I had to scan those comics in the UGL because the Texan doesn't put them online, but it's a good thing the MCF is so cool.
Since I've already gotten into the habit, I guess I'll start out with some movie news. Filmforce put up a hi-res version of the trailer for Batman Begins, so take in the glory of it on full-screen. They also put up a great commentary of the Academy Awards, and it's definitely worth a look. I mentioned the movie Mirrormask the other day, but not much information was available for me to divulge. Now, however, AICN has put up a first review of the movie. As a friend of mine had expected, it was more about the visuals than the plot like the trailer showed. I still want to see the magnificent visuals though when the movie comes to theaters.
I have some great video game information today. Sony has finally released a trailer for Project: Snowblind, and it looks rather cool. IGN's impressions are good so far, and now I really wish I had ordered that beta to my Houston address last month so I could've played it! Sega finally decided to sell off their Visual Concepts studio to Take Two, which is a smart move I think given Take Two's future plans and EA's exclusivity contract with ESPN. Lastly, China has decided to ban 50 games, which isn't a big surprise given their other recent censorship hunts.
I have some even more interesting technology news today. HP is developing a circuit for cameras where images of people's faces can remotely be blurred. I think it's meant mainly for celebrities, but it seems kind of extreme. Isn't it a privacy concern in itself for that to be a part of cameras? Not to mention possibly hacking. A small software developer in Cali is working on a cell phone application that can identify a song given a sample of it. I think that's really cool and must be really hard to make. And finally, Sun is releasing the code of its Solaris OS. You can download the code over here. Supposedly they're afraid of the ground they've lost to Linux, but I wonder if they're too late.
I started using this program called Gaim instead of AIM and so far I like it a lot. This is what it looks like:
It allows you to use multiple messenger services and it has tabbed windows! I love tabbed windows because I don't like closing conversations I need to continue later or that may serve as a reminder, but I also don't like a bunch of open conversation windows. It's pretty easy on the RAM and on the eyes, so give it a try.
One short note before I get to the meme: I just want to express my sympathy over the stampede in India. I didn't post about it a couple of days ago because I was waiting for more solid information, and now I have it. My prayers go out to the victims and their families.
And now for the Midweek Music Meme:
If you could have any musical artist or band record in another genre entirely, what artist/band and what genre? For over-achievers, what song?
I'd have to say that I'd love to see The Roots do some more rock stuff. They have so many talented musicians and yet the closest they've gotten to rock stuff was Phrenology. I keep mentioning them, but they're really the only answer I can think of to this question! No specific song though.
I hope this first month of blogging has been as fun for you guys to read as it has been for me to do! Here's to many many more months of blogging!