This past weekend was the first ever Orlando Film Festival... in case you missed it, and it's likely you did. The people who put this thing together are well-known and respected in the Florida film community. I got a chance to sit down with the programming team, Brian Quain and Michael King. You may recognize Brian as the inventor of a phenomenon only known as "The Game". Michael is known mostly in Orlando for his Writing-Producing-Acting role in his film The Way Back Home.
Everyone knows Google bought YouTube for billions in stock, but what sort of announcement has YouTube made to the public?
One feature of the site is the ability to leave video comments, and this guy seems to have something to say about the deal.
Finally, an interactive, on-demand customized service. For some reason, it is only available in Hawaii and only on Time Warner, but it is awesome (if it does what it says it does). Good show.
Dave Winer has been complaining for weeks about his new MacBook randomly shutting down. Leo, Merlin, Alex and the gang over at MacBreak Weekly have been talking about mooing. Apparently the MacBook Pro doesn't have these problems. I'm glad I spent the extra dough.
Scripting News: 9/27/2006 Random Shutdowns
“Affected MacBooks span the serial number range 4H617-4H635.”
This post over at TechCrunch pretty much says it all:
Techcrunch » Blog Archive » Facebook Folds in Face of Student Revolt
When you have a social network, and anything happens that the users don't like, they will use the tools you gave them to organize and expose the "violence inherit in the system" (or what have you). It is part of the magic of 'democracy'.
"Social networks to date have been these big unmanageable messes. Facebook is addressing that by giving users a tool to consolidate the information they care about." -Fred Wilson, via Scripting News
"one user, one vote--that's the rule" say the top 5 digg users after Jay and Kevin promise to take the wieght off of top voter's diggs.
The 800 number at my job (printing4pros.com) was broken today. After many a greuling hour on hold with the phone people, we found out all their 800 numbers (or possibly every 800 number in the country) was not working today.
Either I am out of the loop or this is breaking news:
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