Friday, August 29, 2008
AllThingsDigital from Wall Street Journal
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Trailspace.com: Gear Up and Get Out
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Audioengine - Powered stereo speakers for your home and office. Custom built for iPod and other MP3 audio players.
Special Report on The Human Brain - New Scientist
MY MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE
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.
Letterboxing North America
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues. The prize: a miniature piece of art known as a rubber stamp—usually a unique, hand-carved creation.
Letterboxers stamp their discoveries in a personal journal, then use their own rubber stamp, called a signature stamp, by stamping it into the logbook found with the letterbox, perhaps writing a note about the weather or their adventures in finding the letterbox.
Atlas Quest started as a set of tools for letterboxers, but has grown into a community of letterboxers. Pull up a chair, meet new friends, and dig into letterboxing.http://www.atlasquest.com/
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Burning Man 2008 — SFGate
How to get an unbelievable, thrilling deal on new glasses. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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Stomp Out Loud
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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
Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) at DNC
Movie Geeks, We Are.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Welcome to Shelfari! Read, Share, Explore! - Shelfari
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
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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
LiveLeak.com - 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.
Bedouin Soundclash - St. Andrews
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