brainwagon "There is much pleasure in useless knowledge." — Bertrand Russell

24Aug/04Off

Twilight Zone meets Planet of the Apes

Twilight Zone, or Planet of the Apes?One of the cooler things I've seen in a while is this remake of The Planet of the Apes as a Twilight Zone Episode. An interesting bit of trivia was that Rod Serling was the writer of both. The production notes are actually quite illuminating: the editor read the introductions and closing narrations for every Twilight Zone episode to find one that thematically matched the description of Planet of the Apes. He then trimmed POTA down to thirty minutes and three acts. I think it works very well, and is a testimony to the quality of the original movie. Good stuff.

24Aug/04Off

How-To Tuesday: Make 3-D photos

Those lads at engadget.com have a nice tutorial as part of their How To Tuesday series on producing 3-D anaglyphs using free software. It's not rocket science, but it's a nice link.

24Aug/04Off

Cat, or Gargoyle?

Cat or Gargoyle?

You decide.

Our own kitty, whom we've named Scrappy, ranks a respectable 7.8 on ratemykitten.com. This cat, well, not as much.

24Aug/04Off

Change This

Today's link of the day routes you to ChangeThis, a website with an interesting idea: if you distribute good ideas, people will adopt, adapt and use them to make the world a better place. Ah, optimism. Personally, I often tend toward pessimism, but even though I know it will fail, I'll try to entertain optimistic ideals for a moment or two. 🙂

The first manifesto they have posted is by venerable Macintosh evangelist Guy Kawasaki, and is excerpted from his upcoming book The Art of the Start. Since I am mired deep within what has beme a rather large organization, I found his mini-chapter The Art of Internal Entrepanuering to be particularly interesting. I suspect I'll be visiting this website frequently in an attempt to expand my thinking about a wide variety of topics, and to combat my occasionally crippling pessimism.