Month: August 2015

It all comes back to music…

I wrote this sometime after November 2001 since it references some lyrics from Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Once More with Feeling.” I recently found it, scanned it, and am posting it. I wrote it as a stream, so I haven’t changed the tyops or added paragraphs. It is as it was when I wrote it….


The Bechdel Test

You may have heard this term in the past, and you may not have—In which case it is something you need to know about. The Bechdel Test is a basic three question test to evaluate a work based on how it depicts women. To pass the test a work must: Feature at least two women…


Interstellar Travel

One of the mainstays of nearly all sic-fi si the idea that we will be able to travel outside our Solar System and eventually across the galaxy and perhaps even to other galaxies. There is a little bit of a problem with that idea, however, and that is just how far away those stars are….


The Rumor Mill

We’re three (or maybe four) weeks away from the next Apple event, and it looks like this one is going to combine the new iPhone and iPad announcements into one event. Does this mean Apple is leaving October open for another announcement?…


Pebble Time after two months

Well, the Pebble Time watch band has recently caused a rash on my wrist. There’s no blistering, but the rash is a bit tender and I’m not sure I can keep wearing the watch. As far as I know, I am not allergic to latex, so I don’t know what has caused this.


Humans

AMC’s Humans is a UK/US production which is a remake of a Swedish series named Real Humans. The series finally is tonight for US viewers, although the show finished up a couple of weeks ago on the UK’s Channel 4….


No, really, web advertising is broken

There’s been a lot of discussion, both on the web and in podcasts, about the broken state of web advertising. On the one hand, you have people who make their livings because of advertising pointing out that without ads, they can’t make money and they can’t provide “free” content to users and that users will…


Where are all the old posts?

I want to read those stories about Dani again. Sorry, but the old posts will almost certainly not be coming back. This is a clean break and a fresh start and all that jazz. You can’t even get them on archive.org because when I did my blog every day for a month back in January I…


On the nature of video content

For the last century or so video content, regardless of the medium, has been a linear experience for nearly everyone in nearly every video experience. You start watching at the beginning and you watch until the end. Even if it was possible to skip forward or back, this was usually a process that took time and…


Inside Out

Is Pixar’s 2015 Inside Out their best movie? Yep….