Author: <span class="vcard">lbutlr</span>

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….


33 years

33 years ago I called up the girl who would someday be my wife and told her, after a few minutes of teasing, that I had moved back from California. It was Saturday, 7 Aug 1982 when I showed up at her house. Tomorrow, we start year 34.


World of Warcraft subscriptions plummet. Again

Blizzard announced that their subscriptions for World of Warcraft tanked again last quarter, dropping to the lowest levels in nearly a decade. The flush they got when version 6 came out has ended and players are leaving in droves with a nearly 50% drop since the end of 2014….


Apple Music

I’ve been listening to a lot of music via Apple’s new Apple Music Service. We’re still in the 3 month beta period, but I already know I’m going to be paying for it. A large reason for that is St Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service….


I’ve already ordered this

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey


Thunderstrike 2

Thunderstrike 2, because in order to grab headlines a security vulnerability needs a catchy code name….