Well, its been a week without updates. I have some things to blame, including a full day without any utilities(the cable company hit a gas main outside my complex this weekend), rebuilding my brother’s Band Web site from scratch(I never seem to be satisfied with any work I do.) and hard work on several intiatives at work. One of my goals is to get back to daily updates this week, so here goes.
Episode One hype is at its height this week. I am trying to ignore it, and at times embrace it. Lots of negative reviews(Time, Newsweek) and some positive ones. Does it really matter? Will it stop people from going to see the movie?
I think that this movie is insulated from this. I know that no one that I have spoken with even gives a hoot what critics say about any movie. As usual, I prefer to evaluate things on my own, and I invite you to do the same.
On that subject, there are some Episode One icons for your computer and some really visually striking desktop wallpapers at IconsPlus .
I got an email letting me know that darth-sidious.com is for sale on EBay. I have too many unused domain names as it is.
I went to the Apple WWDC satellite broadcast here in Atlanta. I am happy that they seem to be delivering on what they promised one year ago. It’s refreshing because they were changing direction once a year. The new Powerbooks look nice, and I am going to try and budget myself so that I can get one. I wasn’t too excited by the Sonata demo, but they are building in features(albeit more elegantly) that have existed in the Windows world for a long time. Sherlock II and Quicktime 4 reveal clues as to what the interface elements for Mac OS X will be.
CamWorld’s latest rant is about Weblogs . Cameron has really good perspective. To do this right, I would have to devote more time to it than I can. Will this stop me from doing it as much as I can? Absolutely not, I enjoy doing it.
Web Review goes more into depth on the engine that the PlayStation II will run on. Without a doubt, this machine is designed to be far more than a traditional console gaming unit. I’m happy that they are building support for the first unit’s games into the new one.
I’m loving the new Beth Orton CD . I had to work my way through six pages from bethorton.com to actually get to her real site. That’s not good usability folks.
I am so tired of MP3 hype. Just listen to some music. The music industry is not getting it.