Archive for month: October, 2004

Giant squid ‘taking over world’

October 31, 2004 | News | By: Mark VandeWettering

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn “In his house in R’lyeh dead Cthulhu lies dreaming”

Bad Film? You are soaking in it!

October 30, 2004 | Public Domain Resources | By: Mark VandeWettering

Interested in fan films? Then try giving Attack of the Flesh-Eating Subterranean Bog-Monster from the Center of the Earth and Beyond the Moon: Apocalyptic Revenge! a try. (Link courtesy of Kevin).

Dvorak is not just irrelevent, he’s a jerk…

October 30, 2004 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

It could be possible that someone might disagree with what many others view as the promise of podcasting, or might not possess the foresight to see its possibilities. That in itself is no great crime. Honest disagreements occur even between the informed, and far too few people make the work to even be informed. It […]

Halloween Podcast!

October 29, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, it’s still a couple of days till Halloween, but I thought I would to this special halloween themed podcast so that you could still have time to use some of the ideas and downloads that I present here in whatever spooky proceedings you may have planned. Here are some of the links I mentioned: […]

Am I part of the popular crowd?

October 29, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting | By: Mark VandeWettering

In some ways, I’m blown away by the popularity of my podcasts, and yet in listening to people like Adam Curry, Dave Slusher, or even Todd Cochrane’s Geek News Central, it seems clear that far fewer people are listening to my little podcasts than others. For instance, I tried looking up my lowly weblog on […]

The Internet Turns 35

October 29, 2004 | Computer Science, News | By: Mark VandeWettering

In the 1960s, computer scientists at American universities and in the U.S. Department of Defence devised a plan for a network of computers that could all communicate with each other. After the hardware was put in place, researchers at UCLA attempted on Oct. 29, 1969, to log in to a computer at the Stanford Research […]

The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town

October 29, 2004 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

The New Yorker endorses Kerry in an essay that in most respects echoes my own thoughts on the upcoming election. We shall see who prevails on November 2.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – The Adventure Game

October 29, 2004 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

The BBC has the 1984 Infocom adventure based upon Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy running as a Flash applet. Cool stuff. Don’t forget your towel!

There’s Something About W and Stolen Honor

October 28, 2004 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today documentary filmmakers Robin Chin and John Grimes dropped by Pixar to show their film and to answer questions about their documentary film There’s Something About W, which you can now view in its entirety from their website. In addition, we also screened a showing of Stolen Honor, the film which the Sinclair Broadcast Group […]

Interview with a Lawyer for Tivo

October 28, 2004 | Intellectual Property, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wired is running this interview with a lawyer for Tivo regarding their new changes to respect broadcast flags for pay-per-view content. While it’s bad news for consumers, I think it is refreshing to hear a lawyer speak this candidly. Best exchange: WIRED: TiVo has always been about empowering the viewer. Why change now? ZINN: Macrovision […]

Dead Walk, Hell Freezes Over, and Red Sox win the World Series

October 27, 2004 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

Tonight the Red Sox completed a 4 game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, which was the first World Series game played during a total lunar eclipse. The ghost of Babe Ruth apparently stopped carrying a grudge. I’ll be watching for the Apocalypse just the same.

Free George Bush and John Kerry Jack o Lantern Patterns

October 27, 2004 | Games and Diversions, Link of the Day, Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Enjoy carving those large wintertime vegetables!

Happy Halloween!

October 27, 2004 | Web Programming | By: Mark VandeWettering

In an effort to get in the mood for Halloween, I thought that I would change the default color scheme on my weblog until after the ghosts and spooks are gone. Enjoy the pumpkin orange colors, soon we will be back to Brainwagon blue.

Podcast #27: Magnatune, DMCA and the Treo Podcast

October 26, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host plugs the worthy record label Magnatune and their gracious use of Creative Commons licensing, plays a bit of American Baroque’s rendition of Vivaldi’s Concerto No.1 in D Major RV, better known as the Spring Concerto among us people who don’t know much about music, and lauds the 6th Court of appeals decision […]

Wow! Thomas P.M. Barnett at Pop! Tech

October 26, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting | By: Mark VandeWettering

On the way home I stopped to pick up a few things, and decided to catch up on my Podcasts while pushing the cart around. I was initially not that interested in I.T. Conversations which had the vague title Emerging Worldviews by Thomas Barnett, but wow! It’s an amazing tour-de-force, dynamically presented and covering the […]