This movie, shot surreptitiously (and possibly illegally) at Disneyland, looks downright incredible. A surreal “noir/horror/fantasy”, it’s gotten a lot of good press out of Sundance, and is at the top of my list for Fantastic Fest screenings this year.
The trailer popped up recently on various YouTube accounts, but has since been removed from most places. Which makes me think Disney is sending takedowns. It’ll be interesting to see how the planned theatrical release plays out.
Fantastic Fest is so close I can taste it. But since it’s completely sold out, I feel kinda bad for folks who didn’t get badges in time. For them I’ve put together a list of publicly-accessible FF screenings and events. Check it out on Austinist.
I’m really digging Google’s new web browser, Chrome. For pure web surfing, it’s a fantastic experience–the “most visited sites” and “recent searches” on the default homepage are a brilliant feature, load times are quick, and the viewport is incredibly big.
I can’t possibly use Chrome for development though; Firefox lets me use all kinds of handy plugins that are now essential to my workflow: Firebug, Web Developer Toolbar, Measureit, HTML Tidy and Fireform are all major time savers, and I can’t imagine living without them. But Chrome has zero add-ons at this point, and it’s not very customizable. I’ll probably still primarily be using Firefox for quite some time.
Browsing the still-in-development HTML5 recommendation is fun.
My favorite addition is the “irrelevant” attribute (which I could wrap around some entire sites I’ve done in the past), but there are all kinds of interesting new gadgets, including a bunch of new dom events, sandboxable iframes, video and audio elements, a “draggable” attribute, a datagrid and more. It’s also worth noting that the “embed” element will now officially be part of the spec, making all kinds of invalid flash embedding suddenly okay.
I’m probably the last person in the world to figure this out, but Gmail hates Firebug–my mail slows to a crawl if I have FB running. Disabling FB completely seems to have worked for me. Though now I need to keep turning it off and on all day, which blows. (And no, choosing “disable firebug for gmail.com” doesn’t help.)
I guess I never explained this “link roundup” thing.
Here’s the deal: it takes me a really, really long time to write anything at all. And at such a sluggish pace, I can’t cover a tenth of the interesting junk I run across during the course of a day. So rather than let post after post of unfinished full-length commentary languish in draft, I attached my del.icio.us account to this blog and started publishing my bookmarks in chunks of 4 or 5. This way, my commentary is necessarily limited to 250 characters, and I’m pretty much forced to keep things simple. Which is best for both of us.
This is not to say I won’t also be writing full-length posts any more–but there’ll probably be lots of supplemental content in between. Hooray?
If you learned to make websites during the late 90s dotcom boom, you definitely know about Webmonkey. The web design tutorial site got me through a lot of hard times in college, and I though I hadn’t really used it in a while I was still pretty bummed when it died in 2004.
Anyway, long story short: Webmonkey is back. It has apparently been acquired by Wired (hey–I just busted a rhyme!) and relaunched as a wiki. This makes my heart happy. (via Jeff Veen)