My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-26) →
Pink Floyd (25) John Mayer (23) Jack Johnson (15) Ólafur Arnalds (8) The Beatles (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Video Games Are... →
“Like the protected books, plays and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas — and even social messages — through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world),” Justice Scalia wrote. “That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.” You...
How Apple could fix Final Cut Pro X, in 187 words →
Yeah, that would just about do it.
Dave Shumka: Summer Pros and Cons →
Pros: Barbecue (the food, not the parties) Olympics and World Cup (not this summer) Some TV shows Summer jams (the songs, not the shorts) Complaining Those ice cream cones that have spots for two scoops side-by-side instead of one on top the other (Europe only) Cons: The heat Shorts The heat Shorts Cyclists Flip-flops Most TV shows Dudes in tank tops Sunburns Boats Bugs The...
See You on the Dark Side of the Moon →
New “Immersion” edition of one of my favourite albums of all time is set to be released this September chock full of rare goodies. This will be a pre-order for sure!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-19) →
John Mayer (15) The Cinematic Orchestra (12) The Beatles (7) Marco Beltrami (6) John Mayer Trio (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
It's not dumbing down, it's targeting. →
Many key features from Final Cut Pro 7 are missing. You can’t import projects from previous versions. There’s no way (without paying a hefty sum on third-party plugins) to export audio to ProTools. And yet, I couldn’t be happier about the new version of Final Cut. Apple has taken a decade’s worth of knowledge and again asked the question: “How can we make this better?” Well, at least...
What went wrong with Final Cut Pro X →
This isn’t just a bunch of entitled, stubborn editors whining to each other. Well, I mean, it is, and I’m one of them. But aside from that, there’s also some really serious stuff going on. It’s not “I don’t like it,” or “I don’t prefer it” or even “I choose not to make the change because it’s too burdensome for too little benefit.” It’s “Because of the choices you guys made, weliterally...
NYT Final Cut Pro X Q&A →
In 10 years of writing Times columns, I’ve never encountered anything quite like this. I’m not trying to be an Apple apologist; FCP X offers legions of amazing features that the old version didn’t have, but it doesn’t have all the features of the old one, either. It’s only fair, however, to separate what’s really missing from knee-jerk “It’s so different!” hysteria. The Bottom Line: Apple...
MADtv parodies the iPad back in 2006. This video grew in popularity after Apple officially announced the iPad in 2010 when everyone started taking potshots at the product and it’s “silly” name. All before actually using and becoming familiar with the product. 2 years later it is probably one of the most popular mobile computing devices in the world. So, misunderstood...
First Photos: Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in... →
Stephen Fry was right, Martin Freeman was born to play Bilbo.
Should I Change My Password? →
Speaking of LulzSec, here’s a handy tool to see if your passwords have been compromised. Remember, as the site notes: It’s good practice to change your critical passwords regularly and ensure they are not re-used across multiple sites.
Appropriation in Art and Design →
Speaking of appropriation art, here’s a presentation I gave on Appropriation in Art and Design for my second year Theories of Representation course at Ryerson University. It’s by no means as good as Baio’s piece, but touches on many similar subjects (and also features yours truly delivering plenty of bad jokes). And, for what it’s worth, Baio himself said he enjoyed it.
Kind of Screwed →
Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I’ve had trouble writing about it publicly until now. This is disgusting, appalling, and the exact opposite reason for why copyright was...
The Other Side of LulzSec →
Turns out not everyone is a fan of the “freedom fighters”. I on the other hand will not take a side, and not just because I had an odd dream last night where I got a phone call from someone from LulzSec telling me they had my info. Yeah, that was weird.
Everything is a Remix, Part 3 →
Nobody starts out original. We need copying as a foundation of knowledge and understanding. A nice follow up to the article I posted earlier. Note: 11 cover songs on Dylan’s album. That would never fly in today’s market.
7 Months Flashless →
It has been 7 months since I’ve followed John Gruber’s advice and abandoned Adobe Flash. Put simply, the experience has positively affected almost every facet of using my computer. It’s faster, cooler, runs longer and most importantly, it’s infinitely less prone to infuriating me. Following my last few weeks of constant lock-ups thanks to Flash I’m just about ready to do this. Mind you,...
Texas Senator proposes copyright crackdown that... →
I guess this would also kill the career of every cover-band in America. Not to mention any popular bands who decide to perform a cover song at a concert (though Price would probably be all for it). Absolutely ludicrous.
Freelance Mac App Bundle - 10 Days only! →
This is an absolutely fantastic bundle. Several of these apps (1Password and Billings) are apps I use on a daily basis. Others (WriteRoom, TextExpander and Alarms) were daily use apps when I was still in school. I would be buying this Bundle without a question were it not for the fact that I have already purchased several of these apps already through the Mac Store this year. So, in other words,...
Eat a hot bowl of Dicks. →
When celebrities fight on Twitter.
Incredible photos of the Vancouver "Stanley Cup... →
Blood in our streets. I saw people on the ground, bleeding. Shattered glass everywhere. Police cars set alight. Major bridges are now closed, preventing public access into the downtown core. Transit is plugged up, there’s no way out. More police and fire crews are arriving, from the suburbs, but again, it seems too late. And as I write this, the sun has just set. Vancouver, what a disgrace. ...
Woody Allen on Threadless →
threadless: Another great design by Lim Heng Swee. Woody Allen is up for voting. If you wanna see it on a tee, score it high! - Betsy I cannot stress enough how much this shirt needs to be printed, and then subsequently worked into my weekly t-shirt rotation. Cannot. Stress. Enough.
"What a view...Yeah, Tokyo." →
The trivia is far better than the film… Sorta.
Michael Jackson - Be a Pepper Strange, I suddenly...
Best of BTS →
A fantastic collection of behind the scenes photography from some of the most iconic films in history. I feel like such a moron for not knowing that that was how they did the Star Wars crawl…
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-5) →
Jamie Cullum (17) John Mayer (14) Coldplay (12) Daft Punk (5) Paolo Nutini (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
A lack of compassion? A lack of respect. →
If you care about the arts, and if you’re my friend you should, you should watch this “interview”. Granted, interpretive dance is not “my thing” but neither are tabloid newspapers, and this brand of so called “journalism”. A lack of compassion? Shouting at your guest, speaking over top of them while they are trying to answer your question, and telling...
He's Definitiely Cheating - What You're Doing... →
The funniest Cosmo Magazine Cover Parody you’ll see all day.
Let 'er Rip →
The grave stone of legendary actor/comedian Leslie Nielsen. It has a fart joke. Funny right until the end, and into the after-life. A role model for all of us.
A human skeleton compared to a gorilla skeleton. →
Wow. That’s pretty remarkable. Isn’t science and evolution cool?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-29) →
John Mayer (11) Jamie Cullum (11) John Lennon (3) Michael Jackson (2) The Beatles (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz