish it was that simple.
ABC News:Man Becomes Genius After Head Injury
Students at MIT play Tetris on a building.
This has to be the creepiest iphone case ever. Hand iPhone Case+ Read more…
Dog named “Stormy” video bombs a newscast.
With 220° angle of view, this ridiculously huge Nikon Fisheye lens (6mm f2.8) will go on sale for around $161,000.
Huge 11-Pound Nikon 6mm ƒ2.8 Fisheye Lens Goes On Sale
Brian Dawkins to retire, the greatest player to don the Philadelphia Eagles uniform. Thank you for the memories.
Magic Angle Sculpture: Dancers
by J. V. Muntean
My favorite video game gets minecraft’d. Pretty cool but these people have too much time on their hands.
Is this what we thirty somethings have turned into?
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Hulk Hogan. Enough said.
The Canon 7/5D DSLR has just been ENG’d.
What losses does to your face.+ Read more…
I want to go here for my next vacation.
Teen Blown Away by Jet Engine: Caught on Tape
This fan built the real iconic Akira bike. Took over 7 years to build and roughly 10 million yen ($121,000 USD). This bike is being used to raise money for charities like childhood autism and relief and rebuilding efforts stemming from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Hands on with the official Akira Bike
Wow! Facebook just announced that they will be buying Instagram for $1 billion. I have a love and hate relationship with Facebook but I love Instagram. I hope Facebook doesn’t screw this up.+ Read more…
Love It. On my bucket list.+ Read more…
2012-2013 MLB season is finally here and can’t wait to root for my home team the Philadelphia Phillies. What a way to celebrate the new season by looking at the new Miami Marlins Ballpark that officially opened yesterday. The days of pure baseball stadium is over and a new era of consumer entertainment is upon us. For crying out loud, they have a fish tank behind the home plate.+ Read more…
They had me at USB ports for charging iPhones.
Nissan unveils prototype ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ to NYC
Nike officially unveiled its new NFL uniforms. I like it for the most part but please oh please get rid of that ridiculous gloves with the team logo on it. NFL Unveiling Slideshow.+ Read more…
As a hardcore runner and fan, I would like to remember and honor Micah True – True was featured in articles in running magazines and was a central character—known by his nickname, “Caballo Blanco”—in McDougall’s “Born to Run.” He passed away doing what he loved – running.+ Read more…
Can we get one of these from LA to Philly?+ Read more…
An event such as this is a beautiful reminder of change and renewed determination in a person’s life through a tragic event. It’s sad what happened but its a beautiful story.+ Read more…
A one off custom built Ferrari dubbed SPC-12 EPC for Eric Clapton. A whopping $4.75 million dollars!
Steve Knowlton ran across America a couple of years ago. He’s going to do it again this spring. Beat me to it but WOW. Respect!+ Read more…
I am a proponent for artistic expression and the integrity of the artist’s eye so when I heard the uproar by a small minority group who expressed displeasure in the ending to the video game “Mass Effects 3″, I was like “Come on people, let it be what it is.” Let me first preface by saying that I have not played ME3 yet. I still haven’t played the 2nd one so I can’t comment on the ending. But it got me thinking, is it not the purpose of games in general to have the player become the piece that is being played? And if so the total immersion of the experience requires a full conclusion whether happy or sad but satisfying none the less. Could it be that the team at Bioware somehow ignored this fact and created an ending that they felt was better. And maybe it was but the thing that they have that the players don’t have is the luxury of story creation. We as the player only know what is presented to us whereas the creator has all knowledge, before after and every little nuances and details that are not presented to the player. The sometimes ambiguity for the artistic expression from a creator’s point may be valid and I will stand by it but maybe in this case it isn’t really justified. They lost the engagement that the players have gone through and not provided a satisfactory conclusion.
This reminds me of the conclusion that I felt playing Halo 2. But the only difference was that I knew it was part of a trilogy and that Halo 3 would be coming out. Mass Effects 3 is suppose to be the finish, the conclusion to this trilogy. Hopefully when I get around to playing and finishing it that I will be satisfied.+ Read more…
I remember having to learn how to spell this word when I was in grade school. I still remember how I butchered the pronunciation so that I can spell it – “P-neu-mono-ultra-microscopic-silico-volcano-coniosis”+ Read more…
Till June 30, nine stainless-steel optical illusion sculptures designed by Barrios are being publicly displayed along a stretch of New York City’s Park Avenue, between 51st and 67th streets.
Paris based graphic artist Pascal Witaszek created this movie poster. I swear it looks real but it’s just another well done fan made image.
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Not a roller coaster but an actual staircase. This ones from Duisburg, Germany. Photo by Uwe Schmid.+ Read more…
Is this the new iPad 3? Sorry the music is annoying.
More reasons to have fun or be lazy and not exercise.+ Read more…
Amazing time-lapse video of the night sky. Temporal Distortion by Randy Halverson.+ Read more…
Joe Ayoob throws a John Collins design, officially breaking the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. The new world record, once verified by Guinness, will be 226 feet, 10 inches.
Video game marketing gone where no other game has gone before.
I’m a sucker for pet videos, especially dogs. This one is very touching.+ Read more…
Is this the new iPad 3 display? By iFixit.
A simple explanation of what ISO is for photography and video.
Puts a whole new perspective when you see the amount of junk floating in our space.+ Read more…
A Boeing 787 jet, the Dreamliner, took its 19 hour test flight by drawing the letters 787 followed by the company’s logo across several thousand miles of North American skies. It wasn’t visible from the ground but can be seen in the flight path. Wow.+ Read more…
Iranian Ministry of Sports’ Martial Arts Federation is training over 3000 women in the art of Ninjutsu. I wonder what they have up their sleeves. Photo by Caren Firouz/Reuters. Iran’s Female Ninjas+ Read more…
Nowness.com presents L.E.D. Snowboarding.
I’ve been hit by the snowboarding bug and must say this goggle by Zeal Optics is amazing. I want one. It’s like a video game display on your goggles. The Z3.+ Read more…
I am all for being vegetarian and vegan dietary lifestyle but some groups like PETA rub me the wrong way. Here’s a commercial that they made that in essence is stating the dangers of their boyfriends’ burgeoning veganism and its relation to sex. I find this to be of poor taste and doesn’t do anything to promote ethical treatment of animals. This is a spot that just does disservice to females.
Photographer Seth Casteel has a pet lifestyle photo gallery of dogs underwater. You can check out more of his works by going to his page www.littlefriendsphoto.com. Here are few of my favorites.+ Read more…
Samuel Aranda (NYTimes) won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year award for his image of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms. This was during the demonstration in Yemen during what we call the “Arab Spring.”+ Read more…
Will Ferrell announcing the starting lineup for the New Orleans Hornets.+ Read more…
Here’s a behind the scenes “close call” moment while shooting the new Scion FR-S commercial.+ Read more…
Here’s another clever OK GO music video.
I love the show Mad Men and this NYC subway advertisement is genius. Advertisement company by Stark. Here are a few of my favorites. You can see more at gothamist.+ Read more…
My jaw dropped. I want these. Now only if I can control them with my iPhone and without the need of motion capture rig and white sheets.
Here’s a sequel to last years VW little Vader spot. It stars a fat dog that loosing weight.+ Read more…
Superbowl week is here. And to celebrate, I will be highlighting some of the commercials. First up is Matthew Broderick reprising his role as Ferris Bueller for a Honda CR-V commercial.+ Read more…
Apple today released Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3. It brings back multicam editing of up to 64 angles; advanced chroma keying; enhanced XML; and broadcast monitoring support out via Thunderbolt port and PCIe cards.
I hope this means Apple is serious about Pro market again. Now when can we expect new Mac Pros?+ Read more…
Mr. Berry was a struggling actor. One day he did a gig where he got paid to do a simple photo shoot. That photo got sold to stock photo library service. Later it was licensed by New York Citys health department for ad campaigns to bring awareness to diabetes. So they altered the image and that went live. Now Mr. Berry is very upset that this will negatively impact his career.
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I wish Siri was this hot
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If celebrities star in a foreign commercial, does that mean their career is pretty much over? Here’s a commercial for CCAA staring Megan Fox and Mike Tyson. I think it’s over.
I’m a huge fan of optical illusions and this one is pretty cool. It’s called the “Vanishing Head Illusion” and it is by Richard Wiseman who runs the Quirkology Channel on Youtube. For more of his other videos and blogs, check out his site.
"I'm retiring. I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff."
–George Lucas, New York Times
Has Lucas officially announced his retirement? It seems that Lucas is tired and jaded by the constant struggle to get his movies made the way he wants within the confines of the Hollywood Studio system. His latest ill treatment was with the Lucasfilm produced featured called “Red Tails,” which hits theaters today. He told the “Daily Show” that Hollywood didn’t favor the all-black major role action film.
Lucas might be looking to pursue other creative venues like experimental indie films a la “THX 1138″. But his retirement from this industry won’t be an overnight change. He is still mulling over Indiana Jones 5. Either way I feel his glory days as a story teller is over and maybe a time off from this industry will do him good.
Here’s an amazing video of our Sun putting on an amazing looping light show.
“A close-up view of the Sun’s edge shows vast loop structures made of superheated plasma, just one of which is the size of several Earths. These loops can have a wide range of temperatures, many reaching several million degrees Kelvin.
The upper one of a pair of new, solar active regions that just rotated into view offered a beautiful profile view of those cascading loops spiraling above it (Jan. 15-16, 2012) following a solar flare eruption. With its ability to capture the Sun in amazing detail, SDO observed it all in extreme ultraviolet light. This particular video clip used an image every minutes to present the motion.
Credit: NASA SDO”
After quitting his job, photographer Kien Lam took a trip around the world. Over the course of a year, 17 countries, and over 6200 photographs he turn them into a time-lapse video to share his epic journey with the internet. Enjoy:
This one is from the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee. I love the surprise, the agony, and the relief all expressed on this young boy’s face. I’m pretty sure he was going through some internal conflict – should I or shouldn’t I or can it be but that doesn’t make sense. Anyway check it out.
I was fortunate enough to go to the Dr. Martin Luther King JR Memorial in Washington DC last year. To remember him and pay my respect in celebrating his day, I’m sharing some of the photos that I took of his memorial.
Happy Martin Luther King JR Day
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I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
–Dr. Martin Luther King JR
I want to first give a shout out to my friend Ian Kim who posted this on his Facebook.
It’s a fascinating portrait series by a Japanese artist who goes by the name Photographer Hal. Couples were vacuum-packed together and then photographed. Here are few of my favorites:+ Read more…
Sorry, 5 days past but thought this was a cool “Who Knew” video talking about the semiannual occurence. This one I believed occurred approximately on January 8th where the sun rose in alignment with the east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan.+ Read more…
Stephen J Anderson rigged up some kitchen cookware and accessories to his homemade synthesizer to turn those items into the trigger to create a note. With the right combo of items and software tuning, he is able to turn it into a musical composition. Genius
Here’s a new take on famous paintings. These photographers recreated the paintings into an actual live photographs. Check them out: www.Booooooom.com
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I might actually be interested in this if it ever is open to the public. Paraglide along with a falcon.+ Read more…
Folks at GoPro are showing off couple cool new devices. First the HD Hero 2 with better sensor, 11 MP photo, and roughly about 2 hr battery life. They have also introduced the new Wifi BacPac which allows you to wirelessly control camera as well as be able to interace with mobile devices like the iPhone for instant playback of recorded content.
Engadget Hands On Video Preview
Here’s an interesting article on 6 Mayan apocalypse predictions, based on the interpretation of the calendar, that have been “debunked”. I only use quotation marks on debunked because I for one believe that no one knows and will never know. The world is just unpredictable and whatever happens happens. We’re also basing case for the apocalypse based on an interpretation of a calendar. Sounds far fetched but is very fascinating. I for one am very curious to see what happens 12/12/2012.+ Read more…
Bob Anderson, Olympic fencer and movie sword master, passed away on January 2nd, 2012. He is famous for donning the Darth Vader costume and battling Luke Skywalker in 2 of the original Star Wars films. We celebrate his life by revisiting the famous lightsaber scene in the Return of the Jedi.
Today is January 2nd, 2012 and in a few minutes, the puck will drop and begins the new tradition of NHL hockey at an outdoor stadium. This year it’s my boys the Philadelphia FLyers taking on the New York Rangers. And they are playing in my field the Citizens Bank Park the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Let’s go Flyers and to my peeps in Philly, show them what a real sports fan looks and sounds like.+ Read more…
Here’s a video of preview for this year’s New Year’s eve celebration.
2011 New Year’s Eve Preview
I hate to do this but I can’t conclude this look back week of viral videos of 2011 without including this music video. I see it fit since today being Friday and the song is entitled “Friday”. It’s a terrible song with terrible lyrics but enjoy. This little ditty is by Rebecca Black.
Here’s another look back at viral videos that made 2011 special.
Here’s a cute and funny one where a baby and a dog crawl race. I’m just awed at how a dog knows how to crawl.+ Read more…
Continuing on this week’s celebration of viral videos, today I look back at a time lapse video of a puppy growing up to a dog – a span of 1 year.
The top viral video of 2011 goes to none other than the “Ultimate Dog Tease”. It’s a fresh and brilliant way of incorporating the dog’s facial expressions and changing the story around through the use of VO to create a hilarious and uncanny realism of what it would be if dogs can communicate with us. Check it out:
Here’s a fun must have app for your iphone. It’s called Action Movie FX. Produced by Bad Robots Production, it allows users to insert realistic special effects into live videos shot using the onboard camera. Check it out
Batman is my favorite super hero growing up and I’ve always wanted to be him. Now with a new company called Armstar I can at least come 10% closer with this amazing Kevlar Gauntlet. It looks awesome, has self defense purposes but most importantly it is an iPhone dock. Santa, can I please have one for Christmas?+ Read more…
Christiane Amanpour takes us through the political stories that made up the year 2011.
December 21, 2012 – According to one interpretation of the Mayan Calendar, that is the date that the world will end. So today marks the exact 1 year countdown.
The Mayan civilization, which reached its height from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D., had a talent for astronomy. Advanced mathematics and primitive astronomy flourished, creating what many have called the most accurate calendar in the world.
The Mayans predicted a final event that included a solar shift, a Venus transit and violent earthquakes.
Their Long Count calendar begins in 3,114 B.C., marking time in roughly 394-year periods known as Baktuns. Thirteen was a significant, sacred number for the Mayas, and they wrote that the 13th Baktun ends on Dec. 21, 2012.
–Susan Clarke – ABC NEWS Blogs
So let the countdown begin.
ABC News Blogs
Hines Ward is featured in an awesome sequence for the new Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Trailer. Check it out:+ Read more…
It’s another day and another dictator falls. This time it’s the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. As a Korean American, I am relieved and feel excitement for my fellow country men and women in South Korea. Maybe this will start the process of unification between the two Koreas. But I’m also cautious because I don’t know what to expect out of this heir/son Kim Jong Un. He is a mystery. If being young, he makes brash decisions than I’m afraid we are in for a long turmoil. Another part of me wants to say that maybe he is an idealist and sees what his country has become. But maybe that’s just my idealism that is clouding. The photos that I’ve seen of him is he is fat while his fellow people are thin and starving.
Praying for a change…
I have to admit that I’m probably one of the few that haven’t watched James Cameron’s Avatar. And to be frank I don’t really have the urge to watch it. The whole been there done that story plot line just wasn’t appealing for me. But I thought this was blog news worthy – Avatar is being released on iTunes with digital extras like scene deconstruction. And the one extra feature that really got me intrigued is the “Greenscreen X-Ray”. Basically you use the cursor to move around the scene and it shows you just that portion in it’s raw greenscreen format (the way the camera initially recorded it). This has never before been done especially on iTunes delivery and may be the new it feature for future titles. Will this make me want to finally see it, nah, but I think it’s a great idea.
This has to be the most incredible fireworks show I have ever seen. Wow!
This is the work of a Chinese artist named Cai Guo-Giang. Using microchip-controlled explosives, he forms these incredible plumes of design and patterns.
SIRI is one talented gender neutral AI. Is there anything it can’t do?
I just saw this YouTube video where they took Charlie Chaplin’s final speech from the film “The Great” and set it to various montages and background music. It tugs at your heart and is inspiring – the human idea of life, freedom, love and democracy. Chaplin’s speech is poetic and delivered with conviction. But I do have one point that we as society fail to understand. Tragedy, war, famine, disasters, all of the bad things that we don’t want in our lives is what brings out the best in us. Without these we don’t see love manifest as action through the volunteers and workers of aid. When one group of people hate you beat you and leave you to die on the streets, a stranger will come to your side to love on you and take care of you.
Maybe the Utopian world is not about the elimination of bad things in this world but maybe it’s the edification of individual’s love for one another to shine.
Here we go again. This time it’s the iPad 2 versus hot volcanic lava. This video, courtesy of ZooGue, follows CEO Tim Angel as he goes to Hawaii and wonders what would happen if an iPad 2 touches lava. What do you think would happen? It doesn’t take a genius to know that anything that touches lava would be toast. I guess anything for publicity. I so did not want to see it but here I am blogging about it and sharing it with you all. ZooGue you got me but I still don’t know what you do.
The Hollywood Reporter picked the 20 most outrageous movie posters of 2011. I am utterly speechless. Here are few that I liked.
You can view the rest by clicking on this link: AFM’s 20.
The ad reads in bold letters “02:19am She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.” It’s suppose to be a stark reminder of how alcohol abuse can lead to impaired judgement and vulnerabilities to dangerous situations. I for one get it and understand what they were trying to do but can see why people would interpret it the wrong way. It gives a sense of bottom line summation that all rape victims are to be blamed and that is absolutely wrong but the context of this ad is not bold enough to represent otherwise. The worst fear of any women, young and old, is being raped and feeling helpless. I hope one day that us civil people will be able to respect and honor one another but I know that it is a pipe dream.
Preys will feed and are looking for helpless and impaired people. The best advice that parents and friends should give would be to control our drinking – keep our friend accountable. Maybe by not putting ourselves in these situations, we can at least avoid being caught in this trap.
Tangerine Tango or specifically PANTONE® 17-1463 has been named the 2012 color of the year. According to their site, Tangerine Tango is a spirited reddish orange and continues to provide the energy boost that we need to recharge and move forward.
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Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it… Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.
–Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®
Today marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. In the words of President Franklin Roosevelt, a “date which will live in infamy.” On the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, LIFE.com presents rare and unpublished photos from Hawaii and the mainland. Check them out here LIFE.com
Samsung released a concept video for their flexible display technology. More and more it looks like we’re headed towards the “Minority Report” world. Just don’t take my eyes.
Craig Royal is a fine art photographer. He is also blind. He lost his vision due to a congenital form of optic atrophy.
My vision loss is due to a congenital form of optic atrophy. My peripheral vision is blurred and the central vision is obscured by a white blindspot.
And yet he still manages to overcome his handicap to take beautiful photographs that can only be imagined and captured by a unique artist like himself.
You can check out Craig’s work on Flickr.
If any one saw last night’s New England Patriots versus the Philadelphia Eagles game, you know that it was brutal. The entire season can pretty much be summed up by this game. The culmination of fan’s frustration is – “FIRE ANDY!”
Maybe it’s time for him to go but don’t forget to take Juan Castillo with you.
Photojojo has released a new case for the iPhone that has a dial with 3 lenses attached to it. In essence it is turning your iPhone into a camera with interchangeable lens – a la Bolex Turret cameras. Priced at $250 for the case, it isn’t cheap but the jury is still out on how useful this case will be. Personally I’m worried about the weight of this case and wether or not it will fit inside my jean pocket. Then again its application may not be for everyday use. Check it our for yourself at:
Never been a fan of Black Friday but for some reason I have the urge to get sucked in it this year. Some of the deals are crazy. Do I dare?+ Read more…
Two men, 21 year old student and 40 year old man, collapsed at or near the finish line and pasted away. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends. I will be dedicating my runs in their honor.
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Philadelphia Marathon and Philadelphia Half Marathon organizers extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the two runners who lost their lives at the Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon today. We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with their families and friends. We cannot at this time disclose the identities of the runners pending notification of the families. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Our thoughts remain with the runners’ families and friends.
–Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend Executive Director Melanie Johnson
Oh boy here we go again.
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Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It's buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates… It's a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology."
–Occupy Flash site
I always get asked what cameras I’d recommend. In the past I would do a brief research and make a recommendation based on their needs and budget. Today, however, I tell them the best camera is the one in their pocket – the one that they carry around all the time… iPhone or other smartphones. Moments are spontaneous and coincidental. It happens because you werent expecting it. A professional with his tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear will usually plot what he wants and spend hours and hours trying to capture it. To the average person, they dont have this luxury. They go about their business and really stumble upon these moments and want to capture it to share with others. 99.9% of the time they arent carrying DSLRs or even point and shoot cameras. For this person, its just a memory.
The beauty of having a device like the iPhone is that its with you at all times. You see something and boom, its out ready to take photo or video. And with the advent of cellular Internet (3G), you can share it with the world via twitter, Facebook, YouTube or other social forum.
Annie Leibovitz, a professional photographer, was on the Rock Center with Brian Williams and shared the same opinion. She even pulled out her iPhone and had an impromptu photo shoot with Brian Williams.
The best camera is the one thats on you at all times.
Here’s a list of few apps that I love for the iPhone:
As a content creator, I get really excited about interactivity like this. Awesome!
Here’s a new way to burn your retina and have some psychedelic fun while doing it.
So I’m probably one of the few people that have not taken the plunge yet on getting one of these new games. Honestly haven’t really had much time to play anything these days but have been itching lately. Now the real question is which one to get. Some of my friends have mentioned getting Battlefield 3 while others play Modern Warfare 3. So which one to get. Let me first preface by saying that I’m on the PS3.
After my brief and non-actual first hand experience, I’ve concluded this:
Battlefield looks gorgeous and is bigger but the single player campaign is not really good.
MW3 controls are tighter and intimate but the multiplayer is smaller in scale and doesn’t bring major additions to the already great but getting old multiplayer games.
So what do you think, BF3 or MW3?+ Read more…
Adobe made an announcement via ZDNet that from here on out, they will be ceasing development of Flash for mobile platforms and focusing more on its html5 development.
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.
So what does this mean for us content creator? I for one have agreed with Steve Jobs’ statements earlier regarding Flash being an outdated platform and a computer processor hog. Everything is going smaller and mobile so having a platform like html5 is great since it also is compatible with standard computers. I only wish they would optimize Flash on desktops so that my computer fan doesn’t kick in when watching videos. But back to the topic, it means for the most part 1 encode (h.264) MP4 format for videos and html5 based animations for sites. I still remember when Apple introduced h.264 and the codec Pixlet when they introduced Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther”. Hopefully this means that h.264 will have a longer shelf life before they introduce the next format – which by then should still be backwards compatible.+ Read more…
Im currently on my way to Center City to conduct some auditions at the agency. As I sit here I just had a thought, actors are by far the most willing and eager to travel. A good percentage of candidates are coming down from NYC. Weve even had few submissions from outside the country – Canada and India.
I dont think there is any other profession that people are this willing for a position that is not guaranteed. As a director, I have major respect for them. Thats why I really want to be an Actors Director.+ Read more…
So just posted for casting call on few sites. Now just sit back and let the flood gates open.
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So its 1:16pm PST. I sit here on my couch in the living room, glued to the television… Guilty
Wow, my heart is beating pretty fast. Im still mixed about my feelings towards this case. A man is convicted for assisting another man in taking dangerous drugs.+ Read more…
This morning was the annual ING NYC Marathon. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya was the top male finisher with an astonishing 2:05:05. That averages out to about 5min 39sec per mile. My fastest time ever was 7min 15sec per mile for 2 miles. Fastest pace ever was at 6min 45sec. Now imagine doing this for 26.2 miles. That is just insane.
I’m always glued to these events because it always amazes me what these people put their body through and I can’t help but to feel their joy and excitement when they cross that finish line. Then there’s that other side of me. I’m a runner and I love running but for the past few years, I’ve had to bow out of two half marathons due to my right knee injury. Most recently was this past LA Rock n Roll Half that I was training for. It was going well until about 2 weeks before the race I reaggravated that same knee and had to make a painful decision to opt out of the race. Luckily my buddy ran it for me. Now it’s more rest and recovery before I start back rehabbing and training again. Worst case scenario, I might just have to take the plunge and have arthroscopic knee surgery to hopefully fix this once and for all.+ Read more…
This officially marks my first entry into this forum known as “Blogosphere”.
As a young boy I never really got into the whole diary craze, as us men would like to say “journal”, but I can’t help and feel compelled to at least try. It’s funny the entire time I’m thinking and writing this I faintly hear the theme music to Doogie Howser. He was so poetic and straight to the point.
My blog goals… Commentate. Share. Enjoy life. Every day.+ Read more…