31 October 2008

The 50 Scariest Moments In Science Fiction

A list of some of the most terrifying scenes from the most horrific scifi movies. Just in time for Halloween!

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40 Spine-Chilling Horror Photoshop Effects

It's that special time of year where we revel all things dark and creepy. To celebrate, we've collected 40 Photoshop techniques and effects to help you add a splash of macabre to your work. From twisted horror faces to ghosts, damned souls and zombies, you'll find it all here.

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30 October 2008

Don't Vote Part Deux

Steven Spielberg says "Don't Vote".

29 October 2008

15 Hot New Technologies That Will Change Everything

Memristor circuits lead to ultrasmall PCs. Intel and AMD unleash massively multicore CPUs. Samsung TVs respond to your every gesture. These and other developing technologies will fundamentally change the way you think about--and use--technology.

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40 Beautiful Grunge Photoshop Tutorials

In this collection, we present to you 40 excellent, high-quality grunge Photoshop tutorials. So fire up Photoshop and get ready to get your hands… dirty!

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Studio makes Redbox an offer it can't refuse, Redbox sues

Note: Walking out of the grocery store, I now understand the impact of Redbox. I myself have never used it...but the line that day (5pm) was about 15 people and winding out the door at the supermarket. I thought to myself: That company is making a mark. Read below for more proof.-COUniversal Studios is facing a lawsuit from DVD rental kiosk company Redbox over a predatory revenue sharing agreement. Universal has threatened to cut off Redbox's suppliers if the rental company refuses to stop selling used movies and give the film company 40 percent of its revenue.

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28 October 2008

Vote For Change

Kirsten and I voted on Friday. We waited an hour and a half to speak our voice.

Can you guess who I voted for? I'll give you a hint...

Vote Early. Vote November 4th. Vote for the other guy...I don't care.
Just vote.

Your Secret's Safe With We

I've posted about this before. But, every once in a while, I pass by this blog and it really moves me. Be it cathartic, inspiring, or inexplicable.

How many things can you and I truly say that about?

I heart PostSecret. Want to know why?

The founder wraps it up and mails it off rather nicely...enjoy.

Tax Plan: McCain vs. Obama

Are you like me....tired of hearing all the he said, she said about the tax plans offered by both candidates?
Do you want to see both plans side-by-side...shown within each income tier...with no spin...and in plain english...so, you can decide?

Have I got a video for you.

Please to enjoy.

6 Creepy Urban Legends (That Happen to be True)

Cracked brings you 6 more urban legends that'll make you think twice about taking that 'free carpet' from the alleyway outside your apartment, or really think twice about leaving your apartment at all. If you missed last year's, consider it a list of 11.

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First look at Windows 7

Microsoft has given us a first glimpse as Windows 7. The taskbar has changed significantly, and there are a number of other changes we have screenshots of.

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Only in America...can a baseball stats savant turn into a political powerhouse.

Check out this site.   
Even if you're not a stat geek, you can appreciate the man's success rate thus far.

Politics isn't an exact science...way too emotional.   But, Nate Silver is doing his best to change all that.

Below are 538 links to some key states in his "Road to 270" (IMO):

27 October 2008

The 10 Most Outrageous Opening Lines in Literature

#6 - Notes From The Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1864] -- "I am a sick man . . . I am a wicked man. An unattractive man, I think my liver hurts."

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Top 25 Scary Movies To Watch On Halloween

Ready to sh!t your pants? Please to enjoy.

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20 Inspirational Resources for Logos and Logotypes

If you sometimes feel like the worst logo designer in the world, and you are lacking the creative flair that is blessed to the few, then this is the post for you. A little sprinkle of inspiration may help from the best designers.

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Mike Singletary EXPLODES

49ers new coach Mike Singletary didn't mince words after his team lost at home to the Seahawks. Please to enjoy.

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Halloween Bash '08 - Pictures

The Dude and 80s KO in all their glory. Lotta Ins, Lotta Outs, Lotta What-Have-Yous.

View all the Halloween pics here.

26 October 2008

World's First ASCII Music Video In Excel By AC/DC

Check it.

Top 10 Web Tools for Election ‘08

Election Day is just around the corner. So in order to help you get informed about the candidates, the issues, the numbers and the process, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 10 election-related tools on the web. Enjoy — and get out there and vote!

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22 October 2008

Top Five Reasons Why (She) Wants Digg for Girls

CO: Girlfriend's got a point. Read on.
Anytime something gets made specifically "for girls," it can feel like a bad idea. Covered in pink and sparkles and adorable ponies, most girlie merchandise would make the smart women of Heartless Doll cringe. Okay, maybe not the pony part, 'cause they're just great. Anyways, I'm prepared to make a pro-girl exception when it comes to Digg...

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13 Free Online Tools Helping You Create And Host Your Site

These are 13 free web applications that helps you to create and host your website when you want to create a website for yourself or for your clients. To use these web applications you don't need to be a designer or developer and don't need any technical knowledge.

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GMail gets auto-replies

You can now save a reply you're writing as a "canned response" and then quickly select one of these responses when you're replying to a future e-mail.

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The Internet and the Death Of Rovian Politics

McCain is running a textbook Rovian race: fear-based, smear-based, anything goes. But it isn't working. The glitch in the well-oiled machine? The Internet. "We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google told me. And YouTube, which Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion, is one of the causes of its demise.

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21 October 2008

Ten Baseball Movies That Belong in the Hall of Fame

What baseball movies should you be watching to kick off the World Series? This article discusses the best filmic adaptations of America's past time.

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20 October 2008

Price is Right for The Rays

What a game.

Last night's Game 7 that catapulted the Rays into their first World Series was one for the ages.  No story sounds better that the old "Doormat a year ago...now heading to the Fall Classic" yarn.

That said, while the game was full of great storylines, for my money the one that'll stick with us is the baptism by fire of 2007 No. 1 overall pick David Price.

Only a year removed from mowing down batters in the SEC, Price continued his dominance through every level in the minors...earning a coveted spot on the Rays' expanded roster, and now...their postseason team.

As if that wasn't enough...now manager Joe Maddon calls his number for the most important inning of the franchise's history....asking him to hold a two run lead over the defending champion Red Sox.

The Sox (or should we say comeback kids?) showed why they've won 2 World Championships in the last 4 years...fighting back from the brink of elimination 3 days previous to win Games 5 and 6, forcing the decisive Game 7.

Jon Lester and Matt Garza battled brilliantly...two great pitchers and as my wife will personally attest from covering them the last 2 years...two of the best people in the game of baseball.

But, to me, this game...this series...and ultimately the cog that will propel the Rays to win the World Series rests in David Price.  That's the kind of stratospheric performance that transforms a good young player into a great superstar in the making.

I'm not going to pretend to know what will happen come Game 1 on Wednesday on FOX (insert shameless plug here).  What I do know is Coach Maddon NOW has the closer he's been searching for.  

I remember the same thing happening to a Cardinals pitching prospect 2 years ago.  Adam Wainwright had gone from promising prospect...to jilted minor league mainstay...to new life in the Cards major league bullpen in 2006.  In the postseason, injuries and ineffectiveness to Jason Isringhausen shoved Wainwright into the October spotlight.  He seized the moment, leading the Cards to an improbable run through the October nights to beat the mighty Detroit Tigers in 2006.

Now, David Price will move back to starter...probably winning a spot in next year's rotation.
But, for now, this is his Wainwright moment.  If he seizes it, he kickstart a career for the ages.

Just my two cents.

19 October 2008

How to catch hackers on your wireless network

And how to defend your Wi-Fi from future attacks

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17 October 2008

Real Ad Men Talk About Mad Men

Every week on AMC TV's Mad Men, the men and women at Sterling Cooper create and design retro 1960s ad campaigns, all while obsessively chain-smoking, drinking and womanizing.This week, Wired spoke with Mike Doherty, president of Cole & Weber United.

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Florida's Republican Gov Crist: GOP exaggerating voter fraud

Florida's governor says his fellow Republicans may be exaggerating claims of voter fraud. Crist said in the closing days of any campaign "there are some who sort of enjoy chaos." There may be more of that going on than fraud, he said.

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23 Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials

must see photoshop tutorials...I love posting these...it really gets the creative juices...plus, KO is learning more about Photoshop by playing with the cool new effects.

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16 October 2008

Firefox 3.1 beta 1: Damn, this thing is fast!

Installing and running Firefox 3.1 beta 1 is a revealing experience. Just like Chrome reminded us a few weeks ago, the basics of a browser matter. We have been using Firefox 3.1 beta 1 for a day now and we have come to two conclusions: We refuse to go back to a previous version and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is in deep trouble.

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Fox News With A Laugh Track

Neil Cavuto and Bill O'Reilly with an added laugh track.  

The production value leaves little to be desired(ever heard of an audio dissolve...and bring the audio levels down)....but still video goodness.

Vote for Aubie in 2008

If you know me...you know how much i love me some mascots.

So...imagine my delight when my buddy brockp found the capital one mascot challenge.

they always have great commercials with mascots competing for the cream of the crop.

now...you can vote for your favorite.  Check out the widget on the left hand sidebar with Aubie for learn more or click here to vote.

15 October 2008

The Ten Creepiest Masked Killers of All-Time

The masked killer has become a staple image in our minds when we think of horror movies or serial killers, though despite that, there are actually relatively few menacing ones. Here are out top ten.

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91-0: A rout nobody's proud of

Soon after the game ended, his inbox began filling with angry e-mails, some from Estero parents wondering why so many points were necessary, some from Naples parents wondering why their kids didn't play more in an effort to pad their stats. "There's only one way to describe it," Kramer said. "Just bizarre."

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Take On Me: Literal Video Version

It's not very often that the lyrics of a song match up with the images in a music video. In this clever redo of the A-HA hit, that's no longer the case.

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14 October 2008

Take On Me: Literal Video Version

It's not very often that the lyrics of a song match up with the images in a music video. In this clever redo of the A-HA hit, that's no longer the case.

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12 October 2008

52 Things To Do With Google

You can do a lot more than search the web with Google nowadays, from reading newspapers in languages you don't speak to seeing the natural habitat of Komodo dragons.

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11 October 2008

15 Tools for Monitoring a Website’s Popularity

As a web designer or developer building a site, it’s helpful to first scout similar websites (i.e. the competition) to help you make design and development decisions. Knowing what websites work and which ones tank can give you insights and inspiration on what design elements, website features, and website content is effective.

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10 October 2008

50 Dirty, Filthy Grunge Photoshop Effects

The grunge movement in design combines rips, tears, decay, smears and scratches to form a dark and gritty result. Here we've collected fifty of the best ever Photoshop grunge tutorials for your enjoyment and education.

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20 websites that changed the world

The sites that revolutionised the way we lead our lives

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09 October 2008

25+ Incredibly Useful Twitter Tools and Firefox Plugins

Twitter is an amazing service that we all love, everyday we notice a new twitter tool or service that makes using it more easy and fun. Today we wanted to highlight more than 60 of our favorite Twitter add-ons, tools and services that won’t resist. Let us know your favorite twitter tool and why you like it.

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Apple to Launch an $800 Laptop?

The Inquisitr claims that some Apple retailers have already been given price lists for Apple's upcoming laptops and that there are 12 price points ranging from $800 to $3100. Current laptops are said to have only have 8 retail price points: 3 Macbooks (starting at $1099), 3 Macbook Pros and 2 Macb...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials - Best Of:

Part Two of this amazing series after seven months from Smashing magazine.

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08 October 2008

10 Underrated Bill Murray Roles

Everyone loves Bill Murray, but folks tend to forget these great performances in movies both good and horrible.

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04 October 2008

50 Websites For Free Vector Images Download

Vector images have not fix resolution, so you can boost up to any dimension without losing the image quality. They're great for print ads, flash animations and give great flexibility. So if you are looking for clip-arts, icons or images for your next project, don’t settle for raster images. Here’s 50 Websites To Download Free Vector Images.

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41 Nicest Photoshop Photo Effects [Tutorials]

Looking at how powerful Photoshop can be in terms of photo editing, it’s probably not important if you suck at taking photographs or being labeled an amateur photographer. As long as you picked up a couple of Photoshop photo editing skills, it will still impress those who sees it.

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03 October 2008

The Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

I know some folks out there might have had trouble following the Vice Presidential debate. Particularly, trying to parse meaning from the things that Sarah Palin said. With that in mind, here's a handy resource for your perusal.

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Breast cancer survivor competes for dream wedding

This is our friend Deb. Please vote for her so she can win a dream wedding!It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month-- so after you pin on that pink ribbon, check this out- a breast cancer survivor who's competing to win a wedding. Doctor's bills are expensive. So are Weddings.

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60 Beautiful Mac OS Wallpapers

If you're like me...and love to change your desktop every chance you get...

Have i got the link for you. Brilliant.

Also, check out this slide show filled with vivid desktops.

Happy WP Hunting!

01 October 2008

Please. Don't. Vote.

If you're registered, don't watch this video.
If you're not registered, definitely DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO.
It will seriously affect your apathy. Consider yourself warned.

A cavalcade of Hollywood stars give Americans a dozen reasons not to visit the polls this November.

Oh yeah...I've got 5 bucks for the first person to register on the toilet. That would be awesome.

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Hands on: NPR gets social with new community

NPR has taken a further step into social media by introducing NPR Community, its own social network wrapped around the organization's vast content library. Facebook and Digg certainly won't have anything to worry about, but what is a national public radio network is capable of when it meshes its content with worldwide community tools?

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YouTube Now Offering Second-by-Second Analytics

How cool is this?

YouTube announced today an interesting addition to its Insights analytics dashboard. Called "Hot Spots," the feature displays the "bounce rate" of viewers in any publisher's video on a second-by-second scale. Wondering if that joke you told went over well or not? YouTube will now tell you if a substantial number of viewers clicked away from ...

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6 Brainwashing Techniques Being Used on You This Election

Brainwashing doesn't take any sci-fi gadgetry. There are all sorts of tried-and-true techniques that anyone can use to bypass the thinking part of your brain and flip a switch deep inside that says 'OBEY.' Here are six that have probably been used on you already today.

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Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

Our perception of that decade are different now, our personal tastes have expanded, and our knowledge of the music has deepened. Revisionism ushers in new classics which had simply been forgotten or altogether undiscovered.

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