Sunday, September 24, 2006

Doin' Lines!

Do you have a couple of hours to kill? No? Then do not click this link: LINE RIDER. Remember when you first saw Tetris and thought “yeah this is neat but I don’t see the big deal, it’s just some... OH MY GOD I have been playing for 2 hours!” Creator of Line Rider art student “fsk” says “Its not a game, its a toy. What i mean is there is no goals to achieve and there is no score.” Well, it is as addictive as all get along and I really hope he expands on it.

UPDATE: There has been a major update to Line Rider. Straight lines, acceleration, ERASING! and more check it out here... Line Rider

Monday, September 18, 2006

Apple's Latest Auto Integration

As far as I can tell Apple has been leading the race to car integration. In fact I have seen little to no sign of any other computers or music players being integrated into autos. Now, from the looks of Nissan's latest TV commercial (pics above, click to enlarge) Apple has made the first move into Auto ad integration as well. Damn the market share! Full speed ahead!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ninjas, Light Sabers and... Make-up?

CLICK HERE! To watch the actual commercial.

Is this how CoverGirl sells make-up to women? Using the same elements that drive nerds wild on the internet? I am not sure what their thinking is, but it is certainly an interesting approach. Comments anyone?

iPod Nano Ad Uses Jimmy James!

Sorry News Radio fans, not that Jimmy James. I am talking about the first track on the Beastie Boys' record Check Your Head.

Is this news worthy? No. Interesting? Maybe a little. Does it give me a chance to use key iPod and Nano type words in a post just one day after an Apple announcement that will have the whole world searching these terms? You're damn Skippy!

So here is the new iPod Nano (from Apple) ad: Nano

And here is the song : Jimmy James ( Go to Disk 1, Track 20)

Ok so its just the baseline.

Am I saying Apple stole it from The Boys? Hell no. I am sure it was handed to The Beasties by The Dust Brothers and I am sure The Dust Brothers can tell you where they vicked it from. Or maybe one of my readers can... (I'm looking at you WalkingSpanish.)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Told Ya So (How TV Advertisers Will Beat The FF Button)

GNF tells TV advertisers how to beat Tivo and one year later they take my advice. Feels good to help. It's... Rewarding.

My Advice

Their Move

UPDATE: GNF reader RichRoc has done a little research and discovered the patent was applied for over a year before I made my original post. So as it turns out I am not on the cutting edge, but rather viewing said edge through binoculars from the base of the blade.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Battlestar Galactica Webisodes

The SciFi Channel is whetting the appetites of sci-fi TV fans with ten “webisodes” of Battlestar Galactica that will become available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at midnight (eastern.) The first of which is available now. These ten 3 to 4 minute episodes will lead right into the October 6th season premier. It’s smart and its free.

I will watch nearly any science fiction you throw at me, but admittedly Battlestar Galactica is a love it or hate it kind of show. The most common complaint I hear from folks is that it is way too soap opera-like. To those folks I say “Do Not Watch These Webisodes.” The following quote from a New York Times article (you’ll need a user & pass) leads me to believe these shorts will be more soap opera like than ever.

To keep the Web segments viewable on tiny screens, “Battlestar” has used lots of close-ups of actors’ faces — plenty of emotion — and few sweeping vistas, Mr. Storey said. “They’re very emotional, relatable conflicts that these guys are going through,” Mr. Storey said. “Because of that, we could really get in close with the camera.”

Emotional conflicts... getting in close with the camera... If Starbuck is speaking Spanish and standing in a lavish hacienda I think Tele-Mundo will finally pick up the show. And lets face it, even if that is the case I’m still gonna watch every episode.

Watch the webisodes here.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Here is something to do. Decode this. I was checking out some cryprographic challenges (a search originally spurred by this post on and decided to take a whack at it. Good luck and enjoy.

UPDATE: I have changed the code to make it easier to decipher.

Need a Hint? Click here.