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June 18, 2008

Harry Potter-y

Filed under: General Geek — digitalboy75 @ 2:32 pm

For you Potter loves out there, this is for you.


June 11, 2008


Filed under: General Geek — digitalboy75 @ 1:26 pm

So if you’re reading this blog, you’re either some form of Nerd or Geek or Gamer. (You could be a teenager looking for Bloody Mary pics, but that’s another post). I’ll jump on another assumption, and say you’re using Firefox as your web browser (if you’re not, shame on you!). You -should- be using the Search bar, and hopefully you have a few search engines installed (besides Google, there’s IMBD, Thottbot, Flickr, Ebay, Wikipedia,  Amazon, the list goes on and on). Then along comes YubNub.

Yubnub (which means freedom in the language of the Ewok’s on the Moons of Endor) allows you to create your own command lines for searching. That sounds clunky (who likes to type?) but its really quite ingenious. You add the YubNub search engine to your bar, and make it default. Now you can use it just like a search engine. No brainer. But, it comes with builtin command lines. Say I’m searching for martinis.

BIG TIP: Hitting Ctrl-K throws your mouse up into the search bar. Less typing, no grabbing the mouse. Wondermous!

So if I type:

martini – I get a search on my default engine
g martin- searches google for martini
y martini – searches yahoo for martini
imdb martini – searches imbd for martini
flint martini – searches FLickr for the most INTeresting photos with martini
wp martini – searches wikipedia for martini
yt martini – searches for Youtube martini videos

And never once did I have to click around, find and change a drop down list, or fuss with anything but typing real quick. It takes about 59 seconds to install and get used to it. Options for command line get a lot more interesting, there are literally thousands of command line options; and you can even create your own. Go wild.

Full details/HowTo here:

June 10, 2008

Good pudding.

Filed under: General Geek, World of Warcraft — digitalboy75 @ 10:27 am

Whee, ‘The Guild’ has posted their 10th regular episode; and has downed their first boss. Their homepage is here. They are a web video/group, based on a fictional World of Warcraft guild, dealing with their real life issues. Its funny if you only know a little bit about WoW, but hilarious if you play. Clara’s mothering instinct is totally hilarious, btw. You may recognize Codex from her recent Cheetoh commercials, and Bladezz is HAWT.

Episode 1:

June 6, 2008

We have wormsign!

Filed under: General Geek — digitalboy75 @ 9:44 am

OK, I couldn’t help but steal the tagline from this article (reposted below). But it was a good line. I’m excited about the prospect of the film, but I think I’ll be disappointed if it isn’t “new” material. The Sci-Fi channel remake in the miniseries was pretty damn good, but I don’t want to see a third re-hash of the novel. But there’s SO much lore, story, and existing books out there they could definitely start up a Lord of the Rings-esque Trilogy.

Oh, and if you like the art, click it and follow the link. Dune Animated Series? Awesome? Did Jefe just wet himself again?

Scribe in talks for “Dune” resurrection

By Jay A. Fernandez Fri Jun 6, 7:55 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)- We have wormsign.

Rookie scribe Josh Zetumer is in negotiations to write the latest incarnation of “Dune,” Frank Herbert‘s sprawling sci-fi epic, for Paramount Pictures.

The award-winning 1965 novel — the first in a series of six books about a futuristic struggle for control of a precious spice called Melange on the desert planet Arrakis — was first adapted by David Lynch into a financially and critically disastrous 1984 film (though Herbert apparently liked it). It also was turned into a more successful Sci Fi Channel miniseries in 2000.

No one involved would comment on Zetumer’s take on the “Dune” saga.

Herbert’s son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, who have co-written several additional “Dune” novels, will co-produce. Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) is attached to direct.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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