Thursday, October 29, 2009

Horrifically bad software demo becomes performance art

Live software demos often go awry, but what happens when the mayhem is intentional? The software demo becomes a bit of performance art foisted on an unsuspecting college classroom as students watch a man and his software both implode before them.

Piano stairs

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Sentinel

An incredibly beautiful weather vane, lost on the top of a roof in London. Also known as wind vanes or weathercocks, weather wanes are instruments for showing the direction of the wind. They are typically used as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building.

Un bellissimo segnavento visto su un tetto di Londra.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dug’s Special Mission

Follow "Dug’s Special Mission" exclusively on the Up Blu-ray/DVD releases in stores November 10th! The short is reportedly around 5 minutes long.

Directed by Ronnie del Carmen, this brand new movie based short film follows "the good-hearted dog, Dug [as] he is sent on a series of quests by his mean canine bosses." Of course, those plans always seem to backfire!
Up - DVD Clip No. 1 - Moviefone

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Seatmate From Hell

chihuahua_sized I don’t like the whole story of the Terminal Man, but this post is great.

I’m nearly two weeks into my trip, and I’ve had the pleasure of sitting next to some interesting people. One was an engineer working on San Francisco’s new Bay Bridge. Another was a PR director for the United Football League. I’ve also been next to some more, uh, eccentric individuals who are interesting in a different way. They range from neurotic to inappropriate to downright bizarre.

I doubt few will compare to Shauna, who I met on yesterday’s Newark to Orlando flight. I had just moved to an aisle seat in her otherwise empty row so I could stretch out. As the flight attendants finished the safety briefing, Shauna (We’ve changed her name) leaned in and asked if I was allergic to dogs. I replied that I wasn’t, and she pulled a chihuahua from what I thought was a handbag. Its faux-diamond necklace, spelling out KIKI, told me that I had just made one of the worst seating decisions of my life.