November 30, 2011

Video Game Adverts: My Current Faves

Official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The Vet & The n00b

World of Warcraft: Chuck Norris - Commercial

November 29, 2011

NeXT Logo by Paul Rand

[via Logo Design Love]
Next, Inc. (later Next Computer, Inc. and Next Software, Inc. and stylized as NeXT) was an American computer company headquartered in Redwood City, California, that developed and manufactured a series of computer workstations intended for the higher education and business markets. NeXT was founded in 1985 by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs after he was fired from Apple in 1985.

Despite NeXT's limited commercial success, the company had a wide-ranging impact on the computer industry. Object-oriented programming and graphical user interfaces became more common after the 1988 release of the NeXTcube and NeXTSTEP, when other companies started to emulate NeXT's object-oriented system. Apple started the Taligent project in 1989, with the goal of building a NeXT-like operating system for the Macintosh, with collaboration from both HP and IBM.
NeXT on Wikipedia

November 28, 2011

The Muppet Show: Pigs in Space meets Star Wars

From episode 417, Star Wars. The dreaded Darth Nader menaces the crew of the Swinetrek as Luke and the droids commandeer it to search for Chewy.

[via Scooterpiety]

November 23, 2011

R.I.P. Anne McCaffrey (4/1/26 - 11/21/11)

It is with great sadness that Del Rey Books and Random House report the passing of beloved author Anne McCaffrey. Anne McCaffrey was best known for her award-winning and immensely popular Dragonriders of Pern® novels. McCaffrey died at her home in Ireland on November 21st shortly after suffering a stroke. She was 85 years old. She is survived by her two sons and daughter.
Del Rey and Spectra

The first woman to win a Hugo award and a Nebula award, McCaffrey was named a grand master of science fiction in 2005. Living in Wicklow County, Ireland, at the home she designed herself, Dragonhold-Underhill ("because she had to dig out a hill on her farm to build it"), the author was still answering letters from her fans on her website this month. In August, her son Todd, who has authored and co-authored Pern novels since 2003, relayed her disappointment at having to cancel her appearance at a Pern convention due to ill health. "Mum very specifically asked me to apologise to those who had hoped to see her there, saying: 'Sorry that old age came up and bit me on the a**'," he wrote.

November 16, 2011

November 6, 2011

A new show to work on!

So, I'll be hanging out in Windham, NH for a few days this week, and not just for the heck of it, I'll be working as a PA on an episode of Food Network's 'Restaurant: Impossible'. I got an email from the Production Manager a couple weeks ago who was looking for local PA's. I said, sure I'd be happy to help out. Then I got the Production Schedule on Friday and I am on the call sheet, so that makes it official. I'll be on set Monday - Wednesday and the weather looks great so we should be dry and comfortable. I hope they appreciate the New Hampshire hospitality!