postheadericon Gulliver's Travels

From the studio that brought you Night at the Museum comes.. pretty much the same movie. Starring Jack Black as Jack Black playing Jack Black.

postheadericon Devil, And Why Brown People Always Die First

 One of the few movies with "devil" in the title that's actually about the Devil.

I chose to watch Devil over Buried. The decision seemed rational at the time. Buried is a one-word-title movie about some person stuck in a claustrophobic setting and features a Canadian guy. Devil is a one-word-title movie about some persons stuck in a claustrophobic setting, is written by a brown guy, and has a main character that looks like a brown guy. Dividing both sides by their common elements, I was left to decide whether 2(brown guys) + some other people > 1(Canadian guy). The answer was certainly yes. Unfortunately the first brown guy died, and the second was M. Night Shymalan. 

postheadericon The iPhone 4's Camera, And Why It's Underwhelming

Megapixels in photography is sort of like GHz in computing. They're both commonly referred to units when discussing their respective devices. They're often the first and last thing novices use to gauge a device's worth. And they're both very misleading. Just like you can get a Pentium 4 up to 4 GHz and get week-long render times, you can use a 5 MP camera and still get crappy pictures. Case in point: the iPhone 4's camera. 

postheadericon Steelcase Walking Desk

I found this while looking for a desk.. Needless to say, if I went to an office that had these desks I would leave immediately.

postheadericon Mykita x Bernhard Willhelm

Mykita has yet to distribute to Canada. I sent an e-mail asking them if and when they plan on doing so - rather than answer my question, they signed me up to their newsletter. Normally I would be annoyed, but God do they make some nice sunglasses.

postheadericon Daylight for Windowless Rooms?

Daniel Rybakken is designing lighting fixtures in the shapes of parallelograms, which give the impression of sunlight coming in through a window and reflecting off a surface. This light trickery, although totally artificial, might be just the thing to bring outdoor cheer into a gloomy indoor space.
I know someone who could use this.

postheadericon Mustang Worklog

What I actually did (AHHH!)

What the computer did for me (turbosmooth and materials)

I had a really detailed write up on Super Street Fighter IV, but due to some... unpleasantness.. surrounding my internet connection I was unable to post it before the game's release. Of course I could do what I did with my Oscar predictions and retroactively correct them, but instead I decided to create a worklog for a 1966 Mustang I'm trying to model.

postheadericon Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 came out in 2000, and quickly became known as one of the greatest fighters ever made.. for the 1% of people who knew how to play the damn thing. Everyone else (myself included) was like, "WTF?" Capcom recently announced MvC3 exactly ten years later. So what's the deal? Is Capcom just a bunch of idiots?

postheadericon Rook! Updates!

postheadericon Pawn-tus 3DS Maximus

In regards to that terrible title, I had an amazing pawn-related pun that I thought of last night which I now can't remember, so I'm using that as a placeholder until it comes back to me (pawns on me?). Seriously it was really funny.

postheadericon Oscar Predictions

... I don't want to talk about it.

postheadericon A Real K'naan-drum

Ignore that title. They're featuring K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" quite a bit recently - Haiti relief, the Olympics, the World Cup - and I honestly have no idea what the lyrics mean.

When I get older, 
I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom, 

Just like a waving flag
And then it goes back, 

And then it goes back,
And then it goes back

And then what goes back? This is the greatest lyric-related mystery since the thing that Meatloaf won't do for love.

postheadericon Leather UGGs?

Easier to wash off the salt stains, I guess.

So Diesel has these.. things. I'm all for a designer adopting another's design - that's fine. But leather UGGs? Really? Man UGGs no less. Did we need that?

postheadericon Facebook, And Why I Don't Use It

Because it's a... and it has a..

I was recently informed that no fewer than two people have attempted to contact me through Facebook. Thankfully ignoring people is something I'm known for (it's probably there on my profile under "Activities") so no one's feelings were hurt. 

I don't use Facebook anymore. Not for any specific reason - i dun want ma gurl seein' me wit udder gurls - but because it just doesn't appeal to me. I will briefly discuss why.