The Martian was an excellent book and looks to be just as good a movie. Can’t wait for this one!
WordPress 4.3 is out in the world.
This video proves everything is cooler in slow-mo:
Scott Kelby has put his New Lightroom Book Online for Free, so head on over and read it now!
THE HATEFUL EIGHT, the 8th film from Quentin Tarantino has a teaser trailer out.
Some pretty awesome data - Mapping the United Swears of America&utm_content=FeedBurner). Obviously some strong language :)
Driving a car like this onto an incline — basically any driveway — is a surgical procedure that requires hyperactive situational awareness and a thought-out stratagem. Driving slowly and deliberately isn’t enough: if you don’t plan correctly, that just means you’ll scrape the undercarriage in excruciating slow motion. (And I don’t want to know what happens if you bottom out at high speed.)
Today, Evernote has 150 million users worldwide. Each of these individuals is raising their hand, looking for a different way to get work done. The need is massive. Evernote’s potential is enormous. We’ve proven the potential. Now we have to fulfill it.
Kudos to Phil and the Evernote team, this is a big step. I’m a huge Evernote user, most everything in my life goes in there in some form, work, receipts, documents, photography… the whole thing. Evernote feels like it’s stagnated lately though, not that the apps are bad, but I’d love to see more. I’m sure that Mr. O’Neill will take the great system it is now and make it even better.
This Interview with Larry Wall has a nice look at the State of the Onion on what’s up with Perl 6, in development for 15 years, and due to be released at the end of this year. Do I believe it? Maybe. Is perl still a relevant language? That’s for you to decide.
Just when you thought the trailer parade was over, check out Ash vs Evil Dead, with Bruce Campbell in what looks like the perfect way to come back to the series.
Can’t wait for this one as well!
Lots of amazing posts lately. Lets go!
Deadpool’s trailer leaked. It’s horrible quality, and may be deleted soon, but it’s still awesome.
Fear the Walking Dead has got an official trailer. My wife hates zombie shows, so this one I’ll be watching alone.
Last, but definitely not least comes a long trailer for Batman vs Superman, possibly the most awesome one yet. I don’t care what you naysayers say, Battfleck looks great and this looks like a great follow up to the previous (and not that well received) superman movie.
I don’t use virtualization as much as I have in the past lately, however seeing that VirtualBox 5.0 has been released makes me happy.
One-Minute Time Machine is a pretty amazing little video about time travel and a (you guessed it) one minute time machine.
Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex is yet more proof that everything is more awesome in slo-mo, or in this case, super slo-mo.
Just in case you are a new Apple Music user and have read the latest Apple centered techo-panic, No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you already own.
No, not a plug for the new Mac OS operating system, but a super cool view using street view to go up (vertically) El Capitan in Yosemite.
Check out the Google Maps article here.
I’m not gonna lie. This could get me back into gaming. Here’s a longer gameplay video with more detail and a better look at the environment and look of the game.
I know these are really just big ads for gross tasting sugar and caffiene water, but this Red Bull Barnstorming is pretty damn amazing.
Original Star Wars Script Found, Solves Long-Running Mystery, but it wasn’t ever really a mystery was it?
… one of the most interesting revelations resolves the case of the shoot-out at the cantina. In the original, Solo fires at Greedo without warning. The 1997 version of the film altered the scene to make it look like Solo was acting in self-defense. It was a move that enraged fans (though not as much as the introduction of Jar Jar Binks). But librarian Kristian Brown, who discovered the script, told CBC, “Based on the script, I can tell you 100%, Han shot first.”
…. was it….
Holy crap, if you are a crazy person and don’t love Summer Glau, after you see the video Summer Glau Imitates Popular Animal Memes you will.
If you don’t, you’re really a crazy person.
Camera Instructor offers courses on different photography subjects. The only one available at launch is Photography 101, but classes on Portraits, landscapes, and Weddings are on the way.
Pretty awesome resource to have available.
Great little video showing a lot of the practical effects and setups that were used in Max Max: Fury Road via this B-Roll footage.
So yea, in case you were wondering 365-Gigapixels is a lot of gigas…. :)
Ok, this new talk on time lapse mining from Internet photos is possibly the coolest use of technology I’ve seen in ages.
Living in Canada, at an awesome company with a great family paid leave plan, I didn’t imagine that the good ‘ol USA, so awesome at everything, was so incredibly fucked up. This Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Paid Family Leave really brings it right up to the front.
Seriously America, WTF?
So apparently personal jetpacks are pretty real now. Watch two crazy people fly jetpacks over Dubai in 4K.
When investigating an incident that involved domain redirection and a suspected tech support scam, I recorded my interactions with the individual posing as a help desk technician and researched the background of this scheme. It was an educational exchange, to say the least. Here’s what I learned about this person’s and his employer’s techniques and objectives.
Security Advisory: XSS Vulnerability Affecting Multiple WordPress Plugins. Keep your fingers on that update button folks.
Multiple WordPress Plugins are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) due to the misuse of the addqueryarg() and removequeryarg() functions. These are popular functions used by developers to modify and add query strings to URLs within WordPress.
The just released Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer shows a bit more of the plot and while I’m not convinced, I know I’ll be there opening weekend regardless…
Double the nostalgia… Floppy disks and Nirvana!: HDD and Floppy Music: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - YouTube
ResearchKit is now out there on github. I’m sure the Apple haters will still complain, but it’s out there and available, and (in theory) will help researchers do great things. Now how about that FaceTime Apple…?
The Bitcoin miner was quickly suspended until further notice. Based on the negative backlash from users it was recently announced that the “offer” would not be reinstated.
Guess we’ll see…
This ad for the New Peugeot 208 GTi is really nothing short of “epic”.
Jeff Atwood digs deep into security, bugs, and perceptions and misperceptions in Given Enough Money, All Bugs Are Shallow.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a fantastic segment on Government Surveillance, including an interview and some amazing footage. Here’s the embedded:
Regardless of what you think of Snowden, this is a fantastic bit of video, and an amazing interview.
Happy April Fools’ Day 2015, at least a mini-round up.
Finally the GPP2015 ShootOut featuring Sara Lando, Ryan Brenizer & Joel Grimes is online.
As always, fantastic.
Super Troopers 2 is going the crowd funding route:
Several moons ago, we made a little indie movie called Super Troopers, which we debuted at Sundance in 2001. We’re proud of how it turned out and apparently it struck a chord with many of you out there because almost daily we get asked “Who wants a mustache ride?” (“Who doesn’t?”) or “Did you chug real maple syrup?” (“Yes, and we will never, ever, ever do it again.”) or “How is the view from sugar heaven?” (“Sweet.”)
This is awesome, contribute now. Super Troopers was awesome, I can’t wait for Super Troopers 2!
First of all, the new Mission Impossible trailer:
Next you’ll notice the plane scene at the end of the trailer, and you think to yourself, wow, that’s a cool effect, of course there’s no way they’d let a big star like Tom Cruise actually do that in real life, right? Well…. he said that the Plane Scene was ‘The Most Dangerous Thing I’ve Ever Done’:
The scene in question, which can be seen at the end of the brand new trailer, sees his character Ethan Hunt strapped to the side of an Airbus A400M plane as it takes off.. and Cruise was doing it for real.
You can’t help but respect the man.
Universal Music Group has hijacked several YouTube videos of Bjorn Lynne, an independent musician from Norway. The world’s largest music corporation is now running advertisements on videos of music tracks Lynne created, and is refusing to correct the mistake.
Seriously a nightmare scenario, combining huge bureaucracy, tons of money, and a real David vs Goliath fight, except I suspect in this case David isn’t going to win.
Saw that Google Code is shutting down. This is a bit sad to me, I always had thought it was nice to have a google backed system for source code hosting. I wonder where everyone is going to? BitBucket? GitHub? Anyone know?
14 Commercials from the 80s and 90s That You’ll Never Forget. Ahhh…. memories.
TorrentFreak reports that uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner
The complaints mention the Epic Scale tool, a piece of software that generates revenue through cryptocurrency mining. To do so, it uses the host computer’s CPU cycles.
The guys at uTorrent say they’re not aware of any issues, but if you’ve noticed that your uTorrent-running-computer has been running more lately, it’s something to look at for sure.
Sync 2.0 is out, and looks pretty damn good.
All of the core functionality we introduced in version 1.4 last August still exist in 2.0, letting you securely share folders across all platforms, with visibility into who has access.
A bunch of new functionality has been added, from enhanced user interfaces across desktop and mobile platforms to a new certificates-based security model with even greater control and ease-of-use. Go here to check out all the many new features in Sync 2.0.
As with its Windows counterpart, the Java installer selects the option to install the Ask app by default. A casual Mac user who simply clicks through the dialog boxes to complete the installation will find the app installed and enabled in their browser, with the New Tab page changed to one with an Ask search box.
Here’s more details on how it works:
For the purposes of Gatekeeper, Apple verifies the identity of the developer, but not their intent. It’s up to you to ensure that the applications you install and run on your Mac come from the people you think they came from, and we’ll show you how to do that.
Astronomers Watch a Supernova and See Reruns. Man science is pretty awesome.
Pebble is back on Kickstarter with Pebble Time, their next generation smartwatch.
- Color e-ink display
- Up to 7 days of battery life
- A “timeline” feature (the “Time” in “Pebble Time”) which lets you see what’s coming up and happening.
- Ships in May
I’m pretty excited about this one, but honestly, I’m wondering if I’m going to wait to see what the Watch looks and feels like. Not because I think I’m getting one, but because I’m wondering if it will simply blow everyone else out of the water or not, and if I’ll feel like I’ve got an old and busted thing on my wrist.
That said, I wear my pebble most every day, so….