Archive for date: September 30, 2005


September 30, 2005 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

We had a screening of the new Joss Whedon movie Serenity in our screening room at Pixar. I have been awaiting the movie ever since I first heard of it, and was not disappointed. This movie is great, with superb performances, acting, dialogue, plot and action. I’m not going to spoil a minute of the […]

Brainwagon Radio: Comments on Scoble and Specifications

September 30, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Twice in one day… Scoble responds to lots of criciticism that he’s evangelizing a crappy format, and really misses the forest for the trees. Actually, he misses the trees too. Earlier today I recorded this podcast, which I wasn’t going to post, but if Scoble’s going to go on, I think it actually merits it. […]

Gutenberg Gem: Half-hours with the Telescope by Richard A. Proctor

September 30, 2005 | Astronomy, Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s Gutenberg Gem is a neat little astronomy book, published in 1873 by Richard A. Proctor. It lists a number of half hour tours of the sky, each highlighting either a set of constellations or planets. It’s pretty brief, and certainly better modern guides exist, but it’s still a neat little thing to peruse through, […]

Some one has to say it again…

September 30, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

James Robertson doesn’t much like OPML or RSS as file formats, and tells us why: Ye gods, it’s time someone came out and said something. OPML is a really, really crappy format. Really crappy. I had massive headaches implementing OPML support for import/export in BottomFeeder. Why? Because there’s no real specification. Like everything Dave Winer […]