Friday, August 29, 2008


AllThingsDigital from Wall Street Journal

News, analysis and opinion about the digital revolution

Thursday, August 28, 2008 Gear Up and Get Out

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Special Report on The Human Brain - New Scientist




My name is Casey and I want to welcome you to My Million Dollar Movie
dot com. I'm a working commercial and television director. I've put this
site together to help realize my dream of directing a feature film, and,
with the support of people like you, it is already coming true! I
believe you will find this to be an amazing opportunity for you too, so
please read on.

So I have a great script and I want to make a movie.

Unfortunately, movies aren't cheap and aren't easy to finance. I've
developed this concept of democratic fundraising because I don't know
any studio executives or Hollywood power brokers who would help me get
this made. The process of submitting and financing films through studios
or government institutions is also very slow and, even though I just
turned 30, I'd like to make my film before I'm in my forties!!

"Without the big machine, you can push yourself to tell stories in a way
that you normally wouldn't tell them. With that freedom and lack of
pressure, innovators are better positioned to take bigger leaps. " -
Gary Winick Producer/Director "Pieces of April", "Charlotte's Web"

I knew I had to come up with a more creative and realistic way to raise
funding than having a bake sale, donating my body to science or trying
to find "Angel" investors who would just hand me the money.

I wanted to give the public the opportunity to participate and benefit
in the process but I wasn't sure how to go about letting the world know
of my plan. I figured that the Internet was the best place to start and
that is when I discovered Alex Tew's brilliant business model for his
"Million Dollar Home Page".

The problem was that everyone and their grandmother were jumping on this
bandwagon. I needed something different.

Then one sleepless night it came to me: sell the frames of the film to
the public and get them involved in the process of making the film. So
instead of providing a space for pixels, I am providing a site where
people and companies can purchase frames in which to post video or still
images for people to see. And, like the pixel pages, they can link those
frames to their own website for further viewing.

Purchasers not only receive advertising and website traffic for their
money, but in the event that the film makes a profit, they also stand to
make a financial return proportional to the number of frames they've

If you don't have any video to post or you aren't a company, you can
still buy individual frames, own a piece of my film and benefit from the
possibility of a return on your purchase.

And as a producer of the film, you will be kept up to date on my
progress through my blog and video podcasts, explaining many of the
mysteries that surround making a film. Such as; "What's does a Gaffer
do?" "How many people does it take to operate a camera?" and the
difference between a "Window" shot and a "Martini" shot. I'll show you
behind the scenes of the entire process and make sure to provide a few
laughs along the way.

I hope you enjoy your time here and I appreciate any and all support you
lend to making this dream come true.

Casey Walker


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Burning Man 2008 — SFGate



Only half as tedious as the regular news.


How to get an unbelievable, thrilling deal on new glasses. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine - Exploring the paths of power and influence

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


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The Standard - Zimbabwe's Leading Sunday Newspaper

My name is Eddie Cross and I am the grandfather in this photograph of my family taken in early 2004. We are a Zimbabwean family with deep roots in Africa.

My own great grandfather, G.W.Cross, came out to South Africa in 1867 from Belfast as a Baptist missionary and his wife came out a year later. My wife, Jeanette, has her roots also in the Eastern Cape where her forefathers arrived in 1840. Our respective families have lived in southern Africa since that time and have made a significant contribution to the region in their own way.

My father, George Cross, came to Zimbabwe in the early 30's and died in the 90's after a lifetime of work and retirement in the country. I was born in Bulawayo in 1940, was educated here and have worked all my life in Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe news Cathy Buckle


The Zimbabwean - An Independent Zimbabwe Newspaper





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YouTube - DemConvention's Channel

This is the official YouTube Channel of the 2008 Democratic National Convention


Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) at DNC


Movie Geeks, We Are.

The story:

Basically the site just started as something fun for us to do in our spare time that had to do with movies. We launched the site on December 17 2007(here is our first real post), and site quickly took off. We started getting noticed by a bunch of people, and quickly solidified our spot as a legitimate movie site on the web.

6 months later we have about 1200 posts under our belt, about 15 writers including 3 in LA, and the respect of other fellow movie geeks.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


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Monday, August 25, 2008


Democratic Convention : Huffington Post's Big News Page

Sunday, August 24, 2008


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Eight crazy e-mail hoaxes millions have fallen for | PC World

Eight crazy e-mail hoaxes millions have fallen for
The only reason annoying e-mail keeps filing your inbox is because it works


Simpy - Social Bookmarks Manager

Simpy is a social bookmarking service that lets you save, tag, search and share your bookmarks, notes, groups and more.


Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain Exchange Letters on Ethics Reform | U.S. Senator Barack Obama

Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain Exchange Letters on Ethics Reform


House-swap: New York for a month without spending a dime | Travel | The Observer

New York for a month without spending a dime

House-swapping is the ultimate credit-crunch holiday - free accommodation and the chance to live like a local in a foreign city. Juliet Kinsman and family took the plunge last month, trading their British home for a funky Brooklyn brownstone - Joe Biden 'I Think I Have A Much Higher IQ Than You'

Joe Biden 'I Think I Have A Much Higher IQ Than You'

In this 1988 Road to the White House, Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) about his plans to run for president and outlined his political agenda. He was also asked about his academic record.


How your printer tricks you into buying ink and toner when you don't need it.

Take That, Stupid Printer!
By Farhad Manjoo

I bought a cheap laser printer a couple years ago, and for a while, it worked perfectly. The printer, a Brother HL-2040, was fast, quiet, and produced sheet after sheet of top-quality prints—until one day last year, when it suddenly stopped working. I consulted the user manual and discovered that the printer thought its toner cartridge was empty. It refused to print a thing until I replaced the cartridge. But I'm a toner miser: For as long as I've been using laser printers, it's been my policy to switch to a new cartridge at the last possible moment, when my printouts get as faint as archival copies of the Declaration of Independence. But my printer's pages hadn't been fading at all. Did it really need new toner—or was my printer lying to me?

To find out, I did what I normally do when I'm trying to save $60: I Googled. Eventually I came upon a note on posted by a fellow calling himself OppressedPrinterUser. This guy had also suspected that his Brother was lying to him, and he'd discovered a way to force it to fess up. Brother's toner cartridges have a sensor built into them; OppressedPrinterUser found that covering the sensor with a small piece of dark electrical tape tricked the printer into thinking he'd installed a new cartridge. I followed his instructions, and my printer began to work. At least eight months have passed. I've printed hundreds of pages since, and the text still hasn't begun to fade. On, many Brother owners have written in to thank OppressedPrinterUser for his hack. One guy says that after covering the sensor, he printed 1,800 more pages before his toner finally ran out.


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